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A professor, a homebrewer, and a musician podcast about science, history, and craft-beer fueled hilarity. You know, the important things. Dive on in! 🍻

A professor, a homebrewer, and a musician podcast about science, history, and craft-beer fueled hilarity. You know, the important things. Dive on in! 🍻
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A professor, a homebrewer, and a musician podcast about science, history, and craft-beer fueled hilarity. You know, the important things. Dive on in! 🍻

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English


Episodes

Episode 51-The Genie Poops in a Wisconsin Museum

4/18/2019
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Did we get you to click? What color does a genie poop anyways? Professor Joe was too busy for this episode, so enjoy this extra special Luke/Johnny Genie splinter cast from a hotel. Johnny was in the middle of a Wisconsin trip and had lots of stories to share. If you’re here just for the poop story, skip to around 24 minutes in. We also comment on other topics such as museum entry fees, finger print scanners, happy hour laws, portable toilet paper, and the delicious beer from New Glarus...

Duration:01:20:56

Episode 50 - Who Will Win Game of Thrones?

4/9/2019
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Winter is finally here! And with it, white walkers, dragons, and the end of one of the early 21st century’s most influential shows. Take a deep dive with us as we explore this monumental series – recapping how we got to the eve of this final season, the show vs. books, and our predictions for who will win the Game of Thrones. Note: SPOILERS ABOUND! For blog posts and other extra material, check out our website at: www.thunktankpodcast.com Support us: If you enjoy the podcast, please...

Duration:01:24:40

Episode 49 - Inside Disney World

4/4/2019
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Take a deep dive with us into a land of wonder and unbridled capitalist marketing following Johnny Genie’s recent trip to Disney World in Orlando Florida! In this episode we explore the structure, creativity, and relentless business genius that comprises planet Earth’s most visited theme park. Also, we do our best Mr. Mouse impressions. Haw-haw! For blog posts and other extra material, check out our website at: www.thunktankpodcast.com Support us: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider...

Duration:00:54:29

Episode 48 - Have Fewer Opinions

3/27/2019
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In this episode we drank craft beer as usual and concluded a really strong opinion: we all should have fewer opinions. Why do we feel entitled to an opinion on everything? Do we vocalize our opinions in order to change the world or are we simply trying to prestige signal to our social groups? We dive into these questions, and more, along with a mind-bending "would you rather?" towards the end of the episode. I expanded on these ideas in a short blog post which you can check out over on our...

Duration:01:38:44

Episode 47 - How Will Avengers Endgame End?

3/20/2019
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How will Avengers: Endgame, well, end? Dive in the tank with us as we discuss superheros, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and which hero you would hook up with to gain their superpowers. Share your thoughts, predictions, questions, etc. in the comments below or @thunktankers. Also, check out our new website and blog for further content: www.thunktankpodcast.com Support us: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider rating and reviewing wherever you listen to podcasts. We would also love...

Duration:01:02:03

Episode 46 - Would You Rather: Desert Island or A Life Raft with a Methed up Alex Jones?

3/10/2019
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Oof sorry for the long title. But I think you get the idea. We’re bringing the would you rather game back hard to our podcast, and we figured we should start with a special addition episode devoted to this wild genie game. Oh yeah, our co-host Johnny is a genie. You probably know that already, if not you should listen and find out. If genies are real, it might help you get out of a future sticky situation. Check out our new website and blog at: www.thunktankpodcast.com Support us: If you...

Duration:00:33:00

Episode 45 - Why You Should Listen to Classical Music

2/28/2019
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Did you know that one out of every too many Americans don't get their daily recommended dose of classical music? Well, that’s Thunk Tank Podcast’s diagnosis as we delve into today’s episode all about the value of classical music. How have such iconic melodies endured over the centuries -- its influence seen everywhere from Rock n’ Roll to cartoons? Dive into the tank with us to find out! Check out our new website and blog at: www.thunktankpodcast.com Support us: If you enjoy the podcast,...

Duration:01:15:42

Episode 44 - Why Anger is Good

2/24/2019
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Is anger really good? Certainly it can have negative side-effects, but in certain contexts it can be quite useful and powerful. What does this emotion tell us about our minds? How can meditation help us understand where anger comes from and why? Enjoy our thunky version of thinking (hmmm thunking) through these questions. Check out our new website and blog at: www.thunktankpodcast.com Support us: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider rating and reviewing wherever you listen to...

Duration:01:31:34

Episode 43 - Trump National Emergency: B.S. or Brilliant Strategy?

2/18/2019
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Think the world’s gone crazy? So do we! Join us this week as we deep dive into the madness that is the U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration of a National “Emergency”. What is his “real” goal here? And how can we call out baloney on both sides of the aisle in an attempt to point to reason – rather than partisan lunacy – as the path to make a better world. Check out our new website and blog at: www.thunktankpodcast.com Support us: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider rating and...

Duration:01:24:24

Episode 42 - Thunk History: Who Were the Vikings?

2/10/2019
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Think you know who the Vikings really were? Dive deep into the notorious, legendary, and influential world of Viking history and culture in this week’s episode of Thunkhistory. Check out our new website and blog at: www.thunktankpodcast.com Support us: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider rating and reviewing wherever you listen to podcasts. We would also love for you to share it with someone who might enjoy us. And of course if you really want to support us consider subscribing on...

Duration:01:17:55

Episode 41-Brewer Series with Justin (Part 2)

2/3/2019
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This episode is part two of our interview with craft beer brewer and friend of the podcast Justin. Justin went to Rockingham Community College for their brewing, distillation, and fermentation program. Since then he has worked at various craft beer breweries in the North Carolina area. Luke joins in for this episode and the conversation centers around more beer questions as well as how the craft of beer relates to other craft worlds like music and coffee. Sorry no Joe again this week, we...

Duration:01:21:21

Episode 40- Brewer Series with Justin

1/27/2019
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In this episode of the podcast, Johnny sits down with craft beer brewer Justin to pick his brain about the world of craft beer. Justin went to Rockingham Community College for their brewing, distillation, and fermentation program. Since then he has worked at various craft beer breweries in the North Carolina area. This episode was recorded in two parts. Part one is Johnny genie and Justin, and in part two Luke joins in via Skype to ask some of his own questions. Sorry no Joe this week,...

Duration:01:07:10

Episode 39 - Why You Should Travel

1/21/2019
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From Istanbul to London, Seattle to America’s Deep South, Germany to our studio here in the Northeast U.S., join us this week as we share our travel experiences and the benefits of venturing outside your comfort zone! Check out the blog post for this episode here. In it I posted a few of my favorite pictures from recent travel adventures. Support us: If you enjoy the podcast, please consider rating and reviewing wherever you listen to podcasts. We would also love for you to share it...

Duration:01:55:23

Episode 38- Analyzing Dan Harmon

1/6/2019
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In this episode of the Thunk Tank Podcast, Johnny splinters off and sits down with jazz trumpeter and friend of the podcast Charlie Humphrey. They drink some delicious beer as usual and dive deep into the works of Dan Harmon, especially the shows Community and Rick and Morty. Dan Harmon’s writing, besides being hilarious, is often about deep topics such as death, nihilism, and finding meaning in life. If you’re already a fan of these shows then you should enjoy listening. And if you don’t...

Duration:01:40:16

Episode 37- 2018 Year in Review

12/28/2018
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Well 2018 was a pretty weird year so there was way too much to talk about. We covered a range of 2018 topics including the creepy magic of Santa, the porn star banging by President Trump, and the possibility that our simulation overlords are turning up the weirdness just to mess with us. We also talked about some of the weirdest news stories of 2018, including China’s plan to build an artificial moon (aka space mirror) and the discovery that crows sometimes try to mate with their dead...

Duration:01:30:07

Episode 36 - Happy One Year Thunkiversary!

12/17/2018
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365 days. Over 3,000 downloads. Countless amazing craft beers. What wonders our first year here at Thunk Tank Podcast have brought us! A very special thanks to all our fans for our one year Thunkiversary! Looking forward to many more, but first, kick back and enjoy our reflections upon where our podcast started, and where it might go. We hope you will consider supporting us on Patreon by clicking here. Follow Us: YouTube ExtrasOur Website/Blog@thunktankersthunktankpodcast@gmail.comFacebook

Duration:01:24:20

Episode 35 - The History of Colonization: How the Heck We Get Here?

12/3/2018
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Fancy hats and powdered wigs; high sea adventures into unknown lands; genocide and mass murder, the likes of which -- wait, are we talking about a foppy party or genocidal exploitation? Well, depends on your side, as is the case with the history of colonization. A boon to the profiteers and the apocalypse for many indigenous peoples. Join our discussion of the monumental global changes ushered in by this tumultuous time in human history. We hope you will consider supporting us on Patreon by...

Duration:01:36:38

Episode 34 - Age of Empires 2: The Greatest Video Game Ever?

11/21/2018
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Age of Empires is one of the most iconic gaming franchises in video game history. But is the series' flagship title, AOE 2, among the greatest games of all time? Join us along with our special guest this week as we dive into the history, game mechanics, and thriving community behind the epicness that is Age of Empires 2! Links Mentioned: https://youtu.be/HjOhb9v8_ZYhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZUT79WUUpZlZ-XMF7l4CFgSpirit of the Law -- AOE II Tutorials:...

Duration:00:58:57

Episode 33 - Halloween Spookthunkular

11/9/2018
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Welllllcome to the spooook taaaaank. Yup we tried a Halloween episode. And what did we get? Exactly what you might think: discussions of ghosts, whether or not our universe is a simulation, and failed spooky introductions. As always, please share, like, and comment if you enjoy what you hear! Follow Us: Our Website/BlogTwitter: @thunktankersEmail: thunktankpodcast@gmail.comFacebook

Duration:00:41:22

Episode 32 - The Intellectual Dark Web: An Enlightened Voice for the Left (Part Two)

10/29/2018
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Join us as we dive into part two of our exploration of the Intellectual Dark Web! If you have not heard part one yet, definitely check that out first. Please check out our blog post for this episode here, and as always, if you enjoy what you hear, consider sharing, rating/reviewing, and subscribing on Patreon to support us! This Episode’s Brews: Links Mentioned: Bari Weiss’s NYtimes articleEric Weinstein explains the IDW’s nameEvergreen State College Controversy (Vice)Video: Brett...

Duration:01:09:20