Uncle2Beers-logo

Uncle2Beers

Comedy >

More Information

Location:

New Zealand

Twitter:

@Uncle2Beers

Language:

English


Episodes

Adam Willis

9/10/2018
More
Adam Willis is a professional wrestler, musician, board game enthusiast, and the very first guest on the Uncle2Beers podcast! We chat about how he got into professional wrestling, his days as a performing pirate, starting a dungeons and dragons podcast, and much much more in this wide ranging conversation. You can follow Adam via his Instagram account to keep up to date with all of his goings on.

Duration:01:43:12

The Big Kerfuffle (Free Speech Vs Hate Speech)

8/28/2018
More
Does every one have a right to speak and express their views? When does free speech become hate speech? Who gets to be the "Thought Police" and decide what is and isn't allowed to be said? The free speech vs hate speech debate has ramped up over the past few years, so we head into the fray and serve up our own thoughts on the controversy. We also learn a little about John Harvey Kellogg and the sinister past lurking in your morning bowl of cereal.

Duration:02:03:04

Your Lazy Brain

8/2/2018
More
Like it or not, we are thinking, conscious, beings and that means we have responsibilities! One of those responsibilities is to engage our brain, because if left alone it's more than happy to take the lazy route, on the highway of life, and coast on autopilot. So in today's episode we talk about the broken school system, why learning is a life long endeavor, and discuss some techniques to turn anybody into a learning monster! Although Matt does begin the conversation ranting about the...

Duration:01:54:30

God is in the Algorithm

7/13/2018
More
A new religion may be emerging that comes with a code of conduct but does away with the traditional notion of God, replacing him instead with an algorithm. Yeap, today's episode is about Dataism! + Matt explains the intricate details of "Work It" by Missy Elliot...... Dataism article by Sam Brinson - http://sambrinson.com/dataism/ Matrix image used under CC2.0

Duration:01:24:06

The Spread of Misinformation

6/28/2018
More
We have the worlds knowledge and ideas at our finger tips yet so often misinformation reigns supreme. Are we being manipulated by group ideologies? Or do we just live in a culture addicted to drama and scandal? Are we now so bad at having proper discussions that we don't even hear what's being said? Or ultimately does it just come down to pure laziness!? Let's go deeper in this award winning episode of the Uncle2Beers podcast. FUN FACT - Speaking of misinformation, did you know that...

Duration:01:24:45

The Prefrontal Cortex

6/20/2018
More
Let's drill into those heads (metaphorically speaking) and get all up in the part of the brain that doesn't fully develop until our mid 20's; the mysterious prefrontal cortex! We also hit round 2 of Theseus' Ship (or boat depending on your preference) by re-imagining this classic thought experiment from episode 15.

Duration:01:46:46

(Part 2) Morty's Mind Blowers!

6/7/2018
More
The thought experiments continue in part 2 of our very special birthday MEGA-SODE!

Duration:00:51:11

Morty's Mind Blowers! (Part 1)

5/29/2018
More
Are you ready to have your mind blown? Because it's time to shake up those brains (metaphorically speaking, nobody wants a concussion) and question the very fabric of reality! So settle in and listen along to our two part, very special, birthday MEGA-EPISODE, all about thought experiments.

Duration:01:06:07

Merging With Machines

5/17/2018
More
Over the last few decades humans have begun to merge with technology. But what does the future hold? How far will we go? What are the ethical issues involved? And why is Matt seemingly obsessed with the future of robotic genitalia!? All this and more in a surprisingly wide ranging conversation.

Duration:01:20:24

Social Media + Discussion = Myth?

5/11/2018
More
Our beloved internet has created a sea of filter bubbles that we're all drowning in! Can we pop these bringers of misinformation and have proper adult conversations online? Or are we doomed to an eternal cycle of drama and argument? At least Matt's disheartening encounter on Twitter had one positive; an entire podcast episode for you fine folks!

Duration:01:18:26

Can Science Determine What's Right And Wrong?

5/3/2018
More
What is right and what is wrong? Can science ever give us a moral code to follow? And what about free will? A conversation triggered by Sam Harris and his book The Moral Landscape.

Duration:01:14:49

The Rise Of AI

4/26/2018
More
Artificial intelligence is here and it's about to become your technological mother! Yes today's episode is all about AI and the documentary film Do You Trust This Computer? A bonus special gift for all of those who stick around to the very end of the show, an AI generated story featuring music composed by Matt.

Duration:01:17:59

Love Thy Self!

4/19/2018
More
On today's episode we discuss that crazy little thing called love and how to heal from a broken heart (hint: it's not diving head first into another relationship!) We also argue over what defines a memory, and Sam teaches us all about a form of swarm intelligence known as stigmergy!

Duration:01:24:45

Travel Jealousy And The "Perfect Life" Image

4/12/2018
More
Secretly jealous and annoyed with your friends and family for traveling while you aren't? Let's do what most people don't and confront this strange beast together! We also talk about why people need to portray a perfect image online, Matt's fear of selfies, and Sam's plan to trick facial recognition algorithms.

Duration:01:13:36

God, Religion, Aliens, And The Psychology of Sniffing!

4/4/2018
More
American podcasts are suffering from a sniffing pandemic! So we delve into the psychology of this fascinating habit. Along with discussing the small matter of God, religion, aliens and for some unknown reason, naked old guys.... Original cover image (triangle) by Dean Hochman, used under cc2.0 attribution generic license. Modified by Uncle2Beers for this episode.

Duration:02:14:39

Can A Number Be Infinitely Divided? + Sam's Travels Continue

3/26/2018
More
Can a number be divided .... forever? We get deep and meaningful by discussing the value of a number and infinite divisibility! Sam then continues his travel tales, this time joined by his FATHER. While I encounter a tiny bird, do a perfect Yoda impression, and even throw in a poor attempt at a penis joke!

Duration:01:37:06

Part 2 - Peru And Other Stories

3/20/2018
More
PART 2 of our first official episode! After the frightening success of the 4 Uncle2Beers test episodes, we dive into the podcast world naked, alone, but excited to be here. In this very first episode you will hear about Sam's trek into the Peruvian wilderness to Machu Picchu, where adventure and hilarity ensue! We also talk some philosophy (don't worry, it's good!), chat about how to slow down time, and we even tell our fortune through the medium of crispy delicacies! Plus many other...

Duration:00:51:04

Part 1 - Peru And Other Stories

3/14/2018
More
Welcome to our first official episode! After the frightening success of the 4 Uncle2Beers test episodes, we dive into the podcast world naked, alone, but excited to be here. In this very first episode you will hear about Sam's trek into the Peruvian wilderness to Machu Picchu, where adventure and hilarity ensue! We also talk some philosophy (don't worry, it's good!), chat about how to slow down time, and we even tell our fortune through the medium of crispy delicacies! Plus many other...

Duration:01:21:48

Drunkenly Veering From Topic to Topic w/ Uncle2Beers!

3/13/2018
More
The fourth and final TEST podcast of Uncle2Beers! Here we drunkenly veer from topic to topic with out any regard for the safety of others! Lunar eclipse, city populations, Russell Brand, Jennifer Lawrence, loud eaters, even light mustache play, and every thing in between, it's a roller coaster of a recording and the longest of the test episode series. Enjoy!

Duration:01:06:55

We Talk Alcohol, While Drinking Alcohol

3/12/2018
More
In Part 3 of the Uncle2Beers TEST podcast, we use our "brain power" to talk about alcohol, while drinking alcohol! Don't judge us! We also discuss the potential marketing brilliance of a Cleveland Browns V Bay of Plenty Steamers ultimate cross code (NFL V Rugby) battle!

Duration:00:22:04