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The Fundamentals is a fun & informative podcast in which curious friends discuss a variety of interesting topics after researching independently. From Scientology to Online Dating, Transcendental Meditation to Vlad the Impaler, from the Plastic we use to the Blood in our bodies; we dive in to the subjects that fascinate us … We’ve also been known to pop a bottle of André Blush while doing so ... Dan Fury, Darren McCarthy & Martin Wallace // Casually Informing since 2014.

The Fundamentals is a fun & informative podcast in which curious friends discuss a variety of interesting topics after researching independently. From Scientology to Online Dating, Transcendental Meditation to Vlad the Impaler, from the Plastic we use to the Blood in our bodies; we dive in to the subjects that fascinate us … We’ve also been known to pop a bottle of André Blush while doing so ... Dan Fury, Darren McCarthy & Martin Wallace // Casually Informing since 2014.
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The Fundamentals is a fun & informative podcast in which curious friends discuss a variety of interesting topics after researching independently. From Scientology to Online Dating, Transcendental Meditation to Vlad the Impaler, from the Plastic we use to the Blood in our bodies; we dive in to the subjects that fascinate us … We’ve also been known to pop a bottle of André Blush while doing so ... Dan Fury, Darren McCarthy & Martin Wallace // Casually Informing since 2014.

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Episodes

What in the World 15

3/18/2019
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With R. Kelly being arrested again and not making bail, it got Darren thinking about the most expensive bail amounts ever set ... which leads us to some interesting cases and disparities between them. R.I.P. Aaliyah

Duration:00:13:37

Introduction to The Fundamentals Podcast

3/9/2019
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In our very first video episode we talk about who we are, what we do, where we've been and where we are going! We look back at some of our favorite older episodes, and look forward to subjects we would like to cover in the future. Check out the video at our new YouTube channel and subscribe: http://thefundamentalspodcast.com

Duration:00:17:49

The Death Penalty

2/28/2019
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Capital Punishment. The Death Penalty. Human Sacrifice. It has been been practiced since antiquity. What was once a more physically brutal and public event has become primarily a medical procedure behind locked doors. We talk about the ethical arguments, the various ways it has been applied throughout history, its current role in the societies that have held on to it, and whether or not it is valuable as a deterrent against the crimes it is used to punish. Also: BLOOD EAGLE. YouTube...

Duration:01:14:09

Extra Fun: 'There's a Baby in My Pants'

2/15/2019
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Darren tells the story of his wife's heroic delivery of their new baby daughter. They say the second one comes faster ... no kidding!

Duration:00:15:16

Extra Fun: 'Golden Age'

2/8/2019
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It's the Golden Age of Knowledge! We watch a Scientology propaganda video, compare the Mormon and Scientology churches considering their financial dealings and property holdings, moral relativism, apocalyptic future scenarios, and the imminent arrival of Darren's baby daughter ...

Duration:00:47:00

The LDS (Mormon) Church - Part 2

1/28/2019
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An abridged history of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; from the birth of Joseph Smith, Jr. to the present day as the church spread from New York to Kirtland, Nauvoo, Salt Lake City, and eventually across the world. Enhanced video version on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2RZPnRw

Duration:00:58:50

What in the World 14

1/18/2019
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What in the world is the world's ... whatever ... Super bikes and Super volcanoes ...

Duration:00:10:19

The Stock Market

1/8/2019
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Stocks. Bonds. Mutual Funds. Buy! Sell! Whether you let it ride or play it safe, we the people can play the game of business. We talk about the fundamentals of financial investment, how it has changed over time, and how it influences our economy.

Duration:00:51:00

Midwifery

12/28/2018
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With Darren's second child due any day, we sat down with Dan's dear friend and professional midwife Charli Zarosinski to talk about the fundamentals of midwifery practice, its benefits, misconceptions, and the differences between childbirth at home and hospital. Visit Hearth and Home Midwifery

Duration:01:13:40

The LDS (Mormon) Church - Part 1

12/18/2018
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All of The Fun Men are together, and the tables have turned. This time, Dan takes the lead to present his research and personal history concerning the religion he was born into, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. What was meant as a broader overview ends up being just the beginning ... Further Resources: The History of the Mormons Part 1: https://bit.ly/2Ezx66E Mormon Think: http://mormonthink.com NewNameNoah YouTube: https://bit.ly/2EpoDlI Utah Lighthouse Ministry:...

Duration:01:14:03

Christopher Columbus

12/3/2018
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In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. But, where did he really go? Where did he think he went? Does he deserve all the credit he has accumulated? We're talking about the fundamentals of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus.

Duration:00:55:00

'Humanity vs. The Rest of All Life'

11/19/2018
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We're back! ... mostly! Talking about the expansion of the McCarthy clan ... a precursor to our examination of Mormonism ... rumination on past topics, Infinite Jest, hyenas, Road Rules, COPS, evolution, future episodes, and more ...

Duration:01:19:32

'Return of the Bloosh'

9/9/2017
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Here we all are, back again. The table is set and the Bloosh™ is loose. We're talkin' horse races, TGIF™, Talkboy™, politics, ThighMaster™, oysters, Transformers™, Unsolved Mysteries™, DACA, Power Rangers™, and more ...

Duration:01:26:32

Extra Fun: 'Liquid Meat'

9/1/2017
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Alex Jones and the pig people, Neanderthal blood, and a discussion about diet and health from our perspectives as 'meat-eater' and 'vegan'. Opinions! Documentaries! Facts?

Duration:00:59:54

What in the World 13

8/24/2017
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What in the world is the world's ... whatever ... Reaching the limits of singable notes and collections of written words ...

Duration:00:20:59

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

8/15/2017
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Darren's interest in the emerging issue of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer populations prompted a look at a similar and rare form of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (sponge brain) in humans known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Its origins are mysterious, it is typically fatal within a year, and there is no cure ... *gulp*

Duration:00:48:51

Extra Fun: 'Sugar Lasagna'

8/8/2017
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Darren's inevitable cancer diagnosis, life insurance, Dan's twitches, baby face-plants, inhaling donuts, celebrity suicides, bullsh*t vitamins, cannibal ancestors, and a primer on the next topic!

Duration:00:48:58

Opioids

7/25/2017
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Heroin. Morphine. Codeine. Oxycodone. Fentanyl. On and on, the list of powerful and dangerous forms of natural opiates and synthetic opioids is long, and they have become a major liability for human beings. We talk about how it all started, what these drugs do, and how we found ourselves in an epidemic of misuse and death. And stats! Oh, do we have stats!

Duration:01:00:48

What in the World 12

7/18/2017
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What in the World is the World's Whatever ... the biggest and the smallest of the brains ...

Duration:00:06:28

Extra Fun: 'Extra Serious'

7/1/2017
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Corruption in the Catholic Church. Bill Cosby. ISIS. The omnipotence of God ... Hilarity!

Duration:00:35:59