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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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Seventh-day Adventists

6/16/2019
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Church on Saturday? Jesus Christ: Private Investigator? In 1844, after 'The Great Disappointment' of the Millerite movement, Ellen G. White began having visions. Eventually, she was among the founders of a new christian denomination known as Seventh-day Adventists. We'll talk about how their beliefs and practices differ significantly from other Christian churches, and what the heck Jesus is doing up there in his heavenly apartment.

Duration:00:43:40

Extra Fun: 'I Don't Want to Die!'

6/9/2019
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We ponder death and its place as the motive of religion. Yes, of course we talk about Mormonism, and Dan comments on the progress of having more honest communication with his Mormon family.

Duration:00:16:46

Yuri Gagarin: The First Man in Outer Space

6/3/2019
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In 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited the Earth in the Vostok 1 spacecraft, becoming the first human being in outer space. He returned to great celebration and lived as a hero in his homeland. That is, until his still mysterious death in 1968 ...

Duration:00:24:38

What in the World 16

5/20/2019
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Just a dad and his big ass flowers ... YouTube: https://bit.ly/2QcGa4v

Duration:00:08:03

Energy Drinks

5/1/2019
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There are a lot of products out there with the promise of energy, mental focus, and greater performance. Sales of 'energy drinks' generate more than $10 billion annually, but what are you really paying for? What is actually in them? Are they safe? We talk about all this as we taste test a variety of popular brands. Let's rip the lid off it!!! Video Version : http://tiny.cc/funenergy

Duration:01:07:23

Extra Fun: Book of Mormon 'Evidence'

4/24/2019
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We watch a video entitled Evidences of the Book of Mormon: Complexity ... and we have some things to say. Watch the video version here: https://bit.ly/2PqgDnQ

Duration:00:41:29

Recycling

4/14/2019
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. There is a reason for that order. Despite our best efforts and intentions, recycling is not the idyllic process most of us assume it is. Now that China has enacted the 'National Sword' policy, it is even more difficult to carry out. We need to be aware of what is possible for us to do, and how we can maximize our actions within the parameters of the places we live. YouTube : http://tiny.cc/funrecycle https://www.recycleacrossamerica.org/

Duration:01:13:05

Extra Fun: 'Dad Boners'

4/4/2019
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Current political bulls**t, data privacy, the Facebook apocalypse, the Mormon temple in Rome, the idea of inviting Mormon missionaries to speak with us on the show, future president The Rock, and Darren pops a dad boner over fixing appliances! Video version: http://tiny.cc/dadboners

Duration:00:41:21

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

Mormonism - Part 2 (History of the LDS Church)

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

Mormonism - Part 1 (Intro to the LDS Church)

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