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Episode 29: Supply Thunder and Demand Milk

12/10/2018
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Sarah and Nicole of the Thunder and Milk Podcast join the show for our first-ever collaborative episode. Hear the combined gang discuss the phenomenon of podcasting, traumatic swimming experiences, high school vacations, and amusing college stories. Listen to the upcoming episode of Thunder and Milk to hear an alternate ending to the conversation - only by hearing the exclusive content on each will you understand the true meaning of life.

Duration:00:37:34

Episode 28: Slight Disapproval

12/3/2018
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In the wake of the death of former President George H. W. Bush, a discussion of record presidential approval ratings leads the boys to contemplate how approval ratings are calculated, why public opinion might be misrepresented, and if a United States president will ever be widely approved by the American people again. A riveting discussion of the winter weather is also glanced upon.

Duration:00:39:21

Episode 27: Want the Process

11/26/2018
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Alden returns from sabbatical with war stories from his leg surgery and a topic for conversation. Fully reunited, the boys share how they envision success for their adult lives and discuss how those definitions compare against childhood ambitions. How much is sheer luck? And can you enjoy the difficult journey?

Duration:00:30:14

Episode 26: Defending Polygamy

11/19/2018
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In the aftermath of an aspiring sex therapist sitting down next to Mike at dinner for a chat about politics, the gang is unexpectedly engaged in a conversation about polygamy and prostitution. Joined by guest star Carly, we discuss Mormonism, libertarianism, and the institution of marriage. Are humans just afraid to change? Or is some change worth resisting?

Duration:00:44:05

Episode 25: Get Angry

11/12/2018
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Joined by mathematics expert Morgan, the gang explores world history to decide if human nature is inherently violent. Do modern hockey fans want to watch players throw fists for the same reason that Romans watched gladiator battles thousands of years ago? If so, society demands a productive way to vent out its aggression. We supply the solutions.

Duration:00:52:55

Episode 24: Rights and Lefts

11/5/2018
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What's the difference between communism and fascism? The boys discuss the meaning of the political left and right to define some terms that are often throw around in the news today, including "populist", "fascist", and "liberal". Steven helps ground the political science majors in reality. Take the Political Compass test today to find out where you land on the political spectrum. And remember to vote!

Duration:00:55:04

Episode 23: The Dancing Engineer

10/29/2018
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Guest star Shaina recently transferred from a small private university in Indiana to the public university giant UMass Amherst. Her journey from being a dance major in the Midwest to an aspiring engineer in the Northeast serves as a starting point for a discussion on the balance one must take between pursuing their passions and earning money, the stark cultural and political divides in America, and the secret life of a college sorority.

Duration:00:47:30

Episode 22: Everything in Moderation

10/22/2018
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Margaux returns to the podcast to discuss her vegan diet and general wisdom in nutrition. Learn about the differences between micronutrients and macronutrients, the best ways to get on and off of a diet, and the importance of starting healthy habits in childhood. All Nate knows is that "colored foods are good for you".

Duration:00:55:19

Episode 21: Shooting the Breeze

10/15/2018
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This week we answer a question as old as time itself... How do you have a conversation with someone? The boys share their most awkward social moments and try to figure out a common solution for interacting with other humans in life. Hear the tale of Greg's awkward first conversation with his eventual girlfriend, Mike's fear of hugging strangers, Nate's struggles to decide when to start making eye contact on the sidewalk, and a fateful presentation Steven gave to his senior year English...

Duration:00:50:01

Episode 20: Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

10/8/2018
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Political science major and a cappella singer Abby joins the podcast to share the true story of a murder mystery from her high school. The compelling tale leads us into a discussion of criminal justice, mental health and special education to understand how society can lie to itself for convenience. At the end we lighten the mood with a riveting exploration of our favorite types of soup. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please get help: 1-800-273-8255. You're not alone. Also,...

Duration:00:50:27

Episode 19: The Elephant's Foot

10/1/2018
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Aspiring chemical engineer and fellow history lover Mat joins the podcast to discuss the Cold War, nuclear meltdowns, volcanic eruptions, super viruses, and squirrel conspiracy theories. Also, Greg proves that he can casually use "inculcate" in a sentence.

Duration:00:58:43

Episode 18: Mind Traffic

9/24/2018
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Art history major Phoebe joins the podcast to teach the crew how to meditate and discuss all things mindfulness... It turns out there's a lot we don't know. From journaling to yoga, learn how to decompress and watch the traffic of thoughts in your own head. In other news... Supply and Demand merchandise has officially launched at: www.bonfire.com/supplydemand ! Get your limited edition shirt today.

Duration:00:47:33

Episode 17: To Clap or Not to Clap

9/17/2018
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The boys have a chat about their favorite movies and the art of film. This includes a conversation contrasting what makes a movie commercially or critically successful, a dissection of the archetypal superhero formula, and a surprisingly opinionated discussion about the time and place for a crowd's applause.

Duration:00:49:40

Episode 16: Lifeguard Calculus

9/10/2018
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What does your income tax bracket have in common with a swimming pool? Greg spent the summer contemplating this while lifeguarding and has some observations to share about how society arbitrarily shapes itself into groups. Steven and Nate use calculus principles to help make order out of the chaos. Afterwards, we answer listener mail and Mike provides a long-awaited and somewhat underwhelming update to his Bitcoin enterprise.

Duration:00:49:32

Episode 15: Parting Wisdom

5/7/2018
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In the riveting season finale, the gang gets reflective and shares the best morals and lessons they ever received in life. Until Season Two… nothing gold can stay.

Duration:00:58:52

Episode 14: Play More Games

4/30/2018
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After casually revisiting The Ultimate Thesis to determine how to balance the forces of labor and capital in China, the boys move on to a hearty discussion of their favorite video games and the different meanings gaming holds in their lives. Do you play for competition like Alden, for cinematic immersion like Mike, or for simple nostalgia like Nate?

Duration:00:59:25

Episode 13: Woke About Earth

4/23/2018
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George joins the gang for a conversation about climate change, endangered animals and resentment towards mosquitos. Intending to celebrate Earth Day 2018, the discussion eventually takes on outer space and the possible colonization of Mars.

Duration:00:49:45

Episode 12: Bear Attacks

4/16/2018
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In an impressive display of aimlessly going off on tangents, Alden, Steven and Nate discuss nostalgic smells, bar soap, family vacations, stargazing stories and bear survival tactics.

Duration:00:45:32

Episode 11: Fake News

4/9/2018
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Your truth is based off the facts you choose to ignore. Aspiring journalism major and friend of the podcast Will joins the show to talk about distrust in the media, accountability of the government, objectivity, biases, and our favorite types of mustard.

Duration:00:54:57

Episode 10: Boys and Girls

4/2/2018
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In the long awaited tenth episode, the squad looks back on the epic creation story of the Supply and Demand Podcast which somehow involves stories of elementary school romance and a relationship counseling scheme with questionable ethics. It’s been a wild ride.

Duration:00:56:28