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.
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.
In an increasingly globalized world, are individuals loyal to their country or themselves? Using Greg’s pillars of economic theory as guidelines, casual discussion over the 2018 Italian election leads the gang to connect the U.S. steel industry, Chipotle guacamole, environmentalism, the Articles of Confederation and the plot of Black Panther together into a grand theory about society as we know it. Questions are supplied, answers are demanded.
In the show’s inaugural guest appearance, Carly joins the crew to discuss physically fighting family members, theorize about confirmation bias, and share stories of close calls while driving. Listen now and join The Demand.
Why did John Tyler's entire cabinet resign less than a year into his presidency? Which First Lady married her former legal guardian? What president was never elected? Nate answers these questions and more as he celebrates President's Day 2018 and subjects Greg and Alden to a deep dive into U.S. History.
Nate shares insight into the life of a high school janitor; heated discussion of the War of 1812, Star Wars, and Oprah's potential 2020 presidential bid ensues. In the end, it all comes back to supply and demand.