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Long-form discussions and lowbrow humor on topics that would be unbelievable if they weren't true.

Long-form discussions and lowbrow humor on topics that would be unbelievable if they weren't true.

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United States

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Long-form discussions and lowbrow humor on topics that would be unbelievable if they weren't true.

Language:

English


Episodes

Johnny Depp v Amber Heard

5/3/2022
Uh oh! Did we just become a celebrity gossip podcast!? You can't avoid it, so we talked about it. But who is at fault here? Should we do more commentary as half-informed outsiders? You decide. ***LINKS: Really? ***CONTACT US: Link Tree ***SUPPORT US: PayPal Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:00:05:07

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

4/27/2022
There's a new sheriff in Twitter town. But what changes will it bring? Will it be a bastion of free speech, or a cesspool of internet trolls? You decide. ***LINKS: Hyperloop Testing Elon Buys Twitter Follower count changes Chinese Consulate in Houston burns docs in courtyard ***CONTACT US: Link Tree ***SUPPORT US: PayPal Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:00:08:58

Talkin Nerdy: Dolby Cinema

4/2/2022
Has Markus finally finished his quest for audiovisual perfection!? Find out in this thrilling retelling! ***LINKS: Dolby Cinema The Lost City Try it yourself! ***CONTACT US: Link Tree ***SUPPORT US: PayPal Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:00:06:50

Markus Vs?? The Great AV Rant

3/28/2022
In a surprising mid-season twist, Markus rants about things that probably only he cares about. Put on your waders listeners, cause this one gets deep. Are these the ravings of a mad man, or is his nerd rage justified? You decide. Note of correction: I mistakenly said “kilobytes per second” in regards to audio bitrate, when more accurately it is “kilobits per second” which ironically enough proves my point ***LINKS: Inaudible Dialogue 4K vs UHD Loudness War IMAX vs Liemax EX. A Dune...

Duration:01:02:12

Tangent: Money Can't Buy Me Love

1/30/2022
In this Tangent, Markus and Drew discuss America's complicated relationship with billionaires. ***LINKS: Amazon's Brick and Mortar Bezos meets Dicaprio "Or we will write you an angry letter to you..." ***CONTACT US: Link Tree ***SUPPORT US: PayPal Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:00:08:21

5G Effecting US Airplanes!?

1/30/2022
In this Short, Markus and Drew talk about the bugs still being working out of the 5G telecommunications system. ***LINKS: 5G Buffer zones FAA Issues Spectrum woes Lightsquared vs GPS Too many acronyms ***CONTACT US: Link Tree ***SUPPORT US: PayPal If you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks! Support the show...

Duration:00:08:51

Bigger Jaws: Buying Activision-Blizzard and Bungie

1/30/2022
Microsoft sent shock waves through the videogame industry when it announced plans in January to acquire Activision Blizzard, the developers/publishers of the gigantic Call of Duty and Warcraft series. Weeks later, Sony announced their plan to acquire Bungie (best known for creating the Halo and Destiny franchises (ironically published by Activision)). How will these business decisions affect the employees and the consumers? Are any developers safe from the clutches of the...

Duration:00:15:12

Talking Nerdy: CES 2022

1/22/2022
What cool new gadgets and gizmos can we expect this year? For the full report, we ask our resident nerd. ***CORRECTION: OWO is NOT owned by Meta. You can learn more on their website below! ***LINKS: CES Official Page Smart Home gadgets Razer Sophia BMW Car Rainstick Shower HTC @ CES 22 OWO vest PSVR 2 CES 22 VR Roundup ***CONTACT US: Link Tree ***SUPPORT US: PayPal If you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget...

Duration:00:07:56

Talking Nerdy: James Webb Space Telescope

1/20/2022
In 1990, NASA and the ESA launched the Hubble Space Telescope. It enabled us to learn the life cycles of stars, revealed black holes, proved the existence of dark matter and dark energy, and has even given us a glimpse into the oldest parts of the universe. Now, over 30 years later (with some fresh underground collabs) they're about to drop the hotly anticipated sequel... ***LINKS: Official Site Fact Sheet Deep Field 30 Years of Hubble ***CONTACT US: Link Tree -...

Duration:00:03:42

DUNE: 1984 Vs. 2021

1/16/2022
In which we discuss the 1984 David Lynch and the 2021 Dennis Villenueve adaptations and their subjective successes and failures. ***LINKS: Rotoscoping Jordorowsky's Dune Villenueve Scene Breakdown Hans Zimmer Song Exploder Deleted Scenes For fans of the David Lync film, look up the 'Spicediver' fan edit ***CONTACT US: Link Tree ***SUPPORT US: PayPal If you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but...

Duration:01:05:13

Drew Vs. Mandates and Personal Freedom

12/14/2021
In this episode, Drew rails against the COVID mandates as well as (in his view) the incoherent policies more than 18 months after "15 Days to Slow the Spread". (WARNING, EXTREME LANGUAGE!!!) ***CHAPTERS: 00:00 Intro/How it started (It's Science) 04:00 Never let a good crisis go to waste/The Flip-Flopping begins 06:07 Put your money where your mouth is/The Mandates 07:54 "But why, Drew?"/ "Cuz I don't f***in' believe you guys!" 10:02 Gettin' into the weeds/ Stats 12:54 How it's going...

Duration:00:27:54

The Great (Submarine) Escape - The True Story of the "Metal Coffin"

11/28/2021
In this Short, Markus and Drew discuss the tremendous respect they have for the Sea (and those who sail it), through a story of Peruvian sailors trapped beneath the waves in their crippled sub the Pacocha, and their miraculous escape. This story of horror and heroism is something akin to Apollo 13, Titanic and Back Draft, all rolled into one real life nightmare. ***CHAPTERS: 00:00 Intro/The Sea Demands Respect 03:56 Peruvian Submarine Disaster/ Horror and Heroism 19:12 End/...

Duration:00:22:05

Voyager's Golden Records: Galactic Representative of the Human Race

11/11/2021
What if you were asked to compile all relevant cultural examples of humanity and then put it in a sort of satellite-time-capsule and then shoot it off into the far regions of space? What images, sounds, and media would you pick and why? Furthermore, how would those choices be interpreted by intelligent extraterrestrial life? These were the questions that faced Carl Sagan and his associates in the 1970s. ***LINKS: Voyager What's On The Record? Murmurs of Earth Contact "Earth" Reality...

Duration:00:23:45

The Metaverse vs IRL

11/7/2021
In this Short, Markus and Drew discuss the theoretical wonderplane that is the metaverse, proto-metaverses, and the realities of the world that it is being born in. ***LINKS: Epic's Billion dollar Metaverse Facebook rebrands as Meta Decentraland Fortnite collaborations "who just agrees to something they don't read?" The Net (film) "everything is crap" "Fuck you, you can't do what I do!" "Place it GENTLY into my hand!" George Carlin's "American Dream" Mark Zuckerberg's inner...

Duration:00:19:40

A Tale of Two Strikes

10/19/2021
In this Short, Marcus and Drew discuss the difference between hard and soft strikes as they pertain to the situation regarding Hollywood and (allegedly) Southwest Airlines, respectively. ***LINKS: Hollywood Deal Reached Southwest Airlines ***CONTACT US: Link Tree ***SUPPORT US: PayPal If you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good...

Duration:00:08:48

Tangent: Modern Convenience = Total Compliance

9/7/2021
In this Tangent, Markus and Drew discuss a wide range of topics including the allure of modern conveniences, planned obsolescence and The Great Reset. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/planned-obsolescence-engine-of-the-consumer-economy/id278981407?i=1000442694374 Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)

Duration:00:08:23

Drew vs: Value Perception and The Great Reset

9/7/2021
In this clip, Drew rants at Markus on the complexities of a Minimum Wage as well as the potential looming financial collapse, know colloquially as "The Great Reset". Have Americans been consuming cheap goods for too long that our perception of value is permanently skewed? You decide. ***LINKS: "Just Print more Money" Millennials are Broke "Ther Takin' r jobs!" Vertical Integration of Big Biz The Death of Small Biz Biden's Eviction Moratorium Paying People to Stay Home The Great...

Duration:00:06:32

China's Videogame Ban

9/7/2021
In this Short, Markus and Drew discuss China's recent new set of social laws designed to strengthen it's "cultural superiority" ***LINKS: China Bans more than 3hrs of Videogames China Bans "Sissies" on TV China's Social Credit System "The China Dollar" ***CONTACT US: Link Tree ***SUPPORT US: PayPal If you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave...

Duration:00:05:32

WW1 Warfare - THE GREAT WAR - What's so great about it?

9/7/2021
In this Tangent, Markus and Drew pontificate on the fascinating and utterly depressing aspects of The Great War. Despite the new and horrifying technologies of machine guns, poison gas, and airplanes one aspect of combat still never changes... War is Hell. ***LINKS: "Pew Pew Pew" My Favorite War "They're all great" "Some Austrian C***"- Christmas Truce Babies in incubators ***CHAPTERS: 00:00 Intro/ The Rules of War 01:00 New Technological Horrors/The Christmas Truce 05:56...

Duration:00:08:23

Mine Wars: The Forgotten Battle of Blair Mountain

9/4/2021
The year is 1921 and a long brewing, ever escalating labor dispute between The Stone Mountain Coal Company and the Miners of Mingo County West Virginia is about to come to a violent conclusion. In what would later be known as the largest armed conflict since the American Civil War. Soldiers returning home from the Great War now find themselves immersed in yet another bloody fight. This time they fight a new enemy: their fellow Americans. Using similar military tactics they learned in the...

Duration:00:53:10