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11: NBA Over/Unders with Peter Matthias (Part 3, Teams 10-1)
Luke talks with his buddy and avid gambler Peter Matthias about the 2018-19 NBA season. In Part 3 of this three part series, Luke and Peter make their over/under predictions for the top 10 (actually 9) teams in the league: the Lakers, Thunder, Bucks, Jazz, 76ers, Raptors, Rockets, Celtics, and Warriors.
10: NBA Over/Unders with Peter Matthias (Part 2, Teams 20-11)
Luke talks with his buddy and avid gambler Peter Matthias about the 2018-19 NBA season. In Part 2 of this three part series, Luke and Peter make their over/under predictions for the 10 teams in the middle of the league: the Mavericks, Clippers, Pistons, Timberwolves, Trail Blazers, Spurs, Heat, Pelicans, Wizards, Nuggets, and Pacers.
9: NBA Over/Unders with Peter Matthias (Part 1, Teams 30-21)
Luke talks with his buddy and avid gambler Peter Matthias about the 2018-19 NBA season. In Part 1 of this three part series, Luke and Peter make their over/under predictions for the bottom 10 teams in the league: the Hawks, Kings, Knicks, Sounds, Bulls, Magic, Cavaliers, Nets, Grizzlies, and Hornets.
8: System Reboot
Luke’s doing a System Reboot…rebooting the podcast, rebooting his life, rebooting his brain. The internet is amazing, but is it hacking our brains? Has it ruined our ability to focus? If so, is there anything we can do to fix it? Luke explores these questions and more in the return of Similar Differences. Links Discuss this episode on the reddit Similar Differences on Twitter Support the podcast on Patreon Similar Differences: 100 Hours - Podcasting Hunting the Hidden Dimension -...
100 Hours - Podcasting
We wanted to make an episode where we shared the process of 100 hours of podcasting--lessons learned, takeaways, tips and tricks--but we ended up with something else entirely. This episode explores what happens when long-time friends create a podcast centered around the conflict of differing viewpoints, and the toll it can take on the bonds of friendship. Links Discuss this episode on the reddit Similar Differences on Twitter
6 - Whoa Dude: Gross Body Parts, Cleaning, Shrink Rays, and Ideas
Dagny and Luke talk about whether some body parts are grosser than others (7:53), cleaning and roommates (26:26), shrink rays (40:11), where ideas come from and what we would look up if we could discover one mystery about the brain (50:49). Discuss this episode on the reddit Similar Differences on Twitter Support the podcast on Patreon Music by Antti Loude
5 - The Aziz Ansari Situation (#MeToo Revisited)
Dagny and Luke follow up on their previous conversation about the #MeToo movement. Then we talk about the Aziz Ansari situation including: A quick summary of the account, the internet’s take on it, Dagny’s response, and potential improvements and course corrections in the #MeToo movement (9:03). The importance of verbal and non-verbal cues and the expectations of men and women (28:34). Methods of influencing future behavior and how to participate in the #MeToo movement in a productive...
4 - Sports vs. Art
Dagny and Luke debate Sports vs. Art. We talk about our backgrounds and why we love sports and dancing (1:53). We discuss the merits of competition and whether it’s the driving force behind the motivations and success of great artists (24:59). We compare two fundamental parts of human nature—competition and curiosity— and debate their value to our culture. (44:56). Dagny makes the case for an Eastern mindset towards competition (1:02:34) and tries to educate Luke on types of art that...
3 - Social Media
We talk about Dagny’s sabbatical from social media and why we’re moving away from it (1:48). Then we try to come up with responsible ways of using social media considering the goals of social media companies (32:01). We discuss the algorithms that social media run on, the addictive power they have over us, their impact on children, and how it’s different than our childhood (50:13). We try to set rules for ourselves on how we’re going to use social media going forward (1:02:33). Then in...
2 - Year in Review (Part 2): #MeToo and Assault on Truth
In Part 2 of our Year in Review, Dagny and Luke look at some of the big stories of the year. We talk about the #MeToo movement: Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK, Monica Lewinsky, and Al Franken, and the court of public opinion (7:02). Then we talk about Trump, the Left, and the Assault on Truth, "objective" truths, SJW's, Bret Weinstein, and Nicholas Kristakis (50:37). Then we come up with the official Similar Differences Safe Word (1:18:50). Discuss this episode on the reddit Similar...
1 - Year in Review (Part 1)
Luke and Dagny do a Year in Review. Dagny sets the record straight on her opinion of the Midwest (1:59). Dagny and Luke reveal their Themes of 2017 (4:01). We talk about our Themes of 2018 (29:32). Then we have our first Working On It segment in which we talk about starting a podcast with your roommate and best friend (38:46). Dagny talks about her current personal project (55:26). Then, in our first InterNet It For Me segment, we talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)...
0 - Self Love
In our pilot episode, we discuss what this podcast is going to be, including the goals of the pod, the reasons we want to do a podcast, what we like about some of our favorite podcasts, and stand-up comedy. Then, we cover the main topic of the day, self-love (48:40). And finally, we talk about why you should listen to this podcast! (1:35:19). Links: Discuss this episode on the reddit The Tim Ferriss Show Jocko Podcast The Joe Rogan Experience Lore Podcast Angela Duckworth’s TED...