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A comedic podcast where two old friends bathe a topic in conversation until they reach the delicious center. What is it? What does it mean to us? What could it be in the future? How easy is it to get distracted and talk about tangential topics loosely related to the main topic? These are just a few of the questions that we attempt to address as we work our way through the world one subject at a time.

A comedic podcast where two old friends bathe a topic in conversation until they reach the delicious center. What is it? What does it mean to us? What could it be in the future? How easy is it to get distracted and talk about tangential topics loosely related to the main topic? These are just a few of the questions that we attempt to address as we work our way through the world one subject at a time.
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Chicago, IL

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A comedic podcast where two old friends bathe a topic in conversation until they reach the delicious center. What is it? What does it mean to us? What could it be in the future? How easy is it to get distracted and talk about tangential topics loosely related to the main topic? These are just a few of the questions that we attempt to address as we work our way through the world one subject at a time.

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@acidbathpod

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English


Episodes

Episode 045 – Psychedelics and Goodbye

10/17/2016
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Welcome one and all to the Final Episode of the Acid Bath Podcast. The fates have aligned to place Ross and Brent into different cities once again; and rather than altering the nature of the podcast in an attempt to […]

Duration: 01:35:05


Episode 044 – Live at Victor Alpha Again!

10/10/2016
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Join us for another Live episode of the Acid Bath Podcast! This week we’re featuring the content we recorded at the Playground Theater as part of the Victor Alpha Showcase on Monday, October 3rd. We decided to use this episode […]

Duration: 00:22:33


Episode 043 – Artificial Intelligence

10/3/2016
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Tonight’s topic is the infinitely fascinating: Artificial Intelligence. We discuss the nature of intelligence and “Machine Intelligence”, the different ways that artificial intelligence is already in use today, and the incredible and intimidating future of AI. So plug into your […]

Duration: 01:25:49


Episode 042 – The American Dream

9/26/2016
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Tonight we dig into a topic near and dear to our hearts: The American Dream. We discuss what the American Dream is, the different ways it has changed for each generation, and what it could be in the future. So […]

Duration: 01:45:59


Episode 041 – Hats

9/19/2016
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Hats off to our topic: Hats. Tonight we dig into the history of hats, the absurd number of different hats, and the true value a hat builds over time. We also talk about Santa being more of a hat person […]

Duration: 01:39:24


Episode 040 – Cyber Crime

9/12/2016
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Tonight's episode is a fun-filled romp through an especially intimidating topic: Cyber Crime. We discuss the various types of cyber crime, the people or groups who commit these crimes, and their motivations. We explore the vulnerabilities of living in a truly digital age and the potential for these risks to be increased as technology advances; and also Disney jail. Listen, don't do the cyber crime if you can't do the cyber time. The opening track this week is called "Evil Beat (Again!)" by...

Duration: 01:53:03


Episode 039 – Serial Killers

9/5/2016
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Tonight's episode is one to chill the bones as we try to figure out Serial Killers. We attempt to explore the mind of a serial killer, we discuss some of the more (in)famous serial killers we know of, and we try to explore the idea of what would drive someone to become a serial killer. So pull up your most comfortable chair crafted from human body parts, and enjoy. The opening track this week is called "Killer Owl" by Chtin Mara. More of their music can be found Here....

Duration: 01:30:13


Episode 038 – Wrestling

8/29/2016
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Today's episode is a high-flying, acrobatic extravaganza as we grapple with our topic: Wrestling. Wrestling has appeared in some form in pretty much every culture and as far back as 15,000 years ago. We try to figure out why wrestling is so universal, what distinguishes wrestling from other forms of combat, and why Professional Wrestling fans are so passionate. So put on your tightest spandex, pick out your favorite wrestling anthem, and let's get ready to rumble. The opening track this...

Duration: 01:00:53


Episode 037 – Chicago

8/22/2016
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Tonight we bring another guest into the fold. CJ Seestadt, a Chicago native, joins us for a discussion of the Second City. We talk about the origins of Chicago, what it means to grow up in the back of the yard, and we spend some time digging into the more controversial sides of Chicago. So throw away your ketchup, find your giardinieras, and join us as we add hot air to the Windy City. The opening track this week is called "Train to Chicago" by Mike Doughty. More of their music can be...

Duration: 01:30:21


Episode 036 – Reunions and Anniversaries

8/15/2016
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Tonight's episode is one you'll want to come back and re-visit over and over as we discuss Reunions and Anniversaries. We swap gossip about our recent high-school reunion, discuss the nature of what a reunion is meant to celebrate, and try to figure out who will be trying to bang who at our future reunions. We also spent time addressing how these reunions can revolve around anniversaries, what constitutes an anniversary, and how virtual reality could make all of this human re-connection...

Duration: 01:17:26


Episode 035 – Online Dating

8/8/2016
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Tonight's topic is meant to appeal to those brave souls looking for love in all the right places: Online Dating. We talk about the origins of online dating and the source material from which it emerged, our experiences with online dating and the multitude of available apps, and the potential futures of online dating (can you say, "teledildontmindifIdo"?). So log in, collect your most flattering selfies, and meet us for coffee. The opening track this week is called "Prisoner of Love" by The...

Duration: 01:09:01


Episode 034 – Live at Victor Alpha

8/1/2016
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Join us for the first Live episode of the Acid Bath Podcast! This week we're featuring the content we recorded at the Playground Theater as part of the Victor Alpha Showcase on Monday, July 18th. We talk a lot in this episode about Veteran Artists, why they choose to share their experiences through art, and the importance of belonging to a community. So silence your phones and find your seats. The Acid Bath is coming to you live. The opening track this week is called "Little Conversation"...

Duration: 00:26:34


Episode 033 – Factories

7/25/2016
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Tonight's topic has a lot of moving parts: Factories. The building blocks of the building blocks of the industrial revolution, factories continue to play an integral part in today's world. We discuss the origins of factories and the industrial revolution, the principals of factory labor, and the potential for factories to become obsolete in a world of 3d printers. So pull that lever. Do it again. Do it again. Do it again. The opening track this week is called "The Product" by Multifaros....

Duration: 01:37:32


Episode 032 – Fashion

7/18/2016
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Tonight we get into a topic that the middle-school versions of ourselves would have no business talking about: Fashion. We discuss the difference between fashion and anti-fashion, our own experiences (i.e. failures) in fashion, and the wild possibilities of future fashion once we start wearing our tech. So put on your nicest outfit, pick out the perfect accessories, and enjoy. The opening track this week is called "Catwalk Drama" by The Model. More of their music can be found Here....

Duration: 01:48:04


Episode 031 – Religion

7/12/2016
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Tonight we dig into a topic that is decidedly huge: Religion. We discuss the origins of religion and what it means to our society, our journeys in and through religion, and the potential future of religion as humanity grows and potentially escapes the world that was created for us. We know you'll love this episode, we hope you'll enjoy the kool-aid. The opening track this week is called "He Calls That Religion" by Smokey Hormel. More of their music can be found Here....

Duration: 01:54:06


Episode 030 – College

7/4/2016
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This week we dig into a topic that has become one of the central pillars of our contemporary society: College. We talk about our experiences with college and college life, the whole "point" of higher-education, and the possibility of universal free education. So talk to your guidance counselor and fill out your application. You're guaranteed acceptance to this episode. The opening track this week is called "Back To School" by Bandana Splits. More of their music can be found Here....

Duration: 01:54:20


Episode 029 – Aviation

6/27/2016
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In this episode we do a high speed take-off into the world of Aviation. This topic resonates especially with Brent and his experience in the Air Force, but what's not to love about flying? We discuss the wonders of Aviation in its infancy, our various experiences loving - and sometimes only tolerating - commercial air travel, and the incredible future possibilities of aviation. (Not including jet-packs because they just won't work. Wake up eccentric billionaires!) So fasten your seat...

Duration: 01:51:30


Episode 028 – Anxiety

6/20/2016
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This was an episode that was easy to get nervous about; because tonight we address Anxiety. Anxiety is something that everyone will feel at some point to varying degrees. We get into the many different types of anxiety, the severity of certain types of anxiety disorders, and the possible futures of anxiety as our world becomes increasingly complex. So relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy this episode despite the incredible number of things you could potentially be worrying about. Remember:...

Duration: 01:48:10


Episode 027 – Friendship

6/13/2016
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Tonight we dig into a topic that was instrumental in the founding of this podcast: Friendship. Your esteemed hosts have been friends for over 15 years. We spend this episode unpacking the idea of what a Friend is, how friend-groups form and change over time, and what the process of making friends may look like in the future. So grab a friend, grab a drink, and join us for a friendly conversation. The opening track this week is called "Fast Friends" by Rocketship Park. More of their music...

Duration: 01:45:01


Episode 026 – Video Games

6/6/2016
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Brace yourself for an increased geek factor this week as we cover a topic very close to our hearts: Video Games. Losing yourself in the story of a video game is an experience topped only by doing so with a friend. We discuss the origins of modern video games, the cultures and genres that have grown out of this ever expanding medium, and the exciting futures in store for Video Games. So grab a controller, power up your brain console, and Press Start. The opening track this week is called...

Duration: 01:48:55

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