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Bi-weekly show where hosts Brian and Josh cover everyday topics in a down to earth, philosophically jerk-ish way. Video Games, Sports, War, anything is on the table for discussion. They also review a new beer each episode and answer questions from the audience.




Black Hole Sun

It's time for a new episode of the Philosophy Jerks! The guys are sick! But solder through an new episode. The guys sit down to talk about suicide in all its forms, the late Chris Cornell, and what it means to take your own life. In the second half of the show the guys sit down for a Facebook Philosophy Group Group update and QnA hybrid. They hit on AIM, sex dolls, intellectual curiosity, Steel Reserve malt liquor, and more! A new beer is reviews, new great tunes, and all the crude humor...

Duration: 01:28:25

Hipster Treasures Vol 2

It's time for a new episode of the Philosophy Jerks! Before Josh leaves for Florida for the week, the guys sit down to play some of their favorite lesser known songs. That's right, it's the return of the Hipster Treasures episode! Sit back and listen to 6 new songs from the guys, as well as another spin of the wheel!

Duration: 01:38:35

The Mandela Effect

What is the Mandela effect? Could it really be evidence of parallel universes colliding? Or is it more pseudo science malarkey? Hosts Brian and Josh sit down to discuss the matter, as well as the new Fate of The Furious movie, the banning of Fearism, and the return of super-fan James M. Powers. All this, a new beer review, another spin of the wheel, and a new round of QnA. So sit back, grab your favorite beer and enjoy the Philosophy Jerks!

Duration: 01:23:07

The Chicago Special

The wait it over, the guys are home, and the Chicago Special has arrived! The guys sit down to talk about meeting Billy Corgan at his tea shop Madame Zuzu's. They also sit down with founding member of the Music and Comedy show VAMP Chicago, Keenan Camp. The guys talk about life in the improv scene in Chicago, as well as Keenan's experience of staring in the indie horror You Are Note Alone, as well as day to day life in Chicago. The guys also have a Mitten Men reunion interview with Chris,...

Duration: 01:35:27

Me Take the Mistake

Mistakes. Being wrong. It happens. A lot. But it just seems like being wrong is something so many people struggle with. Join hosts Brian and Josh as the explore the implications of being right, being wrong, and why it is that folks get upset when they are determined to be wrong. As a sort of meta nod, the guys leave the entire conversation about mistakes unedited. We let you choose which is right and which is wrong. In the second half of the show the game "WTF is Alex Jones talking about?"...

Duration: 01:12:06

69ner Special

Uh huh huh huh it's the 69ner Special. Yeah, it's gunna be cool and stuff. The dudes Brian and Josh like take a load off and stuff. Yeah...they kick is old school and talk about sex. Uh huh huh huh like what is romantic love and stuff? Does it suck? And what kind of...uh huh huh...special sexual acts....huh huh huh are awesome and what ones suck? All this, and more, on the Philosophy Jerks and stuff. So grab some nachos and like kick back and stuff. This is gunna be cool. Uh huh huh huh....

Duration: 01:27:13

The Shellfish Jeans

Join hosts Brian and Josh for Episode 68 of the Philosophy Jerks. On this episode the guys sit down to review a new craft beer, talk about evolution, natural selection, and the selfish gene. What is the selfish gene? If it''s so selfish, how can there be altruism? And who was Richard Dawkins? And how do memes tie into all of this? On the second half of the show a new entry into the "Philosophy Jerks Discussion Group Group" segment, as well as a new 'The Wheel' spin and more!

Duration: 01:34:16

Free Press is not Free Beer

It's time for a new episode of the Philosophy Jerks! Hosts Brian and Josh sit down to talk about the hot buzz around freedom of the press, the CMU hate valentine story, magical VCR tapes, and more! So grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and enjoy the newest episode, 'Free Press is not Free Beer'.

Duration: 01:19:36

Pronoia and Friends Super Show

Have you ever heard of pronoia? I bet you haven't...Join hosts Brian and Josh as they explore the odd psychological disorder of pronoia, paranoia's opposite. Does President Trump exhibit signs of this disorder? Why is it so hard to imagine living with pronoia, but not paranoia? The guys explore these questions, and more. In the back half of the episode, a new segment is born, the Philosophy Jerk's Discussion Group segment is debuted, as well as an all new, expanded edition of QnA. So kick...

Duration: 01:48:16

Disturbingly Lacking in Faith

Does the dark side make sense? The guys are back with a new episode to respond to YouTuber Jenny Nicholson's video 'The Dark Side Doesn't Make Sense'. They touch on the 5 reasons Jenny thinks the darkside doesn't make any sense, breaking 2 of them down in detail. Brian also asks the question 'Who owns the art once an artist releases it?'. All this, news headlines, a new hyperthetical, and another spin of the people wheel and more! So grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and enjoy the...

Duration: 01:34:48

Free Labor Sports Ball

The boys are back with a new season of the Philosophy Jerks! Josh and Brian return with season 5 talking about free labor, internships, and college football. With a slightly new format, stay tuned through the second half of the episode for a new game and the first edition of "spin the wheel". All this, a new beer review, and more great tunes on this episode of the Philosophy Jerks.

Duration: 01:34:02

2016 Year in Review Special

It's the year in review special, and the last episode of Season 4! The guys sit down to review all their favorite moments from season 4. They also talk about some of their favorite 2016 movies and what to look forward to in 2017. A new round of QnA, some great tunes, and, of course, a healthy dose of jerk attitude. So grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and enjoy the season finale of Philosophy Jerks.

Duration: 01:18:14

Those Damn Millennials!

Episode 62 is here! Brian makes a surprise visit to the Think and Drink studio to sit down and hash out the big deal with the millennials. Why do Baby Boomers give them such a hard time? And while we are at it, what exactly is a generation of kids? What defines them? The guys discuss this topic in record time as Brian quickly escapes the studio, rushing across the state to beat the oncoming winter storm. Featuring a new kind of alcohol review, a brand new edition of Games with Jerk's 5 in...

Duration: 01:00:59

sixty one and a half

The guys are back with a brand new episode. After losing the previously recorder episode 61, hots Brian and Josh bring you 61.5! We talk about Brian's first 4 course meal,Civilization 6, Orwell, Sexual Assult in VR world. They even find t themselves talking about the Hobbes as it applies to fighting to death on the moon! All this and more on this new episode for the Philosophy Jerks.

Duration: 01:04:00

A Warm Safe Place

It's official, Donald Trump is the leader of the free world. In a stunning win over Hillary Clinton, Trump has won the election with 290 electoral votes to Clinton's 228. How did this happen? Hosts Brian and Josh sit down to talk about how Trump won this election, who voted for him, and how the nation has reacted thus far. The guys unloads some steam on the liberals as they review why rural america voted for Trump. Finally the guys give some advice on how to handle the next 4 years. In the...

Duration: 01:35:38

Democracy in America

The time has finally come. The time for the leaders of the free world to choose their next president! It has been a long, hard, horrible, and sometimes embarrassing road to get to this day. But before we can rush to the polls to cast our choices, Brian and Josh take a moment to question what democracy is, and if it's still a relevant political government style. Is America still a democracy? Can the election be rigged? What does it mean to vote for a president? All theses questions, and...

Duration: 01:06:04

Bullshitting In Studio B

Fresh off the press, it's episode 58 of the Philosophy Jerks. Josh makes the rare drive out to studio B for another lounge act episode. Brian has a bone to pick with the media on Russia, Self-driving cars, Halloween, sexual labeling, the US breaking up, Nintendo Switch, no topic is off the table! and of course, superfan and currently feuding with Josh, James M. Powers offers up yet another QnA question. So grab your favorite beer, kick back in your favorite chair, and enjoy the Philosophy...

Duration: 01:13:06

Death and Dying

It's Sunday, and that means it's time for a new episode of the Philosophy Jerks! This week the guys return to a topic episode and tackle the heavy subject of death and dying. Brian talks about his recent Grand Rapids ghost tour, and Josh recalls his time volunteering in a hospice in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The guys also review two new craft beers! What is dying? And what happens when you die? It's a somber topic, so grab two or three of your favorite beers and enjoy the newest episode of...

Duration: 01:15:09

Baby Boomer Lounge Act

It's time for a new episode of the Philosophy Jerks! Josh and Brian return to bring their odd outlook on life back to your ears and minds alike! In this episode we cover a gauntlet of topics. Josh gets kicked off Facebook for good, Brian is mad at the Baby Boomers. And Trump's latest insanity is rated and reviewed. That's right, it's another lounge act but with a treat, the guys review a new craft beer! So kick back, relax, and enjoy the newest episode of the Philosophy Jerks.

Duration: 01:21:28

Masters in 80's Horror

Just off their mid season break, the guys are back with a new episode, and a special guest. Three time special guest Derek from joins the guys for the third time to come on the show and talk all things 80s, horror, and Halloween. Of course, it would not be a Derek episode if we didn't ask him about his masters degree. Derek also stays on the line to help answer one of the infamous James M. Powers QnA questions, as well as bringing his own favorite Halloween themed song to...

Duration: 01:11:58

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