Election Day was yesterday, but we recorded this on Sunday, so I really hope you people voted. I’m writing this on election day morning, from my dark room that only has 538 refreshing every 4 minutes and an IV to keep me hydrated from all the tears and nervous sweating. Am I rambling? No, you are. This is what QAnon sounds like, right? Just stupid rambling?
On this episode, we talk about some conspiracy theories. Just what the heck is QAnon and why do so many people think he has the inside scoop on which Democrats are about to go to jail? And is George Soros really the mastermind that the right pretends he is? Darryl just tries to have a little fun. Ryan debates with an attempted murderer. Phil has really just had enough of… everything. And Sly feels VERY strongly about Home Depot’s donations.
The Republicans filibustered Obama’s Supreme Court choice and snuck in their own guy. And now they’ve gone one step lower by appointing a sexual predator! Should the Democrats sit back and take it until their terms expire decades from now? Or should the Democrats consider packing the Courts like FDR did back in the day?
In this episode, the gang talks about the history of court packing and it’s practicality in the modern era. We discuss not just FDR’s infamous courtpacking but also Abraham Lincoln’s. We also get into the dark era of the court that FDR ended and we’re now revisiting. Phil establishes that there gonna be court but not what do. Sly reveals himself to be the most milquetoast piece of **** of all while Darryl just wants blood.
Special episode time! Ryan got married so he recorded an interview episode a few weeks ago! This one’s with Ivan! We talk about a bunch of stuff, so just listen to it already! It’s a really interesting talk about some less mainstream leftist ideas!
The world’s on fire again, so we needed a break. What do you want from us? We’re only human! We take a break from the news and/or history and talk about our family again. You know, those people that you can’t stand that just share memes all day about how Irish people were slaves too and Obama’s a Soros puppet who should be in jail? Yeah, those heroes.
In this episode, Ryan gives his strategy to help the police get the public to trust them again. Phil becomes the world’s ultimate inventor. Darryl fears for his life. And Sly sells oil, but great oil that’s very helpful from only the finest snakes.
Also it’s Ryan’s birthday the day this comes out, tell him happy birthday on twitter. @stoopkidliveson
We’re talking elections! The electoral college! Super delegates! Some of the wackier things that have happened in some historical elections and campaigns!
It’s not a current events episode! This one’s a lot of fun! Ryan graduates from the electoral college. Darryl puts the SUPER in super delegate. Phil wins the popular vote, but loses the election. And I knew Sly’s segment. I worked with Sly’s segment. And this episode is NO Sly’s segment (he does have one, actually).
The news is too intense this week, so we picked an evergreen topic to discuss, Silicon Valley. Is it a liberal utopia or a libertarian dystopia? Ryan breaks down why Elon Musk is the Trump of “intellectuals.” Phil talks about just how unethical computer chips are. Sly breaks down one of the biggest and unknown scandals coming from Silicon Valley. And Darryl tells us some of the more bizarre ways workers in California commute and live to support this new age lifestyle.
And yeah, when people say Space X, I hear Space Sex, too. It’s not just you.
We’re here to talk about the ball of hot air in the room, Alex Jones. He was just banned from Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, Apple, and we sure do wish the list went on and on. Was it the right thing to do? Is it a violation of free speech? Is the government turning all of the frogs gay?
On this episode, Darryl leads a discussion on the right-wing conspiracy maniac, Alex Jones and what precedents it may or may not set. Sly just wants to talk about Gunns, both of the James and the muscle variety. Ryan tries to strike the balance between capitalism and socialism. And Phil had to move, so he’s not on this episode. Write in and tell us how much you miss him!
It’s a complicated one this time, everybody. We’re talking trade and tariffs. Trump is waging trade wars with… everybody. So what does that even mean? Darryl breaks down just what NAFTA and NATO are. Ryan just struggles to understand any of his own opinions. Phil gives us a sneak peak of what his Economics students hear every. damn. day. And Sly gets off to other peoples’ misery, as per usual.
For added context, we covered some of these talking points in more detail previously, in our China episode.
Ryan and Sly were just on They See Me Rollin’, a wonderful actual play podcast and we had a LOT of fun playing a one shot in Fiasco!
In this episode, the gang discusses the Supreme Court and how apolitical it is.
Justice Kennedy is retiring and Brett Kavanaugh is taking this place. What does this mean the country? Should we agree with the New York Times that this is a good thing? Was the Supreme Court always this bad? Is it bad on principle? Ryan makes sure we start off on a strong note. Sly discusses the long forgotten prequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Phil’s been Phil and Darryl finds a serious oversight in the original Constitution.
We needed a break, everybody. Things are like… really bad out there. So we went back to our original format and picked a piece of pop culture to analyze! We watched a movie called Bulworth! Only Sly had even heard about the film before this week, so it was quite the unexpected experience.
On this episode, we cover the 1998 political film, Bulworth, written, directed, produced, and starring Warren Beatty. It’s Sly’s favorite movie now so don’t you dare say anything negative about it. Ryan keeps the conversation light by talking about 9/11. Darryl pleads the fifth. And Phil punches up the script a bit.