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A post-politics discussion between organizer/campaigner, Jay Carmona, and simulator, Tom Barbalet.

14: How Is This Inappropriate? [October 17, 2017]

  Tom bring ups the festive fecal geyser season in the context of natural disasters. They discuss Las Vegas in the context of domestic abuse. They explore me too. Tom wants to float a new segment about whether or not things are appropriate - Jay needs to be the arbiter between society and our listeners. The first one leaves Jay grasping for reasons to continue the podcast. The second one presents slightly more turpitude. They conclude talking about road trips. Things digress very rapidly. [ MP3 | link ]

13: Corgis Against Twitter [August 29, 2017]

  Jay needs to record a podcast following her demonstration in Berkeley and Tom contrasts this with the film, All the President's Men. How about the polar bear costumes? What has Jay learned from this experience? Why are people still using Twitter? Tom questions why he should pay to read misinformation about Jay. Jay needs to talk a little bit more about Twitter. Tom moves to California's impact on the US. What is the connection between organizing and software? Jay has a final piece of trivia about Watergate which Tom turns very quickly into vile smut. [ MP3 | link ]

12: the Royal Pooch and a Zombie Pete Seeger [August 22, 2017]

  Tom and Jay took a scheduled summer break. That's their story and they are sticking to it. Jay wants to talk about complacency. Tom wants a greater focus on the perception of the desecration of sacred sites and also to acknowledge the scholarship of the Southern Poverty Law Center on this matter. [Jay meant to say the Lost Cause of the Confederacy rather than Southern Strategy.] What are some of the problems with the weekend protest movement and how does this differ from organized labor protests previously? Is Reddit inherently racist? How about that War in Afghanistan? Tom wants new and empowering music. Jay is the new embodiment of Elizabeth Windsor. [ MP3 | link ]

11: Grandma Funds Terrorism [June 14, 2017]

  Always order extra real because it will be taken from your plate. Connor wants the crew to discuss podcasts as a political and quizzical form. Tom talks about podcasting the religion of human narrative. Jay recommends Welcome to Night Vale. Tom talks about collecting and restoring 18th century pipes and beware the podcasts about that particular topic. Marty wants the crew to discuss not Russia but the foreign policy paradox that is Saudi Arabia. Somehow they slip into the ease of movement in the US. [ MP3 | link ]

10: Gaynor Died When Hoover Was Twenty [May 22, 2017]

  Tom lays down the science behind acquiring This Comes Next t-shirts. Jay is pumped up about impeachment currently. Tom talks a little about Bill Clinton's impeachment. They disagree about whether we currently live in chaos. Jay argues that impeachment is a more interesting narrative. Tom asks for some articles of impeachment. They discuss the curious nature of the Head of the FBI and Trump's revelations to Russia which mysteriously Tom already knew about in 2007 because he could read PDFs. Jay notes that impeachment would not be possible with the current political climate. They discuss what needs to happen to change the political climate. Jay proposes one approach and Tom proposes another approach [Tom is talking about the unseating of Eric Cantor in Virginia not the made up politician name that he runs with through the discussion.] Tom wants to know about marriage equality but unfortunately it is just too hot for podcasting. [ MP3 | link ]

9: A Quiver-full of Fascists [May 2, 2017]

  Tom has some advice for industrial wedding invite photos. They cover listener emails and there is always time for t-shirts. Jay is worried about the rise of fascist networks. Tom isn't sure what a fascist is anymore. They explore the tyranny of leaderless-ness. Social capital is discussed in the context of career. Tom digresses into a lost friend. Jay returns to fascist networks. Tom confesses to being a Vichy collector but refuses to talk about Franco. Listener Connor Sites-Bowen asks about personal energy. Listener Sam Shave asks about online privacy: a topic where Jay and Tom seem to disagree until the end. [ MP3 | link ]

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