Podcast Episodes

Do we take guns away? Do we blanket everyone with "mental illness"? Virtually always perpetrated by men, how do we get to the core of preventing mass shootings? Criminology expert Professor Prabha Unnithan shares his insights based off of years of research into criminal behavior. 

Conspiracy theories are big business, and like every form of media, has a target audience. We discuss the new rise in popularity of conspiracy theories, and what kind of audience they attract 

 In the wake of Bernie Sanders declaring his intent to run for president, as well as Trump's statement during the State of the Union: "We are alarmed by the new calls to adopt socialism in our country”, we take a look at the merits of democratic social and capitalism, as well as their flaws 

 I've never been able to wrap my brain around people who let their week be affected by the performance of their team. Whether your team is worth a damn or not has zero impact on the quality of your community. So, why so much emotional investment?? 

Men who have a problem with the size of their dicks+firearms. Are these a good combination? We discuss toxic masculinity, what makes a man, guns and hunting. 

No child ought to be denied a five-star education. So, should taxes be increased to fund public education, or is the system so beyond repair that it needs to be revamped entirely? 

 "And I say, really, we're not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I'm a nationalist, OK? I'm a nationalist." Recently, Trump declared himself a nationalist. Chance and Nick argue that nationalism is little more than blind loyalty, and Eli makes his case that the definition has been distorted. 

 A year since Trump went on a Twitter rampage against all those who would take a knee during the National Anthem, Kaepernick has made controversy once again as Nike’s new spokesperson. We revisit the controversy, and debate the hypocrisies we each see on the issue. 

From experience, I can tell you that businesses don't do themselves any favors in the long-term by stiffing their employees on benefits and wages (It's called "morale"). Conversely, when we hear about a raising the minimum wage, we immediately assume it's a good thing, but there are many variables to look over. Does cashiering or working fast food warrant a "livable wage"? 

 What's holding up FM radio from going the way of the dodo? How many times can you listen to "More Than a Feeling" or Five Finger Death Punch try to pass itself off as "hard rock"?  We question folks on the street on whether they still see the use in FM, or if streaming is their go-to.

I took a lot of heat for a blog I wrote criticizing Social D's Mike Ness for punching a fan. Mostly with the justification that "it's always OK to punch 'Nazis'" It's a dangerous thing to demonize someone so harshly simply for disagreeing...as actual Nazis did.