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Real, honest, and unscripted conversations about everything under the sun.

May 30, 2021

Episode 11: Dating in the Digital Age

In our third podcast on the Digital Age, we discuss the intricacies of dating in the modern world. From dating on apps to paying on the first date to a final discussion of whether or not leaving the friendzone is possible for men or women, we tackle some of the most controversial dating themes of the early 21st century alongside our first female guests, Rachel and Emily. 

 

 

May 24, 2021

Episode 10: Entrepreneurship, Business in the Digital Age

The Digital Age has led to many new avenues for business and capital in the early twenty-first century. Most are excellent; some are worrisome. Here, we breakdown the complexities of earning a living in a world gone digital from multiple revenue streams, to cryptocurrency, to the popularity of sites such as Patreon and OnlyFans.

 

Source List:

Council Post: How To Find Success As An Entrepreneur In The Digital Age

The rise of Patreon – the website that makes Jordan Peterson $80k a month

Cryptocurrencies rise in popularity in world's conflict zones

What’s Driving California’s Mass Exodus?

How To Find Success As An Entrepreneur In The Digital Age (forbes.com)

Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age (nyu.edu)

(PDF) The age of digital entrepreneurship (researchgate.net)

Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age - Debating Europe

How to Become a Better Entrepreneur in This Digital Age (businessingmag.com)

Influencer Marketing’s Surprising Rise Of The ‘Everyperson’ (forbes.com)

New Report Looks at the Growth of Influencer Marketing on Instagram | Social Media Today

Instagram, Influencers And Brands: Inside The Booming Influencer Economy : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders : NPR

Cryptocurrency Tokenization Is On The Rise: What Are The Accounting Implications? (forbes.com)

Rise of Crypto Market’s Quiet Giants Has Big Market Implications - Bloomberg

OnlyFans: the rise of a multibillion dollar creator-based empire (yourstory.com)

How the rich and famous stole OnlyFans from sex workers (newstatesman.com)

The Rise of Patreon in Influencer Marketing I NeoReach Blog

3 Income Streams Every Millennial Should Have | by Matt Lane | The Post-Grad Survival Guide | Medium

Why Multiple Income Streams Is A Better Emergency Fund For Millennials (boomerandecho.com)

 

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April 21, 2021

Episode 9: The Digital Age: A Threat to Democracy?

The Digital Age has brought manifold benefits to the world in the twenty-first century. However, it is arguable that one of its drawbacks is the use that governments are now able to make of digital technology in ways that could be counted as undermining to democracy. Here, we discuss this very topic as well as some other related ones.

 

Show Notes/Fact Checks:

-We stated an article by the Washington Post was block by Facebook and Twitter, when in fact it was an article from the New York Post (https://www.npr.org/2020/10/14/923766097/facebook-and-twitter-limit-sharing-new-york-post-story-about-joe-biden)

-In this episode we stated granted protection for platforms to not be responsible for what their users do. This is only partly true. Section 230 does not completely absolve platforms from responsibility as long as they take reasonable steps to delete or prevent access the offended content (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230#impact)

-It was Taiwan rather then Thailand that engaged in aggressive contact tracing practices (https://www.businessinsider.com/taiwan-coronavirus-surveillance-masks-china-2020-6)

-The 2004 apology before Congress was delivered by Richard Clarke as part of the 9/11 Commission (Your Government Failed You: Richard Clarke at the September 11 Commission on Counterterrorism (2004) - YouTube)

-The name of H. R. McMaster's new book is Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World (Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World: McMaster, H. R.: 9780062899460: Amazon.com: Books)

 

Sources:

- Sony Hack - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Pictures_hack

- Computer Security Act - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_Security_Act_of_1987

- Algorithm Bias - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algorithmic_bias#Racial_and_ethnic_discrimination

- Section 230 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_230

- "Is a democratic surveillance state possible?" - Washington Post

- "State surveillance and the COVID-19 crisis" - Full article: State surveillance and the COVID-19 crisis (tandfonline.com)

- "Surveillance, Security, and Liberal Democracy in the Post-COVID World" - Surveillance, Security, and Liberal Democracy in the Post-COVID World | International Organization | Cambridge Core

 

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March 29, 2021

Episode 8: The Authors of Regency Britain

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be transported back to Regency Britain, the era between the French Revolution of 1789 and the death of King George IV in 1830? What authors and books would you read while passing the time? Well, for this episode, we are joined by Dr. Ian Mortimer, historian and author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain, who takes us on a journey to discover the answers to these very questions.

 

* This episode is referred to erroneously as Episode 9 in the introduction

 

Dr. Ian Mortimer's website:

Dr Ian Mortimer: author and historian

 

To purchase a copy of The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain:

The Time Traveller's Guide to Regency Britain: Amazon.co.uk: Mortimer, Ian: 9781847924568: Books

*Once the title is released in the US, we will be sure to update the information here.

December 16, 2020

Episode 7: This Ain’t Your Mama’s Christmas

Our Christmas episode! This time we are joined by Ben Goo, founder of Coffee With a Christian and host of the Coffee With a Christian Podcast to discuss Christmas, its history, its meaning for the modern world, and the the impact of Christ's message during the holidays.

 

Sources:

Christmas, Wikipedia 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas

 

Saint Nicholas, Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Nicholas

 

The Amazing History of Christmas, YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVxGfOqIg8s

 

The Controversy Over Who Wrote The Night Before Christmas, CBC News

https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/night-before-christmas-poem-1.4446455

 

Mistletoe, Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistletoe

 

Christmas Traditions, explained, YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LPZCtx3cfE

 

 

The History of Christmas, YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_-fjfF66TI

 

 

Origins of Christmas, History Channel

https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/origins-of-christmas-video

November 3, 2020

Episode 6: Why ‘One Last Time’ is the Most Important Song in Hamilton

In our Election Night podcast, we finish our political trilogy on a hopeful note, celebrating our first president, the presidency in general, and the America Republic.

 

Sources: 

George Washington's Farewell Address--https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/farewell-address

 

Joseph J. Ellis, His Excellency: George Washington (New York, 2004)

 

Let's put the vote-by-mail 'fraud' myth to rest

https://shass.mit.edu/news/news-2020-pandemic-voting-mail-safe-honest-and-fair-stewart

 

Voting by Mail Dates Back to America’s Earliest Years. Here’s How It’s Changed Over the Years

https://time.com/5892357/voting-by-mail-history/

October 28, 2020

Episode 5: The Sins of the Republic

The American Republic is supposedly an exception creation of liberty and light. But is this truly so? Here, we examine the dark roots of America's past in hope for a better future

 

Sources 

Claudio Saunt, Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory (New York, 2020)

"The People Who Profited Off the Trail of Tears" Book Review

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/05/claudio-sant-unworthy-republic-trail-of-tears/609097/

Juneteenth

https://www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

 

Mass racial violence in the United States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_racial_violence_in_the_United_States

 

Tulsa Race Massacre

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulsa_race_massacre

 

Loving v. Virginia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_v._Virginia

 

National Museum of African American American History & Culture

https://nmaahc.si.edu/

 

The 1619 Project - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html

October 12, 2020

Episode 4: Why Civil Discourse Needs to Make a Comeback

Civil Discourse, especially in politics, seems to be fading. Here is why it needs to make a comeback

 

Show Notes:

Joanne B. Freeman, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to the Civil War (New York, 2018)

https://www.economist.com/united-states/2008/06/19/the-big-sort

https://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/29/opinion/age-of-political-segregation.html

 

September 28, 2020

Episode 3: What’s College Got To Do With It

A discussion of the continuing utility of College in the 21st century. With our special guest, Pedro Enamorado, who knows a thing or two about education in America. 

September 14, 2020

Episode 2: Are the Humanities at Death’s Door?

A discussion of the progress of STEM, especially Tech, in the modern world along with the seeming regress of the Humanities.

 

Our source list for the episode is a bit long. If you would like to see links to our research, please comment. We would be happy to provide a list.