Patrick invites Cassidy Robinson of the podcast, Jabber and the Drone, to discuss how YouTube helped reignite the culture wars that lay dormant for a decade. We run through how electoral politics have become social politics and how regulation and gate keeping can help clean up the algorithmic mess of social media and streaming services.
Dennis and Patrick delve into their Economic textbooks and attempt to explain the American tax system, Modern Monetary Theory, The Two Santa System, school district funding, student loan crisis and why deficits never mattered.
Patrick is joined by guest host and fellow teacher, Jesse Kiefer from @jessekiefer the Grawlix Podcast to discuss the concepts in Ernest Cline’s book Ready Player One. We discuss the themes of pop culture overdosing, the future of education, and the inherent dangers of big tech.
Alternate takes on Richard M Nixon mania takes hold when we dig down into different scenarios in which “Tricky Dick” is triumphant or king mutant of the radioactive slag pile. Could he win in 1960? Been convicted on national television? Started a major international conflict in the Middle East?
Patrick is joined by guest host Mike “Red Wizard” Fallek to discuss bunk, hoaxes, junk science and general groupthink in American society. We start with PT Barnum and end with TED Talks. This one is hard to pin down we go in all over the place, there is a thesis in there someplace.
This week we use the Al Franken speech at the Open Markets Institute sponsored the event as a screed against Big Tech, Bots, and monopolies. Some debate ensues about the Fairness Doctrine and “citizen journalists”. There is more debate about how to regulate Algrurytms from Google, Facebook, We end as always on a pessimistic note about a toothless FEC and the lust for antitrust in America.
This week we discuss how the president can is able to launch nuclear weapons, codes, bombers, footballs included. How the heck did we get the 25th amendment and more importantly how does it really work? Should we really trust the “generals” and what the hell happens when Trump tries to fire Robert Mueller?