Dennis returns from his “deathbed” and Patrick fixed the stream to allow the podcast back onto iTunes. We discuss Henry Ford, Detroit and Dearborn of the 1930’s, and the manner in which America could have or do fall into authoritarian rule. We look at how the Black Legion subverted democracy. We wrap things up with musing about liberal democracy and American national identity.
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.
It is All Elseworlds
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?
1. What if Nixon won in 1960
2. A Third-Rate Burglary: No Watergate
3. Yom Kippur War
4. Nixon On Trial
This week we delve into three athletes that were the greatest that never became the greatest.
We bring three different athletes from three different sports and wonder aloud on what their impact would be on the American landscape
- Len Bias
2. Steve Dalkowski
3. Joe Don Looney
Patrick invites guest host Cassidy Robinson from Jabber and the Drone, on the podcast to discuss the John Carpenter cult classic They Live. We look at the film from its’ original Reaganomics and consumerist critique to its evolution as a Shepard Fairey skateboarding meme. We also take a look at the battle to save the iconography and thesis of the film from being co-opted by Neo-Nazi groups online. And wrap things up with discussing John Carpenter the Auteur
Patrick invites oldest and best friend of the show Professor Winston Conrad of the Red Lodge podcast to discuss all things lycanthropy. What do werewolves have in connection to the witch trials? Why no chick werewolves? How awesome is the Howling?
We play L. Ron Hubbard and take anchor text of literature from our classroom and turn it into a doctrine of a new religion.
Patrick uses John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men melds Pre Vatican II Catholicism and Marxism to create a small animal worshipping and atonement cult.
Dennis takes his favorite work The Great Gatsby and constructs a Neo Midwestern Protestantism that rejects avarice and values confessional secret keeping?.
Of Mice and Men