Episode #99: Who Are You?

I’m so sorry everybody.  This week was crazy busy for me and I totally forgot to post the podcast until today.  Rest assured, we’ll post on time in the future.

In this week’s episode we get kind of deep again.  We start kind of light talking about the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie and we give our prediction of what we think the movie will be like.  Heads up:  it isn’t going to be a good movie.  That’s when the podcast takes a turn and we go deep.

We talk about what makes someone who they are.  Are you the accumulation of all your experiences and memories?  If that’s true, what would happen if you lost your memory?  What if you had amnesia, Jason Bourne style, and retained all your motor skills but just couldn’t remember your past?  Would that affect who you are as a person?  Maybe you would no longer want to be friends with people you are friends with now.  Maybe you would feel differently about things in life that you really hate or really love.  What would happen to your moral compass?  Is it possible that someone who previously thought murder was ok would change their mind?  What about the reverse of that question?

This leads us to the idea:  if it’s possible to change who you are by altering your memories, then maybe who you are is actually a combination of two or three different people.  There is the “you” who is molded by experience and the “you” that is running on the basic hardware that is your brain.  Maybe all of us are kind of two different people observing each other in the same mind, mashed together into one entity?

We end up going down a couple different rabbit holes in this episode and we think it’s pretty interesting.  Of course, neither of us is a philosopher or neurosurgeon so maybe we’re just full of shit and talking out of our ass.  That never stopped us from broadcasting before!  Give us a listen and then weigh in with your opinion in the comments section.  See you next week for the big ONE HUNDRED!

-99!

Episode #98 – Star Trek and Stuff

Episode #98 – Star Trek and Stuff

Hey everybody! We’re on our second podcast of the year, good ‘ol number 98!

This week we talk about movies, specifically Star Trek (woah, bizarro-cast!) and movie themes! We kinda get into the horrors of the transporter and why away teams are always Kirk, Bones, other officers and some killable dudes.

We go into the potential shared universes of different filmmakers and explore why we think so. And then we gripe about the way movie theaters suck, like a pair of old men…

We also talk about Christopher Nolan movies where we bring up David Bowie and The Prestige. We recorded this on the 10th and had not yet read of Bowie’s passing. We make the joke about he play’s a younger version of himself in The Prestige and lament that we would want to watch him in more films. That feeling hasn’t changed since the recording.

Thanks for listening.

Episode #97 – Happy New Year!

Episode #97 – Happy New Year!

 

This is our first podcast of the New Year! It’s traditional to celebrate the most on the 13th. Didn’t you know?

I forgot my ‘cans’ and had difficulty judging sound and we discussed the difficulty and horrors of being born on a leap year and how to embrace this tragedy.

We moved on to the differences of the perception of time between children and adults which caused us to discuss the awesomeness of toys and the incredible depths of the imagination of a kid.

Then we go off the deep end, talking about people’s brains and stuff!

This, of course, led to Lego and thus, Star Wars…

Of course…

Anyway, let us know what you think! Enjoy and subscribe and let us know what your favorite toy memories from childhood, or just childhood…

Whatever, no wrong answers!