This time on the Podcast, Mike, Sam, and Simon discuss: Peak Marvel Redux, Wonder Woman, and the first female Doctor Who; money, trust and tech companies; the potential Presidential bids of the Rock and the Zuck; the 2018 primaries and what’s downstream from here; the search for silver linings and the black clouds over NORK; odds of impeachment and what’s worse than Trump; Virginia Nazis; and, inevitably, ethical implications of AI and robot sex, continued.
This time on the podcast, Mike, Sam, and Simon toast Belgium and discuss: The opening days of the Trump administration in America; is Belgium like Mike thinks Belgium is? (And if not, is America)?; the ethics of wiping out the Cylons; the ethics of bugging the opposition; the AI future; plus Rogue One and more on Tabby’s Star.
This time on the podcast, Mike, Sam, and Simon talk about: "Travelers"; Belgium and Europe; Russia and cyberwar; Hamilton electors and false-flags; 2016 deaths; the transition and "draining the swamp"; Trump-brand corruption; and the latest papal silliness, the post-pontificate, and the presidency.
This time on the podcast, Mike, Sam, and Simon discuss: How we all got the election so very wrong and what lessons need to be learned going forward; squelching the emerging dynasticism of American politics; actors confronting politicians; turning "palin" into a verb and "trumpy" into an adjective; Trump's hundred-day plan; the perils of empowering an office and the pain of losing for the first time; the electoral college; and play what-if: what if Trump had run as a Democrat? Will Hillary be indicted?
This time on the podcast, Mike, Sam, and Simon discuss: Halloween Ghostbuster costumes; ethical issues regarding to Westworld and robot-sex; the continuing oddness of Tabby's Star and the non-contact first-contact scenario; the marginal utility of a single vote; and Lucy Brenton, libertarianism, abortion, and federalism.
This time on the podcast, Mike, Sam, and Simon discuss: The mooted "Portal" movie, Netflix's new Marvel series "Luke Cage" and ABC's ongoing "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and its potential reintegration into the wider MCU; the first debate and the state of the race; follow-up on the balanced rebellion and Gary Johnson; "Trek v. Trump" and the dystopian nightmare that is Star Trek; the dystopian nightmare that is the postconciliar Catholic Church; the dystopian nightmare that is the current state of the current political discourse; the "cognitive bias codex"; unarmed shootings and evidence; and Elon Musk's stunning Mars plans.
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This time on the podcast, there's a bit of a GLoP feel to it as Mike, Sam, and Simon discuss: Tolkien, Le Carre, CGI, and breaking the illusion; The Magnificent Seven, Westworld, and finding the right vehicle for stories ("Ringworld"; "Divergent"; "Star Trek"); Gary Johnson and the Balance Rebellion; Hillary's inability to close the deal, the "charisma gap," and Sarah Palin; the alt-right; Russia and the Ukraine; changes to the Democratic Party's nomination process; Evan McMullin; "Leverage," "Personal Space," and the new planet discovered around Proxima Centauri; and the 9/11 anniversary and the world economic order. Bonus: We recorded on 9/11 and got realtime reaction to Hillary Clinton fainting and thoughts on the relevance of candidates' health.