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.
This time on the podcast, Mike visits Switzerland, Simon tries to set Sam up with Mayim Biyalik, and we talk about: Cathedrals turning into museums; the Father Hamel killing; "Central Intelligence" and Dwayne Johnson; the incredibly obvious groundwork for "Michelle 2020" and the rise of dynasticism; the state of the race—is Hillary Clinton somehow now the small-c conservative choice in the race?; the Trump brand, the GOP, and the post-Trump hinterland; what happens if nothing happens? What happens, period?; Trump as Jed Bartlett; Kaine as Hillary's Veep choice; Gary Johnson's play; Pokemon Go; and "Brexit."