Tue, 23 July 2019
Is media trying to brainwash us into being ALL THE SAME? Are the excesses of the mob scaring us into conformity? Mark, Erica, and Brian muse on cultural homogenization and are joined by comedian Dr. Yakov Smirnoff to talk about growing up in a repressive society and the shadow of political correctness over comedy.
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Direct download: PMP_003_6-17-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am CDT
Sun, 2 June 2019
Does politics have to be Machiavellian? Do you have to be ruthless to succeed?
Given our treatment of Game of Thrones and Life Is a Dream, and the way in which end-justifying-the-means logic plays endlessly in our real-life political situation, it's time we looked back on our episode 14 on Machiavelli. Mark Linsenmayer reviewed that episode and recorded a little essay about practicing Machiavellian politics to get you back in this spirit.
Direct download: PEL_Glimpse-Machiavellian_Politics_4-21-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am CDT