Guest Bio: Brendan Schaub is a retired UFC fighter and a former semi-professional football player. Bryan Callen is an actor and stand-up comedian. Brendan and Bryan together host the podcast The Fighter and the Kid. Eddie Bravo is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and owner of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu. He is also a music producer, author, and podcaster.
Topics Discussed: Eddie is taller after back surgery; things made in China; Foxconn suicides; nothing good comes from Russia; Bryan talks about Russia and the Ukraine; Untold History of the United States TV show; the Middle East is old; old nails; Joe talks about working construction; Bryan used to work construction too; subway pushers of Japan; 22 million Russians died in World War II; nuclear bombs; morality and science; Enrico Fermi; Manhattan Project; soldiers running towards nuclear explosion video; John Wayne’s death; Fukushima nuclear disaster; underwater nuclear bomb explosion video; Joe talks about Fritz Haber again; guano; the Haber process; largest nuclear bomb (Tsar Bomba) video; weightlifting talk; Primal Swoledier; steel clubs; Eddie has started taking yoga; talk about yoga; Bikram yoga creator brags about his million-dollar sperm (1:00:00) hot yoga talk; Iyengar yoga; more yoga talk; BKS Iyengar yoga video; Rickson Gracie on a balance beam video; Kundalini yoga; yoga and psychedelic experiences; Brock Lesnar retires from MMA; talk about TRT Vitor Belfort; Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gastelum; talk about USADA drug testing; Jose Aldo’s botched drug test; Cris Cyborg is trying to get a retroactive drug exemption; Germaine de Randamie vs. Cris Cyborg talk; talk about the potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. boxing match; Joe says doing fight companion podcasts is better than commentating fights; Joe wants to work with the UFC to do fight companion podcasts; Bryan talks about Ryan Seacrest; Jennifer Lopez talk; Rose McGowan talk; video of Joe Rogan as fashion photographer “Bruce Testones” getting naked while taking pictures; Paul Simms; Joe and Bryan talk about working with Andy Dick; Stephen Root; podcasts are the best and easiest-to-create form of entertainment; Foxconn workers are slaves and we’re okay with that because they make iPhones; ethics of big companies like Apple and IBM; talk about American manufacturing; more talk about manufacturing in Asia and slave labor; Michael Flynn resigns over secret contacts with Russia; talk about the Russian DNC hacking; Hillary Clinton is against marijuana legalization; “Trump is not my fucking president” tattoo; more talk about Trump; electoral college; Bill Clinton’s immigration remarks are the same as Trump’s; (2:00:00) Bryan talks about dating a dominatrix; some people get pleasure from pain; serial killers get turned on from murder; man who beheaded Greyhound bus passenger granted full discharge; Mountie who witnessed bus beheading committed suicide; Canadians are the nicest people; Joe talks about Jordan Peterson and gender pronouns in Canada; UC Berkely protests over Milo Yiannopoulos; Milo and Leslie Jones Twitter feud; Joe defends Milo; Milo’s Dangerous book; even more talk about Milo; Joe calls the Berkeley protesters fascists; a girl was pepper sprayed for wearing a “Make Bitcoin Great Again” hat; not all Trump supporters are racists or homophobes; how big is the KKK; black vs. white is the same as left vs. right; people are tribal and want to be on teams; Gun, Germs, and Steel book; Pepe Le Pew; skunks are predators; you can smell a skunk’s scent a mile away; how we smell a skunk’s scent is how a bloodhound smells everything; $1 trillion of rare minerals found in Afghanistan; Sturgill Simpson sang about opium in Afghanistan on Saturday Night Live; more talk about making cell phones in the United States; electricity; do wireless signals affect the body; do cell phones cause cancer; Sheryl Crow thinks cell phone use caused her brain tumor; more talk about cell phones and cancer; smog in California; Porsche 911 Turbo’s exhaust is cleaner than the air in Los Angeles; Joe talks about brake dust again; people are supposed to be nomads and move around; Joe talks about staying in a house that overlooked the ocean and getting scared; talk about the ocean and how clean it once was; Bryan talks about scuba diving in Tahiti; dolphins; Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary; talk about eating sushi in front of Jiro; Bryan talks about eating in the number one restaurant in the world; Joe turns the conversation back to cell phone manufacturing; debate about whether people would pay more for a phone if it was made in the US; (3:00:00) what will Tesla cars be like in the future; augmented reality; the internet will replace traditional radio and satellite radio; talk about robots replacing human workers; talk about self-driving cars; man dies in car crash while watching porn, masturbating, and driving; more self-driving car talk; talk about the Germaine de Randamie vs. Holly Holm fight; talk about MMA rules and refereeing; MMA judging; Germaine de Randamie’s late punches; talk about Cris Cyborg; weight cutting; Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard; Joe wants to see Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal; how much time off should fighters take after a knockout; CTE; can you remain conscious momentarily after being beheaded; A History of the Guillotine book; Mississippi allows firing squad executions; talk about execution methods; death row last meals; Faces of Death movie; Budd Dwyer.
My Thoughts: Very little talk about fights despite this being (supposedly) a discussion about UFC 208. This episode is essentially political talk for three hours. The UFC talk begins during the last 20 minutes of the podcast and lasts for about 10 minutes total.
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