Episode Number: 1041
Episode Guest: Dan Carlin
Original Airdate: November 16, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Rocket Mortgage, Quip, PolicyGenius
Guest Bio: Dan Carlin is an amateur historian and former radio talk show host. He now hosts two popular podcasts–Common Sense and Hardcore History–available on Apple Podcasts or through his website.
Topics Discussed: Dan brought Joe a Constantine coin from the 1700s; Joe gushes about Dan’s podcasts; talk about Dan’s podcasts; the future of podcasting; future technologies; Mark Cuban and Broadcast.com; no one saw amateur internet broadcasting content catching on; Joe and Dan got into podcasting at the perfect time; if you’re entertaining or engaging, you can find a following; a 20-year-old YouTuber bought a $7 million home in Joe’s neighborhood; death of Lil Peep; HTC Vive; Google Earth virtual reality; Google Daydream View; Apple augmented reality (AR) headset; Joe rants about not getting Apple iMessage messages on his Google Pixel; asking your kids for tech support; Dan used to make videos as a kid; their daughters are making movies on their iPads; someone edited a fictional video of Dan talking about the 2020 election from his existing podcasts; Oscar De La Hoya in fishnets and high heels; it’s easy to make fake things on the internet; Obama birth certificate conspiracy; he feels like he can’t have political discussions anymore; people are tribal and want to be on teams; Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and blind allegiance; is our system flawed; does modern society require us to be more intelligent than we were 75 years ago; the challenges of modern humans beings are greater; we’re more flooded with lies than ever before; what is an informed voter; Joe thinks we will get past language in culture and have a deeper connection with each other; Google Pixel Buds; Esperanto; lack of communication; blind allegiance towards people of your own skin color; racists need to see how the rest of the world sees them; tribal stupidity; is seeing people by race in our DNA; white privilege; worrying about the other; Iraq war talk; Libya; Hillary Clinton laughing about Gaddafi’s death video; Baghdad; Yugoslavia; The Great War for Civilization book; Iran; Dan talks about going to a government meeting; oil and the Middle East; (1:00:00) Dan talks about the way he was recruited to be in the government meeting regarding what to do in the Middle East; an elaborate group photo of the meeting was taken but he can’t show it to anyone; James Mattis; drones and war; revolution in military affairs; we are establishing the rules of drone warfare; what if another country used drones the way the US does; what if another country killed Joe’s family with drones; it’s hard to look like the good guy when you’re bombing countries; more talk about war and terrorism; Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea book; photo of police dog biting a non-violent protester; sonic weapons; Cuba sonic weapons; killing at distance; On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society book; killing at distance compared to fighting on social media; Kathy Griffin and beheaded Trump photo; there are so many options for people to be nasty to each other; could countries be led into war because of social media; Twitter doubles character counts; Dan thinks of himself as an appetizer to history; talk about Dan’s podcast; Dan talks about a TV deal that didn’t work out; television and promotion; homogenization of television; TV and branding; when you work for someone else you’re a tool of their career; Dan thought working in radio was awful; so many people in radio are unnecessary; Ryan Seacrest on the radio; being unique in podcasting is valuable; Joe says he’s honest, but admits he is wrong sometimes; Joe thinks people are angry because they’re unsatisfied; it’s more satisfying making less money but doing something you enjoy; the internet makes small businesses possible and not much of a gamble; making things yourself is self-motivating; it takes a while to find and build an audience; find one thing to do as a passion project; 50 best podcasts right now article; Guys We Fucked podcast; talk about failing but not giving up; (2:00:00) regretting not trying something; failure is important and teaches you things you can’t learn from success; reading famous quotes is inspirational; if you hate your job, it’s nature telling you to do something different; life experiences create who you are; difficult things enhance your career; schools should teach students how to be small business people; Joe’s daughter thinks school makes learning and things she likes boring; Joe knew he couldn’t work a regular job; Montessori education; we should be creating entrepreneurs; energy/motivation and aging; write down your ideas; the brain is a muscle; you have to try things; we have a vested interest in our country doing better; pretend a documentary crew is following you and documenting your success; what if your parents are losers; people need a template to follow; people need inspiration and guidelines; don’t be scared of failure; Joe thinks failure is awesome; the president’s power to launch a nuclear war by himself; Trump proved you don’t need a ton of money to become president; people liked that Trump was sticking it to politicians; all politicians are narcissists; Hillary Clinton just said what the popular opinion was; the election is a popularity contest; John F. Kennedy wouldn’t get elected today; who can make it through the election process; great leaders are flawed; leaders are adulterers; billboards for police recruitment; why do politicians want to be politicians; Joe talks again about how we need a counsel of intelligent people to run the country; why do we not declare war anymore; removing power of the president; Tribe book; Joe talks about being in New York after 9/11; people need struggle in their lives; resurgence of racism; British interview with Richard Spencer; “How One Man Convinced 200 Ku Klux Klan Members to Give Up Their Robes” article; racism and racial identity; cultural appropriation; cultural appropriation is what makes America interesting; people can’t be progressive enough; we need to cut people some slack; people who are hurt want to hurt others; Joe thinks change is coming but we’re in the mix of it; humans learn by mistakes; Weather Underground and Abbie Hoffman; bills created after 9/11; Joe is optimistic and pessimistic about the future; spend more time by yourself, in nature, without your phone; becoming detached from nature and human existence; Dan is scared we’re eliminating boredom from our lives; (3:00:00) overcoming childhood boredom creates more formidable human beings.
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