Episode Number: 1015
Episode Guest: Reggie Watts
Original Airdate: September 26, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Onnit, Blue Apron, LegalZoom
Guest Bio: Reggie Watts is a musician, singer, beatboxer, actor, and comedian. His improvised musical sets are created using only his voice, a keyboard, and a looping machine.
Topics Discussed: Nibiru cataclysm; Art Bell talk; Art Bell’s house; Terence McKenna and Dennis McKenna talk; Psychedelic Salon podcast; Timothy Leary; stoned ape theory and human evolution; laughing/comedy compared to doing drugs; is a comedian performing mass hypnosis; movie theaters and people talking; people who need to eat/getting hangry; 450 lb. man fasted for a year and lost over half his weight; Reggie talks about his diet and weightlifting; annoying guys at the gym; knowledge jerking and mansplaining; hepeating; corporate culture; this is the best time ever to be alive; Gulf of Tonkin incident; distribution of energy; solar panels for charging phones; portable solar generators; Unacknowledged documentary talk; the government is too big and unorganized to hide the existence of aliens; alien body shapes; Spore video game; No Man’s Sky video game; simulations of life; Surrogates movie; Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie; Tron: Legacy movie; baby characters in movies; Joe loves comic books and comic book movies; Jerry Springer: The Opera; The Hulk movie; Hulk vs. Hulk dogs; problems with comics being adapted to the screen; who reads comics in newspapers anymore; adult humor and comics; Mickey Rooney in Breafast at Tiffany’s; Katy Perry wearing a kimono was called cultural appropriation; Katy Perry and DeRay McKesson talking about cultural appropriation; (1:00:00) we’re living in a litigious culture and people are too sensitive; people like to complain; Bo Derek in 10 movie; nobody wants people mad at them; Anthony Bourdain tells TMZ he would serve Trump and Kim Jong-Un poison if he had to cater a meal for them; Reggie says he reads almost all of the tweets people send him and occasionally replies; more Katy Perry talk; Katy Perry’s fake Twitter followers; Trump’s fake Twitter followers; singers who don’t write their own songs; Joni Mitchell, Taylor Swift, Carly Simon; “You’re So Vain” song; Kevin Hart’s extortion/cheating scandal; the internet and the future; video games and virtual reality; Joe talks about being addicted to video games; Reggie talks about playing video games; Borderlands 2 video game; Divinity 2 video game; (they watch someone play Borderlands 2 on Twitch); why do people watch others play video games; Hardcore Henry movie; Jamie talks about games and Twitch; Unreal Tournament video game; Titanfall video game; virtual reality gaming theme parks in warehouses; VRcade; VR technology; augmented reality; headphones; Apple AirPods; Apple Watch; Reggie is learning how to use Android phones; Samsung Galaxy Note 8; Samsung Galaxy S8+; disappointment with new Apple products; Joe rants about the Apple Touch Bar; Joe likes his Lenovo ThinkPad laptop; Amazon Echo; Google is better at voice recognition; artificial intelligence and personalities; Lyrebird and its demo; did Mark Zuckerberg steal the idea for Facebook; Chris Rock’s divorce; Eddie Murphy’s Johnny Carson skit; Friendster and MySpace; AltspaceVR; virtual reality concerts or stand-up comedy sets; Chief Keef’s hologram concert; going somewhere to watch a hologram; hologram Tupac; people want muscular action figures; (2:00:00) the hologram Tupac is too muscular; Joe in the UFC 2 video game; Avatar movie; I Am Legend movie; special effects in Logan; fight scenes in movies; Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie; more talk about fight scenes; John Wick movies; Strike Back TV show; Skinemax softcore porn; Emmanuelle movies; (they watch clips from Emmanuelle); cigarettes after sex; Reggie has never smoked; quitting smoking; Reggie’s dad died from lung cancer; Reggie talks about his mom’s health and heart issues; “How the Sugar Industry Shifted the Blame to Fat” article; “What Happens If You Eat Saturated Fat” article; “The Truth About Coconut Oil and Your Heart” article; what Reggie eats to be healthy; fishing; Montana; catch and release fishing; he used to be vegan; alpha-gal allergy to red meat; more talk about why red meat isn’t bad for you; differences between red meat; Coeliac disease; blue cheese and steak; cuts of meat; filet mignon; Pacific Dining Car; lab-grown meat; deer overpopulation; Reggie’s friend hit a moose in his truck; car hits moose video; Los Angeles bridge for mountain lions; appreciating what we have; humans are responsible for nature and its animals; BP oil spill; much of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has disappeared because of bacteria; bacteria are evolving to eat plastic in oceans; Alien movie; Nature is Metal cuttlefish video; king of camouflage cuttlefish video; why do we think aliens would look like us; Arrival movie; why do we assume aliens would have bodies or language; we don’t have enough senses; Reggie’s hair; The Situationists; Society and Spectacle book; Malcolm McLaren; Guy Debord; “provoke to the point of violence”; Andy Kaufman; Andy Warhol; Piss Christ artwork; Reggie talks about being in school and hearing a band play distorted music; hearing music in static; Contact movie; frustrating people with music is fun; art and sincerity; DJs don’t play music anymore; public radio; Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!; Radiolab; KCRW; radio needs hosts to play what they want; radio vs. listening to what you want; (3:00:00) people like things that remind them of being human; bars and restaurants shouldn’t have screens; I, Robot movie; spherical wheels; how long until self-driving cars are the norm; old cars are better because you can feel everything; steering systems in cars; ’68 Mustang car made electric; Rimac cars; Rimac vs. LaFerrari video; Tesla gave more battery juice to car owners fleeing Hurricane Irma; debate about Tesla limiting its batteries; they first met on a plane.
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