Episode Number: 1032
Episode Guest: Colin Moriarty
Original Airdate: October 31, 2017
Episode Sponsors: Dollar Shave Club, LegalZoom, Stamps.com
Guest Bio: Colin Moriarty is the co-founder of Kinda Funny and creator of Colin’s Last Stand, a series of videos about history and politics.
Topics Discussed: Podcast ads; podcasting talk; social media talk; his controversial tweet about women; people are looking for someone to get mad at; Rosie O’Donnell compares Kevin Spacey to Harvey Weinstein; Black Mirror TV show; Mark Halperin sexual harassment claims; what is sexual assault/harassment; why didn’t Bill Cosby/Harvey Weinstein/Kevin Spacey allegations come out sooner; 1911 gum advertisement with instructions on how to kiss a girl; times are changing; Bill Cosby talk; The Cosby Show TV show; I Spy TV show; Netflix suspends production of House of Cards; Best of Enemies documentary; Gore Vidal; calling someone a Nazi or fascist; free speech; Sam Harris podcast with Nicholas Christakis; George Washington had slaves; recognizing/celebrating American history; “The FBI’s Hunt for Two Missing Piglets Reveals the Federal Cover-Up of Barbaric Factory Farms” article; Joe compares factory farming of today to slavery of the past; talk about meat and hunting; spirituality has been hijacked; reiki; more factory farming talk; agriculture; the future of meat; (1:00:00) 1491 book; asteroid impacts wiping out animals in the past; Graham Hancock, Randall Carlson, Michael Shermer episode; ancient history is hypothetical; (they watch a video of Randall Carlson); where Joe would go in the past if he had a time machine; Easter Island and sweet potatoes; ancient Romans landed in America; horses in America; Cahokia; Colin loves history and wants to make it interesting for people; Colin doesn’t drink coffee; smoking cigarettes is stimulating; getting high from the nicotine in a cigar; Joe is nervous to smoke pot again after Sober Octobert; Joe talks again about his intense dreams; the benefits of marijuana; it’s good to take time away from things; weed and creativity; weed and paranoia; staring at the sky when you’re high; Fermi paradox; fear of death; Contact book; how aliens would treat humans; why would aliens come to earth; Goldilocks zone; Battlestar Galactica TV show; artificial life; what is life; more Black Mirror talk; consciousness; Facebook’s artificial intelligence created its own language; robots turning on humans; Boston Dynamics; Boston Dynamics robot abuse compilation video; the future will be crazy; robots/AI improving themselves; why doesn’t Jeff Bezos retire; motivation for men; Amazon’s beginnings; more Battlestar Galactica talk; what happens to some actors; Newsradio talk; Joe would never do another TV show again; talk about starting with the UFC and what people thought about it; Joe trusts his instincts; Dennis Miller on Monday Night Football; The Thing movie; Alien movie; doing UFC commentary; more Cosby talk; political affiliations; libertarians; why he leans towards the conservative end; (2:00:00) religious influence on politics; more political talk; rethinking what it means to be a president; fascism; we can survive Trump and have survived worse things in the past; Trump as president is a waste of four years; he doesn’t think Trump will win again; Joe thinks Trump will run again; Trump just needs one event to make himself look good; Trump is our most incompetent president ever; Trump teased running for president in 1988 video; criticism of Trump is making him crazier; Trump’s bad approval rating; it’s hard to run a business; The West Wing TV show; What Happened book; more Trump talk; rumor of soft coup against Trump; Trump and North Korea; North Korea nuclear base collapses; Trump golf count; how does Trump communicate with the military; Wolf Blitzer; there are no objective journalists; there are no good news outlets; Fox News talk; Bill O’Reilly sexual harassment settlements; power and money; Megyn Kelly Today TV show’s bad ratings; TV talk shows aren’t the way to communicate ideas; late night talk shows; long podcasts; Joe talks more about his podcast; objectivity; trying not to be married to your ideas; people don’t want to admit fault; when someone pretends to know something but doesn’t learn new information; Joe talks about chimps; chimp that eats leopard; new universal basic income trial; privilege; medicare vs. military spending; university; trade schools; more talk about university tuition; tuition growth at universities over 20 years; Bernie would have won if he went against Trump; (3:00:00) communism; freedom breeds inequality; do your best with the hand you’re dealt; capitalism; rich guys donating their money; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; history of Apple; Nokia 8110 (the phone from The Matrix); smartphones today; businesses that exist because of smartphones; smartphone competition; Google Pixel 2 XL; Samsung Galaxy X with foldable screen; chasing things leaves us feeling empty; Facebook “Like” creator doesn’t use apps on his phone; more Black Mirror talk; more communism talk; freedom; free speech on college campuses; Milo Yiannopoulos; left vs. right; Ferguson unrest; the center is winning, people on extreme ends are losing; a collection of ideas is what’s right; Evergreen President sought help for trauma; colleges are incestuous; gender talk; people engineering science to fit their narratives.
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