Guest Bio: Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian and host of his own podcast The Duncan Trussell Family Hour.
Topics Discussed: Joe and Duncan were practicing archery; recurve bows; taking care of your lawn; not going outside often enough; how Duncan bought his new bow; compound bows; more bow talk; ancient bows and how they were made; the first person to create fire; starting fire without matches; YouTube Primitive Technology channel; the loss of logic and science during the apocalypse; what life was like before no one could read; the rise of Lutheranism and the Hardcore History episode “Prophets of Doom”; the key to life is valuing your time and doing things you love; A Short History of Nearly Everything book; gravity; gravity demonstration video; Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica; Sir Isaac Newton; alchemy; the Temple of Solomon; John Anthony West; why are some people smart and some dumb; thumb monkeys; we are not allowed to eat primates; idiots; people are more informed today than anyone else in history; the pettiness of daily life; navigational techniques; self-sabotage; freedom can become a prison; get good at anything; Sir Isaac Newton’s body was filled with mercury; the periodic table of elements; Jessica Lee used the periodic table of elements to quote Biggie in her yearbook; Ohio 18-year-old posed as senator and gave a speech at a school; Florida teen posed as a doctor; fake doctor gave butt injections using caulk; ISIS executes 15-year-old boy after he was caught listening to western music; guy who used a gay hook-up app in the Middle East; sex laws create perverts; catholic schoolgirls are the biggest whores, according to Joe; a blowjob is considered sodomy and is illegal in some states; religious people who whip themselves; self-flagellation; China’s dog meat festival; the hierarchy of animal life; Joe talks about his connection to animal life and how he views the wilderness after becoming a hunter; people who don’t care about nice views of nature; life today isn’t real but nature is; more hippy-dippy talk about life and nature and advancing technology; psychedelics and connecting with nature and realizing plants are aliens; feeling like a loser after playing video games for hours; drinking highly caffeinated drinks while playing games; indoor archery compared to outdoor archery; realizing plants are life; enlightenment; obsession with technology and receiving instant feedback; freeing yourself from an identity in nature; Kanye West is a good musician but is an egomaniac; getting in a flow state and becoming free; addiction to technology will create innovation; creating an artificial lifeform; we’re in an electronic cocoon; Joe goes on a rant about technology; creating sentient intelligence; Aaron Frank from Singularity University; computer artificial intelligence and the game Go; emotions were created to ensure we evolve; technological innovations through history; could artificial intelligence run for president; there will be another Buddah or Jesus; is the internet the new Jesus; we’re in the middle of a wave of change; John the Baptist; the internet changed the world; how the internet changed pubic hair and stand-up comedy; Ram Dass and Raghu Markus; observing who a person is by looking at their pet or child; importance of living in the moment; giving up on the past or the future; podcasts provide people with a “map”; StarTalk Radio with Neil deGrasse Tyson; the tenth planet; Zecharia Sitchin and his theories; aliens are God; getting fucked by an alien; Pluto; planets beyond Neptune; gravitational waves; gravitational waves seen in a black hole; stellar nurseries; archery and range finders; our sense of infinity; size of a chimp brain compared to its testicles; we are infinity; sitting still and letting your identity dissolve; puja table; turning feelings of hate into love; meditation; isolation tanks are a vacation from life; Steph Curry and isolation tanks; Zero Gravity Institute; how Joe floats; saunas and heat shock proteins; people want to be defined; psychedelic trances in the tank; Zen Float tank tent; the land of trouble and despair; more floating talk; dating someone who brings up things from the past; fighting battles in your life; Billy Joel’s “A Matter of Trust” song; if you have shitty people in your life, look inward; Duncan talks about fighting with his girlfriend; Duncan hates Bob Dylan; we want to win and feel right; why do people seek conflict and want to overcome struggles; Joe talks about reward systems again; the body is like a machine and needs an outlet; the feeling of catching a fish vs. buying a fish; importance of exercise; 97% of people work for the 3% of people who didn’t quit; Duncan got fat by going on the road; it’s fun to get fat; fat people aren’t healthy; don’t give yourself a loophole; Joe got fat; don’t let yourself get too far gone; Scientific American article “How the Brain Makes and Breaks Bad Habits”; Joe equates smoking cigarettes to consuming sugar, alcohol, bread, and pasta; deciding you’re a victim; you are in control of who you are as a person; Joe talks about his diet and how he isn’t less happy being on the diet and turning down junk food; the foods Joe eats affects how his day goes; junk food will sabotage your life; fasting and ketosis; KetoCaNa drink mix; Joe rants about his new diet; Extreme Ownership book; you’re a prisoner to your indulgences; people set traps for themselves; forcing yourself to do things; Joe tells Duncan to do yoga; Joe tells Duncan to go on a diet; dieting is a constant battle; don’t drink fruit juice; From Fit to Fat to Fit TV show.
My Thoughts: Ugh. Hours of hippy-dippy talk. Made me long for a podcast about hunting. I like Duncan and find him funny but can’t take this much talk about floating, religion, life, and the universe.
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