Guest Bio: Dave Rubin is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, and television personality. He is the creator and host of political comedy talk show The Rubin Report.
Topics Discussed: The presidential election is tomorrow; doing acid; Joe and Duncan did their last podcast together on acid; Dave bought a real couch; assembling Ikea furniture; Dock Ellis, baseball player who pitched a no-hitter on LSD; what if George Carlin was alive now; gender pronouns and transgender people; Milo Yiannopoulos and Leslie Jones controversy; bakery refuses to make wedding cake for gay couple; Joe and Dave whine about the left; everything is becoming politicized; NFL ratings are declining; Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during national anthem; sports commentary is becoming politicized; everyone has a voice now; Justine Sacco incident; Gawker’s investigation into Donald Trump’s hair; Joe talks about his hair transplant; how do we decide what looks good; beauty rituals in other cultures; crocodile scarification; gay guys fucking at the gym in West Hollywood; Joe talks about going to a gay gym; life is short; time is going by quickly; live in the moment; Trump is a narcissist; Jon Stewart’s Twitter war with Donald Trump; Trump is using the system; Mitt Romney and “binders full of women“; Joe was invited to go on Celebrity Apprentice; Hillary Clinton is dishonest; Gary Johnson and Aleppo; Gary Johnson is ill-prepared; Hillary is a dirty person; Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Hillary Clinton; Jeff Gannon; everyone wants to be close to power; what would Joe do if he could interview Barack Obama; the president is just a part of the government; the system is broken; Hillary Clinton was against gay marriage; Michelle Obama would be a better president than Hillary; our standards have dropped so low; Hillary Clinton email controversy; does Dave want Trump or Hillary to win, or neither; America is still good; Dave is voting for Gary Johnson; Joe doesn’t think Gary should be president; conservatives are not the enemy; Australia is awesome; more talk about Hillary and her email server; will the Russians leak more documents; Colin Powell on Trump and Clinton; Trump is showing that the system is gross; biased network television news; how technology and the internet will change the government; transhumanist party; artificial intelligence and virtual reality; fat comedians; the US government system is archaic; the Patriot Act; Chelsea Manning; money is just numbers; Howard Stern ran for governor; using soundbites against people; writing blogs to attack someone; Mike Cernovich; Dave’s talk with Milo Yiannopoulos; Nixon’s war on drugs targeted blacks and hippies; the alt-right movement; the government swings from left to right; words aren’t actions; memories aren’t accurate; Hillary Clinton and bribe from Saudi Arabia; democracy in the Middle East; Amber Lyon and her Bahrain documentary; Megyn Kelly; Newt Gingrich; presidential debates now vs. then; we could do with less digital interaction; how the internet is changing our brains; managing our technology addictions; meditation and isolation tanks; Bikram Choudhury on Real Sports; people are flawed; applying our morality of today to the past; Bill Cosby talk; Bill Cosby’s degrees; humans aren’t designed to process technology and media; Joe talks about reward systems AGAIN; social media and success; balancing life experiences with work; Dave tells a story about eating mushrooms on a train and visiting the Sistine Chapel; St. Peter’s Basilica; religion; what if other countries used drones to attack the United States; Putin assassination attempt video; Bill Clinton impeachment; Joe shot old hard drives with a gun; Joe just bought a Lenovo ThinkPad P50 Windows laptop; Joe is thinking about switching to a Google Pixel Android phone; iMessage; Joe rants about Apple getting rid of headphone jacks and USB ports; Apple fanboys; Apple and tax evasion; presidential candidates releasing tax returns; products made outside of the United States; Foxconn suicides; people who design things get paid more than those who actually manufacture them; chasing profit; exercise and competition is important; humans aren’t designed to sit at desks and watch movies; Inside Out movie; what causes negative thoughts; learn to appreciate your life; limiting your exposure to technology; overcoming adversity; resetting your brain; be your own boss; Dave talks about quitting his job and working for himself; use fear as a motivator; more talk about the presidential election; Al Gore; Current TV.
My Thoughts: Boring podcast mostly about politics for the nearly four-hour runtime. This was a struggle to get through.
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