In the moment of creating art I feel like I am not wasting the world's time. I have an uncanny ability of bringing up my best bench press max within the first 2 minutes of meeting someone. I have built a personality around pretending to not need your approval. I think life is objectively meaningless and art is a beautiful lie that makes us believe otherwise for long enough to change the subject. I have mixed feelings about receiving a Masters degree in Architecture from UCLA but I am happy to accept your respect (more than happy in fact). I have sustained a love for birds for longer than I expected. Going on long walks in the city with my daughter makes me feel better about giving her too much junk food. A therapist would probably tell me that I think any attention is good attention. I have made art with the explicit intention of having it described as "staggering". The fact that I have not enjoyed a single Star Wars movie is something that I am not good at keeping to myself. A profound lack of self-awareness allowed me to spend two years of my life trying to be a professional stand-up comedian. I bench pressed 405 pounds once. I have spent time resenting the advice of hypothetical therapists. I live in Utah and will argue that it is more beautiful than homophobic.
January 16th, 2016 | 1 hr 1 min
Whitesboro residents vote to keep a racist town emblem, Mike hypnotizes people with vitamin C pills, Justin encounters an exhibitionist in Tennessee, and Scientia Perceptum explains the one mutation that led to all plant and animal life.
January 10th, 2016 | 1 hr 4 mins
Hasbro forgets about Rey, Netflix promises more Arrested Development, breadfacing is a thing, our producer Corey explains why right-wing cowboys have taken over a wildlife refugee, and Peter Prosol convinces Justin to take an ice-cold shower.
January 4th, 2016 | 1 hr 1 min
George Lucas doesn’t like the new Star Wars, straight white people get a dating site, Mike says nice things about Mormonism, vagina speakers are now a thing and Cato Institute’s Matthew Feeney comments on policing in America.
December 28th, 2015 | 1 hr 1 min
Austin Baird runs 100 miles, Rand Paul celebrates Festivus, Cards Against Humanity celebrates Hanukkah, college students engage in cafeteria self-parody (à la James O’Keefe), Mike argues about ghosts, and other Yuletide tales.
December 21st, 2015 | 1 hr 19 secs
A superfluous apostrophe makes Clinton look like a Trump supporter, Mike shoots a BB gun at his neighbor’s house, Merriam Webster apes OED’s style and Dr. Kyle Welch of George Washington University discusses Martin Shkreli,
December 13th, 2015 | 57 mins 20 secs
Mike’s colleague hates the taste of water in the desert, famous people trash Trump, slacktivism may be worthwhile and Thomas Wirthlin McConkie fulfills his dharmic duty by discussing mindfulness. Full show notes on our Facebook page.
December 7th, 2015 | 53 mins 43 secs
Walmart leaves a marine stranded in the cold, Mike gets shouted at for gathering petitions against Obamacare, Eric Montgomery schools us on the nuances of gun control, Mike gets mugged in Brooklyn and Justin recommends caution when ordering chocolate s...
November 29th, 2015 | 1 hr 14 mins
Mike bans “hip hip hooray” from his household, Phuc Dat Bich is a liar, Mike used to live with a porn star*, Justin tries to summon Bloody Mary, and other Thanksgiving stories. Full show notes on our Facebook page. *Before she became a porn star.
November 22nd, 2015 | 1 hr 38 mins
Cato Institute’s Emily Ekins weighs in on microaggressions, Mike kisses a man on the mouth, Justin and Mike speak Mandarin and International Rescue Committee volunteer Claire Peterson shares her thoughts on refugees and xenophobia.
November 16th, 2015 | 1 hr 22 mins
Mike doesn’t put a flag on his facebook photo, children can’t be NBA players, Trump steps away from the lectern, Yale students lose their shorts over an email and Starbucks takes the Christ out of coffee cups. Full show notes on our Facebook page.
November 9th, 2015 | 1 hr 20 mins
Vitamin C doesn’t help you get over a cold, Ben Carson can’t get the job done, Mike gets punched by a protestor and Mormons escalate the war against gay marriage. Full show notes on our Facebook page.