A discussion every fortnight between a psychologist and a rocket scientist. Cerebral screeds that achieve emotional catharsis through the lens of pop culture.
404 Medusa, Presidential Debate, Bill and Ted 3
Medusa statue (6:45).Presidential debates (15:45).Bill and Ted 3 (50:30).Listener emails (1:35:15).thebrazenheadspodcast [at] gmail [dot] com
403 Wildfires, In Defense of Looting, George Floyd, Mean Streets
Intro: the California blight. American exceptionalism (10:00). 9/11 reflections (34:00). George Floyd video (38:00). In Defense of Looting (46:15). Why Mean Streets is a good movie (1:10:15). The Divine Comedy relates to the cultural divide (1:26:45).thebrazenheadspodcast [at] gmail [dot] com
402 DNC, Ken Burns, Heat, Henry Rollins
Intro: DNC shenanigans. National Parks and the nature of elitism (17:30). Heat and the masculine imperative (52:00). Rollins and the Gen X dilemma (1:08:45).thebrazenheadspodcast [at] gmail [dot] com
401 The Karate Kid Part II, The Disaster Artist, Divine Comedy
Intro: what makes good rap. Mobility with Tom Merrick (16:30). Karate Kit part 2 analysis (23:45). Disaster Artist (42:00). Dante’s Inferno (1:12:15).thebrazenheadspodcast [at] gmail [dot] com
400 Matt Taibbi, Kanye, 7 Up Series, Moby Dick, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men
Intro: reddit controversy. Matt Taibbi on cancel culture (22:00). Kanye for President (32:30). Seven up series (42:30). Moby Dick (55:15). Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (1:09:45). Wayfair conspiracy (1:16:30).thebrazenheadspodcast [at] gmail [dot] com
399 Aunt Jemima, Blood Meridian, Heart of Darkness
Intro: spoof movie joke calibration. Aunt Jemima (7:15). Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1:10:30). Blood Meridian (1:15:45). Heart of Darkness (1:26:15).thebrazenheadspodcast [at] gmail [dot] com
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Deep and funny
The two hosts are thoughtful and reflective without being pompous or superficial. They succeeed in showing the listener, a different and unique perspective, never preaching, just probing and prodding. There are a few laughs but i mainly listen for the psychological insights and the calm collected approach to conversation.