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The Eclecticast is a podcast about the topics Ben and Steph are fascinated by, swapping back and forth each week to surprise each other with something new.

The Eclecticast Benjamin John and Steph

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

The Eclecticast is a podcast about the topics Ben and Steph are fascinated by, swapping back and forth each week to surprise each other with something new.

    59. All Gooped Up

    59. All Gooped Up

    We are back! This week we are chatting all things goop, talking about their new Netflix show "the goop lab", perusing their elite website and running through the controversies.
    We also chatted about another up and coming lifestyle brand, KonMarie which is now trying to sell you things, and the frazzled state of the US primary season.
    Links
    https://shop.konmari.com/
    https://mamamia.com.au/marie-kondo-store/?utm_source=Rivuu&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=oc&fbclid=IwAR1yZaGXx9iSuYc29qnxwwbIts2qFopXNQX61-5iRungMtjSJDPXzvhD8ws
    https://www.teslarwatches.com/re-balance-t-2---blue/WTTM00319.html?cgid=t2-collection
    https://goop.com/style/gift-guides/ridiculous-holiday-gifts/
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/scaachikoul/goop-lab-netflix-gwyneth-paltrow-wellness
    https://www.avclub.com/gwyneth-paltrow-ready-to-reach-new-depths-in-trailer-1840834985
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-goop-lab-review-experiments-gone-awry-11579815644?redirect=amp#click=https://t.co/U8BNFaEdP5
    https://globalnews.ca/news/6440674/the-goop-lab-fact-check/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
    https://elemental.medium.com/every-episode-of-goop-lab-graded-for-scientific-legitimacy-f8de91163128?gi=4ac68c55527
    https://time.com/5769014/goop-lab-netflix-review-gwyneth-paltrow/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_term=entertainment_television&linkId=81127549
    https://www.standard.co.uk/insider/living/gwyneth-paltrow-goop-vagina-scented-candle-reactions-a4333226.html
    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/05/health/goop-fine-california-gwyneth-paltrow/index.html
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/aug/24/gwyneth-paltrows-goop-faces-new-false-advertising-claims
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2018/09/05/gwyneth-paltrows-goop-touted-benefits-putting-jade-egg-your-vagina-now-it-must-pay/
    https://qz.com/1010684/all-the-wellness-products-american-love-to-buy-are-sold-on-both-infowars-and-goop/
    https://www.cheatsheet.com/health-fitness/the-most-ridiculous-products-goop-suggests-you-buy.html/
    https://nypost.com/2017/06/11/inside-gwyneth-paltrows-ridiculous-goop-summit/
    https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/08/what-goop-really-sells-women/596773/
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/02/03/the-magical-thinking-of-the-goop-lab?mbid=social_twitter&utm_social-type=owned

    • 1 hr 30 min
    BJ 5. Star Trek's Voyager And Picard

    BJ 5. Star Trek's Voyager And Picard

    This week I am joined by my brother to talk about the promise and disappointment of Star Trek Voyager and the potential and reservation of Star Trek: Picard.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    BJ 4. Book: A History Of Celibacy

    BJ 4. Book: A History Of Celibacy

    This week Ben talks about the book A History Of Celibacy, bringing up some interesting facts, like the inversion in the perception of the female sexual drive, how female power has a strong connection to celibacy and the bizarre impetus to castrate young boys for their singing voices.
    He also criticises the last chapter on modern celibacy for insufficiently interrogating the evangelical drive to commit young people to vows of chastity until marriage, blaming the perceived over-sexualisation of our culture on the sexual revolution rather than our capitalist society which feeds us gratifying images and isolates us by creating instability and insecurity, and the promotion of retreating into celibacy rather than attempting to alleviate the conditions that create the issues they see in the world.
    https://www.livescience.com/45355-teen-pregnancy-rates-by-state.html

    • 43 min
    BJ 3. It's Only Getting Worse

    BJ 3. It's Only Getting Worse

    Ben talks about the fires burning through parts of Australia and what that portends for the future. Also Alex Jones is having to pay a bit of money.
    Episode Links
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-03/nsw-bushfires-death-toll-and-homes-destroyed-rises/11835982
    https://www.unorthodox.com.au/fire/#?p=-52.272,73.8829,3.1561,-165.8829&z=4&s=cs&t=1578017750&v=1
    https://time.com/5753584/bushfires-australia-catastrophic-fire-alert/
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-03/scott-morrison-got-bushfire-welcome-he-deserved-says-liberal-mp/11838476
    http://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/2019/12/new-south-wales-fires-in-australia-the-worlds-response.html?__twitter_impression=true
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-jones-and-infowars-ordered-to-pay-dollar100k-in-court-costs-for-sandy-hook-case?ref=author

    • 18 min
    BJ 2. The Gripes Of Skywalker

    BJ 2. The Gripes Of Skywalker

    This week I am joined by my brother to complain about Star Wars IX: The Rise Of Skywalker, obviously spoilers.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    BJ 1. Alex Jones Returns

    BJ 1. Alex Jones Returns

    The Electicast is on hiatus for a little while, but in the meantime Ben (@SRHGBG) is doing an ill-thought solo show, The Benjamin Johncast. In this debut episode he goes through a recent article by an ex-InfoWars employee who recounts about how they were encouraged to lie and exaggerate, and Alex Jones' conflicting rage and desire to be loved.
    If you are interested in hearing more about Alex Jones, check out our two part episodes on The Life And Times Of Alexander Emerick Jones.
    Part 1: You Don't Hear About The New World Order Anymore
    Part 2: The Answer To Alex Jones Is Bill Hicks
    Links
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/05/magazine/alex-jones-infowars.html

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Sionainn Hayes ,

This is my favourite weekly podcast!

This is my favourite weekly podcast!
I love how topical the issues discussed are and the information I learn. The contrasting experiences of Steph and Ben is also great

sosohomo ,

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