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We're Tom and Donald. We are two trolls that are trying to make sense of the world through conversations about the traps and scams that surround us.

You Can't Win Donald Hughes

    • Comedy

We're Tom and Donald. We are two trolls that are trying to make sense of the world through conversations about the traps and scams that surround us.

    Christopher Lasch ft. ex.haust (John and Emmet)

    Christopher Lasch ft. ex.haust (John and Emmet)

    The ex.haust podcast boys John and Emmet join us to discuss their take on Christopher Lasch and some of his criticisms of the American activist left. We work through some of the alienating aspects of modern left culture while trying to negotiate with constructive alternatives.

    Intro by auntie004. Outro by reiyashi.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Personal Responsibility

    Personal Responsibility

    The concept of personal responsibility is often championed by right-wingers and dismissed by the left, but the reality is more complicated. We discuss some of the problems of taking initiative to better our own situations and the difficulty of doing so while accepting that a lot is beyond our own control.

    Mentioned: 'Jocko Motivation "GOOD" (From Jocko Podcast)' on Youtube, 'Bob Newhart-OCD' on Youtube, GA Cohen, Jacques Lacan.

    Intro music by auntie004. Outro by reiyashi.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Islam and the Black Community ft. Jerel and Akh

    Islam and the Black Community ft. Jerel and Akh

    Our friends Jerel and Ahk return to discuss Islam and the Black Community in America - Jerel from the perspective of revert to Islam in Texas and Akh as a first-generation immigrant. We talk frictions of living as a Muslim in America and also the opportunities it presents for the future, as well as address common topics like Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Lizard People are Back, Baby! ft. Alex

    The Lizard People are Back, Baby! ft. Alex

    As Washington prepares to refill the swamp, our friend Alex joins us to talk about the election and our expectations for the future. Then we get into a conversation about climate change and the future of environmentalism.

    Mentioned: Cyclonopedia by Reza Negarestani, Limits: Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care by Giorgos Kallis.

    Intro by auntie004. Outro by reiyashi.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Utopia

    Utopia

    We often come across as pretty negative on our pod, so in this episode we talk about what an ideal society might look like. If society does make progress over the next 500 years, what might things look like? Then we get into some questions about Star Trek and zoos.

    Mentioned: Milestones by Sayyid Qutb.

    Intro music by auntie004. Outro music by reiyashi.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Live to Serve ft. Harvey

    Live to Serve ft. Harvey

    Our friend Harvey returns to share some process serving stories and how his job has changed under corona. Then we get into a chat about religion and trying to find ways to meet people where they are at rather than always picking fights.

    Intro music by auntie004. Outro by reiyashi.

    • 1 hr 29 min

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