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Been Awake with LB L.B. Muñiz

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Welcome to the show where we talk about news, philosophy, mindset, and what comes next in politics.

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    Ep 80 - Are you down with the cause?

    Ep 80 - Are you down with the cause?

    In Episode 80, we explore two stories from the recent news cycle. The Killing of Tyre Nichols, and the dust up between The Daily Wire and Steven Crowder. One is a story of tragedy creating new narratives where blacks can be racist against blacks because of white supremacy. The other is a story of the tension between business and belief. What connects them? Tune in to find out!
    Articles:
    Why black cops are now racist
    For the sake of “The Movement”
    Video Version:
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    WATCH ON YOUTUBE


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    • 41 min
    Ep 79 - The Dogmatic Sam Harris

    Ep 79 - The Dogmatic Sam Harris

    It’s 2023 and WE’RE BACK. In this episode we have some fun at the expense of neuroscientist and fellow Philosopher/sensemaker Sam Harris. He recently had a clip go viral where he (again) makes a comparison with dead children to prove the point he wanted to make about covid and Donald Trump - particularly one that didn’t actually happen. Like at all… (don’t forget to check back here for links to the video)
    Thanks to everyone who has remained subscribed and especially to the people willing to part with some of their hard-earned dollars to show your support. It’s because of you this project will never die. 2023 is going to be a fantastic year, so please subscribe and share the show with someone you know loves thoughtful, original commentary.
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    • 54 min
    Ep 78 - LIVE! HONEST! Reaction to Joe Biden's "Soul of the Nation" Speech

    Ep 78 - LIVE! HONEST! Reaction to Joe Biden's "Soul of the Nation" Speech

    For this episode there are no notes. I’m going to going to watch Joe Biden's recent prime time address "on the Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation" for the first time and give my honest unfiltered live reaction.
    By now you've seen the memes, I know I have. Memes are great for an impression, but this show is about diving deeper. Together we’ll walk through the speech and contend with the imagery and speculate as to its place in history.
    In other words? Some good old fashioned better sensemaking.




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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep - 77 A world without orgies

    Ep - 77 A world without orgies

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    Welcome back to your new favorite weekly news show that doesn’t always talk about the news.
    Here’s our first story - WHY DO THEY HATE LANA DEL RAY'S NEW BEAU?
    Squishy puff pieces about celebrities can tell us more about the subtleties of human nature, media manipulation, and cultural trends than one might imagine. While a story like this could be considered “trashy” there were a few things about it that stuck out to me. Chief among them that this dealt with the Midwestern aesthetic, and how they spin the story to fit closely along the modern left-wing cultural signals
    * Lana Del Rey’s Perfectly Ambiguous New Boyfriend Is Extremely On-Brand
    * MEL magazine is original source 
    Second story - JOE BIDEN STOPS INFLATION!
    We’ll shift gears for our second story, analyzing recent developments in the biden administration and how none of it will help with the inflationary times we live in, no matter what they name the bill. We’ll also spend a little time looking at two videos released by the biden administration recently that show the disparity in The President’s performative prowess
    * five times august tweet and video
    * Original speech  on gas prices july 26 
    * Original speech cop insurrection july 26
    * Vox  How Democrats plan to overhaul taxes, climate spending, and health care before the midterms
    Third story - REPUBLICANCS CHEER FOR THE RECESSION
    Depending on who you ask, we’re in a recession. I want to spend a little time talking about the political ramifications of inflationary times and prognosticate on the future health of our economy and polity.
    * cnn So are we in a recession, or not?
    Fourth Story - THE INFITITE GENDER SPECTRUM, NOW FOR KIDS!
    If you think the economic outlook is bleak, wait until we cover Christopher Rufo’s latest scoop. The scale of left-wing indoctrination in schooling has reached a new high. The most radical political left-wingers today are those who accept things like queerness, D.E.I policy, and broader progressive doctrine that is indistinguishable from a dogmatic religion in practice. It is at the center of why I feel political recalibration is so necessary
    Chris Rufo Tweet thread
    In Portland, the Sexual Revolution Starts in Kindergarten
    Fifth and last Story - HOW DO WE STOP THE MONKEYPOX?
    Our last story will revolve around a recent verbal exchange on the Fox Business Network’s show Kennedy. I found it to be a very interesting cross section of cultural taboos as it relates to current events. Unfortunately for the “totally based” Brad Polumbo, Ned Ryun didn’t use bigotry as the root for his commentary.
    Video of exchange on Kennedy
    Google: CONFIRMED MONKEYPOX CASES
    WHO recommends gay and bisexual men limit sexual partners to reduce the spread of monkeypox
    Monkeypox outbreak linked to Canary Island and Spanish sex parties
    Heterosexual HIV diagnoses overtake those in gay men for first time in a decade
    USA HIV STATISTICS




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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 76 - Who wins in a Democracy?

    Ep 76 - Who wins in a Democracy?

    I’m fond of saying a good question is better than a great answer. The title of today’s episode is that kind of question, and the path we’re going to take for answers is one you don’t want to miss.
    HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND PITBULLS
    The first story from the New York Post today talks about a woman who’s Pitbull puppy “mysteriously” attacked her and a friend. Turns out when you read the article, while tragic - the warning signs were there. With this piece I want to focus in on the “form” of how news articles are written, and how when you look closely enough you notice small contradictions that make a huge contextual difference.
    I slept with my beloved pit bull — until he tried to eat me alive
    WHAT’S GOING ON SRI LANKA?
    The second story we’re going to cover is the recent turmoil in Sri Lanka, what the fallout has been, and how it signals what we can expect in larger more established countries.
    PM: This is how I will make my country rich by 2025
    Video: Storming the Sri Lankan Capital
    Video: President of Sri Lanka escaping
    Explained: Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, and his India connect
    Ranil Wickremesinghe, a wily political survivor, elected Sri Lanka’s president
    ARE THE BAD GUYS ANTI-FRAGILE?
    The topic of Sri Lanka will lead us very well into a segment questioning whether the bad guys are anti-fragile or not. This was inspired by my recent appearance on Kingpilled where Matt Erickson and I went over a piece that discussed (you guessed it) “post libertarians” part of the feedback we received was criticism for how we characterize “The Cathedral” as being anti-fragile. We’ll explore the concept and ask ourselves the hard questions about what kind of “change” is really possible.
    Appearance on Kingpilled
    Piece covered
    Cathedral defined
    ABORTION & SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AS CULTURAL PHENONMENON
    From discussing anti-fragility, we will move to looking at abortion and school shootings as cultural phenomenon. We will discuss recent events and put them in a context that reframes their significance. This will take us to my concept of “The Cult of American Democracy” where we will answer the question we started with, who wins in a democracy?
    Uvalde timeline
    Indianapolis shooting stopped
    There Have Been 13 Mass School Shootings Since 1966, Not 27 This Year
    Video: French Protesting Roe vs Wade Overturn
    Example of expanding definition of abortion

    THE CULT OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep 75 - Baby shortages and straw men

    Ep 75 - Baby shortages and straw men

    Back with a brand new episode of Been Awake with L.B.

    Today we're going to be covering 3 major headlines in the American news cycle
    1 - Baby formula shortages plaguing the nation!
    2 - Mass Shootings, this time they're racist!
    3 - How to NOT defend the straw man
    I know what you're thinking, number 3 isn't a major headline. This is true, but you won't want to miss the exploration of how to properly understand your own opinion and see how easily it can be influenced by media and those with Authority. It's the kind of better sensemaking you can't get anywhere else.
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    • 1 hr 13 min

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A thoughtful and entertaining podcast

LB does a good job of applying philosophical principles in an entertaining and enjoyable format for those who don’t often think in such terms. Content is fresh and relevant. A thoughtful commentary on the forces at play in life in America today.

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