The podcast where two southerners come to terms with their liberal snowflake tendencies. Listen, laugh and learn as Amanda and Jason talk about their experiences living blue in a sea of red.
Ep. 77 Lolcows : Chris Chan part 1
We are back with a new direction. Get ready to dive into the world of Lolcows: Chris Chan and beyond!
Snowflakes Spring Break!!
The Carolina Snowflakes are going WILD on a much needed spring break. Tune in to hear what we will (and will not) be doing during our down time! We'll be back to our regular Monday schedule very soon and as always, thanks for listening.
Ep. 76 NFTs, Pornstars, and Buttholes
This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re checking in on the state of things in the world of NFTs.
It’s been about a year since we last spoke in depth about the ins and outs of non-fungible tokens and since then there have been a lot of developments. Some good, some bad and some just plain weird.
We begin this week with a rundown of some the latest stats and numbers surrounding the use of NFTs in purchasing digital content. You might be surprised to hear how many people (including big name celebrities) are purchasing NFTs and how they’re shaping the future of digital commerce. Sites like OpenSea.io are expanding accessibility to NFTs as well as growing a robust online marketplace.
That said, not all is perfect in the land of NFTs. In the last year there have been numerous “rug pull” scams, where sellers have suddenly backed out of deals after being paid – leaving purchasers holding the bag and also holding a worthless NFT. One of the more recent and particularly egregious “rug pull” scams happened a couple months ago when porn star Lana Rhoades ran off with $1.5 million from the sales of her own custom NFT collection. Her actions left numerous buyers holding worthless NFTs and unable to recoup their losses.
We wrap up this week’s episode with a look at a recent sale of NFTs from a collection called “Le Bel Anus”. This NFT collection of 2,000 digital images of porn star buttholes was sold online earlier this month and quite frankly, we can’t stop giggling about it. Tune in to hear our first impressions of the unusual collection as well as how the sales were pitched, who made the money and the “perks” buyers were promised.
Although NFTs have seemingly gotten weirder and wilder, we feel it’s safe to say they’re here to stay.
Ep. 75 Q-Spotting
This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re doing a little bit of Q-Spotting. It’s been about 6 months since we last checked in on the cult known as Qanon and it’s safe to say they’re still around and still up to no good.
We begin our rounds with a story time chat involving a recent encounter with a member of the 3 Percenter Movement. We’ll give you the scoop on some of the symbols being used by this particular alt-right militia group as well as some of their extremist beliefs.
Next we visit The People’s Convoy, a group of truckers and other MAGA worshipping “Gravy Seals” currently harassing the people of Washington DC. Inspired by the trucker protests in Canada, The People’s Convoy crossed the country on a mission to do something similar. No one really knows what they planned to do, including their own members, but we guess they’re doing it? Who knows.
Lastly, we’re absolutely appalled by recent Qanon conspiracies finding their way into the main stream yet again. In fact, old Tucker Carlson at Fox News is on the forefront of spreading some of these conspiracies and it’s why Republicans are suddenly siding with Russia on Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. It’s insanity and it’s anything but actual journalism. And yes, we visited the disgusting cesspool of 4chan to confirm the origins of these ridiculous, hate-filled, racist and backwards theories. We went there so you don’t have to. Please send bleach.
Ep. 74 Building Blox
This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re exploring the online game platform and game creation system known as Roblox.
Geared primarily towards children, the platform has been around for well over a decade and at first glance seems relatively innocuous. On the surface it’s simply a place to create and play games. But further investigation reveals a gaming platform fraught with problematic issues, including the exploitation of children.
By design, the Roblox system makes the creation of content appealing by offering users real money in exchange for their game builds. But also by design, the system makes cashing out earned revenue incredibly difficult and downright confusing. Needless to say, out of millions of creators, only a few hundred actually earn enough money from their Roblox builds to call it a living wage job. It some ways the Roblox system resembles an MLM setup or a pyramid scheme.
We argue that even if you’re not a parent or caregiver of a child using the platform, it’s worth knowing what’s happening on Roblox because in all likelihood these practices are coming to a platform you use. Unfortunately, children are the guinea pigs suffering exploitation at the hands of corporations like Roblox as the practices are further fine-tuned to eventually be geared towards adults.
So tune in to to learn what to look out for as we take a deep dive into the corrupt building blox of Roblox.
Ep. 73 Russia, Go F&@k Yourself!
This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re standing in solidarity with the country of Ukraine in telling their Russian invaders to go f**k themselves.
Join us as we share our uniquely liberal and southern-American opinions on the Ukrainian resolve and courage being shown in the face of horror at the hands of Vladimir Putin. We tip our hats to President Zelensky and the people of Ukraine for their resilience and bravery.
We also give props to many private sector businesses around the globe for enacting their own punitive sanctions against Putin and Russia. Tune in to hear about these companies and to learn what they’re doing in a combined effort to take down the Russian economy.
Stick around to hear our thoughts on Poland’s efforts to assist the 1 million+ refugees fleeing Ukraine and learn about the thousands of volunteers who have traveled from all over the world to join the Ukrainians in fighting their Russian invaders.
This week, our hearts and our minds are with Ukraine.
Maximum Wit & Wisdom
Amanda and Jason are not only funny but also brilliant. Extremely refreshing and progressive!
Like sitting with old friends
Listening to Carolina Snowflakes is like sitting around chatting with old friends. Can’t get enough of Jason and Amanda! Light hearted but still the type of cerebral humor that keeps me interested.
Strangers in a Strange Land
You guys are off to a great start! Being liberal in our conservative area is hard, and I appreciate listening to people who are dealing with the same experiences that I am. Thank you!