Sometimes you just want to listen to some people get off topic as quickly as possible.
Third Wheel on a S****y Ice Cream Date
Ned and Meg discuss Ned’s adventures in Germany. We discuss the differences between ice cream and gelato. And then, we get around to THE LINE, which is basically Architectural Menace 2: Electric Boogaloo. Oh, do we have lots to say about that! Thanks for listening, wash your hands, don’t spread deadly germs, don’t be a dick, don’t move to THE LINE, whatever you do.
Ned and Meg talk about movie reboots and propose a TMNT offshoot wherein Master Splinter is the focus of the story. Did you know that German TMNT fans are much more discerning than American ones? Is serializing the same story over and over again killing creativity? Does it annoy you to be asked endless questions in headers that are supposed to be informative? Us too! Thanks for listening, hi Buster, wash your hands, don’t be a dick.
Curing Feet with Hammers, Ein German Medical Stuff Podcasten
Ned and Meg discuss healthcare in the US and in other countries, because we have lots of injuries in lots of geographic locations. Also on the menu is curing feet with hammers, emergency rooms, debilitating injuries, recent meta-research debunking SSRI antidepressants as snake oil, and driving on the autobahn.
Is There an Echo In Here?
Ned and Meg gripe about the problem of echo chambers, those ubiquitous spaces that come in literal or figurative form, and share in common the utter lack of critical self-reflection. We cover targeted advertising, the art world, search engines, friend groups, podcasts, Amazon, academia, industries, and abortion protestors. Thanks for listening, wash your hands, listen to criticism, vaccinate the rest of the planet, don’t be a dick.
How to Talk to your Cat about Industrial Design
Ned and Meg discuss industrial design, ringspun cotton, data ownership, right to repair, how alexa is always listening, persistent flops, and the amazing book How to Talk to your Cat about Gun Safety. Thanks again for listening and sticking with us as our schedule has been wacky. Wash your hands, wear a mask, get the shots, do the things, don’t be a dick, watch for new episodes, enjoy the summer.
A True Story
Ned tells Lauren and Meg all about a funny ancient story he read a while back that he’s been dying to share with us. We have been waiting a long time to hear this one. Lucien of Samosata wrote a scathing review of the thought leaders of KingDickLandia, also known as Ancient Greece, and in A True Story he crafts a satire embodied in an epic space opera. True Story! Check it out. Thanks for listening, wash your hands wear a mask get the shots don’t be a dick!
I typed “liminality” into the app search and came across this podcast. I think I love podcasts so much because so many that I listen to bring about liminal state! This episode has just changed my life - working with liminal states is so intriguing and I think may be exactly what I needed. Also, can we just note that the this episode was posted days before we entered an almost two year, and counting, global liminal state brought on by covid?!