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Non-fiction literature summarized and interpreted by your run of the mill cis gendered, white male, unemployed, college graduate.

Humor and entertainment as always with radio show/podcast host and comic, Nick Muniz.

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Non-fiction literature summarized and interpreted by your run of the mill cis gendered, white male, unemployed, college graduate.

Humor and entertainment as always with radio show/podcast host and comic, Nick Muniz.

    Nick’s Non-fiction | So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

    Nick’s Non-fiction | So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

    Welcome back for another episode of Nick’s Non-fiction with your host Nick Muniz!
    Jon Ronson is the go-to source for cancel culture in the 2010s with his national bestseller So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed. For the book Jon periodically interviewed Justine Sacco who drew 12 billion Google hits from her tweet, “Going to Africa this weekend, hope I don't get AIDs. jk, Im white”. Jon takes the story a layer deeper discovering bot farms, infomorphs and Twitter imposters who cracked the mobs whip. Later chapters expose the men behind the algorithms as Jon was ostracized from his Washington Post/NYTimes writer friends for insufficiently supporting their agenda. As we witness the death of Hollywood it becomes more evident as a culture one of our favorite things to do is build something up just to tear it right back down.
    It’s concerning that the worlds formidable power is running off a document built to restrict three branches of government with no mention of global state run media, something the founding fathers could have never predicted. Jon calls on the voter to reconsider our legacy medias ability to act as judge, jury, executioner and or exile-er. Plato was all for a council of professional peers exercising proper judgement. It’d be hard to imagine he’d encourage twitter mobs in the utopian republic. From technocratic gang-stalking to the elites ‘Pinkerton’ private army of jackbooted thugs, Jon uncovers who pushes the accelerator on the social dilemma.
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    0:00:40 Introduction
    0:03:50 About the Author

    06:50 Ch1: Glad I’m Not That Guy
    14:20 Ch2: The Wilderness
    19:50 Ch3: American AIDs
    25:45 Ch4: Descending the Ladder
    30:05 Ch5: Suck My Dongle
    33:50 Ch6: Unshameable
    37:35 Ch7: Drowning of Mike Daisy
    40:40 Ch8: Al Gorithm
    46:10 Ch9: Terror
    50:35 Ch10: Cats, Ice Cream, Music

    56:50 Next Time & Goodbye!

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    • 58 min
    Nick’s Non-fiction | Liar’s Poker

    Nick’s Non-fiction | Liar’s Poker

    Welcome back for another episode of Nick’s Non-fiction with your host Nick Muniz!
    Michael Lewis is one of the go-to sources on the hidden fraternal world of stock brokering in Wall Street, London and Paris. Also having written The Big Short and Moneyball, Liar’s Poker was his breakthrough piece exposing the business of buying/selling money and its contribution to Black Monday. The testosterone filled atmosphere of a trading floor mid-80s was a zero sum mentality where you will sell out your own partners or previous employers for a greater sum of market shares. Mike worked over a record number of Frenchman his training year which gained him access to the managers 3-6-3 club. Borrow money at 3%, loan it at 6% and be on the golf course by 3:00.
    Todays show examines corporations buying Ginnie Mae loans to later lend at a higher percent to homeowners. Almost like the Sallie Mae loans and student debt bubble today (at least come up with a new name for the scam). Michael Lewis predicts the $4 Trillion bank bailouts of 2008 and 2020 having seen the revolving doors and back door deals with congressional subcommittees. Todays show goes more in depth than our previous shows like The Wolf of Wall Street and Mind of the Market. The junk bond scam served as a precursor for more powerful corporations like Enron a decade later who would be trading entire industries. We’ve got The Smartest Guys in the Room about Enron to come on the channel, for now, the only thing you need to know about the business of money is Rule #1, never mention the money.
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    00:20 Introduction
    02:35 About the Author

    04:50 Ch1: Liar’s Poker
    08:15 Ch2: Never Mention the Money
    14:15 Ch3: Corporate Culture
    20:20 Ch4: Adult Education
    25:25 Ch5: Brotherhood of Hoods
    32:20 Ch6: The Fat Man’s Money Machine
    39:40 Ch7: Salomon Diet
    41:40 Ch8: From Geek to Man
    45:55 Ch9: Art of war
    49:50 Ch10: Junk Bonds
    52:25 Ch11: You’ve Got Greenmail

    57:10 Next Time & Goodbye!

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    • 57 min
    Nick’s Non-fiction | The Scarlet Letter

    Nick’s Non-fiction | The Scarlet Letter

    Welcome back for another episode of Nick’s Non-fiction with your host Nick Muniz!
    Whats the most effective form of birth control? Abstinence. Thats right ladies and gentlemen, fasten your chastity belts, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter is on the show this week. We couldn't imagine it today the way we digitally encourage thirst traps with little hearts but at one point in history it was considered taboo to show your butthole to a stranger. Hester Prynn was far from having her ass eaten and was even slut shamed all the way into the forest :( In this classic 1850s tale we recount the events of the Puritan’s witch trials and systematic use of ‘criminals’ to reinforce societal norms. Hawthorne takes us as deep as you can go examining the human condition, original sin and above all, shame! Hearts will be broken, backs will be stabbed and tea will be spilt. Get your sextons out because today we’re navigating the tides of history through the lens of a woke feminist 2020 boss ass bitch.
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    00:30 Introduction
    03:00 About the Author

    09:15 Ch1: Crowd-work
    15:30 Ch2: Intercontinental Ghosting
    19:25 Ch3: Friendly Fugitive
    22:35 Ch4: Custody Battlez
    26:20 Ch5: The Leech
    29:55 Ch6: Ministers Mic
    34:30 Ch7: Everlasting Love
    38:45 Ch8: Puritanical Parenting
    41:30 Ch9: Walking on Sunshine
    44:25 Ch10: New Lease on Life
    45:50 Ch11: Relationshipwreck
    48:45 Ch12: Headliner

    54:45 Next Time & Goodbye!

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg5TbOLOGkg
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    • 56 min
    Nick’s Non-fiction | Leviathan

    Nick’s Non-fiction | Leviathan

    Welcome back for another episode of Nick’s Non-fiction with your host Nick Muniz!
    As brothers slaughtered one another during the English Civil War, (1642-51) Thomas Hobbes retreated to the Isle of Jersey to compose his masterwork. Leviathan is a praxeological jewel drawing us the geometric foundation of what motivates man and his sovereignties. The famous similarities drawn between the church’s original sin and the monarchs social contract influenced the U.S. constitution a century later. Academics to this day use Hobbes philosophical structure to expose invalid arguments for inherent guilt, like how the impoverished kids born into a trailer park fifty miles from the nearest library have white privilege. Hobbes nature of motion shows the vacuum of power through class structures feeding into the inevitable rise and collapse of Leviathan. Like the English Civil War, and every bureaucracy in history, the true fight isn’t left versus right, it’s top versus bottom.
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    0:00:25 Introduction
    0:04:30 About the Author

    0:08:00 Book1: Of Man
    0:15:15 Book2: Of Speech
    0:25:40 Book 3: Of Motion
    0:33:20 Book4: Of Power
    0:41:55 Book5: Of Love
    0:46:15 Book6: Social Contract
    0:57:20 Book 7: Give Me L̶i̶b̶e̶r̶t̶y̶ Freedom
    1:05:25 Book 8: The Law is the Law
    1:12:20 Book 9: Moral Compass
    1:21:40 Book10: Kingdom of Darkness

    1:27:30 Next Time & Goodbye!

    YouTube: https://youtu.be/U-KLfSpSXeI
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nicks-non-fiction/id1450771426

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Nick’s Non-fiction | Coyote America

    Nick’s Non-fiction | Coyote America

    Welcome back for another episode of Nick’s Non-fiction with your host Nick Muniz!
    North American legend Dan Flores, the Attenborough of America, tells the historic battle between Coyotes and humans for arch predators of the continent in Coyote America. This bestseller takes us from the native legends of the half man half dog coyotl to the urban dwelling canids of today. The coyotes intelligence, pack reliance and flexibility mirrors the same qualities that got homo sapiens out of the Serenghetti. Since infiltrating the ancient Aztec city of Tenochitilan, coyotes have weaseled their way into our meta consciousness as a Wiley Coyote never willing to settle. Be sure not to anthropomorphize these killers too much, our 4% difference from orangutans is equal to the coyotes 4% divergence from wolves. Enjoy a light hearted episode exploring the wilderness we currently borrow from the long time land lord coyotes.
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    0:00:45 Introduction
    0:03:05 About the Author

    0:05:05 Ch: About the Species
    0:16:55 Ch2: Old Man America
    0:26:45 Ch3: Prairie Wolf
    0:31:50 Ch4: A War on Wild Things
    0:39:35 Ch5: The Arch-Predator of Our Time
    0:47:45 Ch6: Morning in America
    0:53:00 Ch7: Bright Lights, Big Cities
    0:57:35 Ch8: Coyote America

    1:02:35 Next Time & Goodbye!

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2baAcSSJZI
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nicks-non-fiction/id1450771426
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Yelp Review Review- Denver DMV

    Yelp Review Review- Denver DMV

    Ahh, the DMV, where you pay for the workers mistake, literally. It is the embodiment of your tax dollars at work for you. This magical place we cant wait to go back to is a portal of apathy, where everyone is allowed to be their worst self from sea to shining sea. The reverse incentive of socialized commerce is on full display under pandemic precautions where the more understaffed and incompetent you can appear, the more money your division gets in the following years budget. How does that cliche go, ‘they break it, you buy it’? In our second edition of YRR your host gets his license renewed at this hellish retailer and brings to light the communities malcontent of how our imposts are applied.

    00:00 Introduction
    02:50 The Experience
    0:08:30 Yelp Review, Review
    0:19:20 Yelp Review, Review Rubric
    0:21:40 Next Time

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjcpyLhgs0M
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nicks-non-fiction/id1450771426
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    • 22 min

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