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The sociopolitical landscape of the day is a minefield of cognitive dissonance, intellectual laziness, and disingenuous actors. Listen in weekly as four dudes navigate the perilous state of national discourse and laugh at current events. Because if you don't laugh you'll cry.

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The sociopolitical landscape of the day is a minefield of cognitive dissonance, intellectual laziness, and disingenuous actors. Listen in weekly as four dudes navigate the perilous state of national discourse and laugh at current events. Because if you don't laugh you'll cry.

    Tuesday Dispatch: Cancel Halloween, Kyrie Irving, Kyrsten Sinema

    Tuesday Dispatch: Cancel Halloween, Kyrie Irving, Kyrsten Sinema

    The guys get into some stories from the week, including Kyrsten Sinema grifting, Kyrie Irving opting out of the NBA season, and China's hyper-sonic missile test.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Tuesday Dispatch: Defending Dave Chappelle, Analyzing Andrew Yang's Party Platform, Southwest Cancels Flights

    Tuesday Dispatch: Defending Dave Chappelle, Analyzing Andrew Yang's Party Platform, Southwest Cancels Flights

    Stories from this week include a long dive into Andrew Yang's new political party the Forward Party and the merits/demerits of the platform, looking at the media criticism of the new Dave Chappelle special, and trying to figure out why Southwest Airlines cancelled 20% of its flights over the weekend. 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Tuesday Dispatch: Keith Olbermann Rant, Big Tech Is A Country?, Special Ops Ninja Attack

    Tuesday Dispatch: Keith Olbermann Rant, Big Tech Is A Country?, Special Ops Ninja Attack

    The guys talk about the bizarre tale of a ninja attack on a Special Operations unit in California, the irony of Keith Olbermann's rant from a Manhattan  apartment, and discuss wild opinion piece on why Amazon and Facebook should have a seat at the U.N.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Tuesday Dispatch: Nicki Minaj, Ballgate, Is the Second Amendment anti-black?

    Tuesday Dispatch: Nicki Minaj, Ballgate, Is the Second Amendment anti-black?

    The guys focus on a few stories this week. They chronicle the wild week of Nicki Minaj - a story that started on Twitter and ended in Q-Anon groups, and then spend a lot of time on the second amendment, including a recent poll that suggests young people are more pro-gun than ever and how the left is trying to rewrite history to make a pro-gun stance anti-black.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    (Unlocked Patreon Episode) Ideal Worlds

    (Unlocked Patreon Episode) Ideal Worlds

    David's getting married, so instead of a dispatch this week, we're unlocking a Patreon episode to the main channel. Support the pod and get 4 bonus episodes a month for $5 at www.patreon.com/pauseforparrots

    The guys have a conversation about their dreams for the what the world, socially and politically, could look like. From thoughtful education reform to rethinking the way we elect leaders, to underground mole people societies, the church of perch is here to save the country.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Tuesday Dispatch: Larry Elder, Media Narrative Building, Democrat Tax Plan

    Tuesday Dispatch: Larry Elder, Media Narrative Building, Democrat Tax Plan

    The guys tackle stories involving people losing jobs for vaccination status, The LA Times running a wild story on Larry Elder, an opponent of Gavin Newsom in California's recall election, and dive deep on the mishandling of a widely reported fake story about ivermectin overdoses and how the media is so good at narrative building.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Giddypinata ,

My favorite podcast

Of three podcasts, this, Your Undivided Attention, the David Chang Show, so maybe don’t listen to me here

Norwack ,

A cool podcast if you want to leave your echo chambers

Cool dudes with a good podcast. I don’t agree with quite a bit of what they say, yet there is plenty I do agree with. With polarized voices seeming to be the loudest, this podcast is beneficial to someone seeking something that isn’t on either extreme.

tyler242 ,

Best podcast you haven’t heard of...yet.

These guys truly embody the ideas that they convey and aren’t just merely passing along information. Their conversations are fluid, humorous, thought provoking, and objective.

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