Austin Archer invites friends into his blanket fort recording studio in his North Hollywood apartment to discuss a new topic each week.
MINISODE #33: What does it take to be a good person in a corrupt institution?
Malcolm Gladwell is on the bad take brigade, and we're exploring whether or not it's possible to be a good person while supporting fundamentally bad institutions.
MINISODE #32: Remframing Anxiety
Beto O'Rourke is our first contestant on Baller of the Week, and I discuss how my recent trip to Ireland helped me reframe the role anxiety plays in my life.
MOVIE THEATRES with Tim Blakaj aka @comedianofcinema
Matt Gaetz is on the bad take brigade, and Tim pops in to talk about why we feel that movie theatres are a sacred space.
MINISODE #31: The significance of our size in the universe
Josh Hawley shows up on the bad take brigade, and we break down the existential significance of the new photos from the James Webb Space Telescope.
RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM with Dr. John Dehlin
Looking at the religious extremism. What is it? And what role is it playing in the current American sociopolitical landscape?
ADHD with Brave Dave
Brave Dave cruises in to chat about the evolving landscape of ADHD. How what we know about it has changed, and the role TikTok has played in a groundswell of new diagnoses.
Austin’s eloquent, heartfelt sentiments echo my own ideas about life, but are more articulate and well-thought out. I love both the episodes where he succumbs to frustration at world affairs and the episodes where he exposes silliness and whimsy. Also loving his music and looking forward to snagging it all next Band Camp Friday. Give it all a listen if you’re in the mood to learn something about life or just need the solidarity of like-mindedness in these crazy times.
An accessible podcast!
I’m pretty new to TikTok (where I found Austin) and very new to listening to podcasts. I have a fairly significant hearing loss and I spend enough time trying to understand what people are saying. But Austin speaks very clearly and records his podcast live on TikTok and YouTube so I can read his lips. I also appreciate him using captions/subtitles on his TikTok’s which sometimes even I forget to do.
Lastly, Austin makes hosting a podcast look easy but the content is very well thought out and thorough and if you don’t laugh at his Bill Maher impression you have no soul.
Irreverent, funny, thought-provoking
You know when you pick up the phone to call a friend you haven’t spoken to in awhile and then you remember how awesome they are and wonder why it’s been so long? This podcast is affirming in the same way. Austin is funny, insightful, and witty but he’s also deeply thoughtful and kind. He discusses all sorts of socially relevant topics with an approach that’s curious but casual. Sort of like if you had a smart funny buddy you wanted to ask an earnest question, and you knew could count on them to answer honestly/not make you feel like you were silly for asking. -from @momontheradcarpet