194 episodes

Tank Riot is a never dull audio podcast that digs deep into the minds of Viktor, Sputnik, and Tor. Each podcast starts you on a winding audio journey with destinations such as Fritz Haber, Edward Bernays, William Henry Harrison, Woodrow Wilson, Hogan's Heroes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stranger Things, CFAA, Spectre, The Martian, Pope Francis's Global Warming Encyclical, Vincent van Gogh, John Carpenter, Nick Drake, Ada Lovelace, Deep State, Blaxploitation Films, Spaghetti Westerns, John Wayne, the Midterm Elections, scientific method, Vikings, Jane Goodall, William Randolph Hearst, Marijuana Reform, Humphrey Bogart, Saudi Arabia, Lou Reed, The National Security Agency, Huey Long, Hyperloop, Quantum Leap, Orson Welles, Comic Strips, Libertarianism, MASH, Punk Rock, China, Eugene V. Debs, Vincent Price, Gerry Anderson, Motorcycle Movies, Frank Lloyd Wright, Howard Hughes, Open Source Software, Alan Turing, Ancient Aliens, Dr. Seuss, 120 Film, North Korea, The Marx Brothers, The War on Drugs, Albert Einstein, professional wrestling, The Space Race, Rupert Murdoch, Fox News, Link Wray, Nazi UFOs, George Orwell, Irwin Allen, Doctor Who, Scott Walker, Think Tanks, Jack the Ripper, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Daniel Ellsberg, Wikileaks, Mad Magazine, Harry Houdini, Lizard People, The Brady Bunch, Ronald Reagan, Carl Sagan, Gilligan's Island, Mother Teresa, Robber Barons, Les Paul, Howard Zinn, Hanna-Barbera, Joe McCarthy, Post-Apocalypse Cinema, Walt Disney, Charles Fort, Ayn Rand, Rachel Carson, beer, Holocaust denial, Time Travel, Emma Goldman, Pirates, Zombies, Jim Henson, Urban Legends, Friedrich Nietzsche, Watchmen, Richard Feynman, Mister Rogers, the presidents, James Bond, Henry Kissinger, The Business Plot, Tron, Fighting Bob Fest, Errol Morris, Tropic Thunder, the Olympics, Devo, Akira Kurosawa, Henry Ford, Iron Man vs. Zombie Strippers, Rod Serling, Cryptozoology, Leon Theremin, Stanley Kubrick, Nikola Tesla, Roger Corman, Douglas Adams, Iran, Godzilla, The Simpsons Movie, Sicko, Hunter S. Thompson, Mike Judge, Kurt Vonnegut, Grindhouse, 300, Conspiracies, Religion, Scientology, Tom Waits, Christmas, Sid and Marty Krofft, Elections, The Departed vs. Infernal Affairs, 40 Years of Star Trek, Philip K. Dick, Recumbent Bicycles, Roky Erickson, Jerry Lewis, Hugo Chavez, X-Men, Energy, The Neocons, The World's Fastest Indian, V for Vendetta, Studio Ghibli, and Star Trek Fan Films; or the occasional quagmire. So secure your helmet, close the hatch, and by all means turn up the volume!

Tank Riot Tank Riot

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 204 Ratings

Tank Riot is a never dull audio podcast that digs deep into the minds of Viktor, Sputnik, and Tor. Each podcast starts you on a winding audio journey with destinations such as Fritz Haber, Edward Bernays, William Henry Harrison, Woodrow Wilson, Hogan's Heroes, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stranger Things, CFAA, Spectre, The Martian, Pope Francis's Global Warming Encyclical, Vincent van Gogh, John Carpenter, Nick Drake, Ada Lovelace, Deep State, Blaxploitation Films, Spaghetti Westerns, John Wayne, the Midterm Elections, scientific method, Vikings, Jane Goodall, William Randolph Hearst, Marijuana Reform, Humphrey Bogart, Saudi Arabia, Lou Reed, The National Security Agency, Huey Long, Hyperloop, Quantum Leap, Orson Welles, Comic Strips, Libertarianism, MASH, Punk Rock, China, Eugene V. Debs, Vincent Price, Gerry Anderson, Motorcycle Movies, Frank Lloyd Wright, Howard Hughes, Open Source Software, Alan Turing, Ancient Aliens, Dr. Seuss, 120 Film, North Korea, The Marx Brothers, The War on Drugs, Albert Einstein, professional wrestling, The Space Race, Rupert Murdoch, Fox News, Link Wray, Nazi UFOs, George Orwell, Irwin Allen, Doctor Who, Scott Walker, Think Tanks, Jack the Ripper, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Daniel Ellsberg, Wikileaks, Mad Magazine, Harry Houdini, Lizard People, The Brady Bunch, Ronald Reagan, Carl Sagan, Gilligan's Island, Mother Teresa, Robber Barons, Les Paul, Howard Zinn, Hanna-Barbera, Joe McCarthy, Post-Apocalypse Cinema, Walt Disney, Charles Fort, Ayn Rand, Rachel Carson, beer, Holocaust denial, Time Travel, Emma Goldman, Pirates, Zombies, Jim Henson, Urban Legends, Friedrich Nietzsche, Watchmen, Richard Feynman, Mister Rogers, the presidents, James Bond, Henry Kissinger, The Business Plot, Tron, Fighting Bob Fest, Errol Morris, Tropic Thunder, the Olympics, Devo, Akira Kurosawa, Henry Ford, Iron Man vs. Zombie Strippers, Rod Serling, Cryptozoology, Leon Theremin, Stanley Kubrick, Nikola Tesla, Roger Corman, Douglas Adams, Iran, Godzilla, The Simpsons Movie, Sicko, Hunter S. Thompson, Mike Judge, Kurt Vonnegut, Grindhouse, 300, Conspiracies, Religion, Scientology, Tom Waits, Christmas, Sid and Marty Krofft, Elections, The Departed vs. Infernal Affairs, 40 Years of Star Trek, Philip K. Dick, Recumbent Bicycles, Roky Erickson, Jerry Lewis, Hugo Chavez, X-Men, Energy, The Neocons, The World's Fastest Indian, V for Vendetta, Studio Ghibli, and Star Trek Fan Films; or the occasional quagmire. So secure your helmet, close the hatch, and by all means turn up the volume!

    TR#202: Tor's Lugubrious Penultimate Algorithm!

    TR#202: Tor's Lugubrious Penultimate Algorithm!

    In this episode, the team discusses things to do in bunkers. Including: Picard, Steve Buscemi, Dark Ages, Lego Masters, Lost in Space, The Good Place, Glow, End Times Fun, The Curse of Oak Island, Spencer Confidential, Onward, Uncut Gems, Birds of Prey, Better Call Saul, MST3K Live, The Outsider, Ozark, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and more!

    • 2 hr 21 min
    TR#201: Star Wars 1917 The Rise of the Afghanistan Papers!

    TR#201: Star Wars 1917 The Rise of the Afghanistan Papers!

    In this episode we discuss Star Wars 9 Rise of Skywalker with Spoilers from 8:45-26:20, 1917, Oscars and controversy, The Irishman attempt, The Two Popes, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nick Lowe, The Afghanistan Papers, and more!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    TR#200: A Christmas Mailbag 200 Miracle!

    TR#200: A Christmas Mailbag 200 Miracle!

    In this episode, the team celebrates their 200th episode and start questioning why they use the third person in their episode descriptions. Topics include the Trump impeachment, The Mandalorian, Disney+, Jeff Goldblum, Watchmen, Vikings, Knives Out, Silicon Valley, His Dark Materials, Jojo Rabbit, Hamilton, Mailbag, Doctor Sleep, Lords of Chaos, Harmonquest, Star Trek. Thanks to all of our listeners for making this possible!

    • 2 hr 51 min
    TR#199: Fascism and The Pseudobulbar Affect!

    TR#199: Fascism and The Pseudobulbar Affect!

    In this episode, the team tries to not laugh as they discuss Joker, Ad Astra, Scorsese acting like a little bitch, Playstation 4 and VR, Borderlands 3, E-Bikes, Crazy Lenny, Umberto Eco, Name of the Rose, Foucault’s Pendulum, Ur Fascism, Mussolini and Trump, Kurds and Turkey, David Berman, Green Bay Packers, Ozark, and more!

    • 1 hr 49 min
    TR#198: The Middle Will Rise Again!

    TR#198: The Middle Will Rise Again!

    In this very long edition of the podcast we discuss Roky Erickson (July 15, 1947 - May 31, 2019), Sandy Hook deniers in Wisconsin, Judd Legum report on fake corporate LGBT support (T, UPS, Comcast, Home Depot, GE, Fedex, UBS, Verizon, Pfizer), Tavern League vs CBD, UFOs, Stanton Friedman, Venice, Chicago, Apple Mac Pro, Ford GT, VW Microbus, Truckla, Chinese Uighur Camps, American Child Concentration Camps, John Wick 3, The Tick canceled, Jessica Jones, Black Mirror, I Am Mother, Good Omens, Wisconsin Murder DNA, Radiohead leak, Bcycle meltdown, Skiing, Traffic, The Hate U Give and Race in America, Politics, and more!

    • 3 hr 26 min
    TR#197: An Electivus for the Rest of Us!

    TR#197: An Electivus for the Rest of Us!

    In this episode we discuss Game Shows, Blow Up, Destroyer, Perfect Bid, Sterling Hayden, Iran, Trump financial woes, Democrat candidate multitudes, NASA and space exploration, Amazon, Billionaires, Taxes, Avengers: Endgame, Time Travel Hijinks, Game of Thrones, Beta Ray Bill, and more!

    • 2 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
204 Ratings

204 Ratings

Barden417 ,

2006-2020

I first discovered TR back in 2009 while working in a job that gave me ample amount of time to listen to podcasts. I enjoyed these three humans very much. I changed jobs and lost track of them around 2012. Today I was listening to a Timesuck episode on Walt Disney and a joke of theirs came rushing back to me. After minutes of trying to remember the name of the Podcast here I am. Reunited and feels so good!!

B Rye! ,

Great Fun to be had...

...but first,

Lauren .J ,

Richard Feynman

I generally like this podcast but the Feynman episode is making me rethink their research/qualifications. Feynman invented way more than just a shorthand for calculus (it was a completely different way to look at quantum field theory and later solid state) and his pop culture trappings (bongos, safes, and the Manhattan project) had little to do with what made him great. He stood toe to toe with Schwinger and Murray Gell-Mann. Also claiming Oppenheimer couldn't pick him out in a crowd is insane and also a completely misunderstanding of their roles. Oppenheimer was the money guy and the spokesperson. Hans Bethe was the lead and he put Feynman in charge (which consisted of future math/physics stars Von Neumann and fermi) because "Feynman was a magician".

Instead of trying to understand this man by doing the proper research, these guys went down roads of moral comparison and excitable prose (and trying to give a final moral binary to him for some reason). It's treated arrogantly and the comparison to ray kurzweill shows continued misunderstanding (kurzweill is again a spokesman and book writer, Feynman hardly published because that wasn't important to him). Eventually one of them is honest about the little they know and that was refreshing, but then gave obvious references (minus the physics lectures: those are rad). If you want quality resources, here are a few I've loved:
Genius - james gleick (look to gleick for extensive research and high abstraction in any tech related field)
Feynmans rainbow - mladinow (one of feynmans fellow physicists near the end of his career at cal tech and future writer for Star Trek)
"The jaguar and the fox" from the Atlantic is a nice concise look at Feynman v. Gell Mann and understanding the environment at cal tech.
Also look at the published science papers !!(feynmans favorite were bethes 3 quantum papers)! If Feynman has taught people anything, it's how approachable and rewarding these practices can be.

On a side note, the passing comments on 2001 seemed uninformed as well. The book and movie were made concurrently (and yes both worked on both), not in lieu of the other. And Kubrick has talked about how he was trying to get nietzche and Clarke in conversation, not recreate a specific short story (although the sentinel is totally recommendable).

While all this seems like it would warrant a 1 star, I generally have enjoyed this podcast. I moreso just feel like these guys maybe did something out of their wheelhouse without being upfront about it.

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