The Furious Curious unpacks the weird and wonderful of modern cultural phenomena. We’ll give you answers to the questions you didn’t even know you had: why is Normcore a thing? What is Yacht Rock? Why did Marie Kondo take off? Can mullets ever look good? (Spoilers, they can).
We wrestle with these big questions so you don’t have to. Never be lost for words at the water cooler again. Get curious, stay curious with The Furious Curious.
58. The Metaverse
First there was the Internet. Next, there was the Metaverse. And this the Furious Curious. "Are We in the Metaverse Yet?" (New York Times, John Herrman and Kellen Browning, 07/10/2021), "Factbox: What is the 'metaverse' and how does it work?" (Reuters, Joori Roh, 09/07/2021), "Mark in the Metaverse" (The Verge, Casey Newton, 07/22/2021), "Balenciaga Joins Fortnite in the Metaverse" (GQ.com, Rachel Tashjian, 09/20/2021), "China’s Metaverse gold rush is on but practitioners differ over how these virtual, digital worlds should operate" (South China Morning Post, Josh Ye, 09/19/2021), "Razer CEO says Covid-19 has accelerated path to the ‘Metaverse’, where content, commerce and networking exist in true virtual world" (South China Morning Post, Josh Ye, 08/28/2020), "Why the ‘metaverse’ will prove to be more than a buzzword" (Fast Company, Nick Pringle, 09/06/21), "The Metaverse Is Coming And It’s A Very Big Deal" (Forbes, Cathy Hackl, 05/07/2020) MUSIC: "Madskillz (Mic Chekka Remix)" (BT). ©2021 Charlie Quirk, Britton Rice.
57. The Rise and Rise of E-Learning
Today we're talking about E-Learning. SOURCES: "eLearning Market to Reach USD 370 Billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 8.56% | Valuates Reports" (prnewswire.com, 05/17/2021), "E-Learning Market Size By Technology (Online E-Learning, Learning Management System (LMS), Mobile E-Learning, Rapid E-Learning, Virtual Classroom), By Provider (Service, Content), By Application (Academic [K-12, Higher Education, Vocational Training], Corporate [SMBs, Large Enterprises], Government), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027" (gminsights.com, 05/2021), "15 More Companies That No Longer Require a Degree—Apply Now" (Glassdoor, 01/10/2020), "Forbes: Is College Worth The Cost? Pros Vs. Cons" (forbes.com, Kat Tretina, 03/31/2021), "12 Trends Killing Co"llege" (forbes.com, Tom Vander Ark, 06/17/2019), "How YouTube is changing education" (advancetitan.com, Jelissa Burns, 12/09/2020), "5 Reasons Why Online Learning is the Future of Education" (ducations.com, Gemma Josep. 08/23/2021), "The Year of the MOOC" (nytimes.com, Laura Pappano, 11/02/2012, "The Rise Of E-Learning In 2020" (Forbes.com, Carlos Gonzalez De Villaumbrosia, 05/02/2020), "The Brave New World of Online Learning: Amy Collier at TEDxStanford" (YouTube, Amy Collier, 60/20/2013), "Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education" (YouTube, TED, Daphane Koller, 08/01/2012), "Elon Musk explains Why School Is Useless" (YouTube, Dr. Infographics, 10/08/2017). MUSIC: "Punga" (Klingande). ©2021 Charlie Quirk, Britton Rice.
56. The Great Resignation
Today we're talking about The Great Resignation. SOURCES: "Granderson: Why the 'great resignation' of 2021 is a sign of hope - Los Angeles Times" (LZ Granderson:, LA Times, 08/28/2021), :What’s fueling ‘The Great Resignation’ among younger generations?" (Rachel King, Fortune, 08/26/2021), Study: Gen Z, Millennials Driving ‘The Great Resignation’ ("Tim Smart, US News, 08/26/21), "The Great Resignation Is Here, and It's, Real" (Phillip Kane, Inc., 08/26/2021), "Real time with Bill Maher: The Right to Disconnect" (YouTube), "The Great Resignation: How employers drove workers to quit" (Kate Morgan, BBC, 07/01/2021), "As The Pandemic Recedes, Millions Of Workers Are Saying 'I Quit'" (Andrea Hsu, NPR, 06/24/2021), MUSIC: "I Quit My Job" (Old Man Luedecke). ©2021 Charlie Quirk, Britton Rice.
55. Ted Lasso
Today we're talking about Ted Lasso. SOURCES: "Why Ted Lasso became the hit that put AppleTV+ on the map" (Emily VanDerWerff, Vox, 02/24/21), "Why 'Ted Lasso' is a feel-good show that's winning over viewers" (Drew Weisholtz, Today.com, 02/26/21), "The Real Reason Why Audiences Love Ted Lasso So Much" (Eammon Jacobs, Looper, 07/26/21), "Why is 'Ted Lasso' so popular? Here's why Apple TV+ show resonates with viewers" (Aayush Sharma, Meaww, 07/22/21). MUSIC: "Ted Lasso Theme" (Marcus Mumford, Tom Howe). ©2021 Charlie Quirk, Britton Rice.
54. Sober Curious (ft. Betera co-founder, Aaron Sanchez)
Today we're talking about "Sober Curious" with special guest, co-founder of Betera, Aaron Sanchez. SOURCES: "It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much" (Julia Belluz, Vox, 12/19/2018), "Statistics on Alcohol Use in the U.S." (Buddy T, Very Well Mind, 09/15/2020), "The Unstoppable Rise of (Actually Good) No- and Low-Alcohol Drinks" (Jamie Millar, Esquire.com, 04/02/2021), "America Has a Drinking Problem" (Kate Julian, The Atlantic, July/August/2021), "The Book Newly Sober People Love to Give to Each Other" (Edith Zimmerman, The Cut, 04/19/2019), "What Does It Really Mean To Be Sober Curious?" (Theodora Blanchfield 09/03/2019), "Why Are People Sober-Curious?" (Goop), BOOKS: Allen Carr "The Addictive Brain" (Thad A. Polk), "Alcohol Explained" (William Porter), RESOURCES: https://juliabainbridge.com, www.drinkbetera.com. MUSIC: "Something New" (Axwell /\ Ingrosso). ©2021 Charlie Quirk, Britton Rice.
53. Sleep's New Frontier
Today we're talking about Sleep's New Frontier, with reoccurring guest, writer Chase Domergue."Sleep expert Matthew Walker on the secret to a good night’s rest" (Janan Ganesh, Finacial Times, 01/11/2019), "17 Proven Tips to Sleep Better at Night" (Rudy Mawer, MSc, CISSN, Healtline, 02/28/2020), "Why we're sleeping less" (By Madison Park, CNN, No date mentioned), "Working Americans Are Getting Less Sleep, Especially Those Who Save Our Lives" (10/28/2019), "Why are we so sleep deprived, and why does it matter?" (Michael S. Jaffee, The Conversation, 03/07/2018, 03/03/2020), "These Sleep Trends from Last Year Explain Why We’re All So Tired" (Casper Editorial Team, Casper.com, 02/17/2021), "Shipping Forecast Dreamland" (YouTube, Jayne Anne Strutt). BOOKS: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams" Matthew Walker, Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson, How do Sleep by Rafael Pelayo. MENTIONS: Apps: Breethe, Calm, Oak, Random Shipping Forecast Podcast. MUSIC: "Mr. Sandman" (performed by Pomplamoose). ©2021 Charlie Quirk, Britton Rice.
Enjoyable and enlightening
Engaging and fun. They tackle a pretty wide range of topics but the banter makes it digestible. Good chemistry between the hosts.
A breath of fresh air
Smart, funny, and teaches me something new every episode
My newest Q hobby is Wednesday morning running while listening to Chaz and Brit. The pods have been a joy, and these two have found a great rhythm. Time to trade puzzles, eat some sourdough and celebrate Karen’s in the wild. Keep up the great work