A show where we tug at the the tangled tendrils of technology, politics, the internet, and the future of Having Fun on the Computer. Techno-optimists need not apply, unless you mean the Detroit kind.
The Guys Who Pod About Goats
The FiO boys take a break from the news cycle and dig the clicker out of the cushions to review the 2009 'satire' film The Men Who Stare at Goats. Within, they mine it's gormless mediocrity for insights about the US security state, our collective relationship to the Iraq War, and George Clooney's face.
We bid a fond farewell to globetrotting sex maniac, sovereign citizen and antivirus impresario John McAfee and recount a few milestones from his bizarre, debauched time on Spaceship Earth. Then we talk last week's heatwave, why we'll never get to have an apocalypse, and finally run through a recent article explaining the myriad crimes and atrocities taking place at Airbnb's around the globe and their round the clock efforts to keep them covered up beneath a heap of cash and NDA's.>Check out Espresso Tempo on Apple and Spotify.>AirBNB Article in Bloomberg.
One Chimerican Gay Moon Government
The big special guys talk Apple being naughty, Amazon at it again, and the ongoing full-court press to stir up the good-hearted American into a tizzy about the red menace in the east - and why we should smile on our Chinese brothers and sisters and game with them instead of doing a nuclear war.
The FiO boys sally forth again into a whole bevy of strange and cryptic subject matter including a check-back-in with our favorite room-temperature IQ insurrectionists and their ongoing legal woes, the coming Paul Blart-ification of policing, and the legions of deep-cover Pentagon assets who may or not be posing as your friends, family and coworkers for no discernible reason. Finally, Mack get's vaxxed just in time to talk COVID Lab Leak and all that the renewed consideration of a synthetic origin for COVID entails.
Gas Gulpers & Anti-Trusters
It's an absolutely tumescent, Jabba the Hutt-sized ep this week as we play the hits from two weeks ago's news. So sink into your gasoline-filled waterbed and prepare to absorb the razor sharp punditry of your favorite disembodied voices on : Instagram for Kids, emotion recognition software, and more telecom mega-mergers. It's all great and we love it, and we can't wait to tell you about it.
Scrambled Brains & Fried Plantains
The boys repair to the FiO Situation Room to talk geopolitics vis-à-vis vaccine diplomacy and the viselike grip of the international intellectual property regime on the developing world. While we're in there, we also examine renewed interest in a spate of mysterious migraine-and-diarrhea cocktails being surreptitiously served to our spies and statesmen around the globe. Are America's enemies microwaving her foreign officials' brains like Salisbury steaks? Did I take my medicine this morning? These questions and others loom large over today's eppy.
This show rules. Funny and informative.
The Future is Ow is Wow!
Love these guys! Their witty banter and informed deliberations are both highly informative and ceaselessly entertaining; it keeps me coming back week after week. I await the next episode with eager anticipation - keep up the incredible work boys!
Side-note: I can’t wait to hear more guests join the conversation! I greatly enjoyed Ms. Agnes Bae’s contributions on episode 4 - I’m excited to hear who else you have in store.