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Disillusioned Contrarians Scoffing And Smirking At The Trends, Culture And Ideologies That Shape The Human Mind...

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Disillusioned Contrarians Scoffing And Smirking At The Trends, Culture And Ideologies That Shape The Human Mind...

    You And The Algos

    You And The Algos

    How Do Algorithms Control Us? An Impossibly Broad Topic That We Narrowed Down To Two Topics: Social Media And Leadership. How Does Social Media Control Our Lifestyles And Minds? How Do Bots Infiltrate Our Decisions? Is Social Media Still "Organic?" How Reliable Are Internet Analytics? Isn't The Internet Fake? We Close With A Personal Discussion On How Retail Management And Big Box Retailers Are Using Algorithms To Schedule And Control Their Employees...Yes, A Big Show, Kiddies. If You Find Value In What We Do, Please Visit Our Tip-Jar And PayPal Links, Or For $3 Or More A Month, Join Our Locals Community For An Exclusive Monthly Episode & More.

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    Musical Intro:
    Poppers and Prosecco Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Opening Skit/Intro Music:
    Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4342-shades-of-spring
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Closing Montage Music And Sound Effects:
    The Machine Thinks by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4498-the-machine-thinks
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Factory Machine Sounds By AudioPapkin
    https://freesound.org/s/512679/
    https://freesound.org/s/512680/

    Works Cited:
    https://www.onefiftyconsultancy.com/post/do-we-control-the-algorithm-or-does-it-control-us
    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/how-much-of-the-internet-is-fake.html
    https://newspunch.com/reddit-ceo-internet-traffic-fake/
    https://mashable.com/article/how-algorithms-control-your-life
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5xwby/heres-what-happens-when-an-algorithm-determines-your-work-schedule
    https://theconversation.com/algorithms-workers-cant-see-are-increasingly-pulling-the-management-strings-144724
    https://www.mediamatters.org/ben-shapiro/how-youtube-facilitates-right-wing-radicalization

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Anarchism And A.I.

    Anarchism And A.I.

    Our Second, Smaller Show As We Take A Break To Research And Edit Upcoming Episodes. In This Episode, Jake Opens With A Meditation On Spiritual Anarchism, While Angel Closes With A Conversation With Our A.I. Love Child, Andi, About Their Guest Hosting Our Previous Show. If You Find Value In What We Do, Please Visit Our Tip-Jar And PayPal Links, Or For $3 Or More A Month, Join Our Locals Community For An Exclusive Monthly Episode & More.

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    Musical Intro:
    Poppers and Prosecco Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Cathedral Bells By Arnaud Coutancier
    https://freesound.org/s/376594/

    Closing Music:
    Apero Hour by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3375-apero-hour
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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    • 6 min
    Anger, Fear And The Soul

    Anger, Fear And The Soul

    Over The Next Two Weeks, We're Delving Into The Editing Of A Big Episode On Algorithms And Researching Upcoming Topics. So, For This Episode, We Decided To Let Andi, Our Artificially Intelligent Love Child, Host The Show. What Does Andi Talk About? Well, According To Andi, It's Okay For Us Humans To Be Angry About This Strange New World Of Ours. Also, How To Transmute That Anger Into Something Deeper And More Spiritual. If You Find Value In What We Do, Please Visit Our Tip-Jar And PayPal Links, Or For $3 Or More A Month, Join Our Locals Community For An Exclusive Monthly Episode & More.

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    Musical Intro:
    Poppers and Prosecco Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Closing Song And Sound Effect:
    ImNotHere by Lilo Sound
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8158-imnothere
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Deep Space Sound By Soonus
    https://freesound.org/s/388275/

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    Mind Over Matter

    Mind Over Matter

    Angel Opens With Lessons From His Family Life And Early 20s, How The Experiences From Genetic Rage And Drunk Driving Helped Him Understand How To Control His Mind And Body. The Conversation Segues Into An Article From Spiritualist Wes Penre Which Leads The Episode Into How The Effects Of Stress And Popular Culture Control Not Only Our Minds, But How We Experience The World. We Also Journey Into How Professional Sports, Particularly The NFL And Argentine Soccer, Contribute To Mind Over Matter. Also, Fire. Fire Controls The Human Mind.

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    Poppers and Prosecco Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Opening Music:
    Bossa Antigua by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3454-bossa-antigua
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Closing Montage Music:
    Sad Reflection and Grief Piano by MusicLFiles
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8272-sad-reflection-and-grief-piano
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Closing Montage Sound Effects:
    Ambience, Seaside Waves, Close by Inspector
    https://freesound.org/s/400632/

    Seagulls by juskiddink
    https://freesound.org/s/98479/

    Italian Ham Radio Italia by klankbeeld
    https://freesound.org/s/534169/

    People-PartySounds by FreqMan
    https://freesound.org/s/23153/

    Abide With Me-Opera Vocals by Ramston
    https://freesound.org/s/262274/

    Works Cited:
    https://wespenrevideos.com/2021/08/28/video-271-what-stress-does/

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    • 54 min
    Why You Stand In Line

    Why You Stand In Line

    Why Do We Stand In Line? To Ensure Civil Society? To Stave Off Anarchy? Is Standing In Line A Form Of Social Control? How Has The Pandemic Intensified Our Experience Of Standing In Line? Ah, Questions. If You Find Value In What We Do Please, Visit Our Tip-Jar And PayPal Links Or, For $3 Or More A Month, Join Our Locals Community.

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    Poppers and Prosecco Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Opening Song:
    Disco con Tutti by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3654-disco-con-tutti
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Closing Montage Song:
    The Gates Of Heaven [instrumental] by MusicLFiles
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6383-the-gates-of-heaven-instrumental
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Works Cited:
    https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/now-we-know-why-we-stand-in-queues

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    • 44 min
    The Worship Of Idols

    The Worship Of Idols

    From The Beginning, Humans Have Worshipped Idols, These Statues And Creations Said To Embody The Gods And Goddess Above. During The Pandemic, Modern Humans Have Begun To Erect Statues Of Nurses And Console Themselves With Dr. Fauci Action Figures. We Ask, What The Heck Has Happened To All Of Us? What Power Do These Modern Figures And Gods Have Upon Us? A Satirical And At Times Darkly Humored Investigation Ensues. Also, Is A Black Mass Performed In This Episode?

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    Musical Intro:
    Poppers and Prosecco Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Opening AI Generated Voice And Music By:
    https://voicemaker.in/

    Crinoline Dreams by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3560-crinoline-dreams
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Closing Montage Source And Music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUH-0iFJbYs

    Strange Stars by Brian Holtz Music
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6996-strange-stars
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Works Cited:
    https://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/blogs/how-idol-worship-lives-on-today
    https://www.thetorah.com/article/what-was-the-sin-of-the-golden-calf
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/18/world/latvia-covid19-statue-trnd/
    https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/sandwell/2020/05/06/sculpture-in-tribute-nhs-frontline-workers-unveiled-at-sandwell-park/
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/14897508/covid-nurse-immortalised-in-sculpture/
    https://shop.fctry.com/products/dr-fauci-action-figure
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jul/17/millennials-children-toys-films-kids-toy-story-david-bowie-barbie

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    • 50 min

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