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The outbreak of Hog culture beginning in 1776 in the United States has spread worldwide, threatening humanity’s very existence. We are monitoring the pandemic as it reaches its fever pitch in 2020.

The self-satiated and self-aggrandizing consumption endemic to American culture, writ large upon the planet, is about to reach critical overload. As it collapses, whatever comes next will be documented, catalogued and broadcasted by our team of diligent Hog Planeteers.

Hosted and Produced by Dan Spaventa (@spaventacular) & Sam Louis (@Wagstank)

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The outbreak of Hog culture beginning in 1776 in the United States has spread worldwide, threatening humanity’s very existence. We are monitoring the pandemic as it reaches its fever pitch in 2020.

The self-satiated and self-aggrandizing consumption endemic to American culture, writ large upon the planet, is about to reach critical overload. As it collapses, whatever comes next will be documented, catalogued and broadcasted by our team of diligent Hog Planeteers.

Hosted and Produced by Dan Spaventa (@spaventacular) & Sam Louis (@Wagstank)

    No Wake Zone

    No Wake Zone

    Dan and Sam reconvene to cover some hog news updates, including the disastrous Trumptilla on Lake Travis, the funniest revelation from Michael Cohen’s new tell-all, and the recently unsealed indictment of fan favorite Steve Bannon. We also try to pin down why Facebook seems so dire these days and how it changed from its unserious origins to its current chaotic state. We think you’ll like this one. It’s the perfect soundtrack to clinging for life as your 8-foot dinghy named Second Mortgage gets swamped by a 70-foot yacht decked out with Trump flags.


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Nights at the Quarancinema 6: Into The Wild Hogs (ft. Luke Van Brandenburg)

    Nights at the Quarancinema 6: Into The Wild Hogs (ft. Luke Van Brandenburg)

    Take a break from frantically posting about death by fire, plague, and flood to remember the bygone era of 2007, a pre-irony time when four prehistoric beasts starred in a Disney-sponsored comedy about being middle-aged. We are finally addressing the made-for-Hog Planet movie Wild Hogs (2007), a motorcycle flick about fearful, porcine men struggling to reclaim their masculinity. Joining us is Luke Van Brandenburg of the @boosegumps podcast, which you can find on YouTube and Spotify. We motor through the scarce highs and all-too-common lows of the pre-irony and pre-Obergefell v. Hodges humor in this film. Along the way, you will learn far too much about this film, the last gasp of a kind of hoggish humor that truly died out after the 2008 financial crisis.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    PATREON EPISODE PREVIEW: RNC, DNC, & Brain Poisoning

    PATREON EPISODE PREVIEW: RNC, DNC, & Brain Poisoning

    Subscribe at Patreon.com/hogplanet to hear the full episode and a bunch more bonus audio. We talk about both parties' conventions and how the right, center, and left can get brain poisoned in our current moment.


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    • 16 min
    Nights at the Quarancinema 5: Die Hard Tryhards (ft. Matt Greenberg)

    Nights at the Quarancinema 5: Die Hard Tryhards (ft. Matt Greenberg)

    This week, we discussed the original Die Hard (1988), a true classic of the action genre, and how it subtly handles topics such as police bureaucracy, corporate greed, and the US-Japan trade relationship. Joining us for this one is a true Die Hard expert, returning champion Matt Greenberg of the Copilots podcast (@WeAreCoPilots). We try to answer the tough questions, like “is this copaganda?” “Is John McClane a cowboy or a samurai?” “Is there a difference?” Matt also helps us understand where the franchise went after knocking it out of the park the first time around. You won’t want to miss this on - after all, nothing says “quarantine” like a film whose entire hostage-driven plot could have been avoided with a simple Zoom Christmas party.

    These hogs write! Check out new writing (and old) on the Hog Planet Digest at hogplanet.substack.com. There you can find articles shed light on what we have discussed on older episodes, and if you subscribe, you can get new articles sent straight to your inbox as soon as they come out.

    Subscribe on patreon.com/hogplanet to support the show and get bonus content including extra episodes, extended cuts of guest interviews, and original artwork. As always, all music composed and created by the incomparable Joseph S. Bags (https://soundcloud.com/josephsbags)


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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Covid-19 Jump Street (ft. Zelcer)

    Covid-19 Jump Street (ft. Zelcer)

    One of our real-life heroes, our deeply powerful high school English teacher Mr. Zelcer, joins us to discuss being an educator in the Covid times and the daunting task of preparing today’s youth for the future. In the post-game segment over on the Hog Planet Patreon, we discuss the continued devaluation of a liberal arts education and what it may portend for the future of imagination and our very souls. We also briefly sing George Saunders’ praises. Be sure to check out all of Mr. Zelcer’s excellent creative output, which we mention on the show and link to below.

    These hogs write! Check out new writing (and old) on the Hog Planet Digest at hogplanet.substack.com. There you can find articles shed light on what we have discussed on older episodes, and if you subscribe, you can get new articles sent straight to your inbox as soon as they come out.

    Subscribe on patreon.com/hogplanet to support the show and get bonus content including extra episodes, extended cuts of guest interviews, and original artwork. As always, all music composed and created by the incomparable Joseph S. Bags (https://soundcloud.com/josephsbags)

    Notes:

    Support Mr. Zelcer’s many side hustles:

    Word Game plot-egoríes quad-egories

    https://play-quadegories.herokuapp.com/

    Daily Despot

    https://www.facebook.com/thedailydespot

    The Little Book of Yankees Evil

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19013498-the-little-book-of-yankees-evil

    Sources:

    George Stephanopoulos’ interview with Mary Trump

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp_Ew98D4OM

    Illinois Wesleyan cutting its liberal arts programs

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-illinois-wesleyan-university-liberal-arts-program-cuts-20200716-yo337lghgrdmnpdl4xhfarzqe4-story.html

    Marketing executive funds small liberal arts scholarship

    https://news.psu.edu/story/625730/2020/07/14/impact/young-liberal-arts-alumna-creates-pass-it-scholarship-help-and


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    • 51 min
    Tin Foil Hogs: Epstein on Netflix/Ghislaine in Jail (ft. Barto @elbartoarmy)

    Tin Foil Hogs: Epstein on Netflix/Ghislaine in Jail (ft. Barto @elbartoarmy)

    This week the hogs have Barto (@elbartoarmy) on to discuss Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich, Netflix’s account of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s international criminal enterprise. The documentary benefits from in-depth interviews with survivors including Sarah Ransome, Virginia Giuffre, and Maria Farmer, as well as an illuminating, albeit brief look at the latter’s artistic depiction of her ordeal. But it suffers from some glaring omissions and collaboration with author and Clinton associate James Patterson as well as Sam’s nemesis Alan Dershowitz. We unpacked what the series had to offer and mused about the damage conspiratorial thinking can do to mass movements. Speaking of which, please be sure to support Barto’s work by checking out Food Not Bombs Wilmington on Facebook (facebook.com/FNBWilmington/), Twitter (@fnbwilmington) and Instagram (instagram.com/fnbwilm/) and throwing some skrilla at them on Cashapp ($fnbwilmington).

    These hogs write! Check out new writing (and old) on the Hog Planet Digest at hogplanet.substack.com. There you can find articles shed light on what we have discussed on older episodes, and if you subscribe, you can get new articles sent straight to your inbox as soon as they come out.

    Subscribe on patreon.com/hogplanet to support the show and get bonus content including extra episodes, extended cuts of guest interviews, and original artwork. As always, all music composed and created by the incomparable Joseph S. Bags (https://soundcloud.com/josephsbags)


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    • 1 hr 28 min

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