Throughout recorded history, man has sought to improve himself by various means, including technological, financial, cooperative, and experiential. Much of this improvement is often short-term and limited to a single generation. But, what if you want to give your future offspring a leg up on survival and personal achievement? Could you take on the mantle of mythological gods and remake man in your own image? And not only could you, but would you? In this episode, we examine the controversial practice of eugenics, its advances, its past abuses, and its useful applications in the modern world. We’ll also look at the wide-ranging implications of this scientific endeavor and how eugenics has come to be defined over time.
The practice of assuming yourself special will ultimately lead you to the perception that, in some universal sense, you matter. Not just to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, but in the grand scheme of things. Many of us grow out of such thinking but some don’t. And we’ll be discussing such imagined significance this episode as we put the spotlight on a modern example of note. We begin with a brief history of racial dissent in America, including related riots of the 20th century. We then expose the media manipulation of race-oriented events and the defense of minority crime, leading into the main talk on Black Lives Matter, its brief history, protest behavior, criminal inspirations, silencing techniques and, lastly, the question of BLM as a terrorist group.
In this episode, we tear apart the social invention of hate speech, beginning with a brief history of free speech, including landmark court cases, cultural influences, speech on campus, and more. Later in the program, we’ll hear from a man in Canada accused of violating that nation’s hate propaganda law and the outcome of his trial. And finally, we’ll end with some words from an author of controversy in the Islamic world and his crucial message on the future of speech in the West.
In this episode, we explore the culture of offendedness, why they’re offended, and what that means to the rest of us. Later in the program, we’ll speak with a former Playboy executive regarding that publication’s recent move to eliminate nudity and why that might be. Then, we’ll conclude with some thoughts on censorship from a now deceased rock musician and iconoclast, one who often had the final word on why free speech matters more than hurt feelings.
In this episode, we take on the equality myth in historical, literary, and contemporary contexts. Later in the program, we’ll speak to a mathematician on the subject of “equality in math” and how it may or may not extend to human equality. Next, the Shame Chamber will bring us a defendant from the Great White North and its effects on children. And, then, we’ll conclude with a parable from a certain 19th century German philosopher who certainly had much to say on the matter.
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There’s a fungus among us! Well, more like… fungi? Believe me, the only fun guys you need to pay attention to are Matt and Jason as they don the evil sunglasses and hack up the Japanese language with their culinary commentary on the 1963 release of Attack of the Mushroom People. Let your handsome hosts shoot spores all over you in the form of film background, funny crimes, the Shipwheel Cult, Japanese Gilligan’s Island, Matt the Yacht Rock Captain, the loss of humanity, hallucinogenic experiences, Reverse Geisha, exciting slave trader careers, Jason’s anti-Gamera rant and other bulbous banter. Now, go on. Give it a lick. It’ll make you feel good.
Great Cushing’s ghost, Matt and Jason are seeing DOUBLE! But this time, it’s not the booze. It’s the blood-soaked bosoms belonging to the Twins of Evil. Become a servant of the Devil as your handsome hosts travel back to 1971 to bring you movie details, unintentionally filthy names, Matt’s twin-dating experience, the Mammo-cam, more teens and their sex and drug riots, Jason’s like for lackeys, polite groping, buying hookers when you’re old, the Pubic Hair song, and lots and lots of the ol’ Kensington Gore. May you find mercy at the seat of our Dark Lord.
There are mysterious parts of this podcast, but the only true mystery is that your very lives are governed by drunken show hosts. And they will be imposing their knowledge upon you in the form of 1980’s Inferno. But, Matt and Jason aren’t talking about mythology, they’re discussing movie background, the passive cuddle, pasta throwing as disapproval, killing off the old, Argento’s colors/visuals, predator/prey relationships, the return of the Selleck Scale, favorite Bradys, Matt’s house lighting tips for Jason, rats avenging cats, occult architecture and one MOTHER of a lunar eclipse! So, ask yourself… what do YOU believe in?
The basis of this scary tale is in reality. And the reality is that, once you check into the horror hotel, you’ll be locked in your room with two cloaked gents chanting some ungodly commentary on the 1960 release of The City of the Dead. So, before you’re sacrificed on the altar, you’ll have some time to consort with film facts, Danzig’s child-frightening forehead, metal band names in this film, “Dick”s, city vs. town, TV-watching as social curiosity, girls who wear your clothes after sex, Matt’s welding woes, Jason’s parrot traumas, the British round-pinchy-face, numerous callbacks from past episodes, the shaming culture and other savoring of heresies. So Mote It Be.