If you know a good crossroads demon, holla @ cha boi.
If you’re having a bad day, throw this episode on and feel some solidarity. What do we do with this world and/or simulation?
- So, here’s the thing. We dumb. We repeatedly conflate margarine and trans fats. Apparently, margarine used to contain trans fats, but most varieties no longer do. It’s still supposedly the worst though—according to Zach, according to Michael Pollan, in In Defense of Food.
- The podcast goes haywire for a bit and turns into an infomercial for Zach’s smoothie.
- Another example of us being dumb: we exaggerated the dip in US life expectancy. Yes, it went down for the first time since 1993—but only from 78.9 years to 78.8 years. Hey, we said we were bros and we weren’t kidding. Come at me. (Please don’t.)
- “The US has a lot of money, but it does not look like a developed country.”
- “Doctors could prescribe houses to the homeless under radical Hawaii bill.” This reminds us of one of our favorite initiatives, Housing First. And hey, Housing First has already seen extraordinary success in Oahu. So, ya know: do the obvs right thing, Hawaii.
- Daniele Bolelli’s History on Fire podcast. In particular, the not one, not two, but three! episode series on Teddy Roosevelt.
- The “Man in the Arena” excerpt from Teddy’s “Citizenship In A Republic” speech (1910): “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
- On the Warrior’s Path by Daniele Bolelli
- Doctor Strange: The Oath by Brian K. Vaughan
- Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughan
- Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan
- Pride of Baghdad by—you guessed it—Brian K. Vaughan
- The Squatty Potty
- John Danaher’s wonderful Algocracy and Transhumanism podcast