Episode #37 – The Iron Giant Curtain

Help! The commies have sent a killer robot to steal the hearts of every kid born in the 90’s! You may not have though about it back then, but the Iron Giant has a lot to say about how Americans viewed the Cold War sixty years ago. Find out what we dug up about the philosophy behind McCarthyism and mass hysteria in this episode!

The Iron Giant Communism

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Episode #36 – Tolkien Hates Machines (Special Guest: Andrew)

Throughout the Lord of the Rings, beloved author J.R.R. Tolkien basically one thing to say and that’s “robots are bad”. Just kidding, but he does seem to have a thing against industry. Join us as we compare the greatest fiction story ever written by an English neo-Luddite to the evils of the Industrial Revolution. Plus, we learn what a Luddite is.

Lord of the Rings Industrial Revolution

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Episode #35 – Logan and The Monster Study

There’s a beast inside all of us. Fortunately, most of us tend to keep it hidden away beyond the reach of daylight. For our friend Logan, that’s not the case. This week, we explore the more bestial side of humanity as we take a look at the child ownership and experimentation going on in this dystopian movie. Spoiler alert: we spoil things.

Logan Monster Experiment

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Episode #33 – Life, Libertarianism, and the Pursuit of ADAM

 

Andrew Ryan and Ayn Rand have a lot more in common than just seven letters. Join us as we delve into the secrets of the underwater dystopia of Rapture and discover whether true libertarianism holds up in one of the bestndeep sea sci-fi horror games to date.

Nerdy podcast

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Episode #31 – Chaos, Genetics, and the One Take Man

There’s no denying it, Jurassic Park is one heck of a great movie. It tells us three things: messing with nature is bad, chaos is confusing, and Jeff Goldblum is the One Take Man. Join us on this week’s episode to add a little science, a little ethics, and a little chaos into your nerdy routine.

Has Science Gone Too Far?

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