March 15, 2021
we wrap up our first 100 episodes by looking forward to life without Covid, and with some stats from our first 100 episodes. we send love to our loyal audience.
1.10 Doug's answer to the question
2.40 The Thing that Chris is Most Looking Forward To
5.40 Being relaxed in public
8.40 Doug Pats himself on the back
11.45 What Doug has been Right About, Part Two
14.30 What We've Learned from Covid, Per Chris
18.15 The First 100 Episodes - Stats
28.30 A Crazy Time in US History
March 8, 2021
We take a detour from politics to answer all questions (well, some questions) about March Madness
1.00 The Attraction of March Madness
3.20 Why Are There 68 Teams Picked for the Tournament?
12.00 Chris links Seeding to Final Four Appearances
17.25 Your Team Loses, But Then It's Spring
18.40 Big Life Questions Show Announcement
March 1, 2021
Chris, whose father was an astronaut (or so he told his friends), provides expert analysis of the meaning of the Mars landing
Video Link to Mars Landing
0.30 A Brief History of Space Travel
2.50 The Mars Landing
6.30 Is there life on other planets?
10.20 Nation-States Competing in space
14.40 Human nature is to pursue discovery
19.00 Do we need to send humans into space?
22.00 The Planet B Fallacy
February 22, 2021
Here we survey the landscape of American politics for this year.
0.40 Predictions for the Biden Administration
2.15 The Republican Party is in a pickle
9.00 College student debt
11.30 Biden and the Trump drama
11.50 Texas and Ted Cruz
17.55 Andrew Cuomo
22.30 Mitch McConnell
February 15, 2021
This episode's guest, Frank Cutitta, tells Chris and Doug his incredible story of spending more than three months in the hospital with COVID last year -- including 40 days in an induced coma -- and what he learned about our healthcare system.
1.15 Our Guest Intro
2.00 40 Days in a Coma
15.10 Caregiver Stress & Loneliness
20.15 The Anonymity of the Mask
27.30 How Frank is doing now
29.15 Last Rites Twice
35.00 I'm Not My Healthcare Dashboard
February 8, 2021
We discuss if and how Biden can get to the Unity that he and some Republicans keep talking about.
0.45 Chris answers the question
3.15 American popular opinion favors government intervention
4.55 Oppositional defiance disorder
6.45 The anti-democracy movement
11.45 What Biden has going for himself
13.45 Marjorie Taylor Greene
15.45 Republican money sources drying up
February 1, 2021
1.40 How much extremism there really is
4.30 Planned terrorists, Internet Stars and Insurrection Tourists
6.45 The Republican Party
9.40 Does the Republican Party need Trump?
10.20 When Chris Voted for a Republican
16.30 Will the Republicans ever abandon Trump?
18.20 The Right Wing Extremists Speak for Themselves
January 25, 2021
Here we contemplate Trump's 2nd impeachment trial. He was going for 3, but he got kicked out of office.
1.10 Doug's dim view of the Republicans
3.45 What's different about this impeachment trial?
5.30 Will Trump stay relevant politically?
9.30 Trump's Greatest Accomplishment
10.45 The delay of the trial
12.15 Will the Republican Party split in two?
14.15 The Republicans and The Whigs
January 18, 2021
We contemplate the state of the world, such as it is, potential violence around the Inauguration, the 2nd amendment and right wing extremists.
0.40 Wash DC becomes a police state
1.50 Arming the Extreme Right
3.40 Is Unity the Next Step, Really ?
6.30 Chris reads crazy-people posts from Parler
14.00 Accommodating the white supremacists seems like a very bad idea
18.10 The 2nd amendment & false equivalency
January 11, 2021
We discuss potential consequences for Trump and his enablers
0.30 A quick review of Trump's insurrection program
4.00 A second impeachment?
4.50 The Trump Family & Friends Pre-Rally Party
9.00 Whatever happened to individual responsibility?
13.20 Should Trump be prosecuted?
15.10 What about Trump's enablers?
18.10 What options does the Trump crowd have left?
27.10 Should we worry about riling up the Trump base?