October 26, 2020
In this special Halloween edition, Doug and Chris are joined by John Gallant, a horror short-story writer, to discuss why many people enjoyed being frightened.
1.30 Introducing John
2.30 The Emotions of Horror and Fear
7.20 Sleeping With the Enemy
9.50 Coming up with Horror Story Ideas
13.15 Horror Story Plots
18.30 Chris recalls The Twilight Zone
20.30 The Magic of Stephen King
23.00 The Thing
On Writing by Stephen King
October 25, 2020
We discuss the role of social media companies, how they impact our culture, how they play in our elections, and how much they should be regulated - or not. Plus conspiracy theories like Q-Anon
0.30 The moral obligation
2.30 Twitter and the Hunter Biden story
6.10 Facebook and its challenges
9.00 The cultural impact of social media
11.00 Q-Anon and conspiracy theories
14.30 The legal insulation of social media from fake news stories
19.00 Antitrust regulation and social media
October 12, 2020
Here we explore how female political leaders are viewed and judged by the press and the American people, going back to 1984.
0.45 Female and Black presidents
1.30 Women and Men who come on strong
2.50 Gretchen Whitmer and the kidnapping plot
6.15 How women are unfairly judged
10.00 Mike Pence
15.00 Back to 1984
19.30 How is it going with men running the world?
21.30 The Lincoln Project
October 2, 2020
In this special episode, Doug and Chris explore the ramifications of President Trump reportedly testing positive for COVID-19.