In what started as a grab bag episode, Sense & Theory discuss the fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon. The fellas separate science and fact from propaganda and sensationalism to see if the mainstream narrative matches the reality on the ground. Plus, the lingering remnants of the grab bag that could’ve been means you get a discussion about video game loot box legislation at no extra charge!
In the aftermath of the recent shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton a host of explanations and remedies have been offered to an American public that is both heartbroken and outraged. Sense and Theory dissect the narratives around some of the most popular: Video Games, Gun Control, and White Supremacy. The fellas are left to question if we’re focusing our efforts in the right place or ignoring the roots of our problem to tend to the branches.
Here’s a sneak peek at the type of bonus content you can gain access to on our Patreon page. In this episode Sense, Theory, and Beanzo discuss the recent Equifax settlement and what the ramifications are for any of the 147 million people affected who choose to accept the deal. In other words…OPT OUT!
Sense & Theory take a look at some recent cases involving American citizens being detained by ICE & CBP. How high a price are we willing to pay to stem illegal immigration? The fellas take on that question and Trumps latest descent into xenophobia in a jam packed episode.
Sense & Theory sets sights towards 2020 with a look at the current front runners for the democratic nomination. Alongside their reactions to the first debates, the fellas give their thoughts on the pros and cons of Biden, Sanders, Harris, Warren, and Buttigieg.
As America edges ever closer to a third Middle Eastern war, Sense and Theory take a look back at the last 70 years of U.S.-Iranian relations to determine where things went wrong. From the 1953 Coup to the “Axis of Evil” speech through the Nuclear Deal and beyond, the fellas lay out where we’ve been to keep us from blindly stumbling to where we’re going.
Sense and Theory strike up the band and talk all things music this episode. From cassettes to mp3s, Black Star to Tyler Childers, the fellas discuss how impactful music has been in their lives, the state of the music industry and even find time to review some of their favorite songs.
This week Sense & Theory address and dismantle the arguments being made by advocates of ethnonationalism. Is ethnonationalism inherently racist? Are valid concerns driving the rise in it’s popularity? The fellas attempt to definitively answer these questions and establish that (unlike people) all ideas are not created equal.
Sense & Theory switch gears this episode and delve into the world of the cryptic and mysterious. Houndstooth, magnifying glass, and Google firmly in hand; the fellas try to shed light on three modern day mysteries: Cicada 3301, Toynbee Tiles, and the Georgia Guidestones.
This week Sense & Theory discuss our struggles both home and abroad with religious extremism. By looking closely at Christianity and Islam the fellas search for the balance between promoting religious tolerance, demanding moderation, and maintaining the separation of church and state in the face of religious majorities.