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Hyperpartisanship and the Loss of Even the Expectation of Honesty; Also, Why the US is Still Beholden to OPEC

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take note of how many in the US seem to take little offense to being lied to by politicians they support, consider how many in the political class have reacted to this, and discuss George Washington’s warning to the country about the dangers of political parties (01:32).  The guys also discuss OPEC’s recent cut...

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Culture Series: Disintegration, a Book by Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson’s “Disintegration” explores what Robinson refers to as “[t]he Splintering of Black America” that has followed integration, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider the background and the framework presented in the book and discuss how they see some of the concepts illustrated in different parts of American society. NOTE: This podcast contains spoilers. Disintegration: The Splintering of...

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The Fed is Flying the Economy Into Turbulence on a Wing and a Prayer; Also, Shooting for the Stars with the Cancer Moonshot

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the Federal Reserve’s aggression in raising interest rates over the past few months, the fallout we can expect from it, and whether such aggression makes sense under the circumstances (01:29).  The guys also weigh in on President Biden’s relaunch of the Cancer Moonshot initiative and the value of taking big swings in government ...

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The Fed is Flying the Economy Into Turbulence on a Wing and a Prayer; Also, Shooting for the Stars with the Cancer Moonshot
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Moving Migrants To Spite Political Opponents; Also, the Extent to Which Accountability and Ownership Mix in the NBA

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether the apparent trafficking of migrants from southern states to northern cities is more of a request for assistance or an effort by some to stick it to their countrymen and discuss how immigrant issues have always had a big influence on American politics (01:35).  The guys also take a look at the...

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Moving Migrants To Spite Political Opponents; Also, the Extent to Which Accountability and Ownership Mix in the NBA
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The British Monarchy as Both Consequential and Controversial; Also, Men Going Overboard in the Quest to be “Jacked”

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II and ascension of King Charles III, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana take a look at the British monarchy’s evolution over the past 1000 years and the role it has played, and continues to play in countries around the world (01:25).  The guys also discuss recent revelations about the body image problems many...

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The British Monarchy as Both Consequential and Controversial; Also, Men Going Overboard in the Quest to be “Jacked”
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Learning from the Plot to Bring Fascism to the US and the Marine Who Exposed It; Also, Is Being an Early Bird Genetic?

There are many parallels between the 1933 “Business Plot” and recent events, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the historical record of the plot, the role Smedley Butler played in exposing it, and what can be learned from it about efforts to overthrow a democratic system from (01:23).  The guys also take a look at recent research about...

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Learning from the Plot to Bring Fascism to the US and the Marine Who Exposed It; Also, Is Being an Early Bird Genetic?
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Recognizing “News Entertainment” in the Modern Media Landscape; Also, Rolling Out Student Loan Forgiveness

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to CNN’s apparent effort to be less confrontational politically and discuss the (de)evolution of the news media into a profit centered entertainment offering (01:22).  The guys also discuss Biden’s student loan forgiveness program and how the merits of government assistance are often judged based not on the amounts in question but rather on...

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The Anticipated Fall of America and Ray Dalio’s “Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order;” Also, Body Positivity v. Science

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana react to Ray Dalio’s Youtube video “Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order” and discuss how America’s historic and current trajectory match up with Dalio’s “big cycle” for empires (01:13).  The guys also consider whether it is necessary for body positivity messaging to adopt anti-scientific messaging to be effective (40:22). Principles for Dealing...

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The Anticipated Fall of America and Ray Dalio’s “Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order;” Also, Body Positivity v. Science
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The FBI “Raids” Mar-a-Lago and Trump Assails Rule of Law; Also, Bringing Dead Animals Back to Life

Following the FBI's retrieval of several boxes of sensitive documents from the residence of former President Trump, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the rising idolatry around Trump and the ongoing effort to subvert our government of laws and not men (01:13).  The guys also react to reports that scientists have been able to bring cells from a pig...

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The FBI “Raids” Mar-a-Lago and Trump Assails Rule of Law; Also, Bringing Dead Animals Back to Life
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Alex Jones and the Line Between Free Speech and the Business of Dishonesty; Also, Our Teacher Shortage and Our Priorities

Seeing the substantial damage award that Alex Jones has been ordered to pay for pushing a lie, James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss whether legal liability can be an effective check on misinformation peddling, especially considering how lucrative misinformation peddling appears to be (01:20).  The guys also consider how the current shortage of teachers reflects a longstanding deprioritization of...

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Alex Jones and the Line Between Free Speech and the Business of Dishonesty; Also, Our Teacher Shortage and Our Priorities
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Andrew Yang, Joe Rogan and the Problem of Expecting Absolute Conformity in the Two Party System; Also, Bill Russell’s True American Life

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss America’s two political party system, how the newly announced 3rd party, Forward, and its co-chairs Andrew Yang and Christine Whitman can make an impact, and why Joe Rogan pushback against claims that he is a Republican is also a pushback against the increasingly prevalent expectation that everyone must conform to the entire platform...

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Andrew Yang, Joe Rogan and the Problem of Expecting Absolute Conformity in the Two Party System; Also, Bill Russell’s True American Life
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Trucker Protests and Finding the Line Between Employees and Contractors; Also, Overdosing on Beautiful Faces

Seeing trucker protests nearly shutting down cargo operations at the Port of Oakland over a legal classification issue, and James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana break down the issue of independent contractor v employee and debate whether regulators are clearly overreaching or are justified in their efforts to rebalance working relationships (01:15).  The guys also react to recent discussions about...

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Trucker Protests and Finding the Line Between Employees and Contractors; Also, Overdosing on Beautiful Faces
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