The Coming of Age Boys Of Comedy™ celebrate their Sweet 16th episode.Our Mind Under Matter baby is growing up so fast!
To celebrate, we talk about juvenile development across the animal kingdom. Difficulty self-regulating, rebellion, awkward courtship, risk-taking, and popularity contests… sound familiar? What can humans learn about our own teen years from looking across species?
The Deterministic Choosers of Comedy™ contemplate free will. Have we been stuck in an infinite loop since the beginning of time? If we
restarted the big bang would we still be here, in this very moment,
questioning what would happen if we restarted the big bang?
The State-Dependent Boys of Comedy™ talk about the impermanence of emotions. Emotions often prime us toward action. Sometimes they are an imperfect best guess with utility and other times they're completely random. Regardless we usually find ourselves justifying them to ourselves anyway. Our emotions have been shaped by our past, but we also use our past as evidence for our current emotional state. This feedback loop can make a fluid state feel like it is a stable part of our identity that has always been and will always be. Listen to The SDBC™ on Episode 14 to find out what...
Shane and Ramin go through the Big 5 Personality Indicator questionnaire so you can hear how we rate on various traits. Along the way, we explore why the 'Big 5' uses extraversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism as the umbrella terms that all other traits fall under.
This week The Semi-Semiliterate Boys of Comedy™ riff on some of their favorite books! Think book clubs are boring? Have you ever been to a book club where the ghost of Terrance McKenna makes a cameo for a good ole’ bro hang with mushrooms, kratom, DMT, crying, grunts, and The World’s Greatest Fake Dad??