The Universal Boys of Comedy™ explore consciousness.
In this episode, Shane and Ramin debate the idea of universal consciousness. Is consciousness a product of the brain, a fundamental aspect of the universe, both, or somewhere in-between?
Every month we let Patreon suggest the subject for one of our public episodes. This month Patron Stuart Brazewell’s suggested we get down to the bottom of one of the biggest philosophical questions in human history. Challenge accepted!
The Cordial Discourse Boys of Comedy™ continue the third part of the Political Compass survey.
What if instead of thinking about politics as two-sided, we considered where we might fall within four quadrants of a political compass? Sometimes we might be surprised where we fall on a given issue when we actually talk through each one. Even when people always vote one way, it is often the case that their views on a specific issue are less one-sided than we assume.
The Slightly Morbid and Extremely Curious Boys of Comedy™ new costumes for a second Halloween episode.
This week, we talk about the psychology of horror.
Most life on earth tends to avoid scary situations. So why are so many humans drawn toward horror movies, haunted houses, and other situations where we intentionally confront fear, violence, death and disgust for recreation?
The Spooky Voids and Visionaries of Comedy™ release the first of two Halloween episodes. This week Shane and Ramin get dressed up in their finest morph suits to discuss the origins and evolution of Halloween. How did seasonal change influence the morbid themes of this centuries-old tradition? How did the ancient practices of witchcraft go from being the respected, gender-neutral medical care of the time to the demonization of women?
The Guinea Pigs of Comedy ™ continue with part two of the political compass scale.
Each survey question makes for a great jumping-off point for fun philosophical discussions of worldviews and is almost like a mini-episode.