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Ep.30 – The Big Money Of Cannabis Culture

Our Moral And Cultural Arbiters Are Reappropriating The Language Of Cannabis... They're Starting To Scrub The Connotations From This Beloved Plant To Create Their Very Own Multi-Billion Dollar Cannabis Industry Safe Space. Oh, And So Is Big Chemical, Big Tobacco And Big Government. In The Future, You Wouldn't Be Smoking A Plant, But A Product.

This Episode Is A Snarky, Sneering And Satirical Exploration Of The Future Cannabis Culture...

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Works Cited: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/books/review-higher-etiquette-cannabis-lizzie-post.html?fallback=0&recId=1Nq13i64ppr7lZY5AZIrsrJmZMz&locked=0&geoContinent=NA&geoRegion=PA&recAlloc=story&geoCountry=US&blockId=home-featured&imp_id=700422706&action=click&module=editorsPicks&pgtype=Article&region=Footer

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/29/marijuana-name-cannabis-racism

https://nowthisnews.com/videos/weed/the-term-marijuana-is-rooted-in-racism

https://www.planetnatural.com/marijuana-pesticides/

https://www.thecannabist.co/2016/08/04/scotts-miracle-gro-marijuana-hydroponic/60229/

https://bigbudsmag.com/scotts-miracle-gro-marijuana-industry-takeover-general-hydroponics/

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/22/big-tobacco-makes-its-first-investment-in-the-mari.aspx

https://cannabiz.media/how-big-business-monopolies-and-stacked-licenses-impact-the-marijuana-industry/

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Ep.29 – All The Angry Young Men & Opting Out

Moral Panics Of The 80s & 90s Are Being Recycled: The Angry Young Man...

This Time, It's A Millennialized Version: The Radicalized Young Man.

I Delve Into Some Recent Articles & Studies About All The Radicalized Young Men, And, I Give Some Advice To All Those Searching For The Truth.

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Works Cited: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/30/books/review/jenny-odell-how-to-do-nothing.html

https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/6/10/18660088/twitter-radical-vijaya-gadde

https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-releases-new-research-youth-and-violent-extremism-social-media

https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1146&context=jss

https://www.medicaldaily.com/neural-pathways-watching-tv-human-brain-reading-book-389744

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Ep.28 – The Streaming (Consolidation) Wars

Will Netflix Survive?

In The Media & Twittersphere There Is An Accelerating Trend: The Streaming Wars...

Is This Really A War? Or, Is This Just A Duel, A Sparring, At This Point?

And If A War Ensues, Can Netflix Survive? Is Netflix Even A Viable Business Model, At This Point?

A Sometimes Snarky Investigation Ensues...

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Works Cited:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-comcast-hulu/disney-takes-control-of-hulu-to-challenge-netflix-amazon-idUSKCN1SK1KI

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/14/18623082/att-streaming-warnermedia-netflix-hulu-friends-er-disney-comcast-nbc-universal

http://howardlindzon.com/the-streaming-wars/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-23/netflix-selling-another-2-billion-junk-bonds-fund-war-disney

https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/04/22/netflix-incs-cash-flow-guidance-is-scary.aspx

https://www.wsj.com/articles/netflix-battles-rivals-for-its-most-watched-shows-friends-and-the-office-11556120136?mod=hpleadpos5

https://movieweb.com/netflix-losing-money-no-ads/

https://www.thedrum.com/news/2019/05/29/72-brits-against-ads-netflix-39-would-cancel-or-move-if-it-introduced-them

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From GenX To GenZ: Debt & The Gig Economy

A Mini-Podcast

A Sarcastic And Satirical Quick Take On How Multiple Generations Got Addicted To The Debt And Lies Of The Corporatocracy...

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Works Cited:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6998169/Drivers-Uber-competitor-Lyft-plan-two-hour-strike-pay-ahead-Ubers-IPO.html

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Ep.26 – The Dying Dead Media

A Sometimes Brutal, Sometimes Snarky Investigation Of Our Recent Legacy And Millennial Media Implosion.

At The End Of January 2019, Legacy And Millennial Media Had A Massive Bout Of Layoff Fever... Our Media Pundits Were Surprised. Why? They're Delusional. Over The Last Few Months, Numerous Articles Laid Out How The Foundation Of Our Internet, The Analytics And Advertising Is Rigged… Yup, All Those Numbers Legacy And Millennial Media Rely On For Monies…

The Internet Is Rigged.

Also, What Is The Future Of News, Writing And Media?

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Works Cited:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-01/vice-joins-digital-media-bloodbath-new-ceo-cuts-10-staff-shifts-focus-film

https://www.businessinsider.com/2019-media-layoffs-job-cuts-at-buzzfeed-huffpost-vice-details-2019-2

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/12/a-generation-of-digital-media-darlings-prepares-for-a-frigid-winter

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/business/media/buzzfeed-jonah-peretti-mergers.html#commentsContainer

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/09/24/vox-media-misses-revenue-goal-more-15-percent/

https://www.businessinsider.com/restoration-hardware-ceo-online-ad-spending-2017-9

https://www.businessinsider.com/2019-media-layoffs-job-cuts-at-buzzfeed-huffpost-vice-details-2019-2#gannett-400-jobs-january-23-6

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/the-rise-of-fake-news-is-producing-a-record-number-of-journalism-majors-2018-03-19

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Ep.25 – Memories Of Backyard Football

A Short Story Of Sound & Music

As An Only Child, I Had To Entertain Myself...

I Was Just A Kid Running Around In Their Parents Backyard Playing Football.

But, It Was So Much More Than Just Football.

An Experimental Episode With Music & Sound Effects...

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"Frost Waltz (Alternate)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Hard Boiled" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Teddy Bear Waltz" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Monkeys Spinning Monkeys" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

"Long Stroll" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Ep.24 – 8 Strategies For The Soulless Future

You Like Satirical TEDTalks?

My Keynote Speech At Last Year's New Planet Festival

Topics Discussed: Human Soul, WiFi, 5G, Artifical Intelligence, 3D Printed Organs, GMOs, Planet Earth, Nature, RFID Implants, Facial Recognition, SMART Devices, Richard Feynman, Molecular Nano-Technology

Episode Written By: JM Fisher

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Speech Intro: Elysium Short: Apple GarageBand Royalty Free Loop

Works Cited:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jan/23/faking-it-how-selfie-dysmorphia-is-driving-people-to-seek-surgery

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Ep.22 – Conspiracy, Predictions, Cyclists And Podcasting Advice

Reader And Listener Mail

I Answer Reader & Listener Mail... Or, Do I? Giving My Opinion On The Q Conspiracy Theory And Equating It To Older GenX Conspiracies... I Rant About Lance Armstrong Cyclists, Give My Predictions For 2019 And Give Some Realistic Advice And Thoughts On The Whole Podcasting Industry.

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Works Cited:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NESARA

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheNewYorkTimesBestSellerlist

https://medium.com/@JamesCridland/the-apple-podcasts-chart-is-screwed-how-should-we-replace-it-90d8fdbe4b15

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