We Had Dumplings

Episode 21 · June 2nd, 2016 · 1 hr 16 mins

About this Episode

Brandon and Josh eat dumplings and hang out. They talk about what they would ask Obama if given the chance to meet him, as well as what they'd ask god. It gets deep. Kind of.

Episode Links

  • There’s a Name for That: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon — Your friend told you about that obscure bluegrass-electro-punk band yesterday morning. That afternoon, you ran across one of their albums at a garage sale. Wait a minute — that’s them in that Doritos commercial, too! Coincidence … or conspiracy? More likely, you’re experiencing “frequency illusion,” somewhat better known as the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.
  • The Answers by Michael Goode | Short Film — What if when you die, the life you left behind is something that you can access like a search engine? The objective truths of your life turned into visual statistics of numbers, images, and sounds? In Michael Goode’s short film The Answers, life-after-death takes on one man’s existence and shrinks it down to accessible, undisputed facts.
  • Ira Glass - Here's The Thing - WNYC — Alec Baldwin sits down with Ira Glass to compare notes on interviewing, the afterlife, and how to find one’s voice – with a microphone or a camera lens. Now the veritable kingmaker of public radio, Glass has revolutionized nonfiction storytelling by using a voice that's personable, modest, and emotionally engaged. In this extensive interview, Glass lays it all out: politics (he's a Democrat; finds the left insufferable), religion (went through Hebrew school; done with it), fact-checking (you can never be too careful), and that dog who went as him for Halloween.
  • The Wiz (1978) - IMDb — An adaption of 'The Wizard of Oz' that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience.