Episode 84 - Tribalism in the Church Part 1 (w/Travis Carreiro)

November 15, 2018

The only podcast on the Internet returns! And this time we're joined by somebody who I can safely say is a lot smarter than us (at least in terms of knowledge that is actually important in life). That's right, on this episode, we're joined by our good friend Travis Carreiro, who has some intellect to add to the chaos of our usual train of thought. We're talking about the idea of tribalism in the church. Christian culture seems to always revolve around groups of people socializing under the banner of certain theologies. It goes so deep that identity is found in these concepts. Travis believes that one can believe in God and exist in the church, while having a person identity separate from the church. From there we dive into the idea of getting legalistic with God, what it means to be human, rules vs human nature, worship in mega churches, and so many other great ideas. Special mentions to Tim Keller, Paul Tillich, Peter Rollins, Erick Erickson, Jordan Peterson, and Russell Brand, whose thoughts inspired our conversation in one way or another. 

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Episode 83 - The Rise of “Do Nothings” In the Work Place

November 10, 2018

Welcome back fans. We apologize for our inconsistent episode posting, but we're back and we've got a sort of long episode for you. On this episode of the only podcast on the Internet (that's us) Big Dawg wants to know how we feel about "do nothings" in the workplace. He's having some issues with people doing nothing and then taking credit for the things that he's done at work. Louie Vazquez of Vazquez and Family Incorporated has some thoughts on this. He digs into the concept of knowing your value as an employee and gives us a behind the scenes look at what employers actually think. From there, we snowball into a bevy of other topics, including education and how to properly interview for a job. Later on in the episode we're joined by the one and only Big Jim to get his thoughts as a seasoned engineer. All of this and and more on this episode of Topicocalypse.

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Episode 82 - Getting What You Paid For (Bad Tattoos and Bad Decisions)

November 4, 2018

Topicocalypse returns! That's right, the only podcast on the internet is back, and the gang is all reunited! That's right, Danial Nice Guy, Big Dawg, Bryan Kane PhD, and Captain Modern Times return, and this time they're joined by a very special guest, Louie Vazquez the owner and CEO of Vazquez and Family Incorporated. Danial asks the guys how they feel about shopping around for things to make sure we get our money worth or if we even bother taking the extra time. This gets us into a conversation about tattoos, bad decisions, good marketing, hipster photographers. We talk about all of this and more on this episode of Topicocalypse.

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Episode 81 - Racism and the Casting of the Witcher

October 27, 2018

You're a racist! That's what everybody says to each other in 2018 when disagreements occur. Luckily, on Topicocalypse, we disagree on everything. What does that say about us? I have no idea. However, on this episode of the internet's only podcast, we're talking Henry Cavill playing Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's adaptation of The Witcher novels by Andrezej Sapkowski, who isn't exactly satisfied with royalties given to him by CD Projekt Red after the video game series became such a massive success. We talk about this, and how people are calling for more diverse casting but probably won't even watch the series, and so many other things.

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Episode 80 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi Was Bad Because of Russian Bots (Fact or Fiction?)

October 17, 2018

Welcome back to another Last Jedi Hatecast . . . just kidding. A news article recently popped up on Polygon talking about how a college student had done some "research" and discovered that Star Wars: The Last Jedi received so much hate because of Russian bots. They meddled in our elections, they attacked Bruce Willis, and now they're messing with Star Wars! When will the madness end? Just kidding. We actually didn't like Star Wars: The Last Jedi because it wasn't a good a movie. Are we allowed to say that on the Internet? Anyway, we dive into the article and discuss the changing landscape in film opinions. It seems you can't dislike anything these days without being called racist, homophobic, or ignorant. Will there ever be a day when we can return to film opinions without political axioms? We talk about this and more on the latest episode of Topicocalypse.

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Episode 79 - Adulting (Is Difficult)

October 10, 2018

Nobody wants to adult anymore, including us. Why? This could very well be one of life's greatest mysteries. In the words of Blink 182, "What's my age again?" On this episode of Topicocalypse, Bryan Kane PhD wants to talk about the art of adulting. Why can't we do it? What does adulting look like in 2018? Are we all just enabling each other through social media and meme culture? We try to get to the bottom of this mystery, all while proving that we're not qualified to do so. All of this and more on this episode of Topicocalypse.

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Episode 78 - Burnout (Knowing When You’ve Hit the Wall)

October 7, 2018

Somebody tried to dropkick Fred Durst off a stage this weekend, and we weren't there to cover it! Long live Limp Bizkit . . . and Topicocalypse. Welcome back to the only podcast on the Internet. On this episode of Topicocalypse, Josh is feeling a pretty bad case of burnout. So he asks the guys: How do you know when you've hit the wall, and what do you do about it? We dive into stress, anxiety, depression, pleasing people, and knowing when to say no. When is it time to take a break? When is it time to step away from your circumstances all together? Is it ever acceptable to just step away from life to process things? Bryan Kane PhD has an entire session ready for us. The doctor is in. We also analyze how ugly all of us look on our logo. And as a bonus bonus we're joined by Travis Hoodye, otherwise known as Troodye, who stops by to tell us about the musical act that is Troodye and Hyperschmitt.

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Episode 77 - Just Catching Up

October 3, 2018

Welcome back Topicocalypse fans. Thank you so much for hanging in there through this hectic time of schedule changes and transition. We'll be back to normal soon enough! On this episode, we get together and discuss all of the things that have been happening in our lives and in the world over the past several weeks we haven't been together. We dig in to life, politics, exhaustion and everything that comes with it.

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Episode 76 - S**t Talking (The Psychology of Talking Trash)

September 26, 2018

On this episode of Topicocalypse, Josh wants to know why people enjoy talking trash so much. Does it create a sense of community? Does it make people feel connected? We discuss places where trash talking is most common (we're looking at you churches) and where trash talking is the most fun.

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Episode 75 - Education Gone Wrong

September 19, 2018

We're 3/4ths of the way to episode 100! And guess what Topicocalypse fans . . . you can now watch this podcast and many others in video form on our Facebook page and the Humannequin Media YouTube page. On this episode of Topicocalypse, Bryan Kane PhD asks us what we think of the education system. Are the things kids are learning today, needed for their future? That gets us in talk about public schools, advanced classes, colleges, and a discussion about expectations versus reality. More importantly, is the modern education system giving students too much stress and anxiety? What do you think? Send us an email at topicocalypse@gmail.com We would love to hear your thoughts.

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