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Episode 113 - Are Americans Overworked? (Vacations vs. Happiness)

Episode 113 - Are Americans Overworked? (Vacations vs. Happiness)

June 26, 2019

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . and everybody in between, welcome to Topicocalypse, the only podcast on the Internet. On this episode, our resident Meme Lord Brett Crews asks if we think Americans are overworked? This gets us into a discussion about why employees are afraid to ask for time off and why employers don't cultivate an environment that encourages life outside of work. We also dive into the European model, where taking time off is mandatory. This ultimately leads us to ask, would taking some time off work make Americans happier and less hostile towards one another? All of this and more on this episode of Topicocalypse.

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Episode 112 - Historical Figures We Would Love to Talk To

Episode 112 - Historical Figures We Would Love to Talk To

June 5, 2019

We took a couple of weeks off, but we're back! And I promise it was worth the wait. On this episode of the Internet's only podcast, the dudes are talking about history. More specifically, they're discussing historical figures they would like to talk to. We talk about Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc, Nikola Tesla, and so many other great and controversial historical figures. Why do we want to talk to them? Were they really what history made them out to be? Do we believe in conspiracy theories? Find out on this episode of Topicocalypse.

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Episode 111 - Live From Retro City Games Charity Night

Episode 111 - Live From Retro City Games Charity Night

May 22, 2019

On this episode of the Internet's only podcast, Josh, Big Dawg, and Chad Smith of Hyperschmitt are coming at you live from Henderson, Nevada. We're at the Charity Games Night at Retro City Games, where we are joined by a bevy of guests like Octavio Gomez from GoBros Gaming, Gerald Glassford of the Pop Culture Cosmos, and Jamie and Tony Monroy of Game Source. We're talking about the games that inspired us to be gamers, the best games to play with friends, and what wizards did with their poop before plumbing at Hogwartz. All of this and more on this episode of Topicocalypse.

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Episode 110 - The Best Video Games of This Generation (In Our Opinion)

Episode 110 - The Best Video Games of This Generation (In Our Opinion)

May 15, 2019

Welcome back fans! On this episode of the Internet's only podcast, we're discussing the best games of this generation! With so much news coming out about the Playstation 5, Xbox's new consoles, the Google Stadia, and everything else, the future of gaming stands in the near horizon. This means that the current generation of games is about to end (it only took seven years). In honor of what's to come, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite Xbox One and Playstation 4 games and talking about what they've done for gaming and why they should be remembered. All of this and more on this episode of Topicocalypse.

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Episode 109 - What Would We Change in the Star Wars Narrative?

Episode 109 - What Would We Change in the Star Wars Narrative?

May 10, 2019

On this episode of the Internet's only podcast, we're talking about something from a galaxy far far away! There's been a lot of Star Wars news and rumors as of late. A trailer dropped for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker and EA announced a new game called Star Wars: Fallen Order. Josh figured this was a good time to go back and look at the Star Wars narrative in its entirety as he asks what everybody would change in the Star Wars story going into this final chapter in the Skywalker saga. All of this and more on this episode of Topicocalypse.

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Episode 108 - Avengers Endgame Review (Spoilercast)

Episode 108 - Avengers Endgame Review (Spoilercast)

May 5, 2019

On this episode of the Internet's only podcast, the gang is all here, and we're talking about the pop culture phenomenon known as Avengers Endgame. Having just passed 2 billion dollars globally and being well on its way to passing up James Cameron's Avatar, this is a film that the world won't soon forget. On this episode, we break down each act, unpacking each of the story arcs, the future for each character, and where we think the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to go next. We also dive into things we did and didn't like about the film compared the comic books and so much more! 

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Episode 107 - Propaganda . . . The Fall of the Media

Episode 107 - Propaganda . . . The Fall of the Media

April 23, 2019

Real news, fake news, it's hard to tell the difference these days. Who do you trust? Who is unbiased? Is there such thing as being unbiased? Everybody has an opinion and an agenda, and on this episode of the Internet's only podcast, we're discussing all of the propagandas. Fox News, CNN, MSNBC . . . the 24 hour news cycle has destroyed reliable reporting and we try to figure out why. Do we reach any conclusions? You'll have to listen to find out.

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Episode 106 - Google Stadia, The Death of Physical Media, and Learning to Let Go

Episode 106 - Google Stadia, The Death of Physical Media, and Learning to Let Go

April 17, 2019

So . . . my bad. Something happened during the beginning of this episode, and it didn't record. There might have been a software malfunction, or I might have forgotten to press record. Who knows, but it was a really great conversation, and we didn't want to not post it (at least what we have). So here it is! On this episode of the Internet's only podcast, we discuss the Google Stadia, and what this means for physical media. Do the increasing amounts of streaming services indicate that people are moving away from owning physical copies of their favorite movies, video games, and music? Or is this just a moment in time that we will soon forget about? 

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Episode 105 - An Interview w/Andy Vick of STXSurreal

Episode 105 - An Interview w/Andy Vick of STXSurreal

April 10, 2019

Topicocalypse returns, with this very special episode. On this episode of the Internet's only podcast Josh sits down with the Co-Founder and Co-President of Virtual Reality and Immersive Entertainment at STX, Andy Vick to discuss the VR film The Limit, directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Michelle Rodriguez. We discuss the technology that goes into creating a film in virtual reality, what it's like to work with Robert Rodriquez, where the future of VR entertainment is going, and so much more! 

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Episode 104 - Is Mankind Ready for Humanoid Robots? (w/Keith Garton)

Episode 104 - Is Mankind Ready for Humanoid Robots? (w/Keith Garton)

April 6, 2019

Welcome back fans! On this episode of the Internet's only podcast, we're talking about robots! Specifically, we're talking about the excessive amount of commercials that featured robots during the Super Bowl. Josh asks if mankind is ready for a future with robots. From there we dive into concepts like adaptive artificial intelligence, Josh's fear of robots walking among us, god complexes, and that age old question: What is consciousness? We're joined once again by Keith Garton, who lends a machete to our intellectual thicket and helps guide us through an episode that Michael Crichton would be proud of.

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