A post-politics discussion between activist, Jay Carmona, and simulator, Tom Barbalet.
4: Monday Night Musings [February 13, 2017]
Jay wants to talk about prisons and Tom wonders what comes after failed drug policies. They delve into true crime televisions including some classics. Tom starts the discussion about Jay's time in Turkey with a brief discussion on cats. Jay explores her experience eating dinner to being part of an evolving demonstration against tear gas and pepper-spay laced water cannons. Jay has been protesting a little closer to home. Tom returns to some fundamentals of the podcast. [ MP3 | link ]
3: Ashkenazi Privilege, Polynesians and Psychometrics [February 4, 2017]
Jay had a Saturday morning. Tom shouts out the Green Line podcast as something worth listening to for a particular perspective. Sadly all the race-war podcasts Tom used to listen to are no longer available but he does advocate reading the Turner Diaries as a means of understanding John McCain amongst others. [Dr. Umar Johnson was the origin of Tom reading the Turner Diaries.] They discuss the curious case of the urban zombies. They discuss the lack of romance of humans at any time but those Polynesians were different. Jay talks about her new job. They dive boots-and-all into psychometrics. Tom recommends two of his prior podcasts: Stone Ape, for linguistics and narrative analysis and, Biota, for simulation analysis. Jay has concerns with psychometrics and Tom advocates for embracing those concerns but utilizing the data. They take feedback from a scientist. Tom raises the idea of fighting the body and the mind. [ MP3 | link ]
2: Jay Carmona Goes To Washington [January 29, 2017]
They start by taking about Jay's recent visit to Washington DC to disrupt the inauguration and to participate in the Women's March. Tom provides a footnote to open source activism and talks about what he would like to see in terms of the strength of discourse. Jay raises the size of crowds and Tom talks about some of the science behind this. Sean Spicer is impossible to ignore. Tom puts his experience in San Jose up for analysis. Jay provides a great insight on her time in DC with an example of strategic use of privilege. Under Jay's instigation they return to Assange and the Russians. Tom gives some analysis on Grizzly Steppe. [Note: Unfortunately there were various technical difficulties which cut a small portion of the recording.] Tom concludes the recording with a reflection on the inevitability of war. [ MP3 | link ]