A weekly podcast with two brothers, Brandon and Jordon, that solely focus on Smoggin each other’s Nog. It’s an endless pursuit of that feeling when you ponder a novel concept, or think about an idea so complex or nuanced that you can’t take a side...or you can take both sides. Or just general confusion and bewilderment.
What smogs your nog, doesn’t necessarily smog mine. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try though.
April 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 29 mins
jussie smollett, lie detector, lying, memory, mythomania, psychology, theory of mind
In this episode we talk about the social impacts and views on lying, especially by those who seem to do it out of compulsion.
April 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 12 mins
black mirror, investing, mike merrill, silicon valley, souls, stocks, trolling
Mike Merrill decided to "Go Public" with himself and sell 100,000 shares to strangers on the internet.
March 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins
d&d, hysteria, marvel, repressed memory syndrome, satanic panic, subliminal messages
In this week's episode we team up with GrogTalk Podcast to cover the hysteria that was the satanic panic revolving specifically around Dungeons and Dragons.
February 24th, 2019 | 51 mins 21 secs
aliens, creative, creepy, creepypasta, promotion, social media, the sun vanished, twitter, ufo
Brandon goes over the creative social media phenomenon and following for the Twitter page "The Sun Vanished".
February 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 19 mins
aryan, caduceus, christian, hitler, ichthys, illuminati, numerology, rod of asclepius, superstition, swastika, symbols, symoblism
Symbols are a fundamental building block of all levels of society. Some symbols are important to large groups, some to small groups, and some to the individual. In this episode we explore the ability for symbols to be co-opted by new groups and for different meanings.
February 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 13 mins
February 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
bacteria, carl brigham, controversy, eugenics, iq, no guest, sat
The SAT test has a lot of baggage from its conception. Now it carries more weight than it ever has for students, and continues to have its practices called into question due to recent speed bumps.
January 26th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
How do click-bait websites know how much "Net Worth" a C-class celebrity has?
January 19th, 2019 | 1 hr 22 mins
ellis island, indentured servant, poland, polish immigration, polish jokes, racism, slavery
Where did polish jokes come from and why were they the "family-friendly" version of racism? We discuss its origins in the US and its prevalence in pop culture throughout American history.
January 12th, 2019 | 1 hr 32 mins
conspiracy theory, flat earth, illuminati, new world order, no guest, osama bin laden
A card game from the early 90s that has some eerie coincidences with major disasters, most notably the 9-11 card. It's continued to stay relevant because of Osama Bin Laden's interest in it and a card that is rumored to be referring to Trump.
January 5th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
alibaba, black mirror, china, dictatorship, no guest, sesame credit, social credit, surveillance, wechat
China has begun the roll out for their social credit system that's an episode of Black Mirror brought to life. Brandon and Jordon discuss the implications for the future and comparisons with American life.
December 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
derek, forrest, schadenfreude
Forrest and Derek join to discuss the role of Schadenfreude and it's allure in our human nature.
December 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins
derek, esrb, forrest, video games
Forrest and Derek join to discuss the history of the ESRB, and the games that pushed the envelope to get us to where we are now. The future of the freedom of expression in video games is being tested by the largest companies and their ulterior motives.
December 15th, 2018 | 1 hr 38 mins
carl sagan, death, edgar allan poe, elon musk, hunter s. thompson, legacy, marilyn monroe, patrice o'neal, vincent van gogh, xxxtentacion
Exploring various types of legacies for people that became famous after death.
December 8th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
derek, drinking, dubai, guests, instagram, josh, models, prostitution, tagthesponsor, travel, twitch, yachts
Josh and Derek join to discuss the phenomenon of "Dubai Girls" on Instagram and other social media platforms. Made popular by sites like tagthesponsor.
December 3rd, 2018 | 59 mins 11 secs
bias, egocentric, narcissism, perception, philosophy, psychology, reality, spotlight effect
How objective is our reality? Tim joins to discuss the Spotlight Effect.