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.
May 18th, 2019 | 56 mins 49 secs
dive bars, facebook, game of thrones, hacking, jordon, josh
Josh joins Jordon for Smog On The Nog Episode 20 to discuss Josh getting his Facebook hacked, the annoying Gastro Pub fad that's ruining our favorite dive bars, and Brandon calls in about Game of Thrones.
May 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
game of thrones, jordon, live, solo
Jordon talks about Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 and all the positive and negative hype, criticisms, and online community interactions.
April 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 16 mins
alt right, livestream, politics, reddit
Jordon does a solo deep dive on a popular "Alt-Right" Reddit community and FAQ about their beliefs and stances.
April 22nd, 2019 | 2 hrs 20 mins
game of thrones, george rr martin, no guest, spoilers
We discuss Game of Thrones conspiracy theories, the Leak community, loves, hates, and the claims of it becoming "fan fiction" among other things. Big spoilers up to Season 8, Episode 1.
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.