Smog On The Nog

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

34 episodes of Smog On The Nog since the first episode, which aired on December 3rd, 2018.

  • Episode 18: The Alt-Right FAQ

    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.

  • Episode 17: Game of Unknowns (S8 Ep 1 Spoilers)

    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.

  • Episode 16: Mythomania

    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.

  • Episode 15: Taking Stock of Your Self

    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.

  • Episode 14: Satanic Panic (Swapcast with Grogtalk)

    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.

  • Episode 13: The Sun Vanished

    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".

  • Episode 12: Swastika Appropriation

    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.

  • Episode 11: Dirty Doctors

    February 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins
  • Episode 10: SAT & IQ Tests

    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.

  • Episode 9: Celebrity Net Worth

    January 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins

    How do click-bait websites know how much "Net Worth" a C-class celebrity has?

  • Episode 8: Polish Jokes

    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.

  • Episode 7: Illuminati Card Game

    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.

  • Episode 6: China's Social Credit System

    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.

  • Episode 5: Viral Schadenfreude

    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.

  • Episode 4: Gaming Ratings & Regulations

    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.

  • Episode 3: Life After Death

    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.