Skip to main content
I'm Not Comfortable with This

I'm Not Comfortable with This

By Forrest Valkai
Forrest and Ben, old friends who had no interest in starting a podcast, finally relent to several requests to share their dumb opinions on the internet.

Each week they struggle to share a single brain cell while discussing a wide variety of social, political, and scientific topics which they know nothing about.

Tune in, learn nothing, and leave disappointed.
Listen on
Where to listen
Breaker Logo

Breaker

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Headcheese, Omicron, & Sad Nostalgia
In this episode, Forrest and Ben eat headcheese, talk about omicron and  pseudoscience health claims, and think back on simpler times of playing  video games.
01:00:18
January 16, 2022
Insanity, Pokemon, and Poverty
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about how much energy it takes to remain sane, the finer points of Pokemon, and the life-long effects of growing up poor.
59:56
January 09, 2022
Pedophiles, Filibusters, and H.P. Lovecraft
In this episode, Forrest and Ben lament the reality of cartoonish villains in the world, the absurdity of the American legislature, and how racist a great author was.
45:21
January 02, 2022
Vegemite and Animal Abuse
In this episode, Forrest and Ben celebrate passing 1,000 subscribers by  eating disgusting sludge and talk about animal ambassadors at zoos and  sanctuaries.
58:38
December 19, 2021
Sleep, Socialism, and the Inherent Goodness of People
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about their sleep schedules, why  people should read up on different economic ideas, and whether or not  people would take care of each other, given the choice.
54:38
December 12, 2021
Insecurity, Gendered Toys, and a Macaronus
In this episode, Forrest and Ben struggle through sleeplessness in order to discuss masculinity, insecurity, and the patriarchy as coherently as they can... which isn't much.
58:33
December 05, 2021
Holidays, Aging Pains, and Weird Internet Videos
In this episode Forrest and Ben talk about how weird the holidays are, the pains of getting older, and how much they love weird videos on the internet.
57:32
November 28, 2021
Sex, Drugs, and Mental Illness
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about why people shouldn't use  mental illness as an insult, why drugs are bad, and why teenagers are doomed to have unrealistic expectations of adult situations
57:40
November 21, 2021
Gross Foods, Kyle Rittenhouse, and Why Politics are still Terrible
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about ways in which they'll celebrate more YouTube subscribers, the young murderer on trial, and several grumps with modern political discourse.
59:46
November 14, 2021
Chicago Dogs, Police, and Generational Divides
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about everything from hot dog rules to corrupt police to kids learning how to be humans.
01:10:36
November 07, 2021
Forrest and Ben Eat Pecans
In this special Halloween episode, Forrest and Ben eat pecans.
38:53
October 31, 2021
Time Management, Puppy Play, and Cultural Treats.
In this episode, Forrest and Ben complain. A lot. Then, out of nowhere, they talk about kinks and headcheese.
01:12:17
October 24, 2021
Artificial Intelligence, Robot Rights, and Stone Tools
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about the definition of life, whether or not it has any inherent value, and when to give rights to robots.
01:01:57
October 17, 2021
Spike TV, Male Pattern Emotions, and Brain Damage
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about sexist television programs from their youth and how important the frontal lobe is.
54:02
October 10, 2021
Feminism, LGBT Rights, and Archaeology
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about women in prehistory and modern times, data biases, the fight for equal rights, and more. Forrest gets real yelly in this one.
59:57
October 04, 2021
Toxic Masculinity, Assault, and Hints at Other Gender Issues
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about how toxic masculinity effects men and women alike and cut off just before getting into other important gender issues.
55:11
September 26, 2021
Shock Sites, Socialism, and Building a Better World
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about how the internet isn't as shocking as it used to be, how socialism and communism aren't the same thing, and how it shouldn't be crazy to want to build a better world.
57:04
September 19, 2021
Texas, God's Plan, and The Machine
In this episode, Forrest and Ben touch briefly on a variety of topics which confound them relentlessly. This may just be their most incoherent episode yet!
01:01:07
September 12, 2021
Getting Older, Health Issues, and Light Physics
In this episode, Forrest and Ben complain about the health issues that come with aging and Forrest launches into several science tirades.
01:11:44
August 29, 2021
Death, Aging, Dementia, and Skyrim
In this episode, Forrest and Ben discuss their views on death and the scariest parts of getting older. This will likely be a 2 or 3 parter, so stay tuned!
01:12:19
August 22, 2021
Brand Loyalty, Slave Labor, and the Possibility of Living Ethically
In this episode, Forrest and Ben discuss brand loyalty, especially when pertaining to terrible, soulless corporations and whether it's possible at all to live an ethical life in a capitalist hellscape.
59:26
August 15, 2021
Social Experiments and ONLY Social Experiments
In this episode, Forrest and Ben discuss real, useful social experiments that teach us about human nature and dumb YouTube videos that exploit people for views.
01:15:52
August 08, 2021
Success, Depression Cycles, and Ambition
In this episode, Forrest and Ben encourage you to subscribe to the  podcast channel and then talk about their feelings to try to get less  comfortable than ever!
01:12:58
July 25, 2021
Influencers Who Lie to Their Fans, Cryptocurrency, and Abuse
In this episode, Forrest and Ben discuss pump and dump schemes and how  social media influencers abuse and cheat their young, impressionable  fans for money.
01:32:26
July 18, 2021
Gender Roles, Trans Panic, and Guacamole
In this episode, Forrest makes fresh guacamole while Ben yells about trans people and both hosts agree that gender means nothing.
01:28:49
July 11, 2021
Independence Day, Jeff Bezos, and CEOs
In this episode, Forrest and Ben get fired up about Independence Day and what it means, how disgustingly rich Jeffery Bezos is, and almost lose the entire episode to a computer crash.
02:10:27
July 04, 2021
Religious Bullying, Mind Control, and Heat
In this episode, Forrest and Ben sweat profusely in a boiling studio while discussing everything from immigration to mind control.
01:25:35
June 27, 2021
Echo Chambers, Revolutions, and Corporate "Activism"
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about the side effects of only hearing your own side, how political revolutions are very hard, and how corrupt corporations pretending to care about people really sucks.
01:43:49
June 20, 2021
Transhumanism, Future Problems, and over 60 Dicks
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about becoming cyborgs and the importance of making big decisions about the future early. They also say the word "dick" over 5 dozen times.
01:26:38
June 13, 2021
Misinformation, Flim Flammery, and Harmful Lies
In this episode, Forrest and Ben (but mostly Forrest) get really mad  about the spread of misinformation and how easily people are led to  believe harmful things.
01:30:45
June 13, 2021
Ambition, Success, Stocks, and Changing the World
In this episode, Forrest and Ben discuss their ambitions in life and what they think success looks like. Of course, it turns political.
01:33:22
June 13, 2021
Ethnocentrism, Greed, and the Plan to Destroy Mercury
In this episode, Forrest and Ben try to hash out objectively right and  wrong ways to live and Forrest goes off the rails even more than usual.
01:34:12
June 13, 2021
Public Education and Government Priorities
In this episode, Forrest and Ben are incredibly tired and disoriented.  In their stupor, they launch into a tirade about the American public education system and Forrest yells a whole lot.
01:30:10
June 13, 2021
Lying, Race Relations, and the Illusions of Society
In this episode, Forrest and Ben talk about how you can go anywhere with  a ladder, how having a black friend doesn't mean you're not racist, and  how money is stupid.
01:47:03
June 13, 2021
Conspiracy Theories and Government Secrets
In this episode, Forrest and Ben laugh at conspiracy theories and rage  at real government atrocities while being very careful to not say  anything too stupid too often.
01:38:28
June 13, 2021
Celebrities, Sexual Harassment, TikTok, and Cops
In this episode, Forrest and Ben ramble incoherently about celebrity  worship, sexual harassment, politics, riches, and TikTok community  guidelines. The conversation goes off the rails. A lot.
01:39:43
June 13, 2021
Free Will, Prison, and Other Stuff
In this episode, Forrest and Ben try desperately to remember what they're talking about while covering free will, compassion, prison,  consequences, and more.
01:43:01
June 13, 2021
Why we dont want to do a podcast
After many, many requests, Forrest has started a podcast! In this episode, Forrest and his buddy Ben struggle to share a single brain cell  while discussing and debating cancel culture, free speech, inevitable  faux pas, and much more.
01:32:32
June 13, 2021