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in.pencil podcast

By Adam & Jess
a conversational podcast about life, death, science, religion, music, politics, technology and the paranormal. by jess and adam.
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Who We Are Instead: Anonymity and privacy in the digital age
In somewhat of a continuation of last week's episode, today we discuss the not-so-hypothetical scenario of the complete elimination of online anonymity. Spoiler: it's grim.  Desecendents - That's the Breaks [] Hank Green tweet about social media []
September 5, 2021
Fahrenheit: Positivity on the Internet and Other Topics of Interest
Welcome back (again) to the in.pencil podcast. In this episode we play a little catch-up, discuss positivity, and some other random stuff.  Philip Summers []
August 20, 2021
Divide and Conquer: A Liminal Theme
E3 afterthoughts, John McAfee, Liminal Spaces, Mark Hoppus, and the subtle art of divide and conquer. The Final Hours of John McAfee [] Hoppus has Cancer [] Mario Golf: Super Rush [] r/LiminalSpace [] Zelda Game & Watch []
June 28, 2021
Halls of Loneliness: Bo Burnham, Luigi’s Mansion, E3, Social Media, COVID, Relient K, Travis Barker and more.
In this episode... Bo Burnham Inside Review, new music from Relient K and Bowling for Soup, a discussion on social media and COVID, E3 predictions, video game poetry and more. Bo Burnham's Inside [] Bo Burnham on YouTube [] Phangs feat. Matthew Thiessen "A Hurt Like That" [] Bowling for Soup feat. Hanson "Where's the Love?" [] E3 [] Travis Barker []
June 13, 2021
Season Three: The return of in.pencil, Tom DeLonge, UAPs, E3, and a bit more
Welcome back to the in.pencil podcast. This is the first episode of Season 3 featuring some unique discussions on a bunch of topics.  How Harry Reid, a Terror Interrogator and the Singer [Tom DeLonge] from blink-182 Took UFOs Mainstream [] In pictures: Container ship blocking the Suez Canal finally on the move [] Lollapalooza [] E3 [] Skyrim: Special Edition [] Skyrim on the Samsung Refrigerator [] Super Luigi Odyssey []
June 6, 2021
Consequence Culture: Eminem, Dr. Seuss, Disney and Canceling Cancel Culture
Everyone wants to cancel something. Let's shift our energy to cancelling things that are actually problematic.  in.pencil: in.pencil YouTube: Adam's YouTube: Jess's YouTube:
March 7, 2021
Hiatus: What We Call Being Busy Is Actually Just Laziness
We are taking a break. But we still have a lot in store.  in.pencil:  in.pencil YouTube:  Adam's YouTube:  Jess's YouTube: 
March 7, 2021
Happy Birthday to Us: An Examination of the State of Things
Welcome back to another episode of the in.pencil podcast, where scripts are thrown out and things just sort of happen. In this episode we take a look at the world around us as it is right now and try to make sense of it. There's no shortage of political commentary or trash-talking the rich here. 
February 6, 2021
This One's for Donny
This one's a bit personal. 
January 4, 2021
2020 Awards: The Best of the Worst Year Ever (...So Far)
In the craziest year ever we try to find some glimpses of hope and positivity. These are the in.pencil 2020 awards.  Most of the things discussed are linked below.  in.pencil on YouTube:  Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous:  Black Mirror:  The Good Place:  Among Us: Fallout 76: Wastelanders:  Understanding The Last of Us Part II | Girlfriend Reviews:  How Many Holes Do Humans Have | VSauce:  Cities Skylines: Springfield | two dollars twenty:  Fallout 4: You Only Live Once | Many a True Nerd:  David Canterbury:  Scott the Woz:  LockPickingLawyer:  Adam Savage's Tested:  Tom Green:  Call Me Kevin:  The Needle Drop:  The Punk Rock MBA:  The Good God Above:  Kids Write Jokes:  Jurassic Park Updates:  Angry Staffer: Edward Snowden: Tom Scott The Anthropocene Reviewed: CreepGeeks Podcast: The Hidden Bits Of The Bastille You Can Still See (If You Know Where To Look) | The Tim Traveller: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Knives Out:   Psych 2: Lassie Come Home: Hamilton: Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion: Permanent Record | Edward Snowden: Ghost Express: Coffee and Cryptids:  
December 23, 2020
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to Mental Health
In this episode we discuss mental health in relation to The Legend of Zelda series. Specifically, we talk about Link's Awakening and Breath of the Wild. Also thrown in is some random banter for good measure.  in.pencil:  YouTube:  Precast Banter:  A Link to the Past Playthrough:  Adam:  Adam's new YouTube channel: 
December 7, 2020
Season 2 Discussion Preseason Kickoff Conversation Topic Podcast Episode Version 1.0
in.pencil podcast returns for season 2, opening with a discussion framing the season.  in.pencil ( in.pencil youtube ( find us everywhere ( the stanley parable playthrough ( pandemic poetry (
November 22, 2020
A Cryptid Conversation: Jersey Devil, Moth Man, Bigfoot, and Jonah and the Whale
In this special episode of the in.pencil podcast, we discuss some cool cryptids, the biblical interpretation of Jonah and the Whale, and pesky fire alarms.  The Cryptid Wiki (  Top 10 Most Famous Cryptids (  Jersey Devil (  Giant Squid (  Fund Adam's Fire Alarm Replacement (  in.pencil on YouTube ( in.pencil: 
October 18, 2020
Mario 35: A Celebratory Retrospective
This week we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Mario franchise. If you've been paying attention to our YouTube page (, you'll know we love and have a long history with this game series. So here, we spend the episode exploring our history with Mario, discuss the Mario 35 direct releases, and contemplate what's to come for everyone's favorite video game character.  Mario in The Simpsons (  Nintendo’s Mario Site (  Mario 35 Direct (  Adam’s Switch ID (emptyadam)  Game Theory: Why is Mario Mental (  in.pencil plays Super Mario World (  in.pencil (  Adam Wade ( 
September 7, 2020
In this episode we discuss music. We explore the origins of recorded music, it's significance to us personally, and give our list of our favorite songs throughout the history of recorded music.  in.pencil's Best Songs Ever playlist: (
August 23, 2020
Video Games as Escapism: The Good, The Bad, and the WTF.
In this massive episode, we take a look at video games. From the beginning, they have been controversial. Here, we talk about why, and how to fix it.
July 24, 2020
Sports: Nationalism, Religion, and Why It Doesn't Matter
In this episode of the in.pencil podcast we take a look at sports, its relationship to nationalism and religion, and explain why it doesn't matter.  Adam Wade ( (  Is Sports a Religion? (
July 11, 2020
Fade to Grey: An Appreciation of Jars of Clay
From Frail to Inland, we take a moment to appreciate one of our favorite bands. Todd in the Shadows: Jars of Clay -  SMLXLVinyl Jars of Clay -  Jars of Clay benefit concert -  in.pencil - 
June 22, 2020
Welcome to the in.pencil podcast
This is our trailer. 
June 19, 2020
We Need To Talk About This
Black Lives Matter, police militarization and brutality, governmental corruption, systemic racism and the war on drugs, all in one episode.  Ways to help BLM (  End Qualified Immunity (  American Carnage at Lafayette Square (  Officer Greg Anderson ( 
June 13, 2020
Aliens Exist ... Or Do They?
A brief overview of why or why not one should believe aliens exist featuring a plethora of pop culture references and corny jokes.  Westford Needles Satellites (  USS Nimitz UFO Incident (  Paul (  Love (  Moon (  The Mothman Prophecies (  Arrival (  Star Trek: First Contact (  Ezekiel (  Sekret Machines (  Keepers of the Garden ( 
May 26, 2020
Paranormal Part 2: Why You Should / Should Not Believe
Opening with a bit about UFOs, we dive into our second paranormal podcast episode by offering advice on why you should/should not believe in the paranormal. Plane Crash Last Words: ( we lost a bit of audio at the end somehow so we had to cut it short. Not sure what happened. Probably something paranormal.
May 8, 2020
Death Is Real
We promise this episode isn't nearly as depressing as the title suggests. This is a discussion on our interactions with death, how we've dealt with it, and what we've learned from it.
April 16, 2020
I Believe: Our Introduction to the Paranormal
Our brief introduction the topic of the paranormal. Fascination with the paranormal appears to have grown. But the escalation of interest is still not mainstream enough to discuss the topic openly. Our thoughts on this, and more, enclosed.
April 2, 2020
A Covert COVID Conversation
This is literally just a raw conversation we were having about COVID-19 that we pressed record on half-way through. There's a lot of background noise because the environment wasn't prepped for recording. GameStop: We Can Stay Open During Lockdowns Because We're 'Essential Retail' ( Airline CEOs Ask for Part of Bailout to Be Grants ( How to Government Botched the Coronavirus Response (
March 22, 2020
Finland Doesn't Exist and You Can't Convince Me Otherwise
Conspiracy theories surround us everyday. In an era when nobody knows what to believe, what's true, and what's fake news, we take a step back to talk about some theories that turned out true, some that are unknown, and some that are completely false. Works Cited: 6 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to be True by Austin Thompson ( 25 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to be True by Alex Daniel ( Why people are so easily fooled by conspiracy theories they read online by Chris Impey (Why people are so easily fooled by conspiracy theories they read online)
March 17, 2020
Chapstick, Chapped Lips & Things Like Chemistry: A Relient K Retrospective
In this session we take a look at one of our favorite band's legacy. Relient K has been an essential part of our stories for our entire adult lives. Here we take some time to reminisce on our favorite moments from the band, talk about their albums in more detail than is warranted, and provide our personal Relient K worst-to-best rankings. This is a departure from what we consider the norm for our podcast, but we do want to take some time to discuss more of our favorite bands in the future. Relient K (
March 8, 2020
How to Invent a Religion Without Trying Too Hard
In the second part of our discussion on religion we talk about Star Trek and explore how religion is created, marketed and sold. A Synopsia (
February 26, 2020
Judging Religion: Is It Good or Bad?
In this, which we our considering our first episode, we are passing judgment on religion. This is part one of a two-part discussion culminating in us demonstrating the invention of a religion. Kevin Max - AWOL ( Rabbi Rami Shapiro - Holy Rascals ( Werner Herzog - Into the Inferno ( Bonus drinking game: Take a shot every time we use the word "religion" :)
February 26, 2020
Session 0 - Everyone Has a Podcast
We spend our first episode, which is actually a pre-episode session, discussing a number of random topics from Eminem to Libertarianism, Religion and Tennessee politics. We also highlight a few ideas for future topics and spend some time rambling about nonsense.
February 18, 2020