By Marc Snediker and Kristina Lorusso
No niche for us -- we can't be contained. Kristina does the research, Marc tells the jokes, and together they discuss a variety of topics intelligently but with so many laughs. It is kind of like being at a party when the small talk stops and the real conversations begin.
Episode 106: Advice is Wasted on the Young: An Analysis of Baz Luhrman's Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
Marc and Kristina are joined once again by their friend Andrea. In this episode we discuss "Everybody's Free," a commencement address style essay that was turned into a song by Baz Luhrman. We discuss the advice given and even offer some of our own. Are we on point? We know our listeners will let us know. Source Schmich, Mary. 1997. Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)Song. Australia: Baz Luhrman. “Wear Sunscreen.” 2022. Wikipedia. August 20, 2022. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_Sunscreen#Baz_Luhrmann_version.
September 30, 2022
Episode 105: Life Lessons in 80s Movies: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Everyone should know the central and stated life lesson in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." We are not satisfied with that. Marc and Kristina delve into this generationally influential movie and find plenty to discuss. Sources: Posthuma, Lorraine. 2022. “4 Life Lessons from Ferris Bueller.” Medium. May 17, 2022. https://medium.com/@lorraineposthuma/life-lessons-from-ferris-bueller-75a87b5d80ae. Cordero, Rosy, and Rosy Cordero. 2022. “‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ Spinoff from ‘Cobra Kai’ Creators & Bill Posley in Works at Paramount Pictures.” Deadline. August 19, 2022. https://deadline.com/2022/08/ferris-buellers-day-off-spinoff-cobra-kai-creators-bill-posley-paramount-pictures-1235088658/. “15 Most Relatable Quotes from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” 2020. ScreenRant. June 7, 2020. https://screenrant.com/ferris-buellers-day-off-relatable-quotes/. Hirsch, Paul, ed. 1986. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Film. Directed by John Hughes. United States: Paramount Pictures. Kandell, Zachary. 2020. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: The Actors Who Almost Played Ferris.” ScreenRant. March 14, 2020. https://screenrant.com/ferris-buellers-day-off-movie-actors-almost-cast/.
September 23, 2022
Episode 104: The Science of Sexual Fantasies Part II
Welcome to part two of our series on Sexual Fantasies. We are GenX and we aren't afraid to discuss these delicate matters in front of you, our listeners. You even get to hear Marc describe on of his own. Or is it a joke? It's hard to tell sometimes. So let's get freaky. “A Billion Wicked Thoughts | Ogi Ogas | Talks at Google.” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed August 25, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-A8GvUehq4&t=877s. 2022. Thepowermoves.com. 2022. https://thepowermoves.com/a-billion-wicked-thoughts/. Magazine, Salon. 1996. “Nancy Friday.” Salon. July 15, 1996. https://www.salon.com/1996/07/15/books_4/. Ogas, Ogi, and Sai Gaddam. 2011. A Billion Wicked Thoughts : What the World’s Largest Experiment Reveals about Human Desire. New York: Dutton Adult. Archive, View Author, and Get author RSS feed. 2018. “What Your Sexual Fantasies Say about Your Personality.” New York Post. June 28, 2018. https://nypost.com/2018/06/28/what-your-sexual-fantasies-say-about-your-personality/. Lehmiller, Justin J. 2020. TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT : The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex... Life. S.L.: Da Capo Press. Schober, Justine M., and Donald Pfaff. 2007. “The Neurophysiology of Sexual Arousal.” Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 21 (3): 445–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beem.2007.04.006.
September 16, 2022
Episode 103: The Science of Sexual Fantasies Part I
What turns us on and why? Marc and Kristina examine this subject in a fun but thoughtful way. Do men and women fantasize about different kinds of things? They sure do. We explore this both through big data and also personal interviews. Trigger warning: Unsurprisingly, this episode deals frankly with sex acts and sexuality. Sources “A Billion Wicked Thoughts | Ogi Ogas | Talks at Google.” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed August 25, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-A8GvUehq4&t=877s. 2022. Thepowermoves.com. 2022. https://thepowermoves.com/a-billion-wicked-thoughts/. Magazine, Salon. 1996. “Nancy Friday.” Salon. July 15, 1996. https://www.salon.com/1996/07/15/books_4/. Ogas, Ogi, and Sai Gaddam. 2011. A Billion Wicked Thoughts : What the World’s Largest Experiment Reveals about Human Desire. New York: Dutton Adult. Archive, View Author, and Get author RSS feed. 2018. “What Your Sexual Fantasies Say about Your Personality.” New York Post. June 28, 2018. https://nypost.com/2018/06/28/what-your-sexual-fantasies-say-about-your-personality/. Lehmiller, Justin J. 2020. TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT : The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex... Life. S.L.: Da Capo Press. Schober, Justine M., and Donald Pfaff. 2007. “The Neurophysiology of Sexual Arousal.” Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 21 (3): 445–61. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beem.2007.04.006.
September 09, 2022
Episode 102: GenX Fads: Seamonkeys, Friendship Pins, and Simon at Studio 54
Sources: “Fashion Plates from TOMY (1978).” 2018. Toy Tales. February 5, 2018. https://toytales.ca/fashion-plates-from-tomy-1978/. “15 Delightfully Odd Historical Fads.” 2013. Mental Floss. November 15, 2013. https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/53667/15-delightfully-odd-historical-fads. “Friendship Pins in the 1980s.” 2007. Like Totally 80s. November 5, 2007. http://www.liketotally80s.com/2007/11/friendship-pins/. “Simon (Game).” 2020. Wikipedia. July 25, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_(game). “In the 80s - Clothes of the Eighties, Barrettes with Ribbons.” n.d. Www.inthe80s.com. Accessed August 21, 2022. http://www.inthe80s.com/clothes/cathygardenourcom0.shtml. “Jelly Shoes | 80s Jelly Shoes.” 2015. March 12, 2015. https://www.80sfashion.org/jelly-shoes/. “Mood Rings | Encyclopedia.com.” n.d. Www.encyclopedia.com. https://www.encyclopedia.com/fashion/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/mood-rings. “Swatch.” 2022. Wikipedia. August 11, 2022. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatch#:~:text=The%20Swatch%20product%20line%20was. says, Tiffany. 2021. “Swatch: The Colorful Watch Craze of the 1980s & 1990s - Click Americana.” Clickamericana.com. May 20, 2021. https://clickamericana.com/topics/beauty-fashion/the-new-swatch-the-new-wave-of-watches-1980s. Wikipedia Contributors. 2019. “Pet Rock.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. November 13, 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_Rock. “The Shocking True Tale of the Mad Genius Who Invented Sea-Monkeys.” n.d. The Awl. Accessed August 21, 2022. https://www.theawl.com/2011/06/the-shocking-true-tale-of-the-mad-genius-who-invented-sea-monkeys/. Akolaa, Andrews, Adugudaa, John Kosiba, and Paul. n.d. “The Emergence of Opportunistic Products amidst a Global Pandemic.” Accessed August 25, 2022. https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/223230/3/OPPORTUNISTIC%20PRODUCTS.pdf. History Scope. 2020. “Tulipmania: When a Single Tulip Could Buy You a House.” YouTube Video. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db0nG-fCMGY. “The Medieval Black Market for Christian Relics.” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed August 25, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_UHGAHiLa4. “The Curious Case of Real Life Ornamental Garden Hermits.” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed August 25, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33epEi7-QbA. Meier, Allison. 2014. “Before the Garden Gnome, the Ornamental Hermit: A Real Person Paid to Dress like a Druid.” Atlas Obscura. Atlas Obscura. March 18, 2014. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-history-of-hermits-in-gardens.
September 02, 2022
Episode 101: Re-promote Online Trolls
In this episode Marc and Kristina discuss the origins of anonymous speech through fake identities, the use of sock puppets and alt accounts online, and how trolling works. Digressions include killing bugs, free speech, some sick burns on a cat-loving community, women who troll, and RIP trolling. Come along for the ride. Sources for this episode: Fletch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jo1TAgEHJU Rise of the Trolls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sMaP1fIdaU Ferro, Schauncy. Study: Sadism more common than people think https://www.salon.com/2013/09/13/study_sadism_more_common_than_people_think_newscred/
August 26, 2022
Episode 100: genXtemporaneous the Retrospective
Happy 100th Episode! It's been a long but amazing trip from the first days with subpar equipment and some vague ideas about podcasting to the somewhat better equipment and vision that produces our episodes today. Thank you to all of our listeners and guests! Now listen to Marc and Kristina talk about early days, their favorite episodes and moments, and what got them to take this on in the first place.
August 19, 2022
Episode 99: Life Lessons in Gen X Movies: When Harry Met Sally
In July, 1989, "When Harry Met Sally..." was released. Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan star in the definitive rom-com of the decade. In this episode, we plumb the depths of this Rob Reiner film, searching for life lessons. We discuss the nature of relationships, cheating, and whether men and women can be friends. This is a pre-sensitivity chip era, so you might get your feelings hurt. But there are lessons in that, as well. Sources “When Harry Met Sally...” 2022. Wikipedia. August 7, 2022. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/When_Harry_Met_Sally.... “Why Men Won’t Ever Leave Their Wives for Their Mistresses.” 2017. YourTango. August 15, 2017. https://www.yourtango.com/2017305192/why-men-will-never-leave-their-wives-their-mistresses. Ward, Adrian F. 2012. “Men and Women Can’t Be ‘Just Friends.’” Scientific American. 2012. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/men-and-women-cant-be-just-friends/. Schwartz, Sonya. 2021. “High Maintenance Man - How You Can Spot Him?” Her Norm. April 13, 2021. https://hernorm.com/high-maintenance-man/. “The Differences between the Sexual Fantasies of Men and Women | HealthyPlace.” n.d. Www.healthyplace.com. https://www.healthyplace.com/sex/psychology-of-sex/man-and-woman-sexual-fantasies. “the Study.” 2019. The Times of India. June 7, 2019. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/relationships/love-sex/men-or-women-who-gets-over-a-break-up-faster/photostory/69677747.cms?picid=69677811. Leighton, Robert, ed. 1989. When Harry Met SallyFilm. Directed by Rob Reiner. United States: Columbia Pictures.
August 12, 2022
Episode 98: That Latchkey Life Part 2: An Anecdotal Exploration of the Childhood of Generation X
In this episode Marc and Kristina wrap up their discussion about growing up feral in the 70s and 80s. They discuss the AIDS Epidemic, the toys that could kill you, the heroes we had, stranger danger and the woods. Thank you for listening each week, if you are looking for additional content from us, please consider following us on our Patreon (www.Patreon.com/genxtemporaneous). For $5 per month you will receive at least 3 additional episodes a month including Internet Archeology, Video Thunderdome, and extended discussions about episodes from this ad-free podcast. Sources Howe, Neil (1993). 13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?. Vintage. “The Evolution of Divorce.” n.d. Www.nationalaffairs.com. https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-evolution-of-divorce “Barbaric or Better? 10 Ways Kids Were Disciplined in the 70′S | ENannySource.” n.d. Accessed July 23, 2022. https://www.enannysource.com/blog/index.php/2011/09/30/barbaric-or-better-10-ways-kids-were-disciplined-in-the-70s/#:~:text=Nasty%20chores%20%E2%80%93%20Parents%20of%20the. Sink, Elizabeth. 2012. “Youth Culture 1950s.” YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SDlhORJLKg. “Did More People Get Divorced after the 1960s?” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed July 28, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUxgNpBjiGc. “Chapter 2 1 the Rise of Youth Culture in the 1950s.” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed July 28, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE14HerwfD0. PlayNowPlayL8tr. 2016. “Schoolhouse Rock - I’m Just a Bill.” YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgVKvqTItto. dawemmy. 2010. “Schoolhouse Rock, Conjunction Junction.” YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AyjKgz9tKg. “Charlie’s Angels Season 1 Opening Credits.” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed August 4, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVtVru9KXao. “Stranger Danger! Stranger Danger!” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed August 4, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psp9cj9LsQs. “Super Elastic Bubble Plastic from Wham-O (1970s).” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed August 4, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHLuKv-NqG0. “Toys That Kill | David Snow Gets Lawn Darts Banned | 60 Minutes: ‘Mr Snow Goes to Washington’ |.” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed August 4, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT_WxZ5GkJ0. “Reality Bites (7/10) Movie CLIP - Do You Ever Wish You Were a Lesbian? (1994) HD.” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed August 4, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNHt_KWKMbE. “CNN Live Interview Re: Rock Hudson AIDS Announcement.” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed August 4, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdoJceoH1vA. FOX. 2021. “FROM the ARCHIVE: Early Coverage of AIDS Epidemic on Ch. 5.” YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVx0DDnGTkY.
August 05, 2022
Episode 97: That Latchkey Life: An Anecdotal Exploration of Childhood of Generation X
In this episode, Marc and Kristina share personal and twitter followers' anecdotes about life as kids growing up Gen X. This is the first of two episodes that will include: Latchkey living, strange 70s parenting hacks, sex, toys that could kill you and lies that all parents told us. We had a lot of fun tripping down memory lane. We appreciate you listening to us each week and if you enjoy our content we'd appreciate it if you'd share us with a friend. Sources Howe, Neil (1993). 13th Gen: Abort, Retry, Ignore, Fail?. Vintage. “The Evolution of Divorce.” n.d. Www.nationalaffairs.com. https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-evolution-of-divorce “Barbaric or Better? 10 Ways Kids Were Disciplined in the 70′S | ENannySource.” n.d. Accessed July 23, 2022. https://www.enannysource.com/blog/index.php/2011/09/30/barbaric-or-better-10-ways-kids-were-disciplined-in-the-70s/#:~:text=Nasty%20chores%20%E2%80%93%20Parents%20of%20the. Sink, Elizabeth. 2012. “Youth Culture 1950s.” YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SDlhORJLKg. “Did More People Get Divorced after the 1960s?” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed July 28, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUxgNpBjiGc. “Chapter 2 1 the Rise of Youth Culture in the 1950s.” n.d. Www.youtube.com. Accessed July 28, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE14HerwfD0.
July 29, 2022
Episode 96: Breakfast Redux (Free Patreon Extended Discussion Sample)
In this episode, we extend our discussion about "The Breakfast Club" originally heard in Episode 87. The source material is so rich that we could do half a season of episodes analyzing and talking about this movie. We are giving you just one extra. This episode originally appeared on our Patreon podcast, "GenXtemporaneous: After Dark." Please join us for a discussion of more behind the scenes information, who else was considered for some of these iconic roles, and how John Hughes imagined the lives of the Breakfast Club would have played out after detention. If you enjoy this episode and want more bonus content, please join GenXtemporaneous: After Dark at www.patreon.com/genxtemporaneous. For less than the cost of a latte per month, you can join at the "Friend of Mozart" level and access at least three additional episodes per month including Video Thunderdome, Internet Archaeology, and extended conversations about our free podcast just like this one. Sources Hughes, John. 1985. The Breakfast Club. United States: Universal Pictures. Gora, Susana. You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation. 2011. Crown. © Conceptual Ozone, LLC. All rights reserved.
July 22, 2022
Sneak Preview: Vampire Insider Trailer
Marc and Kristina are branching out! We have a brand new, ad-free podcast that we're launching with a former guest-host on our podcast, Joann Palumbo. Together we three are going to be watching and reacting to the new AMC television series Interview with the Vampire, based on Anne Rice's classic novel of the same name. Our first two episodes will be out on August 3. As we wait for the series to begin on October 2, 2022, we're going to be looking at all kinds of Vampire stuff and we hope that those of you who enjoy that supernatural vibe will join us for a fun and informative exploration of the undead. Find us on Spotify and Amazon/Audible immediately. Other directories will be online soon.
July 21, 2022
Episode 94: Dance! Dance, dance, dance!: Mass Hysteria, Dancing Plagues, and Outrage Culture
In the sixteenth century, Frau Troffea stepped out of her house into the streets of Strasbourg and started dancing. She didn't stop even though her feet grew bloody and her body became physically exhausted until many days later when she was taken to the shrine of St. Vitus. While she was dancing, others joined in and at one point up to 400 people had been afflicted by the "dancing plague". In this episode, Marc and Kristina wrap up their discussion about crowd behavior by talking about the extremes. They discuss the reasons why psychologists and historians think the dancing plagues happened, what other mass hysterical events have occurred over time, and how mass hysteria may manifest today. If you'd like more content, please join the patreon at patreon.com/genxtemporaneous. Sources Waller, John. 2009. The Dancing Plague: The Strange, True Story of an Extraordinary Illness. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks. “What Is Mass Hysteria?” 2018. Www.medicalnewstoday.com. July 27, 2018. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322607#Recent-instances-of-mass-hysteria.
July 15, 2022
Episode 93: Don't Cross the Streams: Ghostbusters, Politics, and the Female Gaze
This is one of those rare episodes when Marc and Kristina disagree, and it shows. We discuss the surprising political message in Ghostbusters, the reason why it may not be what it seems, and the way the film holds up from the perspective of the female gaze 38 year after its release. If you would like more content from us, please visit our patreon (www.patreon.com/genxtemporaneous). We have lots of new episodes for you to binge there. Sources Robertson, Derek. n.d. “The Weirdly Political Legacy of ‘Ghostbusters.’” POLITICO. Accessed July 6, 2022. https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/11/21/new-ghostbusters-afterlife-movie-politics-523082#:~:text=There. “The Best Conservative Movies.” 2009. National Review. February 4, 2009. https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2009/02/23/best-conservative-movies/. “Hillary Clinton.” n.d. Washington Examiner. Accessed July 6, 2022. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/tag/hillary-clinton?source=%2Fwhy-ghostbusters-is-the-most-libertarian-hollywood-blockbuster-of-all-time. Walker, Jesse. 2014. “No, It Isn’t Surprising That Ghostbusters Mocked the Government.” Reason.com. February 27, 2014. https://reason.com/2014/02/27/no-it-isnt-surprising-that-ghostbusters/. “The State of the Union Address Delivered before a Joint Session of the Congress. | the American Presidency Project.” 2019. Ucsb.edu. 2019. https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/documents/the-state-the-union-address-delivered-before-joint-session-the-congress-1. 2018. “Op-Ed: Democrats These Days Hate Deregulation, but Once upon a Time They Loved It.” Los Angeles Times. February 8, 2018. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-welch-deregulation-carter-20180208-story.html. “Newsflash: The Original Ghostbusters Was Totally Sexist.” n.d. Ravishly. Accessed July 6, 2022. https://www.ravishly.com/2015/02/03/newsflash-original-ghostbusters-was-totally-sexist. Reitman, Ivan, dir. 1984. GhostbustersFilm. United States: Columbia Pictures.
July 08, 2022
Episode 92: The Madding Crowd Unpacked (part 2)
In this episode Marc and Kristina have a conversation about Gustav LeBon's theory of the crowd. They explore what he seems to have gotten right and where he may have been slightly off base. We reflect on his argument through the lens of multiple real-world examples including religion, war, and the January 6th insurrection. Sources Zaretsky, Robert. 2016. “The Myth of Mobocracy.” The Atlantic. July 27, 2016. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/07/trump-le-bon-mob/493118/. “Third Republic 1886-1889 - the Boulanger Affair.” n.d. Www.globalsecurity.org. Accessed June 30, 2022. https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/europe/fr-third-republic-4.htm. Le Bon, Gustave, 1841-1931. The Crowd : a Study of the Popular Mind. New York :Penguin Books, 1977.
July 01, 2022
Episode 91: The Madding Crowd Unpacked (part 1)
In this episode Marc and Kristina begin their exploration of crowd behavior, its characteristics, the motivations that underpin it and how it became a subject of psychological interest. This episode gives an overview of some of the famous moments in crowd history (peasant's revolt, French and American revolutions, Stonewall Riots, the occupation of Alcatraz, etc.) as well as a gloss of some of the most prominent theories on crowd behavior. This will set the stage for parts 2 and 3 in this arc, which will look at one specific theory and how it works and then the application of that theory to a real life crowd situation. We appreciate you coming to see us each week and we would be grateful if you would share us with a friend.
June 17, 2022
Episode 90: Nostalgia and the Tao of Whiteyy18
In this repromote from June 2021, Marc and Kristina talk about the rise of Whiteyy18 and the way that nostalgia works. We will be back next week with an all new episode about group think and the psychology/philosophy of crowds and social contagion, which will tee up an upcoming arc on mass hysteria in the wake of covid. Please follow us on Patreon for additional content. patreon.com/genxtemporaneous and find us on social media @marceatspeach and @KristinaGenX on Twitter and genxtemporaneous on facebook.
June 10, 2022
Episode 87: Life Lessons and Sterotypes in the Breakfast Club
In this episode Marc and Kristitna welcome special guest Andrea to the discussion. This is the first in a new segment that we will revisit from time to time, in which we discuss popular genX movies and examine the "life lessons" they try to impart. Here we speak about some of the life lessons in the Breakfast Club (if you mess with the bull, you get the horns; don't judge a book by its cover) as well as dig into the stereotypes of each of the character and how and how they come to show us more of who they really are. Thanks for coming to listen to us each week! Please join us on social media @seriousproduce and @marceatspeach on Twitter and @genxtemporaneous on facebook and instagram. Hughes, John. 1985. The Breakfast Club. United States: Universal Pictures. Gora, Susana. You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, and Their Impact on a Generation. 2011. Crown.
June 03, 2022
Sample Episode: Internet Archeology a Patreon Exclusive
In this sample from our genXtemporaneous After Dark Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/genXtemporaneous) Marc and Kristina dig into the year 1906 to provide you with a fun history lesson. We will be sharing news stories from the time, fun facts about what it was actually like to live in 1906, and we will regale you with all kinds of pop culture references. We would love for you to join our Patreon if you have an interested. For $5 a month you will receive at least 3 additional episodes per month including Video Thunderdome, extended conversations about our regular ad-free episodes, and Internet Archeologist, which is the sample you heard here. We will continue as always to run our genXtemporaneous episodes completely ad free.
May 30, 2022
Episode 85: If You Know You Might Not Actually Know
In this episode we talk about how we know what we know. This is not a super structured episode, very conversational and slightly esoteric. But sometimes we just like to chat about stuff like this and we want to bring you along with us. Resource: Roth, Michael and Galis, Leon. Knowing: Essays in the Analysis of Knowledge. Random House. 12/31/70. Marc's brain
May 27, 2022
Episode 84: Depp vs. Heard and Jordan Peterson is a Baby
Marc and Kristina take a break from deep dives into thematical subjects and explore two current event issues: the Depp vs Heard defamation suit and the memefication thereof as well as Jordan Peterson's Twitter meltdown over backlash he received because of his tone-deaf tweet about the authoritarian nature of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition's latest cover model. Please follow us on patreon if you want more content. We are at www.patreon.com/genxtemporaneous.
May 20, 2022
Episode 83: Rerelease - Contextualizing Conspiracy Theories
This is an oldie but a goodie that we are rereleasing while Marc celebrates his son's wedding. Conspiracy theories are everywhere, so we wanted to contextualize them. Please note, this is when we were still known as xtemporaneous and before we got our cool new podcasting equipment. If you want to hear more about conspiracies from us please see also: Flat Earth: episodes 2 and 3 Anti-Vax: episode 4 Qconspiracy: episodes 32 and 33 Our key sources are below. Does subliminal "advertising" actually work? It might: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sold-language/201101/subliminal-seduction-gets-second-glance Top Ten Conspiracy Theories: https://www.livescience.com/11375-top-ten-conspiracy-theories.html Bush Attack Ad with Rats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV2Fl50_e8A Some historical Conspiracies: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/588240/historical-conspiracy-theories History of propaganda: https://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/aha-history-and-archives/gi-roundtable-series/pamphlets/em-2-what-is-propaganda-(1944)/the-story-of-propaganda For a tidy list of some of the conspiracies that got sucked into the QAnon master conspiracy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon
May 13, 2022
Episode 82: Rio Turns 40: A Duran Duran Retrospective
Duran Duran's release of Rio in May of 1982 led to a teenage frenzy all around the globe and In this episode Marc and Kristina celebrate Rio's 40th birthday with a fun-filled episode dripping in parasocial feelings and tidbits (some old some hopefully new) about one of their favorite bands from the 80s. Come on in to learn about Duran's early influences, what they think about their work on Rio and all the details about that time that Kristina called Simon's mom on the phone. Sources Taylor, John with Tom Sykes: In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran. Plume. 2012. Zaleski, Annie. Rio. 33 1/3 Series (for more visit: http://www.bloomsbury.com/muusicandsoundstudies). Bloomsbury Academic. 2021 Simon Le Bon Interview on Night Flight - On Joining Duran Duran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y00-tjaONbg Duran Duran Behind the Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1uLucu1p38&t=1166s Duran Duran - RIO 35th Anniversary: An oral history with Roger, Nick, John & Simon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW-gdyJJBII Simon LeBon talks about childhood, punk, duran duran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VAaxNSntR4&t=801s Duran Duran Songbook Special https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nE38Wan1Pw&t=2130s (all duran duran music by A. Taylor, J. Taylor, N. Rhodes, R. Taylor, S. LeBon) My Own Way Manchester Square Demo My Own Way 2009 Remaster (Rio 1982) Last Chance on the Stairway Manchester Square Demo Last Chance on the Stairway 2009 Remaster (Rio 1982) New Religion Manchester Square Demo New Religion 2009 Remaster (Rio 1982) Like An Angel Manchester Square Demo Like An Angel 2009 Remaster (B-Side My Own Way 1981) Duran Duran Chauffeur Acoustic Duran Duran Chauffer 2009 Remaster (Rio 1982) Duran Duran Save a Prayer (Rio 1982) Duran Duran Rio (Rio 1982) Duran Duran Hold Back the Rain (Rio 1982) Duran Duran Hungry Like the Wolf (Rio 1982) Duran Duran Lonely in Your Nightmare (Rio 1982) Duran Duran Planet Earth (Duran Duran 1981) Duran Duran Friends of Mine (Duran Duran 1981) Sex Pistols Anarchy in the UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBojbjoMttI AC/DC Highway to Hell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l482T0yNkeo Hazel O'Connor Eighth Day (Remastered) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ALdL8oV_sY Roxy Music Love is the Drug https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0n3OepDn5GU
May 06, 2022
Episode 81: Scamalama Ding Dong: Anna Delvey, Tinder Swindler and Scam Culture
In this episode Marc and Kristina welcome return guests Joann and Kelly who joined them on episodes 70 and 71 talking about the Tinder Swindler. The four co-hosts discuss Inventing Anna, the rise of Scam Culture, who did it worse, Anna or Simon, and our thoughts on everyday "scams". We appreciate you coming to listen to us each week and if you wish for more content from Marc and Kristina, please follow us on our patreon genXtemporaneous: after dark. patreon.com/genxtemporaneous Sources Inventing Anna an American drama streaming television miniseries created and produced by Shonda Rhimes, inspired by the story of Anna Sorokin and the article in New York titled "How Anna Delvey Tricked New York's Party People" by Jessica Pressler. The series was released on Netflix on February 11, 2022. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqpe8La4nkk&t=319s
April 29, 2022
Episode 80: The Ethics Episode
In this episode, Marc and Kristina discuss one of the key philosophical debates: what is good? They question what is moral and whether morality is an absolute or if it exists as a relative concept. For example: is being mean always bad or is there a time when being mean is bad unless someone else is mean and then it is okay to apply meanness to exact revenge. This episode will provide context for the "Anna Delvey vs Tinder Swindler are all scams equally as bad" conversation next week. Thank you for coming to listen to us each week, we are grateful for your time! Our new Patreon is up and running; if you want to hear Marc and Kristina get really honest, check us out there. We will be providing you with at least 3 new episodes each month with content that is specific to our patreons including Video Thunderdome, Internet Archeologists, and more in depth discussions on specific aspects of our ad-free episodes. Here is our link: https://www.patreon.com/genXtemporaneous
April 22, 2022
Episode 79: The Significance of Being Seen
We interrupt our true crime arc due to an unexpected illness of a planned guest. To fill the gap, Marc and Kristina explore being seen, which, according to some psychologists, is a basic human need that has a basis in evolutionary science. In this episode Marc and Kristina dig into this concept and question why people don’t feel seen, how they go about being seen, and what happens when no one pays attention. Crisis of meaning arc reactivated, everyone. Thank you for coming to see us each week. If you crave additional content from us, please follow us on our Patreon page for genXtemporaneous after dark: https://www.patreon.com/genXtemporaneous We will be offering at least 3 additional episodes each month and there are already 3 episodes there for you to binge.
April 15, 2022
Episode 78: True Crime Sleuths: Who Wins the Fenton Hardy Award for Excellence?
After a couple of weeks palate cleanser (while Kristina did more reading and research) we are once again back into the True Crime arc and today we are discussing true crime amateur sleuths. We are going to speak to the evolution of sleuthing, how sleuthing can help, how it can harm and overarching it all is what some online scholars have identified as a late modern backlash against experts. We’re going to be asking the question: do they sleuth because they do not trust the prevailing authority and how does solipsism fit into everything? Sources Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer 2019 3 part docuseries about an online manhunt. It is written & directed by Mark Lewis and was released on Netflix on December 18, 2019. The series chronicles events following a crowd-sourced amateur investigation into a series of animal cruelty acts committed by Canadian pornographic actor Luka Magnotta, culminating in his murder of Chinese international student Jun Lin. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel 2021 4 part American docu-series directed by Joe Berlinger that chronicles the mysterious disappearance and death of Elisa Lam, a Canadian woman who was traveling in California on her own. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark 2021 is an American true crime documentary television series directed by Liz Garbus, Elizabeth Wolff, Myles Kane and Josh Koury, revolving around Michelle McNamara as she writes a book about and investigates the Golden State Killer. True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray. 2016 a book about the strange disappearance of Maura Murray, a University of Massachusetts student who went missing after wrecking her car in rural New Hampshire in 2004. Dean, Michelle “True Crime Addict” and the Problem with Internet Sleuths. The New Yorker. June 23, 2016 Zhang, Sarah. WHAT IT MEANS TO NAME A FORGOTTEN MURDER VICTIM. The Atlantic, November 18, 2019 Banner, Adam. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel’ and the problem with internet sleuths. ABA Journal. March 25, 2021 Jessica Maddox Professor Digital Media studies https://jessicamaddox-28868.medium.com/we-need-to-talk-about-internet-sleuths-5c498dfa70df
April 08, 2022
Episode 77: Legally Binding Jawn: Are celebs subject to a social contract with their fans?
In this episode Marc and Kristina discuss a question suggested to us by a friend of the podcast: Is there a social contract that exists between celebrities and their fans? We look at first what the social contract is from a purely political perspective (Locke, Rousseau and Hobbes at their finest) and then we apply it to celebrity to see how or if it works. We are talking about a number of fandoms here including YouTubers Joel and Lia, Duran Duran, and in particular the fracas that erupted around Adele cancelling her residency in Las Vegas at the eleventh hour. Please join us on social media @seriousproduce and @marceatspeach on Twitter and @genxtemporaneous on Insta (where we go live) and genxtemporaneous for our facebook group.
April 01, 2022
Episode 76: Let's go to hell: Dante's Inferno and Nominees for Lucifer's Mouth
We need some more time to research internet sleuths so in this filler episode, we are talking about the ultimate in crime and punishment -- Dante Alighieri's medieval masterpiece, The Inferno. You'll learn a little bit about Dante, Medieval Florence, The Inferno and who Marc and Kristina want to damn to perdition. Additionally, you'll see that Marc isn't the only one who can land a joke. Sources are Dante's Divine Comedy and years of tutelage under the great Larry Baldassaro, professor emeritus University of Wisconsin.
March 25, 2022
Episode 75: She had it coming: Victim blaming in true crime
In this episode, the second in their true crime arc, Marc and Kristina discuss the role of the victim in the true crime genre. Historically, when the victim began to enter the narrative, authors and audiences tended to place the blame for their victimhood on their shoulders. As time has gone on, authors, and especially podcasters, have tried to find ways to recenter the victim as an agent in the narrative. In this episode, Marc and Kristina discuss this trend, the reasons why victim blaming may have happened at all, and whether or not there is a way for people to approach the victim's stories without "blaming" them at all. Please join us on social media (@seriousproduce, @marceatspeach, and @xtemporaneous2 on Twitter; genxtemporaneous on Facebook and Instagram). Sources: Cherry, Kendra. The Just-World Phenomenon Overview and Examples: Why we blame victims in order to rationalize why bad things happen. VeryWell Mind. May 9, 2020 Rubenhold, Hallie. The Five: The untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Doubleday. 2019. Stephanie Harlowe's Victim Blaming: A letter from a former fan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTYdVQ8dhVg&t=2217s Rawls - Justice and Fairness in Society https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8KPozy0NII Hallie Rubenhold and Bee Rowaltt | The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giwCmU2szv4 For Jack the Ripper Inquest reports: https://www.casebook.org/official_documents/inquests/index.html
March 18, 2022
Episode 74: True Crime as a Genre:
In this episode, Marc and Kristina start a multi-episode arc looking at True Crime. They lay groundwork here, discussing how genre theoretically works as a social construct that serves a symbolic function and then we turn more practical and examine the way that True Crime, as a genre, has evolved over time in three parts: method of presentation, authority, and focus. This episode will serve as a foundation for the next several episodes, so stick with us for more. Sources Roughead, William. "The Bloody History of the True Crime Genre". JSTOR Daily. Ithaka Harbors. 2016-08-24. Archived from the original on August 26, 2016. Retrieved 2018-11-14. Cruz, Lenika (2015-06-11). "The New True Crime: Telling Stories About Murder for the 21st Century". The Atlantic. Retrieved 2018-11-14. Frost, Rebecca. IDENTITY AND RITUAL: THE AMERICAN CONSUMPTION OF TRUE CRIME. 2015 https://digitalcommons.mtu.edu/etdr/17/
March 11, 2022
Episode 73: Girl Shit is the Best Shit -- Mean Girls and Relational Aggression
Get in Losers, we're going to the mall. Not really. In this episode, Marc and Kristina discuss meangirls and whether women are just catty, nasty people at heart who hate other women and do whatever they can to destroy perceived enemies, or are they conditioned to be that way? We use the rumored beef between Kim Catrall and those other three ladies on Sex and the City as an example of the way women hit at other women. Sources: Sex and the City Conflict https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPz6pPXM-hg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-cO8UYOwcw&t=2469s Froelich, Paula. Inside the mean-girls culture that destroyed ‘Sex and the City’ New York Post. 10/7/2017 Roundtree, Cheyenne. It Became Mean Girls’: Inside Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall’s Ugly ‘Sex and the City’ Feud. Daily Beast. 11/24/2021 Lang, Cady: A Timeline of the Sex and the City Fallout Between Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall Relational Aggression Jessica K. Padgett and Paul F. Tremblay University of Western Ontario, Gender Differences in Aggression See discussions, stats, and author profiles for this publication at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346488585 Barbara L. Brock The Barrier Within: Relational Aggression Among Women. University of Nebraska - Lincoln DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln Journal of Women in Educational Leadership Ringrose, Jessica. A New Universal Mean Girl: Examining the Discursive Construction and Social Regulation of a New Feminine Pathology. Feminism Psychology 2006 Brock, Barbara L., "When Sisterly Support Changes to Sabotage" (2008). Journal of Women in Educational Leadership. 51. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/jwel/51 Talbot, Margaret. Girls Just Want to Be Mean. New York Times Magazine. Feb 24, 2002 Kiner, Mikayla “It’s Time to Break the Cycle of Female Rivalry”. Harvard Business Review. April 14, 2020
March 04, 2022
Episode 72: Sex Positivity-ish
In this episode Marc and Kristina discuss Sex Positivity, its roots in the clash between second and third-wave feminists, whether boundaries still apply, and we discuss sex positivity vis-a-vis an "Untold Story" episode called Sex for Sale that explores the wild and wonderful world of sex work. We will be posting an extension of this discussion on our Patreon. Patreon will be launching The week of 2/28/22. Please join us on social media @seriousproduce or @marceatspeach or @xtemporaneous2. We also have a facebook group genxtemporaneous. Email us at email@example.com. Sources Sex For Sale (The Untold Story). Doug Glover Clint Lealos Directors. A&E. Apr 18, 2019. Wilson, Margo and Martin Daly. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Chattel. In, J.H. Barkow, L. Cosmides, J. Tooby, Eds. The Adapted Mind. Evolutionary psychology and the generation of culture. 1992. Oxford University Press. New York Hills, Rachel. “What Every Generation Gets Wrong About Sex” TIME Magazine. December 2, 2014. https://time.com/3611781/sexual-revolution-revisited/ Sexual Revolution post world war I: https://ehistory.osu.edu/sites/ehistory.osu.edu/files/mmh/clash/NewWoman/Subnarratives/sexualrevolution.htm#:~:text=Sexual%20Revolution,growing%20public%20expression%20of%20sexuality.&text=Part%20of%20what%20made%20the,and%20where%20people%20consumed%20alcohol. Shaitly, Shahesta. Is China's Mosuo tribe the world's last matriarchy? The Guardian. December 2010. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/dec/19/china-mosuo-tribe-matriarchy Copeland, Simon. Equality and polyamory: why early humans weren't The Flintstones. The Guardian. May 2015 https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2015/may/19/equality-and-polyamory-why-early-humans-werent-the-flintstones Sex, scandals and betrayals: Charles II and his court https://www.historyextra.com/period/stuart/sex-scandals-and-betrayals-charles-ii-and-his-court/ Uncredited Essay: Morals: The Second Sexual Revolution. Time. Friday, Jan. 24, 1964. http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,875692,00.html Ahlin, Maria. Let’s Talk Porn: Ted Talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBTb71UzPmY ~3 minute time mark The Puritans Really Loved Having Sex. Associated Press for the New York Post. October 21, 2016 https://nypost.com/2016/10/21/the-puritans-really-loved-having-sex/ The Truth About Pleasure & Love in a Victorian Marriage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Kh5XEA1XA Reagan Williams. Rape Culture: Ted Talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_2DU7VTOmk @ 10:19 mark Alexis Jones. Locker Room Talk Says Who?: Ted Talk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCA6EF3y23k @7 minute mark @8:14 mark 11:00 minutes
February 25, 2022
Episode 71: Tinder Swindler Reaction Part 2
In this second part of our episode Marc and Kristina finish their discussion about Netflix's The Tinder Swindler with special guests Joann and Kelly. In this episode we learn Simon's fate and obsess over Ayleen, the one woman who was able to swindle the swindler. We don't all share the same views on this subject, but we all agreed, the Tinder Swindler is fun watching and a great cautionary counterpoint to all the rom com programming we're seeing as we head into Valentine's Day. Morris, Felicity. The Tinder Swindler. 2/2/22. Streaming on Netflix. Narcissist: Irresistible Charmer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Mi3fJdTMw&t=83s
February 18, 2022
Episode 70: Tinder Swindler Reaction Part I
In this episode two guests, Kelly and Joann, join Marc and Kristina to discuss The Tinder Swindler. The overarching question we are asking is do the women involved in this situation bear any responsibility for what happened to them. Kelly and Joann offer a lot of great opinion in this episode. We don't all share the same views on this subject, but we all agreed, the Tinder Swindler is fun watching and a great cautionary counterpoint to all the rom com programming we're seeing as we head into Valentine's Day. Morris, Felicity. The Tinder Swindler. 2/2/22. Streaming on Netflix. Narcissist: Irresistible Charmer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Mi3fJdTMw&t=83s
February 11, 2022
Episode 69: Video Thunderdome: Siouxsie and the Banshees vs Adam and the Ants
In this free sample of a genXtemporaneous after dark episode, Marc and Kristina do a mishmash of VH1's Pop up Video style trivia with an in depth discussion of Post Punk pioneers Siouxsie and the Banshees (Spellbound) and Adam Ant (Kings of the Wild Frontier). We also discuss The Cure (Let's go to Bed) and Bow Wow Wow (I Want Candy). You may not be aware of the connections between the four bands and their history as fans of punk turned punk and how they turned the corner into the Post Punk, MTV era. Going forward you will find the Video Thunderdome series exclusively on our Patreon (genXtemporaneous after dark -- which will be up and running on 2/1/2022, along with other special content for subscribers. This podcast will remain ad free each week and we are grateful for your listen -- whether it is here or on Patreon. Sources Kings of the Wild Frontier - Adam and the Ants - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hEn_rEDzp0 I Want Candy - Bow Wow Wow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoXVYSV4Xcs Let's Go to Bed - The Cure - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTpNJ67cXq4 Spellbound - Siouxsie and the Banshees - Anabella Lwin Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1gAryoEhLA&t=45s The Cure Interview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXQiJYO2hU4&t=184s The Queens of British Pop Excerpt (Siouxsie Sioux) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jxGcQJJl7w&t=477s Adam Ant: The Madness of Prince Charming. Directed by John Moulson. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jxGcQJJl7w&t=477s
January 28, 2022
Episode 68: The Accidents that Made Star Wars Possible
In this episode Marc and Kristina talk about several of accidents that happened between 1965 and 1974 that led to the development of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Without those things, we argue, the face of American cinema today would look radically different. This is the third installment in our Accidental 80s arc and after this we'll be stepping away from that subject for a bit...but it will be back! Please see sources for this episode below: George Lucas: The Car Wreck That Changed His Life and Led Him to 'Star Wars' TIM OTT UPDATED:JUL 15, 2020ORIGINAL:JUL 31, 2019 https://www.biography.com/news/george-lucas-car-crash-star-warsx` New Hollywood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hollywood THE DREAM AND ITS MEN FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA AND GEORGE LUCAS IMMORTALIZE A LEGENDARY CAR AND ITS INVENTOR ON FILM. DONNA ROSENTHAL and Special to the News/Sun-Sentinel 1988 Donna Rosenthal South Florida Sun-Sentinel August 14, 1988 White, Dana (2000). George Lucas. Lerner Publishing Group. Pollock, Dale (June 1983). "A Man and His Empire: The Private Life of 'Star Wars' Creator George Lucas". Life: 85–86. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-ux9jn1tRU George Lucas on the impact of Star Wars with Christopher Nolan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VRYKlnEP7o
January 21, 2022
Episode 67:MTV and the Dollar that Changed the 80s
This is the second in our Accidental 80s arc. In this episode we dig into the accident that changed the face of 80s cable tv and countless tweens' and teens' lives. We discuss the history of video and MTV, our favorite (and least favorite) videos, and the dollar that made it all possible. Sources Biography: I want my MTV Directed by Patrick Waldrop, Tyler Measom. A&E 2019. Tannebaum, Rob and Craig Marks. I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution. Penguin, 2011 The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8r-tXRLazs MTV Original opening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvGiRElg3nQ Beavis and Butthead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRMOOIbRq7k Simon LeBon on Video and Duran Duran: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKN1T5YT_cs Van Halen: Hot For Teacher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M4_Ommfvv0 Ultravox: Reap the Wild Wind https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NevzImTG_U0 Men Without Hats: Safety Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nft1OVNLM7A David Bowie Mark Goodman Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZGiVzIr8Qg 1983 Special Report: MTV Discriminates Against Black Artists: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVGRuHIH6b8 I want my MTV promos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGZSWdh17l0 Honeydrippers: Sea of Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BoUzzFXuVU Billy Squier Rock Me Tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhnEpg9VMY8 Hall and Oates Private Eyes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsntlJZ9h1U J. Geils Band: Centerfold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEf8Uj_Yc7U
January 14, 2022
Episode 66: Get in Losers, We're Going to the Mall: The history of Malls, 80s Mall Culture Memories, and the Decline of Malls in America
This is the first in an arc discussing the "accidental 80s". We want to dig into the new year with a bit of exploration of some of the defining genX moments or trends and discuss how they happened only by accident. In this episode Marc shares his commercial real estate expertise to expose the tax accident that led to the mid-century Mall boom in America that continued to an apex during the 1980s. We also take a trip down memory lane and describe our personal mall experiences: the clothes, the hair, the video arcade, and (for Kristina) the boys! Finally ending up with a converstion about the contributing factors that are leading to the death of malls across the US. Sources Kinniburgh, Hugh. Mall City. Documentary. 1983 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmWTHCHHzZY&t=546s The Gap Commercial 1981 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCEBoOy0ne8 Why US Malls are Disappearing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_JiP-j2FwM
January 07, 2022
Episode 65: Parasocial Relationships, Social Media, and a GenX Fandom
In this episode Marc and Kristina dive into the world of parasocial relationships. We examine some history, the role of social media and the changing landscape of celebrity culture and interaction and Grape Kun. About baby dolls in medieval convents: https://www.leidenmedievalistsblog.nl/articles/dolls-for-adults About Grape Kun: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Txw_HHyqPQ Articles about parasocial relationships: “I'll buy what she's #wearing”: The roles of envy toward and parasocial interaction with influencers in Instagram celebrity-based brand endorsement and social commerce, Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services: Volume 55, July 2020, 102121 Horton, D.; Wohl, R. (1956). "Mass communication and para-social interaction: Observation on intimacy at a distance". Psychiatry. 19 (3): 215–229. Chung, S.; Cho, H. (2017). "Fostering Parasocial Relationships with Celebrities on Social Media: Implications for Celebrity Endorsement". Psychology & Marketing. 34 (4): 481–495.
December 31, 2021
It is a Holiday Mish Mash, Come on In
What does The Godfather, Goodfellas, L.A. Confidential, Bridget Jones' Diary, Sleepless in Seattle, Love, Actually, Die Hard, Trading Places and Gremlins all have in common? Give this episode a listen to find out. We are talking about best weather, best presents, best Christmas movie, the Christmas story and Linus. There has to be Linus. We wish you a merry Christmas (or whichever holiday or none that you may celebrate). We hope you remember those who are lonely or alone during this season and we ask you to give yourself a break. If you're sad, you're sad and that's okay too. Thanks to all of our listeners and we are looking forward to a great new year with lots of fun content.
December 24, 2021
Episode 64: Who's Your Walrus Now? An Examination of The Beatles Get Back
In this episode Marc and Kristina discuss our impressions of Peter Jackson's Beatles documentary The Beatles Get Back. We share our thoughts on the most interesting things we learned and then we dive into some of the lore around the Beatles songs. Come for the cold open stay for the outtakes, there was a lot to laugh about in this episode. Sources If the Beatles Get Back Has a Villain it Might Be Michael Lindsay-Hogg: https://www.salon.com/2021/12/01/if-the-beatles-get-back-has-a-villain-it-might-be-michael-lindsay-hogg/ Why the Beatles Broke Up: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/why-the-beatles-broke-up-113403/ The Fifth Beatle Was Heroin: https://www.salon.com/2019/02/15/in-1969-the-fifth-beatle-was-heroin-john-lennons-addiction-took-its-toll-on-the-band/ The Beatles Get Back. Directed by Peter Jackson. Disney. 2021 https://fab4taxitours.com/news/beatles-songs-and-their-meaning/ https://www.raptitude.com/2009/04/7-profound-insights-from-the-beatles/ https://www.google.com/search?q=come+together+lyrics&sxsrf=AOaemvJnpKLwUeMYSn1stFmHxK76pwYydw%3A1638852244305&source=hp&ei=lOauYYuTEISIwbkP7sOCgA4&iflsig=ALs-wAMAAAAAYa70pI7yfRyXLyO4Uafe2kyg3todzzjW&ved=0ahUKEwiLre-u8ND0AhUERDABHe6hAOAQ4dUDCAo&uact=5&oq=come+together+lyrics&gs_lcp=Cgdnd3Mtd2l6EAMyCAgAEIAEELEDMgoIABCABBCHAhAUMgUIABCABDIFCAAQgAQyBQgAEIAEMgUIABCABDIFCAAQgAQyBQgAEIAEMgUIABCABDIFCAAQgAQ6BAgjECc6BAguEEM6BAgAEEM6BAguECc6DgguEIAEELEDEMcBENEDOgUILhCABDoHCC4QsQMQQzoHCAAQsQMQQzoICC4QgAQQsQM6CAgAELEDEIMBOgcIIxCxAhAnOgcIABCxAxAKOgcILhCxAxAKOgQIABAKOgQILhAKUABYpCRg-SloAXAAeACAAXKIAakNkgEEMTkuMpgBAKABAQ&sclient=gws-wiz come together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSbM1nMdra0 Let It Be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LMSOfs10mA Hey Jude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMls5yxP1w Hello Goodbye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rblYSKz_VnI In Spite of All the Danger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuuOAA9ekbg John Lennon on Dick Cavett https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umF60jXiYBI&t=91s
December 17, 2021
Episode 63: It's Misogynistic and Drips with Colonialistic Overtones, But it Has a Catchy Beat and I Can Dance to It: Problematic 80s songs
Marc and Kristina are looking at political correctness and the way that concept has evolved over time. We put ten GenX favorite songs to the test. Yep they are problematic. Yep we still like them. Trigger warning: some of these lyrics are really problematic from a homophobia, misogynistic, sexist, colonialistic perspective. If this isn't your vibe, we understand and we look forward to seeing you next week. Sources David Bowie, China Girl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMiY_ekrPSk Josie Cotton, Johnny Are You Queer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ2X2_ts5Kw Beastie Boys, Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoFB2R_AUwM Benny Mardones, Into the Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG6cyLOQ3zs The Police, Don't Stand So Close to Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j75tJNYwWkY Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, Do They Know its Christmas Time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RGz3vdJg00 The Police, Every Breath You Take: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wsMEj2ZfW8 The Vapors, Turning Japanese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCj2I0EJ9PM The Human League, Don't You Want Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqtXyQEHC58 The Rolling Stones, Brown Sugar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOfDD2OYOZE Dire Straits, Don't Stand So Close to Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YJUJPvySQg Frank Loesser, Baby it's Cold Outside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rhvtzzmq-Y Crockett, Emily. Why "Baby, It's Cold Outside" became an annual controversy about date rape and consent. Vox. 2016. https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/12/19/13885552/baby-its-cold-outside-feminist-date-rape-romantic Asmelah, Leah. Rolling Stones phase out popular hit 'Brown Sugar'. CNN online. 2021. https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/13/entertainment/rolling-stones-brown-sugar-cec/index.html Kohl, Herbert (1992). "Uncommon Differences: On Political Correctness, Core Curriculum and Democracy in Education". The Lion and the Unicorn. 16 (1): 1–16.
December 10, 2021
Episode 62: Richard Chamberlain and The Thorn Birds: The Blind Ambition Tour
In this episode Marc and Kristina discuss ambition, Aristotle, 1980s Miniseries and the Thorn Birds. We are looking at the way ambition drives the characters in the Thorn Birds to basically make themselves miserable. We place key characters on an Aristotelian ambition continuum and we are generally kind of ooged out by the fact that 1980s audiences were so astonished at the thought of a priest falling in love that they missed the grooming of a child by an adult man. Plus we laugh and laugh and laugh. Sources: Arnold, Eve. The Quest for More: You Can Be Ambitious and Happy. Medium. https://medium.com/swlh/the-quest-for-more-you-can-be-ambitious-and-be-happy-25da6b53acbd Burton, Neel Is Ambition Good or Bad? The psychology and philosophy of ambition. Posted November 16, 2014 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201411/is-ambition-good-or-bad https://www.britannica.com/art/television-in-the-United-States/The-era-of-the-miniseries The Thorn Birds. Directed by Daryl Duke. Edward Lewis and David Wolper Producers. Warner Brothers Television. 1983.
December 03, 2021
Episode 61 Re Release Flat Earth Conspiracy
This is rerelease of an earlier episode. We will be back next week with all new content about power and ambition in the Thorn Birds. This is the first episode in a series of podcasts dedicated to exploring the war on science. Marc and Kristina discuss Flat Earthers through the lens of Behind the Curve, a 2018 Netflix Documentary. This is part 1 of a two part episode. Watch for part two to drop next Friday! Links and citations for this week's sources Behind the Curve. Netflix. United States: Delta-v Productions, 2018. https://www.netflix.com/title/81015076. Brown, Andrea. “He's Semi-Famous for Being Flat-out Wrong about Earth.” HeraldNet.com. HeraldNet.com, January 15, 2019. https://www.heraldnet.com/news/hes-semi-famous-for-being-flat-out-wrong-about-earth/. Nguyen, Hoang. “Most Flat Earthers Consider Themselves Very Religious.” YouGov, April 2, 2018. https://today.yougov.com/topics/philosophy/articles-reports/2018/04/02/most-flat-earthers-consider-themselves-religious. Gilman, Greg. “The Subjects of the Flat Earth Documentary Behind the Curve Are Trolling You to Victory.” SYFY WIRE. SYFY WIRE, March 8, 2019. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/netflix-flat-earth-documentary-behind-the-curve-conspiracy-theorists. Kohner, Kyle. “Round Or Flat, 'Behind The Curve' Prevails As One Of The Most Fun & Intriguing Documentaries Of The Year [LAFF Review].” The Playlist, October 8, 2018. https://theplaylist.net/behind-the-curve-laff-review-20180930/. Revenge of the Nerds. YouTube. United States: 20th Century Fox, 1984. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrlUYxG1oTs. Hadley, Noel Josh. “Everything That Was Beautiful Became Ugly: Escaping Flat Earth with Patricia Steere.” The Unexpected Cosmology, June 18, 2020. https://theunexpectedcosmology.com/everything-that-was-beautiful-became-ugly-escaping-flat-earth-with-patricia-steere/. Moyer, Melinda Wenner. “People Drawn to Conspiracy Theories Share a Cluster of Psychological Features.” Scientific American. Scientific American, March 1, 2019. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/people-drawn-to-conspiracy-theories-share-a-cluster-of-psychological-features/. Alfred Moore, Joseph Parent. “Conspiracy Theories Aren't Just for Conservatives.” The Washington Post. WP Company, April 18, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/08/21/conspiracy-theories-arent-just-for-conservatives/.
November 27, 2021
Episode 60: Online Sock Puppetry and Trolls: Sick Burn or Bridge Too Far
In this episode Marc and Kristina discuss the origins of anonymous speech through fake identities, the use of sock puppets and alt accounts online, and how trolling works. Digressions include killing bugs, free speech, some sick burns on a cat-loving community, women who troll, and RIP trolling. Come along for the ride. Sources for this episode: Fletch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jo1TAgEHJU Rise of the Trolls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sMaP1fIdaU Ferro, Schauncy. Study: Sadism more common than people think https://www.salon.com/2013/09/13/study_sadism_more_common_than_people_think_newscred/
November 19, 2021
Episode 59: Repromote O-Fish-Hole -- I like how you got me there
This is a re-promote of the second episode in our NXIVM arc. This week we're diving deep into the second episode of the Starz documentary Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. We uncover more of Keith's grossness and feel really sorry for India but less sorry for Mark Vicente who seems to really like the way that Keith gets him to the punchline of a very bad joke. Also: Keith! Stop telling jokes. Please give us a rating where you can and subscribe and share with a friend if you enjoy us. Thanks for coming back each week to listen; we appreciate your support. Please look at episode 10 details for links that help explain the structure and internal workings of NXIVM in more detail. This week, this is our primary source: Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult Episode 2 Indoctrinated. Starz: Seduced Inside the NXIVM Cult, 2020. https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/59967/episodes?season=1.
November 12, 2021
Episode 58: He's a friend when things get tough: puppets, colonialization of Sleestaks and Saturday morning GenX kids shows
Is it time for timer? Do you hanker for a hunk of cheese? Did you wake up early before your parents, make a bowl of cereal and eat it in front of the tv watching all your favorite shows? Do you know who the Banana Splits are? How about HR Pufnstuf? Are you afraid of Sleestaks? We've got the episode for you. We look first at the history of puppets (very briefly) and then we go into the world of 70s children's shows focusing on the wildness of Sid and Marty Krofft properties HR Pufnstuf and The Land of the Lost. Is it a classic genXtemporaneous? Maybe not classic. But it is at least as good as HR Pufnstuf and we do it without a laugh track. Sources: Ericksson, Hal. Sid and Marty Krofft: A Critical Study of Saturday Morning Children's Television, 1969-1993. McFarland & Company, Inc. Jefferson, NC and London. 1998 I'm Just a Bill (Schoolhouse Rock) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyeJ55o3El0&t=30s Sunshine on a Stick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaVWM1mqG74 Land of the Lost Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3m7Xow0YxE HR Pufnstuf theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obxfuFrUTzg Bob Marley/Banana Splits Mashup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtluQkuT25s Uncanny Valley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVdx22WtXI4&t=63s Puppetry In Education: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BXlpyBf_O8&t=405s A visit inside the trippy world of Sid and Marty Krofft https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbLWKlWideg Puppets and perception: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Molj8L6nM
November 06, 2021
Episode 57: The Big Chill: A podcast about nostalgia for the movie about nostalgia for ideals and friendships
Trigger warning: This episode contains brief discussion about ending one's own life; if that is a trigger for you, we'll see you next week. :) Does GenX finally get the nuance of The Big Chill? This film came out when we were in our teens. While we may not have appreciated it fully at the time, we totally get it now. In this episode Marc and Kristina discuss the Big Chill, what it means to the characters and what it means to us. Also Marc mansplains, Marcsplains, and hatches a plan for a one-man show. Source: The Big Chill. Lawrence Kasdan, September 28, 1983.
October 29, 2021
Episode 56: Are Those Your Leggings, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?: The Culty World of MLMs and LuLaRoe
Marc and Kristina are back at it with cult life (this episode was actually recorded weeks before the Fandom episodes and you might say that this research made them wonder if they'd discovered a nascent cult in the genX corner of TikTok). In this episode they examine the false promise of MLMs, the flaw in the girl boss culture that it promotes, and how things can get really culty, really fast without anyone seeing what's going on; just like that its cult o'clock. Sources for this episode: The Multilevel Marketing Cults: Lies, Pyramid Schemes, and the Pursuit of Financial Freedom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He1bgJ0sqtw This Is How MLMs Target Womenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJemSXXTOxo Christopher Hitchens: Empowerment of Womenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jO2Uk0zU4c MLMs & LDS: Why are so Many Mormon Women Involved in MLMs? | Multi Level Mondayshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtcGANV-KHg&t=843s LuLaRich | Official Trailer | Prime Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIkcrQzTr8w&t=1s Why MLMs and Cults are the Same | Anti-MLMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV_WiXSQXqk&t=65sAmoruso, Sophia. #GIRLBOSS. Portfolio, September 29, 2015. Schiebeler, Eric. Merchants of Deception: An Insider's Chilling Look at the Worldwide, Multi Billion dollar Conspiracy of lies that is Amway and its Motivational Organizations. October 23, 2009.Lularich. Documentary (4 parts). Producers: Jenner Furst; Julia Willoughby Nason; Mike Gasparro; Blye Pagon Faust; Cori Shepherd Stern. Streaming on Amazon Prime.
October 22, 2021
Episode 55: From Tiger Beat to Tiger King: The Stanification of a Gen X Fandom (2 b)
This is it. Last one. GGs continued to not speak with us on the record and as such, this episode will skew more towards speaking about the Grotto Girls. I have tried to play the devil's advocate where I could so that we could maintain a balanced approach. We will discuss the complexion of the fandom, what other factors played into the rise of the fandom and finally, this is the episode where we are going to look at the evidence and discuss optics. Thank you for listening to us each week. We are grateful for your time and we hope that if you like us, you'll share us with a friend. Please join us on social media. You may find us on Facebook (genxtemporaneous), Instagram (xtemporaneouspod), Twitter @seriousproduce (Kristina) @marceatspeach (Marc), and on TikTok (@kristinagenx and @marcsned). Resources and Citations: Stein, Joel. How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet. Time Magazine, August 16, 2018. Goldbeck, Jennifer. You're Not Really Friends with that Celebrity. Psychology Today. July 28, 2016. Stevens, Shelby. Stan Culture is Unhealthy for Celebrities and Fans. North Texas Daily. August 9, 2020. Taylor Swift Fandom: Toxic or Harmless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U14VPAkhAKg&t=311s Why Stan Culture is Toxic for Everyone, Including Celebrities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIdR7Er-zkI NXIVM On Trial produce by the Albay Times Union -- the paper that was publishing negative articles and cautionary tales about Keith Rainere and NXIVM for many years before the downfall Streaming and Television HBO's "The Vow" which tells the story of former high level NXIVM members Mark Vicente, Bonnie Piesse, Sarah Edmondson and her husband NIppy Starz's "Seduced" which tells the story of India Oxenburg and her Journey into and out of the NXIVM cult Taylor Swift Worshipped by NeoNazis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEdAtX_ze68&t=35s Imaginary Friends and Real World Consequences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22yoaiLYb7M&t=285s The Meaning Crisis for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaXWUE1SXpI&t=199s Why do People Join Cults (Ted Ed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB-dJaCXAxA Are Fandoms Good or Unhealthy Obsessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onxeBOnjWnU Fraade-Blanar, Zoe. Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are Berman, Sarah. Don't Call it a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM How Does a Fan Become a Stan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PUiJiqawq0&t=132s How Cults Rewire the Brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL0uxDscjdo Feminist Perspectives on Objectification. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Mar 10, 2010 and revised Dec 16, 2019
October 18, 2021
Episode 54: From Tiger Beat to Tiger King: The Stanification of a GenX Fandom (episode 2a)
In the first of a 2-part episode (part b to be released on Sunday), Marc and Kristina continue the dive into the GenX-dominated fandom/standom that surrounds William White, a 21-year-old TikTok creator and model from Canada. During the researching of this project, Marc and Kristina have repeatedly questioned how the fandom went from women sincerely supporting women and together helping to catapult a deserving young man to internet fame, all the way to virtual gang warfare in five months. We believe that social media (with its promise of anonymity, false sense of intimacy, and a misguided sense of security around expectations of privacy) and the perfect storm of events surrounding the discovery of William White by his Generation X fans (who themselves were seeking fun and perhaps connection and camaraderie on a new social media platform), have led to a standom that is marked on all sides by bullying, organized propaganda campaigns, disinformation, doxxing, threats of legal action, growing resentments that devolve into angry outbursts, and, most dramatically, the involvement of state and federal law enforcement actively investigating various allegations. William White is actually secondary to this narrative. He is discussed only as and when he illustrates a point within the story of his fandom. This is not a biography of William or the things he did last summer. Neither Marc, nor Kristina, is interested in bashing William or hurting him. We only wish him the best as his career continues. Please join us on social media. You may find us on Facebook (genxtemporaneous), Instagram (xtemporaneouspod), Twitter @seriousproduce (Kristina) @marceatspeach (Marc), and on TikTok (@kristinagenx and @marcsned). Resources and Citations: Stein, Joel. How Trolls Are Ruining the Internet. Time Magazine, August 16, 2018. Goldbeck, Jennifer. You're Not Really Friends with that Celebrity. Psychology Today. July 28, 2016. Stevens, Shelby. Stan Culture is Unhealthy for Celebrities and Fans. North Texas Daily. August 9, 2020. Taylor Swift Fandom: Toxic or Harmless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U14VPAkhAKg&t=311s Why Stan Culture is Toxic for Everyone, Including Celebrities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIdR7Er-zkI NXIVM On Trial produce by the Albay Times Union -- the paper that was publishing negative articles and cautionary tales about Keith Rainere and NXIVM for many years before the downfall Streaming and Television HBO's "The Vow" which tells the story of former high level NXIVM members Mark Vicente, Bonnie Piesse, Sarah Edmondson and her husband NIppy Starz's "Seduced" which tells the story of India Oxenburg and her Journey into and out of the NXIVM cult Taylor Swift Worshipped by NeoNazis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEdAtX_ze68&t=35s Imaginary Friends and Real World Consequences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22yoaiLYb7M&t=285s The Meaning Crisis for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaXWUE1SXpI&t=199s Why do People Join Cults (Ted Ed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB-dJaCXAxA Are Fandoms Good or Unhealthy Obsessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onxeBOnjWnU Fraade-Blanar, Zoe. Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are Berman, Sarah. Don't Call it a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM
October 15, 2021
Episode 53: From Tiger Beat to Tiger King: The Rise of a GenX Fandom
In this episode, Marc and Kristina explore the difference between fandom, standom, and cults. This episode provides a framework for exploring, once again, the crisis of meaning and the ways in which people look for communities to join and find support and camaraderie. We dig into what defines each branch of admiration and community and we lay the groundwork for the next episode in this series, which will do a deep dive into the rise of a relatively new fandom that has fluoresced around a young Canadian TikTok creator and fledgling model called William White. William, at 21, energized a following that is largely made up of women ranging in age from late 30s to beyond 70 beginning during Memorial Day weekend of 2020. By the time of this publication, the fandom has devolved into warring factions where the daily norm involves leaked personal messages, bullying threats of doxxing, family members being harrassed, coordinated mass reporting of accounts across multiple social media platforms, threats of legal action and death threats. All of this is accomplished in the name of a young man whose consistent message to fans has been to spread joy and positivity and unity. This is why we can't have nice things, darling. Research and citations below. Taylor Swift Fandom: Toxic or Harmless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U14VPAkhAKg&t=311s Why Stan Culture is Toxic for Everyone, Including Celebrities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIdR7Er-zkI NXIVM On Trial produce by the Albay Times Union -- the paper that was publishing negative articles and cautionary tales about Keith Rainere and NXIVM for many years before the downfall Streaming and Television HBO's "The Vow" which tells the story of former high level NXIVM members Mark Vicente, Bonnie Piesse, Sarah Edmondson and her husband NIppy Starz's "Seduced" which tells the story of India Oxenburg and her Journey into and out of the NXIVM cult Taylor Swift Worshipped by NeoNazis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEdAtX_ze68&t=35s Imaginary Friends and Real World Consequences: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22yoaiLYb7M&t=285s The Meaning Crisis for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaXWUE1SXpI&t=199s Why do People Join Cults (Ted Ed): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB-dJaCXAxA Are Fandoms Good or Unhealthy Obsessions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onxeBOnjWnU Fraade-Blanar, Zoe. Superfandom: How Our Obsessions are Changing What We Buy and Who We Are Berman, Sarah. Don't Call it a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM
October 01, 2021
Episode 52: Repost of Get on The Keith Train
Marc and I have been busy doing a lot of research for this week's upcoming episode (and by Marc and I, I mean me) and we're about to dive back into that cult life. To get you warmed up, we're reposting Episode 10, which was about the NXIVM sex cult through the documentary Seduced. Coming on Friday we are going to discuss a situation that we've touched on in a light-hearted way earlier in this season when we discussed the nostalgic rise of William White on TikTok. Things have taken a turn for the dark and we are going to dig into what we are looking at as clearly cult like behavior. So please enjoy this episode to get in the mood and then come back on Friday for more.
September 27, 2021
Episode 50: Ted Lasso and Toxic Positivity
Kristina and Marc talk about the Apple+ show Ted Lasso. They explore the concept of toxic positivity as it relates to Ted and his coaching style and Marc makes jokes. Again.
September 11, 2021
Episode 49: Man Overboard! The Escapism of Yacht Rock.
Marc and Kristina celebrate their new brand (GenXtemporaneous) with an examination of Yacht Rock. They discuss sociopolitical reasons that yacht rock was popular in the first place, the reasons there has been a resurgence in its popularity, their favorite yacht rock songs and they fight over Ted Lasso. Links for references below. Colier, Matt. "AllMusic Loves Yacht Rock". AllMusic. June 25, 2014. Prato, Greg. "The Yacht Rock Book: The Oral History of the Soft, Smooth Sounds of the 70s and 80s". Jawbone Press. Seale, Jack. "I Can Go for That: The Smooth World of Yacht Rock review – lushly comforting". The .Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. June 14, 2019. Toal, Drew "Sail Away: The Oral History of 'Yacht Rock'". Rolling Stone. June 26, 2015. My Old School- Steely Dan- 1973 - YouTube The Beach Boys - Sloop John B Promo Film (Official Video) - YouTube The Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes (Lyrics) - YouTube Only A Fool Would Say That - YouTube Warren G - Regulate (Official Music Video) ft. Nate Dogg - YouTube Toto - Rosanna (Official Music Video) - YouTube 10. Rupert Holmes - Escape (The Piña Colada Song) - YouTube Gerry Rafferty Baker Street Long Version - YouTube My Old School- Steely Dan- 1973 - YouTube CAPTAIN & TENNILLE ❖ love will keep us together (official video) - YouTube Lady - Little River Band (lyrics) HD - YouTube Olivia Newton-John - Magic - YouTube Christopher Cross - Sailing (Official Audio) - YouTube Christopher Cross - Ride Like The Wind - YouTube Michael McDonald On The 'Yacht Rock' Resurgence - YouTube History of Yacht Rock- (w/Greg Lee of the Yacht Rock Revue) - YouTube
September 03, 2021
Episode 48: Serial Killers are Not Funny
In this episode, Marc and Kristina discuss serial killers. Topics include personality profiling, geographic profiling, werewolves as serial killers and why are more of us inclined to kill. Somehow Marc still manages to tell jokes. See below for referenced materials. Bibliography Chun, Rene. Modern Life Has Made It Easier for Serial Killers to Thrive. The Atlantic. October 2019. (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/10/are-serial-killers-more-common-than-we- Goodspeed, John. “Geographic Profiling: Rossmo pioneers method of pinpointing crime, criminals in solving cases.” Newwise. September 23, 2019. (https://www.newswise.com/articles/geographic-profiling?sc=rsln) Leyton, Elliot. Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer. November 6, 2003. MacMillan, Thomas. “Can Criminal Profilers Really Get Inside the Head of a Killer?” Vulture. October 20, 2017 (https://www.vulture.com/2017/10/mindhunter-criminal-profiling-really-work-like-this.html) Moskovska, Adrianna. 15 Gruesome Serial Killer Facts You Shouldn’t Miss in 2021 (https://thehighcourt.co/serial-killer-facts/) Vronsky, Peter. Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present. Berkley August 14, 2018. Weiss, Debra Cassens. “Serial killings are waning, leading to speculation about the cause.” ABA Journal. December 17, 2020.
August 27, 2021
Episode 47: The Great Big Movie Quote Episode
Marc and Kristina discuss the reasons why people may quote movies in conversation and talk about classic, current, listener fave, and our fave film quotes. Nostalgia ahoy, everyone! Friedman, Michael, PhD. The Secret Language of Movie Quotes: What can quoting movies teach us about ourselves. Psychology Today. April 15, 2014. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brick-brick/201404/the-secret-language-movie-quotes) Sharp, Tyler. K-State professor investigates why people quote movies. The Collegian. October 15, 2008. (https://www.kstatecollegian.com/2008/10/15/kstate-professor-investigates-why-people-quote-movies/) Harris, Richard Jackson; Werth, Abigail J.; Bures, Kyle E.; Bartel, Chelsea M. SOCIAL MOVIE QUOTING: WHAT, WHY AND HOW? Ciencias Psicológicas, vol. II, núm. 1, mayo, 2008, pp. 35-45. (https://www.redalyc.org/pdf/4595/459545421004.pdf) Gone With the Wind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5S2BcIqxdNw and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ5ICXMC4xY&t=13s Pretty Woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bnDkmA-N1w Highlander: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpbvtSQvgWM Ghost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxBfukKmATo Say Anything: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEgu7jdc_fs Better off Dead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iayLBI7nsE0&t=132s A League of Their Own: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M8szlSa-8o&t=48s Caddyshack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuNJq_wI1ns and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WvfeVCIBbE Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcbR1J_4ICg The Big Lebowski: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYsw0KVRjCM&t=55s and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-xI1384Ry4 More Cowbell SNL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVsQLlk-T0s&t=265s Wayne's World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njsF1jWSWeM The Princess Bride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhXjcZdk5QQ The Devil Wears Prada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8h2qnRBzR0 Brokeback Mountain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVK6yLqY54w&t=134s Mean Girls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5xta9sUuGQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sR528E5_8yI The Social Network: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqnt17APIbc Fast and Furious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fANZJP6tpmM Training Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj4adAAHa68 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGIjISeW8QM Miami Vice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIoJRT_Qg8E&t=41s Legally Blonde: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coemj2qdWMw The Witch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3dK1tOlRjo Friends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejRk40vHdhE Ferris Bueller's Day Off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS6f1MKpLGM On the Waterfront: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBiewQrpBBA&t=88s The Wizard of Oz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N77NaxlGlU&t=27s Sudden Impact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ishbTwXf1g Sunset Boulevard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMTT0LW0M_Y Taxi Driver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QWL-FwX4t4 Dazed and Confused: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd070Hf8XK4
August 13, 2021
Episode 46: Gavin and Groot's Excellent Adventure (A Discussion about the Green Knight)
Marc and Kristina discuss the Green Knight. We have a very special guest -- Matthew Snediker -- who shares his thoughts on the film and the distribution company A24. Full of spoilers so if you haven't seen it and don't want to be spoiled come back after you've viewed it. In this episode we will learn Marc's criteria for whether you should see the movie and Kristina will be telling you to see something else instead. Bring us a shrubbery: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0e2kaQqxmQ0&t=54s
August 06, 2021
Episode 45: Okay Boomer an Exploration of the Generations
Marc and Kristina talk about the generations and the ongoing conflict between them. Sources quoted: Generations defined: http://www.marketingteacher.com/the-six-living-generations-in-america/ and https://www.thoughtco.com/names-of-generations-1435472 Strauss Howe Starter Pack: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory
July 31, 2021
Episode 41: Intellectual Dark Web Sam Harris
In this episode, we have a special guest (listener Lisa Laser) who joins us to discuss her opinions of Sam Harris. We discuss Harris' views on lying, meditation, race and his place in the intellectual dark web. Please join us on our social media. All the links are available through our linktree: https://linktr.ee/xtemporaneouspod For citations and more resources see below: Sam Harris on white lies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aISAo_JsQUI Sam Harris on the afterlife: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlCjy52h0hc Sam Harris on free will: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYq724zHUTw Sam Harris on meditation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwac6Uk-zyk
July 08, 2021
episode 41: Intellectual Dark Web Joe Rogan
In this episode we welcome our superfan John Snediker, who had been a long-time listener of the Joe Rogan Experience, to share his thoughts on Joe's show and his position as the "hub" of the intellectual dark web. Thanks, John, for being such a great guest. Quoted Sources below. Additional sources were used to inform this conversation. For Joe on Bigfoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZhTHpFEis For Joey Diaz vs. Alex Jones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmeYrBTTvJg For Alex Jones and Joe: For Joe and Candace Owens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B02c3ZYsCQ For Brett Weinstein and Evergreen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhbAavmUpLo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cMYfxOFBBM&t=264s Weiss, Beri. Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web. New York Times May 8, 2018
June 23, 2021
Episode 40: I will not be ignored, Dan -- Xtemporaneous explores Infidelity
In this episode Marc and Kristina begin an arc about relationships by looking at Infidelity. We are sharing three films that feature infidelity as the central plot point and we discuss the ways in which the film portrays affairs vs what psychologists have indicated to be true about the reasons why people cheat as well as insight from people who have had affairs. Please follow us on our social media and if you like us, share us with a friend. Films Unfaithful Director Adrian Lyne. 2002. Produced by Fox 2000 Pictures and Regency Bridges of Madison County Director Clint Eastwood. 1995. Produced by Clint Eastwood, Kathleen Kennedy and Michael Maurer Fatal Attraction Director Adrian Lyne. 1987. Produced by Stanley Jaffe and Sherry Lansing. Articles: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-psychology-relationships/202103/the-8-reasons-why-people-cheat https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/meet-catch-and-keep/201910/the-8-main-reasons-why-people-cheat https://www.brides.com/why-do-people-cheat-5112047 https://www.bustle.com/p/10-things-no-one-tells-you-about-the-way-cheaters-think-according-to-psychologists-11765892 Web Sources https://www.survivinginfidelity.com/ https://www.loveshack.org/forums/43-the-other-man-woman/ https://www.chumplady.com/
June 16, 2021
Episode 39: Nostalgia and the Tao of Whiteyy18
Hi everyone. We are back and refreshed after a week off for the Memorial Day Holiday. This episode is all about the good old days and what nostalgia is all about. This was sparked by TikTok sensation Whiteyy18 and the onslaught of 80s nostalgia that caused women of a certain age to fly their cougar flags for the last two weeks (and it shows no signs of slowing down). Marc and Kristina talk about what nostalgia is, has it always been a thing, and whether it is dangerous. We also give you a crash course in what's going on with this 21 year old Canadian man on TikTok so that by the time it makes it to your Facebook feeds you will be in the know. Thank you for supporting us each week and we would be grateful, if you like us, if you would share us with a friend. Social media here: https://linktr.ee/xtemporaneouspod
June 09, 2021
Episode 38: Life After Death?
In this episode we explore some theories for what happens after death. This is not a discussion about ghosts or heaven, but simply a conversation about whether consciousness dies with the body or if it is instead able to somehow transcend death. We discuss mediums, near death experience, and reincarnation using Leslie Kean's book Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates the afterlife and its companion Netflix Documentary called Surviving Death. Please share us with a friend and follow us on social media (linktree below). Thank you so much for coming to listen to us each week. https://linktr.ee/xtemporaneouspod Ted Talk on Gut Instinct: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faGUQ06fR1Y Link to Leslie Kean's Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Surviving-Death-Journalist-Investigates-Afterlife/dp/0553419617 (Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife, 2017) Division of Perceptual Studies web page: https://med.virginia.edu/perceptual-studies/ Surviving Death, 6 Part Documentary, Directed by Ricki Stern, 2021, Netflix Stephanie Pappas for Livescience: https://www.livescience.com/netflix-surviving-death.html
May 27, 2021
Episode 37: Consent, Harvey Weinstein vs Keith Raniere and How the Hell Does Keith's Game Actually Work?
In this episode, Kristina and Mark discuss Sarah Berman's new book "Don't Call it a Cult" and revisit the NXIVM sex cult. We explore concepts of consent, how and if Keith Raniere and Harvey Weinstein run parallel but are really quite different types of apex predators, and what the fuck was Keith doing that made these women believe his game. Follow us on all our social media (see our linktree below). We're grateful that you come back each week to listen to us. https://linktr.ee/xtemporaneouspod For Keith Keithing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PTG0CB_biM For Courtney being a boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g70XbYd0bZ8 For a great podcast on all things Nexium: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Aqs2jgI9AD0fOqm1IBVKh?si=oWVBRdxlTnaoSPt4qd8Bbg This great book with a really bad title and dedication: https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Call-Cult-Shocking-Raniere/dp/1586422758 (Berman, Sarah. Don't Call it a Cult: The Shocking Story of Keith Raniere and the Women of NXIVM. Penguin/Random House. 2021.) Can you be hypnotized? Find out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_J0D0c5LlM
May 19, 2021
Episode 36: A Very Special Xtemporaneous
The "Clips Episode" is a time-honored tradition on network television. Whenever the writers felt particularly creatively bankrupt, they would air a Clips Episode. Justified by a flimsy Frame Story, the show mostly featured short vignettes from past episodes. Marc, our intrepid hero, is struck in the head by a baseball hat and descends into a deamlike state from which he remembers his glorious past as a podcaster. Join us, if you will, as we take this very special journey down the halls of the Xtemporaneous archives.
May 13, 2021
Episode 35: Bring out Your Dead
In this episode we begin a multi episode arc about Death and Dying focusing here on what is death, personal experience with death and an exploration of the rituals that happen when people dispose of their dead. As serious as it sounds, there are some very funny moments in this episode, including the death of a fly which freaks Kristina out. We will be adding our sources tomorrow to the notes.
May 05, 2021
Episode 34: Sneetch, Please! When art and cancel culture collide.
In this episode we look at a few different ways that entertainment powers that be have been engaging with problematic films, books, and fine art. They aren't really being cancelled but our eyes are not closed to the issues anymore, sneetches!! Please join us on our social media https://linktr.ee/xtemporaneouspod Our sources are below: On Dr. Seusse: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/books/exclusive-dr-seuss-stepdaughter-speaks-out-about-books-removed-from-print#:~:text=Seuss%20Enterprises%20announced%20that%20six,Beyond%20Zebra!%E2%80%9D%20The%20objectionable%20content About Reframed on TCM: https://www.tcm.com/articles/Programming-Article/020930/reframed-classic-films-in-the-rearview-mirror/ About Picasso: https://ruthmillington.co.uk/can-we-separate-art-from-artist/ About Picasso: https://www.good.is/features/museums-address-artists-after-metoo About the history of Minstrel shows: Grosvenor, Edwin and Toll, Robert. Blackface: the Sad History of Minstrel Shows. American Heritage Winter Volume 64, Issue 1, 2019. About TCM Reframed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz-8-sT4BV4&t=10s About Gone With the Wind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DF2FKRToiQ
April 28, 2021
Episode 33: Q the Roundup
Please find our social media here. We'd love to see you join us: https://linktr.ee/xtemporaneouspod This episode is the final roundup on QAnon. This time we're looking hard at the Q: Into the Storm documentary and discussing the director's theories and positing our own. We're just guessing. Does that make us conspiracy theorists ourselves? Maybe. Because we both kind of believe that there was a conspiracy at work here -- just not the one that the Qnuts believed. Please let us know what you think. References below. Trump On Q: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNI553Np__k About Lauren Boebert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnS2CTmdA0A Q: Into the Storm (6-part documentary featured on HBO Max), 2021, Producers: Cullen Hoback, Alina Solodnikova, Tina Nguyen
April 21, 2021
Episode 32: Q2 Electric Boogaloo
From the article The Making of QAnon: A Crowdsourced Conspiracy: "Here is the core of the QAnon myth: with the aid of a small group of military intelligence officers called the Q team (one or more of whom is supposedly responsible for writing the drops), President Donald Trump is waging a shadow war against a cabal of Satan-worshipping, child-eating pedophiles who are conspiring to obstruct and overthrow him. The military will arrest them en masse in an event called “the Storm.” The cabal’s membership has grown in the telling (at first, it was “many in our government;” within a month, any “celebs” who had “supported HRC” might very well be in on it; a few months later, there were too many to fit into Guantanamo Bay; later still, three other “detention centers [were] being prepped”), but it would be fair to say that virtually anyone who’s angered or defied President Trump is considered part of the cabal, along with the usual suspects like financier and philanthropist George Soros." In this episode (part 2 of 3), Marc and Kristina begin to dig into the origins of the Q conspiracy, the predecessors, the acolytes, and the places where Q found a means of disseminating its message. We will be relying on our own research as well as diving into two documentaries. Q: Into the Storm, a multiyear effort at uncovering Q's identity filmed by Cullen Hoback and currently available on HBO Max as well as QAnon the Search for Q by Marley Clements and Bayan Joonam for Spike TV and currently available on YouTube. Here's our linktree https://linktr.ee/xtemporaneouspod About Q's predecessors: FBIAnon: https://steemit.com/fbianon/@aggroed/fbi-anon-one-of-the-best-inside-leakers-out-there FBIAnon beginning of PizzaGate https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/anatomy-of-a-fake-news-scandal-125877/ HLIAnon: https://steemit.com/hundredthmonkey/@dreamtime/high-level-insider-ama-from-4chan-transcripts-easy-to-read-not-in-4chan-form-part-6-7-11-16-4 About the Chans The birth of 4Chan: https://medium.com/@DaleBeran/4chan-the-skeleton-key-to-the-rise-of-trump-624e7cb798cb The making of QAnon: A Crowdsourced Conspiracy: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2021/01/07/the-making-of-qanon-a-crowdsourced-conspiracy/ About Q Basic overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon QAnon the Search for Q : The Search for Q: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsN96zE8FuE&t=1089s The Making of QAnon: A Crowdsourced Conspiracy: https://www.bellingcat.com/news/americas/2021/01/07/the-making-of-qanon-a-crowdsourced-conspiracy/ Q: Into the Storm, Directed by Cullen Hoback, 2021, currently available on HBO Max
April 14, 2021
Episode 31: Contextualizing Conspiracy Theories
This will be the first of a multipart arc that examines conspiracy theories. In this episode we contextualize the concept of a conspiracy theory. What is the history, how do they serve human beings, who is most likely to believe in them, what is the connection between conspiracy and information wars, what are some of the most famous/persistent, and how does the internet factor in? Our key sources are below. Does subliminal "advertising" actually work? It might: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sold-language/201101/subliminal-seduction-gets-second-glance Top Ten Conspiracy Theories: https://www.livescience.com/11375-top-ten-conspiracy-theories.html Bush Attack Ad with Rats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV2Fl50_e8A Some historical Conspiracies: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/588240/historical-conspiracy-theories History of propaganda: https://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/aha-history-and-archives/gi-roundtable-series/pamphlets/em-2-what-is-propaganda-(1944)/the-story-of-propaganda For a tidy list of some of the conspiracies that got sucked into the QAnon master conspiracy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QAnon
April 07, 2021
Episode 29: Sex Addiction: The Ack Ack of Love
A man shot and killed eight people in Georgia and now might claim sex addiction as the root cause. In this episode, we take on the idea of sex addiction as a real thing but also as an excuse. A canceled skunk makes a brief appearance (but only in the title, because he is cancelled, Marc!!). If you suspect that you or someone you care about has an issue with sexual addiction there is help. SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Sex Addiction as an Excuse for Violence: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-commentary/atlanta-shooting-robert-long-1143318/ Sex Addiction as an Excuse for White Males: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/how-sex-addiction-has-historically-been-used-absolve-white-men-n1261623 Celebrity Sex Addicts: https://onedio.co/content/17-celebrities-who-bravely-battled-sex-addiction-12164 David Duchovny: https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/david-duchovny-tea-leoni-sex-addiction-blame-strife/story?id=13970246 Weinstein Not a Sex Addict: https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/sexual-misconduct/whatever-harvey-weinstein-he-no-sex-addict-experts-say-n809861 Atlanta Spa Shooting Update: https://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/one-week-since-atlanta-spa-shootings/85-dfb769df-f258-4d1e-8ab0-e7177ce85972 Ack Ack of Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1mK9En8NvE&t=115s Who are Sex Addicts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qf2e3XZ8Tw&t=804s The Courage to Love: A Documentary about Sex Addiction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QroVt80oHGk
March 25, 2021
Episode 28: Mario, Rivers, Chris, Andrew?: The Rise and Fall of Governor Cuomo
This week we're talking about what everyone else is talking about, posting about online, and tweeting about. Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has become embroiled in a couple of things that are making for bad optics. Named America's governor during the early stages of the Covid Pandemic, and known for his measured and calming press conferences during the time, he is now facing charges of covering up the number of Covid-related deaths in New York nursing homes and is also dealing with accusations of sexual misconduct from six separate women. Despite calls for his resignation, Governor Cuomo (we think quite rightly) is standing his ground and asking for a full investigation to play out. We dip our toes into the implications of narcissism in politics, the blunt force trauma that can come from unchecked cancel culture, the possible rehabilitation of Al Franken, and the future of Rivers Cuomo on the New York political scene. We have to laugh or Kristina will cry. For a timeline look here: https://abcnews.go.com/US/timeline-accusations-york-gov-andrew-cuomo-calls-resignation/story?id=76207242 For a Fresh (Air) take on Franken look here: https://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/2019/07/25/745252157/fresh-air-for-july-25-2019-journalist-jane-mayer-on-the-accusations-against-sen
March 17, 2021
Episode 27: It's Britney, B!tch
This week, we examine the treatment of female celebrities by the media and public. We use the recent New York Times documentary, "Framing Britney Spears" as a jumping off point but the conversation takes a broader look at other female celebrities' experiences in public life from the golden age of paparazzi to today. Spoiler alert: many figures in the media do not come off well here. We drag some problematic interviewers like Ed McMahon and David Letterman, with a special place of dishonor for Diane Sawyer, who should have known better. Find Framing Britney Spears here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iZ5y2RYhKM&t=2686s Allison Yarrow for the Daily Beast: https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-medias-nasty-treatment-of-monica-lewinsky-shaped-a-generation-of-women?ref=scroll Diane Sawyer with Britney full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4CvSRCA9Ro&t=401s Gimme More by Britney Spears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elueA2rofoo Katie Couric Interviewing Carmen Carrera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u774QpimXS4 Matt Lauer with Sandra Bullock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo8fF0lMPTI&t=108s David Letterman with Guests being cringey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHNQwOz8BaI
March 11, 2021
Episode 26: Zero Charisma
This is part two of our Dungeons and Dragons Episode. Much more game play this week, at the urging of one of our listeners. We appreciate Dave Conger coming on to discuss the subject and play an adventure with us. See below for citations and please look for us on social media here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/756220585201594 https://www.instagram.com/xtemporaneouspod/ https://twitter.com/Xtemporaneous2 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYjBdv64DJ98vF0UD_K1xw References: Misty Mountain Hop (Led Zeppelin) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cOYzDtpEmI ET (Steven Spielberg) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH7pABfm1HQ Frodo of the Nine Fingers (Maury Laws (music) and Jules Bass (lyric) and performed by Glenn Yarbrough) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMCxoK_BGZw&t=34s Community (Advanced Dungeons and Dragons) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XyVpiWBMbk&t=3s
February 27, 2021
Episode 25: An Elf and a Ranger Walk into a Cave....
Trigger Warning: This episode discusses self harm and that may be difficult for some listeners. In this episode Marc and Kristina welcome special guest (and Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast) Dave Conger. We discuss Dungeons and Dragons history -- particularly the Satanic Panic that erupted in the mid 80s around the game; how to play the game; and we actually play a little bit of an adventure with Marc and Dungeon Master, Dave as the ranger Silric, and Kristina as a elf wizard called Siofra. Please see below for references made in this episode. Join us on the following social media platforms Twitter @xtemporaneous2 Instagram @xtemporaneouspod Facebook Xtemporaneous (https://www.facebook.com/groups/756220585201594) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYjBdv64DJ98vF0UD_K1xw Dungeons & Dragons: Satanic Panic | Retro Report | The New York Times: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATUpSPj0x-c Is Dungeon and Dragons Evil? *60 Minutes 1985 special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yShqF1YSfDs&t=786s Mazes and Monsters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI0Vp5aELZg The Dungeon Masters (2008) Directed by Keven McAlester. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0988086/ Dangerous Games: Dungeons & Dragons and Moral Panic with Joseph Laycock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaVD_QsG-6M&t=299s
February 19, 2021
Episode 24: The Natural Movie vs Book
In this episode Marc and Kristina discuss The Natural -- the novel by Bernard Malamud, which was pubished in 1952 and the 1984 Film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford. This is the first in what will be a recurring feature of this podcast in which we discuss films that we think are better than the books. This one really boils down to the ending. With baseball season right around the corner, we explore the mystique of baseball movies, why literary Roy Hobbs is a straight up jerk, and wieners amongst other things.
February 12, 2021
Episode 23: Dateline Nevins -- Gwyneth's Vageen, Dershowitz's Mistake, and 50 Shades of Manson (who is a very bad guy)
We had to postpone the D&D episode so we are serving you up some hot garbage and some Florida Man stories. Let's imagine ourselves in a 1930s screwball comedy featuring a plucky female reporter and a misanthropic news man (who can't do a transatlantic accent for very long, the poseur). It's chaos down here, Marc. Chaos! I say.
February 05, 2021
Episode 22: Marc's Closet The 80s fashion episode
Marc and Kristina discuss some fashion stuff and some identity stuff and some other stuff to do with what we wore during the 80s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFVxbUucwn0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk0roE34zLw
January 30, 2021
Episode 21: The Soundtrack to Marc's Life Part 4
We really finally wrap up our exploration into 80s music with a bunch of hot takes on girl bands, one hit wonders, 80s dance jams, non 80s bands that everyone rocked out to in the 80s, and finally songs from today that sound like 80s music. We had just a blast with this arc and we hope you enjoyed it too. Citations and credits from last week's episode and this week below. Example of "toasting" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Apvga3w1wA&t=60s Fly on the Windscreen, Depeche Mode; Hot Blooded, Foreigner; Love Will Tear us Apart, Joy Division; Digital Versicolor, Glass Candy; Come on Out, Airborne Toxic Event, Lemon, U2; One Night in Bangkok, Murray Head; Puttin on the Ritz, Taco; In a Big Country, Big Country; Send me an Angel, Real Life; 99 Luftballoons, Nena; Come on Eileen, Dexy's Midnight Runners; Middle of the Road, Pretenders; Vacation, The GoGo's; Aie A Mwana, Bananarama; Pump up the Jam, Technotronic; Pretty Young Thing, Michael Jackson; No Sleep Til Brooklyn, Beastie Boys; Infomer, Snow; You Got What I need, Biz Markie; The Real Slim Shady, Eminem; Ain't Nuthin but G Thang, Dr. Dre ft Snoop Dogg; Rico Suave, Gerardo; Ice Ice Baby, Vanilla Ice; La di da di, Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh; We Can't Stop, Miley Cyrus; Come on Eileen, Save Ferris; Wuethering Heights, Kate Bush; Johnny are you Queer, Josie Cotton; The Wild Life, Bananarama; Tower of Strength, The Mission; Genius of Love, Tom Tom Club; Buffalo Stance, Neneh Cherry; Christmas in Hollis, Run DMC; Round the Way Girl, LL Cool J; Insane in the Brain, Cypress Hill; Planet Rock, Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force; Rapture, Blondie; The Message, Grand Master Flash and the Furious Five; Rapper's Delight, The Sugar Hill Gang; Here Comes the Judge, Pigmeat Markham;
January 22, 2021
Episode 20: The Soundtrack to Marc's Life part 3 a
When we started this episode we thought it would be the end but as it turns out it is just Rap/Hip Hop. Highlights include Marc rapping. Tomorrow we're dropping a bonus episode that will finish everything off. Citations to come in episode 21's description. Please, if you like us and find us entertaining, share us with a friend.
January 16, 2021
Episode 19: 80s Music - The Soundtrack of Marc's Life Part 2
Marc and Kristina explore the foundations of hair metal and the new romantic movement in this episode. Its the second of a three episode arc about 80s music. Digressions include the significance of MTV, Kristina's imposter syndrome, and Beavis and Butthead as the greatest music critics of the 20th century. We LOVE the 80s and we're just going to hang out in this decade for the next couple of weeks until the cluster that is already 2021 blows over. It was just better then. Bienstock, Richard. Decade of Decadence: A Timeline of the Eighties Sunset Strip. Rolling Stone. 10/23/2015 (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/decade-of-decadence-a-timeline-of-the-eighties-sunset-strip-157726/1981-getting-mowed-on-gazzarris-lawn-49256/) Johnson, David. Spandau Ballet, the Blitz kids and the birth of the New Romantics. The Guardian. 10/03/2009 (https://www.theguardian.com/music/2009/oct/04/spandau-ballet-new-romantics) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Romantic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glam_metal https://nostalgiacentral.com/music/music-genres/new-romantic/ https://museumofyouthculture.com/new-romantics/ Beavis and Butthead reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHbRBWMbcRc Songs referenced: Everyday is Like Sunday (Morrisey); Do You Really Want to Hurt Me (Culture Club); Remake/Remodel (Roxy Music); Fade to Grey (Visage); Mary of the Fourth Form (Boomtown Rats); Bad Boys (Wham!); To Cut a Long Story Short (Spandau Ballet); Jolly Roger (Adam and the Ants); Planet Earth (Duran Duran); Too Shy (Kajagoogoo); Hot for Teacher (Van Halen); Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leppard); Still Lovin You (Scorpions); Round and Round (Ratt); Photograph (Def Leppard); Wishing (If I had a Photograph of You) (Flock of Seagulls)
January 08, 2021
Episode 18: 80s Music: The Soundtrack to Marc's Life Part One
In this episode, Marc and Kristina explore 80s music. We examine topics like: what makes 80s music sound so identifiably 80s; what does New Wave really mean; what are some of the 80s genres and which artists and songs fit into those genres. This was a hard episode for us to stay focused on the research because we are too close to the subject and that leads to some pretty serious digressions but we tried to keep on track. We will be creating a bonus episode that is less structured and chattier and allows Marc to talk all about his personal experiences, which is really all he wants to do. Please see below for our citations list. Willman, Chris. Don’t You Forget About Me: Why 80s Music Is Cooler Than You Think. UDiscover Music (https://www.udiscovermusic.com/in-depth-features/80s-music/) "How a recording studio mishap shaped '80s music" posted on YouTube by Vox (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxz6jShW-3E) Siouxsie Sioux Interview. November 1976. EstebanMaria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qdIlzlJ3z0 Songs referenced: Rio and The Reflex Duran Duran, I Ran Flock of Seagulls, Hong Kong Garden Siouxsie and the Banshees, In the Air Tonight Phil Collins, Goodbye Horses Q Lazzarus, Born in the USA and I'm on Fire Bruce Springsteen, There is a Light that Never Goes Out The Smiths, Let's Go Crazy Prince, Vienna Ultravox,
January 02, 2021
Episode 17: I always knew Alec was a Republican: 80s movies part 2
In this episode we finish up our conversation about 80s movies we love with Matt Snediker. Matt has created a top 1000 movies of all time list and it is amazing. Please check it out here: http://bit.ly/TopAcclaimed We have nothing to do with these films, obviously, other than being fans. Please go check them out, though, if you haven't already. Join in the conversation with us about these films at xtemporaneous (our facebook group), @xtemporaneouspod on Instagram or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sources: Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Hollywood, CA: Paramount Pictures, 1986. St. Elmo's Fire, Hollywood, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1985. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Hollywood, CA: TriStar Pictures, 1984.
December 25, 2020
Episode 16: I could be the Walrus, I'd still have to bum rides off people: 80s movies that make us nostalgic
In this episode, Marc and Kristina are joined by Matt Snediker to discuss three films that premiered in the 1980s. This is the first of a two-part episode and marks the beginning of our deep dive into the 80s as a decade defined by film, music, fashion, and role playing culture. As always, none of us has anything to do with the creation of these films, we are simply using them as primary sources to answer our overarching question: What film most screams 80s to you and why? Digressions include Marc's new date Jeep, Marc's age, and Matt's most excellent film ranking system. We heartily recommend that you revisit these (or any of your favorite 80s movies). It was a fun time to go to the movies! Sources: Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Hollywood, CA: Paramount Pictures, 1986. St. Elmo's Fire, Hollywood, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1985. Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Hollywood, CA: TriStar Pictures, 1984.
December 18, 2020
Episode 15: Bad Incel: Elliot Rodger
In this episode Marc and Kristina discuss Elliot Rodger's rampage. He was a bad guy. He was also a sick guy. Digressions include mental health, the need for us to just post a buckle the f*ck up warning on every podcast we publish because we're possibly not the most sensitive people in the world, and Marc's remarkable revelation that at 16, being rejected by a girl, is not the end of the world; never never give up hope, you guys!! If you are interested in reading some excerpts from Elliot Rodger's manifesto go here: https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-isla-vista-document-20140524-story.html Thanks to Sentimental Swordsman for posting this on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jMIrV918ek
December 11, 2020
Episode 14: Incel-Bop: Can't get no girls
There seems to be no one with less meaning in their lives than these guys. In this episode Marc and Kristina discuss the very unfortunate world of the many men (and few women) who consider themselves Involuntarily celibate. Digressions include forced monogamy, chads and stacys, and why Kristina didn't bring wine. Please see links below to do more research on your own. An extensive and helpful list of various incel forums: https://incels.wiki/w/Incelosphere The Surviving Infidelity Forum Kristina references: https://www.survivinginfidelity.com/Default.asp? This is the blog post by Robin Hansen which posits the idea of enforced monogamy: https://www.overcomingbias.com/2018/04/two-types-of-envy.html Rolling Stone Article re: TFW No GF: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/tfw-no-gf-incel-culture-sxsw-992943/ and the IMDB Page for the film itself: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11602648/ Thanks to ilaryRhineKlang for posting Also Sprach Zarathustra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFPwm0e_K98&t=106s Marc mentions the Cave, learn more about that here: https://www.studiobinder.com/blog/platos-allegory-of-the-cave/. Mumford and Sons The Cave facts: https://www.songfacts.com/facts/mumford-sons/the-cave
December 04, 2020
Episode 13: Keith Raniere Goes Down
Our exploration of the Seduced documentary comes to an end with this episode. Keith Raniere is exposed for the creepy and dangerous weirdo that he is and Marc and Kristina speculate about the role that privilege plays in the final judgments all around. We have nothing to do with the Starz Documentary beyond the fact that we encourage you to check it out. The NXIVM cult is a truly terrifying thing. Next week we continue our examination of the things people do to find meaning in their lives with a deep dive into incel culture. We are grateful that you come back and listen each week. Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult Episode 4 Exposed. Starz: Seduced Inside the NXIVM Cult, 2020. https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/59967/episodes?season=1.
November 27, 2020
Episode 12: Doom und Horth (aka Keith Raniere sucks)
This episode continues our exploration of the crisis of meaning through the lens of cult life. We dive deep into Episode 3 of the Starz documentary Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. This was a tough episode to watch, and deals with a lot of gross Keith-ish stuff so please know that you may be triggered. Keith is a disgusting garbage person. We appreciate your support and thank you for listening to us each week. Please like and subscribe and give us a review on iTunes. We welcome your feedback at email@example.com. Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult Episode 3 Enslaved. Starz: Seduced Inside the NXIVM Cult, 2020. https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/59967/episodes?season=1. If you want to watch the other documentary that we reference, but do not quote, check out The Vow on HBO. The Albany Times Union has a great podcast on the trial of Keith Raniere that we recommend: NXIVM on trial. They interview NXIVM defectors and discuss the trial process in detail. Great pod.
November 20, 2020
Episode 11: o-fish-hole -- I like how you got me there
This is the second in our NXIVM arc (which is the first arc in our Crisis of Meaning series) and as Marc mentions: all the numbers and arcs and episodes are getting very confusing! This week we're diving deep into the second episode of the Starz documentary Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. We uncover more of Keith's grossness and feel really sorry for India but less sorry for Mark Vicente who seems to really like the way that Keith gets him to the punchline of a very bad joke. Also: Keith! Stop telling jokes. Please give us a rating where you can and subscribe and share with a friend if you enjoy us. Thanks for coming back each week to listen; we appreciate your support. Go look at last week's episode details for links that help explain the structure and internal workings of NXIVM in more detail. This week, this is our primary source: Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult Episode 2 Indoctrinated. Starz: Seduced Inside the NXIVM Cult, 2020. https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/59967/episodes?season=1.
November 13, 2020
Episode 10: Get on the Keith Train
Bonus episode for you! This is actually what last episode was supposed to be about before the spirit moved Marc and I to get into a lengthy debate on the role of religion (or lack thereof, as a part of the crisis of meaning. Today's bonus is the first of three that will examine cults through the lens of NXIVM. In it we use the Starz Network documentary Seduced: Inside the NXVIM Cult to help us put cult life into relief. We don't give a detailed background on what NXIVM is all about but we recommend several titles (beside the Starz Network's Seduced) if you have additional interest. Podcasts: Escaping NXIVM for Sarah Edmondson's side of the story NXIVM On Trial produce by the Albay Times Union -- the paper that was publishing negative articles and cautionary tales about Keith Rainere and NXIVM for many years before the downfall Streaming and Television HBO's "The Vow" which tells the story of former high level NXIVM members Mark Vicente, Bonnie Piesse, Sarah Edmondson and her husband NIppy Other Links of interest and citation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0hUX2ldxpM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB4jNevW3AY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwi9Q9apHGI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NWIfiV1_XQ https://www.starz.com/us/en/series/59967/episodes?season=1 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13269706/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8lzmbAn8_Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjUyM_xd6IA
November 10, 2020
Episode 09: There's a shadow on the door of a cottage on the shore
This is the first episode of a multi-episode series that examines what Professor John Vervaeke has called the Crisis of Meaning. Marc and Kristina begin a discussion outlining what a crisis of meaning may be and there is a massive digression into a debate over whether Religion provides people with meaning, and, as a result, feelings of contentedness and connection. Meaning or purpose is something that Victor Frankl posited was the most important thing in any individual's life and is the crux of logotherapy, a form of psychotherapy that he developed and that is considered one of the three Viennese schools of therapy (along with Freud's and Adler's contributions). In this series we will be exploring the ways that people have found meaning in their lives. Because our digression into religion took up so much time, we will be dropping a bonus episode by Sunday! See below for links to the things we talk about or reference in this episode. If you find us entertaining we'd appreciate if you would share us with a friend and/or give us a review and a rating on itunes. https://www.verywellmind.com/an-overview-of-victor-frankl-s-logotherapy-4159308 https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/religion-happy-atheism-psychology-faith-belief-emotion-mental-health-christianity-a8766376.html https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/01/31/are-religious-people-happier-healthier-our-new-global-study-explores-this-question/ https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/07/witchcraft-economics-reformation-catholic-protestant-market-share https://qz.com/1183992/why-europe-was-overrun-by-witch-hunts-in-early-modern-history/ https://books.google.com/books?id=yFloAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA287&lpg=PA287&dq=did+changing+charity+and+alms+giving+lead+to+witchcraft+craze&source=bl&ots=NImCU9uLVd&sig=ACfU3U3Q5ZQUpPU5SQaUyWYePs2ZNNsHoQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiQ_-7xsO_sAhUFxVkKHY0UDgs4ChDoATAFegQIARAC#v=onepage&q=did%20changing%20charity%20and%20alms%20giving%20lead%20to%20witchcraft%20craze&f=false https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5FPPoLqkCk
November 07, 2020
Episode 08: Marc vs White Nationalists
He's been dying to talk about it and here it is! Marc has almost a full hour to discuss his views on white nationalism and political correctness. Do not anticipate that this will be the last you hear of it from him, though. He's like a dog with a bone if the bone was a bunch of garbagy racist weirdos and the dog was a middle aged guy with glasses. In this episode I reference a debate over Political Correctness featuring Jordan Peterson, Stephen Fry, Eric Michael Dyson, and Michele Goldberg. If you have an interest in this sort of thing, I highly recommend. Link below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxYimeaoea0&t=6218s
October 30, 2020
Episode 07: I Hate Both Parties, but I Like Your Goatee
Pump up the volume on this one everyone, we have had a slew of issues with our recording program and some weird sound stuff happening when we recorded the zoom call. We promise, this is getting fixed in future episodes!!! We have guests on this episode, you guys! Thanks to Mike and Laurie for joining us to discuss the political landscape and what we think is wrong with it. We also wonder what might be coming in a Post-Trump world and Marc disagrees with everyone, because he doesn't hate both parties. It was a evening of wine, politics and goatees; we hope you enjoy it and come back to listen again.!
October 23, 2020
Bonus: Toobin Exposed
In this bonus episode, Marc and Kristina explore the recent fallout from the Jeffrey Toobin Zoom exposure. Was it impulsive? Was it compulsive? Why do men do such things? Can anyone actually watch an entire triple feature XXX matinee? (also, why is triple spelled the way it is and not tripple?) What does any of this have to do with 80s girl bands? And who is Belin and how does Marc feel about Flash Dance style sweatshirts? We're here for all of it, you guys! Come on in and give us a listen. If you like us, share with a friend! Sources below. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/30/why-do-men-expose-themselves-its-power-attention-and-control-psychologists-say/908624001/ https://nypost.com/2020/10/20/accused-zoom-masturbator-jeffrey-toobin-has-sordid-sex-history/ https://ew.com/article/1991/08/16/pee-wee-herman-scandal/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FDOktWtR-A https://www.vice.com/en/article/epdgm4/new-yorker-suspends-jeffrey-toobin-for-zoom-dick-incident
October 21, 2020
Episode 06 Boob Juice
In this episode Marc and Kristina continue to examine the war on science with a visit to the world of adult breast milk consumption. Is it a miracle cure for cancer? I'm sure you can guess where Marc falls down on that question. We seem to have our sound issues worked out, we are grateful for your patience while we sorted through the technical snafus. Please join us on our facebook group page (xtemporaneous), on our instagram @xtemporaneouspod or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. See below for a complete listing of cited sources used in the creation of this episode. https://www.onlythebreast.com/ Sashin, Erica. “(Un)Well.” Netflix Official Site, August 12, 2020. https://www.netflix.com/watch/81044208?trackId=14170286. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-excess/201606/erotic-lactation https://www.vice.com/en/article/nz88eg/suck-on-this-adult-breastfeeding-relationships-and-those-who-love-them https://www.health.com/nutrition/bodybuilders-drinking-breast-milk http://hamletpharma.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2004-Brain-tumor-therapy-Fischer-and-Gustafsson.pdf https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hamlet-pharma-announces-results-of-first-major-clinical-trial-for-a-new-cancer-killing-molecule-300888552.html https://classicalstudies.org/annual-meeting/146/abstract/adult-breastfeeding-ancient-rome Swanborg, Catharina. “HAMLET Pharma Announces Results of First Major Clinical Trial for a New Cancer Killing Molecule.” BioSpace. BioSpace, July 22, 2019. https://www.biospace.com/article/releases/hamlet-pharma-announces-results-of-first-major-clinical-trial-for-a-new-cancer-killing-molecule/. https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=171412381&page=1 https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/milk-donation/
October 16, 2020
Episode 05 Essential Oils: Spend your 6.99 on a Latte instead of tea tree oil
This is the next installment in our war on science series and we're looking at the first episode of the Netflix documentary (un)Well "Essential Oils". This trend is a little too soothing for us to go too hard at the concept, but never fear! Marc and I have plenty to say about a couple of the key figures featured in this episode. Dr. Z, my dude, we are coming to drag you! Listen for digressions into gangster rap, a little bit of our personal experience with western medicine and as always, Marc tells jokes. Thank you for listening to us each week. We hope if you like us that you'll leave a review and share with friends. Monroe, Rachel, Sheila Marikar, and Judith Thurman. “How Essential Oils Became the Cure for Our Age of Anxiety.” The New Yorker, 2017. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-essential-oils-became-the-cure-for-our-age-of-anxiety. Integrative, PDQ, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board. “Aromatherapy With Essential Oils (PDQ®).” PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet]. U.S. National Library of Medicine, October 24, 2005. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK65874/. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlGCc99ZXjs Sashin, Erica. “(Un)Well.” Netflix Official Site, August 12, 2020. https://www.netflix.com/watch/81076172?trackId=14170289. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1Km6E_0sLg
October 09, 2020
Episode 04: Anti Vax
You guys this episode nearly killed us! Upfront please be aware that there are some sound issues -- we had all kinds of technical snafus and although we have them fixed now (we hope) there is some choppiness in this episode that could not be helped. This is the second episode in our war on science series and we are looking at what's going on in the anti vax world (they prefer to be called vaccine hesitant) and it ain't good. Please join us on xtemporaneous for our facebook group and @xtemporaneouspod on instagram. Thanks for listening please come back and listen again. CDC “Birth-18 Years Immunization Schedule.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, February 3, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html. Lanzarotta, Tess. “Perspective | How to Beat Anti-Vaxxers at Their Own Game.” The Washington Post. WP Company, December 9, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/12/10/how-beat-anti-vaxxers-their-own-game/. Mnookin, Seth. “How Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Distorted Vaccine Science.” Scientific American. Scientific American, January 11, 2017. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-robert-f-kennedy-jr-distorted-vaccine-science1/. Dickson, EJ. “A Guide to 17 Anti-Vaccination Celebrities.” Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone, June 14, 2019. https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/celebrities-anti-vaxxers-jessica-biel-847779/. Lanese, Nicoletta. “'Crazymothers' Want You to Stop Calling Them 'Anti-Vaxxers'.” LiveScience. Purch, December 4, 2019. https://www.livescience.com/anti-vaxxers-try-to-change-name.html. Stern, Alexandra, and Howard Markel2. “The History Of Vaccines And Immunization: Familiar Patterns, New Challenges.” Health Affairs, 2005. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.24.3.611. Medicine, Library. “Smallpox: Variolation.” U.S. National Library of Medicine. National Institutes of Health, July 30, 2013. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/smallpox/sp_variolation.html. Kaufman, Martin. “THE AMERICAN ANTI-VACCINATIONISTS AND THEIR ARGUMENTS.” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 41, no. 5 (1967): 463–78. Giffin, Robert, Kathleen Stratton, and Rosemary Chalk. “Childhood Vaccine Finance And Safety Issues.” Health Affairs, 2004. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.23.5.98.
October 02, 2020
Episode 03 Flat Earth: Pathetic and Sad, but Social Part 2
In the second part of this episode, Marc and Kristina discuss the role of conspiracy in the Flat Earth Theory and we dive into the second half of Behind the Curve to explore the scientific method behind Flat Earther Claims. Digressions include Kristina's affinity for BOGO wine and Marc's photography hobby. We also theoretically stab another 80s music star to see what kind of sound he would make. We're strange. Behind the Curve. Netflix. United States: Delta-v Productions, 2018. https://www.netflix.com/title/81015076. Brown, Andrea. “He's Semi-Famous for Being Flat-out Wrong about Earth.” HeraldNet.com. HeraldNet.com, January 15, 2019. https://www.heraldnet.com/news/hes-semi-famous-for-being-flat-out-wrong-about-earth/. Nguyen, Hoang. “Most Flat Earthers Consider Themselves Very Religious.” YouGov, April 2, 2018. https://today.yougov.com/topics/philosophy/articles-reports/2018/04/02/most-flat-earthers-consider-themselves-religious. Gilman, Greg. “The Subjects of the Flat Earth Documentary Behind the Curve Are Trolling You to Victory.” SYFY WIRE. SYFY WIRE, March 8, 2019. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/netflix-flat-earth-documentary-behind-the-curve-conspiracy-theorists. Kohner, Kyle. “Round Or Flat, 'Behind The Curve' Prevails As One Of The Most Fun & Intriguing Documentaries Of The Year [LAFF Review].” The Playlist, October 8, 2018. https://theplaylist.net/behind-the-curve-laff-review-20180930/. Revenge of the Nerds. YouTube. United States: 20th Century Fox, 1984. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrlUYxG1oTs. Hadley, Noel Josh. “Everything That Was Beautiful Became Ugly: Escaping Flat Earth with Patricia Steere.” The Unexpected Cosmology, June 18, 2020. https://theunexpectedcosmology.com/everything-that-was-beautiful-became-ugly-escaping-flat-earth-with-patricia-steere/. Moyer, Melinda Wenner. “People Drawn to Conspiracy Theories Share a Cluster of Psychological Features.” Scientific American. Scientific American, March 1, 2019. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/people-drawn-to-conspiracy-theories-share-a-cluster-of-psychological-features/. Alfred Moore, Joseph Parent. “Conspiracy Theories Aren't Just for Conservatives.” The Washington Post. WP Company, April 18, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/08/21/conspiracy-theories-arent-just-for-conservatives/.
September 25, 2020
Episode 02: Flat Earth: Pathetic and Sad, but Social Part 1
This is the first episode in a series of podcasts dedicated to exploring the war on science. Marc and Kristina discuss Flat Earthers through the lens of Behind the Curve, a 2018 Netflix Documentary. This is part 1 of a two part episode. Watch for part two to drop next Friday! Links and citations for this week's sources Behind the Curve. Netflix. United States: Delta-v Productions, 2018. https://www.netflix.com/title/81015076. Brown, Andrea. “He's Semi-Famous for Being Flat-out Wrong about Earth.” HeraldNet.com. HeraldNet.com, January 15, 2019. https://www.heraldnet.com/news/hes-semi-famous-for-being-flat-out-wrong-about-earth/. Nguyen, Hoang. “Most Flat Earthers Consider Themselves Very Religious.” YouGov, April 2, 2018. https://today.yougov.com/topics/philosophy/articles-reports/2018/04/02/most-flat-earthers-consider-themselves-religious. Gilman, Greg. “The Subjects of the Flat Earth Documentary Behind the Curve Are Trolling You to Victory.” SYFY WIRE. SYFY WIRE, March 8, 2019. https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/netflix-flat-earth-documentary-behind-the-curve-conspiracy-theorists. Kohner, Kyle. “Round Or Flat, 'Behind The Curve' Prevails As One Of The Most Fun & Intriguing Documentaries Of The Year [LAFF Review].” The Playlist, October 8, 2018. https://theplaylist.net/behind-the-curve-laff-review-20180930/. Revenge of the Nerds. YouTube. United States: 20th Century Fox, 1984. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrlUYxG1oTs. Hadley, Noel Josh. “Everything That Was Beautiful Became Ugly: Escaping Flat Earth with Patricia Steere.” The Unexpected Cosmology, June 18, 2020. https://theunexpectedcosmology.com/everything-that-was-beautiful-became-ugly-escaping-flat-earth-with-patricia-steere/. Moyer, Melinda Wenner. “People Drawn to Conspiracy Theories Share a Cluster of Psychological Features.” Scientific American. Scientific American, March 1, 2019. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/people-drawn-to-conspiracy-theories-share-a-cluster-of-psychological-features/. Alfred Moore, Joseph Parent. “Conspiracy Theories Aren't Just for Conservatives.” The Washington Post. WP Company, April 18, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/08/21/conspiracy-theories-arent-just-for-conservatives/.
September 19, 2020
This is the first trailer for Xtemporaneous, a weekly podcast featuring Marc Snediker and Kristina Lorusso. We will discuss a variety of socially relevant topics irreverently. Together we'll learn, we'll opine, there will probably be cocktails, it is bound to get political, and Marc will definitely make jokes. Watch for upcoming episodes on cancel culture, a series exploring the war on Science (including a deep dive into Daniel Clark's flat-earther documentary Behind the Curve), a discussion about the crisis of meaning and much more. Thanks for listening and watch for episodes soon!
September 07, 2020