Brian and Lornett believe it is important to question conventional wisdom. Each bi-weekly episode they will pick a topic to discuss, question, and hopefully provide a unique perspective.
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On this episode Brian, Steve, and Lornett discuss the english colonies during the 100 years leading up to the American Revolution. What was life like for half of the english settlers who were indentured servants? How did the wealthy elite deal with re-occuring rebellions, strikes, and protests. Find out the answers to these questions and more on the latest history edition episode of Question Culture.
U.S. students are spending more on college than any other industrialized nation, and have accumulated over a trillion dollars in debt. On this episode Brian and Lornett discuss the negative effects of the current system on all Americans and possible alternatives.
On this episode Brian & Lornett begin their questioning of the libertarian ideology. Does limiting government's role, and allowing private business free reign, really lead to a better world? On part one, Brian & Lornett focus on the interaction between the private and public sector throughout American history.
On this episode Brian & Lornett discuss the U.S. health care system. How does it compare to other countries? Should the for-profit motive be applied to health care? How would a universal healthcare system be different? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this episode of Questions Culture.
On this episode Brian & Lornett assess the economic, political, and cultural impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the pandemic reshaped the economy? How was the pandemic handled by business and political leaders? Find out the answer to these questions and more on the newest episode of Questions Culture.
On this episode Brian & Lornett discuss the growing wealth gap. They show how inequality leads to a variety of public health problems, how the rich use their power to keep most of the population poor, and provide examples of how both democrat and republican administrations have served the rich at the expense of the poor and working class.
Black history is American history. It is woven into the fabric of the nation. On this episode Brian & Lornett try their best to discuss this long history while shedding light on important aspects most of us were never taught in school.
Brian & Lornett kick off Black History month by discussing The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. From it's humble beginnings to a national movement with a rising star, The Black Panthers played crucial, but often forgotten role in the civil rights movements of the 1960s. This episode sheds light on this revolutionary organization.
On this episode, Brian & Lornett get fired up talking about the out going president Donald Trump and incoming president Joe Biden. They go in depth to show how we are led by the least among us, and question whether the presidency is needed at all.
Brian & Lornett aren't afraid to question anything. That includes God and religion. On this episode Brian & Lornett share personal stories about their own religious experience, and discuss ways in which organized religion has been detrimental to people and society.
On this episode Brian & Lornett take a break from politics and discuss their other interest, science. Are we alone in the universe? Is intelligent life destine to destroy itself? Would we even know if aliens made contact with us? Plenty of questions on this episode of Question Culture.
On this episode Brian & Lornett question the welfare system in the US. Their discussion begins with the history of welfare starting with FDR and the new deal, through the welfare reform act of 1996 under Bill Clinton, and ends with current state of the welfare system in the US. They expose how much of our tax dollars are actually spent on giant corporations including weapons contractors, and how little actually ends up in the hands of those who need it.
On this episode Brian & Lornett will be discussing hero worship. They will discuss the psychological effects of looking up to one person as an idol or hero, as well as the impact of leaders on social movements.
On this episode Brian and Lornett will be discussing policing in the U.S. and the Black Lives Matter movement. In part I they will take a deep dive into the current state of policing, the history of how it came to be, and the formation of the Black Lives Matter movement.