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Question Culture

Question Culture

By Brian & Lornett
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.


[Any views or opinions expressed on this podcast belong solely to Brian and Lornett (or guests) and do not represent those of people, institutions, or organizations that Brian and Lornett (or guests) may or may not be associated with in any professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated.]
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History Edition 4: The Foundation of a Class Based Society
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. 
01:00:57
April 30, 2021
Student Loan Debt
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. 
01:16:19
April 26, 2021
Libertarianism: Part II
On part II of their discussion on Libertarianism, Brian & Lornett give their responses to common arguments proposed by libertarians. 
44:28
April 12, 2021
Libertarianism: Part I
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. 
01:09:31
April 12, 2021
History Edition 3: The Formation of Slavery and the Rebellions Against It
On this episode Brian, Steve, & Lornett discuss the formation of slavery and racism in the early American colonies and the variety of revolts and rebellions that immediately followed. 
01:07:21
April 1, 2021
The Health Care System
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. 
01:20:10
March 29, 2021
U.S. Pandemic Response
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. 
01:23:56
March 15, 2021
The Wealth Gap
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. 
01:22:30
March 1, 2021
History Edition 2: Native American Society & The Arrival of the English in North America
On this episode Brian, Steve, & Lornett discuss Native American society prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus, and the arrival of English settlers in North America. 
59:41
March 1, 2021
Lies We Were Taught About Black History
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. 
01:23:07
February 16, 2021
History Edition 1: Christopher Columbus & The Lens of History
Using "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn as their guide, Brian and Steve discuss the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas, and the lens through which we view history. 
45:15
February 2, 2021
The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
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. 
01:43:02
February 2, 2021
The Presidency
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. 
01:38:12
January 18, 2021
Organized Religion
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. 
01:25:05
January 4, 2021
Science Edition: Where Are All the Aliens?
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. 
01:26:32
December 21, 2020
The War on Drugs
On this episode Brian & Lornett discuss the on-going prohibition of drugs and its negative impacts on the U.S and abroad. 
01:23:30
December 7, 2020
Welfare
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. 
01:24:57
November 23, 2020
Hero Worship
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. 
01:10:56
November 10, 2020
Freedom of the Press
On this episode Brian and Lornett discuss corporate control of the mainstream media, the long history of propaganda, and the importance of independent news organizations. 
01:18:28
October 26, 2020
Climate Change (Causes & Solutions)
On this episode Brian & Lornett cover Climate Change. They discuss the deep systemic causes of environmental destruction and possible solutions. 
01:12:49
October 13, 2020
Policing & Black Lives Matter: Part II
On part II of their episode about policing, Brian and Lornett discuss The Black Lives Matter movement and solutions to police violence in the U.S. 
01:00:18
September 29, 2020
Policing & Black Lives Matter: Part I
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. 
01:03:50
September 29, 2020
The Two Party System
On the first episode of Question Culture Brian and Lornett question the two party political system in the U.S. 
01:15:09
September 15, 2020