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That Time Disney Built a Creepy Government

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Anti-Vaxxers: What Went Wrong?

Thanks to Magic Spoon for sponsoring this video. Use the promo code wisecrack at checkout to get free shipping → Vaccines: Why is there such a backlash to a life-saving technology that is overwhelmingly safe and effective? It’s complicated. The lightning-speed creation of a coronavirus vaccine has a lot of people feeling hopeful for […]

A Philosopher Reacts to “God’s Not Dead”

Check out our Podcasts on our podcast channel, WISECASTS ► God’s Not Dead: Can God and Philosophy just get along? God’s Not Dead is a film that takes place inside a philosophy lecture hall. It’s also a film where philosophy is depicted as a method of radical atheist indoctrination. In this episode of A […]

No Really, Limitless Is A Bonkers Franchise

Get CuriosityStream 40% off at Twitter ▶ Patreon ▶ Oh boy, I sure do have a lot to say about the 2011 movie, Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper. In this video, at how Eddie Morra is a strangely timely figure and the hypocrisy of elite philanthropy. Music: “Electric Mantis – Daybreak | Majestic […]

The Terrifying Philosophy of Rudolph

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It’s Always Sunny: A Philosopher Reacts (Science is a Liar, Sometimes)

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How Censorship Changed

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The Different Meanings in Fight Club – Book vs. Film

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The Boys: The Truth About Social Justice

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Why Courage Haunts Your Dreams

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The Office: The Sinister Message of Michael Scott

Why Michael Scott’s management style might be darker than you think. You love, and we love, The Office. We’ve watched it, rewatched it, debated which Dundie we would each earn, and more. But today we’re wondering about Michael Scott. Specifically, why is he so weird, and does it say something bigger about the way we […]

Why Mulan Mattered

The first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: Support the channel: Mulan holds a very special place in my heart. In this video I talk about why and why the new live-action adaptation is less than satisfying. Follow me on twitter: Music: “Electric […]