EPISODE #1 - THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES
Our inaugural episode features our favorite local data scientist, Pawel Bodanowicz, Tito's Vodka, and The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
Show Notes and Links:
0:00:00 - Introduction and disclaimers
0:04:15 - Pawel tries to set up the story...and spoils it instantly.
0:05:52 - Episode #1’s Booze - Tito’s Vodka
0:07:09 - Authoritarianism and anxiety in dystopian fiction:
0:09:30 - Political protests, law enforcement, and the tipping point:
Headlines from MLK’s I Have a Dream Speech and the Kent State shootings:
0:17:25 - Pawel tries to set up the story (again)
0:19:42 - Reality TV, Schadenfreude, and most people not giving a crap about the 3rd world:
“Why does your Dad watch the Kardashians...for the butts!” https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/3m3qu7/serious_people_who_watch_keeping_up_with_the/
John’s personal favorite: Old people falling down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cchVXZrMwAA
Bigthink: Statistical Numbing. Why Millions Can Die, and We Don’t Care:
0:30:36 - Kim Kardashian, the Martian goddess of Progress:
0:35:54 - The morality of nuking alien puppies:
0:42:55 - CORRECTION: Jainism [NOT Buddhism] and not hurting animals, plants, or microorganisms:
0:44:36 - Hiding from aliens & the impending Artificial Intelligence crisis:
0:50:03 - Poop problems, climate change, and solving problems you didn’t know you had:
0:52:32 - Jealousy and inequality in District 12:
0:57:24 - North Korea’s Great Success and John’s big idea of offering Kim Jong-Un exile in a mansion in Switzerland:
1:08:30 - A brief history of nuclear uh-ohs:
1:13:57 - North Korea’s successful dictatorship (again) ...but what if the people actually rebel?
1:18:40 - Iron Domes and nuclear defenses:
1:24:05 - The Russian Hunger Games, CGI as a violence reduction tool, and more aliens:
1:33:15 - What if that Capital beat Katniss and the rebels? Terrorism as a next step?
1:37:54 - How to defeat a superpower?
1:44:17 - Pawel & John: The Sequel - L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics (maybe)???
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