Mark and Andrew fly blind, taking an astounding series of spontaneous turns through digital community, analog Lent, Peyton Manning, the mystique of Apple, the social engineering of big Internet companies, government spying on us, their first Internet experiences, a paper world, and the public square
Mark and Andrew talk over what role sports really play in the lives of spectators. Baseball, football, and other sports impact the lives of those who watch, not only those who play. Andrew tells about his encounter with sports greatness. Mark relates what it is like to attend a game at Michigan stadium. They get into the ceremony, pageantry, and dogma of sporting events.
Mark and Andrew look back on what has happened for the past few months. Thdy discuss Andrew's new daily show, the Counter Position, his apostolate, Calix, Andrew's famous customers, Mark's new YouTube channel - "Bible Broccoli," local culture vs. mass culture, newspapers, how Google affects elections, Facebook's trending topics, Internet advertising, attention span, Steve Jobs, aliens, clickbait, Andrew's coffee shop consulting projects, movie night, Mark's new book, and wine shopping.
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Mark and Andrew talk about how violence has been ritualized by various cultures in many forms. They cover execution, human sacrifice, ISIS, bar fights, boxing, sacrifice, fight or flight response, Andrew's roasted Brussels sprouts with bourbon maple Sriracha sauce, samurai, seppuku, personal appearance, football, military uniforms, Mel Gibson, survival, robot armies, jetpacks, nuclear war, sports, CrossFit, hunting, and duelling.
Mark and Andrew talk about visualization, Andrew's narcissism, athletic visualization exercises, momentary vs. on-going performance, weight loss, process vs. outcome, muscle growth, rehabilitation, the Odd Couple, ADD, coaching, affirmation, negative and positive reinforcement, the reptilian brain, Rick Hanson's "Hardwiring Happiness", light bulbs, sugar, and electromagnetic waves.
Mark and Andrew talk with Dr. Pia de Solenni, Associate Dean of the Augustine Institute in Orange County, CA. They talk about Dr. de Solenni's education and background, her time in Rome, her past policy work, Thomas Aquinas College, feral cats, the interrelation of science and philosophy, books and the Internet.
Mark and Andrew talk about augmented reality, Google Goggles, Amazon Firefly, Photoshopping photos, 3D scanning, plastic surgery, Spanx, the idealization of the human body in ancient art, propaganda, Vladimir Putin, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, our desire to be duped, altering videos, rewriting history, editing the Internet, the Bilderberg Group, NSA cell phone tracking, fact vs. fiction, typewriters, Amazon's Echo device, tricoders, jetpacks, hover boards, Barbie, icons, models, obesity, and media consumption.