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You Can't Win

Oct 14, 2019

Tom and Don answer some questions about comparing each other's religions, hypersexualization in society, volunteering, comparing Western colonialism to premodern empire, favorite trolls we've encountered, and whether we are "fash" (NO).

Intro music by auntie004. Outro: Idris Muhammad - Piece of Mind.

Oct 7, 2019

Classic Tom and Don episode where the duo work through some of the many questions you have launched in our direction. Topics discuss include caliphates and coops, trade deals and religious guilt, getting reading done and financing international terrorism.

Mentioned: Impossible State by Wael Hallaq, Retail Nation...

Sep 30, 2019

Tom and Don goof off with AgileTablet and Leo in this listener-driven episode. We talk about Comrade Stalin, 'young people these days' and streaming, climate change protests, getting into fights, Witcher 3, scary movies and the cyclical nature of polite and pejorative language.

Mentioned: Mao's China and After by...

Sep 23, 2019

Grab bag episode where Tom and Don reflect on six months of podcasting, the Trudeau costume crisis, Canada's terrible politics more generally, and some questions about Wittgenstein and others. 

Mentioned: The Coming Community by Giorgio Agamben; You Can't Win by Jack Black. Intro music from auntie004. Outro: Sungking...

Sep 16, 2019

Tom and Don are joined by their friend Zac, who Tom met many years ago on a baseball sim forum. The crew talks about how baseball has changed and what 'You Can't Win' lessons are still central to the sport.

Mentioned: Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, Vineland by Thomas Pynchon, The Recognitions by William Gaddis,...