June 22, 2017
In our current political climate, both parties love trying to claim the moral highground any chance they get. But do these arguments hold up? Probably not, especially when taking credit or pointing fingers for things that happened long ago. We explain why in this episode!
Check out these maps to see how voting patterns have changed over time (note the drastic change in the 1960s!).
June 8, 2017
In this episode, we reveal our personalities in the Myers-Briggs system and show how our types play out in real life. We also talk about some of our favorite brethren in our types (fictional and real) and wrap up by discussing the cognitive functions for each of our types. Let us know what your type is!
Here's a reference for cognitive functions!
June 1, 2017
In this episode, we discuss the Myers-Briggs personality test. It's a great way to learn more about yourself and we try to help you get the most out of it!
Keep an eye out for the follow up episode where we discuss our types and they play out in our daily lives!
Here's the link to take the test and here's the source to understand the cognitive functions.
March 12, 2017
As you prepare to fill out your brackets and celebrate March Madness, we consider how to improve American sports in general and NCAA basketball in particular. Why is our society so obsessed with the "madness" of playoff systems rather than focusing on rewarding the best team? In this episode, we pick apart the NCAA tournament and try to find a better way to reward deserving teams.
February 24, 2017
Why do politicians try to ban things they don't like? Moreover, why do so many people think that banning things is an effective way to change other people's behavior? This week, we explain why banning things just doesn't work and why you should instead focus on reducing demand for the thing you don't like. We explore three specific political topics that relate to this supply and demand problem. Here are some graphs to help you visualize what we mean when we're talking about reducing supply or demand for something.
February 13, 2017
In this episode, we tackle one of the most pressing first world problems challenging game theory scholars today. To do this, we break down what Game Theory is and dive into one of its more well-known manifestations, the Prisoner's Dilemma. In case you're not familiar with Prisoner's Dilemma, here's a great example. We hope you enjoy!
January 30, 2017
We can all agree that Congress is ineffective and dysfunctional, right? So let's kick out all those greedy career politicians and get some new people in there and everything will be fixed! Yeah...about that...we hate to be the bearers of bad news, but term limits might not be the magic potion to solve all of the problems we have with Congress. We explain why in this episode!
January 19, 2017
Welcome back! In our first episode of the new year, we talk about individual purchases that have changed our lives! From minor household appliances to major tech gadgets, these things can seriously change your daily life for the better. What are your most life-changing purchases? Do you agree with any of ours? Let us know!
December 26, 2016
Here is our belated Christmas present to you! We address a couple lingering questions from our Christmas talk and then we talk in depth about Rogue One (there are spoilers ahead, you've been warned!). What did you think of Rogue One? Did you enjoy it as much as we did? Who were your favorite and least favorite characters and scenes? Any ideas for future Star Wars standalone films? Let us know!
December 6, 2016
The guys finish up the Electoral College talk and move on to talking about the Christmas season. How early is too early for holiday decorations and when is it officially okay to start listening to Christmas music? Tune in for our thoughts on that, as well as a bit at the end on our favorite Christmas music/movies/traditions!