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Why are we so collectively desperate for belonging? To understand this world and our place in it? What is it that calls to us to find the secret knowledge from the beyond? Join us, as we do a brief dive into the dark waters of cults. In this episode we examine JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES, HEAVEN'S GATE, THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE and THE MANSON FAMILY. The groups, their leaders, founders and the doctrine they follow(ed).One could argue the thing that makes cults fundamentally different (and therefore dangerous) then other groups is the subversion of the members' free will. A dynamic more akin to mind control or social engineering than spiritual enlightenment.  But how can we protect the vulnerable from the predations of a bad shepherd, while still living up to America's founding principles of freedom? What is it that makes us so susceptible to religious persuasion? Why do people devote their lives to some movements and not others? And why will we often follow someone into Hell to find these answers?You decide.***LINKS:BITEAsch ExperimentsMilgram Shock ExperimentJW'sJW.orgJW TheologyWhat if they're right?Heaven's GateHeaven's GateExit TestimonialsJim Jones / Peoples TempleParadise LostDeath TapeSDSU RecordsManson FamilyDiane Sawyer InterviewTurning PointJokesAs a great man once saidFamily Guy Garden of EdenFlairRookie NumbersAmerican History X***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show
Uh oh! Did we just become a celebrity gossip podcast!? You can't avoid it, so we talked about it. But who is at fault here? Should we do more commentary as half-informed outsiders?You decide.***LINKS:Really?***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalSupport the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
Elon Musk Buys Twitter

Elon Musk Buys Twitter

2022-04-2808:58

There's a new sheriff in Twitter town. But what changes will it bring? Will it be a bastion of free speech, or a cesspool of internet trolls?You decide.***LINKS:Hyperloop TestingElon Buys TwitterFollower count changesChinese Consulate in Houston burns docs in courtyard***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalSupport the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
Has Markus finally finished his quest for audiovisual perfection!? Find out in this thrilling retelling!***LINKS:Dolby Cinema The Lost City Try it yourself!***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalSupport the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
In a surprising mid-season twist, Markus rants about things that probably only he cares about. Put on your waders listeners, cause this one gets deep. Are these the ravings of a mad man, or is his nerd rage justified? You decide. Note of correction: I mistakenly said “kilobytes per second” in regards to audio bitrate, when more accurately it is “kilobits per second” which ironically enough proves my point ***LINKS: Inaudible Dialogue 4K vs UHD Loudness War IMAX vs Liemax EX. A Dune FormatsFilm vs Digital ProjectionAspect Ratio (The Simpsons)EX. B HDMI VersionsSoap Opera EffectFrame RateGemini Man LFRGemini Man HFR Color Grading "The Snyder Cut" Filmmaker Mode Color Temperature (Display settings) EX. C Movie Sound Formats Speaker Layouts HDR FormatsEX. D HDR Color Range EX. E HDRDolby Atmos Bit rate (video) EX. F Bit RateEX. G Sample RateImage compression and formats8-Bit? 32-Bit? 64-bit? Bit Depth in Audio EX. H Bit Depth in VideoEX. I Bit Depth in Video Bit Depth and HDR EX. J Audio File Sizes EX. K Video File Sizes For more links, check out the YouTube video ***CONTACT US: Link TreeSupport the show
In this Tangent, Markus and Drew discuss America's complicated relationship with billionaires. ***LINKS:Amazon's Brick and Mortar   Bezos meets Dicaprio "Or we will write you an angry letter to you..."***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalSupport the show
In this Short, Markus and Drew talk about the bugs still being working out of the 5G telecommunications system.***LINKS:5G Buffer zones FAA Issues Spectrum woes Lightsquared vs GPS Too many acronyms***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show
Microsoft sent shock waves through the videogame industry when it announced plans in January to acquire Activision Blizzard, the developers/publishers of the gigantic Call of Duty and  Warcraft series. Weeks later, Sony announced their plan to acquire Bungie (best known for creating the Halo and Destiny franchises (ironically published by Activision)).How will these business decisions affect the employees and the consumers?  Are any developers safe from the clutches of the conglomerate?***LINKS:Microsoft Press Release TencentActivision revenueActivision-Blizzard work environmentSony Buys BungieBungie (G4 Icons)Bigger Jaws***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalSupport the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
What cool new gadgets and gizmos can we expect this year? For the full report, we ask our resident nerd. ***CORRECTION: OWO is NOT owned by Meta. You can learn more on their website below! ***LINKS:CES Official PageSmart Home gadgets Razer Sophia BMW CarRainstick ShowerHTC @ CES 22 OWO vest PSVR 2 CES 22 VR Roundup ***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
In 1990, NASA and the ESA launched the Hubble Space Telescope. It enabled us to learn the life cycles of stars, revealed black holes, proved the existence of dark matter and dark energy, and has even given us a glimpse into the oldest parts of the universe.Now, over 30 years later (with some fresh underground collabs) they're about to drop the hotly anticipated sequel...***LINKS:Official Site Fact Sheet Deep Field 30 Years of Hubble ***CONTACT US:Link Tree - https://linktr.ee/Phase2Phase***SUPPORT US:PayPal - https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale....If you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
DUNE: 1984 Vs. 2021

DUNE: 1984 Vs. 2021

2022-01-1701:05:13

In which we discuss the 1984 David Lynch and the 2021 Dennis Villenueve  adaptations and their subjective successes and failures.***LINKS: RotoscopingJordorowsky's Dune Villenueve Scene Breakdown Hans Zimmer Song Exploder Deleted ScenesFor fans of the David Lync film, look up the 'Spicediver' fan edit ***CONTACT US:Link Tree ***SUPPORT US:PayPal If you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show
In this episode, Drew rails against the COVID mandates as well as (in his view) the incoherent policies more than 18 months after "15 Days to Slow the Spread".(WARNING, EXTREME LANGUAGE!!!)***CHAPTERS:00:00 Intro/How it started (It's Science)04:00  Never let a good crisis go to waste/The Flip-Flopping begins06:07 Put your money where your mouth is/The Mandates07:54 "But why, Drew?"/ "Cuz I don't f***in' believe you guys!"10:02 Gettin' into the weeds/ Stats12:54 How it's going (It's Political)/ The Rant Begins!16:21 Inconsistencies and exemptions/ Tests18:43 Mandate Vs Freedom/ The Carrot and the Stick22:36 How deep are your convictions???25:07 The Line-in-the-Sand moment***LINKS:Lock downs did more harm than good?- The High Cost of Social DistancingFlip-Flop FauciHerd ImmunityVaccine Incentives"It's not scientific, it's political!"Tech Censorship Border Policy False Positives Firing healthcare workers"40% of NY medical staff..."HotzonesAfricaFederal Mandate ExemptionsEvent 201"Fuck you, fuck you, fuck YOU! ...you're cool.""Not you people" (George Carlin)Fence sitting"Greatest movie I've ever seen in my life!""Gotta get my fuck on"Outbreak***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
In this Short, Markus and Drew discuss the tremendous respect they have for the Sea (and those who sail it), through a story of Peruvian sailors trapped beneath the waves in their crippled sub the Pacocha, and their miraculous escape. This story of horror and heroism is something akin to  Apollo 13, Titanic and Back Draft, all rolled into one real life nightmare. ***CHAPTERS:00:00 Intro/The Sea Demands Respect03:56 Peruvian Submarine Disaster/ Horror and Heroism 19:12 End/ Outro***LINKS:1968 Submarine Disasters The Orange Box (Not The Black Box)The "bends". Not Nitrogen Narcosis"Pass me another hunk of copilot"Malaysian Airlines Flight 370Peruvian Submarine Disaster "Metal Coffin" titanic violin "Raymond K Hessel"***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
What if you were asked to compile all relevant cultural examples of humanity and then put it in a sort of satellite-time-capsule and then shoot it off into the far regions of space?What images, sounds, and media would you pick and why? Furthermore, how would those choices be interpreted by intelligent extraterrestrial life?These were the questions that faced Carl Sagan and his associates in the 1970s.***LINKS:Voyager What's On The Record?Murmurs of Earth Contact"Earth" Reality ShowPioneer PlaqueScreaming SaturnCat-fishing E.T.s "Did I say Death Camps?""Next, On Fongle"We Get Our Own History Wrong***CHAPTERS:00:00 Intro/ "Imagine, if you will"05:40 The Voyager Space Craft08:44 "What would you choose?"/ The Ultimate Time Capsule 11:39 The Golden Records/ Sounds and Images 16:30 "How 'bout no..?"/ Galactic Identity Fraud20:18 Will we still be here when it's found?21:35 Conclusion ***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
The Metaverse vs IRL

The Metaverse vs IRL

2021-11-0719:40

In this Short, Markus and Drew discuss the theoretical wonderplane that is the metaverse, proto-metaverses, and the realities of the world that it is being born in.***LINKS:Epic's Billion dollar MetaverseFacebook rebrands as Meta DecentralandFortnite collaborations "who just agrees to something they don't read?"The Net (film) "everything is crap" "Fuck you, you can't do what I do!""Place it GENTLY into my hand!"George Carlin's "American Dream"Mark Zuckerberg's inner monologueJREThe Experience MachineSee also:Ready Player OneSecond LifePlayStation HomeVRChatNeos VRNSA Prism Program***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show
A Tale of Two Strikes

A Tale of Two Strikes

2021-10-1908:48

In this Short, Marcus and Drew discuss the difference between hard and soft strikes as they pertain to the situation regarding Hollywood and (allegedly) Southwest Airlines, respectively.***LINKS:HollywoodDeal ReachedSouthwest Airlines***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show
In this Tangent, Markus and Drew discuss a wide range of topics including the allure of modern conveniences, planned obsolescence and The Great Reset.https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/planned-obsolescence-engine-of-the-consumer-economy/id278981407?i=1000442694374Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
In this clip, Drew rants at Markus on the complexities of a Minimum Wage as well as the potential looming financial collapse, know colloquially as "The Great Reset". Have Americans been consuming cheap goods for too long that our perception of value is permanently skewed?You decide.***LINKS:"Just Print more Money"Millennials are Broke"Ther Takin' r jobs!"Vertical Integration of Big Biz The Death of Small Biz Biden's Eviction MoratoriumPaying People to Stay HomeThe Great Resegnation"Geez Drew, You're askin' me all these personal questions!"***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show
China's Videogame Ban

China's Videogame Ban

2021-09-0805:32

In this Short, Markus and Drew discuss China's recent new set of social laws designed to strengthen it's  "cultural superiority"***LINKS:China Bans more than 3hrs of VideogamesChina Bans "Sissies" on TVChina's Social Credit System"The China Dollar"***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
In this Tangent, Markus and Drew pontificate on the fascinating and utterly depressing aspects of The Great War. Despite the new and horrifying technologies of machine guns, poison gas, and airplanes one aspect of combat still never changes...War is Hell.***LINKS:"Pew Pew Pew"My Favorite War"They're all great""Some Austrian C***"- Christmas TruceBabies in incubators***CHAPTERS:00:00 Intro/ The Rules of War01:00 New Technological Horrors/The Christmas Truce05:56 Brotherhood/ Why We Fight***CONTACT US:Link Tree***SUPPORT US:PayPalIf you liked what you heard and can afford to help us grow, please throw a couple bucks our way. If your budget is too tight but you still want to help, please Like, Share and/or leave us a good review. Thanks!Support the show (https://paypal.me/phase2phase?locale.x=en_US)
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