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Heat Death of the Universe is an End-Times-inspired podcast about a wide range of subjects falling under the enormous Janus-faced purview of cultural and political commentary. Hosted by two long-time expatriated US citizens living in South Korea, mainly Seoul. http://patreon.com/heatdeathpod
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We watched the recently released, darkly comedic satire and directorial debut, The Pizzagate Massacre. Then discussed the ins and outs of conspiracy theories, their subscribers and detractors, morally ambiguous characters, and how sometimes people just literally want a slice of pizza. Maybe two.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Jujutsu KaisenJNM's Recommendation: JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningGrimmfest 2021: An Interview With John Valley, Writer and Director of The Pizzagate MassacreTrue Anon - Episode 195: The Russia House (feat. Aaron Mate)Five Trump-Russia 'collusion' corrections we need from the media now -- just for startersPizzagate conspiracy theoryPodesta emailsLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Update on whistleblower Daniel Hale and info on how to contact him in prison. Vietnamese factory workers lived in the factories for the greater good of the bottom line. Omicron, etc. FDR's forgotten crusade against "sexual perversion" in the Navy. Michael Flynn says the quiet part loud about the Evangelical theocratic endgame. Bill Gates bought all the news that's fit to print. Luxury survivalist training: new hedonistic kink for the uber-wealthy? Cash goes flying around the interstate—you'll never believe what happens next!Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Utopia JNM's Recommendation: The Purge franchiseFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningWrite to Daniel HaleWorkers in Vietnam lived inside factories to keep Samsung’s products on shelves during the pandemicOmicron variant puts world in a 'race against time', says EU Commission PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt’s Forgotten Anti-Gay Sex CrusadeMichael Flynn says of the US: 'We have to have one religion'Documents Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media OutletsAre US spies behind Pandora Papers? And shady Facebook 'whistleblower' wants more censorshipThe New Luxury Vacation: Being Dumped in the Middle of NowhereCash scattered across a Southern California freeway sent drivers into a frenzyLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
The farmer's protests in India are going well and Modi's seemingly on the ropes. Biden sells off the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas interests less than a week after talking about leading the world in climate emergency mitigation at the COP26 summit.  Some scientists and marketing demons are researching ways to implant specific images and then full-blown advertisements into you dreams. Texas once again wants to secede from the country. NASA will fly a satellite into a pair of asteroids as preparation for an Armageddon-like event. Japan is turning shitty adult diapers into a new fuel source. Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Hell BoundJNM's Recommendation: Urban HikingFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningIn Rare Show of Weakness, Modi Bows to India’s FarmersIndian farmers hold mass rally, keep pressure on Modi despite climbdownUS auctions off oil and gas drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico after climate talksInside your dreamscape: Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulationGravitas: Texit after Brexit? Why some Texans want to leave the USNasa to slam spacecraft into asteroid in mission to avoid future ArmaggedonA New Source of Fuel in an Aging Japan: Adult IncontinenceLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
We finish our final third of Vincent Bevins' The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World about some of the most pivotal yet hugely unsung hinge points in the Cold War, centered around the mass slaughter of communists (and those alleged to be) in Indonesia circa 1965-66. We discuss the spread of anticommunist massacres in Chile, the Philippines, Argentina, Guatemala and beyond and try to take stock of what the whole Cold War period of installing murderous proxy dictatorships around the globe really amounted to and what it left us with at present.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's and JNM's joint recommendation: The Jakarta Method [AUDIO]Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningThe Murderous History and Deceitful Function of the CIA (discussion with Vince Bevins author of The Jakarta Method) [VIDEO]A Chat with Vincent Bevins (Full Interview) - The Jakarta Method [AUDIO]The Murderous Legacy of Cold War Anticommunism [Boston Review]Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Get exploited in your dreams for free. More and more people just might be noticing some fundamental problems but are still a million light years from a general strike or even a Howard Beale "Mad as hell" moment. Climate summits are mainly just monstrous wastes of time and energy, all the way down to the subatomic level. Climate science has spoken on the voodoo of "net zero." Kyle Tollhouse Porterhouse did etc, and his judge/manservant loves him enough to ban zooming in on crucial video footage for, uh, reasons and, er, 'logarithms.' A lawyer stalked a beach as a storm approached, dressed as The Shape in order to be a beacon of positivity. Kamala Harris 2024: "Together we must work together to do things together." Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendations: 1) Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time & 2) The War on Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore  & 3) Orbital - Orbital 2JNM's Recommendation: Inspector KooFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningWhen Work Invades Your Sleep Through Your DreamsA record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in SeptemberNancy Pelosi says the ‘climate crisis is a national security matter’ to defend Pentagon budget increase Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trapRich People Are Destroying the PlanetCovid cases are surging in Europe. America is in denial about what lies in store for itJudge buys Rittenhouse lawyer’s inane argument that Apple’s pinch-to-zoom manipulates footageTexas Lawyer Cited For Wearing 'Halloween' Michael Myers Costume On BeachLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
We continue our Book Club series on Vincent Bevins' The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World about some of the most pivotal yet hugely unsung hinge points in the Cold War, centered around the mass slaughter of communists (and those alleged to be) in Indonesia circa 1965-66. We draw more parallels between the Brazilian coup of 1964 and the Indonesian coup of the following year and dive into more gruesome realities and chains of evidence connecting the US government to these events.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Asparagus JNM's Recommendation: Nicaragua, Keith Olbermann & Climate Imperialism W/ Camila Escalante, Ben Norton & Danny HaiphongFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningThe Murderous History and Deceitful Function of the CIA (discussion with Vince Bevins author of The Jakarta Method) [VIDEO]A Chat with Vincent Bevins (Full Interview) - The Jakarta Method [AUDIO]The Murderous Legacy of Cold War Anticommunism [Boston Review]Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Biden is the new FDR, 'cept he's still got his functioning gams, jack! Some piece of shit judge wants to smooch with and make tender love to Kyle Rittenhouse. New psychological study says we're thought more highly of than we'll ever know. Some proto-Banksy enacted the inverse of Project Mayhem by covertly changing traffic signs on an LA freeway. The great Dave Anthony gives us a valuable scientific/political lesson and gets to slag Matty "One Billion American (Slaves) Needed" Yglesias along the way. CRT? More like See Me Pee (on the street because even toilets must be solely engines of capital consolidation). Also, the pinko commie rag The Economist reports on scientific findings indicating that two to four times as many people have died from coronavirus than the official number states. Long Covid is revealing itself to be more and more responsible for serious cognitive malfunction.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Made For LoveJNM's Recommendation: FreakyFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningThe people Kyle Rittenhouse shot can’t be called ‘victims’, a judge says. Surprised?Actually, Everyone Is Thinking About YouSIGN FROM ABOVE: Guerilla Traffic Sign Artist-ActivistClimate change: Carbon emissions show rapid rebound after Covid dipLatest episode of The West Wing Thing as referenced and excerpted by HDotUMethane is more dangerous than carbon dioxide — the gas index can helpDid critical race theory really swing the Virginia election?At Long Last, The Right Has Joined The Culture WarWhere Did All the Public Bathrooms Go? The pandemic’s true death tollLingering ‘Brain Fog’: Study Finds High Rate Of Cognitive Impairment Months After Covid-19 Infection Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
We begin our Book Club series on Vincent Bevins' The Jakarta Method: Washington's Anticommunist Crusade and the Mass Murder Program that Shaped Our World about one of the most pivotal yet hugely unsung hinge points in the Cold War, centered around the mass slaughter of communists (and those alleged to be) in Indonesia circa 1965-66. Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: The GreatJNM's Recommendations: 1) The Velvet Underground (2021 documentary) 2) The Act of Killing 3) Steven needs support on the inside.  Please write and send letters to:  Steven Donziger  Register No: 87103-054  Federal Correctional Institution Pembroke Station  Danbury, CT 06811  Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningThe Murderous History and Deceitful Function of the CIA (discussion with Vince Bevins author of The Jakarta Method) [VIDEO]A Chat with Vincent Bevins (Full Interview) - The Jakarta Method [AUDIO]The Murderous Legacy of Cold War Anticommunism [Boston Review]Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
This is another one the of seven commentaries recorded on Halloween 2021 for the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise commentary marathon we did. We're now designating movie commentaries as exclusively for patrons of our aptly named 'patreon'. But since we just started we thought we'd make at least one or two of them 'public' to see if anyone's interested.On Halloween Day 2021 we did a seamless marathon viewing of all six (canon) entries in the A Nightmare on Elm Street movie franchise, from the game-changing innovation of the 1984 Wes Craven original all the way to the gobsmackingly chintzy, bizarre, it’s-the-90s-now, LooneyTunes-esque, tonally-clashing 1991 Final Nightmare: Freddy’s Dead.While still in the Nightmare mindset, Josh watched 1994’s New Nightmare and commented upon this non-canon, highly metafictional, full-circle return of Wes Craven, which pointed strongly toward the next step in popular horror cinema, 1996’s Scream.Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
This is one of the of seven commentaries recorded on Halloween 2021 for the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise commentary marathon we did. We're now designating movie commentaries as exclusively for patrons of our aptly named 'patreon'. But since we just started we thought we'd make at least one or two of them 'public' to see if anyone's interested.On Halloween Day 2021 we did a seamless marathon viewing of all six (canon) entries in the A Nightmare on Elm Street movie franchise, from the game-changing innovation of the 1984 Wes Craven original all the way to the gobsmackingly chintzy, bizarre, it’s-the-90s-now, LooneyTunes-esque, tonally-clashing 1991 Final Nightmare: Freddy’s Dead. While still in the Nightmare mindset, Josh watched 1994’s New Nightmare and commented upon this non-canon, highly metafictional, full-circle return of Wes Craven, which pointed strongly toward the next step in popular horror cinema, 1996’s Scream.Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Updates on both Donziger and Assange. The strike wave continues. Or does it? Avoid billions in income taxes with these 3 E-Z Steps! Fauci is irredeemably awful for many reasons here are three standouts.  A man lived off of Six Flags concessions every day for seven years: listen to find out why!Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Hellbound (TRAILER) JNM's Recommendation: Call the Department of Justice and leave a message in support of Steven Donziger.  Call 202 353 1555 and leave this message, as recommended by Steven himself:Mr. Attorney General I am calling on behalf of Steve Donziger and the values of our country to ask that you not let a corporate private prosecution take place in the United States that clearly violates the rule of law. All you need to do is one simple thing: take the case out of Chevron's hands and take it over directly yourself via the DOJ. Review it if you want or dismiss the charges as was the original decision by the DOJ but you can't let a private prosecution take place. Please take back the case and stop this unprecedented prosecution that has been condemned by members of Congress, 68 Nobel laureates, Greenpeace, the United Nations, and Amnesty International.Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningDonziger’s Appeal Denied, Must Report to Prison Wednesday The horrific persecution of Julian Assange continuesIs this a strike wave?Buy, Borrow, DieElon Musk Throws a Shit Fit Over Possibility of Being Taxed His Fair ShareHow to Tax Elon Musk and Jeff BezosIn Major Shift, NIH Admits Funding Risky Virus Research in WuhanFauci critics say NIH letter debunks 'gain of function' denialAn Open Letter To Dr. Anthony Fauci (1988)The Devil and Dr. Fauci: The Many Faces of Bureaucratic EvilFauci Blesses Feeding Puppies' Heads to FliesFauci under fire by beagle organization over alleged puppy experimentsMEET THE GUY WHO SPENDS JUST $150 A YEAR TO EAT ALL HIS MEALS AT SIX FLAGS Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
New Zealand fired a wizard. Self-driving cars begin to eerily congregate in San Francisco. Big Tech & bellicose billionaires more generally decide to also help create the impending water wars in addition to all the rest the contribute to the world. Jair Bolsonaro is being indicted on 24 criminal counts, including crimes against humanity linked to his mass murderous handling of coronavirus. Somehow removing unemployment benefits didn't kickstart the economy and the employment rate has decreased even further since then. Joe Manchin rubs it in all our faces and we suggest fun ways for he and his disgusting family to "accidentally" be neutralized. The never-ending news of the spending bill provokes a vision that when all is said and done the thing will literally just be two nickels rubbed together by Manchin and Sinema while they belly laugh in all our faces on national TV. Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Locke & KeyJNM's Recommendation: Station ElevenFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningA New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decadesSelf-driving Waymo cars gather in a San Francisco neighborhood, confusing residentsBig tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western waterBolsonaro charged with mass murder for COVID-19 herd immunity policy in BrazilWhere are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influxTrump and Miller attempted to deploy 250,000 troops to US-Mexico border in Spring 2020Joe Manchin Is American PoliticsBiden Announces New Reconciliation Deal That Slashes Bill Nearly in Half'Pressure from US, EU could destabilize Ethiopia'Record 1.7 Million Migrants Arrested on Southern Border During 2021 Fiscal YearLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
In another edition of our ongoing Book Club series, we discuss the bafflingly prescient and hugely unknown E.M. Forster proto-science fiction and dystopian story The Machine Stops. This was written in 1909 yet managed to very accurately predict technologies like the internet, including its ability to be used as a device that can allow people to never leave the house: video conferencing, delivering food, clothes, music, literature and even artificial oxygen all to individuals living in isolation in underground chambers, yet connected to thousands and mediated by "the Machine." A harrowing and all-too-familiar vision of a world saturated with social atomization and mechanized order as well the dire consequences they may bring.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Dune (2021)JNM's Recommendation: The Machine StopsFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningPublic domain copy of the story: The Machine StopsAudiobook of The Machine Stops"How E.M. Forster’s Only Foray Into Sci-Fi Predicted Social Distancing""The Machine Stops" a review by famed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks"The Machine Stops: Science and Its Limits"The Machine Stops: Will Gompertz reviews EM Forster's workJNM's review of The Machine StopsWATCH: 1960s British science fiction anthology series Out of the Unknown included an adaption of "The Machine Stops" as one of their best received episodes (via archive.org)Review of the TV episode adaptation in Radio Times, September 29, 1966Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
We discuss the largely forgotten story of one of the largest riots in New York City history. In September 1992, some 10,000 off duty NYPs descended upon City Hall in a racially charged and drunken protest/riot, with their fury directed at Mayor David Dinkens, NYC's first and so far only Black mayor. We take a look at the details of the bizarre spectacle of off duty and on duty cops meeting at a bit of an "awkward" crossroads during the riot, the historical context of the event, and the instrumental role of the vile figure of Rudolph "9/11" "Don't-Call-Italians-Fascist" Giuliani. Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Bad Religion - Let Them Eat WarJNM's Recommendations: 1) The Vanguard Live with Abby Martin 2) “Here’s the awful truth: even if every person, every automobile, and every factory suddenly emitted zero emissions, the earth would still be headed—head first and at full speed—toward total disaster for one major reason: the US military.” —Barry Sanders, earthsgreatestenemy.comFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningIn 1992, thousands of furious, drunken cops descended on City Hall — and changed New York historyRudy Giuliani’s 1992 police riotCrowd psychologyGroupthinkExtraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MackayThe Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le BonRudy Giuliani Is Accused Of Inciting A Riot. It’s Not The First TimeOfficers Rally And Dinkins Is Their Target (1992 NYT Article)Rudy’s Racist Rants: An NYPD History LessonDinkins Denounces Police Protest As Furthering an Image of RacismWATCH: Did You Know Rudy Giuliani Helped Start A Police Riot In 1992?On My Mind; The Drug Papers by A. M. RosenthalLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
We discuss the investigative journalism of the recently published article "Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge" about a sinister judge (Judge Donna Scott Davenport) ruling in in Rutherford County, Tennessee with totally unchecked impunity and an wholly deranged and bombastic sense of moral superiority. For more than 20 years now she's been sending numerous children, some as young as young as 7 years old, to a corrupt and abusive juvenile detention center for extremely petty offenses (like using curse words) or for absolutely nothing at all, as we see in the article. Hopefully her reign of terror can finally be ended by shining a light on her disgusting enterprise through journalism like this and attendant activism and social pressure. Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD/JNM Joint Recommendation: Long Walks  JNM's Recommendation: Useful IdiotsFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningBlack Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.LISTEN: The Takeaway - Adults Jailed Black Children for a Crime That Doesn't ExistKids for cash scandalWATCH: Variety of videos + full documentary about the scandalLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
The distractions of the interlocking bullshit from both QAnon and BlueAnon as recently exemplified by Tucker Carlson and Third Reich wunderkind Steven Miller's latest flame-fanning nonsense about the White House's fake Oval Office. The bizarre subterranean markets and mind-boggling waste from our big-box online overlords. Why is it China's responsibility to process all the world's garbage-rubbish-trash? Would a prison really spend 10 years and $20,000 just to refuse to give a blanket to an inmate? (SPOILER: Yes.) Kyrsten Sinema just being her own damn self.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD'S Recommendation:  Metroid DreadJNM's Recommendation: 1) Banned Mormon Cartoon 2) Cutthroat KitchenFurther Reading, Viewing, Listening"The World is a Corporation" (Network, 1976)Why the White House Built a Fake Oval Office for Joe BidenLouis Vuitton bags, Nike shoes, stool samples: Inside the bizarre economy of unclaimed Amazon packagesThe Nasty Logistics of Returning Your Too-Small PantsTexas Prisoner’s Lawsuit Over Reaction to Prison Blankets Moves ForwardTexas Inmate With Allergies Has Asked for a Cotton Blanket for 10 Years, Lawsuit SaysCourt sides with inmate who sued Texas prison over blanketsKYRSTEN SINEMA IS LITERALLY TEACHING A COURSE ON FUNDRAISINGLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
We address several excellent questions and comments from a listener (u/joshuaism) about Korean culture, partially through the lens of the currently extremely popular Korean streaming series Squid Game. The nature of Korean entertainment on the global stage. The country's complex relationship with gambling. Debt. Wealth inequality. Economic and social mobility. Loan sharks. Organized crime and its portrayal in popular fiction. Christianity and religion or lack thereof more broadly. North Koreans defecting to the South. Immigration and migrant labor.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD'S Recommendation: Dasha PlesenJNM's Recommendation: The Housemaid Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningBTS and EXO: The soft power roots of K-popSouth Korea’s Complex Relationship with GamblingHousehold debt posing major threat to Korean economy amid pandemicFrom loan sharks to drug fortune: S Korean reaps virus rewardsSouth Korea: Nature and extent of loan-sharking; protection available for victims of loan sharksOrganized Crime in South KoreaKkangpaeChristianity in KoreaThe Global Social Mobility Report 2020 Equality, Opportunity and a New Economic Imperative Generational Divides and the Future of South Korean Democracy'Parasite' reflects deepening social divide in South Korea‘Squid Game’ is No. 1 on Netflix and South Koreans are using the survival drama to talk about inequalityNorth Korean defectors: What happens when they get to the South?Crossing Divides: Two Koreas divided by a fractured languageLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Update of the Steven Donziger situation. CIA assassination plans. Russiagate further devours itself. Democrats negotiate themselves into oblivion. Covid Relief funds used to build prisons. Pandora Papers just dropped.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD'S Recommendation: ExitJNM's Recommendation: As the Gods WillFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningLawyer Steven Donziger found guilty of withholding evidence in Chevron caseImperialist gangsterism and the CIA plot to kill Julian AssangeWith Clinton lawyer charged, the Russiagate scam is now under indictmentWhat's in the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill?Why we're willing to put our votes on the line for the Build Back Better ActNearly half of American workers don’t earn enough to afford a one-bedroom rentalReal average hourly earnings for all employees in the United States Alabama GOP governor signs bills to use Covid-19 relief funds to build prisons into law The Bill For His COVID Test In Texas Was A Whopping $54,000Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerfulLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Steven Donziger finally catches a break. Conceptual art scams again. An unorthodox beverage choice causes a forest fire. 2021 Doomsday Clock Statement. Ban backpacks, not guns. 500k Americans lack indoor plumbing. Ban border patrol horses and everything will fall perfectly into place. Guantanamo Bay will be expanded, further privatized, and no goddamn horses or their pills and pastes will be allowed. Plus, we play around with this website.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: DiabloJNM's Recommendation: The Grayzone and more specifically these two videos: 20 years after 9/11, millions of victims of 'War on Terror'Biden's UN speech shows further US commitment to war and meddling, not 'diplomacy'Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningHighest U.N. Human Rights Body Rules U.S. Government Must Release Steven Donziger from “Arbitrary” Detention and Compensate Him for Legal Violations An Artist Was Paid $84,000 By A Museum—And Delivered Two Blank Canvasses Woman Accused of Starting Fawn Fire Was Attempting To Boil Bear Urine to DrinkIt is 100 seconds to midnight - 2021 Doomsday Clock StatementNot a single G20 country is in line with the Paris Agreement on climate, analysis shows Is it too late to prevent climate change? Triple jeopardy: Children face dark future of climate disastersGun Fears See School Ban Backpacks, Forcing Students to Improvise With Random ItemsWhite House says border officials in Del Rio will no longer use horsesBiden Administration Seeks A Contractor For A Migrant Facility At Guantanamo Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Gig workers get a little dignity. Bill Gates is a weird pervert, allegedly. China is doing exciting research into new energy sources. The parliamentarian wields more "power" over the entire legislative and executive branches. Haitian refugees welcomed by Mexico as the US chases them with horses and illegally sends them back into immense danger. Congress absurdly and unanimously passes a bill to compensate "victims" of the extremely real and totally not fake "Havana syndrome." Defense budget predictably balloons for another fiscal year. We answer a listener's inquiries about Squid Games and Korean cultural and historical forces connected to anti-capitalist media.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD'S Recommendation: Cowboy Bebop (Live Action) - Opening CreditsJNM's Recommendations: Triple Feature: The Last Boy Scout / The Long Kiss Goodnight / Kiss Kiss Bang BangFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningNYC Delivery Workers Gain Right to Use Restaurant BathroomsThe Labor Battle for the Right to PeeWATCH: Bill Gates says meetings with Jeffrey Epstein were 'a mistake'China eyes thorium breakthrough in Gobi desertSenate parliamentarian likely dooms plan to legalize immigrants through budget billMexico urges Haitians at US-Mexico border to give up and head southHouse passes bill to compensate 'Havana syndrome' victimsHouse passes sweeping defense policy billPentagon buried study that found $125 billion in wasteful spendingWhy does socialism persist in capitalist S. Korea?National Security Act (South Korea)Bodo League massacreLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
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