Overthinking Everything with Josh Brandon

Murder, Inc. (NRA) / My Speech to Capitol Hill on Gun Violence (Overthinking Everything S1: E59)
Murder, Inc. (NRA) / My Speech to Capit...
In this episode, I am talking about the NRA and America's fascination with the 2nd Amendment, guns, and murde...
01:13:20
January 18, 2024
Raiders of the Lost Art: Clinton Killed the Radio Star OE Ep 58
Raiders of the Lost Art: Clinton Killed...
In this episode, I discuss terrestrial radio, the last bastion of hope for informing rural America, and how pro-co...
00:58:24
December 19, 2023
BLEEPED OUT: A Perspective on Profanities
BLEEPED OUT: A Perspective on Profaniti...
(History of Cussing, Slurs, & Offensive Language) #profanity #cursing #swearwords GRAPHIC LANGUAGE WARNING: ...
01:16:07
October 24, 2023
Lost in Txtlation: Slang, Slurs, & Modern Hieroglyphics
Lost in Txtlation: Slang, Slurs, & Mode...
In this video I talk about how we communicate and what messages we leave for future generations - and how on Eart...
01:04:16
October 04, 2023
You Give Love a Bad Name Part 3: Normalized Abnormalities
You Give Love a Bad Name Part 3: Normal...
In this video I talk about why we're so mean and judgmental. We've discussed some of this before, but this 3-Part ...
01:12:09
October 04, 2023
You Give Love a Bad Name Part 2: The Idiocy of Insensitive Identifiers
You Give Love a Bad Name Part 2: The Id...
#sitcom #nicknames #bullying In this video I talk about why we're so mean and judgmental. We've discussed some o...
01:03:10
August 22, 2023
You Give Love a Bad Name Part 1: Snow Flake & The 7 Deadly Sins
You Give Love a Bad Name Part 1: Snow F...
#sitcom #nicknames #bullying In this video I talk about why we're so mean and judgmental. We've discussed some o...
01:09:02
August 15, 2023
The Black and White of Back the Blue (Part 2): Technicolor Blind
The Black and White of Back the Blue (P...
#theandygriffithshow #technicolor #nickatnite #blackandwhite #police In part two, I talk about America's bizar...
00:54:05
August 08, 2023
The Black and White of Back the Blue (Part 1): The Great, Grand Pa Patrol
The Black and White of Back the Blue (P...
#slavery #history #police #georgefloyd #blm In this two-parter, I talk about America's origin story of law enfor...
00:54:56
August 01, 2023
The Algorithm Method (S1 Ep 50)
The Algorithm Method (S1 Ep 50)
#algorithm #newsfeed #cult #wrestling #wwe In this video I talk about how I sacrificed my own algorithm for the ...
01:04:07
July 10, 2023
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 6b): The Call is Coming from Inside...
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 6b): T...
#fascism #russia #china #conspiracy #richardnixon #ronaldreagan #nra In this video I talk about the deliberate...
00:58:27
July 04, 2023
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 6a): The Clock Worked! ORANGE!
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 6a): T...
#fascism #russia #china #conspiracy #richardnixon #ronaldreagan #nra In this video I talk about the deliberate...
00:58:06
June 27, 2023
The Devolution of the Southern Democrat (Part 2): The Fascism of Family Values
The Devolution of the Southern Democrat...
In this video I talk about The Devolution of the Southern Democrat into a poorly educated, emotion-driven, fascist...
01:07:46
June 20, 2023
The Devolution of the Southern Democrat (Part A): The Goldwater Standard
The Devolution of the Southern Democrat...
In this video I talk about the devolution of the American 2-Party system. The Southern Democrat's ideological gene...
01:00:11
June 13, 2023
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 5): The Great Pyramid (Scheme) of Geezers
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 5): Th...
#wwe #vincemcmahon #RonaldReagan #rupertmurdoch #donaldtrump #jimmycarter #history #sociology #richardnixon In ...
01:13:25
May 09, 2023
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 4): California Risin'
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 4): Ca...
#wwe #California #RonaldReagan In this video I talk about Ronald Reagan's rise to California Governor and h...
01:00:12
May 02, 2023
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 3): The Big Switch (Ep 43)
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 3): Th...
#redscare #communism #ronaldreagan In this video I talk about Ronald Reagan's transformation from Democrat t...
01:00:45
April 26, 2023
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 2): The American Nightmare (Ep 42)
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 2): Th...
President Ronald Reagan was almost America's most Progressive leader in the last half of the 20th Century. So, wha...
01:03:44
March 29, 2023
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 1): Bilderberg Workshop (Ep. 41)
Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 1): Bi...
In this video, I talk about the key figures in the back half of the 20th-Century that set the stage for the curren...
01:02:27
March 21, 2023
The Great Social (Media) Experiment (Part 4): Bought Bots, Troll Farms, & the 1% (Ep 40)
The Great Social (Media) Experiment (Pa...
Josh Brandon deconstructs the pros and cons of social media in this series. Part Four explores how our virtual spa...
01:03:15
March 14, 2023
The Great Social Media Experiment (Part 3): The Trauma and the Damage Done (Ep 39)
The Great Social Media Experiment (Part...
Josh Brandon deconstructs the pros and cons of social media in this series. Part Three explores the traumatic effe...
00:51:24
March 07, 2023
The Great Social (Media) Experiment (Part 2): A Part of this Complete Breakfast (Ep 38)
The Great Social (Media) Experiment (Pa...
Josh Brandon deconstructs the pros and cons of social media in this series. Part Two explores infotainment media a...
00:57:59
February 21, 2023
The Great Social (Media) Experiment (Part 1): Gaslighting and Grooming Generations (Ep 37)
The Great Social (Media) Experiment (Pa...
Josh Brandon deconstructs the pros and cons of social media in this series. Part one explores the gaslighting, gro...
01:02:24
February 14, 2023
Terms and Conditions May Apply (S1 Ep36)
Terms and Conditions May Apply (S1 Ep36...
Josh Brandon deconstructs the impact of social media on our culture. In Terms & Conditions May Apply, we look at t...
00:52:05
February 07, 2023
The Age of Anti-Social Media (S1 Ep35)
The Age of Anti-Social Media (S1 Ep35)
A history of the internet, the tech that led to us, and our place in the virtual space! #antisocial #nomophobia #...
01:00:46
January 31, 2023
Commanding Data (S1 Ep34)
Commanding Data (S1 Ep34)
Josh Brandon overthinks the impact the internet and social media has on our lives and society. In Commanding Data,...
01:07:27
January 24, 2023
For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 5: Four Acts, Played) (S1Ep33)
For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 5...
Josh Brandon overthinks the impact infotainment media has on influencing our personalities and ideals. The final e...
01:03:21
January 17, 2023
For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 4: Warning Labels) (S1Ep32)
For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 4...
Josh Brandon overthinks the impact infotainment media has on influencing our personalities and ideals. The fourth ...
01:03:20
January 10, 2023
For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 3: Weakened Update) (S1Ep31)
For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 3...
Josh Brandon overthinks the impact infotainment media has on influencing our personalities and ideals. Part 3 of t...
01:03:39
December 20, 2022
For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 2: The Rise of Infotainment) (S1Ep30)
For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 2...
Josh Brandon overthinks the impact infotainment media has on influencing our personalities and ideals. In Part 2 o...
01:02:07
December 13, 2022
For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 1: We Are What We Consume) (S1Ep29)
For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 1...
Josh Brandon overthinks the impact infotainment media has on influencing our personalities and ideals. The first o...
01:06:50
December 06, 2022
The New World Order of Ethical Ambiguity (S1Ep28)
The New World Order of Ethical Ambiguit...
Josh Brandon Blasts Wrestling, WWE, & Hulk Hogan for Ethical Erosion America is FALLING - Are Pro Wrestling, Hulk ...
01:06:26
November 29, 2022
The Peril of Perspective: A New Hope - The Origin Story You Didn't Ask For (S1E27)
The Peril of Perspective: A New Hope - ...
In a big infomercial for therapy, I discuss my own transformation through trauma and what led me to this Deconstru...
00:58:39
November 22, 2022
The Peril of Perspective Trauma, Therapy, & Transformation (S1E26)
The Peril of Perspective Trauma, Therap...
In this video I talk about how we can learn to forgive ourselves and others and it begins with Perspective! I exp...
00:59:35
November 15, 2022
S.O.A.P. and C.U.P.S. (S1E25)
S.O.A.P. and C.U.P.S. (S1E25)
Do you want to have better relationships, be happier, and more successful? Change the way you look at learning and...
00:51:42
November 08, 2022
The Human Mathematical Equation (S1E24)
The Human Mathematical Equation (S1E24)
The Human Mathematical Equation (The Sum of ALL Our Parts) (Season 1, Episode 24) They key to a positive outlook a...
00:43:47
November 01, 2022
The Human Hat Rack (S1E23)
The Human Hat Rack (S1E23)
The Human Hat Rack (The Demonization of Education) (Season 1, Episode 23) How Learning Expands Our Responsibility ...
01:02:03
October 25, 2022
The Age of Personal Correction (Cancel Culture of Cancer Culture) (S1E22)
The Age of Personal Correction (Cancel ...
In this episode of Overthinking Everything I talk about cancel culture and political correctness and how this is o...
01:05:28
October 18, 2022
Cracking the Columbus Commandment Code (The Cultism of Columbus) (S1E21)
Cracking the Columbus Commandment Code ...
#holidays #christophercolumbus #columbusday In this video I talk about the holiday formerly known as Columbus Da...
01:05:28
October 11, 2022
The Politics of Dancing (Part 4) The Bully Pulpit (S1E20)
The Politics of Dancing (Part 4) The Bu...
#bullyng #bullying #deconstruction The Bully Cycle: How I overcame bullying and became a bully in the process H...
00:57:19
October 04, 2022
The Politics of Dancing (Part 3) (S1E19)
The Politics of Dancing (Part 3) (S1E19...
Overthinking Everything S1E19 The Politics of Dancing Part 3 Why WAS I SO TOTALLY Toxic? | How I Overcame Toxicity...
00:59:23
September 27, 2022
The Politics of Dancing (Part 2) (S1E18)
The Politics of Dancing (Part 2) (S1E18...
Are you a racist? How to find out if you're a racist. What I've learned from my own racism. #whiteprivilege #tox...
00:50:16
September 20, 2022
The Politics of Dancing (Part 1) (S1E17)
The Politics of Dancing (Part 1) (S1E17...
Who I used to be isn't pretty. Confess your worst moments and let's discuss how we overcame our toxicity! #toxic...
00:49:35
September 13, 2022
Divine Redefined (S1E16)
Divine Redefined (S1E16)
Things we're all getting wrong about religion! Truths about all major religions and where we get it wrong. #answe...
01:01:40
September 06, 2022
Finding Faith (S1E15)
Finding Faith (S1E15)
Finding Faith while Deconstructing Christianity: Why has Christianity failed us, What is Deconstructing, and How ...
01:01:41
August 30, 2022
Selling Our Souls (Part 4) (S1E14)
Selling Our Souls (Part 4) (S1E14)
How Opinions Can Damage Your Soul: Pick a card! Is it REALLY worth it? In Selling Our Souls Part 4, Josh Brandon ...
01:03:36
August 23, 2022
Selling Our Souls (Part 3) (S1E13)
Selling Our Souls (Part 3) (S1E13)
#ethics #trauma #philosophy Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why d...
00:41:33
August 16, 2022
Selling Our Souls (Part 2) (S1E12)
Selling Our Souls (Part 2) (S1E12)
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we thin...
00:40:30
August 09, 2022
Selling Our Souls (Part 1) (S1E11)
Selling Our Souls (Part 1) (S1E11)
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we think...
00:48:58
August 02, 2022
Pen Pals (S1E10)
Pen Pals (S1E10)
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we think...
00:46:59
July 26, 2022
Labor Pains (S1E9)
Labor Pains (S1E9)
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we think...
00:42:31
July 19, 2022
The Morality of the Minimum Wage (S1E8)
The Morality of the Minimum Wage (S1E8)...
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we think...
00:41:34
July 12, 2022
The Progress of Bored Games (S1E7)
The Progress of Bored Games (S1E7)
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we thin...
00:53:34
July 05, 2022
Party Crashers (Part 5: A Call to Action) (S1E6)
Party Crashers (Part 5: A Call to Actio...
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we think...
00:40:40
June 28, 2022
Party Crashers (Part 4: The New Deal to The Raw Deal) (S1E5)
Party Crashers (Part 4: The New Deal to...
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we think...
00:33:37
June 21, 2022
Party Crashers (Part 3: Lincoln-to-The Great Depression) (S1E4)
Party Crashers (Part 3: Lincoln-to-The ...
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we thin...
00:46:50
June 14, 2022
Party Crashers (Part 2: Colonial-Constitution-Civil War) (S1E3)
Party Crashers (Part 2: Colonial-Consti...
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we think...
00:44:33
June 07, 2022
Party Crashers (Part 1: Kennedy to Clinton) (S1E2)
Party Crashers (Part 1: Kennedy to Clin...
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we thin...
00:43:35
June 05, 2022
The Consequences of Cultism (S1E1)
The Consequences of Cultism (S1E1)
Overthinking Everything is essentially about exploring the Origin of the Idea. Why do we think the things we think...
00:41:51
June 04, 2022

Deconstructing a Culture of Cultism:  A sociological deconstruction of my own journey through Toxic White Southern Culture and how that culture has spread, like a cancer, throughout America, enflaming the white supremacist and fascist undertones of modern Conservative ideology.  This is an exploration of the deliberate dumbing-down and numbing-down of society.  

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The Consequences of Cultism (E1)

An introduction to cultism, Episode one defines the key terms with which we’re working throughout this season and sets the stage for the overall theme of “Deconstructing a Culture of Cultism”.  This episode introduces us to terms like “Toxic White Southern Culture”, the “Dumbing Down and Numbing Down of American Society”, and explores the deeper meanings of the words we use and how that can lead us into cultism

Party Crashers (Part 1): Kennedy to Clinton (E2)

Party Crashers, a 5-Part historical examination of Democratic presidential politics, addresses many of the mistruths we have come to believe as history.  One of those being that “the party’s switched” somewhere throughout history.  Things like “the Democrats started the KKK” or “the Democrats were the party of slavery” that we often hear as “whataboutism” when the right is faced to account for their ideology’s clear white supremacy.  

Part 1 is an intro to this topic and covers the back half of the 20th Century from John F. Kennedy to William Jefferson Clinton.

Party Crashers (Part 2): Colonial-Constitution-Civil War (E3)

From the birth of our nation in the Colonial-era to the creation of our nation’s most sacred text all the way to the Civil War, we’re analyzing America’s Democratic presidential politics through history to find IF and when “the parties changed”.

Party Crashers (Part 3): Lincoln to the Great Depression (E4)

The Civil War wrecked us and America’s got to pick up the pieces.  From the short-lived Lincoln-era and the sadness of a dividing and recently reunited nation to The Great Depression, we look at the many failures of America’s Democratic Party that gave way to Republican dominance. 

Party Crashers (Part 4): The New Deal to the Raw Deal (E5)

Analyzing America’s Democratic presidential politics requires a full-stop on the FDR-era.  With SO much happening at the height of The Great Depression, we look at how America turned to the Progressive New Deal to save us when Capitalism had failed.  Then, we look at the Raw Deal that Vice President Henry A. Wallace got from the party establishment who sought to maintain power at the top at the expense of the American working-class Wallace fought so hard for.

Party Crashers (Part 5): A Call to Action (E6)

Wrapping up the 5-Part Party Crashers series with A Call To Action.  Let’s take everything we know NOW and apply this moving forward.  

The Progress of Bored Games (E7)

Deconstructing America’s allegiance to corporate capitalism, addiction to the almighty dollar, and greed.  In fact, ONE classic board game’s history is the PERFECT example of how broken America’s for-profit, greed-based economy is.  

The Morality of the Minimum Wage (E8)

Continuing the theme of America’s addiction to greed, we break down the Minimum Wage.  The Morality of the Minimum Wage deconstructs the history of America’s working wages and the fight for our piece of the pie.  

Labor Pains (E9)

Wrapping up our theme on America’s greed-based, for-profit economic system, Labor Pains asks, “What if the American Working Class had their OWN political party?”.  In a world where Republicans and Democrats were left to fight for the scraps in a split minority, the American Working Class COULD band together and UNITE the LEFT under CENTER LEFT to restore the American Working Class’ prosperity and power in our system.
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Pen Pals (E10)

In Pen Pals, we’re looking at those hills of opinion we climb, ready to die on – metaphorically, most of the time.  For most, we form these opinions out of trauma more than logic.  Our opinions are often influenced by others without us even realizing it.  Before we get into the deeply spiritual stuff, let’s break down those sheep pens we herd ourselves into – or the pens we’re herded into.  

Selling Our Souls (Part 1) (E11)

A 4-Part Series, Selling Our Souls, sends out a big S.O.S. for help with our moral dilemmas.  Building on the “hills of opinion” topic from Pen Pals, we look at some of the big moral dilemmas we face and which “Pen” we herd ourselves into over those issues.  

Selling Our Souls (Part 2) (E12)

Continuing our look at the opinions we form and how vehemently we defend them, the Selling Our Souls series analyzes those opinions and asks “How dare we stand so firmly on THIS opinion when we can’t pass our own scrutiny!”

Selling Our Souls (Part 3) (E13)

Part 3 of this Selling Our Souls series explores more of how forming our opinions dictates where we stand spiritually more than vice versa, today.  We look at Persecutionism in the Christian faith and how it is a foundational element to the kind of subservience and paranoia needed to foster cultism.

Selling Our Souls (Part 4) (E14)

In the 4-Part finale of Selling Our Souls, we send up the S.O.S. for help and I’m coming in strong with the answers to the biggest tests of modern history.  For part of the answer to “where did we get it SO wrong”, this episode is your cheat sheet.

Finding Faith (E15)

I deconstruct my own journey through faith, exploring the origins of some of my biggest questions regarding religion, how I answered them, and what I learned along the way.  I discuss how going to college strengthened my faith in the teachings of Jesus Christ more than all the time I spent in church.  While I don’t consider myself of any specific faith group, I examine many of the other spiritualities and belief systems I’ve learned about, and how they fit into my spiritual smorgasbord.  

Divine Redefined (E16)

When I discuss my beliefs, I rarely do.  I do say that mine is a bountiful faith buffet, a spiritual smorgasbord.  Growing up in southern white non-denominational churches taught me how to cherry pick what I wanted from The Bible (and Constitution), so I chose to cherry pick from them ALL!   I look at redefining some of our most previous and sacred ideas to make them work!  THIS episode is about looking at all major spiritualities, their rules, and suggesting a NEW set of guidelines for humankind to follow.  

The Politics of Dancing (Part 1): Confessions of a Recovering Racist (E17)

Deconstructing the culture of political cultism that led to me being a Republican for my early adulthood.  It didn’t take long to see the reality.  This series discusses that journey through politics – what led me TO the Republican Party and what ultimately led me out of the Darkness.

The Politics of Dancing (Part 2): The Self-Gaslighting of Bigotry (E18)

In Part 2, I am deconstructing part of my own journey, telling MY story of politics and my experience with the racist overtones of Toxic White Southern Culture.  

The Politics of Dancing (Part 3): The Misogyny of Masculinity (E19)

In Part 3, I continue deconstructing my journey through politics and Toxic White Southern Culture.  I discuss my academic path and the most significant accomplishment of my life, and how that was tarnished by my own toxicity.  

The Politics of Dancing (Part 4): The Bully Pulpit (E20)

In this final episode of our 4-Part Politics of Dancing Serie I deconstruct America’s bully culture and competition culture.  We talk out of both sides of our social mouths with “don’t bully others” while we outwardly celebrate and prop up bullies in business, entertainment, and more.  

Cracking the Columbus Commandment Code (E21)

Why do we celebrate holidays?  Aren’t we succumbing to “idol worship” when we do? In this episode, I deconstruct some of the myths and legends about the discovery of the New World and ask “who DID discover the US? and why would we honor the ONE guy we know DIDN’T?”

The Age of Personal Correction: PC Culture - Cancel Culture or Cancer Culture (E22)

PC Culture.  What does that actually mean?  Overthinking cancel culture and political correctness and how this is one of THE most important social movements in recent history. I’ll tell you why PC (Political Correctness) Culture should be seen as an opportunity for Personal Correction and if it isn’t Cancel Culture can quickly become a Cancer Culture!

The Human Hat Rack (E23)

Looking at ourselves as human hat racks, holding up all of the various different hats we wear.  Those hats, or roles we play in life, are stacked on our rack in SOME order and we need to think about how we stack them!  I’ll also explain how forming a solid base, or foundation, for your human hat rack will keep you upright and strong!

The Human Mathematical Equation (E24)

We are the sum of all our parts and The Human Mathematical Equation seeks to deconstruct ourselves to find out what makes us tick.  Exploring all the traumas we don’t consider as traumatic and deconstructing those as we go, can help us better understand others and offer them the compassion and support they deserve.  

S.O.A.P and C.U.P.S. (E25)

I’m giving away my S.O.A.P philosophy on education, teaching, and learning as well as my C.U.P.S. philosophy for handling stressful people and situations.

The Peril of Perspective (Part 1): Therapy, Trauma, & Transformation (E26)

I’m deconstructing trauma through the lens of perspective; our own points of view in how we see the world as well as the perspective we obtain from knowing others.  This episode is a big ol’ infomercial for therapy, but also a look at the transformation that can come from properly processing our traumas.  

The Peril of Perspective (Part 2): A New Hope - The Origin Story You Didn't Ask For (E27)

Continuing the theme of properly processing our own traumas, Part 2 is more about my own struggles and journey through trauma.  I am deconstructing some of the key traumas in my life to show you how to analyze your own past in healthy and pragmatic ways.  

The New World Order of Ethical Ambiguity (E28)

A lead-in to the upcoming For Entertainment Purposes Only series, this episode looks at professional wrestling’s cultural impacts and how it conditioned an audience for cultism.  This cultism, I will be arguing over the course of the next several episodes, is that since the 1980’s (AT LEAST), we’ve ALL been subject to a deliberate dumbing down and numbing down of society.  We will get to why down the road.  This episode is how Hulkamania broke America.  

For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 1): We Are What We Consume (E29)

Since TV’s started invading every room of our homes, America has been served up a confusing blend of information and entertainment – receiving a slew of mixed signals about all the things we were raised NOT to talk about.  In Part 1, I make the case, just like with The Human Mathematical Equation, that if we are the sum of all our parts, then We Are What We Consume, as far as media goes.  We’re made up of all the things we watch, hear, and read.  

For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 2): The Rise of Infotainment (E30)

Focusing on the 1990’s as the era of America’s ethical erosion, we home in on 1996 as specifically THE year everything got packed into the hellbound handbasket.  I cover some of the biggest events of the year and what spawned from them, leading to the legislation that did nothing for We, The People, but exploited us and used us.  This one is about how Republicans began grooming children.  

For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 3): Weakened Update (E31)

The 1990’s was a critical and transformative period for America.  Our society was shifting tectonically with advancing technology evolving us faster than we could keep up.  The 90’s was the age of the internet, the age of internet adult offerings (I don’t want that word in my page’s algorithm), and the era when news wasn’t news anymore.  It certainly wasn’t AS news as news HAD been.  In Weakened Update, we’re deconstructing America’s journalistic integrity and where we gave it up. 

For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 4): Warning Labels (E32)

We’ve discussed the 80’s and 90’s and the fight for ratings and warning labels everyone ended up ignoring.  We really SHOULD have had warning labels on the information we were allowed to consume.  If only we looked at the content we consume as a dietary breakdown!  We should have see these warning signs and red flags all along the way. 

For Entertainment Purposes Only (Part 5): Four Acts, Played (E33)

Continuing the deconstruction of the 90’s as the era of America’s ethical erosion, Four Acts, Played looks at the pivotal legislation and organizations that were instrumental in this breakdown of our societal standards.  

Commanding Data (E34)

Overthinking the impact the internet and social media has on our lives and society. In Commanding Data, it’s about your rights, privacy, and all the data you’re giving away for free! WE, THE PEOPLE are the most valuable asset and commodity in our economy, yet we are disregarded and dismissed at every turn. When we ask for our piece of the pie, we should be asking for the royalties for using our likeness, voice, and image for these companies to make BIG money WE never see!

The Age of Anti-Social Media (E35)

A history of the internet and the tech that led to it. I discuss how America was handed the keys to the connection kingdom before we were ready for that responsibility. I am making the case that America has NEVER been united and the dawn of the internet was basically giving a pre-teen the keys to the car, liquor cabinet, and the unlock code for all the parental control and saying “use your best judgement” without teaching them properly what that best judgement should be.

Terms and Conditions May Apply (E36)

Examining the rising cost of social media, connection to the internet, and the dependency Americans are developing to that rapidly advancing tech.  Looking at the mental and personality disorders that are amplified and fostered through the online interaction.  

The Great Social (Media) Experiment (Part 1): Generations of Gaslighting and Grooming (E37)

A case-study breakdown of my own firsthand experience with social media, how I have manipulated my own algorithm, what I’ve learned, and why we are ALL being used like NPCs in a video game except someone else has the joystick.  

The Great Social (Media) Experiment (Part 2): A Part of This Complete Breakfast (E38)

Deconstructing the media we consume and comparing it to an all-you-can-eat buffet.  How balanced IS our diet?  In this episode, I am examining the brainwashing effects of media, regardless of what kind.  

The Great Social (Media) Experiment (Part 3): The Trauma and The Damage Done (E39)

Continuing the exploration of social media and internet technology on society, this episode examines it from a psychological standpoint.  What trauma has this shift in our culture caused us?  

The Great Social (Media) Experiment (Part 4): Bought Bots, Troll Farms, & The 1% (E40)

For all the voices amplified by social media, countless more are left out of the feed.  In this episode, I look at why that is and what these tech giants do to ensure we stay at each other’s throats.  Our virtual spaces have come to mirror our reality spaces, and in this case, that isn’t a good thing.  

Bilderberg Workshop: Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 1) (E41)

Three key figures in right-wing ideology had a similar, almost textbook, rise to power.  It’s almost as if there was a playbook they were all using and a coach from the sidelines.  Another key figure advanced humanity in ways that enabled those men to spread their ideas.  What…more like WHO is to blame for our current state of societal backsliding?  Spoilers:  It’s all Reagan’s fault.

The American Nightmare: Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 2) (E42)

Part two in our blame game for the current state of American affairs deconstructs Ronald Reagan’s rise to power, the playbook he used to build a cult, and then men who used that playbook to build theirs.  We’ll also discuss the 4 key figures moving forward who can either make or break our future.  

The Big Switch: Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 3) (E43)

Part three in this Create Your Own Conspiracy series, I’m Overthinking Ronald Reagan and his complicated relationship with Communism, Nationalism, Fascism, and Richard Nixon.  What took Reagan from the child of Progressive Parents to The Man Who Sold The World?

California Risin': Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 4) (E44)

Part Four of this series connects the dots from early 20th Century working class oppression to the rise of Nixon and Reagan’s political careers and the subsequent rise of the Unholiest of Trinities – the men who would dumb down and numb down America:  Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, and Vince McMahon!  We examine the likely successors of those respective realms before we light the fuse for the biggest fascist fireworks finale!  

The Great Pyramid (Scheme) of Geezers: Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 5) (E45)

In Part 5, I’m deconstructing the eras of Vince McMahon’s professional wrestling industry and comparing those to various eras of American history.  We’ll discuss more how Vince McMahon’s strategy of success somewhat mirrors that of Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch, just to name a few.  Following the lineage of Nixon to Reagan and how that showdown set the stage for the dumbing down and numbing down of America, I’m setting the stage for the biggest Create-You-Own-Conspiracy finale EVER!  

The Devolution of the Southern Democrat (Part A: The Goldwater Standard) (E46)

The Southern Democrat’s ideological genealogy dates back to the colonial days and extends into today’s modern MAGA movement. What has driven Americans to support some of the most flawed demagogues in American political history? In the next two episodes, I’m exploring just that. How the deliberate dumbing down and numbing down of society, combined with religion and politics crossing the streams, and insatiable greed coalesced to make the “Moral Majority” the “Moral COMPROMISE Majority”.

The Devolution of the Southern Democrat (Part B: From Family Values to Fascism) (E47)

In this video I talk about The Devolution of the Southern Democrat into a poorly educated, emotion-driven, fascist ideology. America COULD have united his people, especially during the mid-20th Century, as the American social landscape was evolving, Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected and became one of the most divisive presidents in our history. 

What did Ike do that was SO divisive? He wasn’t an extremist. Compared to today, of course, things might look different, but for the 1950’s, Eisenhower’s dedication to the two-party system, offering Democrats an ear in his administration, angered and incensed Republicans led by Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater. 

Continuing from Part 1’s The Goldwater Standard, we’ll follow BOTH parties through the absolute debacle that was the 1960’s and 70’s and how that led to Ronald Reagan winning the White House and deregulating business, media, and just about everything so Republicans could get rich – at OUR expense. 

This is the dumbing down and numbing down of America – and by the end, you’ll see how America went from Patriotism to Nationalism to Fascism in 3/4 of a century.

The Clock Worked! Orange: Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 6a) (E48)

Get your foil hats folded!  “This might sound crazy…” doesn’t even begin to explain what you’re in for.  Watch this episode, then go through again and pause to read the citations.  What sounds too insane to be true might just be truer than we think.  Laying the facts out, as they are, we see the rise of global fascism with end stage Capitalism and a cataclysmic game-changing event inevitable.  How long have the elite, wealthy, privileged, power-class known our fate?  

We’ve been played, set up, knocked down, and then propped back up just to get played, set up, and knocked down again.  Chumbawumba couldn’t get up from this gaslighting gang-up.  This is one case where “both sides” really does apply.  

America, founded on white supremacy and greed, is finally at the precipice of falling.  How will We, The People respond?

The Call Is Coming From Inside... : Create Your Own Conspiracy (Part 6b) (E49)

In this video I talk about the deliberate dumbing down and numbing down of America and how the Democrats and Republicans exploited the American working class for the sake of power brokering, influence, and wealth hoarding. In Part B, I discuss the conspiracy, foreign, that has compromised We, The People, and put us at risk of vulnerability for falling. 

America is at risk and we’re doing it to ourselves, allowing this to happen, because the truth is too hard to accept. Once we accept the truth, there’s no going back to the blissful oblivion of our hobbies, binge-watching, and superficial materialism. This is the warning we should have heeded years ago. 

This is the culmination of our arrogance, false flags of unity, and immature bravado. America is under attack. Are you willing to listen?

The Algorithm Method (E50)

In this video I talk about how I sacrificed my own algorithm for the sake of learning something I already knew – our algorithms lead us down a path of cultism. I began working on “The New World Order of Ethical Ambiguity” several months ago, which included researching details about professional wrestling, specifically Vince McMahon. This opened up a door of fight-sports entertainment that has engulfed my news feed and informational peripheral. 

In this episode, I uncover just how easy it is for someone who isn’t aware of what’s happening, who isn’t educated and experienced in the fields related to this, to become so wrapped up in ideas being fed directly to them that they sell their souls to a cult of personality. At very least, cultism. 

By the end, you’ll find four principles that have contributed to this socio-political cultural divide.

The Black and White of Back the Blue Part 1: The Great, Grand Pa Patrol (E51)

How our view of policing, justice, law & order, and public safety are all centered around the philosophy behind one of the greatest TV shows in the history of TV shows.  

The Black and White of Back the Blue Part 2: Technicolor Blind (E52)

How our view of policing, justice, law & order, and public safety are all centered around the philosophy behind one of the greatest TV shows in the history of TV shows.  

You Give Love a Bad Name Part 1: Snow Flake and The Seven Deadly Sins (E53)

Examining America’s culture of body shaming, toxic masculinity, shaming others for having feelings, through the lens of classic fairy tales! 

You Give Love a Bad Name Part 2: The Idiocy of Insensitive Identifiers (E54)

Examining America’s culture of body shaming, toxic masculinity, shaming others for having feelings, through the lens of classic fairy tales! 

You Give Love a Bad Name Part 3: Normalized Abnormalities (E55)

Examining America’s culture of body shaming, toxic masculinity, shaming others for having feelings, through the lens of classic fairy tales! 

Lost In Txtlation: Relationships, Communication, Sex and Sexuality in the Digital Age (E56)

Deconstructing America’s cultural obsession with traditionalism regarding family units, relationships, sex, gender, sexuality, and how it breeds the kind of trauma, abuse, and the toxicity to which we’ve all been subjected.

BLEEPED OUT: WHAT THE BLEEPING BLEEP IS THIS BLEEPING EPISODE ABLEEPINGBOUT!? (E57)

A pro-cursing professional deconstruction on profanity.  A history of some of our favorite words, slurs, and desensitizing dehumanization of others.  Some will watch this to learn new ways to be horrible.  I’m hoping most will watch this to learn, period.  

Raiders of the Lost Art: Clinton Killed the Radio Star (E58)

In this episode, I discuss terrestrial radio, the last bastion of hope for informing rural America, and how pro-corporate leaders like Ronald Reagan, specifically Bill Clinton, and his successor, George W. Bush, decimated the media industry in America. You’ll learn more about my experience in the industry and how many of us saw the writing on the wall years ago that terrestrial radio was Blockbustering itself in a world of rapidly rising technology and alternate entertainment options. You’ll learn how radio basically watered down the only thing that set it apart, paving the way for what we have today – chaos.

Murder, Inc.: My Speech to Capitol Hill on Gun Violence (The Director's Cut) (E59)

In 2022, I was asked to speak before Capitol Hill about my experience with gun violence.  My speech was limited in time.  This is the full version of that speech, unedited, along with some context and history behind the 2nd Amendment and the National Rifle Association. 

Viva Y'all's Resistance: The Long-Lost State of Franklin (E60)

As America was tearing itself apart over whether Africans were human beings or not, one lone American dot stood tall against the Confederacy – surrounded by all fronts by terrorists, traitors, and murderers, The Sovereign State of Franklin declared itself independent from the South, taking the stand few were brave enough to take.  In this episode I am deconstructing the history behind that decision, what it meant, and how we can learn from that as America heads into our next civil division.  

COUP! COUP! Catch You! (E61)

The untold history of the 1930’s Corporate Fascist attempted overthrow of the United States government in opposition to FDR’s presidency and his New Deal policies.  

Feary Tales and Fever Dreams Part 1 (E61)

Deconstructing the myths, legends, and tall tales we make up and then pass along to our children – traumatizing them in ways we can’t begin to imagine!  We gaslight them and warp their reality with lies and manipulations based on fairy tales.  I’m not talking about religion so much as the other fairy tales, myths, and legends of make-believe we’re raised on.  From Santa to Satan and everything in between, we’re grooming our children for mental illness.  

Feary Tales and Fever Dreams Part 2: The Jesus Clause (E62)

What happens when entitlement meets unconditional love and forgiveness?  Continuing with deconstructing the myths, legends, and tall tales we make up and then pass along to our children, this episode explores the similarities and differences between the characters of Jesus Christ and Santa Claus, the real people behind the characters, the mythos and cultural impacts.  We will also discuss why these two characters cannot coexist without greater consequences.  

Feary Tales and Fever Dreams Part 3: A Tale of Torched Trousers (E63)

An examination of the psychological consequences for lying to our children about things like Easter Bunnies, Tooth Fairies, and the many myths we insist are real.  What do these lies do for our personal integrity?  When our entire childhoods are built on ‘little white lies’?  What do we REALLY learn?  Is there a bond of trust broken with our authority figures?  Does learning the truth develop cynicism?  

Let Us Prey: Faith Corrupted By Capitalism (E64)

How religion and religious people came to be normalized in our society, rather than the bizarre outlier of social behaviors that it should be.  In this episode, I take a look at how religion, specifically American evangelicult nationalism, got the main stage in America.  

From Go Tell It On The Mountain to Televangelism, I’m uncovering the corruption at the core of modern American Christianity.  

Jumping the Shark: BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! (E65)

A deep-dive Deconstruction of taking things too far with religion, consumerism, Capitalism, and more.  The exploitation of hope, preying on fears, paranoia, and fostering this sense of unnecessary urgency – creating a psychological anxiety and trauma in our culture we’ve yet to measure.  

Televangelism, Multi-Level Marketing, Infomercials, and more!

Crossing the Streams: How America Became Afraid of Ghosts (E66)

Deconstructing religion’s influence in American politics, devolving our society into a nationalism teetering toward fascism.  

The Age of Patriarchal Purity Culture and Consent (E67)

The conversation we’re ALL afraid to have.  This is about how we’ve ALL been groomed with our standards lowered and the wrong aspects of sexuality normalized while healthy aspects are silenced.  This episode is about America’s bizarre obsession with youth and sexuality and how it’s been fed to us at every turn.  

Facts Over Feelings, Please (E68)

How American culture has taken a metaphorical jackhammer to our metaphorical emotional clitori, constantly flicking and swirling around our most sensitive of zones.  We are constantly triggered because we’re constantly drilling into our emotional core, tapping into the most powerful ore without the necessary training or understanding of how to control it. 

This is a story of H. Ross Perot, The Tea Party, The Occupy Movement, and the related events that led to our current state of division.  

Eww, Gene! Ick!: The Gross Truth of America's Quest for Perfection (E69)

This is the story of America’s eugenics program and why history tells the tale of Hitler’s dark desire for the perfect race, but glosses over America’s own quest for perfection.

Cracking Up and Cracking Out of Conservative Corporate Culture (E70-74)

This is the story all about how my life got flip-turned upside down by narcissists and abusers.  This is the story of me trying to navigate corporate “working for the man” culture while struggling to maintain my sanity.  I’m deconstucting what made me lose my mind, up in here, up in here, and analyzing all the abuse I suffered and doled out.  

White Noise (E75-79)

A history of whiteness and what it hath wrought.  

We Are the Terrorists (E80)

A pragmatic perspective on patriotism.

The Manifesto (E81)

What have we learned so far and how can we put it into action?