In this episode, the boys talk about mindfulness, meditation, the apps trying to sell you on it and rumination. Oh, and chicken. They also talk about chicken.
Internet girls that like the same things you do. Where you go after Douglas Adams and The Simpsons. Swords, dragons and gods. A strong distaste for high fantasy garbage. How fiction gives us a better understanding of reality. Losing your favorite author and personal guru. The eleven lives you live. All the books you love that you’ve yet to read.
In this episode, the boys talk about Terry Pratchett, as a very drunk Ryan tells Joey what to read next.
Joey’s been stuck reading about the Industrial Revolution, which means that Ryan has to regale him with tales of eternal life, the universe and everything.
0:50 – Montreal, the city that always amazes Joey
1:37 – Kindle talk
6:45 – David Copperfield found the Fountain of Youth in his pants
11:45 – Ray Kurzweil, the guy who takes a lot of fucking vitamins
14:06 – Find what’s fascinating, and follow that
15:37 – Cryonics: not just for vegetables
18:08 – Who doesn’t love a hypothetical coupon?
20:08 – We are not your men of tomorrow
21:02 – That moment when you start to cry about the Spanish Inquisition while pooping
22:46 – Fear is only a good thing when you’re dealing with panthers
23:54 – The point in the conversation where Joey has to reference Kevin Smith
24:47 – The Science of Immortality
26:14 – Your life, as a book
27:13 – This closing still left Joey depressed
Talking about spirituality always makes us sound like a bunch of dicks, so here’s a whole episode about tarot cards, positive thinking, horoscopes and other witchcraft we totally don’t mind you enjoying.
Ryan didn’t remember what we talked about, so here’s a few quotes from the show:
“That word is tarot! Like carrot! That’s what it fucking said!” “You Americans and your shitty educations!”
Apparently, I’m an uneducated American because “I didn’t go to Hogwarts.” #themoreyouknow
“I am the master of funk!”
And to sum it up: We go from tarot to meditation, but ultimately, the theme is “do what makes you happy as long as it ain’t hurtin’ anybody.”
Ryan explains his experience with an isolation tank while Joey pelts him with questions about music, spirituality and hallucinations.