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Aug 9, 2018

David and Eugene have a genuine debate over whether Mission Impossible: Fallout was one of the best Mission Impossible movies EVER or fell short of a truly great M:I movie. David talks about an important change to Ethan Hunt’s character that made him brilliantly Tom Cruisey, while Eugene discusses his own real life experience flying a helicopter (!). PLUS we spend a few bonus minutes debating the very polarizing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Warning: SPOILERS! And thanks for listening!

MI6 behind the scenes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzhb3Su8TAE

Music:

Fallout – Lorne Balfe

Mission: Accomplished – Lorne Balfe

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“This is a bad idea.”

“Is it ever a good one, honestly?”

Jul 26, 2018
Many people say The Incredibles is one of their favorite Pixar movies — and deservedly so. But in today’s conversation, David talks about some structural issues he found deeply problematic about The Incredibles franchise, while Eugene plays devil’s advocate and responds in kind. NOTE: While this isn’t a normal movie review, be warned that there are a few spoilers in this episode. Thanks for listening! 
 
Music:
Consider Yourselves Undermined! - Michael Giacchino
The Glory Days (a cappella) - Michael Giacchino  
 
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“We were Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Christian. We were brown and yellow. But we didn’t mind that our role models were all white. We were Spider-Man. We were Batman. We were Superman. We were Captain America. We were always, happily, obliviously, super.” - Umapagan Ampikaipakan, https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/26/opinion/that-oxymoron-the-asian-comic-superhero.html
 
“I feel pretty good calling Umapagan’s Ampikaipakan’s recent New York Times op-ed a bunch of hogwash.” - Nancy Bulalacao, https://hyperallergic.com/266260/its-a-bird-its-a-plane-its-another-white-superhero/
Jul 10, 2018

Who are you? In today’s episode, Eugene and I plumb the depths of our upbringing to talk about our childhoods, our values, and our attitudes toward race, religion, and politics. Eugene reveals what happened when he played “the line game” as a resident advisor in-training at Michigan, and I talk about why I consider myself the “black sheep” of the family, at least when it comes to my faith.

Thanks again to my podcasting partner Eugene Chang. And thank you for listening!

Music:
FREDJI - Happy Life
GFRIEND - Time for the Moon Night (instrumental)

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"And this is the part where you find out who you are.” - The Maine

Jun 28, 2018

Your smartphone is your constant companion. Your connection to the world. An extension of you. But is your smartphone REALLY bad for you? In this episode, Eugene Chang and I talk about how we use our iPhone and Android devices respectively, and discuss whether this is a good or bad thing. Eugene talks about some apps that have been especially useful for him as a techy, and I describe (and attempt to defend) the Rube Goldberg like contortions I make to "stick it to big telecom."

This is the first of what hopefully will be a series of “conversations with my brother” about topics we think are interesting and relevant in our modern age. Thanks for listening!

Music:

Oshóva - Summer's Tides

Flamingosis – She Loved Me 

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“We are made of the same stardust of which all things are made, and when we are immersed in suffering or when we are experiencing intense joy we are being nothing other than what we can’t help but be: a part of our world.” – Carlo Rovelli

Jun 11, 2018

Is the Star Wars cinematic universe in trouble? Jennifer, Rob, and Eugene come back to discuss and review Solo: A Star Wars Story. We talk about what went right, what went very wrong, our reactions to spoilers, and what the future holds for the SW franchise.

Thanks for listening!

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"Everything you heard about me is true." - Lando Calrissian

Mar 7, 2018

The Power and Perils of GRIT.

How to become more gritty, how to teach your children grit, and why you need to think about grit in a completely different way. 

References:

Jess Lee: "Partner at Sequoia Capital and Former CEO" | Talks at Google: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwjZHFMdgLk

Angela Duckworth, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”: https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-book/

Kieran Setiya, “Midlife: A Philosophical Guide”: http://www.ksetiya.net/midlife.html

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Jan 22, 2018

A brief afterword to close out the K-pop series, and some personal reflections for 2018. Thanks for listening and Happy New Year! :)

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Jan 3, 2018

I’m usually not an aggressive self-promoter, but having listened to several reviews of the latest Star Wars movie, I believe our podcast offers one of the richest, most engaging discussions you’ll find of this film. And that’s due to my remarkable friends Jennifer, Rob, and Eugene, who joined me in a no holds barred review of the film. We talk about what we loved about The Last Jedi, what troubled us, Jennifer’s theory of what may happen in Episode 9 (hint: rise up!), and much more. This was one of my favorite episodes of the year and I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for listening!

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“At the premiere, there were cameras everywhere and people saying my name. First of all, they knew my name, which is very different for me. And then I saw this girl who was dressed as Rose and I just lost it.” – Kelly Marie Tran

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