Episode — Perception Pt. 2
Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:01 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:36 AM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:38 AM
2. As you can tell from #1 above, I am religious (Greek Orthodox) but I am not offended by discussions of atheism or even the "preaching of atheism". I thought Aaron did a good job as, seemingly, the only religious person in the room. That is not easy.
3. Kyle's mother is a GEM! She tipped us all to Kyle's new character "Greg". Can't wait for that! I apologize to Kyle that when she said, jokingly, that she was not wearing anything, my mind immediately imagined it. I am ashamed.
4. "Shame Hut" is my new favorite song. Followed by "Abortion Hut (No Baby)" and "Memory Hut". I am waiting for a Swamp Rock version of "Shame Hut". Kyle is so funny!
5. Perception is an amazing topic, especially as it relates to humor. Myq Kaplan is a great comic and had some interesting mushroom insights.
I am jealous of Myq because his episode was extended to a two-parter! Maybe I'll get asked back for another shot at an environmental topic (HINT, HINT)
Well, that's been comment.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:00 AM
I disagree; Aaron doesn't really force his opinion out there, but he is the only person of "faith" in the pod and is, fairly or unfairly, looked to to provide that perspective. While I identify with the rest of the pod from a theological perspective, I appreciate having someone there to correct misconceptions or offer how __________ is reconcilable with those that are "believers". It is possibly unfortunate that Mormonism is as "unique" and nuanced as it is compared to plain-vanilla Christianity, but I think that adds to the possible comedic value. Also, (no offense if you're reading this, Aaron) he doesn't do that great of a job articulating really large theological ideas, which I find amusing and benign rather than "proselytizing".
Plus, that was a great Son-in-Law pull.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:30 AM
That's been (another) comment.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:07 AM
I will also defend Aaron. Despite the fact that I side more with the athiest side of the arguement, I feel like the others (specifically David) often attack his beliefs and draw him into these discussions. The religion topic gets brought up a bit more than I would like, but I don't blame Aaron as he's usually just defending his beliefs from attack, and he always does so without attacking back. I would have thought this was another Religion episode rather than Perception.
Still, great show as always.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:22 AM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:49 AM
oh, and here's a link to their profile on The Fistula Foundation
Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:15 PM
The simplistic view of religion held by the blastronauts names not ending in -aron really does a disservice to the subject. Constant references to creationism and biblical literalism just so how little understanding of religions (and science, evolution, cosmology) they possess. The premise of the podcast has a huge umbrella, if the hosts would reach out to experts beyond those they personally have met it could really explode. The humor lightens the mood of serious discussion and keeps anyone from getting too caught up in their pov. Its a great mix yet to be realized. The crew could easily reach out to local experts in the major religions and im sure they would be accommodating. It is recorded in one of the largest most cosmopolitan cities in the world. No offense but someone who took some classes in college does not make them an authority even if they happen to be funny comedians/comediennes.
Self described you are a podcast on philosophy, theology, and science; however you have had maybe a total of two episodes about theology of 50 and thats stretching it to include "enlightenment" and "afterlife" which aren't strictly theological.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:00 PM
The topic of religion, then, definitely comes into play since often it shapes and molds our experience and perceptions of what is and is not acceptable, good or bad/evil, etc. I enjoy hearing what other people have to say about religion since I have limited knowledge of other religious practices and beliefs-I'm from Nebraska, I mean, c'mon. I think it's good to clarify misconceptions and speak openly and learn from one another about religion. Certainly, some religious dogmas, parables, doctrine, etc. seem absurd and we wonder why people would claim, as truth, something that seems so obviously irrational and illogical. But there must be something to be gained from someone else's interpretation/experiences otherwise, why partake in the podcast (the dialectic) at all?!
Tig, Kyle, David, and Aaron, Thanks for making me look like a fool with a big smile on my face as I listen to PB on my headphones. Whether I'm riding my bike or driving along the highway, I'm always hyper-aware that I likely look ridiculous to oncoming traffic but that doesn't stop me from enjoying the best podcast out there!
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:55 PM
1) Aaron is awesome.
2) Shame shack is awesome.
3) Kyle wearing a Blastoff t-shirt in the photo this week is awesome.
4) The idea of expanding to have even more experts in and more varied topics is awesome.
5) Tig being gone. So not awesome.
Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:55 AM
Yeah, I def noticed that Aaron is chiming in a lot more without the strong hand of Tig to keep him in check - I kid, I love Aaron, he does an ah-mah-zing job picking clips, seriously, I like his clips.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:43 AM
Amazing show guys (and no girls)!