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ongoing conversation between lam nguyen & chad hall . veering from highbrow pretension to lowbrow weirdness . exploring possibilities . personal obsessions . sci-fi . literature . comics . politics . paranormal . philosophy . sad songs . bad jokes . addictive tech . self-improvement . writing . talking . pondering . sparking new thoughts . kicking hornet’s nests . being wrong . forgetting facts . bucking trends

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    lam's new computer . dongletown . the promise of happy endings leads to dissatisfaction and anger . spotify's podcasting strategy . using devices as tools again . ambiguity . how people judge documentaries . what we really vote for . black & white . ansel adams . hollywood is a synthesis of humanity . finding your individual identity again . overloading on feedback . criticism vs reviews . dealing with sinful pasts

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    zombie mushrooms . rapey dolphins . the search for a unified human diet . food textures . why lord of the rings and the new star wars films are overrated . challenging the cinema audience . how tv cops continually break the law . nuance vs specificity . distrust of the government managing things . the short-sightedness of current health insurance plans . nuking social media . updates on dogs & daily journaling.

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    daily sanity checklist . lam's irrational fear of grey aliens . our nightly wind-down processes . touch of grey | grateful dead . dc universe . the solo movie/with spoilers . the hellier documentary series . online education subscriptions.

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    difficult circumstances . getting a dog . the seeming logic of suicide . learning to ask for help . blame vs responsibility . random thoughts that surface . mental check-ins . fighting intangible thoughts . the relationship of dogs and humans . the need for redemptive qualities . the "space is fake" movement . a post-truth world . the need for consequence . what will become of society when virtual reality becomes reality . child actors

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    exercising with beta blockers . diet . anxiety . past lives . the collective unconscious . mind-to-mind communication . the next stage of human evolution . the kardashev scale . the Fermi paradox . adjusting our mental perception to someone's gender transition . the fiction of reverse-racism . rapidly going wireless . missing the 80's . technological excess . content overload

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    our resolutions . cruise ships . science denial on the right and the left . gender perceptions . my space . working on the holy fool website . pajamas . natural disasters . the grand patreon exodus . feeling like a phony . the need for silence . finding sober social time . tarot for self-awareness . letting go . change . isolation

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    aging . daily blogging . the wrong way to journal . linguists while editing audio . concussive brain injuries . x-mas movies . watching things while high . cartoons . synchronicities . patrick stewart . concussive brain injuries . the observing self . heart palpitations . societal stability

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    premium content . podcasting . the honesty of premium content . netflix paying $100m for friends . cultural appropriation . the ridiculousness of micro-aggressions . the value of discomfort . voting to affirm your identity . detrimental phone habits . voting to affirm your identity . the energy of eightie’s films . over-polished mass media . avant-garde film and vhs culture . the loss of subculture . the fragmented future of streaming tv . taking re-hashed advice

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    rebellion . synchronicity . blogging . chess . memorizing literature . shakespeare . self-assuredness . chess . bullet journaling . occam’s razor . political centrism . predictive algorhithms . physical vs internet research . reverse engineering . self-assuredness in art . balancing the old with the new

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    the lost art of listening . using questions as attacks . being alone with your thoughts . need vs. obsession for narrative . thor’s arc . making headspace . expanding thoughts . the weight of podcast editing . expanding when there’s no time left . how the seasons effect us creatively . grit despite lack of support . why it’s easy for creators to give up . why creators can become bitter . pivoting and the courage to change . how changing too much effects your audience . the lindberg baby . male self-examination . the difficulties of getting patrons . character arcs in the marvel cinematic universe . death vs suffering

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