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Today's episode is the continuation of my discussion with Craig on the topic of #Pizzagate. The first half of this discussion was back in episode #32, so check that out first. This is an uncomfortable theory and topic and some of the content can get graphic in nature, so if you're a decent parent, you may want to listen to this one without the kids, just fair warning. 

At the end of the episode is the first segment with our new Bigfoot Correspondent and show supporter, Tyler Mills. So definitely stick around to the end for that. Enjoy. 

 

Let's get weird. 

 

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On today's episode I had the great pleasure of chatting with podcaster, artist, and esoteric hip hop artist TruthSeekah about third eye awakening spirituality within Christianity and a whole bunch of other things that I previously knew borderline nothing about. Some may say he's crazy, some may say he's a shill of the devil,... I say he's a really nice guy with a lot of knowledge, but don't take my word for it. Decide for yourself on today's episode of The System is Down: Opening the Third Eye to Find Jesus. 

Let's get weird. 

 

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Welcome back to the 2017 Downie Awards! Today's episode is the grand finale of a two parter where Craig, Nathan, and I have a round-table discussion about our favorite bits of entertainment from this year. It's a fun little departure from our usual discomfort for those of you who still find the time to tune in during the holiday season. Will your favorite, movies, shows, albums, and podcasts make our tops lists? Find out now on The 2017 Downie Awards! 

 

Let's get weird. 

 

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Welcome to the 2017 Downie Awards! Today's episode is the first of a two parter where Craig, Nathan, and I have a round-table discussion about our favorite bits of entertainment from this year. It's a fun little departure from our usual discomfort for those of you who still find the time to tune in during the holiday season. Will your favorite, movies, shows, albums, and podcasts make our tops lists? Find out now on The 2017 Downie Awards! 

 

Let's get weird. 

 

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Sometimes, I just like picking the brains of people who have different spiritual beliefs than I and getting to know more about what they think, how their faith works, and why they came to their current conclusions in life. So, today's episode is a conversation with former Lutheran, current Catholic and good friend of mine, Jon Schweppe. I never expect any human to have all the answers and I'm never on the attack in these chats, it's just a civil fact finding conversation that, I think we need more of in the world. So, if you disagree on points, or you think either or both of us is wrong, that's totally fine. You're a human, so you're probably wrong too. Let's get weird. 

 

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On today's episode we break our typical uncomfortable chats format to celebrate the greatest film franchise in human history, Star Wars. I invited five fellow Star Wars fanatics on to have a big round table discussion about all things Star Wars, as this weekend is the release of the latest installment, Episode 8, The Last Jedi. In addition to this nearly two hour long discussion, we also recorded a bonus hour where we argued The Force Awakens vs Rogue One. The bonus episode got heated and even more entertaining, so don't miss that. For access to the bonus hour and all of our large weekly updated backlog of bonus content, you can join The Downers Club for as little as $1 per month, help support the show, and be a part of something really fun by going to http://tsidpod.com/support. However, there's so much here to get into that you should really stop wasting your time reading and start listening to the FIRST EVER TSID STAR WARS CELEBRATION! Enjoy.

 

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Today's episode is the first of a two-part discussion where Craig and I dig into the horrifying details and evidence on Pizzagate. If you're not familiar with the Pizzagate theory / scandal, it's much less harmless than the name might make you think. From strange coded emails between DC's elite officials, to a plethora of disturbing artwork, to endless accusations tying John and Tony Podesta, Hillary clinton and many more people of power to an alleged ring of child sex slavery, this theory is a far cry from an innocent pizza party... All that and much more on today's uncomfortable discussion "#Pizzagate is Less About Pizza and More About Pedophilia Pt. 1".

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Well downers, it's a busy holiday week and where some podcasters might leave you high and dry with no content to help you weather the chaos, I am here faithfully to provide the much needed distraction. Today's episode is another Questions and Danswers, where I offer you all the opportunity to ask me anything in The System is Down Forum. You come up with your most asinine questions and I attempt to answer them all in the most interesting, honest, and entertaining ways possible. For all you new listeners who have just now stumbled upon the show, this is far from the regular format, so please go check out the back log and stick around for next weeks back-to-form uncomfortable discussion and to the rest of you faithful downers,.... let's get weird!

 

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Today's episode is the continuation of the discussion between Keaton, JB, Craig, and I about the illustrious Alex Jones. Part 1 of this conversation was way back in episode 16, which you can and probably should listen to first (link below). Love him or hate him, Alex Jones is an enigma and the leading voice in the world of conspiracies. Is he legit? Is it all an act? Or is he maybe character made up by a certain late comedian? All that and more on today's uncomfortable conversations. 

Let's get weird.

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I've had a few people recently request that we do more discussions on religious and theological topics, which I'm all for. I always love to get you guys' feedback on what you want to hear from the show. 

So, for today's episode, I invited my own pastor, Lee Bezotte, on to chat about some uncomfortable topics that some people might have a hard time asking their pastor, questions that I wouldn't have necessarily felt comfortable asking some of the pastors I've had in the past, and questions that I feel like a lot of people contemplate. Lee was very generous to give me his time and his thoughts and I greatly appreciate his humble ability to avoid pretending like he has all the answers, as some pastors are prone to doing. 

If you guys enjoy this conversation, let me know, and maybe I'll look for other willing participants in church leadership to jump into the "Pastor Grilling" hot seat in the future. 

Let's get weird.

 

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