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Conspiracies, Politics, and Religion: Questioning Everything and Staying Uncomfortable

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The Christian entertainment industry is a strange beast. Is it a ministry, is it a business, is it just preaching to the choir, is it a fast pass to moderate monetary success?

To answer some of these questions I went to someone who has been a personal creative influence of mine for almost half of my life and who has been (not entirely intentionally) a part of the Christian entertainment biz that whole time, Toby Morrell of Emery and Bad Christian.

It was a really fun and chill conversation and, where 16 year old Dan would have fan-boy’d out over this guy, 30 year old Dan just appreciates the honor of chatting with a childhood hero and getting to pick his brain a bit on the current state of things.

Toby and the Bad Christian guys also have a documentary in the works titled, What Would Jesus Sell that will inevitably dig into a lot of the topics that we covered in this conversation. For more information on that, Toby’s bands, his podcasts and everything else, just check out the links below.

Alright… let’s get weird.

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TSID is here to prove otherwise. The person you disagree with is not your enemy. They’re just someone who thinks that they too know what’s best. If anything, the person who tells you that the person you disagree with is your enemy, is in fact, your enemy. Don’t listen.

Way back in episodes 19 and 20 I did an experiment in having a Republican, a Democrat, and a Libertarian on to discuss some hot-button issues. Nobody got triggered, nobody called names or yelled, they just had a reasonable rational discussion about disagreements. Why does that sound so foreign these days?

Those episodes got some great feedback and it was fantastic to hear three rational sides of each opinion, so I’ve decided to do more of these. We’re calling them TriPartisan Triggering. We plan to do many more in the future and this is the first official. So sit forward, don’t relax, and enjoy a real life conversation between humans that disagree. Let’s get weird.

 

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Anarchy! It’s defined by riots, chaos, and Hot Topic fashion, right? Wrong!

On today’s episode I had an extremely fun and laid back conversation with anarchist podcaster, Rodger Paxton (of Pax Libertas Productions) about the true definition of “anarchy”. I had a great time picking his brain on the extents and functionality and what exactly a truly anarchist utopia would look like.

This one is certain to be an enjoyably challenging jimmy rustling topic for many to wrap their brains around, but that’s what we’re all about here on The System is Down. So sit forward, don’t relax and let’s get weird!

 

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Today’s episode is the conclusion of our series on Waco. Last week’s episode was my conversation with Gary Noesner who was the FBI negotiator on the case, so if you missed that, you definitely need to go check it out. On this episode, I had the absolute pleasure of getting the other side of the story from Branch Dividian and one of the few Waco survivors, David Thibodeau.

25 years ago today, David was right in the middle of this mess knowing that any day he could be shot and killed essentially for his beliefs. Thankfully, he made it out and I am honored to be able to get to speak with him and help share his story.

 

David Thibodeaus Book:https://www.amazon.com/Place-Called-Waco-Survivors-Story/dp/1891620428

Waco the Miniseries: http://www.paramountnetwork.com/shows/waco

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Ok weirdos, here's a little bonus episode for you. If you're already a member of The Downers Club, you know that we do movie and TV reviews called Rotten Potatoes. This long overdue round table discussion about The Last Jedi, ended up going for much longer than intended (as Star Wars discussions always do), so I decided to give the first half of the conversation to you for free, so you can get a feel for some of what goes on in The Downers Club. If you would like to hear the second hour and get all of our plethora of backlog episodes, you can do so by supporting the show and signing up for The Downers Club today at tsidpod.com/support.

We're also doing a drawing for a giveaway of The Last Jedi on DVD. All the info on how to sign up for your chance to win that is laied out in the intro to the show.

Enjoy... and may the Force be with you.

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There are many sides to every story, so just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, you better keep digging.

We’ve talked about and speculated the Waco incident at length recently here on The System is Down (Episodes 40 &43) but our research and speculation is only as good as our sources and presentation and we thankfully weren’t present during this tragedy. So, I went directly to the sources to get the facts from people who were major players in this case.

Today’s episode is my discussion with Gary Noesner, who was the FBI negotiator assigned to the Waco case. Gary’s job was to use words rather than force to try to settle the standoff as peacefully as possible. Today you’ll here about his efforts and his opinions on what exactly happened at Waco 25 years ago, from the perspective of the FBI.

We also discussed his involvement in the new Waco dramatization miniseries on the Paramount Network. You’ll get a little behind the scenes look on how that series came to life and played out and what Gary’s thoughts are on the final product. So strap in and enjoy my conversation with Gary Noesner.

Also, stay tuned for next week’s episode where Waco survivor, David Thibodeau weighs in and gives his side of the story, first thing on Monday. You don’t want to miss it!

 

Gary Noesner: http://garynoesner.com

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Alright! We're doing it! We're gonna talk about Flat Earth again because I know you guys secretly love it deep down, even though you pretend like it makes you seethe with anger. I personally find this theory to be a lot of fun and at the very least, a fascinating thought experiment. I'm still not 100% convinced, but there really is some compelling stuff behind this theory. So just calm down. 

On today's episode, I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with public speaker, documentarian, and founder of the International Flat Earth Conference, Robbie Davidson. Robbie shares his background with the theory, what sparked his interest, why he thinks it's important and so so much more. We covered a lot of (flat) ground on not a lot of time, so buckle up and let's get weird! 


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When most people hear the name Bill Clinton, they tend to have this picture in their heads of a suave southern charm funny guy who you feel like you could have a beer with and who just happened to receive the world's most famous oral satisfaction, right? Well, on today's episode you will hear Juanita Broaddrick's story of her much more sinister experience with the Clintons and how she felt watching the man who raped her, become President of the United States of America.

Question Everything and Stay Uncomfortable

Juanita Broaddrick http://juanitabroaddrick.com 

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Our country seems to be under the impression that people who have made bad choices are lesser humans; that if you’ve committed a crime on any level, you should be branded for life… That is, of course, until you listen to their stories and hear their humanity.

On today’s episode, I had the pleasure of chatting with John Odermatt, host of Felony Friday, which is part of the Lions of Liberty Podcast. John spends much of his time talking with felons, sharing their stories, and exposing the problems in our broken criminal justice system.

In this discussion we primarily covered two very controversial topics that everyone online is currently shouting about: Drugs and Guns. Enjoy.

 

Question Everything and Stay Uncomfortable!

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Why are atrocities in our history so easy to overlook? When did we get so calloused and un-empathetic? It’s as though we look at our country’s history as if it’s a work of fiction. If we honestly didn’t, I would imagine we would look at a case like Waco with much more concern and discomfort. Regardless of who you think is at fault, men, women, and children were slaughtered or burned alive. If there’s even the slightest chance that our government was responsible for any part of this, we need to realize that that criminal government is the same government we serve today. Are you ok with that?

Today’s episode is the continuation of our Waco discussion that began back in episode 40. We jump straight back into the middle of the conversation, so if you missed part one, you should definitely start there to get caught up. This topic is an important one, so share the show with a friend, open up the conversation and help spread the word.

Question Everything and Stay Uncomfortable!

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