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Welcome to the new Cult Talk Net podcast feed. If you enjoy our shows Cult of Campbell, Cult Talks: Conspiracy!, and Cult of Lore, you're in the right place. While we'll continue sharing on YouTube.com/Culttalknet, here you'll find content that was once exclusive to our channel. Plus, don't miss our month-long Halloween special: Cultober. Whether you've followed us for years or are tuning in for the first time, we aim to provide engaging and entertaining content.
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Follow the journey of Actor Writer Producer (Frank Faucette) as he travels thru the Entertainment Industry, and learns life's lessons along the way. Entertainment and advice. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/faucettemedia/support
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Bit Man and Crypto Chick give quick daily info on BTC - Bitcoin, ETH- Ethereum, and LTC - Litecoin from GDAX. Wondering why your Coinbase balance is up or down? This is the flash briefing for you. Learn about new ICOs, Breaking news, and other cryptocurrency altcoins such as: BCH - Bitcoin Cash, MIOTA - IOTA, XRP - Ripple, DASH, BTG - Bitcoin Gold, XMR - Monero, XEM-NEM, ADA, Cardano, NEO, EOS, BCC, OMG - OmiseGo, XEC, ZEC - Zcash, USDT - Tether, STEEM, REP - Augur, KMD - Komodo and the love ...
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Support the Show. Welcome to the extended world of Cultober! Embrace a year-round celebration with #JoinTheTalk for Cultober and the new home of Cult Talk Net special events. Explore exclusive holiday specials, bonus content, and never-before-heard throwback episodes now available in podcast form. Discover more, discuss more, and experience more as…
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Are the new GPTs - Generative Pre-trained Transformers - powering the current wave of AI tools actually the emergence of a new GPT - General Purpose Technology - that we will soon find embedded into every aspect of our lives? Earlier examples of GPTs include tech like steam power, electricity, radio, and computing, all tech that is foundational to …
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Support the Show. Welcome to the extended world of Cultober! Embrace a year-round celebration with #JoinTheTalk for Cultober and the new home of Cult Talk Net special events. Explore exclusive holiday specials, bonus content, and never-before-heard throwback episodes now available in podcast form. Discover more, discuss more, and experience more as…
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With the release of Dune part 2 in cinemas, we return to Appendix W with a look at Frank Herbert's original novel from 1965. Dune has had a massive influence on the Warhammer 40000 universe in many ways, especially when looking at the original release of the Rogue Trader game in 1987, in everything from the weapons and wargear, to space travel and …
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Why does it always come down to a Butlerian Jihad, a War on Robots, when we imagine a future for humanity. Why does nearly every science fiction series, including Star Wars, Star Trek, Warhammer 40K, Doctor Who, The Matrix, Terminator and Dune have a conflict with a machinic form of life? With Dune 2 in theatres this weekend, we take a look at the …
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How does your technology work? Do you have a deep understanding of the tech, or is it effectively a "black box"? And does this even matter? We do a deep dive into the history of the black box, how it's understood when it comes to science and technology, and what that means for AI-assisted science. Dr Implausible can be reached at drimplausible at i…
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Thrill us…err me…err you? Welcome back to Final Friday! Join us for the spine-chilling Halloween spirit that is going all year long as we revisit our second-ever review from the inaugural Cultober event of 2021. Enter an otherworldly alien invasion film like no other. Brace yourself for zombie teenagers, slugs, blood-soaked lawn tools, and the incr…
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The parable of the Old Man and the River tells us it isn't now deep the water is, but how swift the water flows when it comes to looking at pop culture. There's magic in how crystal clear those swift waters flow. Join us for a review of the theories underpining the value of studying pop culture for academic analysis, what that means for the future …
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Silicon Dreams are those glittering visions of mythic intensity that inspire the continued development of revolutionary technologies. Listen to this episode of the Implausipod to learn more about where they come from, and how the mythic imagination has been behind the development of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and other tech innovatio…
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Cultober began in 2021, our very first year of podcasting. We had originally envisioned it to include 13 reviews in 1 month around the 2 weekly podcasts running at the time. Once we realized the logistics, we scaled it back to 6 classics. Every Friday through October 2021, we release a special YouTube exclusive review, and what better way to kick t…
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Echanger - a French verb meaning to trade, to replace, or to swap, is a metaprocess of translation, that covers three main factors contributing to technological unemployment - automation, virtualization, and agentrification, the replacement of workers with generative AI tools. Join us for our introduction and overview of the concept of echanger, in…
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In our final episode on the 2023 Dr Who specials, we take a look at the 2023 Christmas Special and the introduction of the 15th Doctor as played by Ncuti Gatwa. We'll take a quick take at some of the larger themes of the show, and how it connects with the past and the (possible) future(s) of Dr Who. Dr Implausible can be reached at drimplausible@im…
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'Tis the enchanting season, and we're reviving the festive spirit with the Gift Exchange Apalooza! 🎁✨ Join the CTN crew in our annual tradition where we draw names at random, selecting movies for each other to watch and review. But here's the twist – it's up to the recipient to determine if the chosen movie deserves a rating of Naughty or Nice! 🎬🎅🎄…
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'Tis the enchanting season, and we're reviving the festive spirit with the Gift Exchange Apalooza! 🎁✨ Its a throwback to our first edition of the Gift Exchange Apalooza! Join the CTN crew in our annual tradition where we draw names at random, selecting movies for each other to watch and review. But here's the twist – it's up to the recipient to det…
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Join us for the final of our three episodes on the 2023 Season of Specials for Dr Who, with the return of familiar nemesis (both within the show and to yours truly as well) and the introduction of the 15th Doctor through an unique turn of events. We're joined by our guest Dr. Aiden Buckland to discuss this momentous episode. Dr. Buckland can be con…
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While I can't say I'm a sci-fi fan who hasn't scene Doctor Who any longer, my experience is still on the lower end of the scale, so we'll bring back our friend and guest Dr Aiden Buckland an academic and Dr Who fan to help guide us through some of the intricacies of the "Wild Blue Yonder", the second of the 2023 Dr Who Specials. You can contact our…
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We continue with part two of our three part look at The Sphere in Las Vegas, this time with a review of the film on the "screen", Darren Aronofsky's "Postcard From Earth". We look closer at whether the film can be separated from the theatre, and if Postcard, and the experience at the Sphere approaches what Andre Bazin called "Total Cinema"> Join us…
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In the first of episode of a two-parter, we visit The Sphere, in Las Vegas Nevada with a before and after personal reflection of my first encounter with the site, and how my expectations meshed with the reality of the experience. We ponder the site both inside and out, and whether The Sphere is the future of filmmaking, or if it is just a one-shot …
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Spreadable media is a theory of how media is distributed in online culture, but is the theory, originally proposed in 2013, still relevant in 2023 when everyone is trying to "go viral" online? We take a deep dive at the theory, and look at how at it's core it is really a question of value, and how competing ways of determining the value of a cultur…
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What does a sci-fi fan who's never seen Doctor Who think of their first exposure to a full episode of the series? Can you even be a sci-fi fan if you haven't? Well, we're about to find out. Welcome our guest, an academic and Dr Who fan Dr Aiden Buckland who helps guide yours truly Dr Implausible through some of the details of "The Star Beast". You …
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Welcome back, eerie enthusiasts! Gather 'round as the whole gang reunites for yet another delightfully spooky celebration in the spirit of Thanksgiving. This holiday season, delve into the 1993 sequel, "Addams Family Values," and learn the true essence of family with a dash of the macabre. #JoinTheTalk, join the festivities, and discover the eerie …
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Feast, we all got together to watch the holiday classic "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles" and to keep you company during your Turkey Day travels! John Candy and Steve Martin come together for a heartfelt comedy that spans the eastern part of 1980s America. #JoinTheTalk This was Cult Talk Net's Thanksgiving Special of 2022, we loved this movie so mu…
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In episode 18 of the Implausipod we return to Appendix W with a little known but pivotal short story for both science fiction generally and Warhammer 40000 specifically, and the creation of the Warp, and the daemons that dwell within: Cordwainer Smith's "The Game of Rat and Dragon" from 1955. Read along here: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/29614/2…
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We gladly feast on those who would subdue us. #JoinTheTalk as Cultober 3 reaches its thrilling crescendo, and we're going out with a bang! Join the entire Cult Talk Net crew – Mike, Ben, Bailey, Ty, Jerry, Eric, and Eursa – for our much-anticipated annual Halloween special featuring the 1991 classic, 'Addams Family.' Dive into the fun as we pit the…
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Suddenly, the day was gone; night came out from under each tree and spread. Captivated by the magic of 'The Halloween Tree' in its animated form, we couldn't resist delving into the depths of its origins this year. #JoinTheTalk and Immerse yourself in a journey of discovery with Cult Talk Net as Ty, Ben, Bailey, and Eric explore Ray Bradbury's fant…
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If you had asked me on October 15th, 2023, how to self describe myself, I might say I was a techno optimist. But on October 16th, Mark Andreesen, the founder of Netscape, released the Techno-optimist manifesto, and I can no longer say that I'm a techno optimist. In this episode we'll walk through the quick scan of the document, and the red flags th…
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It can't rain all the time… #JoinTheTalk as we plunge into a dark, rain-drenched narrative of retribution! Dive deep with Bailey, Mike, and Ty as they unravel the atmospheric brilliance of 'The Crow.' Witness Brandon Lee's iconic portrayal, where face paint and leather come alive under the moonlight this Cultober. Ready to soar through this evocati…
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Everybody be cool. YOU be cool...it's Cultober. #JoinTheTalk and venture south with Cult Talk Net as we embark on a thrilling journey into the heart of the '90s action-horror landscape! Mike, Bailey, and Eurs dissect the cult classic, "From Dusk Til Dawn." Experience George Clooney before he became the global superstar we know, alongside Salma Haye…
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Hey bud, ya ready to have some fun this Cultober?! #JoinTheTalk and step into a fantastical realm with Cult Talk Net! Bailey, Ty, and Mike guide you through the enchanting spaces beneath our beds where Maurice, the affable monster, resides in the '80s classic, 'Little Monsters.' Equip yourself with a bottle of apple juice and the unique pairing of …
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In Cultober, no one can hear you scream! Embark on a cosmic journey of suspense and horror with #JoinTheTalk! This Cultober, join Bailey, Ben, Essy, and Eric as they delve deep into the 1979 science fiction magnum opus, 'Alien.' While we've previously explored its sequel, now it's the turn of the legendary Xenomorph to emerge from the shadows and t…
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Humans… you're not worth the flesh you're printed on! Dive into the cinematic world where Billy Zane delivers an unforgettable performance that steals the spotlight for an exhilarating 90 minutes! This Cultober, #JoinTheTalk with Ben, Eric, Ty, and Mike as they revisit 'Demon Knight,' the pioneering feature film from the legendary horror TV show, '…
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Embrace the extraordinary with us this Cultober, as being normal is vastly overrated! Dive deep into the enchanting world of Halloweentown with Bailey, Ty, Jerry, Michael, and Eric on #JoinTheTalk. Harkening back to the golden era of Disney Channel original TV movies, Halloweentown stands out as an iconic masterpiece that rekindles your cherished 9…
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You talking about my boy, Jason? This Friday, the 13th, delve into a cinematic journey like no other on #JoinTheTalk. Join Bailey, Ty, Eric, and Ben as they traverse the legacy of the iconic hockey-masked slasher Jason Voorhees, whose chilling tales span across decades. From the chilling depths of Hell to the vastness of outer space, there's no cor…
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Prepare for a spine-tingling Cultober that's sure to crawl beneath your skin! Journey into the depths of the often overlooked mid-2000s straight-to-video realm as Ben, Eric, Eurs, and Ty unravel the mysteries of the compelling creature feature: 'Splinter' on #JoinTheTalk. Was it a government experiment that spiraled out of control? A baffling act o…
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Who ya gonna call? Someone else! Dive into the eerie vibes of the '90s with the legendary Christina Ricci and the unforgettable Bill Pullman! Relive the haunting charm of an era where spooky met endearing. This October, #JoinTheTalk with Mike, Ben, Eurs, and Bailey as we unearth the nuances of the PG cult classic centered around the beloved phantom…
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Reality is not what it used to be! #JoinTheTalk for our special one on one conversation with famed author Sutter Cane as he discusses his newest horror masterpiece “In The Mouth of Madness”. Ok not really. Ever since the first Cultober we have made it a point to include one entry from the unfathomable hall of fame career of the great John Carpenter…
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Killer Klowns, From Outer Space. Holy Shit! Popcorn. Cotton Candy. Interstellar invaders with a taste for the human race. Sounds like the quintessential Cultober, doesn't it? Join the cinematic rollercoaster with Cult Talk Net! #JoinTheTalk and witness as Ty persuades Bailey, Mike, and Ben to dive into one of his most cherished films. How will this…
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Oh, look. Another glorious Cultober. Makes me sick! #JoinTheTalk as we kick off our third annual Cultober event and what better way than the 1993 Halloween classic - Hocus Pocus!? From the bloody history of one of America’s darkest times; the Salem Witch trails comes a fun comedy for the whole family! The Sanderson Sisters have come to 90s to terro…
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EEE, or Embrace Extend Extinguish has been making the rounds again in 2023 as a number of silicon valley tech companies have been coming under the spotlight for their business practices, and some striking similarities are showing to a strategy outlined by Microsoft in an internal memo back in the 1990s. Everything old in tech is new again. Support …
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Prepare to have your spine-tingled and your funny bone tickled! We've got a bone-chilling treat for you…introducing Cultober + where the Halloween spirit never dies! #JOINTHETALK as we unleash our annual celebration of all things Halloween PLUS sink your fangs into bonus content and holiday specials that will keep you howling all year long! Ghouls …
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What happens when you're forcibly ejected from Virtual Reality? You may experience "dumpshock" - a bewildering disorientation from the rapid change in context, and you may experience something similar on the internet if you shift from an ad-saturated to an ad-free environment. Like a fish out of water, you have no anti-environment by which to under…
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Tiktok has a noise problem, and it's indicative of a larger issue ongoing within social media, that of "context collapse". But even context collapse is expanding outside its original context and evidence of it can be seen in the rise of generative AI tools, music and media, and the rise of the "Everything App". Starting with a baseline in informati…
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AI provides a refection of humanity back at us, through a screen, darkly. But that glass can provide different visions, depending on the viewpoint of the observer. Are the generative tools that we call AI a tool for advancement and emancipation, or will they be used to further a dystopic control society? Several current news stories give us the opp…
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Welcome to the Implausipod. This episode covers a number of short segments, starting with some thoughts on the WGA/SAG-AFTRA strike actions and what that means for Media Consumption (and commentary), as well as a dive into feedback and mail that the channel has received over the last year, addressing questions from the most important part of this s…
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What does the relationship between a 40 year old game console company, and ancient internet protocol, and American Online have to teach us about the current issues faced by new users to the Fediverse? Let's find out on this episode of the Implausipod. References: Deleuze, G., & Guattari, F. (1987). _A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia…
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What are "recursive publics" and "social imaginaries", how have they impacted the development of the modern internet, and what impact do they have on the state of the internet in 2023 with the implosion of Twitter, Reddit, and the rise of the Fediverse? Stay tuned as we take a 50000 foot view of the rise of the public sphere of geeks. References: A…
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Getting started with a brief rundown of an old article that details the rise of the Audience Commodity: Smythe (1977) "Communications: Blindspot of Western Marxism" we use that to explain the recent events of the internet of the last month or so, including the Twitter-pocalypse, the Reddit Meltdown, the rise of ChatGPT, and some general media theor…
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The Implausipod returns to cyberpunk with an look at the first two episodes of The Peripheral, the adaptation of the 2014 William Gibson novel that aired on Amazon Prime on October 21st, 2022. In this podcast episode, we take a look at the show about communication between two future dystopias, and provide some background behind the tech that appear…
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In episode 6 of the Implausipod we'll continue our exploration of Appendix W with one of the more direct inspirations for the Warhammer 40000 universe and the iconic space marines or Adeptus Astartes, with the appearance of the OG Mobile Infantry from Starship Troopers, with by Robert A. Heinlein in 1959! In it we discuss the origins of the militar…
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