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FGC Philosophy is about leveling up inside and outside the virtual arena. Learning from Fighting Games and the FGC as a whole we can grow together. As a competitive player, I strive to always improve and I want to share that knowledge with others. I also know that what you learn in one area of your life can be applied to other areas of life.
 
This show is focused on the history and myth of the Cradle of Civilization, bronze age Mesopotamia, beginning with the dawn of writing. The show will cover the full history of Mesopotamia, from Gilgamesh to Nabonidas, a span of some 2500 years, with myths of heroes and gods, and tales of daily life peppered throughout. New episodes every Wednesday. Online at oldeststories.net. I hang at a discord at https://discord.gg/q8XPnpg
 
The Eastern Daily Press’ King’s-Lynn based sports reporter Gavin Caney will be bringing you all the latest news and views from the west of the county in his new weekly West Norfolk Sports Podcast. Expect in-depth analysis on the exploits of the town’s football and speedway clubs as well as features away from The Walks and the Norfolk Arena. Special guests, quizzes and fan interaction are the name of the day. So get in touch and join in by e-mailing your questions, comments and observations t ...
 
Off-field explores the world of sport outside of the arena with the people that make it happen. Sports stars, dealmakers, brands, administrators and broadcasters share their stories and insights about marketing, endorsements and contracts, as well as leadership learnings, taking you behind the scenes in the business of sport and their careers. Off-Field is hosted and produced by PickStar's Andrew Montesi and James Begley. PickStar is the best place to book sports stars for any event, campaig ...
 
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Cancel culture is an ongoing topic that deserves discussion. Many people have thoughts and feelings on the topic, which brings me to my main topic. Rowan Atkins, the actor that plays Mr. Bean recently spoke up about his concerns about cancel culture. Thank you all for your support - Philocypher Original Article - https://www.insider.com/mr-bean-row…
 
Finishing up the Kumarbi Cycle with the biggest of monsters, the Song of Hedammu and the Song of Ullikummi are the two tales that see some actual character development, as Ea, god of wisdom, slowly moves out of Kumarbi's camp and is finally convinced to begin supporting Tessub as rightful king of heaven. A massive sea monster and a huge stone are o…
 
The Song of Lamma and the song of Silver, two further adventures in the Kumarbi cycle. Tessub may be the Hurrian king in heaven, but Kumarbi still wants to pull him down, and hatches scheme after scheme to defeat his usurper. Lamma is an obscure god, possibly a Lamassu, possibly the god Karhuhi, but he will be turned to Kumarbi's side and sent to b…
 
Today we begin the great epic of the Hurrians, the Kumarbi cycle, which in multiple fragmentary episodes discusses the multiple conflicts over kingship that the Hurrian gods have with each other. Focusing particularly on the battle between Tessub and Kumarbi, it draws in a number of gods from both native Hurrian as well as southern Mesopotamian and…
 
FGC Philosophy #69. The Social Dilemma We need to talk about the impact Social media has had on our lives. I also want to talk about the IMPORTANT topic of accountability. Accountability for one's own actions, and accountability for one's feelings. I've been seeing people say things such as “Twitter is trash, it brings out the awful in everyone mys…
 
This may be the late bronze age, but it is the golden age of chariot warfare. To a great degree, the power of the great kingdoms is all built upon chariot warfare, from the Maryannu elites of Mitanni to the heavy chariots of the Hittites, to the personal valor of the Egyptian pharoahs, to the flat plains of Kassite Babylon. What did war look like i…
 
FGC Philosophy #68. Storming The Capitol Building: Dangers of Bias Media pt.2 This episode has recorded about a week after the storming of the capitol building on January 6, 2021. Sumguy and I sit down and discuss various areas around this situation. In a way, this is a follow-up to our conversation about the dangers of Bias media. Lately, it seems…
 
Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke joins Matthew Pavlich to discuss his work in treating blindness and reducing type 2 diabetes. Dr Muecke, a proud South Australian, spent years working abroad across Africa to reduce the rates of treatable blindness and is now back home in Adelaide. Since becoming the 2020 Australian of the Year, Dr Muecke has …
 
The world of the Late Bronze Age is expanding, and today we introduce the two final players to the near east battleground. Egypt is probably familiar to many, though worth a bit of an introduction to see what exactly the Nile valley is doing to bring it into our story. Mitanni, however, and its people, the Hurrians, is quite a bit more obscure. Not…
 
The Hittites are not going to exceed the heights of king Mursili for a long, long time, if indeed they ever do. Today we are going to look at a dark century of decline, as the Kaskans and Hurrians press on the ever shrinking borders, and kings begin to off each other right and left in the capitol. We will look most extensively at Hantili and Telipi…
 
Part two of daily life in Anatolia under the Hittites continues where we left off last time. And also doesn't get as far as I had planned this time either, but it turns out that we just have a lot of great detail about how people lived in late bronze age anatolia. We discuss the law code, agriculture, the different types of slavery, and death in Hi…
 
The Dangers of Bias and Misinformation This topic is incredibly important. This episode only scratches the surface, but it's a start. Sumguy and I discuss the paradox of the two realities USA seems to be living in. You have one side taking this pandemic very seriously, and the other side that (on different levels) denies the seriousness of Covid-19…
 
Daily life for the average anatolian living under the Hittites was not all that terrible, and though much of it is poorly documented, there are still quite a bit we can say about how it may have looked to be an inhabitant of one of the many villages that dotted the valleys of Anatolia. These villages were often quite well organized, even if the hou…
 
Mursili I destroyed two empires, plundering Aleppo and Babylon, and ruled for thirty of the best years in Hittite history. His conquests would pave the way for the great battles of the late bronze age. And yet he is almost completely obscure, despite being the singular catalyst for everything that was to come. Today I want to focus in on a man who …
 
Hattusili I has already shown himself to be a cut above the Anatolian kings that have come before him, but like all the most ambitious of men he has set his sights far higher than just Greatest Anatolian King. Today he marches eastward to challenge the Syrian kingdom of Yamhad, where he will campaign for the rest of his life in an effort to outdo t…
 
A god is furious, and in his fury he has abandoned the people and the kingdom to suffer one catastrophe after another. Today we look at the myth, the ritual, and the theological understanding of why bad things happened and what to do about them, according to ancient Anatolian traditions that pre-date the Hittites themselves. Through looking at this…
 
On November 19th, tournament organization Big House made an announcement (links below) stating they will be unable to host their online tournament. This announcement sent ripples through the smash and FGC community as the conversations spread on Twitter. Nintendo sent a cease and desist to the tournament organizer. The reason giving was in part due…
 
The first king of the Hittites, Hattusili I, thought of himself as a conquering lion. Given his military record, this isn't a completely inappropriate boast. His accomplishments in establishing the Old Hittite Kingdom are far beyond the merely military, but this episode we are going to focus primarily on the parts of his career he was most proud of…
 
Cricketing legend Adam Gilchrist shares a fascinating insight into the commercial partnerships of an elite athlete. From his first 'deal' as a 12-year-old getting $185 worth of gear from Albion, to major brand ambassador roles over the past 10 years, Gilly explains how these commercial partnerships come together and what he finds important when cho…
 
This episode was inspired by a few questions and ideas. How do you know if our news source(s) are reliable? How do we dive down into our sources and know if we're being lied to? What news outlets can you trust? How do we find trustworthy sources of information? Questions the sources that you do trust How does misinformation affect censorship and ou…
 
The legendary, and partly mythological, rise of the Hittite kingdom out of the mess of the warring kingdoms of Anatolia is our subject today. Quite a few intertwined stories lead up to our first properly Hittite King, Hattusili I, and we will hear about famous figures such as the Queen of Kanesh, Anitta, and Labarna and the will stars align to allo…
 
Former Fremantle and St Kilda star Heath Black would sit in a cubicle before each AFL game he played. He'd dry retch because of the severe anxiety a game of football would induce. The mental games going on inside his head made him feel like he'd played a quarter before he walked down the race. Heath shares mental health stories from his playing day…
 
We begin our series on the Hittites by looking at what came before the Hittites. This episode is a survey of the geography, cultures, and history of Eastern Asia Minor prior to the arrival of the newest player on our stage, the Hittites. The Anatolians have been on the fringes of our story from the conquests of Sargon of Akkad to the trading coloni…
 
Trigger Warning: If you are not able to discuss or hear opinions that oppose your own please don't proceed. In this podcast, we'll be talking about political and racial issues from our perspectives. This episode (like all of my others) is intended to spark conversation and to get people to think outside their own paradigm. Some of these topics may …
 
Assyria is deep in a dark age following the fall of Babylon. Struggling to hold on and fighting over its identity, the Assyrians didn't appear to have a whole lot of time for writing stuff down. And so we are going to zoom through from 1740 to the mid 1400's BCE, some three hundred years or so, through some of the vaguest and poorly documented peri…
 
An interlude in our story. Today, a poem of passionate despair. With the collapse of Sumerian civilization in 2000 BCE, five great laments were written that would continue to be performed and recorded until the end of Mesopotamian civilization some fifteen hundred years later, and may well have survived for a time after that. This episode will be t…
 
Hey all, I've been struggling with the motivation to upload consistent podcast episodes for a while now. This lack of motivation and execution has led to some stress and frustration. This was added on top of the growing frustrations of living in a pandemic. I was starting to see myself as a failure in podcasting and other important areas of my life…
 
An interlude in our story. We pause today to read a story by HP Lovecraft, the Nameless City, which brings us back to how absolutely incredible it was when modern archaeologists re-discovered the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia. This is a work of fiction of course, meant to shock, amaze and horrify, but it is a fun little story as well as a ni…
 
In a sense, not much happens in this episode. Covering a bit over a century, the borders of Babylon are going to remain more or less stable for most of this episode, and the people are going to enjoy a century of generalized quiet prosperity. Covering the later successors of Hammurabi, Abi-Eshuh, Ammi-Ditana, Ammi-Saduqa, and Samsu-Ditana, we will …
 
Ubarum was just a man living in a small village in north Babylonia, one among possibly a few million. He was a soldier by trade, but also managed a little bit of side business and by the end of his life became comfortably middle class. Today we will not be telling the story of gods or kings, but the life of this simple man as best as can be underst…
 
8-time world champion BMX and mountain bike rider Caroline Buchanan joins AFL legend and PickStar co-founder Matthew Pavlich to talk about Caroline's journey and how she's overcome adversity. Buchanan is currently preparing for the postponed Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to take place in 2021 and is training at home having recovered from a spate of inj…
 
FGCP 62. Outline: Vigilance, what it is, and why it’s important I’ve been thinking about this concept of mental vigilance lately. What is it, why does it matter, and how do I do it? My guest and I discuss this at length in this episode of FGC Philosophy. My guest is one of the founding members of Proven Esports. A group of gamers who are starting t…
 
The Poem of the Righteous Sufferer, or Ludlul-Bel-Nimeqi, is one of the oldest works of theodicy in history, and part of a long running philosophical tradition in Mesopotamian society. Marduk, clad in splendor and robed in dread brings first suffering and then relief on a man for seemingly no reason, and in this tale we will see both the events tha…
 
Incest and Patricide are the highlights of today's tale, sometimes also called the Dynasty of Dunnum or the Harab Myth. The ancient Mesopotamian religious tradition was far from unified, and from an obscure town survives a creation story that has powerful resonances all the way to ancient Greece. And while we are on the topic, this is a good chance…
 
#61. Why is personal development even important? Personal Development has been a huge component of my life. It helped pull me from the depths of depression and thoughts of self-harm. With all of the new challenges in my life, I thought it necessary to go back and review some basics. As I do I want to share that will you, this is one of those episod…
 
Finally, we have finished with Hammurabi, and it is time for his successor Samsu-Iluna to take over. At first, things are much the same as they were under his father, but the appearance of a strange new enemy with superior weaponry and tactics throws the empire into chaos. Samsu-Iluna is faced with the largest rebellion in three hundred years, and …
 
Max and I discuss how to live a more disciplined life in this episode. This pandemic has gotten to us and as such our discipline has taken a dip. There's been so much change lately it's hard to keep up! In our journey of personal growth, we discuss how lack of discipline has affected us, Tips for improving it, and why it's important to live a disci…
 
The entire code of Hammurabi, start to finish. This is the show's fiftieth episode, and will run quite long as something of a special edition. I am going to go through the entire law code of Hammurabi, start to finish, with commentary and extensive quotes. Not kidding, this is going to be seriously long, fair warning here. I did say I wasn't going …
 
The final decade of Hammurabi's life would be peaceful and prosperous, and was in many ways the foundation of the rest of the Old Babylonian Empire. We have actual letters from Hammurabi himself as he micromanages his administrators, establishes the Ilkum system, and handles the complaints of common citizens, that are quite revealing of his charact…
 
Hello All, With so much going on in life, I thought I'd keep this episode simple. I attempt to dive into the topic of learning Hit-confirming with the character Karin in the game Street Fighter V. On the surface it's a simple topic, but I found that the more I tried to explain the concept of learning hit-confirming, the more in-depth it got. I hope…
 
Thus far this show has largely ignored over half of the population, though in my defense, the ancient scribes on whom we rely upon for so much of our information also tended to neglect them as well. But today we will do what we can to rectify the situation and give you as complete a view of Babylonian society as I know how. This means that we will …
 
FGCP #58. Is the FGC Becoming Too Soft? This topic has been popping up so much that it's hard to avoid talking about it. I'm not sure how best to start talking about this topic so rather than tackling the topic head-on, I look at a few recent events. These events are fairly diverse but illustrate the discourse that's been happening lately in the FG…
 
Bonus episode! Dragon slaying myths are about as old as myth itself, but one of the oldest is the tale of the Hittite Storm God's battle against Illuyanka the Serpent. Today's special episode is produced as part of a collaboration with the Mythology Multiverse discord channel's stable of creative and talented youtubers and podcasters. All of them a…
 
Hammurabi's final conquests are almost perfunctory, but his responses to the subsequent rebellions is anything but. Much of the episode however is concerned with the practice of religion in old Babylon and how it intertwined with everything from the daily lives of commoners to matters of state policy. Where did the superstitions of divination come …
 
FGCP #57. Understanding Fear-based Mindsets and How to Overcome Them During a live stream, I took some time to answer a question asked by a friend of mine. His question was focused around fear-based mindsets and how to overcome them. This episode includes a clip from that Livestream where I try my best to explain how a fear-based mindset affects yo…
 
Hammurabi's power rises as the cities of the north begin to grow suspicious of his ambitions, and then have those suspicions proven correct when he goes to war with them. But amid all the devastation of war, we have a chance to look at the beating heart of the Mesopotamian economy, agriculture, and what it tells us about why Babylon was able to bec…
 
Hammurabi conquers Larsa in another lightning campaign displaying his strategic and diplomatic cunning. But once it is conquered, he needs to bring this massive new territory into his growing empire. This will give us an occasion to look at what exactly justice looked like in an Amorite city. We will also have an opportunity to discuss Middle Bronz…
 
FGC Philosophy #56. Are Japanese Fighting Game Developers Falling Behind? Japanese fighting game developers recently did a virtual round table to discuss various topics (links below). they covered range of topics including the ever-popular netcode. Megamaxstar and myself dig into this conversation and talk about various topics and announcements mad…
 
Today we follow the course of the Great Elamite War, the turning point in Babylon's history when it will beat the odds and establish itself as the region's great power for the next thousand years. The story itself is full of action and twists, but we will take some time also to look at how warfare has evolved and systematized as we emerge fully out…
 
#55. My Journey with negative self-talk and self-doubt I've been reflecting on the topic of self-doubt and negative self-talk quite a bit lately. I thought it wise for me to reflect on my own life and explore my experience with this topic. Why is talking about negative self-talk and self-doubt an important topic to talk about? Well, because it hold…
 
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