Best existential podcasts we could find (Updated October 2017)
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Concerning AI | Existential Risk From Artificial Intelligence
 
Is there an existential risk to humanity from AI? If so, what do we do about it?
 
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Existential Parachute Pants: A 90's Pop Culture Podcast
 
A lively discussion of all things 90′s pop culture without the empty nostalgia of loving a song because you lost your virginity to it as a teenager.
 
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The Existential Files
Weekly+
 
Homepage of the podcast The Existential Files
 
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Vapid Existentialism
Monthly
 
Co-host of Vapid Existentialism podcast. The podcast about anything and everything with a focus on Geek Pop Culture.
 
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Existential Breakdown
Daily+
 
Existential Breakdown is a podcast where one man stares into the void and rambles on about video games, general entertainment news, and reads your feedback! Follow me on Twitter @stepsvayoo for ramblings and grumpiness limited to 120 characters.
 
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Existential Crisis
Daily+
 
Podcast by Existential Crisis
 
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TriPolar
Rare
 
TriPolar serves as a fun forum to inform, explore, inquire and inspire listeners impacted by and/or interested in matters of mental health.
 
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MMA Dude Bro Podcast
Monthly+
 
Contemplations on the existential crisis amidst the backdrop of cagefighting.
 
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Thinkery
Monthly+
 
A podcast featuring the intellectual and existential struggles of two creative, skeptical, well-meaning fellows. Fed directly into your ear-holes.
 
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thinkPhilosophy Podcast
Weekly
 
The thinkPhilosophy Podcast: Existentialism, Phenomenology, Poststructuralism, and Critical Theory
 
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BANANALAND with Bob Rubin
Monthly+
 
San Francisco stand- up legend, Bob Rubin, brings the silly to the wonderfully surrealistic, absurd comedy world, BANANALAND! Sit back, relax and enjoy the fun ramblings. You never know who's going to slip on by Bananaland. Let's get goofy!
 
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Eschaton
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Eschaton is a podcast for those interested in the great mysteries and big questions of the universe as they relate to the world around us. The series challenges conventional wisdom and prevailing belief systems by attempting to offer fresh insight into our most important questions, both old and new. The mission of Eschaton is to create a thought revolution, one individual at a time.
 
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Wonderlust Podcast
Monthly+
 
Recorded Live and Uncensored! Listen to our lively debate, as we discuss the absurdity of the human condition! From social issues to life's biggest existential questions, no topic is too big to tackle.
 
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Minute Meditations for the Postmodern Pilgrim
 
If you long to cross over the threshold of everyday life to probe the depths of your existence, these little meditations might be of some use to you. Please note that the meditations are designed to be used in sequential order, starting with The Darkness of Being. Podcast notes are available at PostmodernPilgrim.com. Thank you for visiting. May you find the peace and joy you seek, and may you be a blessing to all you meet.
 
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Kickin' It Tough -
Weekly+
 
Kickin' It Tough, hosted by Bennett Roberts, is a talk show devoted to living to the max, following dreams and beating the odds. Reach out to Bennett at KickinItTough.com! We are all the captains of this lifeboat, so lets go set sail!
 
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WTF Am I Doing With My Life? with Kristy Arnett
 
Asking yourself this existential question? Join host Kristy Arnett for an exploration into personal development, spiritual growth, emotional intelligence, leadership, sexiness obtainment and healthy living -- pretty much anything you need to figure out WTF you're doing with your life.
 
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QuadCast podcast
Weekly
 
We are a comedy storytelling podcast and the content is from our lives. We're two different types of guys (Techie and Country guy) with the same sense of humor and a lifelong friendship. Each week they bring topics from life and deep existential thoughts; while all the time trying to make each other laugh. Come and join the #QuadSquad every week, and sometimes twice
 
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Lake Clarity
Monthly+
 
Five teens head up to Camp Clarity to celebrate their last summer together, but little do they know they're about to stumble on dark secrets that surround the lake. Caves, concrete structures, and eerie coincidences are a common place around Lake Clarity. Before they know it, the teens find themselves face to face with an evil force that's been locked away for a long time. Join Seth, Ally, Mike, Erin, and Brandon as they adventure through the Lake Clarity area, and discover the past of the s ...
 
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What Bliss, First Kiss
Monthly+
 
Michael Make is some sort of artist.
 
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Shots of Awe
Monthly+
 
Ever ponder the miracle of life? Or perhaps wonder about the evolution of intelligence? In Shots of Awe, "Performance Philosopher" Jason Silva chases his inspiration addiction as he explores these topics and more. Every week Jason freestyles his way into the complex systems of society, technology and human existence and discusses the truth and beauty of science in a form of existential jazz.
 
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Concerning AI
Monthly+
 
Is there an existential risk to humanity from AI? If so, what do we do about it?
 
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Just A Thought Podcast
Monthly+
 
A Philosophy podcast that will start off dealing with topics from my Existentialism class and continue along my journey. Other topics will probably be introduced.
 
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Need For Nuance
Weekly
 
A podcast about emotional intelligence, existentialism, and philosophy.
 
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Man Anywhere
Monthly
 
An unscripted, meandering exploration into whatever comes into the mind of a man somewhere.
 
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Poetry as F*ck
Monthly
 
Poetry as F*ck is a spoken word podcast, containing three different shows: 'Poets Against Humanity' - a Creative Commons remix of 'Cards Against Humanity' where poets desecrate each others' work in a panel show format.'Lies, Dreaming' - a digital open mic night based around a theme, with recorded spoken word submitted by listeners.'Eight Poems That, If You Had To Be Trapped In Some Way For a Prolonged Period Of Time With Little Hope of Rescue, You'd Quite Like to Bring Along For Coping Purpo ...
 
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Whatever is Whatever
Monthly+
 
Whatever is Whatever is a long form conversational podcast. Host Maya Hislop talks to women of color about the meaning of life. S*** gets existential and funny and truthful!
 
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EphemRadio
Monthly
 
Official podcast of the Ephemeral Rift YouTube Channel where I share my thoughts on a variety of topics ranging anywhere from the philosophical and existential to entertaining to politics and everything in between. YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/EphemeralRift Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/EphemRadio/
 
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We Should Have A Podcast
Monthly+
 
Best friends Corey Podell and Courtney Pauroso share everything - initials, secrets, and a deep-seated existential dread. They are sorry for everything ever.
 
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Hello and Adieu Podcast
Weekly
 
Hello and Adieu consists of two best friends from college that live on opposite sides of the country. We discuss all things nerdy, funny, and profound.
 
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Melbourne Musings Podcast
Monthly+
 
Your host Brent Andersen takes you on a casual conversational journey through life in Melbourne, Australia. Conversations vary from politics, Brent's existential crises, to the completely inane. Co-Hosts and interviews are also a common element of the show, along with Brent's own music. Enjoy.
 
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LogoTalk Radio
Rare
 
The world's premier podcast on logotherapy and existential analysis.
 
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Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn
Weekly
 
You know those money podcasts where financial experts teach you practical steps for maximizing your income? "Bad With Money" is the opposite of that. Gaby Dunn is anything but a financial expert. A self-described "bridge-burning livewire," she's always viewed money as an endless existential crisis - and she has a sneaking suspicion you do, too. So much of our identity and self-worth is caught up in how much money we have (or don't have), how hard it is to get it, and even harder to keep it. ...
 
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Nathan Forster
Monthly
 
Blogger, Writer, Speaker. I have this podcast in order to spread my thoughts on faith & life. I am one of those people who talk about Jesus, but don't let that put you off.
 
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Field of Weeds
Weekly
 
A new autobiographical novel/podcast from the streets, the unfolding life story of a Zen adept cast adrift.
 
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TriPolar
Monthly
 
TriPolar serves as a fun forum to inform, explore, inquire and inspire listeners impacted by and/or interested in matters of mental health.
 
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FusterCluck - OG
Monthly+
 
This podcast was started accidentally when Kenny, Gerard and Alan came over to Olivia's house to hang out. When the four realized they had vague comedic chemistry, a podcast was born. Because Olivia has anxiety about doing things without structure, they decided to start putting random ideas into a hat and pulling them out to discuss them one by one. It turned out better than expected and now they do this every week.
 
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Player Vs. Podcast
Monthly
 
Join video game enthusiasts Josh, Chris, Tony, Alexander and Sarah as they discuss games, entertainment, movies, and whatever Masahiro Sakurai has been up to.
 
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Zombie Nation Sports
Monthly
 
Sports, Gambling, NFL, NBA, Boxing, MMA, Women, Philosophy, Existentialism, Film, Society, ETc
 
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The Tao of Comedy
Monthly+
 
Following the sudden death of her beloved brother, host Kelly MacLean asks fellow comedians to aid her in an existential search for the of meaning of life. Hilarious and poignant, The Tao of Comedy exposes comedians as the sages they secretly are.
 
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What Sustains Us
Rare
 
Existential Mindfulness & Spirituality
 
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Imagine my relief.
Monthly+
 
A thoughtful look into the Paris climate accord and the role New Zealand plays in managing an existential crisis.
 
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The Moral Trigger
Monthly+
 
A podcast that provides a platform for discussing moral, societal & existential issues.
 
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The Light of September
Monthly
 
Best listened to on headphones. WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE! Groundbreaking existential Sci Fi from the multi award-winning Minister of Chance team: following the World's first ever light speed flight, Captain Dalton (Tamsin Greig) must lead her crew over new oceans fraught with danger. Find out more at www.radiostatic.co.uk, @thelightofsept and https://www.facebook.com/thelightofseptember
 
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Comedy A-Go-Go
Weekly
 
The comedy podcast that asks the existential question why does someone do stand-up comedy?
 
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Transgender Philosophy
Monthly+
 
This podcast explores important themes in sexology and philosophy related to transgender people. We discuss controversial topics such as crossdreaming and autogynephilia as well as the practical and existential issues involved in transition. Our unified transgender theory answers question such as 'is a transwoman a woman' and 'what are the causes of the transgender condition?'
 
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Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None by Friedrich Nietzsche
 
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a nineteenth-century German philosopher. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, contemporary culture, philosophy and science, using a distinctive German language style and displaying a fondness for aphorism. Nietzsche’s influence remains substantial within and beyond philosophy, notably in existentialism and postmodernism. Thus Spake Zarathustra is a work composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. Much of the work deals with ideas such a ...
 
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Karma Pays
Monthly+
 
An existential sci-fi thriller
 
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Risktory: The Story of Risk
Weekly
 
Risktory is a first of its kind podcast, dedicated to telling the story of risk through the lens of history.From Napoleon in his first Italian campaign, to the ancient city of Pompeii, to Jack the Ripper. Risk management has always had a place in helping humans to both guard against existential threat, but to also grasp and exploit exquisite opportunity.Think risk is boring? Let Risktory blow your mind. New episodes are released every Monday.
 
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Thinkery
Monthly+
 
A podcast featuring the intellectual and existential struggles of two creative, skeptical, well-meaning fellows. Fed directly into your ear-holes.
 
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Bean and Gone
Rare
 
An existential coffee review show from London.
 
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Thriving in life requires fortitude. It's a strength that Professor Cornel West refers to as spiritual fortitude. What gives us power in life, he says, is not anything in the world, but our own internal resources. Concepts like hope, faith, and love have no material reality—save perhaps for neurons firing in the brain—yet they are the cornersto ...…
 
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The Final Countdown Podcast
 
63- Existential Horror and Wilford Brimley, he combination is so obvious it's amazing that it took until 1982 for John Carpenter to put this peanut butter and jelly together. Combine that with the white bread that is Kurt Russell and you have one of the top horror movies of all time. It's no wonder that we here at the podcast love this movie. S ...…
 
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In which John and Hank return to Hank's high school, and John gets extremely sentimental. Turtles All the Way Down is available now. Laura Miller in Slate about the story I'm telling and the story that's telling me: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2017/10/john_green_s_turtles_all_the_way_down_reviewed.html And Constance Grady in Vox on ...…
 
Daniel Schmachtenberger interview on mitigating natural and human-caused existential risks and designing post-capitalist systems. Show notes: http://futurethinkers.org/46 Listen to previous episodes with Daniel Schmachtenberger: http://futurethinkers.org/daniel This episode is sponsored by BCDC: http://futurethinkers.org/bcdc Support on Patreon ...…
 
Theories about The Good Place. season 2, episode 4: Existential Crisis
 
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Lookin GOOD Radio
 
More existential kvetching. (Sorry) You cant even park your car for 5 hours in LA without it getting trashed. “Woke.” Donald Trump is going to get me disintegrated. Blade Runner 2049. Fast Times On The 101 Freeway. Pain in the ass feminist asshole at the Karma Lounge. Party inside a Nancy Myers movie. Sam Peckinpah.…
 
We’ve already talked quite a bit about the Algorithms, Machines, and People lab at U.C. Berkeley (AMPLab) — all about making sense of big data — so what happens when the entire world moves towards artificial intelligence — and the need to make intelligent decisions on that data? That’s where the new RISElab (Real-time Intelligence Secure Execut ...…
 
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Concerning AI | Existential Risk From Artificial Intelligence
 
Rodney Brooks article: The Seven Deadly Sins of Predicting the Future of AI
 
Endless rain, burning neon, ethereal music, and urban pyramids — Blade Runner is one of the most influential films of all time with its impossible visual splendor and a philosophical existentialism that’s more human than human. Thirty-five years later the sequel, Blade Runner 2049, brings us a new vision of those timeless ideas. Join us as the ...…
 
SO existential crisis with Japanese school girls meet J-horror we are down for that in TAG. So thank you for listening as we do hope you enjoyed. If you did please leave us reviews on iTunes, comment on the Facebook, and or leave us an email at talknerdy2mepodcast@gmail.com.
 
SO existential crisis with Japanese school girls meet J-horror we are down for that in TAG. So thank you for listening as we do hope you enjoyed. If you did please leave us reviews on iTunes, comment on the Facebook, and or leave us an email at talknerdy2mepodcast@gmail.com.
 
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Piece of my Mind
 
I talk about the dogs one watching and I have a tiny existential crisis on wether I already did a podcast today or not 😂
 
The Evil Within, why videogames?, powergames, netorare, dating sims, weebs, eroge, artistry, meditation, thoughts, sports, existential crises forever, The Even More Fun Trip. Midtro: None
 
SCOPA committee member and shadow finance minister David Maynier tells us about an eventful day in the South African Parliament where KPMG's new CEO and chairman were grilled about corruption allegations. Maynier says the answers raised still further questions, and reckons this is very much the start of an embarrassing process for the Gupta aud ...…
 
Over the last few weeks I've been thinking about the nature of my reality. In particular, I was considering what it means to transition through what is termed in psychology as the existential crisis and how the outside world relates to that experience. This podcast episode is about that.
 
The Ringer’s Ben Glicksman and Rodger Sherman discuss LSU and the SEC’s conference woes outside of Alabama’s dominance (1:20). They also discuss Washington State’s big upset against USC (14:00), Clemson’s supremacy, and this weekend’s big matchups (32:00).
 
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Morph Club: An Animorphs Podcast!
 
Megan and Carey read Animorphs # 39: The Hidden!Hey. Heyyyy. Hey. You know how animorphs is like, heavy on the body horror, as a series, in general? Friends, we're here to say: this has some of the worst of it yet. It's very effectively chilling and creepy! So if you're ready to get spooked, buckle up. But like, spooked existentially in additio ...…
 
Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka is on a mission to expose the ugly side of South African business and in this hard-hitting discussion she explains why. The qualified actuary who runs the JSE-listed investment group says of Sage Accounting's firing of the McKinsey whistleblower Bianca Goodson "I have never been more disgusted in my entire life." Apar ...…
 
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STORIES OF THE HAN
 
A short story regarding an existential crisis.-----Disclaimer: Music used in this recording is purely for creative aesthetic. I do not claim to share commercial value in this work.
 
In episode 03, Nora and Aster discover their first ship of the show--and reveal a hidden existential horror. Be sure to beam aboard the HSH Discovery every Monday morning for episode-by-episode discussions of Star Trek Discovery! The Co-Captains: Nora Blake twitter.com/NeitherNora norablakeblog.wordpress.com Aster Foley twitter.com/easternfolly ...…
 
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Kame Korner
 
Videogame Toy Playform 4/5, Lifetime of Kingdom Hearts, The Evil Within, Metro 2033, Mirage: Arcane Warfare, Absolver, Player Unknown's Battleground, Polybius, Space Giraffee/Jeff Minter, podcast in the middle: existential podcast issues LIVE!, Shadows of the Damned. Midtro: None
 
Warren Buffett urges us to highlight our disappointments and talk modestly of our successes. Sir Mick Davis is clearly a convert to this approach as you'll hear in this fascinating interview with a Port Elizabeth-born wunderkind who kicked on to become one of the global mining industry's dominant personalities. After the earning stage of his li ...…
 
On our 73rd episode, we talk Josh’s trip to Riot Fest in Chicago, existential moments, dope apartments, and much more! boyspodcast.com // facebook.com/boyspodcast // @boyspodcast on IG // boyspodcast@aol.com Big thanks to: Anthem Brewing • OKC Comedy • FatBison.com
 
Brian discovers a beautifully illustrated, hilariously detailed book on the many theories of what happens to you after you die. Come, journey with us to the weird world of afterlife theories. Part 2 of a two-part episode. Warning: Adult Language and Existential Crisis Triggers The Book: “After You Die” by Ramin Nazer…
 
Lee Hutchison is joined by actress Emily Beecham (Coen Brother's Hail Caser! and AMC's Into The Badlands) and director Peter Mackie Burns to discuss 'Daphne' which is finally lands in UK cinemas on September 29th. Emily Beecham plays Daphne a 31 year old Londoner. Busy days, hectic nights, friends, people, lovers, are all welcome distractions f ...…
 
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Dean-O-Files
 
Dean-O hits the highlights of the new tax reform proposal. Yes, taxation is theft, but the political science angle is fascinating. Additional topics include the stupidity of current events, and what to do when you get that existential dread in your stomach after keeping up with politics. DONATE TO THE SHOW! patreon.com/deanoshow $1 is an anonym ...…
 
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RIPPER RADIO'S tracks
 
We are LIVE for a Wednesday night Ripper Podcast #373 9/27/2017 featuring SCARFOLD / DEVIL SPEAK / WAIT HELL IN PAIN / ZEPHYRA / NEKROHOWL / ABYSSPHERE / MARTYR / TOXIN / CAIN / AXE MASTER / ILTHILEN / ALLAMDAH / COMANIAC / HELL FIRE SINNERS / BEAR BONE COMPANY / BASTIEN / THE EXISTENTIAL GENTLEMEN / ONLY FLESH / DING DONG PROBABLY / GRAVEHUFFE ...…
 
We are entering a new and most dangerous stage of the conflict with between North Korea and the United States. And make no mistake about this conflict, it is between the United States and North Korea. The Trump administration is desperately trying to frame Kim Jong-un as an existential threat to the entire world, but the facts would suggest oth ...…
 
We are entering a new and most dangerous stage of the conflict with between North Korea and the United States. And make no mistake about this conflict, it is between the United States and North Korea. The Trump administration is desperately trying to frame Kim Jong-un as an existential threat to the entire world, but the facts would suggest oth ...…
 
Nearly all the big teams won in Europe's top leagues this weekend - so we ask the big question . . . What is the purpose of football? Is survival more important to teams than the football itself? Is there anything football can learn from the way US sports are operated? Have we gone too far? Let us know @thetfpod and email thetfpod@gmail.com…
 
Two topics! First is films we would like to see remade. Then we talk about all the things every person should keep in their car.
 
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The Powerful Mind Podcast: Mindset | Lifestyle | Mindfulness | Entrepreneurship
 
A Powerful Mindset: Focus on moving forward, dropping the bad that happened, and letting it go. Welcome back! This week we’re back with a chat with Fitness Pro Sarah Gearino. I love these interviews with fitness professionals. They always provide a good reminder of the connection and relationship that our mind has with the body. It’s not enough ...…
 
Josh and Mike sometimes like to tackle the BIG questions of life. Why are we here? What does it all mean? How can A Nightmare on Elm Street return to prominence? Tune in to find out the answer to at least one of these existential brain burners!
 
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GuerraCast Family Podcast
 
In Episode #27 of Guerracast, Myself and my brother, Nick Guerra discuss the art of mastery and the importance of putting in work. BONUS! Existential crisis rant introduction by Mat Guerra!Subscribe to #Guerracast on your favorite podcast app now! Check us out on social media: @Nickassembly @Nickguerra @mtheorystudios @matguerramusicAll things ...…
 
PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Hazel Honeysuckle and Gal Friday, actresses of the film Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story. To listen to the interview, click on the ► icon on the right, just above the picture During an entertaining photo shoot, we talked with two of the ladies portrayed in Getting Naked :A Burlesque Story, to understand more a ...…
 
The title of this movie is Mother with an exclamation mark. If they dropped the exclamation mark and added two more syllables it would make more sense. I can’t say for sure if you had to be on drugs to write, direct, or act in this movie, but you absolutely really, really need to be on some to watch it! And I really don’t think one drug by itse ...…
 
James Mastraieni (@Jmazz1111) trips out with us over a seven-year-old girl who falls down a rabbit hole and into a soul searching adventure into psychedelic experimentation. There’s so much WTF in this movie that we have a hard time making sense of the plot, let alone the absurd characters who suffer from head injuries and the far-out sequences ...…
 
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Words With Nerds
 
Podcasts: the final frontier. These are the ramblings of the Words With Nerds hosts John and Craig. Its five-year broadcast: to explore wonderfully nerdy words, to seek out new films, television and new comics, to boldly go where ever they feel like, because this week they explore all kinds of important things. Like the “brave” actor that is no ...…
 
TV In Space podcast features The Orville season 1 episode: Command Performance. The Orville continues and we discuss the new craze the Moclan Butt. We also discuss The Orville’s titles, Ian attempts to sing the TOS theme tune (again!), and we also talk about Holland Taylor’s career. We try to decide if Kitan was right in her decisions and talk ...…
 
It's a fond farewell to Liam "the Dre-am" Neeson, as the veteran star has announced his retirement from action movies this week. To commemorate, the OtK guys watch "The Grey" (2011) Neeson's existential drama/wolf murder spree. Pete speculates on Neeson's decision-making, Harry reminds us of the classic bear movie "The Edge", and Dan advocates ...…
 
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Accountabilibuddies's Podcast
 
This week in the wacky world of accountabilibuddies, Anna worked her ass off helping her florist friend with arrangements and deliveries and needs a few days to recover. Otherwise, she's doing well - aside from the usual looming existential dread. Thankfully it's been whispering this week. Sy, on the other hand, almost over-caffeinated herself ...…
 
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