Episode 24: Life Hacks, Small Talk, Expert Testimony: Mississippi, Duke Basketball, and Buffalo!, OTC Authors: Thomas Nashe, Unchained Melodies, and The Genealogy of Morals

This week Dave and Steel are joined by Steel’s graduate school buddy Eric. Together the trio share some recent life hacks, discuss the New Horizons spacecraft’s visit to Pluto (and its cargo of human remains), Sepp Blatter’s pope-blessed gold cross, and the strange phenomena of enormously popular online videos of other people playing video games. We grill Eric about all things Mississippi, his past life as an executive at Steve & Barry’s and a proud inhabitant of the Krzyzewskiville tent village, and his longstanding love for the Buffalo Bills, and Eric introduces us to the wild world of late 16th century English satire via the esteemed personages of Thomas Nashe and Gabriel Harvey. We round the episode off with great Mississippi-connected music from Bob Dylan, The Weeks, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Mavis Staples, and Mountain, and Eric drops some book wisdom from Friedrich Nietzsche about the dangers of believing that we can achieve objectivity.

Links

Life Hacks

Small Talk

Expert Testimony

Thomas Nashe

Unchained Melodies

Bob Dylan — Oxford Town

The Weeks — Dear Bo Jackson

Muddy Waters — I Can’t Be Satisfied

B.B. King — 3 O’Clock Blues

Mavis Staples — Down in Mississippi

Mountain — Mississippi Queen

Book Wisdom

This week’s passage of Book Wisdom comes from nineteenth century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Genealogy of Morals.

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