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Episode 77 — Human Beings: Romantic Meatballs in Space

Episode 77 — Human Beings: Romantic Meatballs in Space

December 19, 2019

If you take a strictly materialistic perspective on the world, then you could argue that a human being is essentially a meatball. We are just a conglomeration of atoms that happen to have consciousness. But the religious person could argue that this revelation removes meaning and purpose from the world. Is objective reality the only truth we should believe in? Should the word “believe” even be in the same sentence as "objective truth"? Can you capture the beauty, meaning, and mystery of the human experience through only the objective and fact-based world of science?

This episode explores the tension between these viewpoints over some delicious craft beer. And we may or may not also explore what it would be like to make spaghetti and meatballs on the space station.  

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Episode 71 - “The Egg” by Andy Weir

Episode 71 - “The Egg” by Andy Weir

October 22, 2019

This episode is a reaction to a short story titled "The Egg" by Andy Weir. You can find a written version of the story here (in many languages as well), or you can watch this beautiful narration on Kurzgesagt's Youtube channel. We recommend reading or watching the story first. It's a pretty serious and moving journey, but don't worry--as our 3rd episode recorded in one night it was balanced with the right amount of beer and thunk. See you in the tank!  

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    • Yuengling and Miller Lite again, aka rage beers for Johnny Genie visit.

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Episode 63 - When is it Okay to Lie? (Part One)

Episode 63 - When is it Okay to Lie? (Part One)

August 9, 2019

Are you a liar? Well, most of us 'lie'. But does that make us bad people? In fact, can it sometimes make us good people? Should we have another beer? Join us as we explore these deep thunkisophical questions in more in this week's episode all about why it's sometimes okay to being a lying piece of shit!

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Episode 33 - Halloween Spookthunkular

Episode 33 - Halloween Spookthunkular

November 9, 2018

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Welllllcome to the spooook taaaaank. Yup we tried a Halloween episode. And what did we get? Exactly what you might think: discussions of ghosts, whether or not our universe is a simulation, and failed spooky introductions.

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Episode 31 - The Intellectual Dark Web: An Enlightened Voice for the Left (Part One)

Episode 31 - The Intellectual Dark Web: An Enlightened Voice for the Left (Part One)

October 18, 2018

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Remember a time when we could share ideas in free debate? Tired of the polarization of all things political? Feel like there’s no room to compare and contrast ideologies you might not agree with? Well, you’re not alone! Join us as we discuss the growing movement – the Intellectual Dark Web – from its inception this past year to how this confederacy of academics, scientists, writers, etc. could hold the key to making true free-thinking great again.

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    • Mast Landing
    • Barrier
    • Sand City

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Episode 30 - What is Real?

Episode 30 - What is Real?

September 27, 2018

What is ‘god’? Do we live in a simulation? What kind of beer should we grab from the fridge? Join us in this monumental episode about “What is Real?” Joined in studio for the first time ever by Johnny Genie! So saddle up, crack a cold one, and dive in as we try to unravel the universe’s most illusive mysteries…

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    • Honestly we were having such a great time that we don’t remember, so you’ll have to listen

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Episode 27 - Seincast: A Seinfeld Analysis

Episode 27 - Seincast: A Seinfeld Analysis

August 16, 2018

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What's the deal with this podcast? Well, grab a drink and dive on in with us as we attempt to analyze the genius social commentary of one of T.V.s greatest sitcoms: Seinfeld.

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Episode 24 - Joe and Luke Answer Fan Questions

Episode 24 - Joe and Luke Answer Fan Questions

July 9, 2018

Hey fans! How long does the Thunk Tank crew spend writing every week? How long do they spend making music? Is Luke really a half-frog man?

Do you have questions for the Thunk Tank crew? Apparently, some of you do! Join us in our latest episode where we answer at least a few of your questions!

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Episode 23 - What Is “Good” Teaching? Stories and Philosophies of Education

Episode 23 - What Is “Good” Teaching? Stories and Philosophies of Education

June 23, 2018

What is "good" teaching? Join us in this week's episode as a professor, music teacher, and brewer discuss their experiences (and philosophies) of education -- from teaching toddlers how to play piano to explaining to adult toddlers how they're not always "right". Oh, and we drink some fineeee beers as well!

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Episode 18 - Are Ghosts Real?

Episode 18 - Are Ghosts Real?

April 30, 2018

Do you believe in ghosts? Do ghosts believe in you? What about spirits or the paranormal? Do supernatural beings actually come out on Halloween or is the whole thing bullshit? Join as we get extra spooky (and sloshy) in this week’s episode where we discuss all things related to ghosts, including our usual dose of science and healthy skepticism. (Listen on Podbean or via our YouTube channel by clicking here!).

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