Thunk Tank Podcast
Episode 59 - Democratic Debate Winner

Episode 59 - Democratic Debate Winner

June 28, 2019

Who won the 2019 democratic debate? Join us in this live-stream as we discuss the pros and cons of this ridiculously crowded stage.

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    • Wine
    • Luke Whiskey (Knob Creek)

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Episode 58 - The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson

Episode 58 - The Baroque Cycle by Neal Stephenson

June 20, 2019

Want to learn about the birth of modern science? The political and economic revolutions of 17th century Europe? Swashbuckling vagabond adventures around the world? Well, then look right into the pages of Neal Stephenson's the Baroque Cycle -- a historical fiction saga for the ages. Join professor Labs, Johnny Genie, and Robo Cara as we discuss this epic and enlightening series of novels.

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    • Whiskey, Johnny.

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Episode 57 - Game of Thrones Ending: Alternate Scenes

Episode 57 - Game of Thrones Ending: Alternate Scenes

June 12, 2019

Valar Showghulis: all shows must die. Or so happened with Game of Thrones. Join us as we discuss not just how one of the greatest series in T.V. history failed us all, but how alternate endings (and actual good writing) could have saved it from such a poorly scripted fate.

Read this episode’s blog post over on our website:
Oaths, Honor, and Duty: The Best Scene from Game of Thrones Last Season

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Episode 54 - 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

Episode 54 - 2020 Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang

May 23, 2019

Have you heard of Andrew Yang? Chances are you have not, even though he is probably the smartest person who is running for president. In his own words, “the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian guy who likes math.” We are all really impressed with Andrew Yang, and we wanted to help get the word out about his existence. In this episode, we talk about politics in general as it relates to the 2020 election and specifically Yang’s policies. He is most well known for his Freedom Dividend, which is a universal basic income of $1000 for every American citizen. Come jump in the tank with us and explore this really interesting presidential candidate.

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Episode 52 - The Dirtiest Joke

Episode 52 - The Dirtiest Joke

May 2, 2019

A professor, a musician, and a genie walk into a bar…

…and created Thunk Thank Podcast!

So a bad joke might go, but what makes a good joke? A great one? Join us in this week’s episode as we explore the nature of comedy, laughter, and the dirtiest joke.

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Episode 51-The Genie Poops in a Wisconsin Museum

Episode 51-The Genie Poops in a Wisconsin Museum

April 18, 2019

Did we get you to click? What color does a genie poop anyways? Professor Joe was too busy for this episode, so enjoy this extra special Luke/Johnny Genie splinter cast from a hotel. Johnny was in the middle of a Wisconsin trip and had lots of stories to share. If you’re here just for the poop story, skip to around 24 minutes in. We also comment on other topics such as museum entry fees, finger print scanners, happy hour laws, portable toilet paper, and the delicious beer from New Glarus Brewing. See you in the tank!

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Episode 50 - Who Will Win Game of Thrones?

Episode 50 - Who Will Win Game of Thrones?

April 9, 2019

Winter is finally here! And with it, white walkers, dragons, and the end of one of the early 21st century’s most influential shows. Take a deep dive with us as we explore this monumental series – recapping how we got to the eve of this final season, the show vs. books, and our predictions for who will win the Game of Thrones. Note: SPOILERS ABOUND!

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    • Bear Republic: Racer 5 IPA
    • Southern Tier: 2XIPA

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Episode 48 - Have Fewer Opinions

Episode 48 - Have Fewer Opinions

March 27, 2019

In this episode we drank craft beer as usual and concluded a really strong opinion: we all should have fewer opinions. Why do we feel entitled to an opinion on everything? Do we vocalize our opinions in order to change the world or are we simply trying to prestige signal to our social groups? We dive into these questions, and more, along with a mind-bending "would you rather?" towards the end of the episode.

I expanded on these ideas in a short blog post which you can check out over on our website at: www.thunktankpodcast.com

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Episode 46 - Would You Rather: Desert Island or A Life Raft with a Methed up Alex Jones?

Episode 46 - Would You Rather: Desert Island or A Life Raft with a Methed up Alex Jones?

March 10, 2019

Oof sorry for the long title. But I think you get the idea. We’re bringing the would you rather game back hard to our podcast, and we figured we should start with a special addition episode devoted to this wild genie game. Oh yeah, our co-host Johnny is a genie. You probably know that already, if not you should listen and find out. If genies are real, it might help you get out of a future sticky situation.

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    • So much beer, so little memories. Honestly it was probably miller light and PBR.

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Episode 44 - Why Anger is Good

Episode 44 - Why Anger is Good

February 24, 2019

Is anger really good? Certainly it can have negative side-effects, but in certain contexts it can be quite useful and powerful. What does this emotion tell us about our minds? How can meditation help us understand where anger comes from and why? Enjoy our thunky version of thinking (hmmm thunking) through these questions.

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