Thunk Tank Podcast
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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This Episode’s Brews:

    • 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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Episode 43 - Trump National Emergency: B.S. or Brilliant Strategy?

Episode 43 - Trump National Emergency: B.S. or Brilliant Strategy?

February 18, 2019

Think the world’s gone crazy? So do we! Join us this week as we deep dive into the madness that is the U.S. President Donald Trump’s declaration of a National “Emergency”. What is his “real” goal here? And how can we call out baloney on both sides of the aisle in an attempt to point to reason – rather than partisan lunacy – as the path to make a better world.

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Episode 42 - Thunk History: Who Were the Vikings?

Episode 42 - Thunk History: Who Were the Vikings?

February 10, 2019

Think you know who the Vikings really were? Dive deep into the notorious, legendary, and influential world of Viking history and culture in this week’s episode of Thunkhistory.

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Intro Music:
Fólkvangr by Alexander Nakarada | https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com
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Episode 41-Brewer Series with Justin (Part 2)

Episode 41-Brewer Series with Justin (Part 2)

February 3, 2019

This episode is part two of our interview with craft beer brewer and friend of the podcast Justin. Justin went to Rockingham Community College for their brewing, distillation, and fermentation program. Since then he has worked at various craft beer breweries in the North Carolina area. Luke joins in for this episode and the conversation centers around more beer questions as well as how the craft of beer relates to other craft worlds like music and coffee. Sorry no Joe again this week, we promise he’ll be back for next episode.

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Although we don’t have a specific blog post for this episode, much of the conversation centered around the world of craft, which I wrote about in a previous blog post. Check it out here.

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Episode 40- Brewer Series with Justin

Episode 40- Brewer Series with Justin

January 27, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, Johnny sits down with craft beer brewer Justin to pick his brain about the world of craft beer. Justin went to Rockingham Community College for their brewing, distillation, and fermentation program. Since then he has worked at various craft beer breweries in the North Carolina area. This episode was recorded in two parts. Part one is Johnny genie and Justin, and in part two Luke joins in via Skype to ask some of his own questions. Sorry no Joe this week, supposedly he was busy grading end of the semester papers.

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Intro music by Antti Luode