Two Smokes Podcast

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This week we are talking about how all that newfound free time got spent during the lockdown. Will we see new master works of art, the next great American novel, or did we all just not wear pants for a year?
We chat about why Democracy isn’t always the way to go, and perhaps that’s why folks get so twisted about it.
Since this is so directly tied to the Psychological aspects of the last episode – we wanted to address this one quickly. We talk about how we relate to our emotions, the struggle to be honest with ourselves, and how we recognize our positive ef
We chat about the status of mental and intellectual self-care and the multitude of effects on other dimensions. Chock full of good advice, and more than a few psychotic breaks – you know, just for fun!
We deep dive on the first of our dimensions of self-care -what does it mean to attend to your physical self? Bo, our emotional crash dummy for this season, has a bit of what you might call a motivation problem – can getting off his ass help? Ho
This week we are introducing the topic of self-actualization, as well as introducing the last four of our Two Smokes Dimensions of Self-Care.
We chat about the differences between habits and routines, and introduce the concept of self-awareness before introducing the first four of our dimensions of self-care.
We introduce and try to lock down some definitions of the self – including the long history of attempts to define and then improve it. We then explore how these attempts have blossomed into a full-blown industry, and how that might look as it p
That’s right, we came back for another season of asshattery! This episode resets the bit for out returning listeners and serves as a warning for any noobs that may wander by. This season we are focusing on the idea of self-help, toxic altruism,
We look at happiness, what is it, how do we know we are feeling it? In the search for our own happiness, we made the executive decision to end Season 5 a few episodes early. there is just a lot going on and if your hobby starts to feel like wor
We look at charitable contributions in the US. Who, how much, and what for are all up for grabs.
End of the year-itis had set in by the time we sat down to record, so we basically do a game of “hey remember when this happened?” The number of things that we’d forgotten about due to the OMGScaryPandemic. Happy New Year!
The Rat was triggered by a post on Twitter. This Episode brought to you by Tuesday Cheesebites…
Well, this was an episode on Logical Fallacies, and technically it still it – but given all the madness going on lately, it was also a chance for us to let off some steam. If you are a fan of us riffing and cutting up, you may learn a thing or
The season of thinking big thinks continues, with a look at just what the hell we’re all so afraid of these days…
What happened to the masculine kiss-off songs? What impact does that lack of celebratory spirit have on the idea of male fraternity? We take a moment to list some fine examples of “Oh well, moving on” songs from our youth.
Diminishing cultures, self-absorption, and speaking ‘our truth” – what have these things done to the social contract? Is it fair to say it still exists?
Or: How the Rat finally realized WTF was going on… The season of Epistemology dives deeper down the rabbit hole, as the Rat finds a fatal flaw in his beloved scientific method – and gets his junk Jiffy Popped. We laugh, we cry, we ask the im
So, we haven’t forgotten how much you love mansplaining episodes. In this episode we take a look at the epistemology of all things Trans – and if you are the type who needs a trigger warning, what the hell are you doing here?
Getting back on track with this season’s theme – we take a look at why so many are quick to argue that the US is simply the best nation on the skin o’the planet.
There was an idea knocking around between us over the weekend that we just had to take on the air – what impact has 2020 had on cities, will they return to post 2020 status or are they dinosaurs that need to pass on? And yes, I tried someth
This week we took advantage of current events to discuss the act of prepping – regardless of what for. Opinions on the apocalypse vary – but Covid, Wildfires and Hurricanes have given us a chance to test these preparations a bit. And you know
Who wants to live FOR – EVER? After a bit of a break, we return with the ultimate question – who is gonna delete your porn when you shuffle off this mortal coil? Do you want to be permanent? Which version of you would you pick, given the
What makes an expert, and what happens when they are wrong? Can everyone be one, or is there a barrier to entry?
This week we brush right past topical and dangerously close to political as we talk about the sincerity and potential for exploitation of protest movements. With a liberal dash of Christian Slater – for those of you into that kind of thing,
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