012 - Darth Vader with Mickey Mouse Ears

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INTRO

Ready Player One Trailer

Where is the tenderloin?

Case New Holland Industrial

Cake (1990s band)

Michelin

Stupid Star Wars Dancing Crap Brandtastrophe - YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO LOOK AWAY - IT'S LIKE WATCHING A TRAINWRECK ON TOP OF A TIRE FIRE ALL PILED IN A GIANT DUMPSTER FLOATING THROUGH AN EVEN MORE GIANT SEWER ON A RAFT MADE OF DISAPPOINTMENT AND SELF-LOATHING

Star Wars Mickey Mouse Ears

Snapchat

Instagram

Mike Rugnetta - Reasonably Sound

Oprah

Jerry Seinfeld

Michael Jordan

LeBron James

Gordon Ramsay

Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton

Michael Jordan

Rolex

Coca-Cola

Pepsi

Chevy

Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band

Poland

Alabama

John McCain Concession Speech

Apple (Justin Long commercials)

Nike

Craig Engels

Google

Walmart

Levi's

CNN

Philip DeFranco

Graffiti in Pompeii

Chi Rho

Branding Cattle

Fellowship of the Ring Cast Tattoo

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010 - Dinosaurs, Wolves, and Emily Graslie

008 - The North Korea Problem and Matt's Issues with Meat

006 - What is The Grabbler?

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SECTION 1: DAZZLE CAMOFLAGE
Dazzle Camoflage
Battle of Salamis

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RP1 wikipedia entry

SECTION 2: LOGAN
Logan Trailer (featuring Johnny Cash's Hurt)

SECTION 3: A PASTOR DEALING WITH TRAGEDY
The sermon on tragedy Destin is referencing
Great, animated summary of the book of Job
Martyrs Read Joel Osteen Tweets

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Apis-cor 3D printed house

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SECTION 5: OCCUPATIONAL MISCONCEPTIONS

SECTION 6: WHAT IF A CONJOINED TWIN MURDERED SOMEONE?
 
Conjoined Twins: An Historical, Biological and Ethical Issues Encyclopedia
The Italian incident Destin referenced:

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005 - Talking Backwards? (And Other Freakish Human Skills)

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SECTION 1: SKILLS
Destin's Cat Flipping Video
Feline High Rise Syndrome
Destin’s Business Cards
1980’s Frosted Flakes Ad

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SECTION 2: BACKWARDS TALKING WITH KURT QUINN
Kurt's YouTube Channel
His Instagram
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His Email

AD 2: WORD OF MOUTH
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SECTION 3: LIGHTNING ROUND
Questions from Patrons
Freakish Human Skills thread in the Subreddit (pics or it didn’t happen)
Leave a review on iTunes
What skill are you personally working on?

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004 - What Is the Fifty-Fifty?

Matt and Destin introduce the world to "The Fifty-Fifty" and respond to the first wave of listener feedback... which makes for a great opportunity to unpack the nature of feedback in general; giving it, receiving it, and the dangers associated with over-responding to as well as under-delivering on feedback given to us by loved ones.

INTRO: MATT PITCHING A TENT

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SECTION 1: LISTENING TO THE FEEDBACK
Very clear thesis statement as requested: “Should we listen to the feedback?”
Analyzing the feedback we received about the podcast itself
An engineering look at feedback and its uses in control theory (Example: Tracking a rocket).
Discussions about Matt’s feedback from teaching at a university.
Canoeing vs Pilot Induced Oscillations
Boardgames used as teaching aids:
•  Shogun
•  Axis & Allies
•  Conquest of the Empire
Battlefield simulations without immediate feedback:
•  Waterloo Campaign

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SECTION 2: THE VELDT
The Veldt - Ray Bradbury
deadmau5 feat. Chris James - The Veldt (Music Video) 
deadmau5 discovers vocals for “The Veldt” (Crude Language Warning)
Original vocal track by Chris James
Providing negative feedback after extended positive feedback.
Using technology to calm children
Casting your pearls before swine

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SECTION 3 - LISTENER QUESTIONS LIGHTNING ROUND

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003 - Drones and BEARS?

Destin accuses Matt of over-marveling at mundane things before the conversation shifts to advances in drone warfare. Matt expresses his skepticism about the whole concept of weaponized drones. Destin talks about tracking down a missing toy drone over Christmas.

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Insane Drone Swarm

001 - Are We Too Similar?

Destin and Matt take personality tests to figure out if they're too similar to make a podcast together.

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Here are the links to the three personality tests we took in this episode:
Stupid Pirate vs. Ninja Test
Awesome Regional Dialect Test 
Personality Profile Test