Think Again Podcast ep. 26 – SEX/GUNS/HONESTY IS HONESTY – (feat. comedian Ian Edwards)
Smart people. Surprise topics. Deep fun. This week, comedian Ian Edwards.
Think Again is a spontaneous, brainy variety show — the world's brightest minds grapple with surprise topics.
“How would you control yourself if you knew you were one of the only five people to have guns? You would be an asshole!” –– Ian Edwards
Are you "man enough" for non-monogamy? Could citizen gun ownership deter crazy cops? Can brutal honesty launch your comedy career?
This week, comedian Ian Edwards, fresh off the release of his album 100% Half-Assed (on Conan O’Brian’s Team Coco Records) talks guns, sex, and laughs with host Jason Gots, and stuns him into silence for a full three seconds (which was heretofore believed to be impossible).
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For Damien Echols, tattoos are part of his existential armor.
- In prison Damien Echols was known by his number SK931, not his name, and had his hair sheared off. Stripped of his identity, the only thing he had left was his skin.
- This is why he began tattooing things that are meaningful to him — to carry a "suit of armor" made up the images of the people and things that have significance to him, from his friends to talismans.
- Echols believes that all places are imbued with divinity: "If you interact with New York City as if there's an intelligence behind... then it will behave towards you the same way.".
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
Even some teachers suffer from anxiety about math.
I teach people how to teach math, and I've been working in this field for 30 years. Across those decades, I've met many people who suffer from varying degrees of math trauma – a form of debilitating mental shutdown when it comes to doing mathematics.
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