Author: Chad Smart

Positive Cynicism EP. 105: Too Much Information

Positive Cynicism EP. 105: Too Much Information [ 51:43 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (66) The age of the internet has provided easy access to more information than is probably necessary. This is true when it comes to pop culture. @chadsmart and Eric Bennett discuss growing up prior to the internet when you’d find out about a movie by seeing a trailer in the theater a few months before the movie premiered. They compare it to now where a movie gets a release date before a script and fans know everything about...

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Positive Cynicism EP. 104: Cynical Politics

Positive Cynicism EP. 104: Cynical Politics [ 35:15 | 48.41 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (61) Another month, another round of trying to make sense of the political landscape. Originally the discussion was to center around the second Democratic debate and President Trump’s tweets regarding Baltimore and Representative Elijah Cummings. Unfortunately, that recording was unusable due to bad audio. After fixing the issue and re-recording two days later, the conversation focused on the gun debate and the “Us vs. Them” perceived attitude in politics before turning attention to the debates. Sadly, halfway through the...

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Positive Cynicism EP. 103: Wonder Why; Len

Positive Cynicism EP. 103: Wonder Why; Len [ 1:08:07 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (121) It’s the last stop on the throwback to 1999 month of Positive Cynicism. Jumping in the time machine, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb head to great white north to check out a brother and sister who team up with a hip hop crew. The group known as Len burst onto the scene in the summer/fall of 1999 with the song “Steal My Sunshine.” Before the song was off the charts, Len seemed to vanish into thin air. Where did...

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Positive Cynicism EP. 102: Everything’s Racist

Positive Cynicism EP. 102: Everything's Racist [ 1:21:14 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (141) July was supposed to be a month of reflection on 1999. This week, the time machine got jammed from all the political news coming out of Washington. Instead of going back to see what lessons could be learned from 1999 for today’s political scene, @chadsmart and Brandon Cooley simply try to make sense of everything that’s happened in the past month. First up on the docket are thoughts pertaining to the first Democrat debate. Who shined? Who disappointed?...

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Positive Cynicism EP. 101: 1999 Cinema

Positive Cynicism EP. 101: 1999 Cinema [ 50:52 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (106) Reflecting on 1999 and how it has shaped 2019 continues with a look at the movies of 1999 and how some of the biggest films of that year helped shape the current state of cinema today. Using Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace as a jumping off point, @chadsmart and Eric Bennett trace the current trends in modern cinema. What can we learn from 20 years ago? Maybe Hollywood executives should listen to this episode. www.jitterymonkey.com www.positivecynicism.com...

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