Author: Chad Smart

Positive Cynicism EP. 107: Wonder Why; Kajagoogoo and Limahl

Positive Cynicism EP. 107: Wonder Why; Kajagoogoo and Limahl [ 1:21:26 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (224) For the first time in the history of the Wonder Why series, we’re looking a two One Hit Wonders. Kajagoogoo hit the charts in 1983 with the single “Too Shy.” Two years later, after being fired from the band, Limahl charted with the theme song to the film, “The Neverending Story.” @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb break down the career of both the band and the artist to see if they worked better individually or together. For...

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Positive Cynicism EP. 106: Hunting for Answers

Positive Cynicism EP. 106: Hunting for Answers [ 1:04:29 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (176) Does an artist or a company have a moral responsibility regarding the content they release to the mass public? Universal Pictures recently cancelled the release of the motion picture “The Hunt” due to mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. On this episode, @chadsmart and @TheTravisYates discuss their opinions on Universal’s decision and if it’s a serious regret or face saving measure. From there the conversation turns to Hollywood’s fascination and society’s acceptance of violence over language...

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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 (147) 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 (123) 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 (226) 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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