Author: Chad Smart

Positive Cynicism EP. 69: Feeling Nostalgic

Positive Cynicism EP. 69: Feeling Nostalgic [ 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (97) ‘Tis the holiday season and with it comes the feelings of nostalgia. On this episode of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart and Travis Yates (@PopCultIQ) discuss why nostalgia conjures strong feelings.  From the simple pleasures of our youth to the yearning for how things used to be, what is the driving force for nostalgia? Not only in our personal lives but in the pop culture realm of entertainment. Everything old is new again. From movie and television remakes to “toys” being geared...

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Positive Cynicism Ep. 68: Wonder Why; Sly Fox

Positive Cynicism EP. 68: Wonder Why; Sly Fox [ 39:57 | 54.87 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (105) This month on Wonder Why, Chad “Limited Effort” Smart and Mike “Rabbit Hole” DeKalb attempt to talk about Sly Fox’s 1986 hit “Let’s Go All The Way” and figure out why the duo of “Mudbone” Cooper and Michael “Not Hector” Camacho didn’t find success with any follow up singles. Breaking down the history of Sly Fox does get a bit funky at times. Find out the interesting use of the back beat of “Let’s Go All...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 67: POLITICALAMITY – INAUGURATION

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 67: POLITICALAMITY - INAUGURATION [ 39:57 | 54.87 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (68) It’s the holiday season and what goes better with the holidays then a discussion about politics? @chadsmart invites political junkie Brandon Cooley to the show for a new series called Politicalamity. While covering a wide array of political topics, Chad and Brandon show that it’s possible to have a reasonable, friendly conversation even when you don’t agree on everything.  Is there that big of a difference between President Trump and President Obama? Should President Trump step away...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 66: JUDGING THE POP CULTURE PAST

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 66: JUDGING THE POP CULTURE PAST [ 84.16 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (77) Continuing the discussion from EP. 65: Judging the Past, @chadsmart is joined by once again by Eric Bennett to discuss using standards and morals of 2018 when viewing movies from the past. Is it fair to label teen comedies from the ’80s as sex crimes on film?  Is it acceptable to write off derogatory speech as just a product of the time? These topics and others examined as Chad and Eric cover their history as pop culture...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 65: JUDGING THE PAST THROUGH THE EYES OF TODAY

Positive Cynicism EP. 65: Judging the Past Through the Eyes of Today [ 43:24 | 59.6 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (87) Should the past be held to the standards of today? That’s the topic @chadsmart and Travis Yates (@PopCultIQ) tackle in this installment of Positive Cynicism. While attending PolitiCon 2018, Chad heard a panelist talking about immigration and criticizing the evil white men who conquered America. This got Chad to thinking if Christopher Columbus hadn’t “discovered” America or the other explorers and early settlers hadn’t been the first ones to America wouldn’t whoever...

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