Category: Positive Cynicism

Positive Cynicism EP. 10: Exploring Fandom

Positive Cynicism EP. 10: Exploring Fandom [ 1:01:06 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (454) What is fandom? What effect has geek culture going mainstream had on fans who were reading comic books or into superheros before it was cool? These questions and more are discussed in the latest installment of Positive Cynicism. Host @chadsmart is joined by Eric Bennett to try and understand what motivates someone to have extreme fandom. Along the way they discuss what Marvel is doing right and DC is doing wrong to create their cinematic universe and how...

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Positive Cynicism Episode 9: Can’t We All Be United

Positive Cynicism Episode 9: Can't We All Be United [ 37.08 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (304) After a two week hiatus (aka mandatory therapy), @chadsmart returns with the latest installment of Positive Cynicism to share his slanted views on society. This week Chad looks at the United airline overbook flight situation which saw a passenger dragged off a plane instead of leaving voluntarily when asked. In typical cynical fashion, Chad explains why he thinks the general public overreacted and why viral outrage reflects poorly on...

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Positive Cynicism Episode 8: Opinions Aren’t Facts

Positive Cynicism Episode 8: Opinions Aren't Facts [ 31:05 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (282) After a two week hiatus, @chadsmart returns to question why people treat opinion as fact.  Given the current political climate where “fake news” and biased news are presented as fact the need to be more discerning is sadly being discarded in order to parrot talking points. Where will this road lead if not questioned? Chad has several opinions about...

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Positive Cynicism Episode 7: LA LA LAME

Positive Cynicism Episode 7: LA LA LAME [ 12:48 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (337) With the Academy Awards behind us, Chad Smart finally saw the movie Faye Dunaway named Best Picture of 2016, La La Land.  True to form for Chad, he did not share the sentiments of most of the people who saw the Ryan Gosling/Emma Stone musical tribute to Los Angeles. Find out why the movie didn’t live up to the hype and whether movies today will be fondly remembered in 20 years.  The Question of the Week deals with...

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Positive Cynicism Episode 6: Aussie Love

Positive Cynicism Episode 6: Aussie Love [ 1:00:00 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (318) On this week’s episode, host Chad Smart is joined by Sean Reynolds to discuss the Sean’s decision to move halfway around the world because of a girl. What challenges did Sean encounter moving to a new country? Does he regret the decision? What does the future hold? Most of these questions and others are tackled in a probing discussion. After referencing every scene from “Bart Vs. Australia” discussion turns to the random question of the week which involves...

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