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Old 02-14-2018, 04:54 PM   #36
DanaC
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Originally Posted by Clodfobble View Post
To be fair, though, similar things have been available on PBS for decades. But nobody watches PBS. And the only reason anyone listens to Joe Rogan's podcast is because he was a famous comedian who made idiots eat raw horse uteruses on reality TV. I mean don't get me wrong, I'm still an optimist, but it's hard to disentangle my optimism from my nihilism--like, if it doesn't work, America will fail, but the human race will go on anyway, and that's fine, too.

This is different though. PBS is the ideas. That's great and all, but it's kind of like any subject you might see an interesting documentary or current affairs programme about. This is the ideas + the zeigeist.

As someone with a background in history I am finding the whole situation fascinating.
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