in.pencil podcast

Adam & Jess

a conversational podcast about life, death, science, religion, music, politics, technology and the paranormal. by jess and adam. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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In this episode of the in.pencil podcast we discuss the return of concerts, music festivals, Dan Brown, ghost hunting, our favorite Christmas songs, and a follow up to the Nintendo Switch Online N64 debate.  A in.pencil Christmas Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1kJo3SAG4pFJXsDErGu4Dt?si=82fe1e1f6e804217) How Woodstock 99 Went Off the Rails (https://youtu.be/gH6-nBwOwkA) Super Charlie in.pencil Video (https://youtu.be/W2N3COGACks) Relient K Tour Dates (http://www.relientk.com/) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Nov 28

1 hr 22 min

In this fun-filled episode, we go off on tangents about measurements, discuss the Dubai expo, and critique Nintendo's strategy toward it's new online expansion pack. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Oct 27

1 hr 3 min

In somewhat of a continuation of last week's episode, today we discuss the not-so-hypothetical scenario of the complete elimination of online anonymity. Spoiler: it's grim.  Desecendents - That's the Breaks [https://genius.com/Descendents-thats-the-breaks-lyrics] Hank Green tweet about social media [https://twitter.com/hankgreen/status/1348743097946050565?lang=en] --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Sep 5

55 min 24 sec

Welcome back (again) to the in.pencil podcast. In this episode we play a little catch-up, discuss positivity, and some other random stuff.  Philip Summers [https://twitter.com/heyphilsummers] --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Aug 20

51 min 20 sec

E3 afterthoughts, John McAfee, Liminal Spaces, Mark Hoppus, and the subtle art of divide and conquer. The Final Hours of John McAfee [https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-final-hours-of-john-mcafee] Hoppus has Cancer [https://people.com/music/blink-182s-mark-hoppus-reveals-he-has-cancer-it-sucks-and-im-scared/] Mario Golf: Super Rush [https://mariogolf.nintendo.com/] r/LiminalSpace [https://www.reddit.com/r/LiminalSpace/] Zelda Game & Watch [https://www.nintendo.com/en_CA/products/detail/game-and-watch-the-legend-of-zelda/] --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Jun 28

1 hr 18 min

In this episode... Bo Burnham Inside Review, new music from Relient K and Bowling for Soup, a discussion on social media and COVID, E3 predictions, video game poetry and more. Bo Burnham's Inside [https://www.netflix.com/title/81289483] Bo Burnham on YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/user/boburnham] Phangs feat. Matthew Thiessen "A Hurt Like That" [https://onerpm.link/ahurtlikethat] Bowling for Soup feat. Hanson "Where's the Love?" [https://ffm.to/wheresthelove] E3 [https://e3expo.com/] Travis Barker [https://www.travisbarker.com/] --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Jun 13

1 hr 26 min

Welcome back to the in.pencil podcast. This is the first episode of Season 3 featuring some unique discussions on a bunch of topics.  How Harry Reid, a Terror Interrogator and the Singer [Tom DeLonge] from blink-182 Took UFOs Mainstream [https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/05/28/ufos-secret-history-government-washington-dc-487900] In pictures: Container ship blocking the Suez Canal finally on the move [https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56516151] Lollapalooza [https://www.lollapalooza.com] E3 [https://e3expo.com] Skyrim: Special Edition [https://youtu.be/FnEW6dX_BmU] Skyrim on the Samsung Refrigerator [https://youtu.be/eoS6auZMZDo] Super Luigi Odyssey [https://avsys.xyz/SuperLuigiOdyssey/] --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Jun 6

59 min 17 sec

Everyone wants to cancel something. Let's shift our energy to cancelling things that are actually problematic.  in.pencil: https://www.inpencil.live in.pencil YouTube: http://youtube.inpencil.live Adam's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5rg7Gy9nlmKnnOkfIH8guQ Jess's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj_s6WEftebGuPpGo2_0MNQ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Mar 7

1 hr 3 min

We are taking a break. But we still have a lot in store.  in.pencil: https://www.inpencil.live  in.pencil YouTube: http://youtube.inpencil.live  Adam's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5rg7Gy9nlmKnnOkfIH8guQ  Jess's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj_s6WEftebGuPpGo2_0MNQ  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Mar 7

49 min 20 sec

Welcome back to another episode of the in.pencil podcast, where scripts are thrown out and things just sort of happen. In this episode we take a look at the world around us as it is right now and try to make sense of it. There's no shortage of political commentary or trash-talking the rich here.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Feb 6

1 hr 2 min

This one's a bit personal.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Jan 4

1 hr 11 min

In the craziest year ever we try to find some glimpses of hope and positivity. These are the in.pencil 2020 awards.  Most of the things discussed are linked below.  in.pencil on YouTube: http://youtube.inpencil.live  Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous: https://campcretaceous.com  Black Mirror: https://www.netflix.com/title/70264888  The Good Place: https://www.nbc.com/the-good-place  Among Us: http://www.innersloth.com/gameAmongUs.php Fallout 76: Wastelanders: https://fallout.bethesda.net/en/wastelanders  Understanding The Last of Us Part II | Girlfriend Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bh5gzGs-63Y&t  How Many Holes Do Humans Have | VSauce: https://youtu.be/egEraZP9yXQ  Cities Skylines: Springfield | two dollars twenty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21KY0jVT-sU&list=PL0vu9rx9cHrXV3-9tyenAuncONEFYz-Je  Fallout 4: You Only Live Once | Many a True Nerd: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxaDvRA4Qas&list=PLwH1xJhcXG0eE6b4otk8dCBCNTvrvqUY-  David Canterbury: https://www.youtube.com/user/wildernessoutfitters  Scott the Woz: https://www.youtube.com/user/scottthewoz  LockPickingLawyer: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm9K6rby98W8JigLoZOh6FQ  Adam Savage's Tested: https://www.youtube.com/user/testedcom  Tom Green: https://www.youtube.com/user/tomgreen  Call Me Kevin: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdoPCztTOW7BJUPk2h5ttXA  The Needle Drop: https://www.youtube.com/user/theneedledrop  The Punk Rock MBA: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjewxGh1Gx5i5Uzxn0v-TPw  The Good God Above: https://twitter.com/TheGoodGodAbove  Kids Write Jokes: https://twitter.com/KidsWriteJokes  Jurassic Park Updates: https://twitter.com/JurassicPark2go  Angry Staffer: https://twitter.com/Angry_Staffer Edward Snowden: https://twitter.com/Snowden Tom Scott https://www.youtube.com/c/TomScottGo The Anthropocene Reviewed: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/anthropocene-reviewed CreepGeeks Podcast: https://www.creepgeeks.com The Hidden Bits Of The Bastille You Can Still See (If You Know Where To Look) | The Tim Traveller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PslM1uYudZM Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: https://amzn.to/2Kxx2Jd Knives Out: https://amzn.to/3mN2e4a   Psych 2: Lassie Come Home: https://www.peacocktv.com/psych-2-lassie-come-home Hamilton: https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/hamilton/3uPmBHWlO6HJ Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion: https://amzn.to/3nL4tpU Permanent Record | Edward Snowden: https://amzn.to/3roeTOE Ghost Express: https://ghost.express Coffee and Cryptids: https://www.coffeeandcryptids.com   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Dec 2020

1 hr 14 min

In this episode we discuss mental health in relation to The Legend of Zelda series. Specifically, we talk about Link's Awakening and Breath of the Wild. Also thrown in is some random banter for good measure.  in.pencil: https://inpencil.live  YouTube: https://youtube.inpencil.live  Precast Banter: https://anchor.fm/emptyadam/episodes/in-pencil-Precast-1262020-enfck6  A Link to the Past Playthrough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH7IUmQN9B8&list=PLOgkOaCSgpCOYdoD00K1OUEChpI_jKJPd  Adam: https://emptyadam.com  Adam's new YouTube channel: http://youtube.emptyadam.com  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Dec 2020

53 min 39 sec

in.pencil podcast returns for season 2, opening with a discussion framing the season.  in.pencil (https://inpencil.live) in.pencil youtube (http://youtube.inpencil.live) find us everywhere (http://links.inpencil.live) the stanley parable playthrough (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_clgTQaMJSU&list=PLOgkOaCSgpCMOTW0I8yw_R3D1wrW3ohJH) pandemic poetry (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c11KlwHbOys&list=PLOgkOaCSgpCOHWYleBlkSPu_J1ajdUSan) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

Nov 2020

34 min 37 sec

In this special episode of the in.pencil podcast, we discuss some cool cryptids, the biblical interpretation of Jonah and the Whale, and pesky fire alarms.  The Cryptid Wiki (https://cryptidz.fandom.com/wiki/Cryptid_Wiki)  Top 10 Most Famous Cryptids (https://www.toptenz.net/top-10-cryptids.php)  Jersey Devil (https://mythology.net/mythical-creatures/jersey-devil/)  Giant Squid (https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/invertebrates/giant-squid)  Fund Adam's Fire Alarm Replacement (https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support)  in.pencil on YouTube (http://youtube.inpencil.live) in.pencil: https://inpencil.live  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Oct 2020

50 min 52 sec

Things get slightly philosophical in this surprisingly entertaining episode covering free will.  Buy Free Will by Sam Harris (http://links.emptyadam.com/freewill) in.pencil: https://inpencil.live --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Sep 2020

1 hr 15 min

This week we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Mario franchise. If you've been paying attention to our YouTube page (http://youtube.inpencil.live), you'll know we love and have a long history with this game series. So here, we spend the episode exploring our history with Mario, discuss the Mario 35 direct releases, and contemplate what's to come for everyone's favorite video game character.  Mario in The Simpsons (https://simpsons.fandom.com/wiki/Mario)  Nintendo’s Mario Site (https://mario.nintendo.com/)  Mario 35 Direct (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_UcjEq2Dgk)  Adam’s Switch ID (emptyadam)  Game Theory: Why is Mario Mental (https://youtu.be/7WMSQNVhMqA)  in.pencil plays Super Mario World (https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLOgkOaCSgpCN4wnVsCWsVpARsZn-eGK9g&v=yOJDkrIFPn4&feature=emb_title)  in.pencil (https://inpencil.live)  Adam Wade (https://emptyadam.com)  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Sep 2020

1 hr 6 min

In this episode we discuss music. We explore the origins of recorded music, it's significance to us personally, and give our list of our favorite songs throughout the history of recorded music.  in.pencil's Best Songs Ever playlist: (https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1rSiiJ0uPTKT7CL2Ef4YiC?si=7ANvIMsXTx-nuRjSZNJ62w) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Aug 2020

1 hr 55 min

In this massive episode, we take a look at video games. From the beginning, they have been controversial. Here, we talk about why, and how to fix it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Jul 2020

1 hr 29 min

In this episode of the in.pencil podcast we take a look at sports, its relationship to nationalism and religion, and explain why it doesn't matter.  Adam Wade (https://emptyadam.com) (https://anchor.fm/onliberty)  Is Sports a Religion? (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-human-beast/200911/is-sport-religion) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

Jul 2020

52 min 33 sec

From Frail to Inland, we take a moment to appreciate one of our favorite bands. Todd in the Shadows: Jars of Clay - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCf9bxOYpK4  SMLXLVinyl Jars of Clay - https://www.smlxlvinyl.com/products/jars-of-clay-the-long-fall-back-to-earth-2lp-pink-vinyl  Jars of Clay benefit concert - https://fundraise.bloodwatermission.com/event/jars-album-concert/e288750  in.pencil - https://inpencil.live  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

Jun 2020

59 min 35 sec

This is our trailer.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

Jun 2020

26 sec

Black Lives Matter, police militarization and brutality, governmental corruption, systemic racism and the war on drugs, all in one episode.  Ways to help BLM (https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/)  End Qualified Immunity (https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/7085)  American Carnage at Lafayette Square (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z56j06plUgs)  Officer Greg Anderson (https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/may/13/greg-anderson-seattle-cop-suspended-after-slamming/)  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Jun 2020

50 min 59 sec

A brief overview of why or why not one should believe aliens exist featuring a plethora of pop culture references and corny jokes.  Westford Needles Satellites (https://www.n2yo.com/satellites/?c=37)  USS Nimitz UFO Incident (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Nimitz_UFO_incident)  Paul (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1092026/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)  Love (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1541874/?ref_=fn_al_tt_4)  Moon (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1182345/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)  The Mothman Prophecies (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265349/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0)  Arrival (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2543164/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)  Star Trek: First Contact (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117731/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)  Ezekiel (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+1&version=NIV)  Sekret Machines (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34435469-sekret-machines)  Keepers of the Garden (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1376069.Keepers_of_the_Garden)  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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May 2020

1 hr 8 min

Opening with a bit about UFOs, we dive into our second paranormal podcast episode by offering advice on why you should/should not believe in the paranormal. Plane Crash Last Words: (http://planecrashinfo.com)Unfortunately we lost a bit of audio at the end somehow so we had to cut it short. Not sure what happened. Probably something paranormal. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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May 2020

57 min 18 sec

We promise this episode isn't nearly as depressing as the title suggests. This is a discussion on our interactions with death, how we've dealt with it, and what we've learned from it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Apr 2020

58 min 49 sec

Our brief introduction the topic of the paranormal. Fascination with the paranormal appears to have grown. But the escalation of interest is still not mainstream enough to discuss the topic openly. Our thoughts on this, and more, enclosed. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Apr 2020

53 min 32 sec

This is literally just a raw conversation we were having about COVID-19 that we pressed record on half-way through. There's a lot of background noise because the environment wasn't prepped for recording. GameStop: We Can Stay Open During Lockdowns Because We're 'Essential Retail' (https://kotaku.com/gamestop-we-can-stay-open-during-lockdowns-because-wer-1842415962) Airline CEOs Ask for Part of Bailout to Be Grants (https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/airline-ceos-ask-for-part-of-bailout-to-be-grants/ar-BB11xACU) How to Government Botched the Coronavirus Response (https://youtu.be/r4EVn03aCJg) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Mar 2020

50 min 42 sec

Conspiracy theories surround us everyday. In an era when nobody knows what to believe, what's true, and what's fake news, we take a step back to talk about some theories that turned out true, some that are unknown, and some that are completely false. Works Cited: 6 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to be True by Austin Thompson (https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/587232/conspiracy-theories-that-were-true) 25 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to be True by Alex Daniel (https://bestlifeonline.com/true-conspiracy-theories/) Why people are so easily fooled by conspiracy theories they read online by Chris Impey (Why people are so easily fooled by conspiracy theories they read online) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Mar 2020

1 hr 21 min

In this session we take a look at one of our favorite band's legacy. Relient K has been an essential part of our stories for our entire adult lives. Here we take some time to reminisce on our favorite moments from the band, talk about their albums in more detail than is warranted, and provide our personal Relient K worst-to-best rankings. This is a departure from what we consider the norm for our podcast, but we do want to take some time to discuss more of our favorite bands in the future. Relient K (http://www.relientk.com) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Mar 2020

1 hr 45 min

In the second part of our discussion on religion we talk about Star Trek and explore how religion is created, marketed and sold. A Synopsia (https://inpencilblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/a-synopsia.pdf) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Feb 2020

40 min 31 sec

In this, which we our considering our first episode, we are passing judgment on religion. This is part one of a two-part discussion culminating in us demonstrating the invention of a religion. Kevin Max - AWOL (https://kevinmax.com/awol/) Rabbi Rami Shapiro - Holy Rascals (http://www.rabbirami.com/holy-rascal/) Werner Herzog - Into the Inferno (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4846318/) Bonus drinking game: Take a shot every time we use the word "religion" :) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Feb 2020

48 min 31 sec

We spend our first episode, which is actually a pre-episode session, discussing a number of random topics from Eminem to Libertarianism, Religion and Tennessee politics. We also highlight a few ideas for future topics and spend some time rambling about nonsense. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/inpencil/support

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Feb 2020

42 min 18 sec