Episode 23: You're Still Here?

The beer du episode from Real Deal Brewing in Menomonie, WI is a fantastically executed Black IPA which helps spark a conversation about the idea of a drunken science fair. That is, a science fair where everyone gets hammered and then comes up with a science fair project. Great idea in concept, but becomes an even better idea when everyone’s project is jalapeño cheese sticks with ranch dipping sauce. 

Eric talks about a book by Ron Miscavige—the father of David Miscavige, who is the leader of the Church of Scientology—called Ruthless. It’s a unique perspective on the historical trajectory of Scientology from mostly a philosophy borne from the New Thought movement to a paranoid dynasty run by an angry, power-hungry tyrant from a guy who’s been there almost from the very beginning. 

In this one, they guys also talk about the Broadway musical, The Book of Mormon which is now on tour and coming to a theater near a podcast that you listen to. Or something like that. It’s coming to Minneapolis, which is close to where we record this show, relatively speaking. Although, relatively speaking—in the scope of the universe—all Broadway shows take place near where we record this show. If you were orbiting Alpha Centauri, then from your perspective Broadway musicals and Insincere Bullshit are performed in effectively the same place. 

When the guys got around to picking things they think you should check out, Eric—surprise!—read a book by Michael Perry called The Jesus Cow that he knows you will enjoy. Check it out. 

Andy recommends not being a dick. This is going to be a challenge for some of you. But think of it as an endurance trial. Go out there and be nice to people as long as you can, as hard as you can. 

Apparently, Ian is a comic book nerd. Who knew? He’s reading (looking at?) Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke, which is a graphic novel about a guy who apparently dresses up like a bat and fights crime or something. I don't know—seems weird. Maybe you should check it out and report back to us.