John and Craig take a look at the WGA East elections, specifically the debate over who the WGA should represent and how to prepare for new trends in digital media.
We revisit predictions we made about superhero movies and break down logical fallacies in a follow up to our conspiracy discussion. We also answer listener questions about ethical writing assignments, reading lists, and bored executives.
In our bonus segment for premium members, we talk about how life has gotten better in the past few decades. Craig highlights the technological improvements in diapers and car stereos.
- Episode 167, The Tentpoles of 2019 and transcript
- The Original Superhero Slate from 2013 from Newsarama
- Episode 512: There is No Conspiracy
- WGA East Election
- WGA East Considers Spinning Off Digital News Members Into New Union Amid “Existential Threat” by David Robb
- Adam Conover WGA East Twitter Thread
- University of Michigan Study: Evolution now accepted by majority of Americans
- What Remains of Edith Finch Game
- Improvements since the 1990s by Gwern Branwen
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- Outro by Christiaan Mentz (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 9-3-21 The transcript for this episode can now be found here.