Acceptably Real Podcast

Acceptably Real Podcast
Exploring the nature of that which lives in the grey areas of reality.
If life is an illusion, can you really die?
Mar 24 • 55 min
In this one Jerry kind of blows Joe’s mind in talking about death, the ultimate “grey area” of reality, to the point where they need to start talking about other things like Disney’s version of Atlantis, and the weird things that existed online before the…
Is Immortality Acceptably Real?
Mar 4 • 54 min
As Prince Vulcan says in the that old Flash Gordon movie (with the Queen soundtrack): “Who wants to live forever?” Well, we put that question to each other, and also to you … and you can answer us on that amazing free app. Also covered in this…
Song of the Sasquatch (and other tales)
Feb 18 • 66 min
One of the guests on this episode may or may not be an actual Sasquatch. Could they, and other creatures we generally never see, be forced closer to our proximity due to changing climate? Could changing climate lead to collapse of society? What about…
What are the odds?
Mar 3, 2018 • 38 min
This episode is a kind of rambling conversation that touches upon a lot of topics, but ultimately the thread comes together around what the odds are of things happening, and, ultimately … how did we come to exist, despite the overwhelming odds against it…
Artificial Intelligence, our Friend or Foe?
Feb 12, 2018 • 49 min
On one hand, you’ve got R2D2, Wall-E, and Johnny-5. On the other hand you have HAL-9000, Cylons, and The Terminator. And yet on another hand (this one on a third robotic arm) you have the possibility of a cyborg enhanced self. Which way will AI go? We…
The Meaning of Life
Feb 3, 2018 • 47 min
Is the purpose of life to be happy? What if you could take a pill and you would be blissfully happy? Is that the end game, then? If not, what is it? Let’s ask the Dalai Lama … or at least a poster of his purported sayings, and test to see if they are…
Could some Monsters be Acceptably Real?
Jun 14, 2017 • 42 min
Are some monsters real? Could they be anomalies that pop into our reality like griefers in an online social sim? Or are they just figments in our shared subconscious? Could they be, in some aspect… acceptably real? This podcast is sponsored by Anchor
Ghosts In The Matrix?
Feb 22, 2017 • 42 min
Under what circumstances can ghosts be considered acceptably real? Joe and I think we have the answer. And if that’s not enough to pique your interest, we have several spooky stories to tell you, one with actual photographic evidence (see it here:…
Time, Photography, and … Sucker Punch?
Feb 9, 2017 • 63 min
Is photography our proof that the past actually existed? Or is it just another figment of the ever present “now”? And when you remember something that you took pictures of, are you remembering the event, or the pictures? What is time, anyway? And how is…
Intelligent Extraterrestrials Visiting Earth … is that Acceptably Real?
Feb 3, 2017 • 52 min
Have intelligent extraterrestrials visited Earth? Are they still here? Are they walking among us? Why? What could they possibly want, and how would they get here? These and other questions spring from both Joe and Jerry seeing the recent movie Arrival.…
Pirate Treasure Misadventures
Jan 25, 2017 • 55 min
This first episode of our podcast is a bit different than what we plan for the rest of them, mainly because Jerry had been telling Joe about his childhood adventures with his father, and how one time his father had taken him hunting for pirate treasure…