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19: The Desert Dislocation
Apr 14, 2018 • 31 min
Wisconsin. What’s it good for, other than freezing cold, oppressive humidity, and pestilential clouds of mosquitos? Nothing, really. That’s why Joe’s contemplating making his boldest move yet — the move to Tucson.
18: International Slideshow
Oct 10, 2017 • 109 min
It’s our final episode! If you want to be able to brag to your friends that you’ve listened to our whole series, though, you’re going to have to complete a special Vox Populi endurance test! Steel yourself for the soporific saga of Adam’s nine-month trek…
17: Absolutely Maddening
Sep 26, 2017 • 72 min
Adam and Joe wrap up their series of political discussions with this final installment - but they saved the thorniest issue for last. That’s right, Vox Populi: it’s the Abortion Episode.
16: A Very Old Government
Sep 12, 2017 • 74 min
Adam and Joe discuss America’s system of government. Is it a representative democracy or a republic? Should it be more democratic? Is the electoral college an outdated remnant or a misunderstood treasure? And what’s good about parliamentary democracies…
15: A Living Document
Aug 29, 2017 • 38 min
Politics, Part the Fourth: Adam & Joe present their cases for how the Supreme Court should interpret law. Joe’s bit of a Supreme Court geek. Adam ain’t. But that won’t stop him from challenging Joe anyway.
14: How Wide To Set My Beam
Aug 15, 2017 • 84 min
Do mainstream Republicans share blame for the white supremacists’ rally in Charlottesville? Your somewhat shaken hosts talk it over.
13: To See People Prosper
Aug 1, 2017 • 83 min
The minimum wage: a necessary corrective in a world of greed or a well-intentioned but misguided killer of jobs? Adam and Joe clash over the best way to help.
12: How Many People Are You Willing to Have Die?
Jul 18, 2017 • 56 min
It’s Adam & Joe’s healthcare debate! Feel free to enjoy this episode without fear for its participants, Vox Populi: both of them have insurance.
11: Topical Race
Jul 17, 2017 • 23 min
Joe & Adam tackle six of their most pressing concerns, and each other, in a Presidential debate-style preview of their upcoming political episodes.
10: My Butt On That Throne
Jul 4, 2017 • 97 min
It’s the calm before the storm, as Adam and Joe set the stage for their coming debates by updating each other on their political views.
9: When We’re Not Being Responsible
Jun 20, 2017 • 137 min
From music to sports and from fine dining to video games, Adam ’n’ Joe cover the spectrum of modern hobbies, what they get out of theirs, and how much we all ought to let our recreational activities define us.
8: All of My Past Is Prologue
Jun 6, 2017 • 148 min
As Adam’s grand plan moves towards its masterful finale, listen to a recap of the opening acts of his forthcoming autohagiography. This one’s all about writing books, managing hostels, and teaching English in South Korea!
7: Break Out of the Technical
May 23, 2017 • 105 min
In the first of our job-focused episodes, Joe manfully accepts the challenge of explaining to Adam his work at a healthcare software company that affects over half of all hospital patients nationwide. It’s pretty epic.
6: Intertwined Adventures
May 9, 2017 • 100 min
Adam recalls how his very Christian courtship of Anna in college almost killed him, literally and figuratively. As a bonus, hear how he and his new bride became illegal immigrants in South Korea.
5: The Parameters of Our Relationship
Apr 25, 2017 • 86 min
It’s time to talk family, and every family starts with a love story. When Joe met Christine in college, the two Trekkies seemed perfect for one another. But could love overcome red hair?
4: Like a Jenga Game
Apr 11, 2017 • 106 min
It’s Joe’s turn to quiz Adam on how his religious views have changed in the last 20 years - and since Adam’s an atheist now, there’s lots to be said.
3: That Least Contentious of Topics
Mar 28, 2017 • 71 min
Adam quizzes Joe on how his religious views have changed since they attended a fundamentalist youth group together.
Reacquainted 2: The Wood Chipper That Is Teenage Love
Mar 14, 2017 • 103 min
Adam and Joe go back to the beginning, reminiscing about first jobs, first loves, and whether being homeschooled worked for them.
1: We’ve Grown Apart
Feb 28, 2017 • 40 min
Twenty years ago, Adam and Joe were homeschooled children in Norfolk, Virginia. Life’s taken them in two different directions since then.