Smog On The Nog

Smog On The Nog

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“Mind-Blown” was too cliche. We prefer a heavy dose of high qualilty Smog…applied directly to the Nog.
16: Mythomania
Apr 8 • 89 min
The word liar is used to label people and to signal to others that someone is not to be trusted and this word is thrown around at the drop of a hat. It is hard for someone to get back into good graces when they have been deemed to be a liar and it is even…
15: Taking Stock of Your Self
Apr 5 • 72 min
In 2008 Mike Merrill decided to portion ownership of himself into 100,000 shares and sell off ownership of some of those shares. The initial shares of his "stock" were mostly purchased by friends and family with few strangers deciding to partake. Mike…
14: Satanic Panic (Swapcast with Grogtalk)
Mar 18 • 91 min
The Satanic Panic, as it is known today, centered around the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons which was released in 1974. The fear and rumors surrounding the evil nature of the game were fanned by the masses of youth that seemed unnaturally enticed by…
13: The Sun Vanished
Feb 24 • 51 min
It is a popular past time in today's society to downplay the positive nature of social media. We are constantly bombarded with idiots made famous, irrelevant stories made popular, and tales of woe regarding social media's impact on our fragile minds.…
12: Swastika Appropriation
Feb 17 • 79 min
Of course, the first symbol that comes to everyone's mind is the Swastika. Although this design is in wide use by people of the Indian peninsula for thousands of years, the entire meaning of the symbol was changed to fit the mistaken beliefs of Hitler and…
11: Dirty Doctors
Feb 9 • 73 min
It may be hard to understand with hindsight, but for most of human history if we couldn't see something with our eyes it didn't exist. In the early 1840's, in Vienna, this worldview was put to the test when people began to notice that mortality rates…
10: SAT & IQ Tests
Feb 2 • 92 min
In 1920 Carl Brigham adapted the Army's mental test to aid the admissions process for his Alma Mater, Princeton. In the nearly 100 years since the implementation of the SAT, it has faced criticism for being unfairly biased and increasingly outdated as a…
9: Celebrity Net Worth
Jan 26 • 62 min
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8: Polish Jokes
Jan 19 • 82 min
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7: Illuminati Card Game
Jan 12 • 92 min
The creator of the game, Steve Jackson, referenced his inspiration for the game from a trilogy book series in the 70s called Illuminatus. He created his card game in the early 90s, and still maintains it's strictly satire. The game is most reknowned for…
6: China’s Social Credit System
Jan 5 • 74 min
China has begun "early-access" of their social credit system. If you've seen Black Mirror, the episode titled "Nosedive" is very similar to what they're implementing for their citizens. It's rumored to be mandatory by 2020. They are planning on having a…
5: Viral Schadenfreude
Dec 29, 2018 • 66 min
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4: Gaming Ratings & Regulations
Dec 22, 2018 • 91 min
The ESRB is not a federal entity, it's a governing body of major video game companies like EA. Is it necessary still and are we okay with them "regulating" themselves. It seems like just another gatekeeper. The catalyst in the 90s was Mortal Combat for…
3: Life After Death
Dec 15, 2018 • 98 min
From Edgar Allan Poe to Patrice O'Neal, why are so many influential people recognized postmortem? There's definitely some commonalities. Support Smog On The NogLinks:Official Patrice O’Neal Website — Seek out his content. There’s a way to donate for his…
2: Dubai Girls- The dark side of Instagram models’ picture-perfect vacays
Dec 8, 2018 • 62 min
Josh and Derek join to discuss the phenomenon of "Dubai Girls" on Instagram and other social media platforms. Made popular by sites like tagthesponsor. We discuss the dark side of these "business dealings" and the ramifications on the public psyche. Video…
1: The Spotlight Effect/Egocentric Bias
Dec 3, 2018 • 59 min
A weekly podcast with two brothers, Brandon and Jordon, that solely focus on Smoggin each other’s Nog. It’s an endless pursuit of that feeling when you ponder a novel concept, or think about an idea so complex or nuanced that you can’t take a side…or you…