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Heat Death of the Universe

Heat Death of the Universe

Heat Death of the Universe is an End-Times-inspired podcast about a wide range of subjects falling under the enormous Janus-faced purview of cultural and political commentary. Hosted by two long-time expatriated US citizens living in South Korea, mainly Seoul. http://patreon.com/heatdeathpod
121 - The CIA Loves Pedophilia and There Are Cool Living Bridges in Northeast India
The US twists the knife further into the Assange travesty. In Turkey, a drunk and "missing" man joins his own search party—you'll never believe what happens next! The concept of time is just, like, your opinion, man. [sings] All the single peasants (all the single peasants). The CIA's rife with pedophiles who totally evade all punishment by virtue of "protecting national security" (Also, this just in: the sky is blue). There are living bridges in northeastern India. The US can't stop voting in favor of Nazis at the UN. Black Friday remains a terrifying representation of US culture.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Megalo BoxJNM's Recommendation: David Attenborough: A Life on Our PlanetFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningUS seeks to block Spanish investigation into CIA operation against Assange as British ruling on extradition appeal is “imminent”Turkey: 'Missing' man joins search party looking for himselfHow we became weeklyThe escalating costs of being single in AmericaSecret CIA Files Say Staffers Committed Sex Crimes Involving ChildrenThe ingenious living bridges of IndiaThe Worst Black Friday Violence Horror StoriesUS keeps voting to defend Nazis at United Nations [VIDEO]Yesterday, the 76th session of the UN General Assembly once again adopted a resolution proposed by Russia  against the glorification of Nazism. Only two countries voted against the motion: The United States & Ukraine. Incredibly, Germany abstained.UN Digital Library: "Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance"Explanation of Vote at the Third Committee Adoption of the Combating Glorification of NazismLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Today
1 hr 31 mins
120 - The Pizzagate Massacre: The Movie: The Ride!119 - Cash Scattered in the Middle of Nowhere
Update on whistleblower Daniel Hale and info on how to contact him in prison. Vietnamese factory workers lived in the factories for the greater good of the bottom line. Omicron, etc. FDR's forgotten crusade against "sexual perversion" in the Navy. Michael Flynn says the quiet part loud about the Evangelical theocratic endgame. Bill Gates bought all the news that's fit to print. Luxury survivalist training: new hedonistic kink for the uber-wealthy? Cash goes flying around the interstate—you'll never believe what happens next!Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Utopia JNM's Recommendation: The Purge franchiseFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningWrite to Daniel HaleWorkers in Vietnam lived inside factories to keep Samsung’s products on shelves during the pandemicOmicron variant puts world in a 'race against time', says EU Commission PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt’s Forgotten Anti-Gay Sex CrusadeMichael Flynn says of the US: 'We have to have one religion'Documents Show Bill Gates Has Given $319 Million to Media OutletsAre US spies behind Pandora Papers? And shady Facebook 'whistleblower' wants more censorshipThe New Luxury Vacation: Being Dumped in the Middle of NowhereCash scattered across a Southern California freeway sent drivers into a frenzyLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
1w ago
1 hr 19 mins
118 - Implanted Advertisements in Our Dreams
The farmer's protests in India are going well and Modi's seemingly on the ropes. Biden sells off the Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas interests less than a week after talking about leading the world in climate emergency mitigation at the COP26 summit.  Some scientists and marketing demons are researching ways to implant specific images and then full-blown advertisements into you dreams. Texas once again wants to secede from the country. NASA will fly a satellite into a pair of asteroids as preparation for an Armageddon-like event. Japan is turning shitty adult diapers into a new fuel source. Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Hell BoundJNM's Recommendation: Urban HikingFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningIn Rare Show of Weakness, Modi Bows to India’s FarmersIndian farmers hold mass rally, keep pressure on Modi despite climbdownUS auctions off oil and gas drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico after climate talksInside your dreamscape: Dream-hacking techniques can help us create, heal and have fun. They could also become tools of commercial manipulationGravitas: Texit after Brexit? Why some Texans want to leave the USNasa to slam spacecraft into asteroid in mission to avoid future ArmaggedonA New Source of Fuel in an Aging Japan: Adult IncontinenceLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Nov 23 2021
1 hr 12 mins
117 - The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins (Part III)116 - Chasing Our Tails Until Extinction & Enjoying the Circus Music Along the Way
Get exploited in your dreams for free. More and more people just might be noticing some fundamental problems but are still a million light years from a general strike or even a Howard Beale "Mad as hell" moment. Climate summits are mainly just monstrous wastes of time and energy, all the way down to the subatomic level. Climate science has spoken on the voodoo of "net zero." Kyle Tollhouse Porterhouse did etc, and his judge/manservant loves him enough to ban zooming in on crucial video footage for, uh, reasons and, er, 'logarithms.' A lawyer stalked a beach as a storm approached, dressed as The Shape in order to be a beacon of positivity. Kamala Harris 2024: "Together we must work together to do things together." Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendations: 1) Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time & 2) The War on Drugs - I Don't Live Here Anymore  & 3) Orbital - Orbital 2JNM's Recommendation: Inspector KooFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningWhen Work Invades Your Sleep Through Your DreamsA record 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in SeptemberNancy Pelosi says the ‘climate crisis is a national security matter’ to defend Pentagon budget increase Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trapRich People Are Destroying the PlanetCovid cases are surging in Europe. America is in denial about what lies in store for itJudge buys Rittenhouse lawyer’s inane argument that Apple’s pinch-to-zoom manipulates footageTexas Lawyer Cited For Wearing 'Halloween' Michael Myers Costume On BeachLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Nov 15 2021
1 hr 19 mins
115 - The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins (Part II)114 - One Great Big Festering Neon American Restroom Association
Biden is the new FDR, 'cept he's still got his functioning gams, jack! Some piece of shit judge wants to smooch with and make tender love to Kyle Rittenhouse. New psychological study says we're thought more highly of than we'll ever know. Some proto-Banksy enacted the inverse of Project Mayhem by covertly changing traffic signs on an LA freeway. The great Dave Anthony gives us a valuable scientific/political lesson and gets to slag Matty "One Billion American (Slaves) Needed" Yglesias along the way. CRT? More like See Me Pee (on the street because even toilets must be solely engines of capital consolidation). Also, the pinko commie rag The Economist reports on scientific findings indicating that two to four times as many people have died from coronavirus than the official number states. Long Covid is revealing itself to be more and more responsible for serious cognitive malfunction.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Made For LoveJNM's Recommendation: FreakyFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningThe people Kyle Rittenhouse shot can’t be called ‘victims’, a judge says. Surprised?Actually, Everyone Is Thinking About YouSIGN FROM ABOVE: Guerilla Traffic Sign Artist-ActivistClimate change: Carbon emissions show rapid rebound after Covid dipLatest episode of The West Wing Thing as referenced and excerpted by HDotUMethane is more dangerous than carbon dioxide — the gas index can helpDid critical race theory really swing the Virginia election?At Long Last, The Right Has Joined The Culture WarWhere Did All the Public Bathrooms Go? The pandemic’s true death tollLingering ‘Brain Fog’: Study Finds High Rate Of Cognitive Impairment Months After Covid-19 Infection Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Nov 8 2021
1 hr 41 mins
113 - The Jakarta Method by Vincent Bevins (Part I)000 - New Nightmare (1994) - Commentary Track000 - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Commentary Track112 - Jailed Innocents and Fauci's Three Pillars of Evil
Updates on both Donziger and Assange. The strike wave continues. Or does it? Avoid billions in income taxes with these 3 E-Z Steps! Fauci is irredeemably awful for many reasons here are three standouts.  A man lived off of Six Flags concessions every day for seven years: listen to find out why!Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Hellbound (TRAILER) JNM's Recommendation: Call the Department of Justice and leave a message in support of Steven Donziger.  Call 202 353 1555 and leave this message, as recommended by Steven himself:Mr. Attorney General I am calling on behalf of Steve Donziger and the values of our country to ask that you not let a corporate private prosecution take place in the United States that clearly violates the rule of law. All you need to do is one simple thing: take the case out of Chevron's hands and take it over directly yourself via the DOJ. Review it if you want or dismiss the charges as was the original decision by the DOJ but you can't let a private prosecution take place. Please take back the case and stop this unprecedented prosecution that has been condemned by members of Congress, 68 Nobel laureates, Greenpeace, the United Nations, and Amnesty International.Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningDonziger’s Appeal Denied, Must Report to Prison Wednesday The horrific persecution of Julian Assange continuesIs this a strike wave?Buy, Borrow, DieElon Musk Throws a Shit Fit Over Possibility of Being Taxed His Fair ShareHow to Tax Elon Musk and Jeff BezosIn Major Shift, NIH Admits Funding Risky Virus Research in WuhanFauci critics say NIH letter debunks 'gain of function' denialAn Open Letter To Dr. Anthony Fauci (1988)The Devil and Dr. Fauci: The Many Faces of Bureaucratic EvilFauci Blesses Feeding Puppies' Heads to FliesFauci under fire by beagle organization over alleged puppy experimentsMEET THE GUY WHO SPENDS JUST $150 A YEAR TO EAT ALL HIS MEALS AT SIX FLAGS Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Oct 29 2021
1 hr 24 mins
111 - Bolsanaro's Tears and the Manchin Family's Flame-Engulfed Yacht
New Zealand fired a wizard. Self-driving cars begin to eerily congregate in San Francisco. Big Tech & bellicose billionaires more generally decide to also help create the impending water wars in addition to all the rest the contribute to the world. Jair Bolsonaro is being indicted on 24 criminal counts, including crimes against humanity linked to his mass murderous handling of coronavirus. Somehow removing unemployment benefits didn't kickstart the economy and the employment rate has decreased even further since then. Joe Manchin rubs it in all our faces and we suggest fun ways for he and his disgusting family to "accidentally" be neutralized. The never-ending news of the spending bill provokes a vision that when all is said and done the thing will literally just be two nickels rubbed together by Manchin and Sinema while they belly laugh in all our faces on national TV. Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Locke & KeyJNM's Recommendation: Station ElevenFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningA New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decadesSelf-driving Waymo cars gather in a San Francisco neighborhood, confusing residentsBig tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western waterBolsonaro charged with mass murder for COVID-19 herd immunity policy in BrazilWhere are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influxTrump and Miller attempted to deploy 250,000 troops to US-Mexico border in Spring 2020Joe Manchin Is American PoliticsBiden Announces New Reconciliation Deal That Slashes Bill Nearly in Half'Pressure from US, EU could destabilize Ethiopia'Record 1.7 Million Migrants Arrested on Southern Border During 2021 Fiscal YearLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Oct 25 2021
1 hr 10 mins
110 - The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
In another edition of our ongoing Book Club series, we discuss the bafflingly prescient and hugely unknown E.M. Forster proto-science fiction and dystopian story The Machine Stops. This was written in 1909 yet managed to very accurately predict technologies like the internet, including its ability to be used as a device that can allow people to never leave the house: video conferencing, delivering food, clothes, music, literature and even artificial oxygen all to individuals living in isolation in underground chambers, yet connected to thousands and mediated by "the Machine." A harrowing and all-too-familiar vision of a world saturated with social atomization and mechanized order as well the dire consequences they may bring.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Dune (2021)JNM's Recommendation: The Machine StopsFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningPublic domain copy of the story: The Machine StopsAudiobook of The Machine Stops"How E.M. Forster’s Only Foray Into Sci-Fi Predicted Social Distancing""The Machine Stops" a review by famed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks"The Machine Stops: Science and Its Limits"The Machine Stops: Will Gompertz reviews EM Forster's workJNM's review of The Machine StopsWATCH: 1960s British science fiction anthology series Out of the Unknown included an adaption of "The Machine Stops" as one of their best received episodes (via archive.org)Review of the TV episode adaptation in Radio Times, September 29, 1966Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Oct 22 2021
1 hr 37 mins
109 - Flow My Beers, the Policemen Said
We discuss the largely forgotten story of one of the largest riots in New York City history. In September 1992, some 10,000 off duty NYPs descended upon City Hall in a racially charged and drunken protest/riot, with their fury directed at Mayor David Dinkens, NYC's first and so far only Black mayor. We take a look at the details of the bizarre spectacle of off duty and on duty cops meeting at a bit of an "awkward" crossroads during the riot, the historical context of the event, and the instrumental role of the vile figure of Rudolph "9/11" "Don't-Call-Italians-Fascist" Giuliani. Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: Bad Religion - Let Them Eat WarJNM's Recommendations: 1) The Vanguard Live with Abby Martin 2) “Here’s the awful truth: even if every person, every automobile, and every factory suddenly emitted zero emissions, the earth would still be headed—head first and at full speed—toward total disaster for one major reason: the US military.” —Barry Sanders, earthsgreatestenemy.comFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningIn 1992, thousands of furious, drunken cops descended on City Hall — and changed New York historyRudy Giuliani’s 1992 police riotCrowd psychologyGroupthinkExtraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by Charles MackayThe Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le BonRudy Giuliani Is Accused Of Inciting A Riot. It’s Not The First TimeOfficers Rally And Dinkins Is Their Target (1992 NYT Article)Rudy’s Racist Rants: An NYPD History LessonDinkins Denounces Police Protest As Furthering an Image of RacismWATCH: Did You Know Rudy Giuliani Helped Start A Police Riot In 1992?On My Mind; The Drug Papers by A. M. RosenthalLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Oct 19 2021
1 hr 40 mins
108 - Bloodless Meridian, or Jailed For a Crime That Doesn't Exist
We discuss the investigative journalism of the recently published article "Black Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge" about a sinister judge (Judge Donna Scott Davenport) ruling in in Rutherford County, Tennessee with totally unchecked impunity and an wholly deranged and bombastic sense of moral superiority. For more than 20 years now she's been sending numerous children, some as young as young as 7 years old, to a corrupt and abusive juvenile detention center for extremely petty offenses (like using curse words) or for absolutely nothing at all, as we see in the article. Hopefully her reign of terror can finally be ended by shining a light on her disgusting enterprise through journalism like this and attendant activism and social pressure. Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD/JNM Joint Recommendation: Long Walks  JNM's Recommendation: Useful IdiotsFurther Reading, Viewing, ListeningBlack Children Were Jailed for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Almost Nothing Happened to the Adults in Charge.LISTEN: The Takeaway - Adults Jailed Black Children for a Crime That Doesn't ExistKids for cash scandalWATCH: Variety of videos + full documentary about the scandalLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Oct 15 2021
1 hr 34 mins
107 - Reverse Sinema Logistics of the Faux-vel Office
The distractions of the interlocking bullshit from both QAnon and BlueAnon as recently exemplified by Tucker Carlson and Third Reich wunderkind Steven Miller's latest flame-fanning nonsense about the White House's fake Oval Office. The bizarre subterranean markets and mind-boggling waste from our big-box online overlords. Why is it China's responsibility to process all the world's garbage-rubbish-trash? Would a prison really spend 10 years and $20,000 just to refuse to give a blanket to an inmate? (SPOILER: Yes.) Kyrsten Sinema just being her own damn self.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD'S Recommendation:  Metroid DreadJNM's Recommendation: 1) Banned Mormon Cartoon 2) Cutthroat KitchenFurther Reading, Viewing, Listening"The World is a Corporation" (Network, 1976)Why the White House Built a Fake Oval Office for Joe BidenLouis Vuitton bags, Nike shoes, stool samples: Inside the bizarre economy of unclaimed Amazon packagesThe Nasty Logistics of Returning Your Too-Small PantsTexas Prisoner’s Lawsuit Over Reaction to Prison Blankets Moves ForwardTexas Inmate With Allergies Has Asked for a Cotton Blanket for 10 Years, Lawsuit SaysCourt sides with inmate who sued Texas prison over blanketsKYRSTEN SINEMA IS LITERALLY TEACHING A COURSE ON FUNDRAISINGLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Oct 12 2021
1 hr 32 mins
106 - Stowing Away on The Korean Wave
We address several excellent questions and comments from a listener (u/joshuaism) about Korean culture, partially through the lens of the currently extremely popular Korean streaming series Squid Game. The nature of Korean entertainment on the global stage. The country's complex relationship with gambling. Debt. Wealth inequality. Economic and social mobility. Loan sharks. Organized crime and its portrayal in popular fiction. Christianity and religion or lack thereof more broadly. North Koreans defecting to the South. Immigration and migrant labor.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD'S Recommendation: Dasha PlesenJNM's Recommendation: The Housemaid Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningBTS and EXO: The soft power roots of K-popSouth Korea’s Complex Relationship with GamblingHousehold debt posing major threat to Korean economy amid pandemicFrom loan sharks to drug fortune: S Korean reaps virus rewardsSouth Korea: Nature and extent of loan-sharking; protection available for victims of loan sharksOrganized Crime in South KoreaKkangpaeChristianity in KoreaThe Global Social Mobility Report 2020 Equality, Opportunity and a New Economic Imperative Generational Divides and the Future of South Korean Democracy'Parasite' reflects deepening social divide in South Korea‘Squid Game’ is No. 1 on Netflix and South Koreans are using the survival drama to talk about inequalityNorth Korean defectors: What happens when they get to the South?Crossing Divides: Two Koreas divided by a fractured languageLocationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Oct 7 2021
1 hr 41 mins
105 - At Least The Mafia Has Some Rules104 - The Hidden Optimism of the Doomsday Clock
Steven Donziger finally catches a break. Conceptual art scams again. An unorthodox beverage choice causes a forest fire. 2021 Doomsday Clock Statement. Ban backpacks, not guns. 500k Americans lack indoor plumbing. Ban border patrol horses and everything will fall perfectly into place. Guantanamo Bay will be expanded, further privatized, and no goddamn horses or their pills and pastes will be allowed. Plus, we play around with this website.Support: patreon.com/heatdeathpodGeneral RecommendationsJD's Recommendation: DiabloJNM's Recommendation: The Grayzone and more specifically these two videos: 20 years after 9/11, millions of victims of 'War on Terror'Biden's UN speech shows further US commitment to war and meddling, not 'diplomacy'Further Reading, Viewing, ListeningHighest U.N. Human Rights Body Rules U.S. Government Must Release Steven Donziger from “Arbitrary” Detention and Compensate Him for Legal Violations An Artist Was Paid $84,000 By A Museum—And Delivered Two Blank Canvasses Woman Accused of Starting Fawn Fire Was Attempting To Boil Bear Urine to DrinkIt is 100 seconds to midnight - 2021 Doomsday Clock StatementNot a single G20 country is in line with the Paris Agreement on climate, analysis shows Is it too late to prevent climate change? Triple jeopardy: Children face dark future of climate disastersGun Fears See School Ban Backpacks, Forcing Students to Improvise With Random ItemsWhite House says border officials in Del Rio will no longer use horsesBiden Administration Seeks A Contractor For A Migrant Facility At Guantanamo Locationless Locationsheatdeathpod.comEvery show-related link is corralled and available here.Twitter: @heatdeathpodPlease send all Letters of Derision, Indifference, Inquiry, Mild Elation, et cetera to: heatdeathoftheuniversepodcast@gmail.comAlso, check out our newly updated YouTube channel for the hell of it
Sep 30 2021
1 hr 23 mins

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