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Shoot the Dancing Bear!

Three disparate men converge for a strange discussion of pop culture and politics. Our hosts include a psychonaut therapist with an aim to explore the healing benefits of drugs, an anarchist philosophy professor equally influenced by Marx and prison, and an English teacher terrified by the universe but energized by marginalized literature and media alike. Topics will cover the range from popular to degraded culture.

Jul 30, 2020

With the continued protest movements happening around the country and the increased federal crackdown on them, the podcast decided that it would be a good idea to get drunk and try to talk about the protests and the frequent objects of their ire: statues. 


Jul 16, 2020

Tim and Jesse welcome Seth Alt on board as the new third mic for his first topical episode. First on the tee is a discussion on the class politics of police, in reference to the recent statements by Matt Taibbi, followed by an existential question: is cancel culture real? 


Jun 28, 2020

In an expansive analysis of Celine Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire, we discuss the gaze, art, and a host of other topics in relation to this monumental romance film. Guest host Seth Alt helps Jesse and Tim connect with their feminine side (not really) in order to dig in to this genuine classic of modern art. 


Jun 6, 2020

Tim and Jesse talk about the protests, the media coverage, the political reponse, and various and sundry other related issues. If you're searching for the pod title reference, go search up Fox News coverage. Stand tall and shake the heavens, as Xenogears would say. 


May 18, 2020

Finally acclimated to the new pandemic flavored normal, the boys have reconstituted themselves with canned food and ramen to bring this podcast to the people. Topics include isolation, politics during the pandemic, and our terrible pop culture situation.