Like it or not Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon. After geeking out a little we had to address the Alabama special election results and a certain apology from a certain co-host of the show. The rest of our time for this episode was spent meandering through our endless discussion about the state of civilization, and how we (all of us) might direct civilization to more just, peaceful, and sustainable ends. As you might guess, Sean is hopelessly hopeful about the trajectory of civilization and Scott makes the case that we are all doomed. Is it possible that we are both right?

EPISODE 166 MAIN ISSUE: STOP MAKING SENSE

EPISODE 166 TOPICS: A  LITTLE WHILE AGO IN A THEATER NOT TOO FAR AWAY, PAY GOOD ATTENTION TO THAT MUSIC MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN, A ‘BAMA MEA CULPA, CORPORATE OFFERS WE CAN’T REFUSE, DON’T MESS WITH TECHIES, DID WE JUST SOLVE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY?, I COUNTER YOUR REFORMATION, BENIGN CANCER IS THE GOOD KIND, GO OUT AND GET YOURSELF A NICE PIECE OF ACCESS

EPISODE 166 SEGMENTS: WORDS TO LIVE BY