That's BS

A discussion podcast about topics in culture, society, and politics. Hosted by Jordan Myers and four friends.

About the show

That's BS is a long-form discussion podcast where I (and usually four friends) cover topics in culture, society, politics, and political philosophy. Many episodes will review and discuss a topical piece of news, an interesting movie, essay, science article, or political video. When possible, I try to get a guest. This isn't a very formal podcast, but we try to keep the conversations high-level in nature and sprinkle in humor where inappropriate. ALSO, we have a YouTube channel where we post shorter videos as well as the video analogs of all podcasts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD1RiH1j-M6C59z1upPXkWw

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Episodes

  • #88 - Taking the Political Compass Test

    May 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins
    2020 election, authoritarian, candidate, compass, conservative, culture, economics, left, leftist, libertarian, muckaker media, philosophy, podcast, politcs, political, politics, progressive, quiz, right, social policy, society, test, that's bs, thats bs

    In this episode, Brian, Giffin, and I take the political compass test in preparation for a policy discussion for the 2020 election.

  • #87 - Andrew Yang, Elon Musk, President Trump

    May 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    andrew yang, california, coronavirus, covid, culture, donald trump, economics, elon musk, firing line, galbraith, kenneth, muckaker media, obamagate, philosophy, podcast, politcs, politics, president, society, tesla, that's bs, thats bs, trump, ubi, us, william f. buckley

    In this episode, Brian, Giffin, and I discuss an Andrew Yang Interview I heard this week, William F Buckley Debates, Trump's press rhetoric on Obamagate, reopening (Tesla/Elon Musk), and letting areas of the economy fail (airlines?)

  • #86 - How Much Democracy is too Much Democracy?

    May 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins
    2020 election, action, biden, climate change, conservative, culture, democracy, diversity, divide, education, global warming, jordan klepper, muckaker media, philosophy, podcast, politcs, politics, progressive, regressive, society, supporters, that's bs, thats bs, thought, trump, usa, vote, voters, voting

    In this episode, Giffin, Brian, and I have an impromptu chat about the current state of democracy and its core tenets: voting, education, and political action.

  • #85 - 05/01/2020

    May 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 32 mins
    affirmative action, alt, bell, berkeley, black, charles, chicago, college, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, culture, curve, diversity, ethno-centrism, fox news, harris, iq, itunes:episode, muckaker media, murray, philosophy, podcast, politcs, president, protest, race, racism, racist, richard, right, sam, society, spencer, supremacy, that's bs, thats bs, united states, university, white

    In this episode, Giffin, Brian, and I discuss what we would be like as a university president with respect to diversity of thought; Charles Murray, Richard Spencer, etc. We also discuss the rhetoric around COVID-19 and if it's possible to be racist towards white people.

  • #84 - COVID Update [Part 2]: Trump's Response, U.S. Containment, Economic Downturns

    April 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 37 mins
    19, attia, china, corona, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, culture, data, death, discussion, disease, evidence, fox news, global, hospital, itunes:episode, muckaker media, part 1, peter, philosophy, podcast, politcs, rate, rhetoric, society, spread, that's bs, thats bs, timeline, tracker, tracking, transmission, trump, update, us, virus, who, world, wu-han

    In this episode, we finish a part 2 discussion of the U.S. response to the COVID pandemic, what we should do or could have done better, Trump's rhetoric on COVID, and how this may effect the economy going forward.

  • #83 - COVID Update [Part 1]: Global Timeline and Transmission

    April 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    19, attia, china, corona, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, culture, data, death, discussion, disease, evidence, fox news, global, hospital, itunes:episode, muckaker media, part 1, peter, philosophy, podcast, politcs, rate, rhetoric, society, spread, that's bs, thats bs, timeline, tracker, tracking, transmission, trump, update, us, virus, who, world, wu-han

    In this episode, Teddy gives us an update on the timeline and scientific details of the corona virus. Part 1 of a 2 part series!

  • #82 - Joker: Movie Analysis and Deconstruction

    April 22nd, 2020  |  44 mins 14 secs
    2016 election, analysis, arthur, culture, deconstruction, ethics, gotham, insane, insanity, itunes:episode, joker, life, meaning, mental illness, movie, muckaker media, philosophy, plot, podcast, politcs, social, society, support, supporters, that's bs, thats bs, trump, usa

    In this episode, Brian, Giffin, and Jordan discuss the movie Joker, which created a lot of spark and flame and rhetoric around its release. We discuss how analogous the character is to our lives and if the movie can tell us anything interesting or not.

  • #81 - (ft.) Benjamin A. Boyce: The Evergreen State Meltdown

    April 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    2017, a., benjamin, black, boyce, bret, bridges, college, culture, documentary, equity, evergreen, feminism, george, heather, heying, ibt, intersectionality, itunes:episode, kids, meltdown, mike nayna, muckaker media, olympia, oppression, philosophy, podcast, politcs, political correctness, president, protest, racism, riot, society, state, that's bs, thats bs, univeristy, washington, weinstein, white

    In this episode, Brian and I speak with Benjamin Boyce about his experiences being a student at Evergreen State during the meltdown of 2017 in which Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying lost their jobs. We discuss not only what went wrong, but why, and what we can do to fix things.

  • #80 - Blue Ruin: Is Revenge Worth It? (Movie Analysis)

    April 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    2013, analysis, avenge, blue, blue ruin, culture, discussion, ethics, family, film, independent film, itunes:episode, justice, meaning, morality, movie, muckaker media, murder, netflix, philosophy, plot, podcast, politcs, revenge, ruin, society, that's bs, thats bs, violence

    In this episode, Brian, Giffin, and I discuss the movie Blue Ruin (on Netflix now) and how it paints revenge in a very realistic light. We mull over the ethics, complications, and legitimacy of revenge in the modern world.

  • #79 - Trump is a Child at the Wheel (COVID-19 Update)

    April 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins
    2020 election, america, bernie, biden, corona, coronavirus, covid, culture, cuomo, death, democratic, gaff, health, itunes:79, joe, mental, muckaker media, philosophy, podcast, politcs, politics, president, primary, sanders, society, that's bs, thats bs, trump, us, usa

    In this episode, we discuss the COVID-19 situation in the US and how we see the 2020 election unfolding.

  • #78 - Citizen Kane Movie Analysis

    March 25th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    1920's, 1930's, analysis, citizen kane, death, family, h.g. wells, herst, information, itunes:78, itunes:citizen kane, kane, life, loneliness, mansion, media, movie, newspaper, relationships, that's bs, thats bs, war, wife, yellow journalism

    In this episode, Adam, Giffin, and I analyze and mull over the all-time classic, Citizen Kane. Was citizen Kane an evil man, or just a lonely one? What does Kane's life say about us? These are question we know the answers to; and you will too after listening.

  • #77 - Grit & Intersectionality Scores || How Privileged Are You?

    March 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 49 mins
    angela, bias, calculator, children, duckworth, economics, fail, failure, gender, grit, ibt, intersectionality, itunes:77, kids, learning, luck, motivation, oppression, perserverence, privilege, race, score, sexuality, skill, society, success, systemic, test, that's bs, thats bs

    In this episode, Adam, Giffin, and I discuss Angela Duckworth's Grit Test (suggested by a fan!) and then go over another test: our intersectionality scores. How privileged are we? Is that test even a good measure of it? Tune in to hear a deep dive into both.

  • Patreon Bonus Episode - Coronavirus Edition

    March 18th, 2020  |  24 mins 17 secs
    2020 election, administration, bonus, cave, corona, coronavirus, covid-19, episode, grad school, graduate, pandemic, patreon, phd, philosophy, plato, plato's cave, republican, that's bs, thats bs, trump, virus, vote

    In this episode, I bring you a sample of what Patreon Supporters get monthly by supporting me and my work at https://www.patreon.com/jordanmyers

  • #76 - The Implicit Bias Test (IBT)

    March 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins
    ageism, association, bias, discrimination, harvard, implicit, interview, itunes:76, itunes:ibt, profiling, psychology, quiz, racism, sexism, social, test, that's bs, thats bs

    In this episode, Adam, Giffin, and I discuss the validity to the IBT, or Implicit Bias Test.

  • #75 - 3/6/2020

    March 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 36 mins
    american, bloomberg, death, election, experiment, itunes:75, life, money, native, politics, president, race, sanders, that's bs, thats bs, thought, trump, us, warren

    In this episode, Giffin, Brian and I discuss the recent presidential race updates and end the episode with some fun thought experiements.

  • #74 - Libertarianism Pt. 3: Abolish the EPA?

    February 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 13 mins
    abolish, ceo, constitution, economics, environment, epa, itunes:74, itunes:libertarianism, libertarian, libertarianism, liberty, part 3, politcs, pollution, that's bs, thats bs, tort law, trump

    In this episode, Teddy backs down (apparently?) his stance on abolishing the EPA....