Essays

The Time-Travelers guide to the worst timeline, Chapter 2

The philosophy in our timeline is trash. Here's how much better it could be on other timelines. Via our own combat philosopher, Steve Mix

The Time Traveler’s Guide to the Worst Timeline

Congratulations, traveler! You have managed to find your way into the worst timeline. Feel free to panic. Essay on the low-key horror of our current reality, by Steve Mix

Capitol Riots: Anatomy of a Catastrophe II – Electoral Boogaloo

Scrapper again deconstructs the failures that lead to the latest major catastrophe befalling the United States, the how, why, and what the f

The Zipper Merge, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Traffic Engineers

No, you're not being a nice guy by getting in line as soon as possible, you're making everyone's commute take longer.

Failure is Part of the Process

How mixed martial arts can teach us to correct the problems in our decision making and thought processes.

Latest articles

38 The Fentanyl Panic and Law Enforcement

Is the drug Fentanyl dangerous? Yes. Does it cause immediate convulsions on skin contact? No. Do people have an incentive to BS the public? Listen to find out.

37 The Problem of Sexual Predators in the Martial Arts

The world of martial arts has a persistent, significant problem with sexual predators, particularly those who work their way into positions of authority as instructors and coaches. William Murphy, PhD, a third-degree Brazilian Jiujitsu black belt and instructor, comes on the show to discuss how this problem can be addressed, and the professional ethics involved in being an instructor.

36 – DMT and Psychedelics Without the BS

The podcast world (especially the bro-sphere) is overrun with ridiculous misinformation and BS about DMT and psychedelics in particular. We bring on an expert in the industry to discuss what is really going on, and why no, you're not seeing interdimensional space elves you dork.

Why Cops Need to Train Better – Physical Management Techniques and Law Enforcement

Regardless of whether or not you think "All Cops Are Bastards", most cops are Bad at Grappling.