Phase2Phase

Phase2Phase

Long-form discussions and lowbrow humor on topics that would be unbelievable if they weren't true.

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May 24, 2023 4 mins

Here comes a new challenger!
And the shocking return of an old cast member from season 1!
For the latest in virtual dopamine delivery, we turn to our resident nerd.

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PSVR2 Sales
Quest 3
Google/Samsung Return
Apple's Headset
Shockwave Suit

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It's been a month since Markus got his newest gizmo. How does he feel about it?

Protip: Take a drink every time Markus says "Immersive"

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March 20, 2023 10 mins

Almost exactly one year after Russia's invasion of its neighbor Ukraine, Markus and Drew discuss how America came to be involved in this bloody conflict.
 
Officially involved only from a support standpoint, by providing not only billions of dollars but also an array of sophisticated military hardware. Supplying everything from brand new Abrams tanks to F-16 jet fighters and of course, not to mention, a plethora of uno...

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3 weeks after the Chinese "spy balloon" that blatantly defied US airspace, and casually floated across the lower 48, Markus and Drew discus  if this story was merely a distraction from the train derailment and environmental disaster in East Palestine, Ohio?

But why the distraction, if indeed it is one? Who's to blame and who benefits?

Perhaps it's the War Machine, doing what it does best- drum...

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February 21, 2023 30 mins

Every civilization throughout our history has taken part in the shaping of its society and ultimately its own destiny,  built on the foundations of human ingenuity and the unique drive to be better. In the strive for social progress and the instinctual desire to harness the power of technology, we built machines to help us.  This new mechanized era coupled with ever increasing automation, would lay the groundwork for what would lat...

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Why are we so collectively desperate for belonging? To understand this world and our place in it? What is it that calls to us to find the secret knowledge from the beyond? Join us, as we do a brief dive into the dark waters of cults.

In this episode we examine JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES, HEAVEN'S GATE, THE PEOPLE'S TEMPLE and THE MANSON FAMILY. The groups, their leaders, founders and the doctrine they follow(ed).<...

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May 2, 2022 5 mins

Uh oh! Did we just become a celebrity gossip podcast!? You can't avoid it, so we talked about it. But who is at fault here? Should we do more commentary as half-informed outsiders?

You decide.

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April 27, 2022 8 mins

There's a new sheriff in Twitter town. But what changes will it bring? Will it be a bastion of free speech, or a cesspool of internet trolls?

You decide.

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Hyperloop Testing

Elon Buys Twitter

Follower count changes

Chinese Consulate in Houston burns docs in courtyard

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April 2, 2022 6 mins

Has Markus finally finished his quest for audiovisual perfection!? Find out in this thrilling retelling!

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Dolby Cinema

The Lost City 

Try it yourself!

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March 28, 2022 62 mins

In a surprising mid-season twist, Markus rants about things that probably only he cares about. Put on your waders listeners, cause this one gets deep. Are these the ravings of a mad man, or is his nerd rage justified? You decide.

Note of correction: I mistakenly said “kilobytes per second” in regards to audio bitrate, when more accurately it is “kilobits per second” which ironically enough proves my point

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January 30, 2022 8 mins

In this Tangent, Markus and Drew discuss America's complicated relationship with billionaires.

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Amazon's Brick and Mortar 

 Bezos meets Dicaprio

"Or we will write you an angry letter to you..."


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January 30, 2022 8 mins

In this Short, Markus and Drew talk about the bugs still being working out of the 5G telecommunications system.

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5G Buffer zones

FAA Issues

Spectrum woes

Lightsquared vs GPS

Too many acronyms


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Microsoft sent shock waves through the videogame industry when it announced plans in January to acquire Activision Blizzard, the developers/publishers of the gigantic Call of Duty and  Warcraft series. Weeks later, Sony announced their plan to acquire Bungie (best known for creating the Halo and Destiny franchises (ironically published by Activision)).

How will these business decisions affect the employees and the consumer...

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January 21, 2022 7 mins

What cool new gadgets and gizmos can we expect this year? For the full report, we ask our resident nerd.

 ***CORRECTION: OWO is NOT owned by Meta. You can learn more on their website below!

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Smart Home gadgets

Razer Sophia 

BMW Car

Rainstick Shower

HTC @ CES 22

OWO vest

PSVR 2

CES 22 VR Roundup 

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In 1990, NASA and the ESA launched the Hubble Space Telescope. It enabled us to learn the life cycles of stars, revealed black holes, proved the existence of dark matter and dark energy, and has even given us a glimpse into the oldest parts of the universe.

Now, over 30 years later (with some fresh underground collabs) they're about to drop the hotly anticipated sequel...


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January 16, 2022 65 mins

In which we discuss the 1984 David Lynch and the 2021 Dennis Villenueve  adaptations and their subjective successes and failures.

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 Rotoscoping

Jordorowsky's Dune

Villenueve Scene Breakdown

Hans Zimmer Song Exploder

Deleted Scenes

For fans of the David Lync film, look up the 'Spicediver' fan edit

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December 14, 2021 27 mins

In this episode, Drew rails against the COVID mandates as well as (in his view) the incoherent policies more than 18 months after "15 Days to Slow the Spread".
(WARNING, EXTREME LANGUAGE!!!)

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00:00 Intro/How it started (It's Science)
04:00  Never let a good crisis go to waste/The Flip-Flopping begins
06:07 Put your money where your mouth is/The Mandates
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In this Short, Markus and Drew discuss the tremendous respect they have for the Sea (and those who sail it), through a story of Peruvian sailors trapped beneath the waves in their crippled sub the Pacocha, and their miraculous escape.

This story of horror and heroism is something akin to  Apollo 13, Titanic and Back Draft, all rolled into one real life nightmare.

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What if you were asked to compile all relevant cultural examples of humanity and then put it in a sort of satellite-time-capsule and then shoot it off into the far regions of space?

What images, sounds, and media would you pick and why? Furthermore, how would those choices be interpreted by intelligent extraterrestrial life?

These were the questions that faced Carl Sagan and his associates in the 1970s.

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November 7, 2021 19 mins

In this Short, Markus and Drew discuss the theoretical wonderplane that is the metaverse, proto-metaverses, and the realities of the world that it is being born in.


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Epic's Billion dollar Metaverse

Facebook rebrands as Meta

Decentraland

Fortnite collaborations

"who just agrees to something they don't read?"

The Net (film)

"e...

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