Well, we’ve done it now! Here is Episode 0 of the Broadly Focused Podcast. Brian and I got together for other purposes, but ended up talking ourselves right in to our introductory episode.
We do ramble a bit, but we cover most of the bases.
We introduce one another, taking generally from our recently written about us page, and then go over the basic format for the show. We get sidetracked, and don’t get around to mentioning the third segment, which will feature our game, where we pull up the current top story on Google News and have a go at it.
After a brief chuckle at the expense of young-earth creationists, we get around to talking a bit about our religious histories, including our time studying neopagan practices and my upbringing in the Roman Catholic church. This leads us to an exploration of Brian’s beliefs, and his foundation for them. I eventually accuse Brian of being an atheist. He doesn’t deny it, but indicates a ‘gnawing doubt’ will likely keep him from taking a ‘hard’ atheist position any time in the near future.
Next, Brian viciously attacks the Invisible Pink Unicorn and Russell’s teapot, and I go just as hard at religion in general. As we get ready to wrap up, we touch on why we’re doing this and revisit the format a bit. Insert jabs at the news networks here. We hit a tangent about our Science Fiction predilections, and finally get around to signing off.
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