140. Artificial Intelligence Gambling Addiction

Other good book titles include “I am sorry you feel that way” and “I give my marriage a year.” I would like to formally apologize for the tardiness of this episode: I had to ask the computer for another 1000 pictures. Water of the week is Convicted Melon from Liquid Death.

139. I’m letting you down…

This week, I went to a show and saw Haley Heynderickx and she told the audience that she has recorded a new album. But! She’s on a very small record label so the album won’t come out for another 3 years. Somehow, that made me feel better. When it comes to “putting things out”, everyone suffers. Even Haley Hendurizckszx. Even the stars themselves. Water of the week is Hibiscus Raspberry from Good&Gather.

137. No Episode This Week

Water of the week is “berry citrus” from Daytrip. “Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain live microorganisms intended to maintain or improve the “good” bacteria (normal microflora) in the body. Prebiotics are foods (typically high-fiber foods) that act as food for human microflora.” So probiotics are microbots themselves and prebiotics are food for the microbots?

135. Mr. Sidebar Humblebrag

I’m not enjoying my own energy in this episode. It’s all slightly too frenzied and unhealthy. Are we on the brink of complete collapse? Can we know about such a thing before it happens? Can you see it coming? Well, at least we’re staying hydrated: Orange-Mango-Chili-Lime from Culture Pop Soda, Elderflower Grapefruit from Aura Bora, and Peach Tea from Humm.

130. And what’s the problem now?

Water of the week is Sparkling Clam. Yup, you read that right – sparkling clam! It may sound unusual, but it’s a beverage that has been gaining popularity in some parts of the world, and Joakim is here to give us his expert opinion on it. Okay, so what now? You think this episode description was also written by ChatGPT? You think it’s Artificial Intelligence all the way down? Reaching the lower reaches of the nothingness of the nothing? You think we’ve completely lost everything already? Anyway. Let’s talk about the big question: What’s wrong the the New York Times? Let’s see what the people have to say…
“basically that it’s all about how you can’t just appreciate that something happened but rather it’s only meaningful if it’s this social media style experience narrated by the reporter”
“the other thing is about just being really wordy and vague and using a ton of words when the thing could be just very simply stated, perhaps because this wordy approach is considered colloquial and attractive but also because it helps them to deliver an angle, a sort of ironic point of view”
“and they use verbs with no clear subject”
“or passive voice in a suspicious way”

122. Does Life Go On?

With episodes like these, a lot of listeners always message me afterwards and ask if I’m okay, if I need someone to talk to, if they need to worry about me. And then I’m always incapable of connecting with real people in a real way, so I say something dismissive, like, “What are you talking about? The podcast is just fiction! You think I’m ACTUALLY sad?” The theme for this week is ‘shitty grocery store water’ so we’re doing Lemon from Crystal Geyser and Strawberry Lemonade from Market Pantry. There was a third water, but I was -LITERALLY- too distraught to even remember.

120. Death

Ellsworth Kelly is 92 years old and in an interview he said, apropos nothing, “I’d like to live for another 15 years.” This sounds like a man who is not ready for the thing that is coming. Water of the week is a tropical flight of immunity-centered sparkling water: Acai Blueberry Immunity Support Sparkling Water from Sparkling Ice, Mango from SWAY+IMMUNITY, Pomelo CBD Sparkling Water from Lei Back.

117. The Greatest Podcast in the World

This is not the greatest podcast in the world—this is just a tribute. Also, 2007 was the year of the pig, but I was looking at it wrong and immediately started doubting a whole chunk of my own life. Also, I was trying to think of the word “sine wave” and I called it a Sinus Curve (because that’s what it’s called in Swedish). So there you go. Water of the week is three flavors of GT’s Synergy Raw Kombucha: Golden Pineapple, Watermelon Wonder, and Tangerine Dream.