Fresh off our worst episode comes… a better one. Hopefully.
I got engaged recently so there’s talk of that on this episode. I supposed this is the “public” announcement of that unless you define Facebook announcements as “public” and I think everybody does these days. So this is the announcement for anyone listening to this show who doesn’t happen to know me in real life. I assume there’s nobody in that category.
And speaking of announcements, we also make incorrect predictions about the iPhone X since we recorded one day before the Apple event. It’s less serious tech prediction and more riffing about Apple and smartphones in general though.
Sometimes we go to record an episode of The Workshop podcast thinking we’ve got plenty of topics. And sometimes we proceed talking like there’s not actually anyone listening and just have meandering conversations that probably only interest us. That’s what happened here. I cut a lot of the most meandering stuff out and as a consequence this is (mercifully) our shortest episode in addition to maybe our worst! It’s all smooth sailing from here, right?
Join us if you dare as we engage in random chatter, self-absorbed navel gazing about our own show, and finally just give up and go through a stupid and terrible list of things millennials have supposedly killed.
Today’s episode isn’t actually about memes although we do mention a few like this one.
Also, behold the origin of the name “doge”! Yes, it’s more Homestar Runner, but that’s mostly incidental!
This episode is pretty much 50% fun and 50% serious. The fun half is about space. In the serious half, we discuss how we should respond to evil and hatred. Yeah, that’s pretty serious. We got so serious we really didn’t know how to end the show, but it was a discussion worth having.
Today’s episode has a little bit of everything. We ponder what it would be like if The Workshop Podcast were a TED Talk, relive childhood nightmares discussing weirdly creepy scenes from kids movies, and finally talk about what Eric actually wanted to in the first place: summer church youth camps. Also featured: IKEA, some serious talk about the church, and 90s INTERLUDES!
Awkward social situations? Office disputes? Manners!? Do not take any of our advice as we answer advice columns on this episode of the Workshop Podcast! Also, stick around for the post credits scene. Those are always important.
We leave sentences unsatisfyingly unfinished on this episode. Eric asks if and how much should music artists change their style over time. I recap my thoughts about a couple movies I saw: one good (Wonder Woman) and one so-bad-it’s-good (you’ll just have to listen to find out).