On the 23rd installment of Tangential, Niki and Jules cascade into tech and philosophy. Listen to Niki break down how you can track the exact whereabouts of America’s sweetheart, LeBron James, when he’s in the sky and roll your eyes as Jules reminisces about her studies in London. Bear with them as they tackle the idea of modernity and feel free to question whether either of them is college educated. This one's a long one!
(Note from Niki: Jules' mic cut out for the last 15 minutes and reverted to her onboard mic, which is why it sounds a bit different!)
- Las Vegas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_vegas
- The Chilaquiles Here are Bad™: https://www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/restaurants/china-poblano
- Boozy Milkshake Place: https://holsteinsburgers.com/las-vegas/food-drink/bam-boozled-shakes/
- Thunderstorm Experience™: https://photos.app.goo.gl/xgFJArzUn7XUYHGw6
- Cicadas (gross): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cicada
- Geoff Ross: https://www.twitter.com/geoffisfamous
- Geoff does comedy at UCB: https://ucbcomedy.com/user/14552
- Emily's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/e_gumina
- Flightaware: https://www.flightaware.com
- Tracking LeBron: https://www.silverscreenandroll.com/2018/6/30/17521362/la-lakers-free-agency-lebron-james-flight-tracker-reddit
- Australia: https://goo.gl/q5FZp4
- Boeing 737: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_737
- Accidents involving the 737: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_Boeing_737
- Southwest Airlines Flight 1248: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest_Airlines_Flight_1248
- Boeing 787 Dreamliner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/787_Dreamliner
- "The New Macbook Keyboard is Ruining My Life", by Casey Johnston (The Outline): https://theoutline.com/post/2402/the-new-macbook-keyboard-is-ruining-my-life
- AntennaGate (and other Apple scandals): https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/apple/antennagate-11-biggest-apple-scandals-3620624/
- Guy Debord: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Debord
- La Société du Spectacle (1973): https://youtu.be/UKRDY88eXQU
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt5788792/
- DMV Permit Practice Tests: https://m.driving-tests.org/california/dmv-practice-test/
- Fix Your Typing: https://www.typing.com/
- Love It If We Made It by The 1975: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5l6ZoVY2zQ
- Love It If We Made It Lyrics: https://genius.com/The-1975-love-it-if-we-made-it-lyrics
- Post-Postmodernism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-postmodernism
Thanks, as always, to Louie Zong for the use of our theme music, Blackberry Jam (and in this episode, Ghost Duet as our outro music!). You can find all of Louie's tunes over at louiezong.bandcamp.com.
Tangential is a podcast that works through the events of a week by reading through weekly internet histories. Over the course of an hour, Julianna Klimeck and Nicholas Grayson try to explain and share where their minds wandered to that week, and how they got there.
Best case scenario? You learn a little something and have a good laugh. Worst case scenario? You do neither of those things because your hosts are bad at Google -- hopefully it's that first one though.
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