Minisode – State of the podcast (no, we aren’t quitting *eyeroll*)

I’m sure this sign gets passed a lot on the highway of life.

Ever have one of those periods of time where you can’t get anything done because of your job?  This has been one of those times for us here at the What If Podcast.  Our job is physically demanding a lot of the time, and with the weather as it’s been, it’s doubly so.  We apologize for not having an episode on schedule, and we aren’t trying to make an excuse, but in the real world, work comes before play.  We’d love to be able to do this podcast full-time, but right now that isn’t happening so we need to have something to cover bills and late-night-post-recording-fast-food excursions.  We’ll be back in a bit with a full episode for ya. Stay tuned!

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Episode 28 – Interview with Jon Gries…and something about lasers..but JON GRIES!

This is what real talent looks like.

You may know him as Lazlo Hollyfield in Real Genius, Det. Tony Montoya in Running Scared, Ronnie Wingate in Get Shorty, Uncle Rico in Napoleon Dynamite, or Casey in the Taken franchise and more recently as Dr. Roberts on Dream Corp, LLC. on Adult Swim; the greeat Jon Gries has been a consummate ‘that guy’ character actor on the big and small screen for nearly 40 years.  We had the fantastic opportunity to talk with him about his role in Real Genius, specifically what his thoughts were if the lasers in the movie were real.

Caution, your imminent vaporization via laser is about to begin!

 

We hope you enjoy this special episode!

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Episode 27 – 2017 Year in Review!!

2017- “Why are you running!?”

2017 will go down in history as a very bad year for everyone… except the ultra-rich.

In this episode, we give a brief (yeah, it’s nearly three hours long, but that was skipping a lot of what happened.) rundown of the things that shaped this 365-day-long waterboarding session on the world.

 

 

Sources:

On This Day 2017

As always, the intro/outro music is graciously provided by Zombie Hyperdrive

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Episode 26 with UDPC Podcast – What if you survived a Nuclear Attack?

With the very real threat of nuclear annihilation over childish tweets between two very problematic leaders making headlines; we sat down with the guys from the UDPC Podcast to wax about the implications of that and what would happen in the aftermath…If you survived.

http://www.exitmundi.nl/nukes.htm

https://www.survival.org.au/nuclear-war-survival.php

 

 

As always, theme music was graciously provided by: Zombie Hyperdrive
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Episode 24 : What if the Joker has super sanity?

“Oh, the irony! Me, flying out from the darkness–like a bat. You know what I love about the darkness, Batman? I can see my reflection in it. My face is the face of the deep. And it goes on forever. What do you see? Do you see your reflection? Is that why you sit in the darkness? Answer me! When you stare at the darkness, does it stare back at you?” –The Joker, Gotham City Sirens, Vol. 1 #24

In this episode we  delve into the possibility that the Joker has “Super-Sanity”.  Are his actions that of a homicidal and psychopathic criminal mastermind or an enlightened individual, an agent of chaos bathed in the deep abyss of nihilism? Tune into this episode… Same What If time … Same What If Podcast!

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Episode 23: What if Lincoln and Kennedy survived their assassination attempts?

“Four score” and all that
“Ask not what your country…”etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we hear the name Lincoln or Kennedy, we think of what are perhaps the two most influential leaders this country has had.  We are also reminded of their tragic fate; but what if they survived those morbid ordeals?  In this episode, we are joined by one half of The Recasting Couch Podcast, Mike, as we discuss what might’ve happened if these two paragons of American leadership dodged the proverbial (and literal) bullet.

 

-Editor’s Note-

Don’t worry, the audio gets better around the 17 minute mark.

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Episode 22: Reddit Hypotheticals

In this off the cuff episode we make whiskey out of lemons…Plainly put, the plans for our crossover episode unexpectedly fell apart. It happens from time to time and that’s just life. Regardless we decided to toss our pennies into the Reddit well to see which hypotheticals it would bear. We encounter a range of half serious but mostly funny possibilities. Definitely a NSFW episode so enjoy at your own leisure…

 

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Episode 21: Advocate for the Devil… What If Satan were the good guy?

“Since man’s natural instincts lead him to sin, all men are sinners; and all sinners go to hell. If everyone goes to hell, then you will meet all your friends there. Heaven must be populated with some rather strange creatures if all they lived for was to go to a place where they can strum harps for eternity.” ― Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Bible

 

When we are young, we’re taught that Satan is the ultimate form of evil, a wicked boogeyman who would rather steal your soul and damn you to eternal torment in hell than give you the time of day…but what if he were given the proverbial ‘shaft’ by a jealous god who knew he was making more sense than ‘Him’ and feared an uprising?  On this episode we explore the idea that Satan could merely be religion’s biggest scapegoat, a catch-all excuse for all its shortcomings.

http://www.christianbiblereference.org/faq_eternal.htm
https://www.daltonator.net/durandal/religion/satan.shtml
https://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,20959.0.html?PHPSESSID=5550c0a2732e1d6154f1009843856735
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satan

 

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Episode 20: Taxing Churches — Special crossover episode with Make Me A Fan Podcast

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses…just make sure you put something in the collection plate, this place didn’t build itself.

This episode, we’re talking with The Make Me a Fan Podcast!  We’re doing their format, and we try to make them a fan of taxing churches.  We talk a little about if churches should be taxed, which churches should be, whether it’s an overreach of government, and how that could be helpful, or a bane to churches.  Enjoy!

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