Episode 3

Episode 3:

Building off last week’s issue, Gavin brings in the topic of how Internet filter bubbles subject users to confirmation bias. The end result is a narrowed worldview for millions of Internet users worldwide. Meanwhile, Jack brings in the topic of “girls who fish for complements.”

After the issues, Jack brings in the topic of confidence in this week’s Kao Lui Corner.

Jack’s boi, DT, also gave the show a shoutout via Twitter.

Trump Tweet
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I mentioned looking for a kendama in Japan, and ended up getting this one for around $13 CAD (and the price of getting spammed by kendama-related ads; thanks to filter bubbles).

Kendama
I still don’t know how to play with this properly…

Additional References

This is the Gizmodo article I made reference to regarding Facebook’s censorship of right-leaning articles on the trending stories corner.

Check out Eli Pariser’s TED Talk (Beware online “filter bubbles”) as mentioned in this episode.

Idea for the topic of filter bubbles from The Biggest Problem in the Universe (Podcast episode 85).

Jack made reference to Europe banning ultra-skinny models; he was referring to France’s 2015 ban on skinny catwalk models.

Loose Ends

This episode was recorded on Thursday, May 12. Since then, the Toronto Raptors have advanced to the NBA Eastern Conference Finals. Jack did not send me any pessimistic messages during the Raptors 116-89 beatdown of the Miami Heat in game seven. He is officially back on the Toronto Raptors bandwagon! The debate is still ongoing as to whether or not he is a #LoyalFan.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0 

Images: Fishermen pictureFacebook thumbs up, Instagram logo

Episode 2

Episode 2:

As DIU Podcast continues to grow, the show must find ways to co-exist with the heavily PC (politically correct) world of the 21st century. Gavin brings in the topic of what types of online behaviour is acceptable. Meanwhile, Jack brings in the issue of how laptops are a huge disturbance in classes and lectures.

Afterwards, we dive into the Kao Lui Corner where Jack talks about the ever important question of why “nice guys finish last.”

Huge thank you to Shane Saravia for designing the cool cover banner photo on this very website!

You can now check us out on iTunes!

Additional References 

Story about the Halloween costume inspired by the Boston Marathon.

Story about the HSBC Bankers who filmed a fake IS execution.

Story about the Tweet which became viral over the span of an international flight.

Story about the fired Toronto firefighter.

Story about the stupid Taco Bell Tweet.

Loose Ends

After this episode was recorded, Jack sends me this link (to CBC Radio) which supposedly referred to his “doing research” for his laptop issue (even though he didn’t bring up any of the points discussed in the CBC Radio episode).

Research has found that those who take notes on their laptops in classes are more prone to type whatever the lecturer is saying (verbatim) but not necessarily retain the information. In other words, laptop note-takers try to type everything being said, without completely thinking about it. Students who take notes with paper and pen have been found to absorb more information. Although paper note-takers jot down less notes, they are more engaged with the actual lecture.

Citation

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0 

Original cover picture from the Christian Courier website.

Episode 1

Episode 1:

Welcome to DIU Podcast, Daily Issues Uncovered. A show where we talk about the big issues surrounding our everyday lives (read; first world problems).

In this first episode, we introduce ourselves while talking about the goals of this podcast. Gavin brings in the issue of Hollywood whitewashing (specifically, if this is actually something we should be angry about) while Jack brings in the issue of how he thinks women cheat more than men.

We end the show with Jack’s favourite segment – the Kao Lui Corner – where our very own in-house Love Guru will share his insights on the realms of romance. Feel free to read along with The All Proven Tactics of How to Kao Lui (Introduction).

We encourage listeners to comment on the episode either through social media, this page’s comment section (where you can post anonymously), or even email (diupodcast@gmail.com). Comments and emails may be read on future episodes; we will use the real names of people if it is provided.

Additional References

I mentioned that actual people from Japan weren’t bothered by the Ghost in the Shell casting. Check out this video (from That Japanese Man Yuta) featuring various street side interviews.

And this video (from Last Week Tonight) criticizing Hollywood whitewashing.

Loose Ends

In the show, I mention how the creator of the Ghost in the Shell manga said he was supportive of the Scarlett Johansson casting. I was incorrect in saying this; in actuality it was the manga’s publishing company, Kodansha, which supported the casting decision.

Looking at her career so far, I think Scarlett Johansson is well cast,” Sam Yoshiba, director of the international business division at Kodansha’s Tokyo headquarters, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “She has the cyberpunk feel. And we never imagined it would be a Japanese actress in the first place. (from the Hollywood Reporter)

I also made slight reference to the time when divorce was legalized in Canada. I was trying to make reference to the Divorce Act, but the name slipped my memory at the time of recording.

Citation

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0