Episode 17

Episode 17:

This week Jack brings in the topic of social conformity; we discuss if it is detrimental to society. Meanwhile, Gavin talks about whether it is more important to conform towards sportsman-like behaviour or win at any cost. The conversation derails as we end up talking about what it means to “win” in life.

Afterwards, Jack provides some tips on how to chase girls on a budget.

Additional References

Check out Grace’s blog post about social conformity (and watch the video we talk about on the episode)

More examples of Groupthink.

Hope Solo’s comments after team USA’s loss.

Loose Ends

I mentioned the experiment with the monkeys which has been described countless times to explain social conformity. To be clear: the actual experiment was never conducted (but is often referenced).

Citations

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

Images: monkeys, thinker, thumbs up

Episode 16

Episode 16:

This week Jack claims he is a “jack of all trades, master of none,” and a debate ensues about whether it is better to specialize in one particular area of expertise or to be generally well-rounded. Afterwards, Gavin brings up the topic of competitive video gaming (eSports), and if the activity should be included in the Olympics.

Afterwards, Jack talks about the Five Languages of Love, as originally coined by Gary Chapman.

Check out our latest YouTube video; where we perform the whisper challenge!

Additional Sources

The growth of eSports

Should eSports be in the Olympics?

Citations

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

Images: Gaming competition, Olympic logo

Episode 15

Episode 15:

Our good friend, Jimmy, joins us in the studio this week (while still jet lagged by his recent flight from Korea). Jimmy brings in the issue of fit-shaming and provides insights on how Jack can gain some weight. Meanwhile, Jack talks about how people don’t appreciate the things they have until it’s too late.

Afterwards, Jack asks Jimmy questions about the international (i.e. Korean) dating game.

Additional Sources

Fit mother sparks fit-shaming debate

China’s belly-button challenge 

Citations

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

Images: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, planking guy

Episode 14

Episode 14:

Joining us in studio this week is friend-of-the show and blogger, Grace Chan. Gavin brings in the issue of procrastination as we discuss ways to get around putting off your work. Meanwhile, Jack tries to bring in the topic of Yellow Fever; but instead ends up ranting about how (most) Asian dudes are pussies (and dropping some #LifeCoach wisdom).

Seeing as how Grace is the first female on DIU Podcast, Jack takes the opportunity to ask about the female perspective of things on this week’s Kao Lui Corner.

Check out Grace’s awesome blog: Live and Learn 88!

Additional Sources

Nintendo Stocks dropping.

Video of Hong Kong dude kneeling on ground while getting slapped by girlfriend (from 2013). Much cringe…

Citations

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

Images: Body builder, confidence level

Episode 13

Episode 13:

This week we briefly revisit Pokemon Go as Jack provides a shocking update from last week. Gavin then talks about the dangers of Internet hoaxes and how they can be detrimental to both DIU Podcast and the world at large. Then we discuss the future possibilities of DIU Podcast’s YouTube channel.

Afterwards, Jack talks about how to pick up girls using Pokemon Go.

Check out the first ever DIU Podcast YouTube video!

Additional Resources

Brief video on how false news is spread so easily.

The image claiming that The Simpsons had predicted Pokemon Go is fake.

Here is the video of a mob on the I-880, and the Cartel Press article.

Loose Ends

Jack mentioned how we had previously performed the spicy ramen challenge (before DIU Podcast) – watch it here!

Citations

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

Image: Donald Trump campaign image

Episode 12

Episode 12:

Kyle returns to the studio as Gavin briefly recaps his jaunt to Vancouver while presenting the greatest souvenir ever (in DIU Podcast history). Jack rants about Pokemon Go, and how the augmented-reality game is causing trouble in real life. Meanwhile, Gavin talks about the #AllLivesMatter debate and why it’s a shitty hashtag despite the good intentions of the message.

Afterwards, Jack talks about the do’s and don’ts of a first date in the latest segment of Kao Lui Corner.

Additional References

Check out some of the weirdest incidents surrounding Pokemon Go.

A brief explanation about why the #AllLivesMatter hashtag is controversial.

Loose Ends

The story Jack mentioned about the man walking onto the highway in an attempt to catch a Pikachu turns out to be false; the story is published by Cartel Press, a satirical website known for publishing hoaxes.

I tried looking up the story Jack mentioned about a mob of people flooding a highway trying to catch a Mewtwo in Pokemon Go. It seems that story was also fabricated. The real story is that the mob was created from a Black Lives Matter protest in Oakland.

Pokemon Go released officially in Canada on July 17, 2016 – Jack has since downloaded the game.

Citations

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

Episode 11

Episode 11:

Jack takes over the role of the host as Gavin is in Vancouver this week. Our good friend, Kyle, joins Jack in the studio for a condensed episode in which they talk about sustaining friendships and the plans for their trip to Asia in September.

Afterwards, Jack questions Kyle about the previously discussed theories on Kao Lui Corner.

Citations

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

Image: hitchhiker

Episode 10

Episode 10:

Our good friend, Seb, joins us in the first double-digit episode of DIU Podcast. This week Gavin compares the schooling of Asian countries to that of the West. We discuss how culture could influence students to be more studious and tackle the stereotype of all Asians being great at math. Meanwhile, Jack brings in the issue of how Hong Kongers are always looking down and complaining about the people from mainland China.

Afterwards, the Love Guru asks Seb for some feedback in regards to the Kao Lui Corner.

Here is the infamous Lexi tweet as published by Jack in 2013:

Jack Tweet
Shout-out to Jack for putting my face front-and-centre on his Twitter profile picture.

Additional Resources

I mentioned the phenomenon “education fever.”

And here is a brief excerpt from Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, in which he connects the linguistics to stronger mathematical abilities.

Citations

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

Images: China’s flag, Canada’s flag, Earth

Episode 9

Episode 9:

This week Jack rants about how he hates people who talk behind other’s backs. As the discussion advances, we learn about one of Jack’s biggest insecurities. Meanwhile, Gavin brings in the issue of cyber-bullying. The conversation surrounds what constitutes cyber-bullying and how it may influence the youth of today.

As a first on Kao Lui Corner, Jack brings his own theory known as the Rule of Three.

Additional Resources

Read about the feud between RiceGum and Travis Barker

Travis Barker defends his children’s social media usage.

RiceGum responds to the incident.

When I mentioned the hypothetical situation of a Jack Hsieh Facebook account with nudes, I was making reference to this story.

Edit: the original RiceGum video about Alabama Barker is now back on YouTube.

Loose Ends

I mentioned how my neighbour’s home was raided by the police, so here’s a photo of dudes in the hazmat suits going into their house.

Hazmat suits
They ain’t fucking around when it comes to drugs.

There was nothing about this on the news, so I doubt I’ll ever know the entire story.

Citations

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

Images: laptop, back-talking

Episode 8

Episode 8:

This week Gavin brings in the topic of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. The conversation includes topics such as media manipulation, gun control, and mental health. Meanwhile, Jack brings in the issue of people who humble-brag.

Afterwards, Jack brings in the Dobler and Dahmer Theory in this week’s segment of the Kao Lui Corner.

Additional References

Recap of the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub

Some of the gun industry numbers as of 2015

Loose Ends

Congratulations to the Cleveland Cavaliers for winning the 2016 NBA Playoffs. It was an amazing series, and both teams put on a great show.

Citations

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

Image: gun store photo