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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
In this news-heavy episode, Jack brings in the topic of the Stanford rape case. The conversation heads into the direction of social privilege and gender inequality. Meanwhile, Gavin brings in the topic of the missing seven-year old boy from Japan and a discussion about proper parental discipline ensues.
I talked about how there are differences between jail and prison. I didn’t know the sentencing length which separated being thrown into jail or prison during the time of recording. However, it seems that jail is mainly for people who are convicted of misdemeanor and are serving a sentence less than a year.
This week, Gavin brings in the Cincinnati Zoo shooting incident. The conversation dives into discussions about what the value of life is. Meanwhile, Jack brings in another woman-based topic; this time, claiming that women who drive luxurious cars bad drivers.
The Justice for Harambe online petition; aiming to call for the parent’s of the child to be investigated.
I briefly mentioned how plants can feel pain (well technically they can react to it, whether or not it’s actual pain – in the sense humans feel – is still unclear).
I mentioned the California study which found that people who luxurious cars are assholes. (On the episode, I said this was a 2003 study. I actually meant it was a study from 2013)
Jack briefly mentioned a Middle Eastern country where woman can’t be Uber drivers. After a brief Google search, I believe he was referring to the situation in Saudi Arabia.
The Cincinnati Zoo is planning to re-open the gorilla exhibit with a higher, reinforced barrier.
Zoo spokeswoman Michelle Curley said the outer barrier will now be 42 inches high — a half foot taller than before — with solid wood beams on top and at the bottom, plus knotted rope netting at the bottom (via Daily Advocate).