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 


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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…


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Image: gun store photo

Episode 7

Episode 7:

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.

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

Additional Resources

We briefly talked about the story of a 24-year-old English teacher sleeping with her student from the eight grade.

We did a pretty shitty job recapping the Brock Turner rape case, so you can read the full story.

Why we can’t call Brock Turner a rapist (in California)

Recap of the Yamato Tanooka missing child case.

Loose Ends

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.


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Images: Brock Truner mugshot (via Santa Clara County Office), Yamoto Tanooka (via KYODO), newspaper clipart

Episode 6

Episode 6:

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.

Afterwards, Jack changes up the Kao Lui Corner for the week. This time catering to the women, as he talks about the seven signs that a guy likes a girl.

Additional References

Cincinnati Zoo gorilla killed to save a child.

Animal experts claiming that Harambe was acting aggressively: Greg Tarry and Jack Hanna.

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.

Loose Ends

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).


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Images: angry driver (Flickr user John Greenfield), gorilla, speed limit sign