Every so often, buzzed conversations isn't exactly planned to any degree. This is one of those times. In this episode, the usual boys talk about whatever comes to mind, ranging from TV and games, to sea food prices.
The boys return after yet another month long hiatus, and this time there's a new guest! Chris and Jason welcome Jon to talk about culture. What drives culture, exactly? Is it religion, food, climate, geography? Perhaps it's something else entirely. What does it take for something to be considered "culture"? This conversation attempts to answer these questions and more! Oh, by the way, don't be intimidated by the duration of this episode, as it's the longest one to date!
As gamers, Chris and Jason have noticed a difference between games that are fun and engaging because of the creative content in the game, and those that are fun because they let you be the creative mind while playing it. This episode reviews these differences from player perspectives, business perspectives, and just strange perspectives (per usual).
In current time, people use technology including electronics, tools, and machines that make life a whole lot easier. However, is that necessarily a good thing? We're capable of getting more done in a single day than ever before, but less capable of relaxing and taking things slow. Would you agree? Join Chris and Jason as they discus this modern era phenomenon in an attempt to draw some sort of opinion. Will they stay on track or ever even talk about this topic? Listen until the end to find out!
The boys stay on topic for most of this episode! Advertising, marketing, promotion, who knows what to call it? Regardless, expect a few rants and tangents (surprise surprise) while there's also a few decent points and conclusions made throughout. PS, this time there's an excuse for the extended break from posting episodes for once!
These guys clearly have a strange way of creatively developing this podcast. Join them as they try to get to the bottom of "creative process" for all. They attempt to uncover what makes us all unique, and how those things drive what we create and accomplish as individuals.
If you think collecting stuff is for nerds, there's a fair chance you're a hypocrite. The guys welcome back Zach for his 4th Buzzed Conversations appearance to discuss collecting various items, and the stigmas involved with the hobby. You never realize how many things could be considered collections until you drink with your friends around some microphones and chat for an hour.
The usual fellas try to solve why the world has seen so many sequels and remakes lately, and so few original ideas. They focus on film, music, and video games as they try to come to conclusions about cultural changes, money hungry decision making, and more!
This episode is named "No Hosts Were Arrested In The Making Of This Episode", or "N.H.W.A.I.T.M.O.T.E" for short, and you'll see why soon enough. Tune in to find out why the audio doesn't sound as good as usual. Could it be because Jason made a mistake when preparing to record? Or is it because a secret government agency got their hands on our files and tampered with them? The world may never know the truth, but you can try to figure it out!
How exactly do you determine the genre of a song or artist? Perhaps you need to know the inner workings of the industry to really understand what genres actually mean. Well, the guys don't have that knowledge, so they drink and try to figure it out for themselves. They also attempt to understand what make someone like a certain type of music. These might be the most difficult questions yet!