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Futurist linguist, Heron Stone, and artificial life creator, Tom Barbalet, rap on a variety of topics. Regular discussions include futurism, the 1960s, Terence McKenna, politics, philosophy, linguistics, simulation, pianos, publishing and general degenerate humor.

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159. Amputee Riot [September 23, 2016]

Tom has a created character for his YouTube toy soldier persona. Heron has seen the Weiner movie and the Woman Who Wasn't There. Tom wants to decompose some ideas. They discuss this idea of hierarchy in simulation. They discuss porn discoveries on others computers with some insights into Heron's life turning point. Heron outlines Earth expelling humans. They discuss the many theories of Nick Bostrom and intelligence independent from humans. Tom talks about Morro Bay experiences and recommends Joseph R. Pietri's books, the 15 Ounce Pound and the King of Nepal.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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158. Compulsion [September 9, 2016]

Tom points out Heron is one step from Monty Python. They discuss Weiner. Tom stayed up to buy newish phone technology but really more disk space. Heron reminds Tom about a book topic. They discuss Youtube and the Internet Creators' Guild with a brief digression into subtitled rapping. Tom gives a long and winding story about battle rapping and appealing to young people. They digress into a political discussion that closes the recording.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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157. Live from the Hermitage [September 2, 2016]

Tom discovers there is an Earth out there. They briefly discuss Mexican food. Heron wants to explore the hermitage of the mind with a short exploration of Heron's former bad coworker. Can there be a good title to a book? Tom ponders some philosophy from Eminem. They discuss the paradoxes of San Jose and men who maintain mistresses. Tom offers the idea that language could be a programming language.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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156. Gang Prevention is Not Gang Prevention [August 26, 2016]

Heron is reading on things that Tom has not. Heron asks a question which produces an exploration through exhaustion. Tom turns the conversation to iNfant with some discussion on Bob Mottram's potential return. They discuss the abstract idea of collaboration. Tom beings a long narrative about how he got in to City Hall. Tom found a fascinating book about World War II. Tom gives one film recommendation that he can not actually recommend.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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