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Thought Bar

21 EpisodesProduced by Nick & TobiasWebsite

NPR's rowdy cousin. Grab a seat and listen to our barkeeps analyze hot topics of today.

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Episode 21: America 2.0 - A System That Works

October 19th, 2020

1:17:35

In this episode, Nick, Tobias, and their special guest Chany give you your Covid-19 Update, discuss the passing of R.B.G., try to figure out the rise of anti-intellectualism, mourn the loss of the environment, and …

Episode 20: America 2.0 - Advancing Democracy

September 9th, 2020

1:00:58

Your bartenders Nick and Tobias are back in an all new location with an all new season! In this episode they explore the corona virus, the Trump supernova, fusion reactors and how to advance democracy among other …

Episode 19: Coronavirus

March 17th, 2020

1:06:54

In this special episode, bartenders Nick and Tobias report live from a quarantined bar to tackle the Coronavirus. Drink up!!!

Episode 18: Art Problems - What is fair representation in arts?

February 17th, 2020

1:35:35

On this episode, Nick & Tobias ask whether 90-day fiance is toxic, why printers still suck, how long brutal sports, and what is fair representation in arts? Drink up?!

Episode 17: Art Problems - Does Poverty Fuel Art?

December 31st, 2019

1:20:27

Join your bartenders as they take a look at the antibiotics market, figure out the nature of public decency, ponder why US life expectancy is falling, and try to pinpoint the main source of art. Drink up!

Episode 16: The Tech Singularity - Will It Bring Us Immortality?

December 23rd, 2019

1:19:40

Nick & Tobias figure out if now is the golden age of comedy, whether culture is chosen, if they're going to get a Tesla Cybertruck, and whether …

Episode 15: The Tech Singularity - The End of Individuality?

December 11th, 2019

1:12:41

Nick & Tobias tackle age maximums for Presidents, where streaming is headed, animal mascots, and the tech singularity possibly bringing the end …

Episode 14: The Tech Singularity - What Will Happen to Morality?

December 2nd, 2019

1:35:18

Your trusty barkeeps envision the future of nightlife, explore the rise of different relationship types, analyze the NBA's stance on Hong Kong, and …

Episode 13: The Tech Singularity - A Path to Utopia?

November 18th, 2019

1:23:58

The bartenders explore why most U.S. cities are boring, extraterrestrial life, Colin Kaepernick's workout, and whether technology will lead us to …

Episode 12: Cultural Glitches - Overhauling the Rules

October 7th, 2019

2:24:02

Nick and Tobias wrap up the Cultural Glitches series by exploring the Amber Guyger trial, the relevance of family, hoarding, and overhauling the …

Episode 11: Cultural Glitches - The Fear of "Other"

October 1st, 2019

1:30:20

The bartenders take on the question of millennial laziness, jetpacks, athletic misconduct, and humanity's fear of "other". Drink up!

Episode 10: Cultural Glitches - Appropriation vs Appreciation

September 16th, 2019

1:35:04

Your bartenders tackle banning the sale of tobacco, create a next-generation gaming wish list, ponder the lottery and dive into the argument of …

Episode 9: Cultural Glitches - Cancel Culture

September 11th, 2019

1:43:37

Nick & Tobias explore the boundaries of comedy, autonomous vehicles, man weaves, and cancel culture. Drink up!!!

Episode 8: Reforming American Education - Making Education for All

July 31st, 2019

1:22:17

Sex robots, post America worlds, NASCAR racing, and the blueprint for a future education system fill this episode in an exciting finale of the Reforming American Education On-Tap series.  Drink up!

Episode 7: Reforming American Education - The Future of Higher Learning

July 16th, 2019

1:22:09

Nick and Tobias stare down defending democracy, China's social credit system, Stranger Things, and reforming America's university system.  Drink up!

Episode 6: Reforming American Education - Behavior Issues

June 29th, 2019

1:07:10

The barkeeps take a dive into rural America's future, gene editing, dodgeball, and addressing behavior issues in the education system.  Drink up!

Episode 5: Reforming American Education - Funding

June 22nd, 2019

1:10:33

Barkeeps Nick & Tobias explore legalizing prostitution, going to mars, fan/athlete interaction and reforming the funding of public schools. Drink …

Episode 4: Groupthink and the rise of Hitler

June 4th, 2019

1:08:15

Nick and Tobias take on the American dream, supersonic commercial flights, paying collegiate athletes, and how groupthink gave rise to Hitler.

Episode 3: Groupthink and its manipulators

May 25th, 2019

1:10:20

Bartenders Nick and Tobias venture into pod living and urbanism, a potential meatless future, superteams in basketball, and how groupthink is …

Episode 2: Groupthink and its dangerous outcomes

May 17th, 2019

1:07:25

The bartenders take on spanking, artificial intelligence, relationships in 2019, and anti-abortion laws

Episode 1: Welcome to Thought Bar

May 5th, 2019

1:08:29

In this episode, our bartenders explore freedom of speech and social media, scientific advancements, the future of sports, and how we should deal …

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