The Best Debate In The Universe - Episode #63
August 14th, 2017
Was Google right to fire the engineer for the controversial memo he wrote? Debate starts at 23:20. We're joined by Jamie Pine, who according to Keemstar, is an "ex-reality star." Jamie joins the debate about the Google engineer who wrote a memo about diversity in the workplace and the biological differences between men and women in STEM fields. Plus, for the first time while recording, I did an actual spit-take (around 37:00). Watch the video version here at Madcast Media Network YouTube channel:
Here's one of Jamie's videos (episode 4). I watched this out of order, as geniuses tend to do, and was still hooked. Give it a chance, it's really brilliant:
We also received an awesome care package from super-fan JIM. He sent us some peanuts, M&Ms, craisins and beef jerky to make our own manly trail mix. Thank you Jim! What a badass.
Rucka and I got into a spirited debate about fascism this episode. Who wins? America. Plus did Mikey Bolts get his promotion? Yes. Fuck clickbait. Also, Mikey made me do an actual spit-take this episode. This was one of the funniest moments on a podcast in recent memory. Glad it's on video.
Also, a big you're-welcome to everyone who pre-ordered my book: F*CK WHALES: Petty Essays from a Brilliant Mind. The countdown has begun. October 17. Clear your year. Clear your life:
We finally round out this episode with a story of some showoff grandma in Thailand who gets a degree. Good luck putting that to use. Also, I get that kings are supposed to have an excess of things, but letters in your name should not be one of them. And we also talk about the ex-QVC president's problem with dating.
The voicemail number is: 1-562-58-I-RULE (1-562-584-7853).
FT - James Damore fired
NDTV - YouTube CEO responds to memo
CNBC - Fired engineer says company is like a cult.
ABC - 91-year-old Thai woman earns bachelor's degree
Washington Post - Former exec settles with matchmaking service over bad dates
"Mining by Moonlight" and "Music to Delight" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Jingle Bells (Cocktail Lounge) by Haim Mazar, Licensed Premiumbeat, Royalty Free