Almost Educational



Two educators Patrick and Dennis sit down and attempt to educate one another on a subject using a thought experiment as the premise. Topics range from Real Life Super Villains, Language as a Virus, Restructuring the MLB, Alternate History, 1970s


  • Canadian Baseball

    24/04/2020 Duración: 01h06min

    This week Patrick invites Stephen Gower to create a North American super hivemind in which we construct different alternate realities. A reality in which the MLB of consists of only 18 teams Another in which the MLB follows Premier League Soccer rules of promotion and relegation. A Blue Jays Quiz too Find more of Stephen on his podcast

  • Trademarked Men

    10/04/2020 Duración: 01h21min

    This week Patrick is joined by a real-life human lawyer, Professor Winston Conrad, with the goal of understanding the world of intellectual property. Winston explains the concepts of intellectual property through the history of guilds ownership and how the patents grew from this knowledge.   Patrick is shocked to learn that trademarks are designed to help the consumer.  Winston explains it was designed as a system to show the public what they planned on the purchase was verified and vetted. How evil is Disney?  Like uber-evil?  Demigod evil?  Minor level evil?

  • The Populist Plague

    28/03/2020 Duración: 59min

    This week, Patrick and Dennis cover COVID19 Rona American Populism The Zombie Democratic Primary

  • Videodrome

    27/02/2020 Duración: 01h22min

    This week, Patrick invites guest host Cassidy on to cover the 1983 film Videodrome Topics discussed: Is this a plotless film? The film is Marshall Mcluhan distilled Are we in Videodrome right now? Links mentioned in this episode: This podcast is powered by

  • Polybius

    06/02/2020 Duración: 01h59min

    Patrick is joined by guest host Roejen of the Project Archivist Podcast to discuss the Legend Of Polybius. The mythical mind controlling video game of the early 80’s that never existed. We talk about the strange real life truths around the legend and how it evolved. Check out Project Archvist Podcast

  • The Worst Sports People

    22/01/2020 Duración: 58min

    This week we draft the worst people in North American sports. The list includes some awful Detroit Lions, French Canadien jerks, 1980's NFL scabs, and the worst state in the union, cough cough O-H-I-O.

  • American Factions Fan Club

    07/11/2019 Duración: 59min

    This week, Dennis and Patrick debate what an Alternate version of America would look like with six to eight different political parties.   There is a Brexit quiz to kick things off.   Patrick does not understand why the founders were scared of political factions.  Dennis explains why the had reservations, kinda. Both hosts discuss what eight different political factions would look like in 1930s America and in 2020 America.   This podcast is powered by

  • EP 175: We Do Not Talk About Fight Club

    28/06/2019 Duración: 01h33min

    Patrick is joined this week by guest host Cassidy of the film review podcast The McGuffin, to take a deep cultural dive into the guts of the 1999 David Fincher film Fight Club. Along the way we explore the homosexual and asexual subtext in the film. We debate if Tyler Durden is spouting general toxic MRA talking points? Is he a representative for that strain of American death cult nihilism? Or is he a warning sign of proto fascism wrapped in the cloak of anti-consumerism and rebellion? Heavy Stuff right? Well Cassidy also informs Patrick of Doomer Culture and corrects his misunderstandings of David Fincher as an artist and filmmaker.

  • EP 174: The Comic Book Show

    17/05/2019 Duración: 01h42min

    This week Patrick is joined by guest host Kehaar, of the now concluded podcast Dissecting Worlds, to discuss the history of Capes and Tights by crafting a Mad Men style television series that spans four, maybe five seasons of comic book history.

  • EP 173: The Zine Scene

    03/05/2019 Duración: 01h17min

    Patrick has guest host “Professor”, Winston Conrad this week to discuss Zines. We discuss the Fan-zine and how during the 1970’s it transformed into a zine thanks to the photocopy machine becoming widely available. We also discuss how American culture is zine culture. But what the hell is a zine?

  • EP 172: Free Market Skool

    17/04/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    This week we discuss a version of America that gives into the “free markets” and always all public schools to become privatized. What we do is explore an alternate history of America without public schools post 1983. All our takes are good.

  • EP 171: Alchemy of Alcohol

    21/03/2019 Duración: 01h18min

    This week Roejen, from the Project Archivist podcast, joins Patrick to discuss the history and magic of brewing, distilling, and fermenting alcohol. Roe explains the difference in types of beer, wines, whiskeys, and bourbon. What makes a porter a porter and a stout a stout, or what the heck is mead really?

  • EP 170: The 68 State Senate

    07/03/2019 Duración: 52min

    This week we play around with abolishing the senate, adding 5-25 new states to the union, and debate if the senate majority leader is the most powerful person in America. Patrick claims that the US senate is undemocratic. Dennis counters with the historical defense of the senate and how the progressive era gave us the 17th amendment. Patrick wants to just abolish the senate or at least that end the filibuster and cloture. Maybe he would solve all our legislative issues by creating a dozen new states

  • EP 169: The Ronald Reagan Show

    15/02/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    This week we examine five counterfactual 1980’s scenarios generated from various events branching loosely from the Reagan Administration or Era.  We are “shocked” by how much 1980’s America mirror 2010’s America.

  • EP 168: Cetacean Industrial Complex

    07/02/2019 Duración: 52min

    This week Patrick is joined by guest host Michael Grasso, who is a senior editor for the online magazine We Are the Mutants to discuss his series Days of the Dolphin: Cetaceans in Cold War Science and Science Fiction

  • EP 167: TV Dad Draft

    17/01/2019 Duración: 53min

    Draft format returns, with a shotgun blast of popular culture. The proposal is confused and frankly so is the execution. Bill Cosby lingers without being named heavily on this show. Patrick claims the film Taken is an Alt Right fantasy and Dennis defend’s Beverly D'Angelo's honor. Draft Rules: Must pick draft a from American popular culture from TV and film in the past five decades.

  • EP 166: A Face In The Crowd

    20/12/2018 Duración: 01h15min

    Patrick invites Cassidy, of the Jabber and Drone podcast, to co host this week and discuss the 1957 film A Face in The Crowd. We explore the films Red Scare production origins, American populism movements, and the power of the media as political and social influencer from mid century to today.

  • EP 165: The Presidency of Al Gore

    07/12/2018 Duración: 01h36s

    This week a deep dive into the ins and the outs of the 2000 Presidential Recount. A short history of ratfucking, hanging chads, the world of info-poltio-tainment. We then discuss alternative universes in which the 2000 election with a Gore win, no Iraq War, No ACA, a McCain 2008 win or could we see Romneycare?

  • EP 164: WW2 Occult

    30/11/2018 Duración: 01h24min

    This week Patrick is joined by dear friend of the show Professor Winston Conrad of from the 5 in 5 law podcast.  We delve into the mythos that surrounds World War 2 and the occult. We discuss the how fringe science super weapons, magical secret agents, and secret society super warriors have wormed their way into our collective conscience.

  • EP 163: Franksgiving For All

    22/11/2018 Duración: 19min

    Patrick is alone and sick on Thanksgiving eve.  What follows is a rambling social, economic, and personal history of America's most complex federal holidays.  Enjoy some history of the Thanksgiving and the NFL, the Native occupation of Alcatraz, and FDR's political use of the calendar system.

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