Dealer’s Choice Podcast 2020, Episode 8: Is lack of empathy the real virus that’s killing us all?

The co-hosts discuss an article in The Atlantic that explains in scientific detail why lack of empathy is a major obstacle to getting past the pandemic. Why do we care about each other less than ever, and is there a chance that human decency can ever be restored?

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/09/covid-death-toll-us-empathy-elderly/616379/

Dealer’s Choice Podcast 2020, Episode 7: Is hatred of media is the only thing that can unite the nation?

In this episode, the co-hosts discuss the widespread phenomenon of both the distrust and disdain for the media. Is the blowback justified? What started this trend and is there any chance the perception of media will change? Should media professionals care about the reputation of the industry, and can they do anything to alter it?

Dealer’s Choice Podcast 2020, Episode 6: The shooting of Jacob Blake and historic response by the Milwaukee Bucks, sports world

In this episode, special guest Jason Kellner, a Wisconsin resident, gives some insight to the local social climate and protests following the police-involved shooting in Kenosha, Wisc., that left Jacob Blake paralyzed. He and Josh Nagel also discuss how this influenced a walk-out protest by the Milwaukee Bucks and the rest of the NBA.

Dealer’s Choice Podcast 2020, Episode 5: ‘Rebuilding Paradise’ offers powerful first-hand account of 2018 Camp Fire

In this episode, the co-hosts discuss the new Ron Howard documentary and how it hit home for both of them. Other topics include how sports have been a metaphor for pandemic life and how people go about finding new music in the digital age.

Dealer’s Choice Podcast 2020, Episode 4: The Social Net-jerk? Will Facebook’s Zuckerberg feel blow-back from users?

ESPN personality Bomani Jones recently predicted that Mark Zuckerberg will eventually be viewed as perhaps the biggest villain of this generation. Is he correct? The Dealer’s Choice hosts discuss, along with whether Dr. Joseph Fauci struck out while throwing the ceremonial first pitch at the Nationals-Yankees baseball game last week.

“Zucker Punch” by Surian Soosay

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Dealer’s Choice Podcast 2020, Episode 3: Are our minds ill-equipped to handle pandemic-related challenges?

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/reopening-psychological-morass/613858/

In episode 3, the hosts discuss and in-depth article from The Atlantic regarding human decision-making when faced with a crisis. Should we practice more empathy when it comes to condemning others for violating quarantine ethics?

Dealer’s Choice Podcast 2020, Episode 2: Is ‘Greyhound’ worth the price of a boarding pass?

In our second episode of 2020, Forrest Hartman reviews the film “Greyhound” and the guys have a heated debate over whether Taylor Swift or Katy Perry is the more gifted musician. Also, would you go without bathing for 2 months for a prize of $50,000?

“Greyhound” featuring Tom Hanks

Dealer’s Choice Podcast 2020: Episode 1, July 6

Consider this Russian Roulette proposition: there is one loaded gun among 10 total guns that sit before you on a table. If you choose one, take a shot at your own head and it’s a blank, you win $10 million. The other option is not shooting at all. Which do you choose, and why? The Dealer’s Choice guys discuss this hypothetical, the nuances of Scrabble strategy and a few other topics in the 2020 debut of Dealer’s Choice podcast.

Dealer’s Choice Podcast

The Dealer’s Choice Podcast is the revival of a project first started many years ago. As the title suggests, it’s a wide-ranging topical show that covers everything from current events and pop culture to movies and sports.

The co-hosts are Josh Nagel and Forrest Hartman, both of whom are professional entertainment writers and have (hopefully) informed views on myriad topics.