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43. THE SAND BOOK

In this episode we talk about (okay, mostly complain about) the anti-civilization and anti-utopian pamphlet: Desert by Anonymous, and both the doomer and bloomer hosts find a way to get pissed off. We tried to be fair with our critiques but...

42. REACTIONARY DEMOCRACY

Your doomer and bloomer hosts are joined by Aly, one of our frequent correspondents, to discuss populism, the far right and the role neoliberal hegemony plays in enabling fascism. The discussion is heavily focused around the book Reactionary...

41. EMPATHY

What’s the deal with empathy? Can empathy be used as a force for good or is it too affected by our negative biases? What are empaths and why are they so self important? References: Against Empathy by Paul Bloom The Empath’s Survival...

40. UTOPIA v. DYSTOPIA

This is a main plot episode, not a filler episode, folks. Franz and Kami talk about dystopia and utopia as genres and lenses for understanding the world and how these concepts intersect with doom and bloom. Part two in our informal series on science...

39. GameStonks

It may be an old meme already by the time you’re hearing this, but Kami and Franz will give you the doomer and bloomer perspectives on the Game Stop short squeeze so far. facebook.com/doomervbloomerpodcast facebook...

38. SPACE EXPLORATION

As our own little form of escapism from the current political turmoil, we explore the question: should outer space be abolished? We discuss sci-fi, space travel and technology. Kami comes out as a bloomer and Franz comes out as a luddite. –...

37. ELECTION PREDICTIONS

We recorded this the weekend before protests started in Kenosha, and now its feels silly to be releasing an episode about the election but here it is. We chat about our predictions for the election, election fraud, contested elections, QAnon, etc...

36. THE JOE ROGAN PHENOMENON

A discussion of Joe Rogan’s podcast, his “centrist” ideology, how rhetorical strategies falsely present his ideas as neutral, what the guests he decides to platform say about his own politics, and the role he plays in the The...

35. CHRONIC EDGINESS w/ Kendall

We probably all known someone who’s spent a little too much time being an edge lord online, hell, I’ve been there. Kami and Franz are joined by special guest and edge lord Kendall to talk about this phenomenon. Come learn about the...

34. YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE

Roles are reversed in this weeks one year anniversary episode of Doomer v. Bloomer. Franz is feeling the doom and Kami is experiencing some bloom, how will our podcast cope? We talk burnout, collapse, hope and nihilism and video games. –...

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