How is Everyone Ok with the Truman Show?

In which our heroes turn on the Truman Show watch him awkwardly navigate through puberty, strain through his first haemorrhoid and mourn the fake death of his fake father all the while wondering how everyone is okay with this. We discuss the 50% chance of Truman wanting to Batman water, the secret Mole-People living under the Truman set, and the Media saturation implied by a TV show watched by the world. Jackson thinks he'd get bored and watch re-runs of Seinfeld instead, Zammit is in favour of Kristof introducing an actual boogie-monster, and Duscher believes masturbation is learned behaviour. We learn a lot about ourselves this episode, none of it good.

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Plumbing the Death Star

In which we ask the important questions in pop culture and dissect fictional universes. Because seriously, who deals with super weapon sanitation and imperial employee agreements? If you’re looking for serious discussions, this isn't the podcast you're looking for and we are so sorry about that joke.

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