The Middle-Aged Genius’s Guide to Almost Everything 59 – Aging and Cancer, and Prospects

In-Sight Publishing August 5, 2020 Scott Douglas Jacobsen: So, yes, you're 60 and men in America live to, what? 78 years old? Rick Rosner: Well, it depends on the guy. Jacobsen: On average, you got a guy generally living in his late 70s on average in America. Then they drop dead, or they drop dead …

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Ask A Genius 597: The Disco Era and the Distracted Era

In-Sight Publishing May 26, 2021 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Ok, so, do you think that we're going to see a level of debauchery in the post-Covid world, as we saw in the 1970s? Rick Rosner: All right. So, before we get to now, we have to talk about America and European countries, …

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Ask A Genius 596: Books, the Future, Futurism, and an Old Blanket

In-Sight Publishing May 22, 2021 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: So old school science, science fiction from the golden age, at least what we think about it, my prime example is a little bit post-golden age. I'm talking about original Star Trek. But anyway, science fiction like that totally misses the foolishness of the …

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Ask A Genius 595: Aware Girls, Graham Priest, and Informational Cosmology

In-Sight Publishing May 22, 2021 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: There’s a fella named Graham Priest. He deals with a contradiction to contradictions, dialetheia. He, basically, drove that entire field. Anyway, the New York Times, Gulalai and the Ismail family has been featuredtwo or three or four times in the last couple of …

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Ask A Genius 593: A Compare and Contrast Between Trump and Biden

In-Sight Publishing May 22, 2021 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: This is more off the cuff, so it's not fair. Because it's requiring long term knowledge, but what are the pluses, minuses, differences between former President Trump when he was in his first four months and current president Biden in his first term? …

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Ask A Genius 592: Worldly Kitsch

In-Sight Publishing April 10, 2021 [Beginning of recorded material] Rick Rosner: Kitsch is precious little doodads for people who, maybe, can't afford it for a humble figurine or a yard with different price points, different lines, depending on how much you can spend with different degrees of sophistication. Anyway there you go. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: …

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Ask A Genius 590: Kitsch Me, Baby

In-Sight Publishing March 27, 2021 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is kitsch? Rick Rosner: Kitsch is easy comforting art. In a previous time, everybody would know what they are; do you know what Hummel figurines are? Jacobsen: No. Rosner: Everybody knew what they were in the 60s, 70s, even in the 80s. …

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Ask A Genius 589: Pandemic American Sports

In-Sight Publishing January 18, 2021 [Beginning of recorded material] Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Why are the sports in a pandemic in America? Rick Rosner: I want to agree that it's fucking ridiculous to have sports in a pandemic. America's behavior has been… we're not alone in dumb behavior among the nations of the world during the …

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