A Nightmare for A Nonvoter
By Matt & Rocky
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Rocky is a tuned-out nonvoter who does not know or care about US politics and social issues. Can Matt convince someone like that to vote before the 2018 midterm elections? We'll see~ Theme: 'Funky Bits' by Yoann Turpin
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 20: Voting||What, if anything, did Rocky retain from the past 19 episodes of our podcast? Despite refusing to vote, does he understand how important and powerful it can be? What is it about American politics that most repels him in the end? Topics discussed:...||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 19: Sex & Porn||What would it take for Rocky to not roll his eyes at the phrase "rape culture"? Where is his line when it comes to consuming raunchy images and videos? In his opinion, how much is too much for a person to express themselves sexually? Topics discussed:..||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 18: Mini-Topic Gauntlet||What does Rocky think about overpopulation, criminal justice, mortality, child abuse, mental health, and corporations? Topics discussed: The cultural pressure to have children, the death penalty, digital immortality, hitting your kids, social anxiety,..||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 17: Drugs & Alcohol||How seriously does Rocky take the topic of substance abuse? How much sympathy and support does he think addicts and alcoholics deserve? How much smoke and drink has Rocky consumed throughout his life, if any? Topics discussed: Stories from our youth,...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 16: Environmentalism||How close to home does water and air pollution have to be for it to impact Rocky's indifferent attitude towards saving the planet? How many of his habits, if any, is he willing to adjust in the name of reducing his carbon footprint? What color is the...||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 15: War & The Military||How much does Rocky know about the impact of the US armed forces engaging in combat over the decades? What purpose does he believe patriotism and respect for veterans serves for us as citizens? Does the possibility of his native country being...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 14: The Alt-Right||How aware is Rocky of the recent rise of nazi and white supremacist figures and ideals both online and off? Does he believe people deserve respect even if they continually encourage hateful behavior? How much of a threat to our democracy does Rocky...||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 13: Food & Animals||Why does Rocky value the well being of animals over humans? How does he then justify being an utterly relentless carnivore? How much does he care about factory farming practices in the US as well as his own nutritional health? Topics discussed: The...||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 12: Immigration||How much does Rocky know about the current state of Central American immigration to the US? If put in charge, how would he handle the placement of illegal migrants and their children? What aspects of the politically-charged modern discourse does Rocky..||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 11: Video Games||How aware is Rocky of the problematic elements of modern gamer culture? What aspects of the Triple-A video game industry does Rocky celebrate or condemn? How does he justify being a lifelong pirate of the medium? Topics discussed: E3 2018, Gamergate,...||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 10: LGBTQ Issues||How legitimate does Rocky believe the struggle for LGBTQ equality in the US is? Why does the concept of gender identity and its accompanying terminology baffle him? What cultural myths about homosexuality, if any, does Rocky succumb to? Topics...||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 09: Religion||What has been Rocky's experience as an atheist with a steady presence of christianity in his life? What would it take for him to adopt the kinder side of religious doctrine? How much does he believe christian figures and values can effect US politics?..||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 08: The Press||How important does Rocky believe staying informed of the truth is? What function does he think pundits and satire serve in our society? What potential damage does he feel misinformation and repeated narratives can do to a democracy? Topics discussed:...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 07: Social Media||How concerned is Rocky with the malicious and sinister sides of modern internet communication? What does he think the value is in social media presence as identity? What responsibility does he feel companies like Google have to manage ethically...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 06: Activism||Why does Rocky think that protesting in the US is a nuisance at best? What type of dissent does he think can actually make an impact? How aware is he of historic examples of activism that brought about change? Topics discussed: Top 5 "Iconic"...||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 05: Free Speech||What function does Rocky think the 1st Amendment right to free speech serves in the US and for himself? Why does he believe excessive political correctness stifles that? Does he feel free speech and shock humor can be used as an excuse to openly hate?..||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 04: Race||What does Rocky think about the current state of race relations in America? How impactful does he think modern protests are on a white-dominated society? What would he do if he were put in the shoes of a person of color? Topics discussed: White...||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 03: Gun Control||How aware is Rocky of the debate over firearm purchases and usage in America? What does he think about the modern arguments used to defend the 2nd Amendment? What does he believe is to blame for the violence? Topics discussed: State gun laws, NRA...||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 02: Feminism||How much does Rocky understand about how marginalized women are in American culture and society? Why does the concept of modern feminism annoy Rocky? What would it take for him to become a feminist himself? Topics discussed: Militant feminism, #MeToo,..||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitANFAN Episode 01: Trump||How much does Rocky know about our current president? Even if he had surface level information about Trump's behavior, would his opinion change? What would a president have to do to motivate Rocky to vote? Topics discussed: Grab 'em, sh*thole...||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A Dream for a Podcast Listener
Matt and Rocky can always make me laugh. Their chemistry is so natural, and their banter is so fun and infections, I always have a good time listening to them or watching their videos. Whether it's Matt being a very goofy boy, or Rocky trying to shock/derail Matt (it happens a lot), these two never fail to entertain. Of course, sometimes Rocky makes me want to cry or scream, but it's still really interesting to learn about his perspective on current issues.
If you like comedy duos, check out this podcast. If you're looking for something silly and lighthearted, in spite of the serious tone surrounding anything political, check out this podcast. If you're interested in hearing the perspective of a straight, white, male nonvoter in America, check out this podcast. Even if you just want to scream along with Matt at Rocky's sheer lack of awareness of so many things, check out this podcast. The bottomline is you should check out this podcast.
A Hidden Gem
Matt and Rocky are complete polar opposites. One being a gay liberal and the other being the most extreme example of a heterosexual being that can be found in this world that we live in. The way that they counteract eachother makes for perfect banter and comedy gold. If you take what they say seriously then putting it in their own words "you're missing the point". These two stand above all of these artificial pundits/characters who overexaggerate and put on a show in order to pander to single-celled dingbats. I wish there was a way for me to share their hilarious content with more people because they deserve to be in this business of entertainment. They always brighten my day and above all else they are relatable to those of us who are sick of seeing these fake personas that are portrayed online. If you wish to see more content from them please check out their youtube channel 'Matt & Rocky' as well as their two amazing series Anime Aneurysm and Headache Heroes. I hope they grow on you as they did on me.