We’re back with another exciting episode of the Material Devolution Podcast. In this episode we explore the world of doping in professional sports. We try and establish different perspectives as we devolve the subject to it’s core. Inspired by Joe Rogan’s latest Podcast with Jeff Novitzky, and a recent article in The Guardian about the effectiveness of Doping Controls and the pitfalls enforcement faces as they try to clean up sports. Should doping be allowed for recovery? Why are some supplements banned while others are considered legal to use? Is there a misconception about those who dope? Where do we go from here?
A quick chat about a with a name (Cecil) a dentist with some dough (Walter Palmer) an industry under fire, and a mob out for blood. In this week’s episode we track down the truth in people’s outrage over the tragic poaching of Cecil the Lion. Was this lion beloved in Zimbabwe or just another threat of the Safari? Are people really upset with the killing of this creature or the fact that a rich white guy killed it? Then we shift gears completely to tackle a much lighter subject; Ghost write rs in hip-hop. Most people may assume that all rappers write their own lyrics, but this is not the case. Last week top rapper and renowned lyricist, Drake, was said to have solicited the help of a ghost writer to work on his latest single, “R.I.C.O.”