The weekend saw record turnouts in cities all across the United States and around the world in support of police reform, and the end to systematic racism. This week we discuss the steps that must be taken in order for the country and the to move forward. We sift through the smoldering rubble and dig out the key findings in the United States Commission on Civil Rights’ report to the president in October 2018.
A man tries to pass a counterfeit $20 bill to a convenience store clerk. The clerk calls the police. Moments later, the man is dead. On May 25th, 2020, George Floyd, was murdered by officer Derek Chauvin, who has recently been fired and charged with 3rd Degree Murder, Manslaughter. This act has sparked protests, looting, and riots in nearly every city in the USA. In this episode, we dive into the fray and try to make sense of what’s going on. Why have protesters have decided now is the time? What are they trying to accomplish? What are the underlying factors driving the anger we see on TV? Join us!! Let’s start devolving. Photo “Mock Riot 7” by david_axe is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Sports are slowly coming back to life after months of quarantine. What is it like playing in front of empty seats? How will sports cope with recommended social distancing protocols? Do Highschool sports make a comeback in the fall? So many questions surround what our, “new normal,’ will look like. We take a deep dive into these questions on this week’s Material Devolution Podcast.
Episode 32 – The Cries of Skywalker is here!! What happens when a beloved movie franchise ends in a ball of fire so big it makes planetary destruction look like child’s play? Well grab your lightsaber and a glass of green milk and join us in a little light-hearted roasting fun!! “There’s no doubt the mysterious warrior was a Sith. Always two, there are. No more, no less. A master and an apprentice. But which one was destroyed, the master or the apprentice?”- Yoda
What does freedom mean to you? What is the relationship between your freedom and the safety of others? Throughout history societies have been asked to sacrifice for the greater good. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to shutter our businesses and remain socially distanced from one another. Many are fed up with their states stay-at-home orders and are calling the measures fascist. One prominent businessman, Elon Musk, is leading the call to, “Free America.” Is this a good idea? Do we as citizens have a duty to protect the most vulnerable among us, even if it means temporarily giving up some freedom to do it? We discuss this and more in Episode 31 of the Material Devolution Podcast! Enjoy!
We’re baaa’aack! The unmatchable duo of Devin and Matt return from the depths of obscurity to revive their hit podcast! Lucky for you, we have an abundance of pent-up quarantine energy, and a trove of opinions in reserve. So grab a nice cold one and fire up the grill, we bring you some hot, freestyling action in Episode 30 – MDPC Redux.
America’s prison population has seen a four-fold increase since 1973. 1 in every hundred American adults are in prison. The Federal system confines 7.1% of its. 217,000 prisoners.
The U.N. Convention Against Torture has repeatedly condemned the use of solitary confinement in the U.S.
2016 – Twenty Sixteen: What a crazy year it was! In this episode we take a trip through the year that brought us Brexit, Donald Trump, Zika, the Olympics and much, much more. Join in on the conversation and reminisce about the year that was….2016
In the modern age of technology information flows quickly and freely from person to person, from website to social platform, from news feed to the voting booth. In this episode we’ll take a deeper look at the phenomenon called, “Fake News,” and examine the consequences of sharing these articles without properly researching whether the content is true or not. In a world where everything is fair game and the all mighty dollar reigns supreme, how do we limit the spread and influence of these articles without trampling on independent journalism? Come with us as we discuss this and more!
We are back with another episode of The Material Devolution Podcast, and this week we have a real treat for everyone. Our good friend, Kevin Mullen, is in town and sits down with Matt to discuss the lay of the land, post election. Have aliens just landed on Earth? Only a chosen few saw this coming, but where did this come from? Is it as simple as some disgruntled American workers rising up with a big middle finger pointed at the status quo? Or is this movement much more dynamic? Listen in as we discuss all of this and more.. Enjoy!