This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re diving deep into the bizarro world of conspiracy theory talk show host, Alex Jones.

Jones was recently subpoenaed to testify before congress in relation to his involvement in the January 6th Capitol riot. This development, plus a recent court order finding Jones liable for damages to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary got us wondering more about the wacky person behind Infowars.

Specifically, how did such a strange guy get to be so successful? And why do millions of people buy into his endlessly bogus BS?

Tune in to hear about his rise to infamy and his subsequent fall from social media fame… plus everything in between.

Stick around to the end to hear your favorite Snowflakes’ armchair psychoanalysis of Jones and others like him – specifically why writing him off as just another “crazy person” isn’t necessarily the smartest move.

Get comfy, tuck into your favorite snack and TUNE IN because you do not want to miss this!

November 21, 2021

Ep. 60 Metaverse Monstrosities

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re diving into the bizarre world of Mark Zuckerberg’s new pet project, Meta. In late October it was announced that Facebook would be getting a name change and along with this name change will come a new type of online experience. Behold, the Metaverse.

To promote his company’s new undertaking, Zuckerberg put out an hour long video in which he describes his company’s new endeavor. Though none of it even exists yet, the Zuck wants us all on board to support what theoretically might be reality some day… maybe.

No worries, we watched the robot lizardman’s video so you don’t have to. Not only is he creepy and weird during the entire recording, he opens up about some of his personal interests and it gets even weirder. Tune in to hear all about it.

We find the timing of the release of Marks video a bit suspect considering it happened right on the heels of congressional testimony by former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, Frances Haugen.

Was the Zuck trying to distract from what Frances shared? Probably.

Did it work? Not at all.

In fact, join us as we go over some of the incredible revelations about how rotten Facebook really is as shared by Frances during her testimony. The best part of her whistleblower account is that Frances had the wherewithal to bring the receipts, literally. Thousands of pages of evidence was produced showing that Facebook’s own internal investigations revealed how their algorithms contributed to the rise in extremist views among users and eventually led to the January 6th insurgency in Washington DC.

In case you were wondering, Instagram isn’t getting off the hook either. Frances brought documentation showing how the picture-sharing app has been destroying the self esteem of teenagers for years.

Tune in to hear all this plus MORE as we go deep into these Metaverse Monstrosities.

November 14, 2021

Ep. 59 Did Brandon Go?

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re taking on the right’s ridiculous new slogan, “Let’s Go Brandon”. We’re answering questions such as: where did this catchy saying originate? Why is it on everything from signs to t-shirts to ugly red dresses? And most importantly, was that the best they could come up with?

Tune in to learn the answers to these questions and to hear our hilarious takes on several other current events highlighted in the news recently; stories such as Aaron Rodgers going full-blown horse-paste-eating-woo-certified. Who knew the legendary football star was a pants shitting nut?

Better yet, who knew Prince Harry was basically America’s Batman? The Prince warned of the January 6th insurgency before it even happened, y’all. All hail Harry! Tune in to hear the full story and to hear our guesses as to whether or not Harry will become our nation’s new superhero.

So catch up with us as we catch up with what’s happening in the world in this week’s politically charged and snowflakey episode, “Did Brandon Go?”

This week on the Carolina Snowflakes Podcast we’re on the search for the truth because we heard it’s out there.

This episode is inspired in large part by the book “Bewilderment” by Richard Powers, in which the main character of the novel, an astrobiologist, writes code that helps investigate the potential conditions for life on other planets.

Powers' novel got us seriously contemplating something called The Fermi Paradox – named after Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi. The Fermi Paradox is the apparent contradiction between the lack of evidence for extraterrestrial life despite high estimates for their probability (the Drake Equation).

Simply put, where the hell are the aliens?

Join us as we speculate (hilariously) as to where the aliens might be and as we take wild guesses as to why they’re probably avoiding us.

That said, perhaps they aren’t avoiding us at all and maybe they sometimes stop by to visit--at least that’s the word on the street from the Pentagon. In June of 2021, the pentagon released a formal assessment of 144 UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) reported by military personnel over the last several years. Something that had been denied by the feds for decades is now out in the open for all to see – yep, we’ve got UFOs.

Tune in to hear what we found in their report and to hear which U.S. states have had the most UFO sightings in history – you might be surprised to learn which one of the Carolinas made the top 10.

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