A Reasonable Proposition

Hello to the (un)washed masses!

This week we talk about…. people! Specifically, how there’s a whole lot of people. Some might say, too many people. We talk about just how many people there actually are in the world, how many people there are going to be before too long, and how that’s pretty much a big problem no matter how you look at it. There’s info on fertility rates, how a society’s population changes as it develops, and some ways we can try to preserve everyone’s personal space bubble. We’re pretty misanthropic in general, and we had a whole lot of fun with this episode.


Jer - Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat
Jen - Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat
Justin - Anheuser-Busch Shock Top


Show notes

2:50 - Family Guy, Vol. 1 (Seasons 1 & 2)
4:15 - Zombieland
8:50 - Demographic Transition Model
17:45 - Multiplicity
22:08 - Age Of Empires
22:17 - Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
22:40 - The Human Zoo: A Zoologist’s Study of the Urban Animal (Kodansha Globe)
25:59 - Norman Borlaug, inventor of Dwarf Wheat
29:00 - A Modest Proposal
29:40 - Austin Powers
30:35 - Kuru (disease you can get from cannibalism)
35:49 - Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
37:30 - Three Parent Designer Babies
39:02 - The Time Machine
40:17 - The Handmaid’s Tale

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