This episode we round off our three part look at Magic in Middle Earth with a look at how Magic is used in Middle Earth. The different types of magic, how it differs from Valar to Elf to Man to Dwarves and how knowledge and natural power play their own important roles.
We look perhaps one of the most important issues of magic in Tolkien, expendable power, using your own natural power dominate and corrupt the nature of something else. Usually an evil act, but not always…
This weeks post/episode takes a look at the always controversial topic of the justice system. With a massive prison population an a never ending war on drugs adding to the issue every day, soon 1 out of every 100 men in america will be in prison at some point in their life.
Is prison to answer to all the crimes we use it for, does a white collar money launderer deserve to be in the same place as rapists and murderers?
Does sating the need for revenge trump our social responsibility to people who quite often are a victim of circumstance?
Topic: Space colonies and the future of manned space
Soapbox: Tea Party
Hosts: Aaron, Preston, Ben
Summery: A look at the future of manned space flight and our presence in space above and beyond the international space station. Also a look at the new trip to Mars run by reality TV. Is a manned mission just beyond us, economically, for the foreseeable future, are we doomed to one planet so long as people keep crying “Wont somebody please think of the children?!?!”
Soap Box is looking at the high jacking of the tea party by the far right. How it started, and where it is heading and what their politics might mean for all of us.
Topic: CGI in movies and personal identity right. This week we look at the fate of CGI and what may happen when realistic CGI becomes widely available. Will we start seeing dead actors ataring again? Will we see celebrities cast in roles they wouldnt want?
Soapbox: Why Aaron and Preston support gun ownership.