Black Ops Episode 1 – Real Sociopaths Work for Goldman Sachs [DECLASSIFIED!]

[As we continue our show hiatus, it has been decided by the fine people who support us on Patreon that we are going to make public — or ‘declassify’ — one of our Patreon-exclusive Black Ops episodes every month. This month, our patrons have personally selected this episode to help fill the gap! Consider it a look back at the ‘Before Times’]

Original Patreon release date: July 1, 2016

Here is the very first of our special, off-the-books “Black Ops” episodes, recorded back in January of this year with guest Greg Hatcher!

We dig into how morally abhorrent a fictional protagonist can be and not lose your sympathy. And catapulting past our ethical thresholds, we look at the horrific morality of Jack Bauer’s Bush-era enthusiastic torture-palooza!

Plus, we throw a little love at the anti-fascist satire of Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers.

1 thought on “Black Ops Episode 1 – Real Sociopaths Work for Goldman Sachs [DECLASSIFIED!]

  1. Wow, I’d almost forgotten how much I miss your old theme music…

    Great discussion as usual (esp. when Greg’s a guest). I won’t comment on any of the specific points made in a conversation from about four years ago. I’ll just say that nothing dates this episode more as something from the ‘before times’ as when at one point Mike says, “There is a worse universe we could be living in.”

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