DIU Pod 54

DIU Pod 54

DIU Pod 54:

Back to an online episode this week as a sick Gavin dubs this episode his “flu-game” podcast and we  hear about his recent illness. The gang discuss the benefits of not having a flood of children ringing your doorbell for Halloween this year.

Jack warns us about the asteroid Apophis which apparently has a 1/150,000 chance of hitting the Earth on April 12, 2068. We talk about the potential of an planet-ending catastrophe and Jack proposes that his army of children can help save the day. Speaking of procreating, Jack brings up a recent Facebook-thread he commented on about the “body counts” of a potential romantic partner. Jack’s comments on how he would not consider dating anyone who has slept with 10+ (“double digits) people draw the ire of other Facebook users. We go further in on this issue and discuss why some people may have gotten angry at the comment. Let us know your opinion of a “body count” in the comment section – do you care? 

Gavin is tired of Jack constantly sending us stories about anti-Asian racism in our group chat. Jack seems to think that the rest of the DIU Pod gang don’t think this type of racism exists. We talk about the recent assault against internet-celebrity Uncle Roger and a new campaign in Toronto which aims to reduce racist attitudes towards East-Asians. We discuss what can be done to prevent racist mindsets as well. 

Afterwards, the Cantonese Ambassador teaches us three new idioms. Follow along with the lesson by clicking here.

Loose Ends

Infamous asteroid Apophis might hit Earth in 2068 (via Earthsky)

CNN Reporter describes 3 racist attacks in an hour (via CNN) 

Increased racism towards Asians in Vancouver (via CBC)

Toronto For All campaign (Toronto.ca)

Theme Music

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for FreeCC By 3.0 

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