Ep014 - Russian Meddling
Signs of Russian meddling in our most recent election are everywhere. But, to what extent? What is Russia's end game? Is all this listed out in a book from 1997? Was Bob's paranoia actually justified all this time? Let's find out!
013 - Memes and Viral Content
Internet memes: you know them, you love them, or you hate them with the fiery passion of a million suns. But there is no avoiding them. It’s easier than ever to share random information, songs, and images. But, why do we all do it suddenly? The answer is, of course, that sharing of the random or nonsensical is not new. It's not something people are suddenly doing. People have been sharing random viral content for centuries, you just didn't realize that's what it was.
In this episode:
Ep012 - Trend Foods - Rags to Riches
What makes a trendy food? What makes a trendy food expensive and lux? These questions and more, we answer in part 2 of our topic of Food Trends.
Things covered in this episode:
Healthy food is trendy food nowadays. But, health food isn’t a new concept and Kale wasn’t discovered yesterday. So, what makes a food suddenly popular and what are the motivations behind people changing up their diets?
Ep011 - Food Trends Part I - Health Food
Alternate Podcast Title: "Kale: The Secret History of Shit That Was Never Secret"
EP010 - Bad Presidents
This is our experiment to see if we can keep Bob from moving to New Zealand by letting her know that it could always get worse. Part of being in a democracy is that sometimes the guy elected isn't always good at his job. Luckily, that guy is NOT elected King and instead, we get to try again in a few years.
So who were some of America's worst Presidents? Who decides these things and are the verdicts fair?
For the full episode, find us on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Sticher. Or clickhere to listen online.
Ep009 - Birth control
Instead you'll join Cliff and Bob as they dive into the past to discuss with you some of the most common forms of birth control through the ages - many of which are horrifying by today's standards. So odd and weird are some of the methods we found, that we decided to play a game of "Real or Fake" where we ask podcaster and Senior Writer for VanityFair.com, Joanna Robinson, what current or ancient forms of birth control were/are real or made up by Cliff.
Joanna Robinison is also a podcaster. You can hear more from her in her popular shows - Little Gold Men, Storm of Spoilers, Cast of Kings, and Gen Pop.
Also discussed in this episode:
You can find Joanna Robinson @jowrotethis on Twitter!
We aren't famous. Hell we aren't even popular but, you have made us at This Isn't New fell like a million dollars! We are honored to have you as our listeners!
Ep008 - Tech Boom Backlash
THIS IS OUR EXTRA SPECIAL LONG EPISODE! MORE CLIFF AND BOB THAN EVER BEFORE!
The SF Tech Boom changed much of the major city in the past decade. Not Everyone is excited though, and with good reason. Tech booms have always created new innovations and with it, created backlash.
In today's episode Cliff and Bob discuss some of the different technology booms through out history, their consiquences, and their reception by the populations most effected by them.
Also in this episode:
Ep007 - Political Apathy
Political Apathy...We're all feeling it and we have all been feeling it since politics has been invented. So take heart! There is solidarity in our frustration. Just ask the Romans!
Listen as we channel John Waters and interview political writer J. P. Livingston (not his real name.) He agreed to be on our show under the condition that he would have an alias so he wouldn't get fired. So selfish...
Episode Edited by Charles Ward
This Isn't New
A humorous and informative podcast and blog that dives into how history repeats itself in our headlines, trends, and lifestyles.