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Themes and Memes

Themes and Memes is a different kind of movie review. It is a podcast that delves deep into the dark side of Hollywood films including subjects such as culture creation, state sponsorship, propaganda, predictive programming, occult symbolism and deep subtext. Be sure to listen and subscribe to the feed.
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Jul 16, 2018

Adam and Aaron review the recent Steven Spielberg film, Ready Player One. The past, present and future of virtual worlds are explored in depth in this book adaptation. What current, real world realities are present in this work of fiction? What occult "Easter eggs" have the filmmakers left for us to uncover? 

topics include: Steven Spielberg director, book adaptation, rights, licensing, special effects, virtual reality, Columbus OH, Easter egg, Steve Jobs, creation, video games, time, corporate gaming companies, MMO games, pop culture, nostalgia, nerds, trivia as knowledge, 80s films, movie magic, IOI like IGN, advertisements, Oasis, debtors prison, The Shining, future of virtual worlds, regret, Atari, revolution, signing away rights, initiation rituals, threes, love, male and female creative aspects, predictive programming, technology, dystopia, value of the real world, immersive artificial environments

Apr 13, 2018

Adam and Aaron record their first live show on Ochelli.com. They take the occasion to review season 3 of the Netflix series Black Mirror. 

topics include: live radio, Netflix, new distribution for entertainment, short films, media, technology, futurism, happy endings vs dark endings, Nosedive, social media, polite society, repressed emotions, sexual frustration, superficiality, social status, passive aggression, social networking, ulterior motives, epiphany, transcendence, analytics, denial, San Junipero, virtual reality, period piece, nostalgia, uploading consciousness, choices, Shut Up and Dance, phishing, blackmail, moral ambiguity, Men Against Fire, video games, super soldiers, dehumanizing the enemy, military involvement in video game production, T&M podcast history

Jan 30, 2018

Adam and Aaron weigh in on Jim Carrey's recent interviews which have baffled his fans the world over. Apparently there is no such thing as Jim Carrey at all. What might this mean? Has JC lost his mind, or is he onto something?

topics include: identity, psychology, persona, Eastern religion, metaphysics, philosophy, Norm MacDonald, sexual alchemy, occult, Gnosticism, conspiracies, alternative research, truth, woke, E! network, Dionysus, world stage, masks, celebrity culture, prestige, creative freedom, artists, entertainment industry, performance art, manic depressive, depression, actors, feeling empty, fulfillment, ego, mainstream media, Hollywood small talk, cringe worthy, meditation, nothing is real, comedy, humor, epiphany, truth seeking, Andy Kaufman

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