The Pirates’ Podcast Episode 3: Expectations of the New Decade

Dean
Hello everybody and welcome to the fourth episode of the pirates podcast. Starring me, Dean Hunter.

Jarek Harris
Jarek Harris

This is actually our first podcast of the new year.

Dean
Of the new year, the new decade, new decade new episode of the podcast. Today we are going to be talking about our our patients expectations, predictions, whatever you want to call it for 2020 for this new decade in which we are recording this podcast

already already already. So first thoughts

Desmond
technology technology is developing

Dean
is going to see a lot of big things coming out like I think self driving cars, a real possibility. I think they could actually I know people have been saying that for three decades now. Probably more but I think Come out like artificial intelligence has really developed I think it can I think it can happen this decade

Desmond
it can be it can be scary but like yeah, like technology developing a lot in isn’t really really possible a people can like sleep in their car and like was like driving around like that’s a scary thought it’s a scary thought but

Jarek Harris
who has a who has like the driving cars now Tesla Tesla,

Dean
Tesla and Elon Musk are the ones like at the forefront I heard Google is developing

Jarek Harris
our I’ve actually seen the Google cars or something like driving itself down one of my streets I’m like, wait, there’s no one in the car.

Dean
What’s going on? Google’s gonna come out with houses soon. I swear they’re releasing everything too crazy true.

Jarek Harris
But my only concern about the self driving cars is like Will they be able to like reduce the amount of accidents Will they be able to like detect pedestrians walking? Will they be able to like abide by the rules we have set for the roads.

Desmond
think you will like this, like studies that say, because listen to talk about this in class, how technology is taking over actual people, like in school and like, you know, psychiatrists side on the technology versus actual people and new machine could detect people’s faces and like actually, like predict what’s going on in the relationship. Right in the human. They can do it better.

Dean
Yeah, that’s scary.

Jarek Harris
It is okay. That’s another thing. That’s jobs because like now we’re putting Uber drivers Lyft drivers and stuff out of business work because they have more competent.

Dean
I mean, they’re like, what? There are millions of truck drivers out there that make their living off of truck drive, and what are they going to do with self driving trucks? They’re entirely pointless, because that’s that’s a scary thought. I mean, we could see a lot of unemployment coming out of this new innovation should it come it is a positive and the negative

Desmond
like less crashes because like people fall asleep and grow crash in whole Jackson

Jarek Harris
It takes away human error

Dean
I think it’s going to be really interesting to watch the debate when they start coming out to the public. Are these a good thing or a bad thing? Terrific. There’s going to be an interesting and next up for this decade is culture. How do we think what are we going to see? What new artists are we going to see what new movies new video games? What’s happening this decade? Oh, let’s see.

Jarek Harris
Video games wise, I’m, I’m expecting a lot more remakes of older games, really? sequels and stuff? Because like toward towards the end of 2019. We got bream, remor remastered games such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare. Yeah, you know,

hyped up game like that.

Dean
remastered was its good.

Desmond
It’s good. It is. I expect

Jarek Harris
that are like spin off of older games. You know, you know, as far as movies go, I expect a lot more

supervillain movie super,

super villain or anti hero.

Dean
I think that that I agree with you there and I think that’s going to be really interesting because like, before, like, I don’t know, the Joker movie came out the only real anti villain movies we had were like The Dark Knight movies. And then, like at the end of this at the end of towards the end of the decade we saw a lot of new like new antihero Suicide Squad movies like it or not it was it sold pretty well. Joker movie I think it grossed a billion dollars without selling in China which is really impressive. It says something like a lot of Marvel movies make a ton of money from Chinese sales. So the fact that Joker managed to gross a billion dollars without selling in China. I think that’s really impressive. It is.

Jarek Harris
You saw things like the venom, venom venom that was also another pretty big

Harley Quinn and now she has

her own birds of prey.

Dean
Oh, I haven’t seen them yet or any

Jarek Harris
So she has like her own you know spin off away from Joker where like she she’s gathering like her group of female villains like they want to create a name for themselves you know

Dean
that’s interesting movie. I wonder if it’ll be any good we will we will have to

Jarek Harris
see I actually have pretty high expectations for

Dean
you know I think in the 2020s I think we’re just we’re going to see a decline of superhero movies in general I don’t think they’re going to go away I think it’s going to be a long time before they go away but like i mean like with the main Avengers franchise like it ended with endgame like Iron Man is dead now what it was dead now. Like they’re they’re not exactly going to be able to make a lot of new movies out of that four out of those big names and morning

Jarek Harris
none of the big names I say now they’re going to you know, focus on their their background characters more. There’s one I think called like Mor no Morbius, Morpheus, Morbious. He’s so actually it’s a trailer was released to the public think sometime earlier this month. Really He’s okay. So like the story He’s like, he’s a doctor, right? He was diagnosed with like some some disease as a child, he wasn’t expected to live long. But he exceeded those expectations. Okay. So the older he got, he became a doctor, you know, started looking for this cure. And he turned to that. So he injected like that blood into his body, all that stuff. So like, he has like the power to like, sense people using echolocation. Yeah, that’s another

Desmond
one cartoon that own they used to play. It’s like an old Batman cartoon. And that was like one of the main super villains. Yeah.

Jarek Harris
Yeah. Like one of the things I know there’s an iteration time

Dean
hero movie, right?

Jarek Harris
Yep. Um, another thing they had in the trailer was they had a spider man poster actually in one of the albums. Really? Yeah. So I see spider man he that’s a foreshadow. And maybe that’s a little hint that maybe we’ll get another Spider Man movies. Maybe maybe The Spider Man franchise is actually been doing pretty well. It has a

Dean
spider man homecoming did really well if I remember

Jarek Harris
correctly they are they are doing better everyone except Andrew Garfield.

Dean
That’s true.

Jarek Harris
I did not like him.

Dean
I would agree with that spider man in my opinion. You’re not wrong

Jarek Harris
I grew up with Tobey Maguire.

Dean
This movies are so goofy. They’re really fun to watch. They are.

Jarek Harris
Yeah. So as far as artists go

music I want to see a lot less or toxic films.

Dean
Yeah, definitely. I mean, I agree. I think that like a lot of this like, sleep. What’s the word I’m looking for? Like this kind of like, it feels like celebrities are put on too high of a pedestal. I think they’re put up like almost as if they’re like gods or something. Right and like that. They’re like they’re basically worship and I feel like that pressure combined with the kind of toxic drug culture that we’ve seen, I think I think it’s I think it’s I think it’s a bit I think that stuff is a big reason that we’ve seen the deaths of a lot of rappers. Yes. A lot of really good artists is

Jarek Harris
the last who was it juice last December

Dean
juice world? mac miller

xx x and he was shot

Jarek Harris
but for different reasons. Yeah,

. And I feel like

we should stop glorifying the use of all these drugs are like that escapes. Yeah, a lot of these artists talk about an absolutely

Desmond
I can see that happening this this year because every since um, ever since juice world died. It has been a lot of drug awareness and national like rappers noticing and like preaching out saying that we should not do these drugs even though we talked about it.

Jarek Harris
Play it that’s it. That’s another thing I see. A lot of them coming out now saying yeah, you know, I want to you know, throw this away. I want to be done with it. You know, that that’s a good thing to see. You know,

Dean
I think that I think it’s some of the some of the responsibility relies on like us as fans. Well, that’s like a lot like, I agree that the artist should be doing drug awareness stuff but like, I feel like Like I said earlier, the almost like the culture of like basically worshipping these people. That’s a lot of pressure when you have Yeah, hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, basically worshiping you, and seeing that you like thinking that you can do no wrong and I think that’s really damaging, because we seem to forget that, like rappers,

they’re people just like

celebrity streamers. They’re just people. They’re normal people with normal like, normal issues, and I feel like we shouldn’t be glorifying they’re, like, we shouldn’t be glorifying the fact that they’re, that they use bad escape methods like drugs.

Jarek Harris
I say. We do kind of put a lot of pressure on artists or whatever. Yeah, because like like let’s take Kanye for example. Okay. He dropped what awaiting heartbreaks DataLink heartbreaks and Dark Twisted fantasies. Yeah, okay. People look at those albums and they’re like, Oh my god, like, that’s magnificent that that’s the old Kanye we want. We love this Kanye. Like every other thing he’s put out people have like, kind of downplayed, and it’s like, Man, what is he doing? Yeah, just because it’s different and motivates them kind of like pushes them to like this dark place, you know, because they’re doing something they love. Yeah. And we’re just like we’re doubting them and like we’re discrediting their ability to do what they’re good at. We are

Desmond
dealing that leads to like to drugs and stuff like actually like since they were not ideas, they want to go back to the past and start talking about this again. It seems like since it’s us our fault eating it that would Elise rappers talking about this.

Dean
I don’t think it’s like, I don’t think it’s the consumers fault. I don’t think that Like this is like the death is volleys people. I think it’s tragedy. And I don’t think that we should be spending our time like assigning blame to X or Y group of people. Right. I think that we should acknowledge there are a lot of causes. And I think the drug culture is a big problem, as well as the celebrity culture of base. I think they’re two, not entirely different problems. I think there is an inner time, but I think there are two very big problems there. There’s definitely a lot of factors. I think that there are different solutions to those

Jarek Harris
two things, too. I do agree with that. Yeah.

Dean
And moving on to the third and final topic, politics. Everyone’s favorite thing to talk about. Very uncontroversial nowadays, very. Everyone can agree on everything, right?

Jarek Harris
Yes, yes, yes, most definitely.

Dean
Yeah. We all have the same opinion.

we all we all love. Everyone agrees and loves and respects each other’s opinions right.

Jarek Harris
Of course. We do. Definitely that. That’s what we do as Americans. Yeah. We just love and respect. All right. So the election is coming up this year election coming up. Yeah.

Dean
I think what we have to say what do we have to say? I see Trump losing his position.

I think that, depending on who wins the nomination, I think that I think it depends on the candidate for who, who has the best shot to defeat Trump. I think that despite getting impeached, he has a he has a pretty good standing position. Just because I mean, reelection is a massive advantage, because everyone already knows who you are. And you already have had four years as president, so nobody can say that you have bad experience. True, true. True. So I think that

Jarek Harris
on a side note, on the side note, this this also like kind of ties into elections and stuff. Yeah. Guess who wants to run for presidency in 2024, who nobody other than Mr. West himself. Kanye, Kanye is

Dean
he running Kanye? He said he was going to run in

  1. But he’s not.

Maybe he’s saving up for four years he’s planning strategy. I

Jarek Harris
wouldn’t blame him.

like four years ago when he said that that was like four years ago.

Dean
To be a big thing, like a big mean to say

I have to say, I would bet

any organ in my body that if you took a poll of the people in the school, at least 30% of people would say not jokingly that they would vote for Kanye West. Yeah, not like a lot of people will say it as a joke, but I am. A lot of people are not kidding, which, I mean, that’s that’s has its own

Jarek Harris
another negatives. Artists, cardi B. She said a couple weeks ago, she was considering going back to school in order to run for Congress.

Desmond
cardi B cardi B like

Cardi B

like Cardi B. You don’t think of Cardi B as a

Congress, a very professional,

Jarek Harris
professional person that’s like serious? We don’t think of it that way. Yeah,

Dean
I think that I think that we should take a moment to say what you want about Donald Trump Say what you want about whether he’s a good or a bad person. Whether he has good or bad politics. He blew the window on this. He was the man that made celebrities in politics affect

Jarek Harris
and that Low-key scares me actually, because I see a lot of us younger people. Yeah, we hear it. Okay. Yeah, Kanye is running for president cardi B may run for president Carla are going to vote for them. Just because we know who they are

Dean
just because for the culture,

Jarek Harris
right? For the culture, always do it for the culture. Yeah, do it for the means and do it for the grace

Dean
with me that is something that like, I mean, I, I genuinely believe that not a lot. But there is a notable amount of like swing like what we think of as swing voters who can vote with both parties, right that voted for Donald Trump because they think he’s funny. And because they think that it was a big like hat like, because Donald Trump was the main candidate for President. I mean, he, it’s not that he was a joke candidate, but he was like a meat like he said, a lot of stuff. That was just really funny. Oh, yeah. Yes. Yeah. I think that was I think that it’s, I think that it’s a bad precedent to set to vote for people because we think that they’re funny.

It is it definitely says a lot. Yeah.

Yeah, I think it says like, I think we’re starting to mix our celebrity culture of like, basically worshipping celebrities with our politics. Yeah. And like, I think that I think that this has been like a long like trend like you think about like Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama. They were they were politicians, but they were also voted not in small part due to the fact that they were likable. True, and that their opponents were not nearly as likable. And I think Donald Trump sort of he, he took he took that up to 11. And he said, vote for me. Well, he didn’t say this, but like, a lot of people voted for him because he was funny. And because, I mean, he said funny stuff on the TV.

Jarek Harris
This this also kind of takes me back to the

the first debate the first televised debate. Yeah, Kennedy. I heard a lot more people. They were they were attracted to john.

Dean
Yeah, a lot of people voted for Kennedy just because he looked more healing. Pretty stage.

Desmond
Yeah, they want it someone john Yeah,

Dean
I think that there’s there’s something that like, there’s this weird like, well, I understand after like Iraq and the bailout and a bunch of really big issues that like, people wanted someone that wasn’t a Washington insider. But I feel like that’s being transformed into almost like a cult of inexperience like you’ll get period a judge to say what you want about him. Some can say he’s likable. I think he’s probably a nice guy. And he doesn’t. For the Democrats. He has pretty like agreeable politics, but he’s a mayor. His only experiences as being mayor of a city, and he is a serious contender for the presidential nomination already. Right? Like I feel like it’s, it’s kind of bad to support people because they’re inexperienced just because they talk about how bad the bureaucrats

Jarek Harris
are. True. True. I feel as though you need some further, higher experience in order to like qualify

Dean
governor or senator Yeah, or even a congressman like just like I feel like being a mayor for a couple terms does not qualify you to be President of the United States says no, there’s no way Yeah.

Jarek Harris
I agree.

Desmond
They don’t have to they have experienced but they just supported them cuz they’re younger you mean Yeah. Cuz like you want to young, strong man like you saying or like inexperienced people like party or other people like Kanye, like now they have no experience but he’s running and people vote for him just because he’s like an. He’s likable. Yeah. Like will people take Cardi Seriously?

Jarek Harris
If people are not going to take these artists? I mean, if actors, actresses, celebrities,

Dean
well, we say this. Yeah, me but look at the current president. He was the only person on either party that was running without any experience true anyone. So we say that people won’t take Kanye West seriously, and they won’t take cardi B seriously. And we can hope that people will vote on experience and based on who knows what they’re doing. But

I mean, we we don’t know.

Jarek Harris
We don’t we don’t.

Dean
I think it is a fool’s errand to try to predict what the American people want.

Desmond
And now he’s leaving with a bigger name there

Dean:
is there are 330 million Americans. And I think that you can have all the polls, you can have all the interviews that you want, but I don’t think you can predict what the American people are going to do and how they’re going to vote.

Dean:
No, it’s always pretty

Dean:
good. We do thank you all for tuning in. You

Dean
are very lovely and happy note.

All right, yeah. Politics always happy and lovable

but This. This has been our first podcast of the new decade. We hope you all enjoyed. Tune in again next next week.

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