Sep 6 • 40M

Doomscroll #008: Burning Man floods and porta-potty wrastlin'

Comedian and writer Camille Corbett joins

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Matthew Sheffield
Lots of people want to change the world. But how does change happen? History is filled with stories of people and institutions that spent big and devoted many resources to effect change but have little to show for it. By contrast, many societal developments have happened without forethought from anyone. And of course, change can be negative as well as positive. In each episode of this weekly program, Theory of Change host Matthew Sheffield delves deep with guests to discuss larger trends in politics, religion, media, and technology.
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Lisa Curry and Matthew Sheffield are joined in this episode by comedian and television writer Camille Corbett for NSFW takes about all the news of the week, including flooding at the Burning Man festival, nepo babies, and that very strange brawl at a country music concert in Pittsburgh.

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00:24 Burning Man attendees finally get their apocalypse lifestyle

05:01 Porta-pottie throwdown in Pittsburgh!

07:54 Marjorie Taylor Greene isn't crazy enough for far-right Republicans

13:28 The U.S. Senate has become a retirement home for people who won't retire

25:14 Shaq has a new rap song, because reasons

27:00 Nepo babies are everywhere, especially entertainment and politics

34:24 Parent organization of CPAC performs exorcisms after staff members ask for raise

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