Category: Comedy

If you like rambling, irreverent nonsense, this is the podcast for you! Half philosophy, half jokes. Actually, what DO you like? We should have checked with you first.

August 20, 2019

Episode 121: The Art Of War

Oof. We've been through hell this week to bring you a podcast about war - and don't worry, we discuss whether a comparison like that is appropriate in the episode itself. It was a Skype record with constant interruptions, but the end result is a peek behind the curtain of our production process, offering insights the New York Times called "illuminating" and "heartbreaking." This episode's mistakes include:

  • Drawing attention to the problem instead of making it go away.
  • Growing increasingly broken as humans across the episode.
  • Michael said Chinese is read right to left but that mostly changed in the 1950s after the communist revolution, and the increasing exposure to Western character sets made the unwieldiness of rotating a vertical paper to parse English words apparent. Thus, all newspapers changed to a horizontal left-to-right alignment, and today most real-world Chinese signage is now written to match.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Get down, get down, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

August 6, 2019

Episode 120: To Sleep, Perchance To Dream

Tuck yourself in, and snuggle up close to us for an episode all about sleep. We're talking about the physiological ramifications of not getting those eight hours, the perks and negatives of being a night owl, as well as if there's anything to be understood from your dreams. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Accidentally closing this tab before uploading and having to retype all this shit goddamn it fuck.
  • Missed opportunity for ASMR spinoff podcast.
  • Burning bridges in the aioli community.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Put in your retainer, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

July 23, 2019

Episode 119: F. Art

Booyakasha, it's time to get real. Michael Zubreckyj presents: Deep Fought, and things are gonna be a bit different around these parts. We recorded this late and loose, so we're talking about art and intentionality, and why Jupiter is so important. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Making Nick edit the podcast as per usual.
  • Recording at 12:30am NZ time.
  • Quality ending.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Support your friend's personal development, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

July 4, 2019

Episode 118: Making Babies

Gather round, friends, for we bring strange tidings. It's a science-y episode in which we deep dive into the CRISPR baby scandal, and discuss the genetic manipulation of embryos and the implications thereof. Plus, we've got a little bit of telepathy and ANIMA chat. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Opening ourselves up to cyberattack by the Chinese government.
  • Missed opportunity for bat repellent sponsorship.
  • Should have plugged The Sinking City harder.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

If you could do it all again, would you like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com?

June 14, 2019

Episode 117: Fake It Til You Make It

Did we really record this, or is it just machine learning mashing noises we previously made into brand new content? That's the question at hand this week, as we deep dive into deepfakes, and how they should be regulated on social media. There's plenty of interesting offshoots, so we hope you enjoy. This episode's mistakes include:

Don't believe your eyes, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

June 2, 2019

Episode 116: Birthday Boys

In an exciting turn of events, this week's episode is distinctly more authoritative thanks to both Michael and Nick now entering their thirties. In a less exciting turn of events, it's a bit of a pot pourri, as we recap how we celebrated our birthdays, and touch on a bunch of Hollywood topics including Keanu Reeves, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Liam Neeson, Seth Rogen, and Demetri Martin. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Audio ghosts in first version uploaded - you may want to delete this episode and redownload to make sure you've got the fixed one.
  • No clear theme but plenty of variety.
  • Some negative energy directed at you, our beloved listeners.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Pick up your popcorn from the end of the candy bar, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

May 17, 2019

Episode 115: Good Sport

Get your tickets, because it's semifinal time at the old playing field and we've got a corporate box from which to watch all the action. That's right, we're talking sport, and specifically the challenges facing the categorisation and inclusion of trans and intersex athletes. It's a pretty in-depth chat, so make sure you stock up on soggy hot chips at half time. This episode's mistakes include:

  • No health and dietary warnings about chessboards.
  • Started with a joke, ended with a joke, but in the middle... not so much.
  • 1x1 actually equals 2.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Pull up your socks, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

 

April 29, 2019

Episode 114: Mueller Schmueller

A nice and chunky chat today owing to some nice and chunky news, namely the redacted delivery of Mueller's report. We talk a bit about what that means for Trump, and then delve into Assange and the Wikileaks of it all. Plus, plenty of other bullshit including a very special guest. This episode's mistakes include:

  • A brief hiccup where Michael's recording failed but was quickly noticed.
  • A slightly indulgent length.
  • No promo code for tour dates.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Double check your firewall, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

April 16, 2019

Episode 113: My Brother And Me

Thank you, devoted listeners, and welcome to our informal fifth anniversary. On today's show, we're delving into the mailbag to help out some of you with your (mostly bodily function-related) issues, but we've also got some good good space bants in there too for you highbrow types. This episode's mistakes include:

  • Not enough poop talk.
  • Only three audio jingles when there was space for more.
  • The wingspan of a wandering albatross does NOT reach 12 metres.
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies.

Stare into the cavernous void of space, then like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, rate us on iTunes, and send your questions to deepfought@gmail.com.

March 31, 2019

Episode 112: Salaam

Hello friends. It's been a wee while since we've last spoken, but there's been things happening. In this episode, Nick talks through his experience being in Christchurch during the terrorist attack, and Michael tries to guess how much Owen Wilson is worth. Something for everyone! This episode's mistakes include:

  • A lot of single-sided storytelling
  • Attempts to lighten difficult mood
  • Poop talk
  • Egregious factual inaccuracies

Kia kaha.