It’s our final episode! If you want to be able to brag to your friends that you’ve listened to our whole series, though, you’re going to have to complete a special Vox Populi endurance test! Steel yourself for the soporific saga of Adam’s nine-month trek across the world, from the R.O.K. to the U.S. of A. You will not believe how long it can take one man to find himself.
Adam and Joe wrap up their series of political discussions with this final installment - but they saved the thorniest issue for last. That’s right, Vox Populi: it’s the Abortion Episode.
Adam and Joe discuss America's system of government. Is it a representative democracy or a republic? Should it be more democratic? Is the electoral college an outdated remnant or a misunderstood treasure? And what's good about parliamentary democracies anyway?
Politics, Part the Fourth: Adam & Joe present their cases for how the Supreme Court should interpret law. Joe’s bit of a Supreme Court geek. Adam ain't. But that won’t stop him from challenging Joe anyway.
Do mainstream Republicans share blame for the white supremacists’ rally in Charlottesville? Your somewhat shaken hosts talk it over.
The minimum wage: a necessary corrective in a world of greed or a well-intentioned but misguided killer of jobs? Adam and Joe clash over the best way to help.
It’s Adam & Joe’s healthcare debate! Feel free to enjoy this episode without fear for its participants, Vox Populi: both of them have insurance.
Joe & Adam tackle six of their most pressing concerns, and each other, in a Presidential debate-style preview of their upcoming political episodes.
It’s the calm before the storm, as Adam and Joe set the stage for their coming debates by updating each other on their political views.
From music to sports and from fine dining to video games, Adam ’n’ Joe cover the spectrum of modern hobbies, what they get out of theirs, and how much we all ought to let our recreational activities define us.
As Adam's grand plan moves towards its masterful finale, listen to a recap of the opening acts of his forthcoming autohagiography. This one’s all about writing books, managing hostels, and teaching English in South Korea!
In the first of our job-focused episodes, Joe manfully accepts the challenge of explaining to Adam his work at a healthcare software company that affects over half of all hospital patients nationwide. It’s pretty epic.
Adam recalls how his very Christian courtship of Anna in college almost killed him, literally and figuratively. As a bonus, hear how he and his new bride became illegal immigrants in South Korea.
It's time to talk family, and every family starts with a love story. When Joe met Christine in college, the two Trekkies seemed perfect for one another. But could love overcome red hair?
It’s Joe’s turn to quiz Adam on how his religious views have changed in the last 20 years - and since Adam’s an atheist now, there’s lots to be said.
- I Will Be Drinking Tonight
- In the Land of the Morning Calm
- Where the Spiritual Could Still Be Found
- Course in Comparative Religion
- A Brief Interlude on Reading
- God by Jack Miles
- Course in Comparative Religion
- Jenga Blocks
- Jesus Through the Centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan.
- God's Morality
- The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
- What Is Your View of Christianity Today?
Adam quizzes Joe on how his religious views have changed since they attended a fundamentalist youth group together.
- A Very, Very Unique Niche
- But, for Now, Religion!
- What Has Changed for You?
- Views on Biblical Inerrancy
- Why Do We Still Listen to the Old, Old Story?
- Isn't Biblical Morality Evil?
- What is Your Duty as a Christian?
- Where Do You Believe I'll Go?
Adam and Joe go back to the beginning, reminiscing about first jobs, first loves, and whether being homeschooled worked for them.
- Joe's Homeschool Life
- Adam Sees the Real World
- Additional Words About Schooling
- Joe's First Jobs
- A Vacuum Salesman
- Joe's Hobbies
- It's Always Been Writing
- Roleplaying Games
- Friends and Social Life
- Teenage Love — Joe
- Teenage Love — Adam
- Joe Goes to Prom
Twenty years ago, Adam and Joe were homeschooled children in Norfolk, Virginia. Life’s taken them in two different directions since then.
- Who We Were
- Who We Are - Joe
- Who We Are - Adam
- I Don't Have Many Possessions
- Wrapping Up