Episode 3: The Vacant Art of Tarantino, Virtually Outsourcing at Our Own Risk, Pessimism as a Logical Fallacy

Recorded in January, but posted after Mr. Tarantino's Oscar win, Kasey and Whitney react to Quentin Tarantino's refusal to explain to a British journalist his justification for depicting extreme violence in light of shootings like Sandy Hook. The sisters muse about the responsibilities artists have when they put their vision into the world and also critique Tarantino's notion of "cathartic violence." Kasey shares an article about the virtual assistant trend -- but both wonder the cost to ourselves & our society that come from outsourcing unwanted chores? Whitney is intrigued by the work of Martin Seligman and his study of people who refuse to be defeated. She marvels at the idea that "explanatory style" is the real difference between optimism, pessimism, and whether or not you're going to get up again.

Credit: Graphics Fairy

Credit: Graphics Fairy