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We're tackling the tough topics! In depth discussions with Dante about the right to bear arms, hug bears, and other ideas that are sure to not polarize you. We've also got some viewer mail! Let us know how you feel in the comments. 

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  • Dante

    Dante

    I need to add the additional note that I stand by the idea of an Armed Services Vote. Voting once every few years for your representative isn't enough. With technologies and platforms like bitcoin and reddit, voting regularly on public policy doesn't seem that far fetched. If our Armed Services members are going to go into another territory they should at least have a voice as to whether or not they think it's a good idea.

    I need to add the additional note that I stand by the idea of an Armed Services Vote. Voting once every few years for your representative isn't enough. With technologies and platforms like bitcoin and reddit, voting regularly on public policy doesn't seem that far fetched. If our Armed Services members are going to go into another territory they should at least have a voice as to whether or not they think it's a good idea.

  • baslindo

    baslindo copenhagen

    Hey man, I really appreciate being invited into your brilliant conversations. You both have a wise take on a lot of things. Nice Peter, I guess you've become the closest I have to an idol of my early adulthood. I'm 23 and I'm struggling with alot of things that I feel you went through in your twenties as well. I'm an aspiring musician, so there's obviously some common ground there. Having difficulty streamlining my efforts. But there's definitely also some general identity crisis going on, mixed with some light drug abuse, with the occasional depressive tendencies. What I've gathered from you recently is that things come to the patient, and that even at 25, it's okay to still be struggling, and it's also normal to still be a moron in some regards. You've made me hopeful, and patient. Saw you in Copenhagen last summer, are you gonna come here on the ERB tour? If so, you need to check out Christiania!

    Hey man, I really appreciate being invited into your brilliant conversations. You both have a wise take on a lot of things. Nice Peter, I guess you've become the closest I have to an idol of my early adulthood. I'm 23 and I'm struggling with alot of things that I feel you went through in your twenties as well. I'm an aspiring musician, so there's obviously some common ground there. Having difficulty streamlining my efforts. But there's definitely also some general identity crisis going on, mixed with some light drug abuse, with the occasional depressive tendencies. What I've gathered from you recently is that things come to the patient, and that even at 25, it's okay to still be struggling, and it's also normal to still be a moron in some regards. You've made me hopeful, and patient.

    Saw you in Copenhagen last summer, are you gonna come here on the ERB tour? If so, you need to check out Christiania!

  • Jeff

    Jeff

    This might be asking a bit much, but I think it would be interesting for an episode of your podcast to take a look at a bunch of rap battle suggestions and then you two could debate each other about the match up, and how you might go about the battle. Similar to how you talked about Harry Potter in this episode of the podcast. It could range from terrible suggestions (ala. Freddy Fazbear) to characters that have great potential but have not been used yet.

    This might be asking a bit much, but I think it would be interesting for an episode of your podcast to take a look at a bunch of rap battle suggestions and then you two could debate each other about the match up, and how you might go about the battle. Similar to how you talked about Harry Potter in this episode of the podcast. It could range from terrible suggestions (ala. Freddy Fazbear) to characters that have great potential but have not been used yet.

  • Sam (Administrator at ERBOH.com)

    Sam (Administrator at ERBOH.com) Maryland

    Thanks so much for the erboh.com shoutout guys! Means a ton to us that you enjoyed our vid, you're some of our favorite people.

    Thanks so much for the erboh.com shoutout guys! Means a ton to us that you enjoyed our vid, you're some of our favorite people.

  • Joe

    Joe The ERB Wiki

    First off, thanks for the shoutout. As much as you think we are great people I'm sure I can speak for all of us when we say that you're fantastic. I agree with Pete regarding gun control, however I'd go more radical. As I live in Britain we have more restrictive gun control. I feel that the American constitution is outdated regarding the right to bear arms. This was something else that confused me. Why, of all the parts of the animal, would you choose to have a right to bear arms. Sorry, bad joke XP And regarding Harry Potter, maybe you could have a special guest come in to play him. I think Alex Farnham could do a good Harry Potter, Link Neal as well (maybe with Rhett backing him up as Hagrid XP) Thanks for everything Pete and Dante! You're the best!

    First off, thanks for the shoutout. As much as you think we are great people I'm sure I can speak for all of us when we say that you're fantastic.

    I agree with Pete regarding gun control, however I'd go more radical. As I live in Britain we have more restrictive gun control. I feel that the American constitution is outdated regarding the right to bear arms. This was something else that confused me. Why, of all the parts of the animal, would you choose to have a right to bear arms. Sorry, bad joke XP

    And regarding Harry Potter, maybe you could have a special guest come in to play him. I think Alex Farnham could do a good Harry Potter, Link Neal as well (maybe with Rhett backing him up as Hagrid XP)

    Thanks for everything Pete and Dante! You're the best!

  • Holi

    Holi

    I have to admit that current gun laws in America baffle me, since Australia's gun control laws have been fairly strict long before I was born. I hadn't actually realised the desire to have access to the really heavy weapons was based on preventing government corruption, so that makes a bit more sense to me now. Still, I think with today's weaponry that it would be useless against the government yet a huge risk to the people around you. If you have a weapon with the ability to and purpose of killing large amounts of people in a short amount of time just lying around your house, I think it can do far more harm than good. An Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies did a couple of acts around it which made similar points to you guys, you might be interested? While you guys handle the accents well, I think the British characters are at their strongest with a British rapper portraying them (Dan Bull's Jack the Ripper springs to mind). I think boyinaband could do a good Harry Potter, but I guess you guys have to factor in distance/travel too. Love the idea of fans as guests! Such a unique idea, and a great opportunity for the fans and you guys to really interact!

    I have to admit that current gun laws in America baffle me, since Australia's gun control laws have been fairly strict long before I was born. I hadn't actually realised the desire to have access to the really heavy weapons was based on preventing government corruption, so that makes a bit more sense to me now. Still, I think with today's weaponry that it would be useless against the government yet a huge risk to the people around you. If you have a weapon with the ability to and purpose of killing large amounts of people in a short amount of time just lying around your house, I think it can do far more harm than good. An Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies did a couple of acts around it which made similar points to you guys, you might be interested?

    While you guys handle the accents well, I think the British characters are at their strongest with a British rapper portraying them (Dan Bull's Jack the Ripper springs to mind). I think boyinaband could do a good Harry Potter, but I guess you guys have to factor in distance/travel too.
    Love the idea of fans as guests! Such a unique idea, and a great opportunity for the fans and you guys to really interact!

  • Bryant

    Bryant

    Great podcast guys! I have really been enjoying them. Dante, though I don't necessarily agree with your "military vote" idea (as in my opinion, though it has unfortunate consequences as you point out, one of the greatest strengths of the US is the separation of decision-making power and the military. One of the scariest trends in history has been the tendency for those in military power to be able to seize control over governing power), I did recently read a book that you might find interesting. The book is "Starship Troopers" by Robert A. Heinlein (yes it was the book that the 90's movie was based off of but the movie was almost entirely different). In the book the author introduces the idea that in fact ONLY those who have served in the military or some other form of public service should have the right to vote for the very reason that they have had the experience of dedicating/being willing to give their lives for the sake of society. Thoughts?

    Great podcast guys! I have really been enjoying them. Dante, though I don't necessarily agree with your "military vote" idea (as in my opinion, though it has unfortunate consequences as you point out, one of the greatest strengths of the US is the separation of decision-making power and the military. One of the scariest trends in history has been the tendency for those in military power to be able to seize control over governing power), I did recently read a book that you might find interesting. The book is "Starship Troopers" by Robert A. Heinlein (yes it was the book that the 90's movie was based off of but the movie was almost entirely different). In the book the author introduces the idea that in fact ONLY those who have served in the military or some other form of public service should have the right to vote for the very reason that they have had the experience of dedicating/being willing to give their lives for the sake of society. Thoughts?

  • Natanel Eisenberg

    Natanel Eisenberg West Virginia

    Without going into detail on the content, I just wanna pop in here and say I LOVE your podcasts Peter and Dante!!!!! Pete, you and I really are so much alike and I can relate to so much of what you have to say in all of the podcasts, and I love the stories too! I'd love to meet you and hang out one day. I don't listen to many other podcasts, pretty much only Rhett & Link every now and then (btw, loved your Ear Biscuit with them), but I'm excited every time I see on Facebook that you uploaded a new one! One thought about the podcasts in general, have you considered putting them on Soundcloud as well? The only reason I ask is that I listen to them on my iPhone while commuting to and from work, and when my phone goes to sleep the audio turns off and I have to unlock it real quick to keep listening, or touch the screen every 30 seconds to keep it from sleeping. Soundcloud and YouTube doesn't do this for me, it keeps playing when the phone goes to sleep... am I the only one having this problem? Anyway, if not I'll just keep touching the screen every 30 seconds, totally worth it! Cheers from WV! Long time fan. PS - I love Dante's enunciation of words and the abundance of the word "absolutely", it's awesome. Rock on.

    Without going into detail on the content, I just wanna pop in here and say I LOVE your podcasts Peter and Dante!!!!! Pete, you and I really are so much alike and I can relate to so much of what you have to say in all of the podcasts, and I love the stories too! I'd love to meet you and hang out one day. I don't listen to many other podcasts, pretty much only Rhett & Link every now and then (btw, loved your Ear Biscuit with them), but I'm excited every time I see on Facebook that you uploaded a new one!

    One thought about the podcasts in general, have you considered putting them on Soundcloud as well? The only reason I ask is that I listen to them on my iPhone while commuting to and from work, and when my phone goes to sleep the audio turns off and I have to unlock it real quick to keep listening, or touch the screen every 30 seconds to keep it from sleeping. Soundcloud and YouTube doesn't do this for me, it keeps playing when the phone goes to sleep... am I the only one having this problem? Anyway, if not I'll just keep touching the screen every 30 seconds, totally worth it!

    Cheers from WV! Long time fan.

    PS - I love Dante's enunciation of words and the abundance of the word "absolutely", it's awesome. Rock on.

  • JuakoHawk

    JuakoHawk

    I feel a little hurt because you recognize that ERBOH forum, because you said that was the first time you saw fans uploading content, and that means you not recognizing the huge tumblr community that have supported you and your videos way before that forum opened. We at the nicepetermondayshow tumblr gathered a small but lovely community back in the days, almost 4 years ago, and have been supporting you guys since then. Anyway, we don't post a lot because of life stuff, growing up, jobs, etc. but we still remain friends thanks to our shared love of your work, videos and your life lessons. Keep up the good work men, both of you!

    I feel a little hurt because you recognize that ERBOH forum, because you said that was the first time you saw fans uploading content, and that means you not recognizing the huge tumblr community that have supported you and your videos way before that forum opened. We at the nicepetermondayshow tumblr gathered a small but lovely community back in the days, almost 4 years ago, and have been supporting you guys since then.

    Anyway, we don't post a lot because of life stuff, growing up, jobs, etc. but we still remain friends thanks to our shared love of your work, videos and your life lessons. Keep up the good work men, both of you!

  • Anna

    Anna Germany, Earth

    Oh wow, it's hard for me to imagine people who didn't kinda always know how sexual procreation works! We had to watch animated explaining videos in 3rd grade (8 years old) I think, or maybe even before that? I don't remember not knowing, and before, I probably didn't care or think about it a lot. And my parents are awesome and never told me any weird avoiding stories. You two have such sophisticated opinions about every controversial topic it seems ... it's awesome to have you as a role model, knowing you reach out to so many people! every time I listen to this, or any podcast, I just want to join the conversation and really feel like starting to talk :D even though I'm an introvert. strange phenomenon really.

    Oh wow, it's hard for me to imagine people who didn't kinda always know how sexual procreation works! We had to watch animated explaining videos in 3rd grade (8 years old) I think, or maybe even before that? I don't remember not knowing, and before, I probably didn't care or think about it a lot. And my parents are awesome and never told me any weird avoiding stories.

    You two have such sophisticated opinions about every controversial topic it seems ... it's awesome to have you as a role model, knowing you reach out to so many people! every time I listen to this, or any podcast, I just want to join the conversation and really feel like starting to talk biggrin even though I'm an introvert. strange phenomenon really.

  • Ecostacey

    Ecostacey

    Am I the only person not able to locate the podcast videos???

    Am I the only person not able to locate the podcast videos???

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