NARJ121: Forming Habits

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narj-artworkSince the last episode, Chris and Joel have been through some stuff. Joel is giving not-drinking a try and Chris has just plain had the worst week ever. Habit formation and replacement is the big topic of discussion because of it. How much of our actions are just deeply ingrained habits? Are cultural habits part of why China is dominating the manufacturing industry?

Quotes

  • “We’re just doin’ a show about stuff and we’re people.”
  • “It’s just like any part of your diet. If some one goes gluten-free and then eats bread 10 weeks later we don’t hate them.”
  • “If you hear something that makes you pause, apply a mitigating balm to it.”
  • “When I do have a drink again, it’s not out of habitual action but with a purpose.”
  • “Go out and support capitalism.”

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NARJ120: Like No One Ever Was

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narj-artworkChris and Joel are back again this week with a new episode. Sorry again for Ep 119’s delay! In this episode they discuss the controversial iPhone 7 and its removal of the headphone jack. Is it merely a herald of a more streamlined technological advancement? Has Joel caught all of the Pokemans?!

Quotes

  • “Whiskey is the love of liquids.”
  • “Regular people bring a nostalgia to the headphone jack that Apple underestimates.”
  • “Read your Twilight and play your Pokemons.”

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NARJ119: Spritzin’ All Over the Place

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narj-artworkIt’s been awhile, friends. But never fear, NARJ was just sleeping for a bit. Well okay, what actually happened was we all kind of forgot to mention it was recorded and then we didn’t edit it and then we didn’t do show notes. So this episode has been delayed. Originally recorded in early May you could say it’s a bit overdue. In this one, Joel and Chris talk about soda wine, Hawkeye, and Canadian radio. They also discuss tech evolution in the new Tesla and iPhone models. Enjoy!

Quotes

  • “Hold on to your butts… and never let go.”
  • “Marshal is Joel’s dog-” “HE’S MY SON.”
  • “Buying a car is like buying a computer – it’s always the wrong time.”

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NARJ118: Is This The Real Life?

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narj-artworkAfter a maximum of three years, NARJcast finally has its triumphant return! In this extra long episode, Chris and Joel give everyone an update on the State of the NARJcast as well as what they’ve been up to with Firsthand. They also discuss travel anxiety and their latest creative endeavors.

Quotes

  • “I don’t remember anything else that we typically said.”
  • “You’re going to hear episodes that are a bit more different but also less frequent.”
  • “I’d challenge the idea that anxiousness makes you less inclined to travel. I think it directly correlates to me wanting to travel.”
  • “I think [Amazon Echo] is the future.”

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