1. The death of instant messaging. Neal eulogizes the instant messaging services that used to be such a big part of his life. Part of him misses the mischief and part of him is burned out by constant texting. He wonders if Snapchat will occupy the social space once held by IMing. Nick just thinks he misses telling people “BRB!”
2. What’s a modern friendship? Our listener topic comes from Marques, who asked us to talk about friendship. Nowadays, Neal feels like he only has time and energy for close friends that he can really count on. But Nick considers pretty much anybody he talks to (in person OR online) to be his friend.
3. Do I have a video game addiction? Nick is concerned that his Bejeweled Blitz habit has gone from use to abuse. He’s obsessed with maintaining his high score, but is that just a different way of getting high? To test the limits of his addiction, Nick decides to go cold turkey until Podcast Vérité #2.
We need your topic for our next episode! Leave your ideas in the comments below before June 23nd and we’ll pick our favorite suggestion.