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Welcome to the Uncphew podcast! Uncphew is a creative collaboration between an uncle and a nephew separated geographically, philosophically, generationally, politically and several other ways that end in “lly.” We enjoy talking about stuff, and we often have fairly intense debates about things. We hope to entertain you… that’s the goal. Other goals: to make you think… to make you laugh… to be shockingly candid… to not be politically correct… (but not for the sake of being politically incorrect, and never to be biased, but rather to be honest)… to see both sides of every issues… to piss you off from time to time… to never, ever bore you… Only time will tell if we accomplish these objectives, but that you are reading this says you’ve made it this far. Please check out our shows and let us know what you think!

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EP1: Welcome to the very first uncphew podcast show!

Welcome to Episode 1 of our podcast! In this show, we talk about how Phew destroyed Unc’s comedy dreams , Unc’s being named Michigan State’s #1 basketball fan, Phew’s unemployable dual major in college, how maybe we need to start being nice to each other and and a bunch of other stuff. Check it out!

EP2: Crossfit vs yoga, other stuff and, OMG, flip flops

In this episode, Unc and Phew debate the pros and cons of Crossfit vs yoga, and the demonic implications of the devil’s footwear: flip flops. Yes, you read all of that correctly. We know you want to listen. We dare you. We double dare you. We quadruple dare you. Just click here.

EP3: Hangin’ with Shaq at the Final Four (thanks AT&T!)

In this episode, Unc and Phew discuss Unc being named the #1 Michigan State basketball fan on earth, helping AT&T promote the 2015 Final Four in Indianapolis, hanging with Shaq, and a ton more. Check it out!

EP4: College Campuses Gone Wild

Jonathan Haidt said it perfectly: “If you haven’t been on a college campus since 2013, you have no idea how bad it’s gotten.” Listen to the radical stuff happening at today’s institutions of higher learning. Click to listen and watch the amazing related videos!

EP5: Frequent Inappropriate Thoughts

In this episode, Unc and Phew start off by discussing frequent inappropriate thoughts, but then they go off on a series of tangents that end up in a serious political conversation about how it’s no longer possible to have serious political conversations.  Click to listen!

EP6: The Cultural Norms of German Trains

In this episode, Unc and Phew discuss yelling obscenities into open car windows, being an evil–but unfailingly polite–child, the Hockenheim Maneuver, the cultural norms of German trains, how it’s become impossible to “be the adult” in America anymore, & so much more! Check it out!

EP7: Everyone is Hitler (Yes, Maybe Even You!)

Whether goose-stepping down Main Street or sieg heiling on Wall Street, everyone seems to be caught up in Hitlermania, the awesome new fad sweeping the nation. Listen in as Unc and Phew dissect this craze and unpack all of its wonderful implications. Check it out!

EP8: From Beaver to Cleaver (Kayleigh Got Married!)

Someone clearly roofied their drinks, but Unc & Phew just came from the BEST. WEDDING. EVER! Phew’s little sister Kayleigh got married, and it was AWE. SOME. Unc & Phew regrettably explore their inner vajayjays in this episode. Check it out!

EP9: RIP Journalism (Future Shock Arrives)

The world has truly turned into a ball of confusion for many. Recent events have made it fairly clear that large swaths of the media are no longer objective. In some cases, it’s almost comically obvious. Click on the player below to listen to Unc and Phew kick this one around!

EP10: Scandal Scoresheet (ALL the Dirt!)

Not sure who you distrust the least? Trying to figure out who has more skeletons in the closet? Interested in finding out where all the bodies are buried? We compiled every scandal we could find for BOTH candidates, and we did that as objectively and as honestly as we could. Listen in!

EP11: For Whom Are YOU Voting? (Unc’s Choice)

We decided to do our own, individual podcasts to let you know for whom we’re voting, and why. This is Unc’s version of that. And whomever you decide to support in this election, it is crucial to GET OUT AND VOTE! Check it out!

EP12: For Whom Are YOU Voting? (Phew’s Choice)

We decided to do our own, individual podcasts to let you know for whom we’re voting, and why. This is Phew’s version of that. And whomever you decide to support in this election, it is crucial to GET OUT AND VOTE! Check it out!

EP13: Unc Is Homeless

Via a freak chain of events, Unc finds himself homeless, in a driving rainstorm. He and Phew discuss this harrowing event and how it forced Unc to confront the realities of his life versus so many others who are so much less fortunate. Sappy, vacuous caucasianness ensues. Listen in!

EP14: Social Media is Dead

Is Social Media dead? Unc and Phew take us through the paces of this dynamic and wide-ranging conversation about the current state of Facebook, Twitter, InstaGram, LinkedIn, SnapChat and the other major social platforms that have consumed so many of us…. Listen in!

EP15: Californication & Stuff

Phew loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly. Hills that is. Movie stars. No, really, he went to a conference in LA. Unc continues his very public self-psycho-analysis. Fun for the whole family …. Listen in!

EP16: Christmas Stories & Non-Stories

Phew had a rather idyllic youth (well, if you skip the Faggie McGiggles years, that is). As he regales Unc with tales of Christmases past, Unc does his best to keep up. But, as is so often the case, Unc fails. Listen in!

EP17: Star Wars Rules (or Blows; You Decide)

Star Wars is, like, only the most amazing cultural phenomenon of, like, ALL TIME. Or, Star Wars is the most overrated piece of “entertainment” ever created. Or something in between those two. We’re not sure…. Listen in!

EP18: Obama is the Best/Worst POTUS EVER

Every thinking person knows that Obama is the best or worst POTUS of all-time. Unc and Phew decide to get into the octagon and battle it out to see what the truth really is on this red-hot topic. Warning: it ain’t pretty …. Listen in!

EP19: Kurzweil, Trump & Bands (oh my!)

Unc blindsides Phew with a series of questions relating to Donald J. Trump’s Executive Orders on immigration and terrorism. The sparks fly. But, before that, they discuss synthesizers, Singularity, YourBallBand.com and other typical nonsense. Listen in!

EP20: Death of the Doctrine of Charity

Unc has received a bunch of recognition for his work online and in social media (an endorsement from the New York Times? What?). That said, he has all but abandoned his online efforts in recent months. Find out why… Listen in!

EP21: The Greatest of the GOATs (Not MJ, Tiger or TB)

People love to debate about who the GOAT – the “greatest of all time” – is. Is it Jordan? LeBron? Tiger? Brady? Our pick for the true “greatest of the greatest of all time” might surprise you. Check it out and let us know what you think!

EP22: An Open Letter to My Mom (An Incredible Person)

open letter to my mom

An open letter to my mom. This may be the most intimate, personal thing I’ve ever shared publicly. I hope it resonates with you on some level. The moral of the story: never, ever give up on fixing relationships. Check it out!

EP23: Ya Gotta Have Faith (Ya Just Do!)

faith: ya gotta have it. you just do

Fath: ya gotta have it. You just do. In order to live optimally, and to experience all that you were meant to experience in this life, faith is absolutely essential. Unc explains why. Check it out!

EP24: Be a Believior, Not a Belieber

The truth is, we have no problem with Justin Bieber. But it’s still way more important to be a Believior than it is to be a Belieber. See what Unc has to say about this. Check it out!

EP25: I Can’t Explain (Really, I Can’t)

Not qualified. Wrong reputation. Setting myself up for public ridicule. So, WHY am I doing this? I don’t know. The truth is, I can’t explain. Truly, this may end up being the single worst idea I have EVER had. Check it out!

EP26: COVID-19: The Hard Reset We Needed

The COVID-19 pandemic is arguably the most traumatic and disruptive thing most of us have ever experienced in our lifetimes. But is this unprecedented pandemic exactly the hard reset we needed? Check it out!

EP27: Nobody Makes Any Money Doing Anything Anymore

Nobody makes any money doing anything anymore. Welcome to the Gig Economy! Technology is polarizing our culture and killing us economically.  Check it out!

R&R (Christians Are No Better Than Other People)

Contrary to what many would lead you to believe, Christians are not better than other people. What should we do when we realize we’ve gone off the right path? R&R. Check it out!

Covisionaries Revolt Against Michigan Dictator

Covisionaries revolt against Michigan dictator-in-the-making Gretchen Whitmer. Is COVID-19 too legit to quit, or is it truly a media-turbocharged hoax? Check it out!

What is the Correct Response to Devastation?

As we live through the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all dealing with this question: What is the right response to devastation? Check it out!

From Yoga Mat to Psychiatrist Couch

From Yoga Mat to Psychiatrist Couch. Unc and Phew start off discussing yoga, and end up in intense self psychoanalysis, with a variety of epiphanies along the way. Check it out!

The Death of Discourse in America Today

Few people practice the Doctrine of Charity. Many actively look for reasons to be triggered. Social justice warriorism is running amok. Welcome to the death of discourse. Listen now!

Disintermediation Frustration (What are We to Believe?)

Savvy world leaders like Putin intentionally distort “reality” via narrative disintermediation. That leaves so many having no idea what to believe. Hence, today’s chaos. Listen now!

I Got 44 Blessings (here’s a story ’bout one)

If you’re having life problems I feel bad for you son. I got forty-four blessings and this is a story ’bout one. Check it out!

Can WB III Save the World in 2024?

Can WB III save the world in 2024? We’re not sure, but we’re confident he’ll restore your faith in the world’s younger generation. Check it out!

Me and My Omega (Defining Real Value)

It’s amazing how much value we can attach to material possessions that, very often, have absolutely nothing to do with the  object itself. Check it out!

Golden Age of Contrepreneurialism

Truly, we are blessed to live in the Golden Age of Contrepreneurialism. So much snake oil, so little time! Check it out!

Joe Rogan Signs $100 Deal & Other Random Musings

Joe Rogan signs $100M deal with Spotify, terrible roommates, Zuck is an alien and so much more! Check it out!

Hollaback G (Can We Truly Call on God?)

Can what’s written at Jeremiah 33:3 really be true? Can we truly call on God? And will He actually answer? Check it out!

Absence of Community & Purpose of Higher Education

Is the absence of “community” a major problem in America today? Have college sports programs perverted the purpose of higher education? Check it out!

Faithlist (A List of Reasons to Consider Having Faith)

Faithlist. Should you have faith? Should you believe? Here are some things to consider in making that ultra-important, potentially life-altering decision. Check it out!

It Ain’t Me (The Ninety-Six Percent Solution)

When it comes to the best things that have happened in my life, 24 out of the top 25 were not directly the result of my own efforts. It ain’t me producing those results…. Check it out!

Honoring the Memory of George Floyd

What happened to George Floyd was truly tragic. Unc shares his thoughts on this historic event, and the things we can do to make something positive out of this incredibly negative situation? Check it out!

Defund the Police! Defund the Police?

Defund the police! Defund the police? Unc and Phew have one of their most passionate and visceral discussions ever, on a lightning rod of a topic that has many completely up in arms. Check it out!

Stop Blaming God (for All the Pain and Suffering)

Many are quick to blame God for all the trouble, and all the pain and suffering, that exist in the world. In doing that, we are simply showing how little we know about God. We need to stop blaming God. Check it out!

Be Positive | Life Elemental [#LifeL // B+]

There are so many reasons for being positive! Not sure where to start, or how to get there? Read this post for both motivation for becoming more positive, and practical steps for doing it.  Check it out!

Passion is a Poor Substitute for Reason

Sam Harris published an AMAZING podcast that you simply MUST check out! This podcast is our response and reaction to that podcast. Check it out!

Jenna Marbles is a Soft and Available Target

The social justice mob claims another victim: this time, it’s beloved YouTube star Jenna Marbles. Cancel culture continues to run wild, further reducing free speech. Check it out!

I Want to Ride My Bicycle, I Want to Ride My Bike

The dudes take a day off from solving the world’s problems to discuss one of their mutually shared passions: bicycling. Is that as boring as it sounds? You’ll have to be the judge.  Check it out!

Once in a Lifetime (Well, How Did We Get Here?)

Right now, we have a “once in a lifetime” convergence of factors threatening to undermine life in America as we know it. What are these factors, why have they occurred, and what can we do to defend against them.  Check it out!

Why French Kids Are So Much Better Than American Kids

Phew, based on the years he spent living in Paris, weighs in on why he believes the French are so much better at raising kids than their American counterparts. And, of course, other stuff.   Check it out!

First Ever Uncphew Q&A (You Asked & We Answered!)

Unc and Phew finally (hey, what’s four years among friends?) finally get around to answering a few questions from loyal listeners of the podcast.  Check it out!

How Much Money is Too Much Money?

Another classic back-and-forth in which Unc and Phew debate a whole slew of issues, including the age-old question of “how much money is too much money.”  Check it out!

Can We Overcome This Precedent?

A precedent has been established in terms of our response to dealing with outbreaks like coronavirus. But can we survive this precedent, when it spikes again, or when the next virus comes our way? Check it out!

Just Another Flavor of Nietzsche’s Übermensch

Unc and Phew talk about comedy, big data, how certain members of the elite class suffer from Nietzsche’s “Übermensch” syndrome, and how ignoring history is a great way to repeat it. Check it out!