"Dudes and the Abstract Truth"
info_outline The End? 06/01/2020
The End? Well, my fellow earthlings: The rocket ship is landing. The grand finale of Conversation Oblique Season 4 is here and our lovably nauseous hosts cap off the season with one of their most irrelevant & accomplished conversations yet. Sky & Estevan spend this precious half-hour together discussing Sky growing up in the same house the telephone was created, primal scream therapy, emoji’s that are a disguised cry for help, when moving meditation meets traditional talk psychotherapy.
info_outline YUP, ANDY WARHOL WAS ONE SICK PUPPY 05/25/2020
YUP, ANDY WARHOL WAS ONE SICK PUPPY This week finds the attached-to-each-others-conversational-hip twins discussing the strange self-awareness of Slipknot, commerce shifting cultural aesthetic, the youth comatosing on insincerity, Andy Warhol being one sick puppy, technological stasis being the strangest fate for humanity, and the fact that you can tell how a society is doing by their most recent google searches. Seize the days while you can & thanks for listening to Conversation Oblique!
info_outline You’re Playing Pretend Whether You Realize It Or Not 05/18/2020
You’re Playing Pretend Whether You Realize It Or Not Why, hello! Behold another episode of the podcast critics (50 years from now) are hailing as the "tumbleweed of 21st Century thought rolling through the empty landscapes of America's consciousness".
info_outline In The Face Of Crisis, There’s Hope For The Eternally Aimless 05/11/2020
In The Face Of Crisis, There’s Hope For The Eternally Aimless Attempting to solve the entire global pandemic in one conversation, the duo of a cosmic linking tackle topics such as; how being a mutable, changeable character in times of catastrophe is an advantage, hitting this crisis in your 20’s is an ideal time of place, the future of young people who are motivated to study virology after this, changes in airport security, micro-ecologies of zeitgeist, and the hope that there’s a ton of narcissists being re-awoken right now. Enjoy!
info_outline Bro, This Pandemic Is The World’s Alien Invasion Moment 04/27/2020
Bro, This Pandemic Is The World’s Alien Invasion Moment The Conversation Oblique gentlemen meet up (6 feet apart!) to share their takeaways on these unprecedented times under COVID-19: the mythology of Jimi Hendrix, self-direction, the strange beauty of industry being halted, financial woes and windfalls, common myths, and wine bottles are all discussed as Sky and Estevan attempt to make sense of a most peculiar global crisis. This is one episode in a mini-series, so stay tuned for next week’s second installment.
info_outline American’s Are Bullies And Their Children Are Drunk Off Candy 04/20/2020
American’s Are Bullies And Their Children Are Drunk Off Candy Pygmies, fringe creatives, cultural assimilators, underdogs, self-sabotage, groupies from the 80s, extortion, cancel culture, roads to redemption, social brownie points, strong communities, voting and finally America’s perverted relationship with entertainment are all touched over with the paint brush that is the shared consciousness of Sky & Estevan.
info_outline Chatterbox AI 04/13/2020
Chatterbox AI Here we go, again. Again. Sky Cooper & Estevan Muñoz, in their on-going ping pong match of whimsical dialogues, return to the dimension of podcast with another conceptual museum of topics they verbally explore. AI secretaries, the sub-genres of online dating, humanity’s evolution into chatterboxes, the spoiling of conflict resolution skills, height discrepancies in potential suitors -- you know the drill. Press play and go on a magic carpet ride of charmingly irrelevant conversation!
info_outline GENITAL PROBIOTICS 04/06/2020
GENITAL PROBIOTICS Another morning, another podcast. Sky Cooper & Estevan Muñoz traverse together through their hell-bent curiosities (as we apologetically know them to) for another rambunctious round of stimulating ideas. The ground covered this week includes social media gossip, micro-penises, polyamory, radical personal transformations, and genital probiotics. Subscribe for a new episode every Monday. Cheers to all!
info_outline THE GREAT BLOCKCHAIN IN THE SKY 03/30/2020
THE GREAT BLOCKCHAIN IN THE SKY An unusual episode of Conversation Oblique indeed. Running against the current of their typically zigzagging discourse, episode 5 finds Sky Cooper and Estevan Muñoz shaping their time together around a single topic. Sky expounds upon his wacky idea of putting the entire internet on a block chain as a means of fighting fake news. Estevan tries to make sense of this convoluted yet detailed proposal. Have a sip of coffee and explore this uncharted realm of Convo Oblique with us!
info_outline Robot messiahs 03/23/2020
Robot messiahs Life rafts built of intuition & values. Psychedelics that scramble your brains but also tune you into unseen worlds. The dynamic duo behind Conversation Oblique tussle with another series of ideas with no definitive answer. But hey: everything is complicated and that is okay. Enjoy the monday commute with these two chatterboxes.
info_outline Imagination Outsourced 03/16/2020
Imagination Outsourced Tap your feet to the rhythm of this purposefully scattered episode of Conversation Oblique. In traditional fashion, these two hopeless romantics dash through a discourse of stunning variety, flying through topics of cold showers, stimulants, astral projection as the first Facebook, guarded receptivity as an artist, the dangers of outsourcing your imagination and the idea that language may have gone too far!
info_outline YOUR LIFE, COOKED 03/02/2020
YOUR LIFE, COOKED Conversation Oblique enters their 4th Season on the backs of camels made from concepts across the vast desert of the charming host's collective curiosity. Sky Cooper & Estevan Munoz openly ponder polyamory, the process of squeezing our romantic relationships through new technology platforms such as social media, and wether or not life for either of them is truly, really, undeniably cooking.
info_outline Electricity is a Demon 05/14/2018
Electricity is a Demon Are the most potent artists the ones metaphorically tripping all the time? Is the application of electricity a long-term elaborate scheme created by a demon to lure humanity into a prison? Is self-hatred a cop-out? Is the lesson of death to experience vitality fully? Catch these questions and some more off-hand banter by the Conversation Oblique boyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s in a new episode for your Monday!
info_outline Bass Drop 04/30/2018
Bass Drop As 2018 marches on with unstoppable trajectory, so does the purposefully aimless dialog between Sky Cooper and Estevan Munoz. This week the two discuss heavy bass in music as a display of sexual power and maternal comfort, the mystery of not remembering our time in the fetus, and the insanity of drug addiction in relation to the physical animal. Enjoy today while you have them.
info_outline Being Authentic Changes the World 04/23/2018
Being Authentic Changes the World In one of their most inspiring talks recorded, Sky unintentionally lectures Estevan on how living a healthy, balanced, and honest life is the most positive contribution you can give back to society. DONÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢T GIVE IN TO DESPAIR. THE UNIVERSE NEEDS YOUR CONSTRUCTIVE ENERGY!
info_outline The Messianic Impulse 04/16/2018
The Messianic Impulse Conversation Oblique returns for another Mundane Monday as we find the two amicably befuddled hosts Sky and Estevan tackling the question on if there is a biological impulse for humanity to seek a Messiah, and what function does that impulse serve society.
info_outline Emoji me to Death.. 04/09/2018
Emoji me to Death.. CoB 10: This week the boys discuss pet owners projecting their psyches onto their pets, the under appreciated intimacy of apps like FaceTime, the emotional perversion of call centers, the living organism of the Corporation, the Unseen World that humanity self-perpetuates because we need something to surrender to, the fact that God is more than likely an alcoholic, and the possibility of Estevan being addicted to despair. Enjoy!
info_outline Quit Your Job With No Shame 04/02/2018
Quit Your Job With No Shame Listen, your desire for a legacy is absolutely bonkers - everybody is eventually nothing more than an faint echo of something that never happened - also listen to your inner voice so youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢re not the 50 year old buying a red convertible out of misplaced existential emptiness. Life is complicated but at least you have the Conversation Oblique boiz breaking this reality down for you.
info_outline Simulation Theory 3.0 03/26/2018
Simulation Theory 3.0 Have you found your Destiny-Level work? How many existential sandpits are you currently in? If life is the process of letting go, what does that mean for relationships? Do you realize Bank Leaders are lizards? These and a barrage of other topics occupy the busy minds of Sky and Estevan for Season 3 Episode 8. Enjoy!
info_outline Shamans of Culture 03/17/2018
Shamans of Culture CoB galumphs onward with Estevan and Sky scrutinizing the role of the critic in modern society. Are these individuals and institutions merely competing for attention with the artists or are they actually the shamans of culture? And what if this culture is grotesquely vapid in meaning and intention? Like always, the answers are never clear - but Estevan and Sky continue investigating their questions like a Sherlock Holmes rip-off that gets cancelled on Nickelodeon after half a season. Enjoy.
info_outline Daffodil Children 02/05/2018
Daffodil Children Estevan breakdowns Danny BrownÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s track ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDownward SpiralÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â, Sky shares a story of a troubled childhood acquaintance, both contemplate the ultimate fate of the Universe and Estevan reveals his most cackling laughs yet.
info_outline Elders 01/22/2018
Elders Kicking off Season 3 of Conversation Oblique we find co-host Sky Cooper meditating on how to crash the economy with YouTube plays and co-host Estevan Munoz sharing his perspective on the fate of humanity that bears striking resemblance to that of the mysterious Elders.
info_outline S2 E14 Meme Bombs 10/29/2017
S2 E14 Meme Bombs Perhaps memes reflect the emptiness of our culture. Perhaps the attraction of Donald Trump is from millions of humans knowing theyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve been castrated and spent by the powers that be. Perhaps the larger your ego is the more absurd you are. Perhaps humor is a necessary expression of vitality. Perhaps spiritual maturity can be measured in how you handle the endless ambiguities of life. Perhaps the most rational thing one can do is be passionately inspired by the utter nothingness of our existence.