Internet Friends. This episode is about people we know really well, but probably never met, because the internet made effort in friendships obsolete. There’s some pretty trenchant analysis of emotional bandwidth, connection, and creeping agoraphobia here. Also we consider whether it’d be better to eat a whole shark or a whole elephant.
Robot fell in love with cycling watching the older neighborhood kids ride wheelies down the street. It was the early '70s, and Evel Knievel was jumping motorcycles over buses. Everything seemed possible. From that moment, the die was cast (iacta alia est).
He studied philosophy in college, of course he did. That's what idealists do, romantics, kids who think there must be a better way. At the same time, bikes were carrying him everywhere, delivering all of life's gifts and surprises. Occasionally he crashed and didn't mind.