Unidian wrote:Remind me what the intended subject matter for the show I was talking about doing was? Was it Taoism/Zen?
Principally Taoism, with some focus, no doubt, on what differences there might exist in our perspectives on that.
I figured you guys had considered having me on out of the question at this point because of what has been going on lately. But since you indicate that the recent conflict isn't being taken into consideration, that may not be so.
That conflict is ugly and in my view totally absurd. But I don't personally see any reason why it would negate the potential for a good podcast. I mean, Victor is historically ugly and absurd and we're thinking of doing one with him about science being a religion - which he would no doubt consider ugly and absurd :)
I would still consider going on in the following circumstances:
1. That any subject matter was allowed (while remaining at least somewhat related to the intended topic), and
Sure. It's hard to think of much that wouldn't or couldn't be related back to the subject matter.
2. You are willing to broadcast opposition. I wouldn't be going on to puff up any QRS views (unless perhaps they are ones I still agree with, such as materialism or employment).
You'll find little evidence of guests puffing us up when we did the Hour of Judgement radio series, so I don't see any reason why this would enter your mind. Can you imagine Victor puffing us up?
You guys will have promote yourselves, because I would raising a lot of objections. In fact, my purpose in doing the show would be to specifically oppose some of you guys' views.
Cool with me. I don't see any reason to have guests at all if all we wanted was insipid agreement.
Then again, if you're having Vickie on, I'd imagine you're already agreeable to this, since Heaven knows he's going to oppose all of it.
Exactly. Issue resolved.
3. That you (Dan) will be one of the hosts on the particular show I do.
Sure. Can do.
I'm not interested in talking to David and Kevin unless you are present. This is because, quite frankly, I am of the opinion that you are a fundamentally reasonable person, while David is not (in my view) and Kevin is basically an unknown quantity to me.
We can discuss the issues of the exact format when and if you decide to go ahead. But I would have a condition myself: no verbal puppies and sticky buns.
Up to you guys, fine with me either way. If these conditions are too demanding for an "insignificant" person such as myself to make, feel free to skip it. Your call.
I'm happy with them. I'll wait and hear what David has to say.