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The Culture Quest

Sep 20, 2020

Our humble adventurers learn about the philosophy of a master craftsman, and realize that they were born to be just above average, at the very best.

Episode Breakdown:

  • In this episode’s Tavern Talk segment, we’re talking about a few of our favorite album openers. (00:02:50)
  • The songs from the segment:
  • Alice Cooper - Under My Wheels - Killer, 1971.
  • John Lennon - Mother - Plastic Ono Band, 1970.
  • LP - Muddy Waters - Lost on You, 2016.
  • B.B. King - Every Day I Have the Blues - Live at the Regal, 1965.
  • Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Bartender - Live at Radio City Music Hall, 2007.
  • System of a Down - Soldier Side - Mezmerize and Hypnotize, 2005.
  • AC/DC - It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ’n’ Roll) - High Voltage, 1976.
  • Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand - Presence, 1976.
  • Hadorbanim (The Porcupines) - Lo Pogea - Ehad Ahrei Hasheni, 2009.
  • Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone - Highway 61 Revisited, 1965.
  • We then move on and discuss Jiro Dreams of Sushi. We introduce the movie and share our general thoughts about it. (00:35:28).
  • We talk about the food that was shown in the movie. (00:50:01)
  • We talk about how Jiro’s place used to have a 3 Michelin Stars ranking and why it lost it, which leads us to talking about how much eating at Jiro’s cost. (00:52:49)
  • We then discuss the restaurant’s website and how well it portrays Jiro’s attitude through text and pictures. (00:56:21)
  • We then break down Jiro’s life philosophy and ask ourselves if we can apply it in our lives. (01:01:06)
  • We bring up a few things that we felt were missing from the movie. (01:09:49)
  • We summarize our thoughts. (01:21:39)
  • We take a vote and see whether Jiro Dreams of Sushi has a place in our CQEG or not! (01:24:47)
  • We introduce the subject of our next episode - Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk. (01:33:18)
  • Stick around and catch a promo clip for the Petri Dish: A Science Comedy Podcast (@DishPodcast).

The Culture Quest Radio playlist is on Apple Music and Spotify! It includes all of the songs that we’ve discussed on Tavern Talk and the CQ Radio special episode.


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Cover art by Azeecreations .

‘Celebration’ theme by Alexander Nakarada ( ).


The episode was recorded on August 21st, and originally released on September 20th, 2020.