It's the Reasonable Discussions 25th Episode Spectacular! Actually, it isn't. We didn't notice until now. But we still have plenty of fantastic things to talk about! You know what's fantastic, as in the realm of fantasy? Saying that piracy costs the U.S. economy $250 billion and 750,000 jobs every year. We talk about our pirating lives before considering the next step for George Lucas, who's claiming—yet again—that his retirement is imminent. We have a new game inspired by the Liam Neeson flick The Grey, and we close it out, as always, with our Extracurricular Activities.
:00 - Intro
:55 - Genevieve Koski, Erik Adams, and Tasha Robinson talk MegaUpload, SOPA, and our experiences with piracy.
19:22 - Scott Tobias and Keith Phipps talk about George Lucas' future following Francis Ford Coppola to the art house
30:38 - Tasha leads a game about "man vs. nature" films with Genevieve, Scott, and Keith
39:18 - Extracurricular Activities with Scott, Tasha, and Marcus Gilmer
How Much Do Music and Movie Piracy Really Hurt the U.S. Economy? [Freakonomics]
Why Black Market Entrepreneurs Matter to the World Economy [Wired]
Welcome to Stop SOPA Day, or, why Wikipedia is down
Neil Gaiman on copyright piracy
The feds raid Megaupload; Anonymous strikes back and takes out multiple government and media sites
You won't have George Lucas to kick around anymore
Primer: Francis Ford Coppola
The Whore Of Akron [Amazon]
Uncle Tom's Cabin [Amazon]
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