Aug 6, 2020 • 52M

The Mountain Dew-Doritos-Gamer Military Industrial Complex

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Ryan Broderick
We talk about content. How it's made. Why it's good. Why it's very bad. Sorry in advance for the British bits.
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The US Army has an eSports team. The US Army's eSports team streams on Twitch. A lot of people are very mad about this. In the UK, apparently the British military is using a podcast about the reality show Love Island to recruit people. Everything's really weird! Luke and Ryan try to wrestle with the very morally strange world of online army recruitment in 2020. Why does the army need a social media manager for their eSports team? Why is the National Guard partnering with Mountain Dew to sponsor video game tournaments? Why can't things just be normal? I hate the future.