Episode 370: Mission Impossible: Trust but Verify

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we tackle “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” starring Tom Cruise.

otip-logo-podcastonePete Fenzel and Matt Wrather join another of their insta-classic two-handers to discuss Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, starring Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Alec Baldwin. We also touch on Billy Corgan, what we want from celebrities, philosophical ethics, the trolley problem, and the passing of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.


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3 Comments on “Episode 370: Mission Impossible: Trust but Verify”

  1. Chimalpahin #

    Guys, if you can’t trust Ecks, can you at least trust Sever?

    What the eff do I want from Billy Corgan? I wanna know you he is!

    Yet another epic twohander for the ages!


  2. Rich #

    Despite all my Fame
    I still find this ride kinda lame


  3. Liz #

    This podcast was so good. I really appreciate the analytical concept of kinetics and kinesis brought up several times. I also was intrigued by the mention of the concept of primitive wonder. The conversation is melodic and somewhat symphonic. There is brilliance in the critique, thought, and expression of what is exchanged. There was one point in this on structural authority that reminded me of an idea that was very moving and mind engaging from a number of months ago. It defined chance in two, beautifully different ways. It was something like chance as a normative definition meaning luck and chance through a spiritual definition meaning divinity. I resonate with the contrast of these two and with the creative intelligence to express such profoundly intellectual thoughts. Thank you. I hope it’s okay to listen and to post on occasion. Thank you for being such an inspiration to those who have always found intellectual creative outlets harder to find. Thank you very much. This was very enjoyable.


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