2020 in review and 2021 in Tibetan oracle style (72 mins)

  
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Recorded on Jan 23, 2021 (which now feels like a lifetime ago), the GRP cast catch up to give a retrospective on 2020, and their most based and boring predictions for 2021. Everything from the shenanigans that unfolded on Jan 6 and Jan 21 (09:05), Gelek going nude on print (23:50), the biggest disappointments of 2020 (30:00), and what they think will happen in 2021 (49:00).

Editor’s note: this episode was recorded prior to the GameStop and reddit/r/wallstreetbets situation, but the hosts of a Good Refugee Podcast were unfortunately not able to forecast that into their stock predictions. We regret this oversight.

Episode notes

  • Choeyang and Tsering’s classes. [03:30]

  • How we processed the double events of Jan 6 and Jan 21. [09:05]

  • Tibetan cameo at Trump insurrection. [11:00]

  • How does the insurrection compare to other major events like 9/11? [14:20]

  • Tibetans vacationing in Mexico during a pandemic. [19:30]

  • Gelek’s Love Your Body photoshoot. [23:50]

  • Biggest disappointment of 2020: Centrist Dems conspiring against Bernie. [30:00]

  • Biggest disappointment 2: anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers. [34:20]

  • Biggest disappointment 3: tattoos (lack thereof). [35:30]

  • 2020’s most pleasant surprise: Zoom learning. [38:16]

  • Most pleasant surprise 2: gaming. [39:54]

  • Biggest flex of 2020: bleached hair. [44:36]

  • Biggest flex 2: squats! [47:42]

  • 2021 most boring prediction: collapse of bitcoin. [49:00]

  • Most boring prediction 2: lockdown and masks continue [51:34]

  • Most boring prediction 3: boring Biden bores on. [52:00]

  • Take most likely to get us cancelled: supporting another one of Gelek’s projects. [55:00]

  • Take most likely to get us cancelled 2: new Tibetan Sikyong not having any meaningful effect in the lives of regular Tibetans in exile and in Tibet. [56:56]

  • Take most likely to get us cancelled 3: lockdown! [59:15]

  • 2021 stock market prediction: Tesla gonna Tesla. [64:25]

  • Stock market prediction 2: cannabis high. [66:45]

  • 2021 wholesome prediction: going back home. [68:55]

  • Wholesome prediction 2: more solidarity and radical community building. [69:40]