Pardon Me
Pardon Me
Alex Estrada
Welcome to “Pardon Me", the podcast where we attempt to start a conversation about issues in modern society. These issues are complicated and there is not one catchall solution. We do not expect total improvement but what we can do is start the conversation and perhaps provide a framework for those smart and better qualified than us. In an effort to be transparent, Danny tends to be center-right in his views. Alex considers himself a moderate and has no official affiliation with any Political party.
The COVID Life
In this episode, we discuss the impacts of the pandemic and the future outlook of where society will go. 
Dec 24, 2021
1 hr 35 min
Millennial Finance
In this episode, Danny and Alex discuss how millennials handle (or not) their finance and what the impact the financial world has had on them. We talk about past events, such as the 2008 recession, the current climate (the economic impact of COVID today), and what that holds for the future.  DISCLAIMER: At one point there is some outside noise briefly and we apologize. Unfortunately, we live in busy cities and Alex has roommates. Thank you for bearing with us. 
Feb 17, 2021
1 hr 7 min
Gamestop v. Wall Street
In this episode, we discuss the Gamestop stock movements, starting from r/wallstreetbets and leading to billions in losses. Regardless of where you stand, this is a complicated issue and we still don't fully understand the complexities. 
Jan 31, 2021
47 min
Storming the Castle
In this episode, we talk about the recent invasion of Capitol Hill during the legal election certification. We look at the situation itself and how we feel it has or not affected our culture and politics.
Jan 28, 2021
1 hr 1 min
Military Spending
In this episode, we discuss military spending, and this episode acts as a part B to our discussion on civilian spending. We talk about broad spending trends and where they are currently as well as our own personal experiences.  These episodes are short and more relaxed than our others due to the holiday schedules. We felt it was time to relax on this one. See you in 2021 where we hope to bring more interesting topics. Thank you for listening and stay tuned!!
Dec 27, 2020
43 min
Civilian Spending
In this episode of the podcast, we discuss civilian spending in a different format. Instead of a long discussion, we wanted to have a conversation. The podcast on military spending follows the same format. 
Dec 27, 2020
37 min
Vanity Slip
We discuss harmful mentalities and cultures that may contribute to social/cultural divides and negative outcomes for this episode. Danny and Alex share some personal examples in their exploration of this complicated issue.  NOTE: Unfortunately, Danny and Alex reside in busy cities, and finding silence is harder than it seems. While conducting this podcast, the fire alarm went off, and we picked up the sound on our microphones towards the end. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
Nov 30, 2020
1 hr 10 min
The Benefits of Oppenheimer
In this podcast, Danny and Alex discuss nuclear energy and reactors and weigh some pros and cons. This is episode is by no means exhaustive but covers the military applications, past incidents, and PR nightmares, an overview of the science/ideology around it, and concerns for future generations. This topic is incredibly deep ( probably the deepest we have gone yet) and after an hour, we still feel there is a lot more to say.  EDIT: Danny mentions a constellation mapping system used by some missiles. The missiles that utilize this specific method is called Trident missiles. Not all types of ballistic missiles use this system. Additionally, guided missiles are guided from the ground toward a target continuously. 
Oct 29, 2020
1 hr 12 min
Hormonal Harmony
In this episode, Danny and Alex discuss the ethical, cultural, psychological, and medical ramifications of giving teens/children hormonal therapy for transitioning to the opposite sex. This podcast was somewhat difficult because as we mention, there is a serious lack of research and studies on these topics due to its relatively new acceptance and the politicization of this issue. What do you think? Where does your path start? 
Oct 29, 2020
1 hr 24 min
Cost of Admission
Today, for our first show, we will be discussing the recent issue with the Harvard admissions department and the subsequent lawsuit initiated, in 2014, by many Asian and Asian/American students. These students allege that they are systematically discriminated against. For those who do not know, Harvard is an Ivy-league school in Cambridge, MA, USA, that currently boasts a 5% acceptance rate . Harvard is also the oldest college in America and boasts alumni such as late-night host Conan O’ Brien, Former presidents: Barack Obama, George W. Bush and FDR and former vice president Al Gore to name a few. We will look at the reasons and developments on both sides, discuss our views on the matter, and attempt to develop a working framework. ADDENDUM: in the postcast, Danny says the amount of minority students adds up to 40% for the class of 2024. The correct number was 52%
Oct 8, 2020
1 hr 11 min