Episode 242 Burning Questions Summer 2017

Sometimes the inbox fills up. Sometimes the texts and Facebook messages are bursting with wonderful messages read, but to which we have not yet responded. Enter this show.

We knock big questions down to size and answer them with a grace and aplomb not seen since the tandem figure skating duel for the Gold medal at Grenoble '68.  We make light of trivial matters with the winsomeness and puckish charm of Maynard and Johannsen's "Big Laughs at Even Bigger Maypoles" from the film of the same name. This is no hyperbole, this is....

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Episode 240: Heresy!

All good ideas are born out of controversy. All philosophy is born of poor the thinking. All theology comes from heresy.  So.... that makes the latter thing good? No. Don't be dumb, of course not. But... 

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A Baseball Mom, Trump, Jesus and Reefer Madness Ep. 234

Warning: this show might cause cognitive dissonance. Or maybe not. We had thought about this topic for some time and decided that we wanted to talk to someone about these things who has had personal experience as well as wisdom in discussing a (possibly) curious trio of things....

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Episode 232 Virtue Means Humanliness (Trump and Aristotle)

Holy cats, you're going to go out into this mess again? Trump is off limits, yes? Are we suffering from Trump overload in the media? Haven't you guys made fools of yourselves by talking about Trump? Yes to all of them! But this isn't your normal show lambasting or spoofing the president.  It is (hopefully) a sober approach to what might really matter with our current president

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Ep. 231 The 4th Annual Graduation Special!

The college experience for young adults in America is becoming an assumed right. Whether at a prestigious school or local junior college, everyone seems to be going, at least in certain parts of the country, and way more parts of the country that didn't used to be college crazy.  So, you have to go, right? College grads make more than people with no degree, right? It is "good" debt, right?

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Ep. 230: Divorce and its Effects

I know….it is an intense run of shows, and nobody can claim that we aren’t as serious anymore.  But while we were on the topic of marriage and divorce we wanted to have this show to discuss the show last week, and give you an interview

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Ep. 229 If Books Could Kill Part 2

Well, if you read the intro to part 1 you get the idea.  If you haven't been to part 1 yet, what are you doing? Get back in line. As I was taught in the third grade: no butts, no nuts, no coconuts. I admit it makes no sense. But get this....

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Ep. 227 No Excuses Needed: SNL, Hieronymus Bosch, and More!

Sometimes, we feel the need to defend great artifacts and contributors to culture. But why not let them speak for themselves, whatever the critics may think? We return to some reflections on a Father John Misty concert, discuss the cultural significance of Saturday Night live, explore the importance of a sixteenth century painter who's wilder than Dali.

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Ep 225: Pure Comedy

You either know, or you don't know.  Perhaps, you downloaded this show thinking, finally a show that is pure comedy.  No bummers or hackneyed jokes. Pure Comedy.  Or, you thought, finally a show that is pure comedy.  No cussing or inappropriate jokes.  This show has nothing to do with comedy or purity.  It's a show about some ideas a guy has, and how he has delivered those to us.

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Episode 224- Going Dutch, Hardcore Calvinism, and The Spanish Inquisition

Wow. The picture looks demeaning to the poor dutch.  And on todays show we point out that they go cheap on dates (as the colloquial phrase has taught us).  I'm sorry.  And I mean "I'm".  You see, this is Dan. I do the write ups for the shows every week and picking on the dutch is not what I care to do on a podcast that goes across the globe (Hi New Zealand, China and Croatia!).  Check out my last name (and the lower case v, as it is a preposition making the proper way to alphabetize according to the VO). I'm one of those clogging, curiously on the continent but seems like we should be next to Sweden, windmill loving dutchmen.  What else is shocking, and I mean SHOCKING on this week's show? 

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