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  1. Here was mine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiMjqPSokjk
  2. It's only because this is totally anonymous that I can admit it now. But it's taken me thirty years to go look up the lyrics to "Bandwagon" and discover that Michael Stipe& wasn't singing "you won't hurt the whores."
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    Episode 787 - Acting Out on a Subway

    Looking forward to forcing my teenage kid to listen to this one.
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    Episode 90 - Should You Vote?

    Some of that was rather painful. I mean, Trump-fanboy painful. I guess the worst was James' groaner about how "we're not a democracy, we're a Republic!" -- kinda stopped listening after that.
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    EPISODE 22 - U2 Talk 2 U

    So it was a busy, complicated summer and somehow I didn't know that this episode existed until about a week ago. (Guess I thought 22 = 21, inasmuch as ASA had already "interviewed" the band previously backstage, or something, and I guess perhaps the preview stuff I saw on the homepage didn't do the enormity of this episode justice.) And maybe it's lame to post here and say "how great was that? I'm so happy this happened." But seriously, how great was that? I'm so happy this happened.
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    EPISODE 378 — Mailer Daemon

    Now that's a catchphrase I could get behind.
  7. Good stuff overall, and thanks for the reminder that absolutely nothing we're hearing about is going to matter, and won't matter until we've got at least a couple of primaries/caucuses (cauci?) under our belts. I'm sure it wasn't intentional due to cross-talk between Dan & Alex, but boy, it's clear as day on at least three or four occasions listening to this one that Kristi's trying to get a word in edgewise and not succeeding.
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    EPISODE 694 - Throwback Jerseys

    I wonder what Andrew and guest would think of me donning one of these in the ATL?
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    EPISODE 692 - Ol' Man River

    I'm kinda glad Jay and Andrew had this little chat about jazz.
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    EPISODE 687 - Adoption

    I agree; I guess I was taking some comfort in knowing that odds are about 99.99% against her actually even trying to make good on this business, so let her run her stupid yap.
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    EPISODE 687 - Adoption

    Well, she may have discussed such things, but talk's cheap, y'know? I don't think many, if even any, folks actually adopt transracially for those flippant reasons.
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    EPISODE 688 - Walk Like An Egyptian

    Ok, that was funny.
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    EPISODE 687 - Adoption

    Yeah. I kinda hope the caller reads this forum thread, after having to hear that drek.
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    EPISODE 687 - Adoption

    They pretty much blew this one. The "discussion" -- you know, the thing Andrew and Natasha seemed most troubled by -- is between prospective adoptive parents, not in a big group of folks at a dinner party. If those people can't talk about a decision they have to make among themselves, who would be allowed to discuss it? And where? Also (and yeah, I get the "we don't do research" rule), they're pretty clueless about the process. When we filled out the paperwork to foster a child, we learned you don't get to just ignore the question which is basically "do you have a preference about race?" --along with the preferred age, level of ability, gender, etc., of course. It's something my better half and I had to confront before we ever decided to bring another person into our family, and we did talk about it. Even to -- shudder! -- a few friends and family!
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    EPISODE 19 - Malibu

    My take prezactly.
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    EPISODE 366 — Cafeteriapalooza

    If you'd like to hear more from Barry about this, I would highly recommend: http://majority.fm/2...barry-crimmins/ (he appears 47 minutes in.) Barry Crimmins and Sam [seder] remember the Boston comedy scene. Understanding Barry’s unique relationship to stand up comedy. Why are progressives comedians called political and reactionaries are considered “fun”. The time Barry Crimmins wouldn’t shake Henry Kissinger’s hand. Where you can see the Bobcat Goldthwait directed, documentary Call Me Lucky, about Barry’s story as a victim of sexual abuse and evolution as a human rights activists. How Barry Crimmins took on AOL’s profiting from child pornography. Barry’s quest to get excommunicated and The Church’s systemic coverage of abuse.
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    EPISODE 366 — Cafeteriapalooza

    Spoiler alert. . . . . great Plugs theme.
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    EPISODE 677 - Asian American Accent

    Don't think Lakshmi and Andrew ever really answered the guy's question--he wanted to know if his notion of an "accent" was, in fact, racist. But it's all good I guess.
  19. Surprisingly effective pathos at work in this improv.
  20. Nearly drove off the road when I heard that last bit.
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    EPISODE 78 — The Gun Show

    One of the best discussions I've ever heard on the topic.
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    EPISODE 657 - Transracial

    Rothbart might be the best-informed (and-)guest I've heard on this show. He handled this issue especially well.
  23. In my case, literally too funny. I woke a bit early over the weekend, did not want to disturb my spouse, started listening to this episode and about three minutes in I realized this would be impossible to do. Had to take a rain check. Because it was too funny.
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    EPISODE 78 — Dan Carlin, Host of Hardcore History

    Admittedly, I don't listen to Wolf Den all that much, but I wanted to thank you guys for this episode, simply because (shocking! I know!) I hadn't ever heard Dan Carlin before, and this got me interested in his HH 'cast. Heard a few now, think I might be somewhat hooked.
  25. Yeah, now that you mention it, that would explain why his going on about the OKC findings didn't quite sit right with me, either. Otherwise, I enjoyed this ep rather a lot. Kid Fury and Crissle West were new to me, I've since sampled some of their podcast and appreciate the introduction.