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Traumas (redux)
September 09, 2008 07:57 PM PDT

 
Home
July 29, 2008 08:06 PM PDT

We took a "brief" hiatus, but we couldn't stay away. Literally, we were chatting with a girl, knew we had to record, and so did. And this episode on home was born. We've been brewing this episode for a while, as we've been finding and building our own homes after graduating. The top of the show is on our childhood homes, home ownership and communes, buying a first home, and making your own homes.

Music from this show: Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd), She's Leaving Home (The Beatles), That's My Home (Louis Prima), Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel), and Dusty Turnaround (Lizzie West).

Strangers (repeat)
June 23, 2008 05:16 AM PDT

 
Gifts (repeat)
May 22, 2008 12:45 PM PDT

 

Names
April 17, 2008 03:27 PM PDT

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other word would smell as sweet" (Romeo and Juliet, II.2.44-45). This week we tackle how names effect us and our identity. We talk to our friends about strange names, how people we know were named, and how names might change as we grow older and when we go to different cultures. The music from this episode is: My Name Is (Eminem), A Boy Named Sue (Johnny Cash), The Name Game (Shirley Ellis), Say My Name (Destiny's Child), and Istanbul (They Might Be Giants).

Authority
April 10, 2008 06:55 PM PDT

We've all experienced moments when we discovered that the authority figures we've trusted and respected are not infallible. This week's episode is in three parts: stories about questioning the authority of our teachers, the police, and parents and family. The music from this show is: Minority (Green Day), Authority Song (John Mellencamp), I Fought the Law (The Clash), and Anything Goes (Cole Porter).

Getting in Trouble
April 04, 2008 07:17 AM PDT

This week we talk about getting in trouble. Is it a shameful experience of a source of pride? How do you tell your parents? Do your parents even care about it? Our music from this week is: Sounds of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel), Luck be a Lady Tonight (Frank Sinatra), The Truant (Jane Foster and Carla Mariani), and Trouble (Coldplay).

Childhood Fears and Little Traumas
March 06, 2008 10:46 PM PST

In this episode we talk about the childhood fears that loomed large from our young perspectives, the little traumas we suffered and remember today, and the incidents we still feel guilty about. The music on our show: Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My (Wizard of Oz Soundtrack); Mob Song (Beauty and the Beast Soundtrack); Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd); We Didn't Start the Fire (Billy Joel); Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka Soundtrack).

Strangers
February 28, 2008 02:38 PM PST

In this episode we discuss strangers. Some strangers really do embody the idea of stranger danger, but other times strangers can be amazingly helpful. And sometimes the line between friend and stranger blurs.
The music in this episode is: Don't Talk to Stangers (Rick Springfield), Somebody's Watching Me (Rockwell), Across the Sea (Weezer), Strangers in the Night (Frank Sinatra), and Who Are You (The Who).

The Lies We Tell
Clean
February 21, 2008 02:55 PM PST

This week we talk about the lies we tell for no reason at all, the ones we tell to protect ourselves, and the ones we tell ourselves.

Music on this episode:
song 1: "Butterflies" by David Garza
song 2: "Oxford Comma" by Vampire Weekend
song 3: "Cry, Cry, Cry" by Johnny Cash
song 4: "Edit" by Regina Spektor
song 5: "The Long Black Veil" by Tangled Up In Blue

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