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#107: Aren't We a Pair?

June 27th, 2019 · 112 minutes

John has thoughts on Merlin's baked ziti recipe, and Merlin tells John about his family finally getting to see "Hamilton."

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This week kicks off with John iteerogating Merlin's authentic Italiano recipe for baked ziti. Merlin says it's a hit with his family, but John has a lot of problems with the ingredients. Not least the yogurt. John has a much simpler approach, but Merlin is anxious about stirring the sauce.

Sometimes, recipes come with very long anecdotes, and we should be woke about that. Tall poppies think they're better than you, and sometimes, it can be hard to frame the things you choose to make with the world. Merlin's ideas for podcasts are considered and rejected for practical reasons.

You really get an idea in your head about how something should sound, and then you get all mad when somebody doesn't do the thing. Alex did get better, but his Mother definitely went quick. Also, Éponine loves him—but only on her own.

Finally, the boys settle in for a Spoiler Slot on the HBO miniseries, Chernobyl. Spoiler horn fires off at 1:02:14.


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The Chernobyl Podcast — Overcast
The Wire - Wikipedia

Simon has said that despite its framing as a crime drama, the show is "really about the American city, and about how we live together. It's about how institutions have an effect on individuals. Whether one is a cop, a longshoreman, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge or a lawyer, all are ultimately compromised and must contend with whatever institution to which they are committed."

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Sondheim teaches Send In The Clowns - YouTube
Lane Becker (@monstro) | Twitter

Did you have a question for Lane?

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Make Do - Relay FM
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The Shops at Tanforan ::: San Bruno ::: CA
Citizen X (TV Movie 1995) - IMDb
A Pukey Thing | Do By Friday
“Apex Predator” | Mean Girls on Broadway - YouTube
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