March 5th, 2021 · 101 minutes
Things kick off with some questions about Merlin's naps, then proceed to John's Follow-Up on accents, dialect, and pronunciation. John shares a historical artifact of 80s teen retail life, and this leads to nostalgic reminiscing about the classic arcade games of youth.
John has a toe update (sorry), and Merlin wants to learn about an anomalous genital condition—but only if he can be assured it will involve no images.
There's some Follow-In via John's more popular program regarding privacy, then there's some fun facts about US states. Merlin is proud of his household's young Billy Joel fan.
In something like a main topic, Merlin has questions for John about his take on the twisting path to expertise. Are we talking about a fast yoyo or a slow climb? Is it really more like bottom-up versus top-down?
Things conclude with a surprisingly difficult pop quiz on the lore of states.
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