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#184: Back Door Preparation

June 11th, 2022 · 109 minutes

How to Talk to People.

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Links and Show Notes

Telling strangers what you do for work and Merlin's life as a Ricky Montgomery dad.

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(Recorded on Thursday, June 2, 2022)


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