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#19: Four Toes

February 11th, 2016 · 118 minutes

This week, John and Merlin start out by talking about the value of exposing yourself to new or uncomfortable ideas (and how it can be difficult).

Following a tuneful diversion on their favorite music as kids, the boys jump into the main topic: how and when to recommend things to other people.

What's right and for whom? How do you distinguish the "best" versus your "favorite" as against "the best place to start?"

Why Merlin goes conservative and John is reluctant to recommend things at all. Also: who's right for The Flop House, and how do they score Scorsese, R.E.M., U2, and Wes Anderson?

(Recorded February 2, 2016)

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Links and Show Notes

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Sam Harris
Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me - Netflix
The Importance of Being Earnest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde - Free Ebook
Simpsons Already Did It - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ep. 186: "Electric Papers" - Roderick on the Line - Merlin Mann
Paul and Storm » Frogger! The Frogger Musical
Romper Room - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Free to Be... You and Me - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Free To Be You and Me - William Wants A Doll - YouTube
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Version] by Various Artists on iTunes
Annie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists on iTunes
The Sound of Music (Original Soundtrack Recording) by Various Artists on iTunes
A Christmas Together by John Denver & The Muppets on iTunes

OverviewMusicVideoChartsA Christmas TogetherJohn Denver

Grease (The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) [Deluxe Edition] by Various Artists on iTunes
Air Supply - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bette Midler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Linda Ronstadt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary Poppins (Original Soundtrack) by Various Artists on iTunes
The Story of Star Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Incomparable | Kids Have Bad Taste (Episode 104)
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Inside Amy Schumer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mr. Robot (TV series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Flop House
Episode #14 – Bratz The Flop House
Episode #133 – Bullet to the Head The Flop House
Statue of Taweret - Lostpedia - Wikia
The Day of the Doctor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eleventh Hour (Doctor Who) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Green (R.E.M. album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Martin Scorsese Filmography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Stanley Kubrick Filmography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wes Anderson Filmography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Inquisitive #46: Favourite Album: John Siracusa and 'Achtung Baby' - Relay FM
U2 discography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Beatles discography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sloan (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Membership - Relay FM
Happy Birthday Adam from Captain Zoom - YouTube