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#208: Spinal Tap with Cowboy Hats

John will live in her backpack like Yoda.

May 12th, 2023 · 94 minutes

Things kick off with Merlin giving John a pop quiz on music and a font. Merlin would also please like a special episode for his birthday.

After an admittedly overdue U2 Tangent, John gives Merlin a pop quiz on what their show is about. Then, Merlin clarifies what John can expect from an omnibus "Before Show" super-episode.

Follow-Up covers John's count of Steam games, much Succession lore, plus you, the listener's, stated position regarding the correct toothbrush water temperature. Also, Merlin has finally rid himself of a problem with a meddlesome dæmon.

For a main topic, John has a new project involving music playlists. Generational divides are identified, and we learn the lengths to which John will go for his ungrateful children.

Finally, Merlin reveals one of the numerous ways in which he is a terrible liability.

For this month's members-only bonus show, there's more on playlists and disambiguation, with Merlin offering an impassioned paean to the magic of scene naming—including improbable places we might benefit from standardization in the future. Music is so good, you guys.

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(Recorded on Tuesday, May 2, 2023)

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