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#26: One Dollar Cat

May 19th, 2016 · 122 minutes

The main topic this week explores how a young John first began measuring the parameters of the world. How can we tell if something is true? Are Bigfoot, telekinesis, and space travel each really a thing?

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This week starts with some updates on Merlin’s cat, her newly discovered medical conditions, and Merlin’s ruminations on how much he’s prepared to tolerate regarding her health budget and snack preferences.

In follow-up, the boys address the length of the last episode and debate the merits of chapter markers. Are they an attractive nuisance that encourages people to pick up one of your host’s terrible media consumption hygiene?

Also, more talk on smoking, and we learn that John is surprisingly tolerant about how people talk.

(Episode recorded May 10, 2016)

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