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#54: Literally the Least I Could Do

June 15th, 2017 · 109 minutes

The main topic this week is Housework and House Duties, which John quickly persuades Merlin is, indeed, a trap.

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In this wraparound episode, your hosts kick off with follow-up on Arrival (no spoilers) and why John gets sad when people don’t listen to the program. Merlin has questions about YouTube influences and quickly forgets John is on The Incomparable.

Do dogs like NPR, and how would we even know? Can you please turn the TV off, please? George is getting angry!

John’s bird seems to be moving further away, and no wrist rockets have been acquired. A strict edict on choosing an internet handle is mutually ratified, and John addresses WWDC as-a-thing. (You should have called in during the PIXAR episode.)

What do you do around the house, what are you good at, and what do you like or dislike? John wants a pie graph and then receives one in real time.

John’s kid transport duties thread a needle, Merlin is awesome at drawing a bath, and both hosts obsess over the heat and timeliness of their meals. John laments water management, Merlin enjoys wearing headphones, and John sleepily struggles with the morning sandwich detail.

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(Recorded on Tuesday, May 29, 2017.)

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