November 14th, 2018 · 93 minutes
This week kicks off with the Mid-Term Election Extravaganza. Merlin is definitely not watching the results, and John realizes he shouldn’t have checked in at all.
Listeners are assigned Spoiler Slot homework being the Amazon Prime series, Homecoming. Also, upon John’s recommendation, Merlin bought a very large book. Your hosts talk about the phenomenon of The Movie Before the Movie, and where it’s been best deployed.
John talks about the ordering of a homework laptop. This leads to a discussion of the access to technology most schools seem to assume all their students will have. And, wow, so many channels to monitor. John knows there’s something going on, and Merlin feels like Ron Weasley. Is Thursday definitely ukulele pants day?
The new look of Chrome is disparaged at length. John has numerous notes and corrections regarding how Merlin is not helping John Roderick. Your hosts explore the shocking incuriosity of children and the prevalence of butt-dialing. John has a lot of questions about band names.
Merlin checks in on the election.
This week’s main topic concerns the Gimlet podcast, Heavyweight, and how we think about redoing (or undoing) the past.
(Recorded on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018.)
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