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680: The Weight Of Words

680: The Weight Of Words

Update: 2019-07-28114
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Words mean things, but some words are especially meaningful — whether in a survival manual, a song lyric, or a slur.
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Joshua Page

wow, this is awful

Aug 8th
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Norman Pettit

Having been raised under the narrow constraints of parents with only their life goals and dreams for me, I have little sympathy for Adam's incredulity and surprise over Vivian's inevitable self-expression. I have no designs over my two teen's musical, career and life preferences, just as long as they make safe decisions. I've seen too many parents blow it with their kids over stubborn insistence that spills over into their relationships as adults. Sure, give 'em a boost, help them along and teach them what you can, but separate it from your own ego.

Aug 1st
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Noah

Norman Pettit thanks for your sharing

Aug 2nd
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Robert Cook

I love this show I hate politics so naturally dont want them together

Aug 1st
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W South

Robert Cook "The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies." (Bertolt Brecht)

Aug 13th
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Noah

Robert Cook although I don't hate politics but I still don't want them together...

Aug 2nd
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CraggyPete

libz love bad mouthing trump, who is totally in the right you libtards are durranged!

Jul 30th
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Apple Betty

CraggyPete Judge much? You sound like an idiot. He was not bad mouthing anyone, he was telling the truth.

Aug 1st
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Sophia

CraggyPete 🙄🤔

Jul 31st
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Allison Bothley

second story was delightful, third story made me cry like a baby!!! Bravo

Jul 30th
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Robert Cook

wow I was so hopefull politics were gonna stay out of this one but they were able to sneak it in at the end.

Jul 29th
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Robert Cook

Eli Horn Not true theirs plenty of episodes that touch on race see me comment on those?? it's just the relation to trump as if somehow trump is the reason for it. that is icredibly ignorant and over simplifing the issue. btw didnt vote for trump and won't. At the same time won't vote dem either. Back to my point politics sucks

Aug 2nd
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Eli Horn

Robert Cook Lol at the guy who hears a story about the effects of racist bigotry and cries about being exposed to politics

Aug 1st
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PK Bratney

Wow, for a moment there, I was really afraid that a new episode of This American Life would somehow forget to include a negative reference toward Trump. Then in comes the 3rd Act and crisis averted! Thanks, TAL. /sarc

Jul 29th
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Lucy Tobier

Spencer Corning In trumps words, we might need to "send them back" to their safe space.

Jul 30th
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Amys

PK Bratney #snowflake

Jul 29th
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