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680: The Weight Of Words

680: The Weight Of Words

Update: 2019-07-28153
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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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Robert Cook

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

Aug 1st
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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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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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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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