Over the last weekend, I hopped on Skype again with my buddies Geoff, Jonny, and Kyle and recorded another episode of our “podcast” — still under the current working title “Slouching Towards Bethlehem,” a nod to Yeats’ “The Second Coming.” I want to strenuously reiterate: None of us have ever made a “podcast” before and this is clearly pretty rough. I sound like a stone cold halfwit at least half of the time and I know we need to shorten these episodes if they’re ever going to be remotely listenable. But the articles themselves are interesting and it’s fun just to chat with my friends. Plus, practice should make us a little better with time.
As before, the “podcast” format is simple: We read excerpts from three recent articles and then we talk about them. That’s pretty much it. These were our three articles for this “episode,” recorded on Jan. 23, 2020:
- “A Shift in American Family Values Is Fueling Estrangement,” by Joshua Coleman, Jan. 10, 2021, The Atlantic.
- “Near the end of life, my hospice patient had a ghostly visitor who altered his view of the world,” by Scott Janssen, Jan. 2, 2021, The Washington Post.
- “New Year’s Resolutions That Will Actually Lead to Happiness,” by Arthur C. Brooks, Dec. 31, 2020, The Atlantic.
Anyway, for anyone interested, you can take a listen below. Hope you have a great 2021. Cheers!