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DS #114: The Wire

DS #114: The Wire

August 18, 2020

On this episode I'm joined by Chinny + Stu from the VeteranGamers to discuss The Wire, perhaps the greatest television program ever made. We dig into every season, lots of characters, and plenty of background info. 

Obviously there are bad words and beaucoup spoilers. Beware and enjoy!

DS #113: The Quality of Mercy

DS #113: The Quality of Mercy

August 10, 2020

This episode is all about the power of forgiveness, featuring stories from my own life, as well as people from all walks of life — from the Nazi Holocaust to post-9/11 hate crimes. Let us learn from their powerful examples how to live without hatred in our hearts. 

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DS #112: Faith Stevenson

DS #112: Faith Stevenson

July 1, 2020

On this episode, I spend an hour with my friend and teaching neighbor Faith Stevenson. We discuss education, literature, race, geography, Waffle House, and a dozen other topics. Enjoy!

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DS #111: Garrett Crowell

DS #111: Garrett Crowell

May 28, 2020

This episode features a raucous and entertaining conversation with my friend Garrett Crowell. He knows more about comics than anybody I know, so I asked him to discuss WatchmenV for VendettaTransmetropolitan, and the movie Bob Roberts in the age of Trump. (Spoiler alert for all of those!) Along the way, we discuss the history of comics, documentary films, and why we enjoy screaming in parking garages. Enjoy!

Timecodes:

  • 6:20 - Watchmen
  • 25:50 - V for Vendetta
  • 45:30 - Transmetropolitan
  • 70:20 - Bob Roberts

 

DS #110: Vive La Révolution!

DS #110: Vive La Révolution!

May 3, 2020

After a year and a half, we're back with an hour of coronavirus chatter, economic ranting, and pop culture critiques. In this episode, Eric dives into the armed idiots reacting to Stay at Home orders in the US; French hip-hop; and Michael Moore's dumb new movie. Check it out! Listen now! DO IT LIVE.

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DS #109: Snow, Students, Stories, Socialism, Solidarity, and Stuff

DS #109: Snow, Students, Stories, Socialism, Solidarity, and Stuff

January 23, 2019

Join Eric S. Piotrowski as he rants and reflects on the MAGA/BHI/Indigenous Drumming incident; marginal tax rates; Donald Trump; what we didn't learn after the 2008 crash; the inactivity of Betsy DeVos; the influence of hip-hop; the political campaign of The Duchess; and a dozen other topics.

Send feedback and links to @DukeSkath. Thanks for listening!

DS #107: Shae Crowell

DS #107: Shae Crowell

July 19, 2018

This episode features a superb conversation with my good friend Shae Crowell. She's a teacher, a singer + choral leader, a union thug, and many other things. She's got great things to say about how education works, why class size matters, what history is, and why music is important. 

Enjoy!

Topic Index:

  • 2:00 - Life as a student
  • 8:30 - Student teaching + early jobs
  • 27:00 - Teaching philosophy
  • 52:00 - African-American History
  • 64:30 - Economics
  • 70:00 - Unions
  • 80:30 - Parenting + education
  • 85:30 - Nashville in Harmony
DS #107: No No SEO

DS #107: No No SEO

June 2, 2018

On this episode I explain why I don't give two farts about Search Engine Optimization or Income Stream Maximization Programs. I also complain about Donald Trump, explain about why drinking on Memorial Day is not an insult to The Troops, and introduce you to the second-best song called "Warm It Up" ever made.

Send questions! Give feedback! Holler at 'cha boy!

Twitter: @DukeSkath

email: esp@fbesp.org

Ds #106: Not A Sh@#head

Ds #106: Not A Sh@#head

March 28, 2018

In this irregular episode, Eric P ruminates on guns, resistance, and cultural elements that keep us going. It's scattershot and sophisticated -- so enjoy!

Holler at 'cha boy: @DukeSkath

DS #105: MindWipe

DS #105: MindWipe

October 7, 2017

This show is a little different. By popular demand, I have recorded an audiobook version of my introduction to mindfulness, MindWipe. So I'm sending it out through the stream. I hope it's useful.

If you'd like a free PDF of the book, a cheap Kindle version, or a slightly-more-expensive print copy, visit my website http://www.just-text.org

As always, please get in touch via email or Twitter: esp@fbesp.org or @DukeSkath

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