“A jarring temporal dislocation.”

You know how sometimes something happens that makes time collapse on itself? This weekend was that for Jamie. Using his 25th college reunion as a framework, we (re-)connected with his little pack of people from that era of his life – including his first true love, with whom he hadn’t spoken in 18 or so years. Eeeep!

But it went amazingly well. Certainly as well as it could have. And it was revelatory. We spend a good hour talking through what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. Fair warning, there’s a story about smoking crack. You know, like you do.

And then in the end bit of the episode, we debut not one but TWO songs from Shannon’s upcoming new record, “Revolutionary Acts of Optimism!” Shannon takes some time to talk about where they came from for her, including a poignant and very relatable story about living in a version of your skin that feels like it doesn’t fit quite right. It’s a super cool episode.

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