“‘Third-wave pandemic’ sounds like it should be a lot cooler than it is!”

We’re feeling some anxiety around this third wave of coronavirus! Days are getting colder and darker, everyone is out of patience, and the holidays are approaching. It’s a recipe for trouble. We talk through our feelings about it.

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“Make democracy worth saving.”

It’s all over but the shouting (and the gesture toward a halfhearted coup attempt. But you can tell their hearts aren’t in it, the poor dears). Which means that we’ve actually found ourselves starting to decompress from these last four years! It’s a strange feeling, and a lot to process. We spend this episode talking through it.

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“You sixty-five million *boneheads*!”

We spend an hour checking in on how we’re thinking and feeling at this stage of the election process. Also, Shannon does an impromptu a cappella rendition of the Silver Spoons theme. Epic.

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“We’re aiming for twelve inches beyond November third.”

This is now an election podcast. Honestly, what else are we going to talk about? Shannon has some ideas on how to steel ourselves for what’s coming. We’ll go deep.

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“A hand-drawn picture of a Trans Am and an eagle.”

You know how when you did a group project in 7th-grade English class, there were some people who shouldered all the weight, and there were some people who just coasted? Our country is experiencing the same precise dynamic with regard to our politics.

Thirteen days until the most consequential election of our lifetime. Are you doing as much swing-state volunteering as you would ideally be doing? Visit https://facebook.com/groups/letssavedemocracy and we’ll help you get started!

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“We have intrinsic value as humans.”

We swear this isn’t a political podcast.

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“If you like random stuff … this is for you!”

You know how sometimes there’s so much going on that it’s hard to focus? Well, welcome to our week. We don’t have a focal topic this week! We’re just processing. Come process with us. ❤️

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“Pretend you’re a firefighter, people … and it’s your house that’s on fire.”

We thought we’d wait to record this week’s podcast till we’d watched the first presidential debate. Which was kind of a good idea, only because talking about anything else on this particular Wednesday would have been irrelevant. But, holy cow – neither of us was prepared for what a viscerally traumatic experience it was! We talk about that – and nothing else – for this hour. We apologize in advance.

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“Lucy’s *gonna* pull the football away, Charlie Brown.”

When things get increasingly bad, repeatedly, over a long period of time, it’s tempting to get fatalistic. But we need to keep imagining a brighter future; it can be ours, if we don’t get discouraged and we keep putting in the work.

Also, Jamie actually remembered to put a link in the show notes for once! Here’s the link to Sunday’s acoustic Facebook Live concert. Grab some snacks and hang out with us for an hour and a half or so. ☺️

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“We’re experiencing a massive Little Old Lady shortage.”

We’re back! Staycation was … fine? It’s hard to relax during the apocalypse. We did our best. And now we want to talk with you about phone banking! No, seriously. It’s really great. We’ll tell you all about it. We have to save democracy, you know.

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