“Constant conflict between narrow interests.”

Literally 30 seconds after we stopped taping last week’s episode, Shannon was like, “I HAVE MORE THOUGHTS.” So we’re using last week as a jumping-off point, and continuing forward. THERE MAY BE A THIRD WEEK.

The Ezra Klein piece we talk about in this episode, which you should 100% read, is here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/13/opinion/stimulus-unemployment-republicans-poverty.html

And our friend Whitney Fishburn’s ‘docu-mental’ newsletter, which you should 100% subscribe to, is here (the basic subscription is free!): https://documental.substack.com/p/creating-herd-immunity-to-anxiety

“Our dreams generally don’t involve corporations.”

We read an amazing essay this week, and we wanted to talk with you about it. Here’s the link for that … please read it, and let us know your thoughts: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/05/post-pandemic-dont-want-to-reenter-society/619045/

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“A radical personal transformation.”

Oh my gosh … we finished 2020101! You should go spend some time with the songs and stories at 2020101.net; it’s rewarding. And if you have a story of your own to contribute, send it along to Jamie.

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“Don’t get a bucket; fix the roof.”

It’s fundraiser week! So this is a legitimately brief episode; if you want to hear more of us talking, please join us for our fundraiser telethon broadcasts, every night through Thursday, May 27, at facebook.com/shannonkcurtis. We’re on from 7-8pm Pacific Time each night.

We’re raising money to help our dear friend Michelle pay for her cancer treatments, and we’re putting on a variety show each night to help make it happen — live music performances, Jamie-Oke, general silliness … it’s a good time.

See you there!

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“Cheerfully firing on 5 cylinders.”

We’ve just started our yearly fundraiser. This year we’re donating 100% of the proceeds to our dear friend Michelle, who’s about to start a terrifyingly expensive treatment for an incurable cancer, in hopes of prolonging her life long enough that they find a long-term treatment for multiple myeloma. Please contribute generously, at misfitstars.com/fundraiser.

Also, we talk about Song 10 from 2020101!

Also, when the numerator is larger than the denominator, it’s called an improper fraction.

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“Just a series of loathsome SOBs.”

It wasn’t just a pandemic that we had to deal with last year … there was also the small matter of an all-stakes election. No pressure! A lot of people found their political voice last year, or got involved in unprecedented ways. We both certainly did. Shannon’s new song is about all this … we’ll talk about how that all looked for us, and what it will look like going forward.

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“What’s currently bleeding out?”

Can we be frank with you? We’re burned out. It’s been a long year, and we’re still sprinting. Also, we are for sure not unique in this! So we thought we’d talk about it.

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“Time to flood this place with light.”

We’re talking about racial justice again. In our defense, this time we have a whole new song about it! Plus a digression on a conservative economic argument for taxing the shit out of corporations and the wealthy, as extemporized by Jamie. Good times all around. 😇

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“All tension, no release.”

A lot of us have been just barely hanging on for part or all of this last year. Shannon wrote an out-of-the-box song to talk about it.

And, also: Cops, Part II — The Amends.

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“The easy thing would be not to talk about the cops.”

Honestly. The last thing we’re interested in doing on our podcast is talking about the damn cops. But they keep killing people. So we have to keep talking about them. Hopefully one day this will change.

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If you want to spend more time in a private online space with more open-hearted people who want more from their life, this is for you. Thank you so much for your support; we couldn’t do any of this without you. ❤️