“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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“People always fall in love in apocalypse movies.”

We have YET ANOTHER new song for you! It’s called Breaking Ground, and it’s about falling in love, getting married, and having babies in a pandemic. How audacious and hopeful.

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“The downside: trapped inside with your kids. The upside: trapped inside with your kids!”

Wow, can you believe we’re already FIVE songs into 2020101? The newest song is called “These Four Walls,” and it’s about parenting in a pandemic. A deep topic for sure. 

If you have a story about what parenting has been like for you over this last year — the good as well as the difficult — please email it to us at jamie@misfitstars.com! We want your voice to be included in our project.

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“All bullshit, no flowers.”

Today we’re talking about song 4 from 2020101: “Digging That Hole.” It’s about a situation that all too many of us have had to deal with over the last year: someone in your life getting sucked in by propaganda or conspiracy theories. It’s tough stuff. We’ll listen to the song and talk it through!

If you have a story to share with us about how someone in your life has fallen under the sway of propaganda or conspiracy theories, please consider writing it up and emailing it to us at jamie@misfitstars.com for inclusion in our 2020101 story archive. We can publish it anonymously if that would feel more comfortable.

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“The majesty of the kazoo.”

Apropos of a Listener Question from Scott S., we spend some time in this episode talking about risk/reward, codependency, and listening to the little voice inside you. Plus digressions on vaccinations and the historical role of the Department of the Interior. Also, there’s kazoo.

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“Little acts of sustainability.”

The songs from 2020101 are coming fast and furious! The latest is called “Extraordinary People,” and, despite being about 2020, it’s a celebration – of the ways in which we’ve showed up for each other and ourselves in this time of crisis.

The other fantastic thing that’s happened this week is that the Senate has passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. There is so much legitimately great stuff in this bill, that will unequivocally help millions and millions of people who need it. We’re nerds … so we spend some talking through our excitement about this.

If you have a story to share about someone showing up for you or your community in an extraordinary way over this last year – or about you showing up for yourself – please send it to us! You can send it to Jamie, at jamie@misfitstars.com.

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“May their memories be blessings.”

Our rituals around death, loss, and grieving were turned on their end over this last year. Shannon talks about this in an intimate way in the second song from 2020101, “Through the Window” – and we talk through it at some greater length in this week’s episode.

If you have a story to share about your experience around death and grieving over this last year – or if you would like to share a remembrance, memorial, or eulogy for a departed loved one – please email it to Jamie at jamie@misfitstars.com. ❤️

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