“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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“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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