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TM4R12 - The Lady or the Tiger?! + Boots on the Ground

TM4R12 - The Lady or the Tiger?! + Boots on the Ground

April 2, 2021

TM4R'ers rejoice in their first episode together in the same space as they ponder story-telling and recall a hair-raising taxi ride in Varanasi, India.  "The Lady or the Tiger" reveals the power and crippling effect of decision making and what it means to have your boots on the ground.  Mr. Peach chooses door number one and receives a slimy fish.

TM4R11 - Megha Majumdar’s A Burning, Cruz vs. Romney Doggie Daycare

TM4R11 - Megha Majumdar’s A Burning, Cruz vs. Romney Doggie Daycare

February 28, 2021

This one goes to eleven.  TM4R discovers secrets of 11 in math and revels in the wonder of chess.  Mark and Eric discuss Megha Majumdar’s dark and highly acclaimed first novel, A Burning.  A musical tribute to a great patriot follows before Mr. Peach begs us to consider Ted Cruz’s canine care coupled with his crazy Cancun caper.

TM4R10 - The Origins of Our Discontents

TM4R10 - The Origins of Our Discontents

February 6, 2021

Mark and Eric celebrate TM4R’s 10th episode for a hot second.  Then a disheartening look at “White Noise”, the Atlantic’s documentary on leaders in the alt-right movement lays the groundwork for grappling with Isabel Wilkerson’s recent and already classic nonfiction book Caste - The Origins of Our Discontents.  TM4R asks their teens about the value of the internet and Mr. Peach discovers the many uses for a space laser.

....Links.... 

The Coup We Are Not Talking About, OpEd from NYTimes.....

Dedication of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice on Youtube

 

TM4R9 - Capitol Breach, Tara Westover’s Educated, Bill Goats and Elon Tusk

TM4R9 - Capitol Breach, Tara Westover’s Educated, Bill Goats and Elon Tusk

January 14, 2021

TM4R ponders the meaning and fallout of the Capitol breach.  Tara Westover’s extraordinary memoir Educated is the book of note.  Inspired by the discussion, Eric weaves in his latest song “You Don’t Die From a Broken Wing or a Broken Heart” before Mr. Peach asks whether we should count all the goats or just those that drive Teslas.

TM4R8 - Oh Freedom, The Stolen Interview

TM4R8 - Oh Freedom, The Stolen Interview

December 16, 2020

Mark and Eric ponder the case of Jewish doctor Taylor Nichols who treated a COVID patient covered in Nazi tattoos.  Interview with Richard Bell, author of the powerful and heart-wrenching book Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home.  TM4R sings the praises of "Oh, Freedom!" before Mitch McConnell helps Mr. Peach seek the moral high ground.  

Links:

Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing  Odyssey Home

Taylor Nichols story

Music from The Line

 

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