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TM4R5 - Cults in the USA, Rachel Maddow’s “Blowout”, Hillary Clinton & Tabasco sauce

TM4R5 - Cults in the USA, Rachel Maddow’s “Blowout”, Hillary Clinton & Tabasco sauce

October 20, 2020

Mark goes deep reflecting on his experience in a cult and what he sees playing out in the U.S. today.  Discussion of Rachel Maddow's masterpiece about the oil industry "Blowout".  Mr. Peach ponders fake news, Hillary's server and 10,000 ideas beyond.  Featuring music by Eric Maring including A Fine Balance and music from The Line.

TM4R4 - Endgame Pt. 2, Empathy, Mr. Peach vs. John Bolton

TM4R4 - Endgame Pt. 2, Empathy, Mr. Peach vs. John Bolton

September 24, 2020

Mark and Eric ponder empathy then continue their discussion of "Endgame - Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump" with Eric Olson; the Erics share a poignant and timely song they co-wrote, "The 3 O'Clock Parade".  Mr. Peach goes head to head with John Bolton.

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Podcast music from The Line by Eric Maring

TM4R3 - Endgame Pt. 1, Richie Havens, Mr. Peach

TM4R3 - Endgame Pt. 1, Richie Havens, Mr. Peach

September 19, 2020

Mark and Eric ponder courage and corruption.  Pt. 1 of discussion with poet/thinker/public servant/community organizer Eric Olson about "Endgame - Inside the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump" by Eric Swalwell.  A tribute to Richie Havens follows.  Mr. Peach makes his customary but highly anticipated appearance.  Featuring music from The Line by Eric Maring.

TM4R2 - New York is Dead?, I Will Bear Witness

TM4R2 - New York is Dead?, I Will Bear Witness

September 2, 2020

Mark and Eric discuss the article "New York is Dead" before diving into the heroic diaries of Viktor Klemperer that have a chilling ring today.  Eric shares an original tune, "Genevieve", which echoes today and Klemperer's era.  The grab-bag chapter is dedicated to a discussion of loss on several levels before Mr. Peach heads to the beach.

TM4R1 - Rising Out of Hatred, Rama Trauma Trump

TM4R1 - Rising Out of Hatred, Rama Trauma Trump

August 23, 2020

Mark and Eric discuss cancel culture and a fantasy voyage to Indonesia with the president, Eli Saslow's Rising Out of Hatred and Mark's recent graphic book "Rama Trauma Trump" before taking Mr. Peach to the beach.  Featuring music from The Line.

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