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Podcast 021: All About Mawwaige

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 23:07:35 +0000

In This Episode: A couple in Australia was so upset over the possible legalization of SSM — Same-Sex Marriage — they promised to …get a divorce in protest. Flash update to that story. And another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Page: https://thisistrue.com/podcast21

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Podcast 020: A Teaching Opportunity

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 05:00:53 +0000

In This Episode: A teacher gives sixth-graders an “inappropriate” quiz, and how that loops into an “inappropriate” military stunt from last week’s issue, and another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast20

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Podcast 019: The Headlines Lied

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:51:28 +0000

In This Episode: Announcing a new podcast. Another No Longer Weird. And then there are the lying “Marijuana Overdose Death!” headlines: agenda-driven clickbait shockers that many other media outlets jumped on with without checking the facts first. It’s stupid, and wrong. Plus: a fun Easter Egg. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast19

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Podcast 018: Think Harder

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:25:13 +0000

In This Episode: Kit thinks we should go deeper into the featured story to really understand the “thinking” implications: it’s not all about laughing at a funny tagline. Plus, I explore Kit’s approach to coaching a bit more, since I had some questions after hearing her on a couple of other podcasts! And: another segment in No Longer Weird. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast18

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Podcast 017: How to Lose Everything, Instantly

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 22:37:08 +0000

In This Episode: More on the story about the loss (to fire) of the Hewlett-Packard archive of papers about their early formation, with a special guest connecting in from the coast to talk about how that could have been prevented. Because H-P’s loss has a lesson for all of us, which is why I called the story “Wake-Up Call”. Plus, another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast17

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Podcast 016: Unfit for Office?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 03:45:15 +0000

In This Episode: A new co-host, an interesting question from a reader, another segment in No Longer Weird, and a story about a political candidate who is …a bit “out there.” WAY out there. And, of course, another segment of No Longer Weird. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast16

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Podcast 015: That’s Legal Now

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:58:12 +0000

In This Episode: A complaint about last week’s featured story, which leads to why prices online end in “77” (vs “.99” offline), another segment of No Longer Weird, and how to be so stupid you can get busted for possession of marijuana in Colorado — where pot is legal! Plus: why Uncommon Sense doesn’t have “sponsors”. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast15

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Podcast 014: An Act of Charity

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:42:08 +0000

In This Episode: A mostly seasonal segment for No Longer Weird. Then, it seems like just a funny story, but a crusty donation to a food bank maybe isn’t so charitable after all, and — when you think about it — demonstrates the value of thinking about your actions before doing. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast14

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Podcast 013: How ADD Made TRUE Possible

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 23:45:35 +0000

In This Episode: Society seems to think ADD/ADHD is some sort of curse. Yet when properly managed, it provides “superpowers” that are an absolute gift. Randy and a special guest — his high performance coach (who specializes in entrepreneurs with ADD/ADHD) — talk about why that is, and what it takes to get away from the “monsters” that are created by society dealing with our neurological types. Plus, an extra-fun segment of No Longer Weird. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast13

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Podcast 012: Hurricane Response …Florida Style

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:21 +0000

In This Episode: Hurricane Irma is a major disaster, so how does Florida handle the aftermath? With typical Floridiocy, of course. Plus, another segment of No Longer Weird, and the story of an everyday hero. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast12

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Podcast 011: Cassini: The Bigger Picture

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 23:30:52 +0000

In This Episode: From California, where I came to see and reflect on the End of Mission for the Cassini spacecraft — its so-called Grand Finale. This isn’t about the mission per se, but rather the thinking behind it, how that fits into True’s mission, and how that ties into this week’s Honorary Unsubscribe! In other words, The Bigger Picture. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast11

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Podcast 010: Zero Tolerance

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 23:30:52 +0000

In This Episode: No Longer Weird: An obliviot trying to pass a 99-cent “$1 million bill”. And it’s Episode 10: you’re darn right it’s time to do a bit of a rant on zero tolerance! We talk about an older case that was so clearly a case of “Sue ’em!” — that the family did. But it sure wasn’t an easy road, in part because the offending school fought it hard. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast10

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Podcast 009: We Need Better Heroes

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:39 +0000

In This Episode: When the people in charge fail our kids. And what, really, is the lesson kids learn when sports gets high priority, but the things that they’re actually in school to learn are cut? There’s a direct connection to this week’s Honorary Unsubscribe here, and we delve into both the school story, and that “awe-inspiring” Honorary Unsubscribe. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast9

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Podcast 008: A Little Bit Brighter

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 18:00:42 +0000

In This Episode: A “new” term is introduced to be the contrast to “obliviot” — and something else really bright (or is that dim?) from Real Life this week: Randy is at a loss for words trying to describe the total solar eclipse. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast8

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Podcast 007: A DUI-What?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:38:44 +0000

In This Episode: We talk about two stories: the new “DUIE” law in Washington state, that was the subject of last week’s “Story of the Week”, and a fairly amazing story also from last week, about a minor slap on the hand for an apparently long-term sexual predator. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast7

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Podcast 006: The Best of Humanity

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:00:37 +0000

In This Episode: While the stories in This is True usually point out the pitfalls of not thinking (or “obliviots doing stupid things”), the Honorary Unsubscribe holds up the best of humanity. This episode not only features a interesting example, but adds some extra details and commentary. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast6

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Podcast 005: Politics, Religion, Oh! And…

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:00:33 +0000

In This Episode: Politics and religion can’t be talked about in polite society? Don’t forget sex (eek!) A new occasional segment, “No Longer Weird” (stories that are too commonplace to be featured as a This is True story anymore). Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast5

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Podcast 004: Forget Polite, Let’s Talk Religion

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:00:31 +0000

In This Episode: “We’re told that in polite society that you don’t talk politics or religion.” Yeah, whatever! Let’s go there. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast4

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Podcast 003: Reading TRUE to Kids

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:00:24 +0000

In This Episode: A topic I’ve been wanting to talk about for literally years: should you consider reading This is True to your kids? Lots of parents do — or let the kids read it themselves. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast3

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Podcast 002: Political Unrest and Insider Tours

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:00:22 +0000

In This Episode: The Missouri Parole Board was awfully bored, so why not mess with people’s lives? Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast2

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Podcast 001: My Co-Host

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 20:00:47 +0000

In This Episode: “This is Episode 1 …so we’ll probably flub it up!” I said in the opening. But you know, for our first try, I think it’s a pretty decent effort. 🙂 Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast1

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Podcast 0: Introduction

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 21:25:01 +0000

In This Episode: An introduction to This is True, and the Uncommon Sense Podcast. Show Notes: https://thisistrue.com/podcast0

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