This week, we have a conversation between contributor Matt Ruby and his guest, Adam Strauss, the award winning performer behind the one-person shows The Mushroom Cure and The Uncertainty Principle. They discuss Adam’s exploration of psychotropic substances for the purpose of treating his OCD and the ways those experiences led to his shows. We’re also joined by Jacqueline Sooler to discuss the recently released movie, I, Tonya, directed by Craig Gillespie and starring Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, and Sebastian Stan. Along the way we’ll also hear from Radio Dispatch’s John Knefel with his thoughts on how language used to describe President Trump and his actions — as well as those of his allies — obscures certain truths and result in false equivalencies that tilt the political landscape. We’ll also hear from a man named David, who shares memories of his grandfather. And we’ll take a listen to a performance by the self-described “holler roots band from Maine” known as The Ghost of Paul Revere from their just-released BTR Live Studio session.
Music composed by and show edited by Hansdale Hsu.
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