It’s the Safe Spaces Podcast! Episode 71! Tornado Edition! That’s right: as a good portion of the country is beset by dangerous twisters and swirling death, your brave little hosts are here to take a closer look at what’s been making the rest of the nation spin. Speaking of spin: never let a potential killer twister get in the way of that all-important finale of The Bachelorette.
Did you watch the long-awaited series finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones? Probably! Did you bitch about the long-awaited series finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones? Almost definitely! But that’s not what either of our hosts are doing here as – spoiler! – neither have mustered the excitement necessary to A.) watch the finale yet and B.) get excited about a made-up fairy tale land and fake history. That won’t stop them from joining the chorus of complainers, however, but they’ll approach things with a little less reverence for a fantasy show that was – at its core – primarily about sex, violence, and dragons.
Are fans entitled to the show they want? Or should fans be entitled to the show they “think” they want? Our hosts explore this asinine question with equally asinine examples of pop-culture gone mad. The real lesson is about real history, or the lack thereof. When a culture can no longer distinguish between what’s real and what’s completely and utterly made up, it might be time to pull the plug. It’s been a good ride, folks; just remember to turn the lights off when you leave. Thanks.
Speaking of pulling the plug, did you love 1970s Norman Lear-produced classics All in the Family and The Jeffersons? Well, you’re in luck, because so did Norman Lear! After nearly a 4-decade absence, Lear, ABC and Jimmy Kimmel have recreated two episodes of these of-their-time classics in a star-studded special live television event with the ridiculously long and totally appropriate title Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons.
Can 1970s television translate to our politically-correct climate while maintaining those little nuances work? The answer is – shockingly – yes. As two Lear classics get the live-action treatment in this era of safe spaces, hate speech, perpetual outrage and so many other brain-draining things, who knew the heroes we needed were Archie Bunker and George Jefferson? Those were the days!
Also…SUMO! As President Trump concludes his meet-and-greet with the new Japanese Emperor, the whole world is talking sumo, which is more than just gigantic men in loincloths slapping each other silly. Much more. So much more. Heck, give Grand Champion Asanoyama Hideki the President’s Cup, already!
And finally: listen for updates on Jordan Peele’s insipid Twilight Zone reboot, Intelligent Design advocate Michael Behe, and whatever else that was on our hosts minds at the time they recorded this thing.
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