812: Stuffed Animals, Charlie Chaplin, & Titanic Grit


Show Notes

Sarah has the Little League World Series fever, but really she just loves that they hug each other. Susie isn’t so sure about all this touchy feely stuff, and is startled by the stats on the number of adults who sleep with stuffed animals. We revisit the story of a journalist who went undercover as a high school student, discuss why it’s considered unethical, and debate whether it was valuable research. We hear about a Titanic survivor who continued a life of bravery, and Susie wonders why there seems to be less of that toughness now. We learn about Dan Rather’s career in journalism, and how he is a symbol of a bygone era. We learn about senior living facilities’ “no lift” policies, and the reasons they call 911 to deal with residents who fall instead of aiding them. We discuss the legacy of Charlie Chaplin and consider whether his “genius” is enough for us to overlook his cringey and questionable romantic partners and his bizarre perfectionism on set. Plus, we celebrate a pole vaulter who is making bank by breaking world records over and over again.

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