EP160: Murderers We Met, The Art of Sucking Up, & The Gender Pay Gap


We kick off the show with a discussion about the history of sucking up, and how there is a long literary tradition of writing characters who kiss butt. We find out why some people think flattery is more evil than murder, and what it has to do with the phrase “full of shit.” We hear about why Katharine Hepburn’s brownies ended up causing a couple to get divorced. We learn about a plague that cause people to dance uncontrollably, the scandal behind the COEXIST bumper sticker, and why we hate Two and a Half Men. Plus, we welcome the founder of the Women’s Equality Movement and author of the book Attack of the 50 Ft. Women, Catherine Mayer. Today’s episode was brought to you by Sustain. For your first month free go to sustainnatural.com and use code BRAINCANDY. And to try stamps.com for 4 weeks, free postage, and a digital scale go to the website, click on the microphone, and use code BRAINCANDY.

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