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On this week’s episode, our critics discuss Clear History, the new HBO feature film starring Larry David. In Clear History, David plays essentially the same self-parodying, disgruntled master of pettiness he plays in Curb Your Enthusiasm, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Next, the gabbers take on the issue of sexism and the dearth of women in philosophy. University of Sheffield philosopher Jennifer Saul lends her expertise to the discussion. Lastly, it’s Summer Strut time! The 2013 Summer Strut Playlist is here—you can stop walking down the street in that melancholic earbud cocoon and emerge as the strutting, fully metamorphosized rock star you were always destined to be.
Here are links to some of the things we discussed this week:
The Summer Strut favorites talked about on this week’s show include:
Strut along to the Summer Strut 2013 playlist on Spotify:
Julia: “The Wire” by HAIM.
Outro: Wilco, Nick Lowe, and Mavis Staples play The Band’s “The Weight.”
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This podcast was produced by Dan Pashman. Our intern is Sam McDougle.
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Can it be again?
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I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
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Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?