Almost 15 years, delivering groceries, moving out, Portland, traveling when non-white, subtle signs of racism.
Tom is old. Skepticism, cynicism, and nihilism. Overcoming hardships. Dealing with world events. Sociability.
Podcasting is an essential service, will we have CES, or any large gatherings, predicting what happens next, seeing the cracks in society.
Production in the time of social distancing, how people behave outside, checking your PO box, taxes in the time of pandemic, living through history.
Tom finished Crash Landing on You, interruptions while watching TV, outside voice, social norms.
Roger and Tom are in person! Using a navigation app. Home Depot hot dogs. Taco stands. Is sliced up fruit a risk? Fish for food. Fowl-smelling things. Food inspections.
Are we stuck with the Hero’s Journey? Maybe, maybe, not. Where reality shows fit with documentaries and “based on a true story” fiction.
Grocery shopping, how tastes change, there’s not monolithic good taste, what makes us like things.
We look back at some East Meets West history, how to boil water, gas company issues, insurance issues, cost of living, quality if life.
The effect of heat, zoos, snow parks in the summer, crowds grew because of the internet, effects of travel.