We start talking about the Canada-US hockey game and end up talking about the nature of sport, and why people care. We also dive back into the music question, with a really enlightening post from Paul.
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We get to talking about the problems with gerrymandering and the polarization of US politics, and somehow that leads Roger to want to talk about assassinations. Please don’t assassinate anyone. It was only a thought-experiment.
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Roger and Tom review the Olympics opening ceremonies, discuss the coverage, chat about Greece’s financial troubles and finish with some commentary on film music’s value.
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We range from why people watch the Super Bowl, to whether movie and TV soundtracks are modern classical music, to Roger saying Tom looks straight-laced.
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Leo Laporte joins us to talk about the genius of 30 Rock and Caprica, why some people don’t watch Lost and whether Home Schooling is good for the world.
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