On this episode, Kate talks about raging in therapy and Sally talks about ruthlessly managing her social life. They talk in detail about the Al Franken story in the New Yorker and the very good reactions that it has spawned. Then they answer an email from a listener who is looking for advice on how to deal with their strained relationship with their dad.
00:00 Welcome to The Struggle Bus
5:01 Opening Jibber Jabber
42:30 A Thing We Did (for Self-Care)
47:21 Email: Looking for advice on how to deal with a strained relationship with a parent
1:09:28 Song of the Week (Sally’s pick)
Pieces referenced in this week’s show:
New Yorker profile: “The Case of Al Franken” by Jane Mayer
Salon story : “What drove the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer into Al Franken Denialism?” by Amanda Marcotte
Slate story: “What Jane Mayer Gets Wrong About Al Franken” by Christina Cauterucci
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Theme song by Marty Scanlon!