This week on the show we ring in the new year with Claire Diaz-Ortiz. We talk with her about her new book “Design Your Day”. We also have a special in-studio performance by Fleurie, and listeners call in to get some sage New Year’s resolution advice from the whole cast. Read More
This week on the show we talk with writer and pastor Louie Giglio about his new book “The Comeback”, and we have special in-studio performances from Jon Guerra and Fleurie. Also, the cast rants about Christmas and Eddie just saw Magnolia. Read More
The Duplass brothers are at it again. Mark and Jay Duplass, the brothers behind mumblecore films including The Puffy Chair, Cyrus, Jeff, Who Lives at Home, as well as a handful of TV shows, are working on a new book of essays. According to Deadline, the book will be in the same vein as their films, focusing on the “messiness and awkwardness of life.” Along with stories about the brothers' careers as indie filmmakers in Hollywood, they’ll also write about “what it means to be a good friend, husband, father and brother.” The yet-to-be-titled book is due out sometime in 2017. Discuss
There's no mistaking George R.R. Martin's stance on Syrian refugees. In a recent blog post, the acclaimed Game of Thrones author voiced his support of letting Syrian refugees by citing the inscription on the Statue of Liberty and said that those who weren't in support of letting the refugees in, don't understand what America stands for. He also called out several governors and presidential candidate Donald Trump in a frustrated plea to allow Syrian immigration.
For me, [the words on the base of the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, / I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”] represent the best of what this nation of immigrants is all about. One has to wonder if all the governors (including our own governor here in New Mexico, I am ashamed to say) and congressmen voting to keep out the Syrian refugees have ever visited the Statue, or read the words on her base. If so, they surely failed to understand them ... The Syrian refugees are as much victims of ISIS as the dead in France.