Episode 84: COVID Mutates Rapidly. Still, We Will Thrive

A friend of the show sent me an article that describes the rapidity with which COVID mutates, and it seems now that the best available evidence points to COVID mutating–or, more accurately, evolving–rapidly enough that our vaccines will only ever give imperfect protection. If that is indeed the case, then it follows that the vaccine […]

Episode 79 (RFB 21.0128): Republican Cynicism, and the Little Guy Disrupts the Stock Market

With their vote on Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of Trump’s impeachment trial, 45 Senate Republicans made it clear that they were going to vote to acquit Trump no matter what. Was it really just two days ago that I put out a podcast episode expressing hope for a better political future for this country? Meanwhile, […]

Episode 76: COVID, PTSD, and Starting to Heal

Benjamin’s reflexive response to a passage in a book he was reading led him to acknowledge the depth of trauma that he (and, by extension, probably pretty much everyone) has internalized around COVID. This recognition led him to ask, "Is it too soon to begin the process of healing?" (This version with the intro restored!)