Newsletter For The Week Of August 28, 2019.
Fallen Zebra (Meg Walter, The Beehive)
“It was January 1st, 2003 when I walked into Gold’s Gym wearing an oversized hoodie over a zebra-striped Nike sports bra that was a little too tight and a little too flashy for my comfort level. But I had received it as a gift and it felt like someone was giving me permission to be racier than I had given myself permission to be. I imagined the gift-giver spotting the zebra-striped Nike sports bra hanging on a rack in a department store and thinking to themselves, ‘This is perfect for Meg.’ They were probably stoked they had found the piece of athletic wear that best fit my essence. I imagined them running to the register, bouncing with excitement, buying the zebra-striped Nike sports bra, wrapping it immediately when they got home, placing it under the tree, and then creating a paper chain representing the number of days until Christmas when they could watch me open the perfect gift, the very essence of my being. A zebra-striped Nike sports bra.”
This Is The Place Podcast (Chris Rawle, Meg Walter, The Beehive)
Chris and Meg discuss the defining topic of our time: tree sex. According to a respected historian “There's a lot of sex going on in plants that people don't know about." Who's having it? Who isn't? Is it appropriate to watch a YouTube video titled The Sex Lives Of Christmas Trees? When did plants get so raunchy? They progress to a more family friendly subject, lawmakers waging war against....flushable wipes? Yes, flushable wipes. Public awareness is raised for the 3 P's: pee, poo, and paper. Chris applauds lawmakers for finally doing something about unleashed dogs. They close with an unexpected heavyweight battle, Jimmy John's vs Parking Solutions. It's intense and according to one politician, contains "bad actors on both sides, and people on both sides who are trying to do their very best." One side says, "He’s called me names, and cussed at me, insulted my religion, and just tried to intimidate me." The other says, “They have tried to provoke us many times, gotten in my face and told me to (expletive) myself.”
Hive Mind Podcast (Meg Walter, Nick Morley, Eli McCann, The Beehive)
In this episode, Eli and Meg recap their week in television. Eli started Characters and I Think You Should Leave, both sketch series on Netflix. Meg mourns the absence of more Instant Hotel episodes and explains the new Amazon series The Boys.
Strangerville Podcast (Eli McCann, Meg Walter, The Beehive)
A discussion about “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” Then Eli takes the Strangerville Live stage to talk about the time he called 911 on a door-to-door salesman.