November 3rd, 2016

Hey Pop, We Went All The Way!

There aren’t many things that connect people like rooting for a sports team does.  It is amazing how for a few precious moments during a crucial game that politics, race, stereotypes, and whathaveyou don’t matter, you can unite for your team and cheer, smile, laugh, and cry.  For 30+ years that’s what I got to [Read More…]

March 17th, 2016

Episode 10: The Leprechauns Made Us Do It.

Pat and I spring the luck o’ the Irish on ya…  we break down the mythical origins of Leprechauns then jump into the science of rainbows, and finally give you the inside scoop on what you’ll find at the end of the rainbow…  You won’t want to miss this one!   Happy St. Patricks Day!

February 29th, 2016

Episode 9: Go Take a Flying Leap… Year!

What is a leapling… Did the Egyptians really celebrate leap year, and what happens when a woman in Finland proposes marriage to a man on Leap day?  Pat and I dig into the history and mythology of the leap year… Happy February 29th

February 11th, 2016

Why are you teaching your kids about God… You are an Atheist?!?

I’m teaching my kids about God in their Sunday school class, funny thing is… I’m an atheist. Most Sundays for the past 2 years you would find me in the a place that should be the last place you would look for me, in a church.  Recently, more than just in a church, as a matter of fact [Read More…]

February 5th, 2016

Episode 8: You Say Tooth Fairy, But We Smell a Rat…

What do rats, flying pigs, and Duane “The Rock” Johnson have in common? In this episode Pat and I dig into the business of discarded children’s teeth… yup we are looking at the myth of the tooth fairy and why this sprite has become a fixture in our culture.

January 15th, 2016

Pre-teens Parsing Politics

My kids get their fill of politics through me.  I try to be very guarded with them about my specific political leanings, so that as we have big events like the State of the Union address, or debates, etc we can discuss what they heard without them feeling like they have to pander to me. [Read More…]

December 23rd, 2015

Episode 7: I Always Feel Like St. Nick is Watching Me…

Nicholas, a bishop in Turkey about 200 years after the birth of Christ, became the ripe jolly old elf Santa Claus we know and love today.  But it was no easy task, along the way he stops a man from selling his daughters into prostitution, deals with an innkeeper who dismembers and pickles children, gets [Read More…]