The show kicks off as usual with 3 Random Facts and the News. In the Facts Dept. are some revelations about the stone heads on Easter Island, Travis Gienger’s big win at the 2020 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, and the U.S. tornado count in 2010. Then co-hosts Wendy Sheridan, Mary McGinley, and Robin Renée discuss the U.S. Presidential election that is now less than two weeks away, early voting, and opportunities to volunteer to get out the vote (See links in “Things to Do” below.). In non-voting news, Amy Suskind published “This is Not Normal” in The Washington Post, a list of things that shifted during the Trump presidency (and need to be rolled back or otherwise remedied) and Jeffrey Toobin’s masturbation misadventure. Later in The Geekscape, Mary, Robin, and Wendy talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly among beliefs and remedies sometimes called “woo.”
Things to Do:
Make your plan to volunteer and VOTE: VoteSaveAmerica.com
Back Anji Marth’s Paintings From Quarantine coffee table book project on Kickstarter.
See how Pro Publica and The Guardian are tracking mail-in ballots in critical states.
Fight Voter Suppression with Reclaim Our Vote.
Help out one or more of these Democratic GOTV postcard campaigns.
Use USVoteFoundation.org’s Where’s My Ballot page to find and use your state’s ballot tracker.
Sound engineering by Wendy Sheridan
Show notes by Robin Renée
Fake sponsor messages by Thomas Limoncelli
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