Big & Scary (Episode 42)

aka Politics, the Universe, and Everything

In this episode, Robin Renée speaks about policing and intolerance that can show up in our left-leaning communities and begins to confront the long-held fear she has had of doing so. Having hit an emotional wall around responses to major social justice issues that seem to have become sacrosanct, it is a big and scary thing to express ideas that may not always fall in line. With a particular interest in communicating with others of blended backgrounds, more conversations – perhaps eventually taking the form of a book – are on the horizon.

Robin, Wendy Sheridan, and Mary McGinley may not have all the answers to complex sociopolitical challenges, but Douglas Adams did indeed point the way to the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. Being that it is show #42, the co-hosts thought it was apropos to talk about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in this week’s Why is this Awesome? segment. Mary and Wendy share their memories of the series in its various incarnations, and Robin reveals why she really does find it useful to always have a towel.

At the top of the show, days of note are Find a Rainbow Day (April 3rd), National Sorry Charlie Day (April 6th), National Handmade Day (April 7th), and National Library Week (April 7th – 13th). On April 4th we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. on the anniversary of his death. Birthdays shout outs include Alec Baldwin, Eddie Murphy, Jane Goodall, Jill Scott, Maya Angelou, and Matthew Healy of The 1975. In the news is post-Mueller musing and decompression, Brexit confusion, and on a positive note, the awesomeness of Wendy’s protest postcards.


Things to do:

Celebrate National Handmade Day by buying something cool from Wendy on Etsy!

Read 16 Fun Facts about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Hear the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything!


Watch an old school commercial and get the low down on “Sorry Charlie!”



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    April 7, 2019

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