Robin Renée, Mary McGinley, and Wendy Sheridan had so much fun busting myths in Episode 26 that it’s time to do it again! Listen in to find out about the beauty and spaciousness in New Jersey, the genders (or the lack thereof) of math and cooking, the health threats of migrants vs. anti-vaxxers, wet dog smells, and why lesbians are lesbians. If you have myths you’d like to hear The Leftscape bust in the future, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Earlier in the News segment, the co-hosts discuss the letter that continues to gain signatures from former federal prosecutors who say Donald Trump would be indicted for obstruction of justice were he not president. Then there is the baby beluga “spy whale,” which leads to a side conversation in which Wendy confuses Yanni and Raffi. Later in Why is this Awesome?, Wendy tells us what’s great about the new Twilight Zone hosted by Jordan Peele and humorous tongue-tied mix-ups of Rod Serling and Rod Stewart ensue.
At the top of the show, we find out about some of the great things to celebrate this week: Honor Our LGBT Elders Day and Sea Monkey Day (May 16th), National Endangered Species Day (May 17th), HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and Armed Forces Day (May 18th), Rescue Dog Day (May 20th), and Waitstaff Day (May 21st). Birthdays include Birdy, Mark Mothersbaugh, Tina Fey, Malcolm X, Grace Jones, Cher, Busta Rhymes, Notorious B.I.G., Harvey Milk, Morrissey, and Janet Jackson (Miss Jackson, if you’re nasty).
Things to do:
Listen to “Mythbusting Day (Episode 26).”
Watch The Twilight Zone.
Consume reliable news. Look at the Media Bias Chart we discussed in “Magic & Media (Episode 31).”
Find out about the legend of the Jersey Devil.
Get Wendy Sheridan’s Harlequin and Other Fantasies – Meditative Coloring for Grown-Ups.
Listen to Armed Forces by Elvis Costello: