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Rory starts off by sort of harmonizing (albeit poorly) with the opening theme, and introduces himself and Daniel Vaniel Kaniel, and does a quick shout out to Ben Roy’s podcast “97.9 The Rat Race” that spoofs morning radio. They circle back to the discussion about reading vs. listening to a book, and fan American Butcher asks them to consider people such as him who have dyslexia and listen to books and still consider themselves as having read the book. They also return to the water competition (1/9/2019 “Cannibal Questions & The Hydration Challenge”) because those people were at all of Rory’s recent Chicago shows (mentioned in the 2/16/2019 “Coffee Shops & Board Game Traditions” episode). Those people were also at DVK’s recent shows. They also then say farewell to producer Noah, and hello to their new producer Aristotle. They run some gassers on their way to the letters, and DVK wears a Bane mask. They mention how one of their favorite things is a repeated “m’am” or “sir?!” and they do that a few times. Rorys does his foley work. The first letter asks about the guys’ favorite sports movie, and they launch right into talking about Rudy, whose parents live on the same lake where DVK’s family cabin is. DVK says that Rudy was offsides. They also touch upon Karate Kid and briefly sing the Peter Cetera’s song from the Karate Kid. DVK does a whole scene from Rocky where his favorite line of all film is said by Adrienne: “What are we gonna do?” Also mention The Sandlot, The Natural, Major League, Friday Night Lights, Slapshot, Caddyshack, Miracle, and Tin Cup…”How old is Kevin Costner?” and they launch into a quick game of “Are they 71?” “Kathy Bates?” and they bust out in laughter because she had just turned 71 the week prior. They mention me making the website, and they also talk a bit about the #sendUsASong playlist that they are compiling, and encourage people to just write in to send a song in, and say hello, but not to say that they’ve witnessed a murder (a reference to 4/10/2019 “Fetishes & An Affair – Live from Tuxas!”) and they also manage to get a Jack Philips reference in there, who has to leave work because he spilled coffee on his tie, and on his way out he tells DVK “good luck with your breakup” (Jack Philips originally appeared in 3/20/2019 episode “Tuxas Redux & Romanticizing Endings”). They go into a long discussion about evolving thinking about everything from being environmentally friendly, to homosexuality, and everything in between. It comes down to, as DVK says “Do you care?” They don’t want people to pretend that they care about things, when in reality they just care about continuing to do things the same way that they have always done it. Rory launches into a fiery #RRM about religion and politics regarding the kids in cages that was starting to happen at that point in time on the US/Mexico border. DVK quote, “It’s ok to say you care.”