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Kris Adams (The PodMother), Andrew Nath, and Dan Higgs seek and find the meaningful connective tissue in everything from pop culture to formative experiences to the creative current of artists and musicians. We break down the big picture of shared cultural experiences, sports, Hollywood, pop icons, growing up, showing up, and building meaningful lives and connections. You'll also find original stories and songs too.

Solving Everything Kris Adams

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Kris Adams (The PodMother), Andrew Nath, and Dan Higgs seek and find the meaningful connective tissue in everything from pop culture to formative experiences to the creative current of artists and musicians. We break down the big picture of shared cultural experiences, sports, Hollywood, pop icons, growing up, showing up, and building meaningful lives and connections. You'll also find original stories and songs too.

    Lia Thomas and the Question of a Level Playing Field

    Lia Thomas and the Question of a Level Playing Field

    Kris starts by mentioning the amazing Radiolab Football https://radiolab.org/episodes/football (episode) -and is soon standing at the intersection of sewing footballs on sweaters, politics, equality in sports, and women's rights. It's a busy intersection. Dan wonders why trans-rights, though important, are a neon headline every day. Kris agrees with Martina Navratilova that Lia Thomas competing in the women's category is unfair to the other athletes. Is there a real physiological advantage as a trans-woman athlete? Do we have to choose between cis-women athletes rights and trans-women athletes rights? Should playing fields be broken down into weight and height? Popovich hired a female coach for his NBA team. Dan and Andy doubt there could be a woman or a trans-man in the NFL. Does the word woman mean different things to different generations? An Asian-American comedian doesn't want netflix to throw him a bone because it improves their optics. Questions to consider: What does a level playing field even look like?

    • 1 hr 44 min
    The Big One Part 3: Roe v. Wade is Overturned and Clarence Has All the Snacks

    The Big One Part 3: Roe v. Wade is Overturned and Clarence Has All the Snacks

    The last part of our discussion regarding where abortion rights stand in America. Starting with....the Sports Illustrated 1992 Kathy Ireland Swimsuit Issue? Also, what can we agree on, mail order abortion, conspiracy Kris and conspiracy Dan have a case for big pharma, herbal abortions, and, btw, women can vote and own property now. Dan argues the current system ain't so bad, it's main purpose is to state how the government can't infringe on rights and freedoms. Kris says they need to be updated. Is our government like OK parenting? E pluribus unum means a couple different things. Jefferson has time to edit the bible while his lady friends raise his children, Uncle Sam is kind of like Jesus...Were the founding fathers working for the greater good? Did it work because Dems and Reps had a common enemy? Are we better people than politicians? Make some peace with your own limitations, set boundaries, try not to burn out on all the noise in the "free" world.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Big One: Part 2. Roe v. Wade is Overturned and We Could All Use a Civics Lesson.

    The Big One: Part 2. Roe v. Wade is Overturned and We Could All Use a Civics Lesson.

    This episode continues our deep dive into the overturning of Roe v. Wade. We discuss Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey from Netflix, Dan assures us that we can stay calm; we're not at Handmaids Tale level in this country...and we're still pretty rational up in here. Eyes on the ball- the issue is bodily autonomy, not the question of when life begins. Where does religion and the belief that God is the ultimate authority intersect with those who believe they are their own authority? Two people make a baby. Kris has a cousin who is a cloistered nun. Dan has a family member who is happily a housewife, hard-core Catholic, and Pro-Choice. Dan encourages us to consider all ideas including the ideas we disagree with. Andy asks: Are we sure life is actually sacred? Do justices have agendas? What are laws really for? We all need a civics lesson.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Big One: Part 1. Roe v. Wade is Overturned. Plus, Disaster Media, Madonna, and Over-Cooked Noodle Arrows Aim for Justice

    The Big One: Part 1. Roe v. Wade is Overturned. Plus, Disaster Media, Madonna, and Over-Cooked Noodle Arrows Aim for Justice

    In this multi-parter, we three non-experts talk our way through the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Kris shares an original essay that talks about justice, abortion, slippery slopes, people marrying pets, Madonna, and how fun sex is. We consider what is the right thing to do when there are so many options and opinions about what is right? How do you go to work and live a life while also allowing for the time management that reading news, managing plastic bags, grappling with climate change, and generally thinking about things requires? Media fatigue. Why is every news story presented at Volume 12 levels? UFO's exist, dinosaurs had a really bad day when glass rained down from the sky, maybe releasing unsupervised toddlers into the Supreme Court is a good idea. It's just the beginning folks.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    43. Ghosts, House Clearings, Earth Healing, and Shamanism

    43. Ghosts, House Clearings, Earth Healing, and Shamanism

    Andy and Kris talk about their recent interview with an earth healer from Milwaukee. (Original interview found on https://open.spotify.com/episode/1zbK2UGpWRkG5NVqmHwq7m (Growing Beyond.)) Kris explains the basics of shamanic work and energy healing. Did you know you can hire someone to clear ghosts from your house? Dan, Andy, Jeremy and Kris all share their own experiences of "ghosts", whether they exist and what these mysteries might actually mean.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    42. Which One of You is Coming in 2nd? Larry Bird and Sports vs. Life

    42. Which One of You is Coming in 2nd? Larry Bird and Sports vs. Life

    In this episode: The Legend Larry Bird is the king of everything because he refused to play games other than the game he was paid to play. Winning Time. Magic Johnson, Isaiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman, and the line between being authentic and being a dick. Does sports exist outside of the laws of normal life? We talk about the heartbreak of the limitations of the human body as it relates to athletic achievement. Jeremy's son is wiser than all of us and when it comes to athletic success, being coachable is key, Michelle Obama says if you work hard you can achieve what you want, Is she right?

    • 53 min

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