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#96 - Ted Lasso Recap: What’s Nate’s Deal?
(Ahoy, there! Spoilers ahead!)
This week, the gang obsesses over Dan’s galaxy brain theory connecting Nate’s downfall with Sam’s courtship by the Ghanaian billionaire. Questions include: should Nate be fired? What do you do when forgiveness doesn’t change a perpetrator’s behavior? How do you design a consequence? Will Ted use the revelation of his panic attack to further the cause of mental health awareness in sports? Finally, Rachel explains how men should behave when a woman says she’s been kissed without her consent. Star Wars references abound.
Show notes: Rachel mentions a hilarious Twitter comedian’s take on “Ted Lasso speak”—watch it here!
#95 - Ted Lasso Recap S2, Ep 7 & 8: How our parents affect us
(Spoilers, as usual!)
In this special double-header, the crew discusses some of the biggest episodes of the season so far. What is going on with Nate? What did Jamie's confrontation with his father unlock in Ted, and why? How do our parents affect us, and why is vulnerability so hard, yet so important? We explore all these questions and more!
#94 - Ted Lasso Recap S2 E6: How to tell a friend you're worried about them
In the this episode of Ted Lasso, Higgins decides to take Coach Beard aside and ask him whether he really thinks it's a good idea to get back into a relationship with Jane, because the last time they were together it was pretty tumultuous. We all face situations like this in the world of work: should we tell our founder when we're worried about their company? How can we tell our coworkers when we're worried about them? The paradox of these situations is on the one hand, we'll never have the context they do. But on the other hand, by having some distance we will have perspective that they can't. The key? Humility. After that discussion, we go over what's going on with Ted's breakdown, where things will go with Rebecca and her mystery lover, and predict what's happening in the rest of this season.
#93 - Ted Lasso Recap: Season 2 Episode 5
Dan, Nathan and Rachel, discuss what is perhaps the low point of a season that has already had its share of peaks and valleys. Why does the latest installment of Ted Lasso feel untrue to both the spirit of the show and the world beyond it? Listen through to find out—and to hear how each of the hosts hope the creators might turn it around in the season's back end.
#92 - Ted Lasso Recap: S2 Episode 4
Dan, Nathan, and Rachel compare their differing reactions to Ted Lasso's seasonably questionable Christmas episode. Is it a repreive from contrived plotting? Or a symptom of a followup season that hasn't decided on its core conflict yet?
#91 - Handling your colleagues' emotions
In reflecting on a recent gap in their respective enthusiasm towards a new chapter for Every, Dan and Nathan discuss how coworkers and collaborators can make room for each others' respective experiences and feelings without erasing their own. When does injecting reality risk putting someone else's fire out? And how can you tell when you're the one putting a damper on things?