25. S3E1 Summer Song (w/ Clint Harris)

March 22, 2017

Kevin wraps up his summer with a brief family vacation to Ocean City. There, he meets an "older woman" who distracts him both from the misery of a vacation gone sour, and from his pining for Winnie. Actor, Clint Harris, joins me to talk summer romance in real life and in Season 3, Episode 1, "Summer Song." Along the way, we explore more tangents than a 9th grade math class. Stick with us and enjoy the ride!

 

Music: Tosin Awofeso

Logo Design: Brad Hawkins

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24. S2E17 How I’m Spending My Summer Vacation (w/ Chris Karr and Alex Ayala)

December 30, 2016

Kevin is crushed when he discovers neither Paul, nor Winnie, will be around all summer long. But he also learns a summer alone isn't the worst thing in the world. Alex Ayala and Chris Karr, the creators, directors and writers of Vimeo series "Server Life" join me to discuss "How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation." Strap in as we careen in hard right turns from topics such as journaling while 13, to the effect of child loss on divorce, to failed American accents by English actors! The season 2 ender discussion is nothing if not tangent-filled!

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23. Whose Woods Are These S2E16 (w/ Betse Esparza)

December 23, 2016

Kevin, Paul and Winnie get a first-hand civics lesson when their favorite childhood stomping grounds are scheduled for demolition. Newly-elected Brewster County, TX County Commissioner, Betse Esparza, joins me to review season 2, episode 16, "Whose Woods Are These?" We'll talk about civic engagement, the desire to leave a mark, and adolescent homework avoidance! 

Special thanks to last episode guest, Cody Dearing, for facilitating the long-distance recording and allowing me use of his studio to record this!

Logo: Brad Hawkins

Theme Music: Tosin Awofeso

 

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22. Square Dance S2E15 (w/ Cody Dearing)

December 8, 2016

It's time for the square dancing unit in phys ed class! Paul is paired with a popular, pretty girl but Kevin faces social mortification when paired with the school weird girl, Margaret Farquahr. Kevin's character is put to the test. Cody Dearing, host of "Was This Always Wierd" reviews this week's episode with me and together, we remember the social perils of puberty.

Music: Tosin Awofeso

Logo: Brad Hawkins

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21. Brightwing S2E14 (w/ Rebecca Bromels)

November 30, 2016

When Karen enlists Kevin to help her cut school, Kevin is torn between doing "the right thing" and re-establishing an affectionate bond with his increasingly emotionally distant sister. University of Cincinnati professor, Rebecca Bromels, joins me to talk channel loyalty, high school math and concentric circles of nostalgia.

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20. Birthday Boy S2E13 (w/ Susan Pickover)

November 23, 2016

As Paul prepares for his Bar Mitzvah, Kevin must wrestle with his jealousy over the attention Paul is getting as well as the connection he has with his family's past. Susan Pickover returns to review this episode with me, discuss family history and reminisce over her own Bat Mitzvah.

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19. Fate S2E12 (w/ Cagney Ortiz)

November 3, 2016

Kevin can't get over Winnie, but Winnie has definitely moved on. When the school bully sets his sights on Kevin as a target, and Winnie as a paramour, injuries abound. Cagney Ortiz returns to talk bullies, creepy stares and brutal tonsilectomies. And along the way, we continue to scratch at what the source of his Kevin Arnold contempt is. We've got all kinds of therapy in this episode!

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18. Nemesis S2E11 (w/ Cagney Ortiz)

October 19, 2016

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! Also furious: the flu. Kevin gets a taste of both in this week's episode. Austin improviser Cagney Ortiz returns to review "Nemesis," ponder pubescent polyamory and imagine an unseen scene with me. Listen for the Trump fingers, but stay for the genesis of Hipsterdom!

Music: Tosin Awofeso
Logo: Brad Hawkins
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17. Walkout S2E10 (w/ Jessica von Schramm)

October 5, 2016

Breaking hiatus!

Kevin is voted into student council at his junior high school, a position he finds less than thrilling. When the "cool teacher" facilitates a committee whose aim is to protest the VietNam war, Kevin gets a first-hand lesson in the complexities of civil disobedience. Improviser and writer, Jessica von Schramm sits down with me to talk about convictions and actions. And to imagine a scene that could have been.
Music: Tosin Awofeso
Logo Design: Brad Hawkins 
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16. Loosiers S2E9 (w/ Gloria Bankler)

June 16, 2016

When Paul is consistently chosen as last pick for basketball teams in gym class, a strain emerges in his relationship with Kevin. Kevin, in turn, feels inspired to remedy the situation. Writer and improviser, Gloria Bankler, joins me for the last episode before a summer hiatus to recall the days of being last pick.

Music: Tosin Awofeso
Logo Design: Brad Hawkins
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