Episode 169: “Shame In Vain”

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Show Notes Episode 169: “Shame In Vain”

This week Host Dave Bledsoe explores that nagging feeling of remorse he experiences waking up each morning to find himself still alive.  On the show this week we explore the most useless approach for moderating behavior after the “Time Out”: Shame.

Along the way we examine the history of shame and have a good long laugh at the name “Hester”!  (Admit it, you are giggling now.)  We take special care to demonstrate how hard it is to make a sociopath feel bad about something they did.  (So, you’re telling me ax murder is a BAD thing?) The we see how shame is weaponized by both sides of the political aisle.  There is a LONG string of dick jokes which we are inordinately proud of, and a couple of pedo priest jokes that we know we know we SHOULD be ashamed of, yet totally are not. (See, shame is useless!) Finally, we offer up a simple suggestion on how to deal with the problems in our society.  (Ahem: LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP! LOCK HIM UP!–damn that really is cathartic we see why they chanted it now.)

Our sponsor this week is Catholic Guilt, the guilt that keeps on working long after you leave the church! We open the show with High Septon on redemption and close with The Computers who train us in vain.

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Citations Needed:

I talked of shame down in Africa
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/17/barack-obama-trump-criticism-725977

Shameless as a man can be!
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/opinion/trump-putin-republicans.html

Who IS America?
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/who-is-america-review-1127051

 

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