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Episode 141 – Threats and Answers

Greetings!  A big hello and welcome to all of you Mana Pool listeners out there!  This is Brian!  I’m talking like this because I’ve taken the BAR EXAM and thus don’t have to/can’t complain about it anymore!


Thanks for tuning in.  We’ve got quite the interesting show for you hear today/tonight/tomorrow (how is that possible?).  However, we misplaced our Dirk, so you’ll have to wait til next week (or later- no spoilers!) for you to hear the glistening wisdom off of his tongue.  But let’s get back to what we do actually have for you this time.

First, we go over emails.  I know, I know, we do that every time, but we really do appreciate it when you guys take the time to send us your thoughts.  It makes us warm and fuzzy inside.  To prove it, we spend a fair amount of the first part of this episode talking about the emails that we’ve gotten.  We try to respond to each and every email that we get, provided that the content is appropriate for the show (a very low bar indeed).

Then, we talk for some length about a particular topic.  In fact, we talk about it so much you’d think that that was the actual theme for the show, but no!  So what was it?  Well, here’s the trick.  See, I’m a cryptic kind of guy.  Just ask the other players.  You already read the title for the episode, so you should know the main topic.  Let’s just call this preliminary topic the “secret thing.”  How you do discover the identity of the “secret thing?”  Why, by listening to the episode!  The actual idea behind this show is our next, and final, discussion.  It’s based off of a listener email (hint, hint) inquiring as to the role of control.  We take some liberty with the question and actually interpret it to refer to threats versus answers.  The dialog that results is quite fascinating, stimulating, and exhilarating.  Especially the part where Chewie wanders off.

That’s it for this week.  Be sure to check back next week, when the secret of the baboon is revealed!  No, that’s a different “secret thing” kind of thing.

Intro Music – Diamond by Swift: http://www.swift-band.com
Break Music – Mega Man 3 Selection Theme by Bun Bun

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