Last week, we checked in to see whether we're still friends with the women in our wedding party. Did our husbands do any better with the guys who stood up with them?
Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed podcast:
00:47 Master of None: In the second episode of this season, Dev's very tall pal Arnold comes for a visit. We enjoyed the height-mismatched pair's warm relationship and how they supported each other through romantic entanglements.
07:52 The West Wing: We followed up last week's fan favorite turkey episode with "The Women of Qumar," one that's more of a figurative turkey for many. We appreciated the West Wing Weekly podcast's take on this one and its many issues.
15:19 Challenge Round: Cougar Town: Terri challenged Catherine to watch a few episodes from season 3 of this sitcom ("Ain't Love Strange," "One Story Town," and "Down South"), which is delightfully silly and fun. (Mentioned: Two video compilations from the show.) (Plus, watch Jules and Grayson's wedding! And Ted making any song sad! And ... and ...)
Program Note: No Round 2 for the next two weeks. On June 27, join us for episode 3 of Master of None, plus "Bartlet for America" and "H.Con-172" from The West Wing.
On July 4 (or thereabouts), we'll discuss episode 4 of Master of None and West Wing's "100,000 Airplanes" and "The Two Bartlets."
On July 11, the Challenge Rounds will resume with the book The Royal We, so start reading!
A funny story from Ellie Kemper about what calmed her baby on a plane got us thinking about unusual things that comforted our little ones.
00:31 Boarding School Dreams: Catherine's daughter is angling to move away from home three years early. She'll have to win the lottery first, though.
06:07 Alert! Silent Tragedy!: An alarmist blog post prompted a discussion of it as representative of so many over-the-top, OMG articles about how Parents Are Ruining Everything.
24:10 Friday Speed Round: Pet Peeves with Kids' Activities: Having built up a good head of steam on our first topic, we keep it up with some complaints about kids' activities. Can no one plan ahead anymore?!
42:38 Interview of the Week: Catherine chats with occupational therapist Meghan Corridan, who shares suggestions for board games that are good for kids with special needs. (Read more about these games and others in Meghan's post on the Friendship Circle blog; games mentioned here are Zingo, Friends and Neighbors, Crazy Legs, and Yeti in My Spaghetti.)
54:12 Shameless Self-Promotion: Catherine's Instagram, 5 Things Parents Need to Knows About Inclusive Education, Friendship Circle's Monthly Roundup.
Thanks as always to Jon Morin for our fun in-and-out music. If you're reading this somewhere without hyperlinks, come to http://parentingroundabout.com for the full recap experience.
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