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Obsessed with Joseph Scrimshaw

Comedian and writer Joseph Scrimshaw asks guests to share their deepest loves and obsessions from cats to Star Wars to knitting to Pro-Wrestling and everything in between.

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  • 31.07.2021
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    59:26
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    LOCAL EXPLORATION: Obsessed Ep 360 with Joseph & Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over Local Exploration! No, that's not the title of a small scope Star Trek show. We talk visiting places in your own city you can overlook. Parks, bookstores, bars, and more! Plus, Joseph has a side-obsession with the Jacaranda tree!

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  • 20.07.2021
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    01:04:18
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    SOCIAL MEDIA FUN: Obsessed Ep 359 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over having actual FUN on social media. Enjoying jokes both absurd and satirical, other people's pictures of cocktails, bonding over pop culture, the best animals to follow, and more!

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  • 10.07.2021
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    01:45:54
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    BLACK WIDOW: Obsessed Ep 358 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Sara and Joseph obsess over the MCU movie, Black Widow while saying the word "kinetic" many times! We talk big themes of agency, family, redemption, and superhero fame. Plus great moments of action, comedy, and vests!

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  • 30.06.2021
    58 MB
    01:01:11
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    FIREWORKS: Obsessed Ep 357 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara discuss their conflicted obsession with fireworks! From thrilling displays of luminous celebration to loud, ironic sky explosions! We talk our experience seeing fireworks from beaches, amusement parks, the Hollywood Bowl, and random driveways. Plus! What are the best fireworks in movies and TV shows?

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  • 20.06.2021
    74 MB
    01:17:39
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    BATMAN: Obsessed Ep 356 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph shares his lifelong obsession with Batman. From the dark to the absurd, we celebrate the obsessive knight. Would we want to go to Disneyland with Batman? What fear would we dress up as to fight crime? What obsession would be our shtick as Batman villains?

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  • 07.06.2021
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    57:34
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    BEER: Obsessed Ep 355 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over the ancient drink, Beer. Our positive associations with summer, patios, theater shows, and community. Plus the best food to pair with beer, the best pop culture character to drink beer with, and more!

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  • 30.05.2021
    60 MB
    01:02:45
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    OCEANS: Obsessed 354 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Sara and Joseph obsess about staring at the ocean. The peace, the chaos, the invitation to adventure. The joy of dolphins, the leave-me-alone energy of sharks, the possibility of underwater stand-up, and more.

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  • 20.05.2021
    70 MB
    01:13:47
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    SOUNDTRACKS: Obsessed Ep 353 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Joseph interviews Sara about her obsession with soundtracks! How they tell the story of movies and TV but then become their own story. The best soundtracks to dance to, drive to, do your taxes to. Plus new songs we'd like John Williams to write.

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  • 15.05.2021
    86 MB
    01:29:58
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    GOING TO THE MOVIES: Obsessed Ep 352 with Joseph & Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over going to the movies! The magic and tension of the communal experience in the "big dark room." Favorite movie experiences from packed Avengers and Star Wars screenings to seeing Lynch film with two grandmas and more! Plus a tribute to the great Cinerama Dome and Arclight Hollywood.

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  • 08.05.2021
    77 MB
    01:21:00
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    POST-VACCINE LIFE: Obsessed EP 351 with Joseph & Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over post-vaccine life. How to capture the emotional moment of getting the vaccine, the power of a communal experience, mask symbolism, the weirdness of seeing friends' lower faces, and should all the people who have "wizard hair" cut it off?

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  • 30.04.2021
    91 MB
    01:35:33
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    THE FALCON and THE WINTER SOLDIER: Obsessed Ep 350 with Joseph & Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over the MCU show, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. We talk big themes of what the Shield means, legacy, identity, trauma, and the importance of being awkward best friends. Plus the comedy, the heart, the action--from Zemo's dance to the controversial climax to Bucky's skill at costume design. Grab your wings and vibranium arm and dive in!

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  • 15.04.2021
    73 MB
    01:16:25
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    TIME TRAVEL: Obsessed Ep 349 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over Time Travel! Why do we love stories about it? Would we get comfort or horror from jumping into the future? If we traveled back in time, could we get anyone to listen to us and/or could we ride a dinosaur? Would we want devices that allowed us to jump 15 seconds in the past? Do we already have them and not know it?

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  • 09.04.2021
    69 MB
    01:12:15
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    GODZILLA vs KONG: Obsessed Ep 348 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over the monster-punching blockbuster, Godzilla vs Kong! We talk empathy for Kong, Godzilla's inner thoughts, vacationing in the Hollow Earth, and who truly won the battle on a thematic level.

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  • 02.04.2021
    69 MB
    01:12:21
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    THE BEE GEES: Obsessed Ep 347 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Joseph interviews Sara about her obsession with the Bee Gees! We talk teen dance parties, the importance of strange voices, disco backlash, the great HBO Max documentary, and much more!

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  • 19.03.2021
    61 MB
    01:04:30
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    TAKEOUT FOOD: Obsessed Ep 346 with Joseph & Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over Takeout Food! The joy of eating restaurant food at home, the danger of sandwich sliding, the strange social dance of being recognized as a takeout customer, and which takeout food pairs best with which TV show or movie!

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  • 11.03.2021
    88 MB
    01:32:03
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    WANDAVISION: Obsessed Ep 345 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    We obsess over the great MCU television show, WandaVision! We talk the big themes of grief, the social anxieties animating sitcoms, choosing your own identity, and the importance of Scarlet Witch's cape. Plus wrestling with the expectations game! WARNING: This podcast does NOT introduce the obsessed multiverse

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  • 04.03.2021
    79 MB
    01:22:21
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    THE MUPPET SHOW: Obsessed Ep 344 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over The Muppet Show! We talk the comedy, the chaos, the heart, and the power of variety shows. The comedy theory of how a bear and a frog doing slapstick wrestles with the human condition! Gene Kelly's bittersweet non-dance! Plus, which Muppet we'd want to live in our home.

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  • 24.02.2021
    70 MB
    01:13:04
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    MUSICALS: Obsessed Ep 343 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara celebrate their mutual fascination with musicals! From Annie to Cats to Singin' In The Rain to Xanadu, what is the power of musicals? We talk raw emotion, dancing along with movies, unintended comedy, children refusing to applaud for stage musicals, the possibility of a James Bond musical, and much more!

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  • 16.02.2021
    66 MB
    01:09:30
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    SUPER VILLAINS: Obsessed Ep 342 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Doctor Doom! Palpatine! Skeletor! Just about every James Bond villain! Joseph is obsessed with super villains. Their bizarre style, their terrible plans that sometimes point out actual societal problems, their huge vocabularies and ranting monologues, the anger they must feel when they get turned into Funko Pops!

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  • 09.02.2021
    62 MB
    01:04:35
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    MAPS: Obsessed Ep 341 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Joseph interviews Sara about her obsession with maps! The sense of adventure! The aesthetic beauty! The constantly evolving history! From fantasy maps to San Francisco layers to British Railroad games to BECOMING THE MAP YOURSELF!

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  • 01.02.2021
    62 MB
    01:04:53
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    SHOES: Obsessed Ep 340 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Joseph interviews Sara about her lifelong love of shoes! From admiring her doll's shoes to breaking in ballet pointe shoes to the dream of making shoes out of tires, Sara is very obsessed! Plus friendly bears, magic shoes, and the worst shoes for a jewel heist.

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  • 23.01.2021
    70 MB
    01:13:17
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    TRUTH: Obsessed Ep 339 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over the truth! Its impact on politics, media, social media, debating pop culture, and correctly identifying what is and is not a table.

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  • 14.01.2021
    65 MB
    01:07:48
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    HAIR: Obsessed Ep 338 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    After going a year between haircuts, Joseph is becoming obsessed with hair! We discuss finding identity from your style and color, how getting a haircut is the original casual podcast, and Sara's tale of her dangerous ballet hair pins!

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  • 05.01.2021
    64 MB
    01:07:10
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    RESOLUTIONS: Obsessed Ep 337 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    We obsess over resolutions! Or are they goals? Intentions? From exercise to writing to quality time with martinis, we discuss the joy and stress of making changes for the new year! Plus the new tradition: Keeper Resolutions!

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  • 21.12.2020
    74 MB
    01:18:04
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    CHRISTMAS TREES: Obsessed Ep 336 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Joseph interviews Sara about her love of Christmas Trees! From calming to festive, real to fake, from picking them out of a mystical forest to hanging cocktail accessories from the branches! Plus we tackle the ultimate question: Are trees just hats for presents?

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  • 12.12.2020
    84 MB
    01:28:23
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    FRANK SINATRA: Obsessed Ep 335 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Sara interviews Joseph about his VERY intense obsession with Frank Sinatra. His music, his whimsy, his fight for the underdog, his ego, his impact on culture, and how he made a scrawny kid from Minneapolis feel better about himself through the mists of time.

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  • 07.12.2020
    73 MB
    01:16:20
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    TEA: Obsessed Ep 334 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Sara is obsessed with tea! The drink, the mood, the history! Every sip is a story!

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  • 30.11.2020
    73 MB
    01:16:11
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    SCHITTS CREEK: Obsessed Ep 333 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over the great comedy show, Schitts Creek! We talk finding humanity in outlandish comedy, wigs, the potential joy of living in a motel room, wigs, the Rose family member we want to take on a road trip, and much more including wigs!

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  • 25.11.2020
    79 MB
    01:22:36
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    TRAVEL: Obsessed Ep 332 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Since we can't travel for the holidays in 2020, we're traveling in our minds! We obsess over WHY we care about travel! From vacations to performing at conventions! The beauty of Edinburgh to the horror of a Greyhound Station at 2 am! Grab your mind passport and join us!

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  • 25.11.2020
    84 MB
    01:27:43
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    STRANGE HOLIDAY TIMES: Obsessed Ep 331 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over the festive holiday season! From nostalgia to capitalism to Die Hard to carols to festive cocktails to the myth of Adult Santa!

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  • 12.11.2020
    90 MB
    01:34:03
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    STAYING POLITICAL: Obsessed Ep 330 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over staying engaged with politics! We talk the emotional rollercoaster of the 2020 cycle, wrestle with the call for compromise, how AITA posts might help, and Sara invents the nuance rainbow.

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  • 12.11.2020
    64 MB
    01:07:02
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    THE MANDALORIAN: Obsessed Ep 329 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over the live action Star Wars TV show! The action, honor, wisdom, the Baby Yoda, and the closing of shared narratives!

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  • 12.11.2020
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    58:39
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    CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN: Obsessed Ep 328 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over celebrating Halloween! How can being scared during an already scary time in the world help us? What fun can we have this Halloween? Should Dracula star in a pandemic movie? Plus, the autumnal power of gourds and CORN NIGHT!

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  • 12.11.2020
    75 MB
    01:18:38
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    STAR TREK: Obsessed Ep 327 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Your one hour and twenty minute mission: To boldly listen to Joseph and Sara obsess over Star Trek! For some reason stories of hope, knowledge, empathy, and striving for a better future are resonating with us right now! We talk big themes, favorite technology, and Sara has so many favorite characters she creates a bus for them all to live on.

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  • 12.11.2020
    68 MB
    01:11:48
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    POWER OF VOTING: Obsessed Ep 326 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over voting! Particularly how we think about it? Is it a duty? A chore? A joy? How can we build honest stories that make people want to be involved? Should election day be a festive holiday? Plus Election Pies and Sticker Bears!

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  • 12.11.2020
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    01:12:21
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    SOUND OF MUSIC: Obsessed Ep 325 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Sara and Joseph obsess over revisiting The Sound of Music! How it shaped Sara's personality, balancing the very sweet and the very terrifying, ongoing anger at Rolf, and how Liesl helped Joseph with his Zoom calls. All that and much more!

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  • 12.11.2020
    86 MB
    01:29:58
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    COMIC BOOKS: Obsessed Ep 324 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph shares his lifelong love of comic books (or are they graphic novels?) from identifying with Robin the Boy Wonder to learning how to balance a budget to getting mad at large crossover events to appreciating the power of the medium to make modern day myths! Plus, Sara's early comic book adventures with Dennis the Menace Bible Comics!

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  • 12.11.2020
    84 MB
    01:27:41
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    LIVING THROUGH HISTORY: Obsessed Ep 323 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over the challenge of being aware that we are active participants in deeply historic times. We talk how stories help or hurt us in this time, the battle between hope and nihilism, listening to experts, finding joy through being pro-active, and, strangely, a bunny who might be able to help. WARNING: Contains blatant and strong opinions about the state of the world.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    01:20:39
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    LONG WAY DOWN: Obsessed Ep 322 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over the 2007 documentary Long Way Down in which Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman ride motorcycles through Africa. We discuss our desire to be stared at by gorillas, if danger is necessary for adventure, the thrill of logistics, and more!

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  • 12.11.2020
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    01:08:54
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    YOGA: Obsessed Ep 321 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Sara shares her long time obsession with Yoga! Its physical and mental benefits, having yoga buddies, weird stereotypes, flash cards to be a Happy Baby, and much more! Thanks as always to Molly Lewis for our music and Bryan Ward for our artwork!

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  • 12.11.2020
    68 MB
    01:11:51
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    POST OFFICE: Obsessed Ep 320 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw obsess over the Post Office! Why it's important to defend it from the current attack, our cultural associations from cookies to Cliff Claven, the romance of handwritten letters, stamp collecting, and more! Thanks as always to Molly Lewis for our music and Bryan E. Ward for our artwork!

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  • 12.11.2020
    78 MB
    01:21:55
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    CLASSIC DOCTOR WHO: Obsessed Ep 319 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara obsess over their new Saturday morning ritual of watching Classic Doctor Who! We talk the different style of storytelling, monsters made of fear, interior decoration in the TARDIS, and much more!

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  • 12.11.2020
    64 MB
    01:07:28
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    CHEESE: Obsessed Ep 318 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara discuss their mutual love of the food known as cheese. Its glory as a comfort food, an unexpected treat, a Sesame Street endorsed healthy choice AND a dangerous vice. Plus, the importance of cheese agreement in relationships. Thanks as always to Molly Lewis for our music and Bryan Ward for our artwork.

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  • 12.11.2020
    65 MB
    01:08:13
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    MEDITATION VIDEOS: Obsessed Ep 317 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Sara Scrimshaw shares her obsession with meditation videos--from babbling brooks to turtles climbing rocks to narrated train trips--how can these videos bring peace and empathy? And it there any way to MULTI-TASK relaxation???? Thanks as always to Molly Lewis for our music an Bryan Ward for our artwork!

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  • 12.11.2020
    78 MB
    01:22:07
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    COMPETITION: Obsessed Ep 316 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara discuss the prevalence of competition in our society! When is it just good, high stakes entertainment? When do we use it to challenge ourselves? And what does it do to us when we start to frame everything in a winner/loser perspective? Also, some Great British Bake-Off Anxieties. Thanks as always to Molly Lewis for our theme music and Bryan Ward for our artwork

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  • 12.11.2020
    66 MB
    01:09:04
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    SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON: Obsessed Ep 315 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph and Sara share their obsession with the massive pop culture celebration, San Diego Comic-Con! The community! The cosplay! The panels, parties, and performances! The bay you can look at free of charge! Damp Obi-Wan Kenobi! And much more!

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  • 12.11.2020
    82 MB
    01:25:52
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    HAMILTON MOVIE: Obsessed Ep 314 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Sara and Joseph obsess over Hamilton: The Musical: The Movie! We talk the cultural impact, throwing away shots, the responsibility of telling a historical story, ensemble actors moving pieces around in our minds, and much more! Thanks as always to Molly Lewis for our music and Bryan Ward for our artwork!

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  • 12.11.2020
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    59:05
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    MASKS: Obsessed Ep 313 with Sara and Joseph Scrimshaw

    Masks! Sara and Joseph obsess over their various meanings in our culture, their power to stop the virus, and favorite masks from Robin the Boy Wonder to Kylo Ren to Michael Myers to Masquerade Balls and much more! Thanks as always to Molly Lewis for our music and Bryan Ward for our artwork!

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  • 12.11.2020
    81 MB
    01:24:37
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    NEW NORMAL: Obsessed Ep 312 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Sara and Joseph discuss what the "new normal" might look like after all the crises and huge societal changes we're experiencing. From handshakes to politics to birthday parties to education to the plots of James Bond villains, and beyond. Thanks as always to Molly Lewis for our theme music and Bryan Ward for our artwork.

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  • 12.11.2020
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    01:24:46
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    TWITTER: Obsessed Ep 311 with Joseph and Sara Scrimshaw

    Joseph shares his very intense obsession with the social media site, Twitter! We talk the value of connection, the horror of misinformation, twitter's role in history, mourn the Fail Whale, and much more!

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