Episode 22: Twenty Questions with George

NorthSouthTurn about is fair play. Mark gets his revenge on George, with 20 questions of his own. Like the last episode, Mark starts out with the Pivot Questionnaire. Enjoy this episode as we get to know George a bit more. #P48 #Pride48

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Episode 21: Twenty Questions with Mark

NorthSouthIt’s all about Mark!  Mark is on the hot seat as he answers 20 probing questions from George. The first ten questions are from are the popular Pivot Questionnaire, popularized in the States by The Actor’s Studio. And then we go deeper with questions like “If you had the power to change one event in history, what would it be?” Enjoy this episode as we get to know more about Mark through his answers. #P48 #Pride48

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Episode 20: Beer Me! A Tasting

NorthSouthOn this episode, Mark schools George on suds. It’s all about ales, hops, barley, craft breweries and more. Mark, quite the connoisseur of craft beer, makes a compelling argument for buying local when it comes to beer. We run a bit long on this episode, blame it on the beer! #Pride48, #P48

Beer styles for beginners

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Episode 19: Why we watch what we watch

NorthSouthWhy do we watch what we watch? Is it the writing? The acting? The genre? Mark and George talk about the attraction of some series. What do the experts say draw us to serial crime dramas or reality tv?  #Pride48

Links from the show:
Are crime dramas good for your brain?
You are what you watch – your thoughts and fears
Why do we watch reality TV?   

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Episode 18: Cutting the Cord

NorthSouthWhat are the pros and cons of cutting the cord? How do you stay connected to your favorite shows in a cable-free environment? Are Netflix and Hulu the future networks of choice? Mark and George talk about these questions on this episode. #Pride48

Links from the show:
SlingTV

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Episode 17: The Disgracing of Gary Webb

NorthSouthOn this episode, George and Mark take a fascinating look at the real story behind the movie “Kill the Messenger.” San Jose Mercury News investigative journalist Gary Webb uncovers another CIA plot to create funds for the Nicaragua Contras. The scheme involves the illegal transportation of massive quantities cocaine across the U.S. border with the support of CIA operatives. The cocaine ultimately led to the ‘crack’ epidemic in South Central Los Angeles in the 80’s. We also talk about the shameful way major newspapers engaged in a smear campaign and ultimately disgrace Webb.  #Pride48

Links from the show:
The original “Dark Alliance” series
Kill the Messenger movie
LA Times reporter apologizes
New York Times (sort of) apologizes
Washington Post Jeff Leen, still shamefully smearing Webb
Appropriate response to WaPo’s Jeff Leen

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Episode 16: Single, Gay & One Income

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It’s a new year and the season for renewed pledges of personal improvement – including finances. Mark & George talk about financial challenges they have experienced and strategies they’ve employed to move forward. And George talks about some financial backsliding that needs correcting.  #Pride48

Links from the show:
Find a certified financial counselor by your zip code
Start a federally backed retirement account with no fees!

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