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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a split-ticket program as he celebrates two holidays at once (one well-known and one lesser-so)! For starters, it's American Eagle Day, coming up on June 20th, so the first half of the program will focus on why we have such a day as well as the history of the bald eagle as the symbol of American democracy. Then it's on to June 17th which is (of course) Father's Day! The Rev has some ideas on how to truly honor your father on his day, and then some suggestions on how to do the same if your father's no longer around. Finally, he'll speak about how his memories of his father seem to dictate a clear course of action in dealing with a currently upsetting topic!

Episode Playlist: June 17th, 2018

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On this episode, join the Reverend Jeff Smith for smiles galore as we celebrate Smile Power Day! Hear all about the day itself, the full meaning of what a smile actually is for us Humans, how smiling is, basically, a party for your brain, the beneficial side-effects of smiling, and the Rev concludes with some advice about the topic of smiling!

Episode Playlist: June 10th, 2018

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On this episode, join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he celebrates the American phenomenon that changed how audiences would see movies, the Drive-In Theatre! He'll explore the day itself, the history of the Drive-In, the reasons Drive-Ins are still an amazing experience, even in the 21st century, the history of movie-goer's favorite accompanying treat, and his personal experiences at Drive-In theatres (mostly family-friendly, of course)!

Episode Playlist: June 3rd, 2018

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This episode is all about remembering those men and woman who have sacrificed much (or all) to keep the United States of America free. Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a heartfelt tribute to those who have fallen in the service of the United States of America as he observes Memorial Day, 2018. In today's episode, learn about the day itself, the history of Memorial Day, why poppies have come to be associated with remembering our fallen soldiers, and let the Reverend tell you a little about his honored dead, his father, a Korean War veteran.

Episode Playlist: May 27th, 2018

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In this episode, it's all about chocolate, and the joy it brings us! Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he celebrates a little thing that has a huge impact on us all: The chocolate chip! This coming Tuesday, May 15th, is Chocolate Chip Day, when we pay tribute to those tiny morsels of joy that make any baked good just a bit more scrumptious! The Reverend will be discussing the holiday itself, all the ways chocolate has played into history, the specific history of chocolate itself, and all of the health benefits chocolate provides us!

Episode Playlist: May 13th, 2018

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In this episode, we pay tribute to that which comes before the morning, with a celebration of "Stay Up All Night Night" coming up on May 10th! Yawn all you want, but stay awake! Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he explores the history of "Stay Up All Night Night," the discrimination night-owls suffer, the benefits of being a night-owl (there are many), why we may, in fact, learn better in the evening than in the morning, and some personal musings on the life of a displaced night-owl!

Episode Playlist: May 6th, 2018

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If you’re like most people, you’re utterly sick of the complete lack of honesty that exists in the world today. Whether it’s companies using misleading language on their products (Blueberry Muffins, contain no blueberries) or politicians being incapable of telling the whole truth of a situation, our lives are utterly inundated with a world of people and companies trying to sell us a line. Join the Rev for a celebration of Honesty Day, Monday, April 30th, which exists to encourage people from every walk of life, and especially those in charge, to try being honest with their constituents and customers. He'll talk about the history of the day, why honesty is so important in the modern world, why society won't function without trust, the truth about lying, and the Rev discusses why honesty truly is his best policy!

Episode Playlist: April 29th, 2018

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Alright Browncoats, it’s time to go out into the black and gather up those lost souls who have yet to experience the wonder that is Firefly. Firefly Day, April 24th is dedicated to shameless pandering of our beloved show, and indulgent marathon watching of the series from beginning to end. After all, we have to keep spreading the signal or people may never know the dangers of Reavers, or the real story behind the Hero of Canton. The Rev'll be talking about the day, the story behind the entire Firefly series, how the program came to be, why the fandom is even stronger now, a decade and a half later, and the Reverend will reveal how Firefly actually changed his life.

Episode Playlist: April 22nd, 2018

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Tuesday, April 24th, is Amateur Radio Day! Long before the invention of the World Wide Web, when instant communication was a dream and a postal letter was actually considered a pretty speedy way to communicate (outside of the phone), there were a group of pioneers who were working on a dream of world-wide communication, and anticipating the joy of communicating with people all over the world instantly. Amateur Radio Day reminds us of these great pioneers, their modern descendants, and how radio has been serving a worldwide community for well over 100 years.

Episode Playlist: April 15th, 2018

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