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Friday, December 15th, is National Underdog Day, when we celebrate the victories that are just that much more memorable because no one thought they could happen! Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he explores the celebration day itself, how underdogs might just have more power than anyone suspects, his favorite underdog stories in cinema history, why we cheer for the underdogs at all, and the Rev offers his personal reflections on the whole "underdog" phenomena.

Episode Playlist: December 10th, 2017

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Thursday, December 7th, is a day that will live in infamy - the anniversary of the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor in 1941 that catapulted the United States into the 2nd World War. Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he remembers the events that brought us to the bring of war, and beyond, including the events in Europe, the Societ Union, Asia, and elsewhere around the world. Plus, the Reverend offers his own tribute to the brave men and women who serve, and have served, in the military to keep us free throughout the history of the United States of America.

Episode Playlist: December 3rd, 2017

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Thursday, November 30th, is National Stay Home Because You're Well Day, a day to recognize the importance of taking time off just for your own mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being! Let the Reverend Jeff Smith tell you all about the day, explain what self-care actually is, why it's so very important to you and to everyone you care about and for, some ideas for what to do on your "day off," and his personal reflections on the importance of taking care of yourself!

Episode Playlist: November 26th, 2017

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Thursday, November 23rd, is Thanksgiving in the United States. And even though things have gotten a lot darker, in general, since Thanksgiving 2016, there are still things to be grateful for, and the Reverend Jeff Smith has found them for you! Hear about the strides in fighting racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia from the most recent election! Remember the glory that was the Women's March in January of this year! And hear about some of the fantastic advances in science that have been revealed this year! If you're having trouble coming up with things to be thankful for this year, listen to this episode!

Episode Playlist: November 19th, 2017

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Friday, November 17th, is National Unfriend Day. Started by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, it's the day to look at your friends, online and off, with a critical eye and find out if any of these relationships are friendships in name only! The Reverend Jeff Smith investigates the day, looks at the neurological benefits of friendship, dives into what makes a really good friend (as opposed to any other type), how you know when it's probably time to let a friendship go, and offers a few personal suggestions on looking at friendships past and present!

Episode Playlist: November 12th, 2017

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The Church of Classic Rock

Sunday, November 5th, is Guy Fawkes Day (otherwise known as Gunpowder Day) in the UK, and that's the focus of today's service! We'll look at the history of Guy Fawkes Day, why it's celebrated, how it's celebrated, learn a little about gunpowder, and the Rev has a few things to say about the day, and his favorite movie that was inspired by the day, to pass along at the end!

Episode Playlist: November 5th, 2017

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The Church of Classic Rock

Tuesday, October 31st is, of course, Halloween in the United States! Join the Reverend, Jeff Smith, for his unique way of honoring Halloween - By exploring the nature of fear: What it is, why some of us are attracted to it, how to cope with it if you're not, and the Rev's personal reflection on it!

Episode Playlist: October 29th, 2017

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Wednesday, October 25th, is International Artists Day, where we take a moment to truly appreciate art in every form (including classic rock)! In this episode, the Reverend Jeff Smith will tell you all about International Artists Day (coming up on Wednesday the 25th), offer a possible definition of "art," examine some of the many cases where art has directly influenced music, explain what the "art rock" genre is all about, and reveal what type of art speaks to him!

Episode Playlist: October 22nd, 2017

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Tuesday, October 17th, is National Mulligan Day, a day to celebrate the idea of second chances! Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for an exploration of the history of the term itself (I mean, really, where *does* "Mulligan" come from?), why we seek, and give, second chances, a few reasons to consider offering someone a second chance, and some personal ruminations on the subject.

Episode Playlist: October 15th, 2017

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