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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he commemorates the creation and signing of the U.S. Constitution! September 17th is the anniversary of the official signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787! The Rev will be talking about the celebration of the day, what the constitution actually contains, and then two of the most discussed additions to the constitution, the 1st and 2nd amendments, and the role they play in the modern world! Finally, the Reverend will offer a personal viewpoint on those same amendments.

Episode Playlist: September 15th, 2019

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Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a celebration of thespians and musicians who cross into the other's territory! September 8th is a day to celebrate the talented humans who are able to bring historic, modern, and fictional characters to life for our entertainment! It's Actor's Day, and we'll pay tribute by examining why we celebrate them and the history of acting as a profession, offering some practical advice for those who want to take up the profession of acting, and the Reverend will share some of his experiences on the stage!

Episode Playlist: September 8th, 2019

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August 25th - International Day of Charity (Encore)

September 5th is the International Day of Charity, held every year in honor of the life of Sister Teresa of Calcutta. Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for an examination of the day, why we donate to charities, why human beings extend their ability to care to those they don't even know, how to know if the charity you're thinking of giving to is legitimate, and the Rev offers his personal insight on the idea.

Episode Playlist: August 25th, 2019

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August 11th - Vinyl Record Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a celebration of the little black discs that changed the world! August 12th is Vinyl Record Day, and we're going to celebrate the invention of the first "take-home" version of music (other than sheet music) that made collecting music so much fun! The Reverend will explain the day, investigate just how vinyl records work, look into the history of vinyl records, discuss the resurgence vinyl has seen in the last decade, and discuss his own vinyl regrets and loves.

Episode Playlist: August 11th, 2019

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August 4th - Farmworker Appreciation Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a different, but important, way of looking at the last months of summer! August 6th is Farmworker Appreciation Day, created to raise awareness of the people who harvest the food we buy, without whom we would go hungry! The Reverend will investigate the day, briefly dig into the history of migrant farm workers, let you know how one state is taking strides to ensure the working conditions and wages of farm workers, how Florida tomato growers changed the way fast food and supermarkets do business, and end the program talking about his mother's family, who were farmers in southern Michigan.

Episode Playlist: August 4th, 2019

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July 28th, 2019 - Sand Castle Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a day at the beach, enjoying the surf and building sand castles! August 3rd is Sandcastle Day, when we remember how much fun we used to have building those temporary structures that housed imaginary beach royals! The Reverend will talk about the day, how we romanticize going to the beach, why it actually has several health benefits, some advice for having a great day at the beach, and he'll end with some reminiscences of his own, and an admission that his day at the beach may not be quite like most everyone else's.

Episode Playlist: July 28th, 2019

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July 21st, 2019 - Gary Gygax Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he celebrates the birthday of a man whose influence on gaming and entertainment cannot be truly measured! July 27th is the birthday of visionary and game-designer Gary Gygax, half of the duo who gave us Dungeons and Dragons! The Reverend will be looking why the day is celebrated, how a D&D game is played (for those who might not know), the "D&D is Satanic" scare of the 80s, how D&D has evolved and become cool (really!), and he'll share what the Gary Gygax's creation has meant to him throughout his life.

Episode Playlist: July 21st, 2019

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July 14th, 2019 - Space Exploration Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a celebration of the indomitable wanderlust of humanity that has taken us off this Earth of ours! This year, July 20th marks the 50th Anniversary of the day humanity first set foot on a celestial body not our own! 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong first set foot on our moon. This is the impetus for Space Exploration Day, celebrated every year on July 20th! The Reverend will detail the day itself, look at what's coming next for space exploration, explore the history of space exploration to date, discuss the ramifications of commercial entities entering the space exploration game, and discuss how science fiction has influence science and space exploration!

Episode Playlist: July 14th, 2019

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July 7th, 2019 - New Conversations Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he talks about how important real conversations are! July 12th is New Conversations Day. This is the first year it's being celebrated and it's a day dedicated to the idea that small talk is worthless and conversations should always be worthwhile and full of truth. Rev. Smith will explore the day and how it came about, why introverts, especially, hate small talk, why good conversation matters so very much (especially today), some tips on how to hold a quality conversation, and finally an admission from the Reverend about how much importance he places on choosing the right words.

Episode Playlist: July 7th, 2019

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