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March 3rd - Namesake Day

Let the Reverend Jeff Smith help you celebrate Namesake Day, which explores the importance your name might have (and probably does)! He'll explain the day and how to commemorate it, investigate what Shakespeare had to say about it, detail the importance of our names, both to ourselves and to others, look at the top-ten most common surnames in England, and reveal his own love/hate relationship with his last name.

Episode Playlist: March 3rd, 2019

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February 24th - World Human Spirit Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he celebrates World Human Spirit Day, which seeks to find a way to connect all living beings through the spirit of peace and freedom. Today's program explains the day and how to commemorate it, talks about the importance of silence for meditation and wisdom, and explores the concepts and importance of both peace and freedom.

Episode Playlist: February 24th, 2019

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February 10th - Lost Penny Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he celebrate that little brown coin that fascinates and frustrates us as part of Lost Penny Day, coming up on February 12th! Today's episode will explore the day and how to celebrate it yourself, reveal the truth behind a myth about the penny, explore the history of the penny in the United States, and touch on the penny's role in language and superstition as well!

Episode Playlist: February 10th, 2019

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February 3rd - Thank a Letter Carrier Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he explores and celebrates "Thank a Letter Carrier Day" on February 3rd! The Rev'll explain the origins of the day, explain in detail exactly what the U.S. Postal Service is responsible for, and dive into the history of the Post Office and the many advancements and trials that have affected getting our mail over the last 243 years!

Episode Playlist: February 3rd, 2019

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January 20th - Disc Jockey Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he celebrates those who have come before him and those who will follow after! Disc Jockey Day is celebrated on January 20th, and the Rev'll explain a bit about the day, tell you a brief history of the DJ, introduce you to two disc jockey greats (Alan Freed and Petey Greene), and explain a bit about how the DJ business has been part of his life since he was a teenager!

Episode Playlist: January 20th, 2019

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January 13th - Make Your Dream Come True Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a recognition of the fact that dreams do (sometimes) come true! January 13th is Make Your Dream Come True Day, and that's what we're talking about this morning! We'll explain the day, explore what purpose dreams serve, delve a bit into what dreams are, suggest a method of making your dreams come true, and the Rev will explain how they sometimes do, but not quite in the way you expect!

Episode Playlist: January 13th, 2019

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January 6th, 2019 - Earth's Rotation Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith for a celebration of something we tend to take for granted. February 8th is Earth's Rotation Day, when we acknowledge the importance of the fact that the earth spins, giving us day and night, gravity, wind, and more! The Reverend will explain the history of the day, why we don't feel the earth spinning beneath our feet, why the Earth orbits the Sun, why the Solar System itself spins, and why days and nights change as the earth's solar orbit continues every year. Plus, the Rev'll explain why the Earth's rotation could be good for your marriage like it has been for his!

Episode Playlist: January 6th, 2019

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December 23rd, 2018 - December Holiday Special

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he goes exploring a plethora of holiday traditions on today's program! He'll offer up a family tradition, some other traditions celebrated in the United States in December, detail the extended holiday traditions in Bulgaria, explore other international traditions around the Winter solstice, and talk about his own struggle with the holidays, along with his wish for everyone this winter season!

Episode Playlist: December 23rd, 2018

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December 16th, 2018 - International Migrants Day

Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he honors a journey that so many have made before! December 18th is International Migrants Day, when we celebrate all that those who have come from far away have brought with them and contributed to our lives! We'll explore how the day came to be, how immigration makes the United States a better, stronger country, the history of migration itself, and how our current so-called "leader" has flip-flopped and thrown shade at 21st-century immigrants. All that, plus the Reverend has a few choice words to say about how we're all immigrants, and how we should keep that fact in mind!

Episode Playlist: December 16th, 2018

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