When Mark was a little kid, his dad taught him to swear with abandon, because swearing gives you power. Which is a fun lesson when you’re growing up. But now that Mark’s a parent himself, he’s trying to figure out if it’s actually true or just totally weird. This episode originally ran on Every Little Thing, hosted by Flora Lichtman
Look, this is the funniest goddamned thing we’ve ever made. You owe it to us to listen. Hell, you owe it to yourself to listen. Because if you don’t listen, we’ll never forgive you. We’ll never forgive your descendents. We won’t even forgive your antecedents. In fact, your whole rotten genetic line will be sent to go pound sand.
Today we celebrate the massively acclaimed podcast Resistance with an episode called Borders Between Us. It’s the deeply personal, absolutely beautiful story about host Saidu Tejan-Thomas Jr.’s own family. About the parents he lost, the regrets left behind, and the lessons he’s still trying to learn. It’s a deeply resonant, straight-up beautiful story. And it’s the best thing you'll hear today. Ev...