A Thousand Things to Talk About

633 EpisodesProduced by Andrea Parrish

Questions to spark conversations. 2-3 minutes every weekday and the occasional weekend deep dive.

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612: Living Alone

November 13th, 2018

3:34
Have you ever lived alone? Full episode script

In the 1920s, in America, about 5 percent of people lived alone. By the 1950s, that number had gone …

611: Altruistic Punishment

November 12th, 2018

4:43
What was the most effective punishment you have given or received? Full episode script

When you start researching punishment and negative social …

610: Sourced News

November 9th, 2018

2:58

609: Office Pets

November 8th, 2018

3:11
How do you feel about pets in the office? Full episode script

As I’m typing the script for this particular episode, I’ve got a cat laying across one …

608: Friends IRL

November 7th, 2018

3:05
Do you “friend” people you don’t know offline? Full episode script

In my dayjob, I work at a financial institution, and in social media. Combine …

607: Renter’s Insurance

November 6th, 2018

3:17
Do you or did you take out renter’s insurance? Full episode script

When someone owns a home, it’s almost for certain that the owners have insurance …

606: Uncomfortable

November 5th, 2018

2:39
How do you excuse yourself from uncomfortable conversations? Full episode script

We’ve all had at least one situation where a conversation feels …

605: Normality

November 2nd, 2018

3:39
When someone describes themselves as “normal”, what do you imagine? Full episode script

Normal is one of those things that gets brought up a lot, …

604: Petitions

November 1st, 2018

2:36
Do you sign petitions? Full episode script

In the essay, “Federalist No. 49,” James Madison wrote:

As the people are the only legitimate fountain of …

603: Pet Care

October 31st, 2018

2:49
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