Show Summary

Adam welcomes Vinnie Tortorich to the podcast right at the top of the show. Adam then follows up on gluten-free products, and the guys rank vegetables in terms of their health benefits. Adam also rants about his hair gel left open, and an incoherent post-debate interview with DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile. After that, the guys play a round of What Would Vinnie Do. Before the break, Adam takes fan phone calls about what to do as a stay at home dad, how to deal with a particular police interaction, and Sonny’s chances of getting into a good school.

Eric Felten calls in next, and Adam talks with him about everything from podcasting to martinis to the jazz trombone. They also talk about his writing career, including a piece for National Geographic, and his thoughts on last night’s debate. Other topics of discussion include the virtue of loyalty, and the terrible music of today’s youth. As the show wraps up, the guys do a recap of the final Presidential Debate.

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Show Credits

Producers: Mike August, Mike Lynch, and Mike Dawson
Co-Producers: Gary Smith, Chris Laxamana, and Matt Fondiler
Newsgirl: Gina Grad
Sound Effects: Bryan Bishop