Episode 8: House of Glass

LiA has been a bit too self-indulgent lately, and realizes she needs an outside perspective on her show. She likes having all this creative control, but completely unchecked, maybe her thoughts are off somewhere where no one can understand them. Consequently, she has outsourced this week’s episode to someone else who doesn’t exist, who adapted someone else’s play, and maybe LiA won’t be so immersed in her own navel for once. We can hope.

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Episode 7: You’re Too Kind

Do you think about the people around you? Do you worry that you’re making too much noise, and that you might accidentally activate your long-term partner’s PTSD while you’re recording your podcast? This might be a reasonable fear, but maybe you can’t practice your accordion because you worry any stranger walking by might experience some slight annoyance. You failed to recycle every bottle! You caused global warming! It’s too hard to be alive.

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Episode 6: Limited Liability Corporation

I feel like this episode was missing something, but I feel like I’m missing something too. It’s okay. I have high standards, maybe. Anyway, you can speedread now. ToI – Episode 6 – Limited Liability Corporation

Episode 5: Protesting Just Enough Transcript

I was putting off posting this because I wanted to fix the typos, but I decided in the end, close enough. Sorry if I’m inconsiderate. 😦 ToI – Episode 5 – Protesting Just Enough

Episode 6: Limited Liability Corporation

The one advantage that you can’t have when you’re holding all the cards is you no longer get to say, “That’s not fair!” And yet, you still can, as much as you want. Did you know that unarmed schoolchildren are trying to take our guns away? We’re all the heroes of our own stories, and heroes have to face adversity. Sometimes, we have to make our own, no matter whether there are bigger problems or not. There are. There are so many problems.

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Episode 5: Protesting Just Enough

Are you doing okay? Sure, sure. Good to hear. You have to convince yourself all the time, though if you sound like you’re trying to convince yourself, that sounds even less convincing than nothing at all. How do you say anything in a way that sounds authentic? How do you find your place in the world without memory? And what about the psycho-sexual development of children? How does that fit into anything? Why would I even bring that up? Why would I ever bring that up.

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Episode 4: Addiction by Subtraction Transcript

Hello, here is the text of another overwhelming episode of Tales of Insecurity. ToI – Episode 4 – Addiction by Subtraction Also, if for some reason you want to hear my song for the week, here it is. We Will Never Know

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Episode 4: Addiction by Subtraction

What if you thought your depression was virtuous, and decided anything that made you happy was destroying a deeper satisfaction you gain from a sense of moral superiority? What if you did that? What if you never enjoyed anything else because you felt an intrinsic loss of your independence any time you did? That’s the theme of this week’s episode, plus sexy librarians.

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Episode 3 – Doctors without Boundaries Transcript

This one actually features material I didn’t use and some I haven’t finished, so bonus content, I guess. Sorry I’m all over the place and stuff. I was sick. I’m still sick. I will always be sick. ToI – Episode 3 – Doctors without Boundaries

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