Hashtag Hashbrowns – Episode 1 – Welcome to Brunch

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It’s the first episode of “Hashtag Hashbrowns,” brunch with Stephen and Katherine. We muse about what it means to live in Ohio, wonder at Miley Cyrus’s skill with a breakup song, find ourselves moderately vexed by the use of hashtags in daily conversation, talk in slightly too much detail about sardines, and pay our due to a great scientific mind. Listen below! (OR CLICK HERE for more information about what this is.)

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Number 1: The National – “Bloodbuzz Ohio” – Stephen’s Take

As anyone who knows me might have realized, it’s been a weird few months for me.

I recently graduated law school, after three years of intermittently cripplingly difficult work and mostly relative comfort. For about three years I hovered between severe intellectual stimulation and almost bacchanalic simplicity. I was living on student loans, going to the record shops and bookstores, drinking with my fellow future-lawyers, and sipping tea while surrounded by complex thinkers and obsessive analyzers like myself. It was a life of ease, of both intellectual and mercurial pleasures.

But that’s a little different than the world I came from, as last year’s number one song would remind me. I came from a place called Ohio. (more…)