May 11, 2017

EP. 68 — Jensen Karp

Author, podcaster, and co-creator of Drop the Mic, Jensen Karp (Kanye West Owes Me $300, Get Up On This) joins Sarah and Susan to talk about growing up crying with his mom, Mike & The Mechanics’ “The Living Years,” the 1989 film Dad, Kirk Gibson’s game winning home run during the 1988 World Series, Alan Watts’ “The Mind,” and the finale of Six Feet Under.

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