Why The Holidays Are Secretly Crucial To Our Survival

The Cracked Podcast #323 December 22, 2019

This is an evergreen episode of The Cracked Podcast — and not just because it involves Christmas trees. “Evergreen”, in case you don’t know, is a media term for stuff that’s worth listening to any time after its publication. And on this episode of The Cracked Podcast, Alex Schmidt and his special guest Jason Pargin (who writes for Cracked as David Wong) are taking a Christmas-sparked look at the overall, global, all-encompassing meaningfulness of holidays. Why does your culture, no matter who you are, spend time and resources and energy on a set of traditions? What are we missing if we become Too Modern to value a break from everyday life? And how can anyone generate a holiday feeling in their own heart, any time of the year?

Footnotes: https://www.cracked.com/podcast/why-holidays-are-secretly-crucial-to-our-survival

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