Matthew Wrather, Peter Fenzel, Mark Lee, and David Shechner join forces to overthink vows in popular culture, the virtuosity, dignity, and sad passage of Whitney Houston, individual vs. social motivations for schadenfreude, and Magic: The Gathering.
:01 A word from our sponsor.
:40 “The Vow” and Bland Brigade.
2:45 Question of the Week.
10:25 Magic: The Gathering, Semiotics of sports shows.
29:30 Whitney Huston.
45:40 Promethean celebrity narrative.
54:00 Magic and Louis C.K.’s theory of value.
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