Episode 491: Tarving the Curkey

On the Overthinking It Podcast, we analyze the Platonic form of the Thanksgiving meal and what it says about our culture, our families, and us.

Peter Fenzel and Matthew Wrather inductively prove the existence of Thanksgiving through a consideration of the food and family traditions surrounding the holiday. Pro tip: Brine your turkey.

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Further Reading

"Freedom From Want" by Norman Rockwell, the famous Thanksgiving turkeypainting.

That Norman Rockwell painting that makes you feel bad about your family’s crappy Thanksgiving is called “Freedom from Want.”

Matthew Wrather started Overthinking It in 2008 with his smartest, funniest friends, and has hosted over 500 hours of podcasts on the site. An LA native, he is an actor and computer programmer, but has worked as a writer, tower bell-ringer, birthday party clown, poet, janitor, and call center manager. He also has a Twitter and a Tumblr.

One Comment on “Episode 491: Tarving the Curkey”

  1. ScholarSarah Well Actually #

    Pete, can you elaborate on your position on personality testing?

    Meyers-Briggs is, scientifically speaking, rubbish, but extroversion is supported in contemporary models in psychology.

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