Frankly, I Don’t Give a Damn


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May 07, 2017

Have you ever wished you cared less or been told to develop a thicker skin? For the polite and anxious among us, suddenly being immune to criticism and embarrassment might seem to be a superpower. In this hour, we’re exploring what that power might allow you to do: become a fabulously successful stand-up comedian, discern what really matters in your life, and resist the attempts of self-help books to make you feel bad about living your life as you see fit.


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May 06, 2017
December 02, 2017
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