Happy Belated Birthday, America! This week's HWYW is a family affair for sure, and not just because MRS. SPOONY IS IN THE FAMILY WAY!!
Join us as we meet friends of the show and join hands with our lifelong relatives.
First of all, MARRILEE WILSON, the pioneer of an email meme and so much more, is here to tell us how she came to reach out with the subject header "Greetings from a Black Woman in Halifax, Nova Scotia," and who she is, exactly. This is a fabulous story from a wonderful woman! And what a nice opportunity to get to know a character from our universe as a human being. She is a gem!
Then, HWYW patriarch and dog-loving rock star TED LEO joins Julie to interview dog trainer and TV personality ANDREA ARDEN, who used to be on the world's best show, UNDERDOG TO WONDERDOG. Together, Julie and Ted get to the bottom of what it's like to spend one day a week hanging out with puppies, what it says about you if you have a cocker spaniel, why huskies are hard to train, and what the deal is with horse people.
Plus: Australians and MDMA and how they impacted this year's Pride, how Tim Minchin's godlessness made MATILDA perfect, what kind of dog Garrison Keillor would be, how overwhelming Julianne Moore is and how a Twitter birthday greeting from her can shake you to your core, Pepa's inevitable prowess in the sack, and the pull of the slightly unfamiliar as it compares to the terror of change.
What a show!