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[10of12] EXODUS (Season 1 Recap)
📖 Maskat's family is moving to the US 🎤 Paul interviews his father about moving to the US 🧐 Omar and Paul dissect and dive deeper with all types of commentary
We’re getting close to the end of our recap and gearing up for Season 2. Enjoy this troubling theme about the stress of leaving home and facing the unknown. We’ll be announcing this year’s themes soon!
What situation, person, or place do you need to say goodbye to?
Below you will find the following:
READ 📖 CHAPTER 10: OPERATION EXODUS
++ Omar’s Listener’s Reflection on the episode.
📖 CHAPTER 10: OPERATION EXODUS
The Zemunkes are moving to the US! Maskat is not happy. He will lose his newly gained freedom.
#Protip: Continue reading the book on this link or by clicking next at the end of each chapter.
🎤 S1EP10: FINDING DAD IN ME
Would you bring on one of your parents to be a guest on your podcast? Well, we did just that! Paul invites his dad, Dr. George Kist, to join him on a very special episode where they discuss their relationship.
In this episode they cover:
Immigration, and the risk of leaving it all behind
Assimilation and identity in the diaspora of ones’ homeland
The relationship between fathers and sons
And the experiences that helped mend their relationship
Have you ever thought you are more like your parents than you want to admit? Join us as our host discovers this very thing in conversation with the man that raised him. And pour yourself a glass of Trader Joe’s Secco, while you’re at it.
🧐 Listener’s Commentary by Omar Shaker
I have to admit something to you guys, Paul and I discussed both of us interviewing our dads, and I chickened out. I simply did not feel that I had the gumption to do it, and the thought of it was terrifying. Paul did though, and what came out is an episode that inspires me and every man in the world, to think of the possibilities that lie in our relationships. No matter how difficult and uncomfortable they can be.
🧐 Reader’s Commentary | Follow Your Gut (Strong Stomach Required) America by Paul kist
We’re taught from our earliest of ages, to explain and rationalize our feelings and wants. And in a hyper-rationalized world, we have become so disconnected from the true wisdom that lies in each of us. It’s a wisdom, that I believe, is rooted in the truth and intelligence of the universe. That is, of course, if you believe in the interconnectedness of all things.
🧐 Writer’s Commentary | Good Morning America by Omar Shaker
The relationship between Zemunke and Maskat and their failure to meet eye to eye is exactly how it feels to be in America right now. A deep sense of othering, where two counterparts want to go in opposite ways, which would be ok if it weren’t for the mere fact that they are both on the same ship
Have a great week,
The Gumption Squad