Talk Jam Podcast

The Amazing Mr. Big Interview, COVID-19, Ethiopian Nomads & Aloners

March 22, 2020 Kelly Fitzgerald Fowler and Susan Sloate Season 1 Episode 16
Talk Jam Podcast
The Amazing Mr. Big Interview, COVID-19, Ethiopian Nomads & Aloners
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Talk Jam Podcast
The Amazing Mr. Big Interview, COVID-19, Ethiopian Nomads & Aloners
Mar 22, 2020 Season 1 Episode 16
Kelly Fitzgerald Fowler and Susan Sloate

"In Episode 16, Jam 1 is an interview with Kelly about her wonderful children's book, THE AMAZING MR. BIG, which is a 229-word recap of the Bible which RHYMES!! It's a clever way to introduce young children to the concepts and stories, starting in Genesis and continuing into the Book of Acts in the New Testament, introducing important characters, including Jesus Christ himself. Join us to hear how Kelly came up with the idea and actually wrote the entire book in TEN MINUTES!! In a strange act of total coincidence, Episode 16 is sponsored by Kelly's book, THE AMAZING MR. BIG.


Jam 2 is an update on what's happening around the country with COVID-19, the coronavirus, how people are reacting to it and why the media is the villain in terrifying people into panic buying, hoarding and even price gouging. Though Susan is a trained journalist and has worked in the field for years, right now we are NOT a fan of the media!


Jam 3 is a brief discussion of an article that appeared on March 19th in Breitbart News, about Ethiopian nomads who have died in unusual numbers since 2014--more than 2000 of them--from a painful disease that's causing bleeding from their eyes and ears and a change in skin pigment to a yellow-green color. This is alarming, especially when you consider that this pretty much began with a Chinese company coming into Ethiopia to create commercial opportunities. Did it dump toxic waste into the nomads' water supply? Was it testing the effects of a military-grade bio-weapon on these people, figuring that nomadic tribes would not be missed if it caused them to die? Some interesting speculation here!


Our bonus Jam today is about a little-known article from PLAYGIRL (1979) about a phenomenon called 'aloners'--people who seem to get their strength from being alone more often than they are with people. They are not anti-social, but aloners always seem to need that extra time to gather themselves to face others. Is this you? (Susan says it's her, for sure!) Let us know if YOU're an aloner, and how you keep your balance in this very social world!"

Show Notes

"In Episode 16, Jam 1 is an interview with Kelly about her wonderful children's book, THE AMAZING MR. BIG, which is a 229-word recap of the Bible which RHYMES!! It's a clever way to introduce young children to the concepts and stories, starting in Genesis and continuing into the Book of Acts in the New Testament, introducing important characters, including Jesus Christ himself. Join us to hear how Kelly came up with the idea and actually wrote the entire book in TEN MINUTES!! In a strange act of total coincidence, Episode 16 is sponsored by Kelly's book, THE AMAZING MR. BIG.


Jam 2 is an update on what's happening around the country with COVID-19, the coronavirus, how people are reacting to it and why the media is the villain in terrifying people into panic buying, hoarding and even price gouging. Though Susan is a trained journalist and has worked in the field for years, right now we are NOT a fan of the media!


Jam 3 is a brief discussion of an article that appeared on March 19th in Breitbart News, about Ethiopian nomads who have died in unusual numbers since 2014--more than 2000 of them--from a painful disease that's causing bleeding from their eyes and ears and a change in skin pigment to a yellow-green color. This is alarming, especially when you consider that this pretty much began with a Chinese company coming into Ethiopia to create commercial opportunities. Did it dump toxic waste into the nomads' water supply? Was it testing the effects of a military-grade bio-weapon on these people, figuring that nomadic tribes would not be missed if it caused them to die? Some interesting speculation here!


Our bonus Jam today is about a little-known article from PLAYGIRL (1979) about a phenomenon called 'aloners'--people who seem to get their strength from being alone more often than they are with people. They are not anti-social, but aloners always seem to need that extra time to gather themselves to face others. Is this you? (Susan says it's her, for sure!) Let us know if YOU're an aloner, and how you keep your balance in this very social world!"