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  • Ep. 1: Home Ec | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 1: Home Ec

    • ORIGINAL (23 mins)
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    Concerned that Elijah has no life skills, Neal sets off to teach him some. Together, they learn to use power tools, forge a sword, and operate a sewing machine. They also visit an eccentric friend of Elijah’s who built his own backyard forge.

  • Ep. 12: Testing | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 12: Testing

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  • Ep. 4: Medical Marijuana | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 4: Medical Marijuana

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    Annoyed at the hopelessly dated anti-drug program at his 13-year-old son Elijah's Texas public school, writer Neal Pollack decides to take Elijah to Colorado, for a more modern drug education. There, Elijah meets a marijuana journalist and a family of medical-marijuana activists, who teach him that there's more to learn about drugs than "just say no."

  • Ep. 1: Slavery | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 1: Slavery

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    On Extra Credit, writer Neal Pollack augments his son's public school education with his own, somewhat questionable, life lessons. In this episode, after learning that some Texas schoolbooks refer to African slaves as "migrant workers," Neal takes Elijah on a road trip to Lousiana, where they visit a slavery museum on a former plantation.

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  • Ep. 2: Sex Ed | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 2: Sex Ed

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    In writer Neal Pollack’s opinion, the sex ed curriculum at his son's school has…shortcomings. In this episode, Neal sends Elijah to a sex ed program offered by a local church--one that involves practice midnight condom purchases, and lots and lots of lube.

  • Ep. 6: Yoga | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 6: Yoga

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    As a dedicated yogi, Neal thinks Elijah would benefit from a little practice himself. They do a high-octane yoga workout, learn how to meditate, and hang from a rope wall. In Colorado, they visit Neal’s guru, who teaches Elijah how to chant and reveals several arcane mystical secrets.

  • Ep. 17: Testing | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 17: Testing

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  • Ep. 5: Judaism | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 5: Judaism

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    When his 13-year-old son decides not to have a Bar Mitzvah, writer Neal Pollack plans an emergency cultural trip to "The Jewish American Homeland" — New York City - with decidedly mixed results.

  • Ep. 3: Evolution | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 3: Evolution

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    Writer Neal Pollack was shocked by the way his public school district teaches students about the origins of species. In this episode, Neal sends Elijah to a bar outside a convention of 1,700 biologists to learn about what he isn't hearing in school: evolution.

  • Ep. 8: Labor Unions | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 8: Labor Unions

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    Labor history doesn’t exist in the Texas curriculum, so Neal decides to give Elijah a crash course in worker’s rights. Elijah lays a clover at the grave of the Haymarket Martyrs in Chicago, learns the lyrics to “Solidarity Forever,” and meets an actual union organizer and shop steward.

  • Ep. 7: Cheese | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 7: Cheese

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    Neal loves cheese more than anything. After a terrifying interview with a vegan doctor who warns them cheese is deadly, Neal decides to drag Elijah on a cross-country quest to prove the doctor wrong. In Vermont, they gorge at a cheese festival, learn the secrets of cheesemaking, and milk some very patient cows.

  • Ep. 18: Testing | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 18: Testing

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  • Ep. 4: Veterans Affairs | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 4: Veterans Affairs

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    Schools often try to interest young people in the military, but they rarely teach what happens after service ends. Neal and Elijah visit Operation Phantom Support, a food pantry for veterans and their families, and Elijah also talks to his Opa about a mysterious Vietnam War ice-cream barge.

  • Ep. 3: Nutrition | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 3: Nutrition

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    Texas schools are notoriously bad at teaching nutrition, so Neal decides to give Elijah a weird crash course. They go for an edible plant walk with a holistic nutritionist and visit an urban farm. Meanwhile, Neal meets his archenemy, Gustavo The Goose.

  • Ep. 11: Testing | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 11: Testing

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  • Ep. 9: Dress Codes | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 9: Dress Codes

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    Kids in Texas, especially girls, find themselves in constant battle with administrators about what they can wear to school. Neal and Elijah talk to a dress-code historian, meet a seven-year-old girl who was 'dress-coded,' and interview a reporter who dared to go sleeveless in the hallowed halls of Congress.

  • Ep. 2: Native Americans | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 2: Native Americans

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    In Texas, Native Americans are people relegated to the history books. But in Phoenix, where Neal grew up, they’re very much a part of the present. To learn what it’s like to grow up native in America, Neal and Elijah interview Miss Indian Arizona. They also get a tour of a former Native American boarding school.

  • Repeat | Neal Pollack

    Repeat

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    Through strange metaphysical circumstances, failed screenwriter Brad Cohen finds himself caught in an infinite time loop, forced to relive the first forty years of his life again and again. Each "repeat," Brad wakes up in the womb on what was supposed to be his fortieth birthday, with full knowledge of what's come before. In various timelines, he becomes a successful political pundit, a game-show champion, a playboy, and a master manipulator of the stock market, but none of them seems to lead him out of his predicament.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "SHE PULLED BRAD UP BY HIS PITTS"
  • Ep. 5: Poker | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 5: Poker

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    On a trip to Los Angeles, Neal tries to teach his nieces and Elijah the secrets of Texas Hold ‘Em with the help of a former professional poker player, leading to an epic showdown between Neal and Elijah for all the chips. But an even more sinister poker villain lurks.

  • Ep. 10: Punk Rock | Neal Pollack,Elijah Pollack

    Ep. 10: Punk Rock

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    Neal and Elijah interview legendary British punk rockers Jon Langford and Sally Timms, meet the proprietors of Chicago’s Bloodshot Records, and learn about the punk-rock scene in Austin. Featuring original music by The Mekons, The Big Boys, and the greatest punk-rock band of all time—The Neal Pollack Invasion.

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