“Please, Britt,” I beg. “It will only last an hour.”
“Not tonight,” she says bluntly. “I have a headache and I’m tired and I don’t feel like it.”
“Fine, maybe I’ll just do it with myself or even ask Faiqa if she wants to!”
“Go ahead,” she calls my bluff. “You know it’s the best when it’s with me.”
I’m talking, of course, about our weekly radio show. Wednesday nights at 9 PM EST, Britt and I pick a controversial topic and argue about it for an hour. Britt lives in a big old airy-fairy land of Utopia and I’m a realist and a cynic who knows how the world really works. And I’m always right. But the outcome is pretty entertaining, so we keep doing it and will continue to do so until it’s no longer fun or a source of amusement.
Since launching the show on July 9th, we’ve discussed 31 different topics:
- Bullying a bully
- Spousal obligations in social situations
- Sterilization of the mentally retarded
- Assimilation into American culture
- Spanking your children
- Does money improve your life?
- Micromanagement at work
- Wisdom vs. Intelligence
- US promotion of democracy abroad
- Definition of friendship
- Arranged marriage
- Using Facebook to look up old friends
- Should kids be allowed in public?
- Internet addiction
- Safe Haven laws
- Intelligence restrictions on voting
- Pharmacists’ rights to morally oppose a prescription
- The perspectives of childless couples on friendships
- The drinking age
- Age discrimination
- Plastic surgery
- The death penalty
- Being open vs. being guarded
- Using “gay” as a pejorative term
For our 20th show, we changed the format a bit and invited reader participation. Several people submitted their questions, which we discussed, sometimes forcefully, on the air that night. And tonight is part 2!
“Reader Participation II: We Can Fix Your Life” – tonight’s show will not be any good unless we actually have participation, so it’s all in your hands.
We need your questions. Is there anything you want advice on? Whether it’s what type of gift to get for your spouse, how to get away with tax fraud, the best way to cook a steak, or whether or not you should get that next tattoo, your questions are desperately needed. We’ll go through all of them (or as many as we can) live on the air and give you both useful (me) and completely useless (Britt) advice!
This show really won’t work unless we get at least 20-30 advice questions from people, so take a minute, just for me, and think about something that you need to know. What would you ask Dear Abby? Your priest? Your mom? If you want to be anonymous, that’s fine, too!
Email your question(s) to me at my first name (adam) at my last name (avitable) dot com and you shall have my everlasting gratitude. Well, at the very least, gratitude that extends to Wednesday night.
And, of course, don’t forget to tune in to see if your question gets chosen!