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Mar 8, 2023Liked by PJ Vogt, Sruthi Pinnamaneni

I got one that is so very heavy on my mind.

Why do divorce cases take so effing long once they hit the courts?

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Oof I’m sorry that this is heavy on your mind. Good question though..

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Thanks man. I have other questions, lighter questions. I'll get back to you on those once my mind clears.

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Sep 28, 2023Liked by PJ Vogt

Hi, I don't know if this thread still gets read, but question: Are mascots having a moment? And if so, why?

I know it sounds silly cause every high school and most major sporting teams have a mascot- and they're seemingly 'big in japan' (seen on the mondo mascots twitter account)-but I feel like I'm seeing them more and more in advertising (duolingo, the recent return of the fruit of the loom people). In a time where there's so much hype around AI and things like Vtubers/ Little Miquela type models, why are some companies turning back to tangible, cloth mascots?

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No idea if this has broad appeal, but how harmful is third-hand cigarette smoke (THS), the stuff that makes cars and walls smell like cigarettes DECADES later? If you're smelling smoke, presumably you're also inhaling smoke particles of some kind. Does THS become less dangerous over time, or is it dangerous as long as you can smell it?

Finally, is there any way to neutralize THS, or will a material infused with THS always have THS?

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I like this one! Thank you.

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Jul 27, 2023·edited Jul 27, 2023

Awesome! Happy to provide context if that would be helpful.

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Really happy to hear housing is on a lot of people’s minds. IMO it doesn’t get enough coverage for how important of an issue it is. There are a lot more qualified people than me, but I’m a master of urban planning candidate at nyu with a focus on housing and Id be happy to chat, if for no other reason than to point you in the direction of some research/ers or advocates who are really smart on the issue! Regardless, looking forward to the show!

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so into this. Pharmacy Benefit Managers...why?!?

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I'm so happy to have you back in this format! Podcasts haven't been the same.

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Hello PJ. I've got a big one. Why have so many people lost faith in experts and expertise? A lot of people (some in my family even) are more comfortable relying on a random YouTuber for information rather than someone who actually knows what they are talking about. To me, this is one of the scariest trends right now. Thanks. I'm very happy to have you back in my ears.

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How many more months until this comes out?

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^^

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Thanks for asking! I will have some (good) news to share next week.

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Email link doesn't work.

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Weird, for some reason it seems to work in some browsers but not in others. But if you've got a question, you can reply to the email or else send me an email directly at pjvogt85@gmail.com.

(Thanks for flagging)

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I did bio but still no subscription on my apple podcast

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I have subscribed

I see the charge on my card

But still getting commercials

I’ve sent a few msg

Please Help

I just wanted to chill and listen this weekend before a grueling work week coming up

If charge went through shouldn’t the subscription start!!!????

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Hi Donna, just emailed you.

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Why have people become more angry, impatient and entitled since COVID?

BTW, I just found your new podcast, and it made my day! I haven't found anything as good in this genre since you and Sruthi left Reply All.

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How are adult millennials supposed to build community outside of the internet?

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Why do people leave bags of presumably dog poo alongside trails? Is it laziness, rudeness, a form of protest, or what?

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When I hike and bike on public trails, I often see little bags of presumably dog poop tied at the top and placed alongside the trail Why is this happening? Is it a form of protest, or laziness, rudeness, or something else?

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Why was Q-Anon allowed to post so much disinformation on social media without being shut down?

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