As you’ll hear on the show, my Dad died today. A big thank you to my friend Joanne Carducci, JoJo from Jerz, for hanging out with me as I work through all the emotions. We also talked about this week’s debate, Project 2025, our romantic view of the White House, and more! And do me a favor — stick around for a wonderful song by Michael McDermott about Dads and Sons — not every line is appropriate but the sentiment absolutely fits. This version of “Shadow in the Window” was a live performance recorded on this podcast the last time I talked with Michael. Meantime, please support this podcast by joining us at