It’s the big finale of our eighth season and we’re going out with a curiosity: Transcendence. We kick things off with a good-natured debate about our podcast’s unique episode numbering, likely a coping mechanism for our collective lack of understanding of the topic.
Eventually, we get somewhere, though where that is happens to be unique to each of us. It turns out that Transcendence is a word that conjures emotions of “beyond” differently for us. For Tommy, the secret is in The Zipper, a risky carnival ride that illuminates his understanding of transcendence in spite of all warnings otherwise. For Pete, it’s about shedding baggage.
We hope, dear listener, that this season has made for a fun exploration of our shared humanity. We’ve been thrilled by reports of listener groups popping up and hope to see those continue into next season. Between now and then, this show moves to a monthly schedule with abbreviated episodes in the public feed, and full member bonus episodes for Feeling Friends. We hope you’ll consider joining us on this break before we come back for next season’s exploration of The Seven Deadly Sins and the Seven Heavenly Virtues. It’s gonna be weird.