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Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 39th episode, our guest is Ash Burgess.
Ash Burgess has a dusty degree in Religious Studies, an obsession with pineapples and an appetite for both high and low culture. She cuts her own hair, bakes her own sourdough bread and spends most of her time at home with her young son. Sometimes, she blogs at burgessbaby.blogspot.com.
And now, on to the show.
Here is a playlist of all the songs mentioned on this week's episode:
And here are the photo and video pregnancy announcements discussed in this week's episode:
And here are the stories discussed in this week's episode:
"House of Burgess - Black mall Santa boycott" - Dec. 7, 2016 - Kokomo Tribune: http://www.kokomotribune.com/opinion/house-of-burgess-black-mall-santa-boycott/article_f4fa0551-b559-50f5-a7c3-fde8ab0c9be1.html
"The Santaland Diaries" - David Sedaris - "This American Life" - Episode 47: "Christmas and Commerce": https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/47/christmas-and-commerce?act=1
Author Sara Gruen's statement on her Hatchimals scandal: http://www.saragruen.com/SaraGruenStatement.pdfWatching people meltdown over a Black Santa in the Mall of America. "Santa is white!" Well, in our internment camp he was Asian. So there.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 3, 2016
Here is the sad letter from Santa you're supposed to give your children if you fail to get them a Hatchimal: http://www.kijiji.ca/v-toys-games/city-of-halifax/hatchimals-letter-from-santa/1216257965?siteLocale=en_CA&utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=socialbuttons&utm_content=vip
"This American Life" - Episode 603: "Once More With Feeling":