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May 2018

LISTEN: Plans for Summer

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Murphy & Jodi are putting a new RULE into play at their house this summer.

 

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At 19 minutes in the show podcast below, we talk about your stories of heart murmurs in your pets

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AFTER THE SHOW: Almond Milk and Donut Holes

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In a FOOD MOOD:  What Murphy wants for dinner this week, why Sam did not try NY pizza, and the most significant diet trick Jodi used to lose weight.

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At 19 minutes in the show podcast below, Jodi recounts her favorite parts from the royal wedding.

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Why Harry was Nervous at his Wedding

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“My absolute favorite part of it ALL – was Harry’s nerves and vulnerability. It was so genuine & sweet.” -Jodi

According to People Magazine

Yes, Prince Harry was nervous as he prepared to wed Meghan Markle in front of the world — but that was hardly the main emotion that came through on Saturday.

“He said, ‘I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you,’ ” says the guest. “It was very informal and very dear.”

“Prince Charles was walking with Camilla, and he stopped and glanced over at [Meghan’s mom] Doria, and he extended his arm to her,” says Hosford, who was invited to honor her work with TAPS, a program that cares for the families of fallen service members.

“It was an incredible moment of unity, especially as Prince Charles had escorted Meghan down part of the aisle as well,” Hosford tells PEOPLE. “It was unity and love in so many ways: the two countries coming together, the individuals coming together, the families coming together. It was an incredibly beautiful touch.”

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Prince Charles to Walk Meghan Markle Down the Aisle

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“He is going to be her father-in-law, and he’s the future king.  It’s a lovely way to welcome her into the family.”  -Jodi

“I think the Queen made him do it.”  -Sam

 

According to USA Today

Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to his son Prince Harry on Saturday.

“Ms. Meghan Markle has asked His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to accompany her down the aisle of the Quire of St George’s Chapel on her Wedding Day,” Kensington Palace said in a statement.

“Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health,” the bride-to-be said in a statement issued by Kensington Palace on Thursday.

“I would like to thank everyone who has offered generous messages of support. Please know how much Harry and I look forward to sharing our special day with you on Saturday,” she added.

At 5:30 in the show podcast below, Jodi talks about the new developments in the Royal Wedding and covers where you can watch it

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PODCAST: Uniforms

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What IS it about a man in uniform?! The gang weighs in.

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At 16:45 in the show podcast below, the gang plays another round of Family Feud.

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Meghan Markle’s Official Word on Her Dad

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Meghan Markle says her father won’t attend her wedding to Prince Harry.

 

“I think it’s sad for both of them.  You know she’ll be thinking of him while going down the aisle.”   -Jodi

According to USA Today

It follows days of confusion after Kensington Palace originally announced that Markle would walk his daughter down the aisle at her nuptials at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

The “will he or won’t he” game is over. Royal bride-to-be Meghan Markle says her father, Thomas Markle, won’t be attending her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday.

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LISTEN: BingeFest

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It’s a BINGE fest! Who’s watching what, and why Producer Bailey refuses to watch 1 of the greatest shows ever.

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At 6 minutes in the show podcast below, Sam gives us an explanation why you can’t bring your chicken onto a plane anymore.

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AFTER THE SHOW: Google Duplex

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For the first time, Producer Bailey feels scared by something he’s loved so much.

 

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At 27 minutes in the show podcast below, Jodi explains her reason for hating technology

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Family Drama at the Royal Wedding

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Did family drama make an appearance at your wedding?  How did it turn out?

1. The original intention was that Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, would walk her down the aisle.

2. Then it was revealed that Thomas had conspired with paparazzi.

3. Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Markle, says she’s behind the posed photos.

4. On Monday, Thomas Markle backed out of the wedding.

5. On Tuesday, he changed his mind again — after reportedly receiving a call and texts from Meghan.
However, he says that his health may get in the way: He’s been suffering severe chest pains and had checked himself back into the hospital as of Tuesday, he told TMZ.

6. And then he said he won’t be able to attend after all, as he’s having surgery on Wednesday.
This comes after Markle reportedly had a heart attack last week and suffered from chest pains overnight. He said he believes the heart attack was caused by the open letter his son, Thomas Markle Jr., wrote two weeks ago telling Harry not to marry Meghan.

7. Meghan’s half-siblings will not be attending the wedding.

8. Likely because she has no real relationship with them.

9. Her half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr. even wrote a scathing letter to Prince Harry.

10. Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha, also had strong words for Harry.

11. Other family members will be in the U.K. for the wedding, even if they aren’t invited.

12. Meghan’s mom Doria Ragland’s attendance has never been in question.

 

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“The Woman in Cabin 10” and “The Great Alone”

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The Woman in Cabin 10

“I overheard a woman on plane telling the flight attendant she could not put this book down.  The attendant agreed – and said she’d stayed up all night to read it.  I had to sneak a peek!  Turns out – it was THIS book, and so I am totally about to start reading it!”  -Jodi

From New York Times bestselling author of the “twisty-mystery” (Vulture) novel In a Dark, Dark Wood, comes The Woman in Cabin 10, an equally suspenseful and haunting novel from Ruth Ware—this time, set at sea.

In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

 


The Great Alone:

 A Novel 

“I LOVED The Nightingale – so I will give anything she writes a try.   I’ve not started this one yet, but will.”  -Jodi

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the g

rid in America’s last true frontier.

Thirteen-year-old Leni, a girl coming of age in a tumultuous time, caught in the riptide of her parents’ passionate, stormy relationship, dares to hope that a new land will lead to a better future for her family. She is desperate for a place to belong. Her mother, Cora, will do anything and go anywhere for the man she loves, even if means following him into the unknown.

At first, Ala

ska seems to be the answer to their prayers. In a wild, remote corner of the state, they find a fiercely independent community of strong men and even stronger women. The long, sunlit days and the generosity of the locals make up for the Allbrights’ lack of preparation and dwindling resources.

But as winter approaches and darkness descends on Alaska, Ernt’s fragile mental state deteriorates and the family begins to fracture. Soon the perils outside pale in comparison to threats from within. In their small cabin, covered in snow, blanketed in eighteen hours of night, Leni and her mother learn the terrible truth: they are on their own. In the wild, there is no one to save them but themselves.

In this unforgettable portrait of human frailty and resilience, Kristin Hannah reveals the indomitable character of the modern American pioneer and the spirit of a vanishing Alaska―a place of incomparable beauty and danger. The Great Alone is a daring, beautiful, stay-up-all-night story about love and loss, the fight for survival, and the wildness that lives in both man and nature

 

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