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Hugging and Learning is a podcast that explores Very Special Episodes of TV sitcoms from the 70s, 80s, and 90s with laughter and the art of ancient storytelling. New episodes of Hugging and Learning are released every Friday

Hugging and Learning is a podcast that explores Very Special Episodes of TV sitcoms from the 70s, 80s, and 90s with laughter and the art of ancient storytelling. New episodes of Hugging and Learning are released every Friday
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United States

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Hugging and Learning is a podcast that explores Very Special Episodes of TV sitcoms from the 70s, 80s, and 90s with laughter and the art of ancient storytelling. New episodes of Hugging and Learning are released every Friday

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English

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312-401-5998


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Alf With A Robot

9/21/2018
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Andrew and Chelsea put their own sanity on the line to dissect for you an episode of SMALL WONDER -- possibly the worst sitcom in sitcom history. Is mother Joan a budding psycho killer? What sport does tragic Peter Watson even play? And why doesn't anyone think to change VICI's clothing? All these questions and many more will remain completely unanswered. Show: SMALL WONDER \\ “Chewed Out,” Season 02, Episode 01 Air Date: September 13, 1986 Find it: at the Paley Center Further...

Duration:00:46:05

Home Run

9/14/2018
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Chelsea and Andrew discuss what is a seriously thoughtful, considerate, and uncompromising look at the sexual harrassment of a young girl by a family friend she trusts. Probably the most eloquent Very Special Episode we have yet explored, the writing really holds up, even 40 years after it originally aired."}" data-sheets-userformat="{"2":9025,"3":[null,0],"9":1,"11":4,"12":0,"16":12}"> Chelsea and Andrew discuss a seriously thoughtful, considerate, and uncompromising look at the sexual...

Duration:00:43:42

Playing Impossible To Get

9/7/2018
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Bayside High decides to put a price on the humanity of its male students with a date auction, in order to buy the cheerleaders new uniforms. Unsurprisingly, this horrifying idea brings out the worst in everyone! Join Chelsea and Andrew as they try to parse out whether or not there are any heroes to be found in this, Bayside’s most misguided escapade yet. Show: SAVED BY THE BELL \\ “Date Auction,” Season 3, Episode 15 Air Date: November 9, 1991 Find it: on Hulu Further Reading: The...

Duration:01:02:49

Memorize a Horse

8/31/2018
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How many St. Olaf jokes is too many? Is Dorothy's gambling problem a failure of willpower, or a disease? Why is there no cheesecake AT ALL in this episode? To find out, please join Chelsea and Andrew in the pastel world of 90s Florida. Show: THE GOLDEN GIRLS \\ "All Bets Off," Season 5, Episode 24 Air Date: April 28,1990 Find it: on Hulu Snack: Smartfood Delight Sea Salt Popcorn Further Reading: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -- Find Help20 Fun Facts about...

Duration:00:48:05

Doobie Fair

8/23/2018
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In this episode, Andrew and Chelsea discuss a double Very Special Episode so famous it spawned its own Facebook Group! Come with us as we explore the moral gray area of concert bootlegging, discuss which of us is a "real Dee," and discover one of the truths of the universe: if you see something, tell Michael McDonald. This one's a Doobie!! (and it includes an unconscionable number of puns...) Show: WHAT'S HAPPENING!! \\ "Doobie Or Not Doobie," Season 2, Episode 16 and 17 Air Date: Jan...

Duration:00:50:01

Here's To You, Space Dog

8/17/2018
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Chelsea and Andy work through their feelings about the Challenger Explosion alongside Punky, her friends, and a very special guest star. Show: PUNKY BREWSTER \\ "Accidents Happen," Season 2, Episode 22 Air Date: 9 March 1986 Find it: Amazon Prime Video ($1.99 to rent) Further Reading: Episode To Air : 'Punky' Deals With Shuttle Tragedy Snack: York Peppermint Pattie

Duration:00:44:13

MackSputin

8/10/2018
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Chelsea and Andrew explore the nebulous world of teen cults, true friendship, and "judging" when they tackle the episode of BOY MEETS WORLD in which Shawn Hunter joins a cult. Show: BOY MEETS WORLD \\ "Cult Fiction," Season 4, Episode 21 Air Date: 25 April, 1997 Find it: on Hulu Further Reading: How Cults Work This is How Cults Work Snack: Japanese Peanuts

Duration:00:46:57

Urkel on a Hot Tin Roof

8/1/2018
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Chelsea and Andrew take on teen drinking, rooftop parties, and the Blanche Archetype in this discussion of a FAMILY MATTERS episode, in which Steve Urkel gets dosed by bullies at a rooftop party and nearly falls to his death. Show: FAMILY MATTERS \\ “Life of the Party” Season 2, Episode 18 Air Date: Feb 8, 1991 Find it: on Hulu Snack: Hulapeño Hawaiian Kettle Chips

Duration:00:47:11

Series Thesis

7/27/2018
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Welcome to Hugging and Learning! This podcast explores "very special episodes" of TV from the 80s and 90s. Join us weekly for a nostalgic and often iconic look back at TV history.

Duration:00:04:10