In this episode of the podcast we discuss “How to Talk to Your Mother (Notes)” by Lorrie Moore, “Fixation of Belief” by philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce, and other high-minded topics because we’re snobs like that.

Text of the Lorrie Moore short story can be found by clicking here:

“Fixation of Belief” by Charles Sanders Peirce is discussed in great detail by Avery Archer here:

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Some of the writers mentioned in the podcast with links to some of their better works are listed below:

Lorrie Moore
Richard Ford
Raymond Carver
Ernest Hemingway
Alice Munro
Vladimir Nabokov
Margaret Atwood

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Frank Marcopolos lives in Pittsburgh, PA, without a dog. He writes novels, short stories, grocery lists, and love letters to lasagna bakers. He also produces free audiobooks of public domain works on his YouTube channel. You can subscribe to that here: