“Memories of a Family Vacation” is a satire of a disappointing inheritance, family values, resort shopping, time travel, and influence shopping with the Department of Defense. It raises the important but largely unexplored question of how family memories are passed from one generation to another, particularly when the recipient is an in-law.
Episode 21 – Part 2 – My Life in Genealogy
This episode concludes episode 21- Part 1.
Episode 21 – Part 1 – My Life in Genealogy
“My Life in Genealogy” is a satire of applied genealogy and the greed that underlies so much genealogical research. “Applied genealogy” is the study of an elderly person’s family fortune in order to transfer it to the researcher. For novices this is a “how to” manual; for long time practitioners, a seldom seen nod of approval. Part 2 is recorded separately.
Episode 20 – Statistical Abuse
“Statistical Abuse” is a delightful satire of scented soap balls, forensic epidemiology, and sudden death syndrome in middle aged white males.
Episode 19 – Part 2 – The Flipper Guy
This is the conclusion to “The Flipper Guy,” a delightful tale of house flipping, immigration enforcement, and Freudian psychology. Or maybe it’s about something you may be able to identify better than I.
Episode 19 – Part 1 – The Flipper Guy
“The Flipper Guy” is a satire of house flipping, immigration enforcement, and Freudian psychology. Or maybe it’s about something else we have difficulty naming. This episode concludes in Episode 19 – Part 2
Episode 18 – The Resurrection of Nelson Campbell
“The Resurrection of Nelson Campbell” is a satire of family values and the family dynamics that occur after a deceased businessman returns to life.
Episode 17 – Displaying Dreams
“Displaying Dreams” is a satire of higher mathematics, psychological research, graduate student life, and human aspirations. A doctor of psychology and a PhD in math combine to create a program that will display a person’s dreams. There is only one hitch.
Episode 16 – Acting Out
“Acting Out” is a satire of psychiatry and psychiatrists told by a patient who has endured much at their hands. As his recovery progressed, however, he gained the self-confidence to insulate himself from unpleasant stimuli that threatened to cause a relapse.
Episode 15 – Beethoven’s 10th
“Beethoven’s 10th” is a satire of gene therapy, modern medicine, and family dynamics, where a man discovers he has Beethoven’s 10th Symphony embedded in his genome. His wife finds a unique way to capitalize upon this unexpected but for her welcome development.