This week, we're helping listeners with self-esteem slumps and inspiration insufficiencies, with the assistance of everything from Eminem to Austin Powers.

This episode also contains some audio issues, so if you hear occasional crackle, it's more likely to be the recording than your headphones. Sorry about that.

Here's all the art we recommended.

(Art we only mentioned in passing, and never intended as a problem-solving recommendation, is in italics.)

Underlined items are this week's top picks from each of our presenters. If you're only going to try one of the pieces of art we mentioned, try these ones first.


Films / TV

  • Aaron wrote down and said "Andrea Sworkin" when he meant "Andrea Dworkin", because he is an idiot.
  • The reason Aaron thought he couldn't say "Simone de Beauvoir", even though he had already said it correctly, was that he had written down "Simone de Beauvour", which was incorrect and confusing to his tiny brain. Rather than cut the bit where he said, "I can't pronounce that," we decided to leave it in to make Aaron really feel the shame of his stupidity.

Picture above from Not Afraid by Eminem © 2010 Interscope
Episode jingles and music written and performed by Agony Art © 2020-2022