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« on: December 07, 2017, 09:16:10 PM »

PseudoPod 572: Deconstructing Hillsdale

by D. Morgan Ballmer
Narrated by David Cummings, Scott Campbell, Moaner T. Lawrence, Brian Lieberman, and Alex Hofelich

PseudoPod 572: Deconstructing Hillsdale is a PseudoPod original.

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There was no real way for the news to tell the story anyway. Think of those 3-D sculptures which appear as an elephant when seen head on, but take four steps to the right and suddenly it looks like a giraffe. Same with the Hillsdale event – you look directly at the facts and you will never see the evidence that matters. You have to approach it sideways.


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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 04:42:29 PM »

The host's words after the show made me think about the story in a whole new way. I think I need to listen/read again, because now I'm not even sure what I think about it. I did enjoy the unusual structure.
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 02:49:34 PM »

A No Sleep & PseudoPod collaboration?! Might fine, mighty fine.  I shared it with my spouse who teaches Theory Of Knowledge (ToK) in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at her high school.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 01:06:31 PM »

So where is Pseudopod 571..? Anyway, I really like "patchwork" narratives where one has to piece together the story from many different accounts and mediums. Personally, I think #RandyIsAHero.
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 01:12:23 PM »

571 will be arriving shortly. We apologize for the delay.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 01:15:52 PM »

571 will be arriving shortly. We apologize for the delay.

Great to hear, Shawn! Just making sure it wasn't eaten by a chthonic tentacled horror.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 09:37:20 AM »


...{edit}...eaten by a chthonic tentacled horror... {edit}...

Now THAT is a great phrase.  Greetings from snowy Toronto, eh.
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 10:15:17 AM »

The host's words after the show made me think about the story in a whole new way. I think I need to listen/read again, because now I'm not even sure what I think about it. I did enjoy the unusual structure.

I agree to some extent. I had accepted that the media view that Randy was a deranged criminal was not the real story by the end and the host commentary made me second guess that. I decided in the end that the author had meant Randy to be a misunderstood hero, not a racist crazy person. The story makes it pretty clear that the traveling band were not really gypsies anyways.
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2018, 10:43:20 AM »


I decided in the end that the author had meant Randy to be a misunderstood hero, not a racist crazy person.
 

I think it's easy to say the narrator POV meant to portray Randy as a misunderstood hero. It's less easy to assign authorial intent.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2018, 04:16:49 PM »

All my monstrous behavior can be justified by self interest. For example - my son died of an opiate overdose in 2008 (a man a head of his time). I know who his pusher was. By now he has a family. It is easy to be a monster. Very monstrous to take responsibility.


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