It's all fun and games until someone gets detained at the airport. Consider today's installment of the Kicking the Seat Podcast a digital protest sign, a rallying cry for several nuanced, national conversations we so desperately need to have. David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel joins Ian to talk about Lloyd Kramer's alternately haunting and uplifting documentary, Midsummer in Newtown, about how an unusual school play helps a community rebuild in the aftermath of tragedy.*
Also, Ian shares a letter from the Chicago Film Critics Association to our newly minted POTUS, regarding last weekend's Muslim travel ban (fear not, Conservative listeners: Ian's got a few choice words for the Left, too).
We promise a return to the Ha-Ha times soon enough, but Episode 191 is a Works Project for the soul, a pebble-skip in the ocean of public discourse.
*You can see Midsummer in Newtown this Thursday at the Gene Siskel Film Center, with special guests in attendance!