During the height of Popeyes Chicken Sandwichmania, we were burying our friend James who was skipping dialysis because, as an hourly food service worker, he couldn't afford to miss work. Luckily, this week we had booked social justice journalist Lisa McCray, the perfect guest for our "very special episode".
There's a lot to learn about race, equity, and how utterly f***ed food capitalism is. We learn about what actually happened during The Baltimore Uprising (known as "The Baltimore Riots" to the national media). We talk about the inherent flaws of our institutions, and how in many ways there are no solutions. There is no easy right or wrong in James' tragedy, nor can we say if you should or shouldn't eat the chicken sandwich. We can't save the world, but we can talk about hard things, listen to others, and learn a lot. We can try to be more compassionate and understanding, and look for little things we can do that make a huge difference. Plus Noah tells us what it's like to fry bacon in the nude, because even in tough times The Robicelli Argument Clinic always stays on brand.