In the Season One wrap up, Josh and Sara (Karen) are joined by Chris Green (The GravityBeard Show), Steven Pappas (Is This Adulting?), Sara DaSilva (Audible Feast), and Shannon Martin (Podbean) to discuss the season as whole. We talk ethics, the contagious nomenclature of Karen and Ellen, favorite moments, armchair detectives, and Season Two. Plus, Steven takes us down a psychological rabbithole; and the group shares their own Karen and Ellen moments in life.
And, listeners chime in to share their favorite theories, episodes, and highlights of The Karen and Ellen Letters!
Sara, Jeff, and Josh answer listener questions, talk about the production of the podcast, theorize, and share personal stories of friendship and life lessons.
In this first part of the final Aftershow, Sara (Karen), Jeff (Mark), and Josh comment on the letters featured in the finale.
A revealing connection is made. A villain emerges. Josh, Jeff, and Sara do some investigating, with varying success. Ellen leaves something behind. An email is sent. A package is shipped. We see the return of several old characters, and meet some new ones. We learn a shocking truth about one of our letter-writers, that changes everything.
Plus, bloopers and drunken ad-libbing, by Jeff and Sara.
What starts off as a morose Aftershow (with all that anti-semitism talk) quickly devolves into drunken hysteria when the word of the day comes up 16 times in two consecutive letters.
Ellen has an awkward dinner with Karen's family. Karen and Rob use a newspaper article to appraise the mermaid clock. The Karen & Ellen Letters hit the stage, and are quickly retired to a box forever. Someone strange enters the fray.
Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast, and Ali and Charlie from In Sight, join me to discuss Karen and Ellen's strange relationship with Mark, whether socio-economics play a role in stupidity, and Ali's and Charlie's long history with the letters.
Josh piques Karen's interest. A real, old valuable antique goes missing. Ellen writes an OpEd. And new questions about Ellen arise.