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.
Tamie & Sue (and their pets) return to help unpack this doozy of an episode. We discuss our favorite listener conspiracy theories. Hilarity ensues when 3 secular people try to figure out Ellen's interpretation of Karen's interpretation of Catholocism. And the entire commentary seems to be continually haunted by the spirit of Mary Christ.
This week we instate 2 words of the day, and consequently get very drunk. Amanda has a wine pairing specifically for our protagonists. Ellen outsmarts all of us. And we expound upon a dark theory regarding Ellen’s whereabouts. Plus: A lost letter that didn’t make it into the original episode (because: mistakes were made)!
Ellen takes an active role in the election. Uncle Albert takes a scholarly approach to trying to understand Karen’s and Ellen’s malapropisms. Someone makes a big announcement. And The Karen & Ellen Letters go international.