Episode 117

The Flu Shots of Siracusa County


April 30th, 2013

1 hr 31 mins 41 secs

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TOPIC: Offices, and when to get out of them.

This week—in what will surely be remembered as the greatest Back to Work episode of all time—Dan and Merlin eventually talk about working at a desk and when to take it someplace else.

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