Episode 122

The Crowbar of Loyalty


June 4th, 2013

1 hr 46 mins 15 secs

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TOPIC: Loyalty, Altruism, Reality Check, or Extortion?

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about what we talk about when we talk about "loyalty."

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