Show Notes for Saturday, April 01, 2023 & Sunday, April 02, 2023

Today we visit with Karla-Simone Spence and Sara Collins about the program “The Confessions of Frannie Langton” based on a novel by Sara Collins.


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April 01

National Play Outside Day

National Handmade Day

National Sourdough Bread Day

National One Cent Day

April Fools’ Day

April 02

Geologists Day

World Autism Awareness Day

National Education And Sharing Day

National Ferret Day

National Peanut Butter And Jelly Day

National Reconciliation Day

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Which app do people most want to delete from their phones? Instagram. Security website VPNOverview analyzed internet search trends for the 30 most popular apps to see which ones people were most interested in dumping, and found more than 900,000 searches in the US over the last 6 months on how to “delete” or “deactivate” Instagram, the most of any app. Facebook was a distant second with almost 400,000 searches, then Snapchat at 217,000 and Twitter at 92,500. In spite of recent controversies, TikTok had just 14,120 searches on how to get rid of it.

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Spring Fever is a real physical condition which commonly occurs when a sudden warm spell follows a long cold period. When the temperature rises, the body needs to get rid of heat; thus, there’s a dilation of the blood vessels so that blood can be carried to the body surface where heat can be lost quickly. Some people experience an energetic feeling when this change happens, due to the body’s reaction to the great amount of internal work going on.


History of the World, Part II” has become Hulu’s most-watched scripted original of 2023 in its first week of launch. The sequel TV series to Mel Brooks’ 1981 film also earned the most social media engagements of any Hulu Original on its premiere day. The 8-episode comedy, released March 6, stars Brooks, Wanda Sykes, Nick Kroll, and Ike Barinholtz, with a rotating door of guest stars.

Barney Stinson’ is back. Neil Patrick Harris will be returning to Hulu’s “How I Met Your Father” for the series’ upcoming Season 2 midseason finale. Harris’ character also made a surprise return in the Season 2 premiere of the spinoff series. He is expected to play a pivotal role in the 2-episode midseason finale, which will stream on Hulu beginning Tuesday. Season 2 will continue with additional episodes beginning May 23. Harris played Barney for 9 seasons on HIMYM.

Aaron Sorkin has revealed he suffered a life-changing stroke in November 2022. The “West Wing” creator told the New York Times that he realized he was grappling with a major health issue when he began “crashing into walls and corners.” Sorkin called the incident a “loud wake-up call,” adding that his doctor said his blood pressure was so high he was “supposed to be dead.” He said he thought he was “one of those people who could eat whatever he wanted, smoke as much as he wanted, and it’s not going to affect me. Boy, was I wrong.” He has since quit smoking and started exercising.

Wendi McLendon-Covey, who plays matriarch ‘Beverly Goldberg’ on the ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs,” said on “Andy Cohen Live” that the exit of former co-star Jeff Garlin was “a long time coming.” When Cohen asked how she felt about Garlin leaving after several complaints about his on-set behavior, she said, “That was a long time coming. And that it finally happened it was like, ‘OK, OK. Finally, someone is listening to us.’” When the show returned for its 10th and final season in September, Garlin’s character ‘Murray’ was revealed to have died after the events of Season 9. The series finale airs May 3.

Jeremy Renner just marked a major milestone in his recovery process. He posted on his Instagram Story that his snow plow has returned to his home in Nevada nearly 3 months after it ran him over. Renner posted a smiling emoji and wrote: “She’s finally making her way home,” alongside a picture of his PistenBully snow removal machine arriving at his house on a flatbed truck. He also wrote: “The cat get[s] a police escort… Feels like The Green Mile!” This massive machine lost traction and slid over Renner on New Year’s Day, breaking 30 of his bones and nearly taking his life.

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A human skull was found near Daytona Beach, Florida.

A recent survey suggested that nearly 75% of people text, email or surf the web while on the toilet.

Scientists have found a more efficient way to suck up CO2 from air — by storing it in baking soda and water. They say that methods of sucking up atmospheric air and filtering out the CO2 can be improved by adding copper to the filter material, potentially opening up the technology to dozens more uses that could produce a meaningful difference in the fight against climate change. The addition of copper also converts the captured CO2 to a harmless baking soda that could be stored in the oceans, or turned into a saleable product. Some scientists say the only way to limit global warming is if we are able to extract some of the CO2 we’ve added to the atmosphere, through carbon capture methods.

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The difference between jelly and jam is that jelly is made with fruit juice, and jam is made with mashed fruit.

In feudal Japan, lords purposely built homes with squeaky floors as a defensive measure against ninjas.

Technically, the word “peacock” only applies to the male species. Females are called “peahens”. The collective name for both is “peafowl.”

According to experts, camels have the worst breath in the animal kingdom.

Males of many species act like infants to woo potential mates.


Question: 66% of us fall asleep with one of THESE in our bed. What Is it?

Answer: TV remote control!

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What is being called the last-ever gas-powered muscle car from Dodge will definitely be going out with a bang – or more likely, with some squeals, and more than a few speeding tickets. The 2023 Challenger SRT Demon 170 will deliver 1,025 horsepower from its 6.2-liter supercharged V-8, and the automaker says it will be the quickest production car made. Automaker Stellantis (formed in 2021 by combining Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA Peugeot) says it can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in an arm-hair raising 1.66 seconds, making it faster than even electric supercars from Tesla and Lucid. Stellantis will stop making gas versions of the Dodge Challenger and Charger — and the big Chrysler 300 sedan — by the end of this year, due to new fuel-economy regulations and the shift to electric vehicles.

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A Reddit thread asked people to confess the dumb things they used to believe. Here are some of the hilarious answers…

☞ “My grandmother told me when I was little that if I didn’t have enough money at the checkout, they would throw me in jail. I was scared of that until I became a teen.”

☞ “I thought toilets really did spin the other way when you crossed the equator.”

My college roommate’s girlfriend asked: “How do they know where to put gas stations?” When he explained that the company probably does market research to determine if there is a need for another station in the area, she responded: “No, I mean how do they know there will be gas on the corner where they build the station?”

☞ “Bats are not blind. They have eyes and can see. Also, they have an excellent night vision.”

☞ “That different sections of our tongue detect different tastes.”

☞ “That we wouldn’t have a calculator on us all the time to figure stuff out.”

☞ “At summer camp, the counselors told us that ‘drop bears’ lived in the forest, and were attracted to noise, and would attack by landing on people. They had signage and everything to confirm it, too.”

☞ “My dad told me that the stripes on the sides of the road, the ones that make a sound when you drive on them, exist so that the blind people can drive without going off the road.”

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Teen Heroes Rush Into Rough Surf And Save Two 11-Year-Old Girls From Drowning