Originally aired: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
John ponders the implications of a presidential election so focused on a big, yellow bird. John fondly remembers when he was a 'Mister Rogers' fan and plays clips from when Fred Rogers implored the US Senate back in 1969 to not cut funding on public programming. Seattle shop owners are getting tired of panhandlers pretending to be crippled just to get money. John shares a story of a Union Gospel Mission member who lost his wife and children to a drunk driving accident and how his life spiraled out of control thereafter landing him in the Union Gospel Mission. A renowned neuroscientist, Eben Alexander says he's been to heaven, fluffy clouds and all. What would you do for a unique dining experience? Would you dine naked or have a monkey serve you?