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Men in Charge Season 11, Episode 5: One Man's Coffee is Another Man's Virus

In this episode (only 21 more to go in Season 11), Tony and Kevin make the usual linkages between coffee and viruses, leaving no random thought unuttered. Apparently they have as much free time as you do, Listener! The segments, however, are excellent: 1) A Kafkaesque game show, “Let’s Talk Bureaucracy!,” perhaps isn’t a game at all, unless you mean a “game” like 7th grade dodgeball; 2) A commencement address from that ongoing oddity, Marjorie Taylor Green, armed and ready and bewildered; and 3) RV Rapture 8, when the battle between demonic gerbil Mr. Cuddles and Rupert the Heavenly Slug sort of gets started. Who will prevail? The one with the barbed tail, or the one with the slime trail?

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Kevin Decker, Professor of Philosophy, was left holding the bag when Tony Flinn recently retired from Eastern Washington University. That bag was full of cats. At first, he thought they were cute, but then they woke up and started mauling him. It turned out that the cats were mountain lion cubs, often referred to incorrectly as “cougars.” One had rabies. From his now-permanent hospital bed, Kevin writes for and co-produces “Men in Charge,” the title of which may or may not be ironic
Tony Flinn, known around the model railroad track in his basement as “Professor of English, Emeritus,” recently retired from Eastern Washington University to age in place, like an old car up on blocks in the barn, convenient for climbing behind the wheel and saying “Vroom! Vroom!” He and his co-host and co-producer, Kevin Decker, have been writing and performing in “Men in Charge” since probably 2014, or even earlier, depending on whether you’re using the Julian or Gregorian calendar.