While we certainly do not believe that a radio show can call damage down to itself or to its listeners, we still have a vague, uncertain feeling that coincidence isn't quite what it seems. So instead of focusing during this show about disaster on specific disasters (whether natural or human-made), we chose to focus on the idea of disaster. Mostly as a metaphor. Because that's what songwriters do! They write songs about life & use things like disaster as a metaphor! It's not my fault!
We talk to a disaster movie producer & we talk about disaster movies. A person who wrote how his life is a disaster is interviewed. A librarian tells us about books about disasters & the host's spiritual mentor talks about combatting spiritual disasters. Plus, all the songs you see below.
If it seems like a lot happened during the show, it did. Good eye! If you want to make the joke that Self Help Radio is usually a disaster, well. We made it before you did. Nyah.
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