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#14 – Homeless Scurvy Pirates

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Sometimes, despite your best intentions, things go horribly wrong. This episode is one of those times. Sure, our panelists wanted to discuss meaningful topics. They even started off discussing things like battling cancer and helping fight youth homelessness! Things could only be held together for so long though before they devolved into discussions about scurvy, what happens when you lose one sense, and bad movies from the 1980’s. We’re sorry. We’re so very, very sorry.

All that being said, there are some important things that have recently taken place. There are also some important things that are taking place in the near future.

One thing that just happened is the Covenant House Sleep Out: Stage and Screen in which $388,084 was raised to support homeless youth. The Sleep Out is a unique experience meant to encourage awareness, empathy, and understanding for the immeasurable odds that homeless young people overcome. Advocates throughout the United States and Canada accept the challenge to sleep outside for one night at Covenant House sites as well as in private backyards, school grounds, and community spaces. It’s about showing homeless youth unconditional love and absolute respect — demonstrating in word and action that someone cares about them. If you want to find out more about how you can register for next year’s event, please visit their website.

The event that’s coming up is one that’s near and dear to our hearts. It’s the American Cancer Society’s Big Dig and it’s taking place Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the Utah State Fairpark. The Big Dig gives local Utah children, focusing particularly on those with cancer, the opportunity to attend and operate heavy machinery, including excavators, scissor lifts, and more. Cancer is someone that affects everyone to some extent. We hope to see you there!

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Zohner

Director of Podcast & Technical OperationsAfter developing a love of Star Wars and comic books as a child, Zohner was destined to be a geek. With interests touching on computers, video games, tech, books, TV and movies, and toys and collectibles, he is the epitome of a well-rounded geek. When he's not writing articles or podcasting, he can be found managing projects for a software company or spending time with his family.

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