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Not So Deep Thoughts: 10.11.17

The following are three shows you can watch On Demand when you need a distraction or laugh but can’t commit to a binge: The Lowe Files on A&E features the always adorable Rob Lowe and his two sons as they seek to solve long-time mysteries and spooky legends. Outdaughtered on TLC follows the Busby family and their adorable quintuplets. Don’t worry, this is no hate-filled Jon & Kate Plus 8. And finally, Sweet Home Oklahoma on Bravo is about the friendship between three women who truly like each other—no fighting like the Real Housewives of Fill-in-the-Blank!

book » priestdaddy: a memoir by Patricia Lockwood 
Lockwood’s dad was a Lutheran minister who converted to Catholicism and became a priest. He moved his family into the parish rectory, where they lived an unusual life. She ends up leaving the church and marries at 19. Forced to return home with her husband 12 years later, she attempts to live with her odd parents. Lockwood is funny, and her writing makes you keep reading even though you should turn the lights off and go to sleep.

podcast » candidate confessional. Apple Podcasts.
Sam Stein and Jason Cherkis talk to candidates who have lost elections, including those for Congress and the presidency. If you have any interest in what happens behind the political scene, this provides an honest and eye-opening perspective. It makes the talking heads you see on TV seem human! Be sure to listen to the interview with former Missouri secretary of state Jason Kander.