Back Row 561 – 564 | The New Etiquette Rules of 2023 (Week 1)
The New York Times published a near-200 rule-deep Etiquette Guide for 2023, updating classic social rules in several areas. Here, Radio Matt & Mo go through the "Friends & Lovers" section and the "Strangers & Others" section to see if they agree with them or have a better idea.
One Piece at 1000: Finding Freedom in a Straw Hat
Writer Steven Dobek reflects on One Piece's resounding theme that we can feel more alive and free when we commit to and serve other people.
The Power of Communion in Ted Lasso
Ted Lasso is more than a dumb American football coach struggling to coach soccer: he is a picture of what it looks like to value people over progress.
How to Lose Friends and Manipulate People in WandaVision Episode 4
We all put up walls but WandaVision episode 4 reminds us that we need friends who will love us enough to help us face reality.
The Haunting of Bly Manor and the Redemptive Pain of Friendship
The real horror of The Haunting of Bly Manor is the fear of pain in loving others. Even still, it extols the need and value of relationships.
Accepting Help in Hilda
Hilda wants to solve every problem herself, and gets in way over her head, which struck a chord with Madeline.
Saying Goodbye in GRIS
As Gris overcomes her loss, the game GRIS helped David overcome his.
Rocket League and the Blessing of Gaming Communities
When a youth worker started playing Rocket League for the sole purpose of spreading light and positivity, he was greatly surprised by what he found.
The Price of Love in the How to Train Your Dragon Trilogy
In exploring the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, Joey Thurmond is reminded of his grandfather and the legacy he left behind: with love comes sacrifice.
The Ties That Bind – More Than Romance on Valentine’s Day
Spending time with people is work. There’s no way around that. Whether it’s a stranger or the person you know better than anyone else, it takes more than a smile and small talk to get through life in a way that makes all parties feel valued. These are the experiences that gave us pause and […]