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Wednesday, January 17th is National Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day, and the Rev will be explaining why the day exists, the history of making resolutions for a new year, what the most common resolutions are, why we don't keep the resolutions we make, and why he gave up making resolutions around the holidays.

Episode Playlist: January 14th, 2018

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Sunday, January 7th, is "I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day," when we as human beings fight back against the injustices inflicted upon us, and show that we cannot be controlled nor contained like wild animals. We show that we have our own lives and our own prerogatives. In this episode, the Reverend Jeff Smith talks about why we need a day like this, how to resist, how not to resist, the philosophy of resistance, and the birth of Spirit of Resistance Radio!

Episode Playlist: January 7th, 2018

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Happy New Year from the Church of Classic Rock! On this last episode of 2017, join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he digs into the "why" of New Year's - why is it on December 31st, why people's traditions for observing the new year around the world might seem a bit strange (and they kinda are), and why do we celebrate it as we do in the United State? Plus, the Reverend looks back on his 2017 and offers his hope for the year to come.

Episode Playlist: December 31st, 2017

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Happy Christmas Eve! In this episode, we're celebrating a multitude of December holidays on the Church of Classic Rock! The Reverend will be discussion the history of the christian celebration in December, followed by stories from the Jewish holiday, the secular celebration of Santa Claus, and a celtic tale from the Yule traditions. And the Reverend will share his love of a classic holiday tale as well!

Episode Playlist: December 24th, 2017

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Thursday, December 21st, is National Look on the Bright Side Day! In this episode, the Rev'll take a look at the celebration, how pessimism makes you susceptible to illness (both mental and physical) vs. how being positive can actually improve your health, how you can more easily focus on the positive, why staying positive is important, and finally the Rev will talk about his own struggles with finding a positive outlook on life.

Episode Playlist: December 17th, 2017

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Friday, December 15th, is National Underdog Day, when we celebrate the victories that are just that much more memorable because no one thought they could happen! Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he explores the celebration day itself, how underdogs might just have more power than anyone suspects, his favorite underdog stories in cinema history, why we cheer for the underdogs at all, and the Rev offers his personal reflections on the whole "underdog" phenomena.

Episode Playlist: December 10th, 2017

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Thursday, December 7th, is a day that will live in infamy - the anniversary of the attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor in 1941 that catapulted the United States into the 2nd World War. Join the Reverend Jeff Smith as he remembers the events that brought us to the bring of war, and beyond, including the events in Europe, the Societ Union, Asia, and elsewhere around the world. Plus, the Reverend offers his own tribute to the brave men and women who serve, and have served, in the military to keep us free throughout the history of the United States of America.

Episode Playlist: December 3rd, 2017

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Thursday, November 30th, is National Stay Home Because You're Well Day, a day to recognize the importance of taking time off just for your own mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being! Let the Reverend Jeff Smith tell you all about the day, explain what self-care actually is, why it's so very important to you and to everyone you care about and for, some ideas for what to do on your "day off," and his personal reflections on the importance of taking care of yourself!

Episode Playlist: November 26th, 2017

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Thursday, November 23rd, is Thanksgiving in the United States. And even though things have gotten a lot darker, in general, since Thanksgiving 2016, there are still things to be grateful for, and the Reverend Jeff Smith has found them for you! Hear about the strides in fighting racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia from the most recent election! Remember the glory that was the Women's March in January of this year! And hear about some of the fantastic advances in science that have been revealed this year! If you're having trouble coming up with things to be thankful for this year, listen to this episode!

Episode Playlist: November 19th, 2017

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