How the Boys Cultivated a Garden, and What Species of Melons They Found Therein (Voltaire‘s Candide)

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In the first non-Middlemarch episode of the season, the boys tackle Voltaire's fast paced picaresque Candide, and think through issues of humor, how fair the book is to its main target Leibniz, and what it means to live a good, contented life in Candide's world.

SPECIAL BONUS: In our first ever "mini episode," the boys debut a new segment, Postmodern Food Factory, in which they try gross simulacra of actual foods. First up, Mountain Dew Major Melon, a monstrosity of chemical experimentation. Plus, Karl lists all the flavors of Dew he has personally tried. As promised, a link to the delightful Wikipedia page for Mountain Dew flavors. Theme Music: "Shostakovich," by Mucca Pazza.

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