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Welcome Home

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Kirsten & Graham

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The Home-Ec class you wish you’d been offered. Join hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap, two best friends on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Real moms, real families, real budgets, real homes.

Latest Episodes

Permission Granted! Allowing Yourself To Be Who You Want To Be! Episode 160

Today on Welcome Home we’re waiving the magic wand and giving everyone “Permission” We're having a fun talk about a serious topic: Being Who You Were Made to Be and Letting Go of the Rest! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with out new friend Melissa Camara Wilkins about ditching the pressure to fit in, measure up, and have it all together. We’ll discuss wearing jeans to a yoga class, why “I have other gifts!” should replace “I'm the Worst!” as your inner mantra and exactly how are do Graham and Kirsten make a vegetarian talk about bacon? Hint: It’s much longer than we should have! All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home! “You don’t need a special pass to be yourself--you can just choose” Click to take the Permission Personality Quiz! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: NATIVE DEODORANT Native creates safe, simple, effective products with trusted ingredients and trusted performance. Not convinced? Check out the 7,000 5-star reviews from their customers. Their products are formulated without aluminum, parabens and talc. Instead, they're filled with ingredients found in nature, such as coconut oil (antimicrobial), shea butter (moisturizer & emollient), tapioca starch (absorbs wetness). Native is made in the USA with ingredients thoughtfully sourced from around the world and they never test on animals. Classic Deodorant scents include Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose, Cucumber & Mint and Eucalyptus & Mint. They offer free returns and exchanges in the USA so there's no risk to try. THE GREAT DEAL: For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code WELCOMEHOME during checkout!

50 MIN1 w ago
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Permission Granted! Allowing Yourself To Be Who You Want To Be! Episode 160

A Dangerous Episode for Boy Moms: Why Stinkbombs are the new Yoga! Episode 159

LOOK OUT! Today on Welcome Home ... there's danger ahead! Want to be a cool boy mom? Want to learn how to make the world’s best paper airplanes? Make something explode? Pick a lock? Life skills, baby. We’re all about the life skills! We’re talking with International Man of Mystery and Danger, Conn Iggulden about the book that every boy needs on their nightstand now: The Double Dangerous Book for Boys. Plus, how many syllables does Graham’s name really have? Why Kirsten is not signing up for the Tour De France, and why a lasagna waiting in your fridge may just be the secret to happiness! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: STITCH FIX KIDS Kids are individuals, so why would we put them all in the same clothes? Help your child look their best, express their style, and stand taller with Stitch Fix Kids. When your kid looks good, they feel good. Stitch Fix gives you quality you can feel, and style your child will love. Stitch Fix Kids is an online personal styling service for your kids that delivers ...

50 MIN3 w ago
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A Dangerous Episode for Boy Moms: Why Stinkbombs are the new Yoga! Episode 159

This is Creepy! Our Annual Chat about Halloween! Episode 158

Today’s episode can be summed up in one word: CREEPY! We’re chatting about October, otherwise known as our favorite month of the year, with the best halloween expert we could find: Graham. We’ll also talk about why this year was extra special because it included Kirsten’s amazing trip to Birmingham to visit Graham! Join Graham and Kirsten as we dig into which costumes are hot this year and which Halloween movies make our all time favorites list. Plus, how the “hands free” movement is not just for cell phones, a surprise school night soiree for a stranger, and why we believe that if you plan to attend an Alabama Bigfoot seminar, it’s polite to at minimum, order a coca-cola. All that and more on today’s creepy episode of Welcome Home! Links we mentioned on the show: https://www.glamour.com/story/most-searched-halloween-costumes-2019 https://www.countryliving.com/life/entertainment/g3624/best-halloween-movies/ https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/a28121259/pop-cult...

42 MINOCT 11
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This is Creepy! Our Annual Chat about Halloween! Episode 158

On Man Buns and Monograms! It’s all about Grand Millennials ! Episode 157

We're putting on our granny panties and pulling out our stitching needles... it's a GRANDMillennial celebration. We have been validated! On today's episode we're chatting all about the amazing article in this month's House Beautiful that introduced us to our new favorite term! All hail the age of the Grand- Millennial. Haven’t heard of a Grand Millennial? We'll explain why all things old lady are suddenly new again. Join us as we discuss Emma Bazilian's brilliant new term with one of the thought leaders of the movement, Rudy Saunders of Dorothy Draper and Co. (or as we like to call him Rudy the Prep!) Plus, never fear...blue and white is here to stay, why we think needlepointing may be the new adult coloring book, and the 1987 encyclopedia set that just won’t die. To learn more, here's a link to our new favorite article in House Beautiful: https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a28594040/grandmillennial-design/ And you can follow Rudy on Instagram @RudythePrep And our fave resou...

38 MINSEP 27
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On Man Buns and Monograms! It’s all about Grand Millennials ! Episode 157

“Coffee to Go; Add Extra Pumpkin!” Plus Other Uniquely American Headscratchers! Episode 156

Today on Welcome Home we’ll talk a little bit about manners, a LOT about international protocol, and a whole bunch of what we do in America that is confusing to the rest of the world. Is it cool to walk the streets with a latte? What about ordering your dinner with extra salt? And how about riding shotgun in a taxi? You’ll find out what’s hot and what’s NOT around the globe! Plus, why the World Series may have baseball fans living a lie, go-to karaoke song ideas, and why we’re serving dinner on our salad plates. All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home. Much of our source material came from this excellent article we enjoyed in Redbook Magazine. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: BetterHelp Is there something that interferes with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 U...

54 MINSEP 13
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“Coffee to Go; Add Extra Pumpkin!” Plus Other Uniquely American Headscratchers! Episode 156

I’ll Bring You Dinner! How to turn cooking for others into an act of love and service; Episode 155

Today on Welcome Home, we’re stepping into the kitchen, dusting off our aprons, and getting to work--- all in the name of showing love and building community. Whether it’s new babies, new homes, dealing with illness, or even grieving the death of a loved one, one of the most powerful and restorative ways to serve the people in our lives is to bring food made by our own hands. On today’s episode we’re chatting with Janet Reich Elsbach, home cook and author of “Extra Helping” Recipes for Caring, Connecting, and Building Community One Dish at a Time. Plus, why sad people like to nibble, Kirsten’s gross love of cola bottle gummies, and the time a homemade lasagna was served with boxer shorts and a teacup. All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AUDIBLE ESCAPE Audible Escape is a monthly subscription that provides unlimited listening to thousands of love stories. This package includes more than18,000 titles by best-selling and beloved romance ...

59 MINAUG 30
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I’ll Bring You Dinner! How to turn cooking for others into an act of love and service; Episode 155

Time Management for Moms, Everyday Household Hacks, & What to Do When You’re Out of Toothpicks! Episode 154

On today’episode, we’re feeling all back-to-school-ish and talking about the small and big things we do --and the things we want to do!-- to make our weeks run more smoothly. We'll chat about what we've learned about guarding our time, preplanning our mornings, scheduling our weeks, clearing up head space, and communicating with our spouses. Plus, Lisa Frank vs. JoJo Siwa, why Kirsten's household loves "Sunday no-Funday", how the Graham is the MacGaver of toothpicks, and why laundromats aren’t just for people without washing machines! All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: PLANT PACKAGE Plant Package subscriptions make gardening easy by delivering plants, pots, and soil right to your doorstep. In each themed box, they send you everything you need to create a beautiful potted arrangement – four fully-grown plants ranging from flowers and foliage to herbs and fruits, a pot, the right amount of soil, nutrients, and if you want – a cool accessory....

56 MINAUG 16
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Time Management for Moms, Everyday Household Hacks, & What to Do When You’re Out of Toothpicks! Episode 154

Wait, What? That’s not true? Debunking myths we’ve all been believing! Episode 153

On today’s episode, we’re getting all “science-y” and debunking some widely held medical and household beliefs. We’ll examine a long list of remedies, cures, and practices we're using that might have absolutely NO scientific bearing on our lives.What’s a time tested truth and what’s an old wives tale? ...And then we'll also just debate some other things we're not quite sure we believe. Plus, what we’ve learned from British pen-pals, what Cinderella really thought about sensible footwear, Kirsten’s obsession with daily step counts, and Graham’s steadfast, lifelong commitment to lucky pennies. All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home! Links we mentioned on the show: Separating Medical Fact from Fiction: 10 medical myths that have been debunked Fact or Fiction: A dossier on Old Beliefs that Die Hard 25 Crazy old Wives Tales People Still Believe SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: THE CITIZENRY The Citizenry is a socially conscious home décor brand bringing time-tested crafts...

44 MINAUG 2
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Wait, What? That’s not true? Debunking myths we’ve all been believing! Episode 153

What the Heck is the Enneagram Anyway? Episode 152

It seems like everyone is talking about their Enneagram number. But we really had no idea what the Enneagram was or why any of this mattered anyway? But fear not friends! Because today on Welcome Home, we’re bringing in an expert and we’re taking a stab at the baffling world of the Enneagram. Join us as we chat with Certified Enneagram Coach, Lindsey Bailey, who helps usdig into our personality types and help you figure out yours. Plus, driving and honking in New York City, why sitters always drive us crazy (no, we’re not talking about babysitters) and why we’ve now had an expert confirm that we’re perfect partners. Links we mentioned on the show... https://www.enneagramspectrum.com/testing/ https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/ https://ianmorgancron.com/assessment https://www.truity.com/view/personality-test-finder To find out more about Lindsey, follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enneagram_joy/ SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARE/OF Care/of is a subscription service that de...

63 MINJUL 26
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What the Heck is the Enneagram Anyway? Episode 152

OMG!? Do you seriously not know how to do that? Episode 151

WHAT?? OMG! FOR REAL? HOW THE HECK DID WE MISS THAT? Today on Welcome Home, we’re diving into all the things we think our kids should be able to do... and we’re going way beyond shoe tying, swimming and reading! We’ve made a long list of skills we think all kids should know how to do. We’re just not sure who’s actually teaching these things? Plus, we’ll discuss Kirsten’s revolutionary new egg cooking method, Graham’s dad's raw meat obsession, and how Kirsten’s kiddos are clearly closet pyromaniacs… (But they're not! And good luck to anyone hoping Graham's kids can start a campfire!) All that and more, on this week’s episode of Welcome Home. Special Bonus: We've had lots of requests for a show or tips for gardeners so at the end of this episode, we have a special treat for our listeners. Ben Hale from the Easy Living Yards Podcast will have a quick 3 minute segment full of tips for great and easy yard care. You can learn more about Ben at his website: www.EasyLivingYards.c...

50 MINJUL 19
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OMG!? Do you seriously not know how to do that? Episode 151

Latest Episodes

Permission Granted! Allowing Yourself To Be Who You Want To Be! Episode 160

Today on Welcome Home we’re waiving the magic wand and giving everyone “Permission” We're having a fun talk about a serious topic: Being Who You Were Made to Be and Letting Go of the Rest! Join hosts Kirsten and Graham as we chat with out new friend Melissa Camara Wilkins about ditching the pressure to fit in, measure up, and have it all together. We’ll discuss wearing jeans to a yoga class, why “I have other gifts!” should replace “I'm the Worst!” as your inner mantra and exactly how are do Graham and Kirsten make a vegetarian talk about bacon? Hint: It’s much longer than we should have! All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home! “You don’t need a special pass to be yourself--you can just choose” Click to take the Permission Personality Quiz! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: NATIVE DEODORANT Native creates safe, simple, effective products with trusted ingredients and trusted performance. Not convinced? Check out the 7,000 5-star reviews from their customers. Their products are formulated without aluminum, parabens and talc. Instead, they're filled with ingredients found in nature, such as coconut oil (antimicrobial), shea butter (moisturizer & emollient), tapioca starch (absorbs wetness). Native is made in the USA with ingredients thoughtfully sourced from around the world and they never test on animals. Classic Deodorant scents include Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose, Cucumber & Mint and Eucalyptus & Mint. They offer free returns and exchanges in the USA so there's no risk to try. THE GREAT DEAL: For 20% off your first purchase, visit nativedeodorant.com and use promo code WELCOMEHOME during checkout!

50 MIN1 w ago
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Permission Granted! Allowing Yourself To Be Who You Want To Be! Episode 160

A Dangerous Episode for Boy Moms: Why Stinkbombs are the new Yoga! Episode 159

LOOK OUT! Today on Welcome Home ... there's danger ahead! Want to be a cool boy mom? Want to learn how to make the world’s best paper airplanes? Make something explode? Pick a lock? Life skills, baby. We’re all about the life skills! We’re talking with International Man of Mystery and Danger, Conn Iggulden about the book that every boy needs on their nightstand now: The Double Dangerous Book for Boys. Plus, how many syllables does Graham’s name really have? Why Kirsten is not signing up for the Tour De France, and why a lasagna waiting in your fridge may just be the secret to happiness! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: STITCH FIX KIDS Kids are individuals, so why would we put them all in the same clothes? Help your child look their best, express their style, and stand taller with Stitch Fix Kids. When your kid looks good, they feel good. Stitch Fix gives you quality you can feel, and style your child will love. Stitch Fix Kids is an online personal styling service for your kids that delivers ...

50 MIN3 w ago
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A Dangerous Episode for Boy Moms: Why Stinkbombs are the new Yoga! Episode 159

This is Creepy! Our Annual Chat about Halloween! Episode 158

Today’s episode can be summed up in one word: CREEPY! We’re chatting about October, otherwise known as our favorite month of the year, with the best halloween expert we could find: Graham. We’ll also talk about why this year was extra special because it included Kirsten’s amazing trip to Birmingham to visit Graham! Join Graham and Kirsten as we dig into which costumes are hot this year and which Halloween movies make our all time favorites list. Plus, how the “hands free” movement is not just for cell phones, a surprise school night soiree for a stranger, and why we believe that if you plan to attend an Alabama Bigfoot seminar, it’s polite to at minimum, order a coca-cola. All that and more on today’s creepy episode of Welcome Home! Links we mentioned on the show: https://www.glamour.com/story/most-searched-halloween-costumes-2019 https://www.countryliving.com/life/entertainment/g3624/best-halloween-movies/ https://www.cosmopolitan.com/style-beauty/fashion/a28121259/pop-cult...

42 MINOCT 11
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This is Creepy! Our Annual Chat about Halloween! Episode 158

On Man Buns and Monograms! It’s all about Grand Millennials ! Episode 157

We're putting on our granny panties and pulling out our stitching needles... it's a GRANDMillennial celebration. We have been validated! On today's episode we're chatting all about the amazing article in this month's House Beautiful that introduced us to our new favorite term! All hail the age of the Grand- Millennial. Haven’t heard of a Grand Millennial? We'll explain why all things old lady are suddenly new again. Join us as we discuss Emma Bazilian's brilliant new term with one of the thought leaders of the movement, Rudy Saunders of Dorothy Draper and Co. (or as we like to call him Rudy the Prep!) Plus, never fear...blue and white is here to stay, why we think needlepointing may be the new adult coloring book, and the 1987 encyclopedia set that just won’t die. To learn more, here's a link to our new favorite article in House Beautiful: https://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/a28594040/grandmillennial-design/ And you can follow Rudy on Instagram @RudythePrep And our fave resou...

38 MINSEP 27
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On Man Buns and Monograms! It’s all about Grand Millennials ! Episode 157

“Coffee to Go; Add Extra Pumpkin!” Plus Other Uniquely American Headscratchers! Episode 156

Today on Welcome Home we’ll talk a little bit about manners, a LOT about international protocol, and a whole bunch of what we do in America that is confusing to the rest of the world. Is it cool to walk the streets with a latte? What about ordering your dinner with extra salt? And how about riding shotgun in a taxi? You’ll find out what’s hot and what’s NOT around the globe! Plus, why the World Series may have baseball fans living a lie, go-to karaoke song ideas, and why we’re serving dinner on our salad plates. All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home. Much of our source material came from this excellent article we enjoyed in Redbook Magazine. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: BetterHelp Is there something that interferes with your happiness or is preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp online counseling is there for you. With BetterHelp you can get help on your own time and at your own pace through secure, confidential video or phone sessions. BetterHelp has 3000 U...

54 MINSEP 13
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“Coffee to Go; Add Extra Pumpkin!” Plus Other Uniquely American Headscratchers! Episode 156

I’ll Bring You Dinner! How to turn cooking for others into an act of love and service; Episode 155

Today on Welcome Home, we’re stepping into the kitchen, dusting off our aprons, and getting to work--- all in the name of showing love and building community. Whether it’s new babies, new homes, dealing with illness, or even grieving the death of a loved one, one of the most powerful and restorative ways to serve the people in our lives is to bring food made by our own hands. On today’s episode we’re chatting with Janet Reich Elsbach, home cook and author of “Extra Helping” Recipes for Caring, Connecting, and Building Community One Dish at a Time. Plus, why sad people like to nibble, Kirsten’s gross love of cola bottle gummies, and the time a homemade lasagna was served with boxer shorts and a teacup. All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: AUDIBLE ESCAPE Audible Escape is a monthly subscription that provides unlimited listening to thousands of love stories. This package includes more than18,000 titles by best-selling and beloved romance ...

59 MINAUG 30
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I’ll Bring You Dinner! How to turn cooking for others into an act of love and service; Episode 155

Time Management for Moms, Everyday Household Hacks, & What to Do When You’re Out of Toothpicks! Episode 154

On today’episode, we’re feeling all back-to-school-ish and talking about the small and big things we do --and the things we want to do!-- to make our weeks run more smoothly. We'll chat about what we've learned about guarding our time, preplanning our mornings, scheduling our weeks, clearing up head space, and communicating with our spouses. Plus, Lisa Frank vs. JoJo Siwa, why Kirsten's household loves "Sunday no-Funday", how the Graham is the MacGaver of toothpicks, and why laundromats aren’t just for people without washing machines! All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: PLANT PACKAGE Plant Package subscriptions make gardening easy by delivering plants, pots, and soil right to your doorstep. In each themed box, they send you everything you need to create a beautiful potted arrangement – four fully-grown plants ranging from flowers and foliage to herbs and fruits, a pot, the right amount of soil, nutrients, and if you want – a cool accessory....

56 MINAUG 16
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Time Management for Moms, Everyday Household Hacks, & What to Do When You’re Out of Toothpicks! Episode 154

Wait, What? That’s not true? Debunking myths we’ve all been believing! Episode 153

On today’s episode, we’re getting all “science-y” and debunking some widely held medical and household beliefs. We’ll examine a long list of remedies, cures, and practices we're using that might have absolutely NO scientific bearing on our lives.What’s a time tested truth and what’s an old wives tale? ...And then we'll also just debate some other things we're not quite sure we believe. Plus, what we’ve learned from British pen-pals, what Cinderella really thought about sensible footwear, Kirsten’s obsession with daily step counts, and Graham’s steadfast, lifelong commitment to lucky pennies. All that and more on this week’s episode of Welcome Home! Links we mentioned on the show: Separating Medical Fact from Fiction: 10 medical myths that have been debunked Fact or Fiction: A dossier on Old Beliefs that Die Hard 25 Crazy old Wives Tales People Still Believe SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: THE CITIZENRY The Citizenry is a socially conscious home décor brand bringing time-tested crafts...

44 MINAUG 2
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Wait, What? That’s not true? Debunking myths we’ve all been believing! Episode 153

What the Heck is the Enneagram Anyway? Episode 152

It seems like everyone is talking about their Enneagram number. But we really had no idea what the Enneagram was or why any of this mattered anyway? But fear not friends! Because today on Welcome Home, we’re bringing in an expert and we’re taking a stab at the baffling world of the Enneagram. Join us as we chat with Certified Enneagram Coach, Lindsey Bailey, who helps usdig into our personality types and help you figure out yours. Plus, driving and honking in New York City, why sitters always drive us crazy (no, we’re not talking about babysitters) and why we’ve now had an expert confirm that we’re perfect partners. Links we mentioned on the show... https://www.enneagramspectrum.com/testing/ https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/ https://ianmorgancron.com/assessment https://www.truity.com/view/personality-test-finder To find out more about Lindsey, follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enneagram_joy/ SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARE/OF Care/of is a subscription service that de...

63 MINJUL 26
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What the Heck is the Enneagram Anyway? Episode 152

OMG!? Do you seriously not know how to do that? Episode 151

WHAT?? OMG! FOR REAL? HOW THE HECK DID WE MISS THAT? Today on Welcome Home, we’re diving into all the things we think our kids should be able to do... and we’re going way beyond shoe tying, swimming and reading! We’ve made a long list of skills we think all kids should know how to do. We’re just not sure who’s actually teaching these things? Plus, we’ll discuss Kirsten’s revolutionary new egg cooking method, Graham’s dad's raw meat obsession, and how Kirsten’s kiddos are clearly closet pyromaniacs… (But they're not! And good luck to anyone hoping Graham's kids can start a campfire!) All that and more, on this week’s episode of Welcome Home. Special Bonus: We've had lots of requests for a show or tips for gardeners so at the end of this episode, we have a special treat for our listeners. Ben Hale from the Easy Living Yards Podcast will have a quick 3 minute segment full of tips for great and easy yard care. You can learn more about Ben at his website: www.EasyLivingYards.c...

50 MINJUL 19
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OMG!? Do you seriously not know how to do that? Episode 151
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