Episode 19: Don’t look at me. I’m just the parent.


In Episode 19, Ham & Chuck look back at their tortured childhoods and the therapy that resulted… wait, that’s not right. We discuss other people’s tortured childhoods and the therapy they will require, which thanks to The “Learning” Channel, is available for the entire world to watch. The Romans and their gladiators had nothing on us – we can watch lives destroyed in slow motion and DVR it. Sound judgmental? Well, that’s because IT IS!

News stories:

At what point does entertainment become kidsploitation? We don't know, but we're well past it. Photo credit: Honey Boo Boo's FB page

Mentions, Honorable and Definitely Otherwise:

  • TLC – The “Learning” Channel
  • Honey Boo Boo
  • June Thompson
  • Beantown Bedding co-founder Kirsten Lambert
  • MunchyMart.com
  • HillFresh Laundry
  • Susanna Barrett
  • TMZ
  • Huffington Post
  • Daily Mail Online
  • Wendy Dickey
  • Sasha Charnin Morrison, fashion director at Us Weekly
  • Dr. Alan Hilfer, director of psychology at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City
  • Anne D’Innocenzio
  • Oliver St. John
  • Lauren Schutte
  • Tim Goodman
  • Amber Goodhand