#42: 'Harper Lee's Snapchat Would Have Been Lit'

This week, Cher and James discuss the passing of American author Harper Lee, and her lasting impression on them. They also dig deep into the recent controversy of both Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé's recent performances. In Open Call, Cher gives a shout out to a recent podcast episode, and James gives some love to a hygiene habit.

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References made during our conversation:

Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, on of the best books of our time

Kendrick Lamar's revolutionary performance at the Grammy's

Beyoncé is being boycotted from police in a few cities, due to her video showing police brutality

You know we couldn't forget about Open Call:

Cher: The Memory Palace's latest episode about Robert Smalls

James: Laundromats

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Script written by Cher and James.

Music by U+1F60C.

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