Thursday’s Podcast: What It Means to Be a Fan

I don’t normally record podcasts in back-to-back days. But this is no normal week. So we recorded an emergency podcast this afternoon.

No, not about impeachment. (Here’s that emergency pod from my Political Science colleagues.) One about the Minnesota Twins clinching the American League’s Central Division!

Go Twins!

Here’s the thing… I’ve been alive for all but three of the Twins’ playoff appearances. They’re not the Yankees, but they make the postseason more than occasionally. Yet instead of acting like I’ve been there, I found myself feeling very emotional this morning.

So why was I wiping away tears this morning? To help me understand myself, I asked Chris Moore to join me for a special, short episode of The 252. We talked about everything from the Rust Belt to Karl Marx to what social psychologists call the “BIRG” effect.

Click here to download or stream the episode from Podbean.