Fringecast 2012: SuperHappyMelancholy-expialidocious

Seth Lepore’s Losing My Religion was an audience favorite during the 2011 Minnesota Fringe, and now he returns for SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidocious!

I am a skeptic and nonbeliever, but my journey is decidedly boring next to Lepore’s, who left Catholicism at 14 years old to explore Eastern philosophies and other facets of  New Ageism. The first part of his self-help trilogy, Losing My Religion, covers those experiences, while the second part, SuperHappyMelancholyexpialidocious, features his journey into the happiness movement and how it intersects with the commoditization of spirituality.

This is a rebroadcast from March, so the dates and venue in the podcast are incorrect. If you want to be cool and see Seth Lepore and [ShowWithUnspellableTitle], you need to be 1) going to the Minnesota Fringe Festival, 2) at Huge Theater, and 3) there on August 5, 7, 8, 9, and 12th.


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17 comments for “Fringecast 2012: SuperHappyMelancholy-expialidocious

  1. October 15, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    The sentiments exeersspd in Charles Sellers’ book remind me of a book called Ishmael that my AP English teacher assigned. I remember I gave it to you for Christmas one year, knowing that you would disagree in every opinion exeersspd in it. The main thing I knew you’d disagree with, coincidentally, was the narrator’s moaning about how Western society transformed from hunting/gathering to agrarian living and later bartering. Looking back on it now, what may have surprised me the most was how I was reading a book for school that complained about specialization, when my fourth-grade history textbook had entire chapters devoted to how important and wonderful specialization is for the evolution of society.I have another reaction to this post, which is informed by the fact that I just finished reading a biography of Abigail Adams. Sellers wrote this book about the years 1815 to 1846, praising Americans for growing food and bartering and being humble. It so happens that right around 1809 or so Abigail Adams started complaining about how Americans were becoming less morally sound and more materialistic and European in their tastes. Of course, by that time Abigail had a sizable collection of fine European furniture and had doubled the size of the Adams house by way of new construction (pardon the phrase, Mom) so she shouldn’t be overlooked as part of that movement .

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    It’s a pleasure to find such rationality in an answer. Welcome to the debate.

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