Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club podcast for December 27, 2016 it’s the “Was 2016 Awesome or What?” edition. This is episode number 99 of the HLC Podcast, one short of a century, and our final podcast for the phenomenal year of 2016.

Everybody loves a year in review article or story before New Year’s and since this is our last episode for 2016 we each offer three topics that have seized our imagination, thwarted our tightly held assumptions or tickled our funny-bones.

Well, what were those you ask? You’ll just have to listen to find out.

There are people (and others) who exited the stage in 2016 – de rigueur for year-end reviews. There were political upheavals and embarrassing scandals in 2016. There were movements and fallouts in 2016. But we’ll tell you one thing, we try for once to lighten up on the Trump, Trump, Trump marching feet of 2016 theme. So cautious to the sensational, eschewing the jejune, here are our thoughts on what made 2016 a Yuuuuge year.

We will have our shower thoughts as always. And our hidden gem this week is by Bonnie Raitt, Women Be Wise (Don’t Advertise Your Man).

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  1. Profile photo of valis Coolidge

    Fantastic, cranky and idiosyncratic. Thanks.

    Tachyphylaxis is the diminishing response to a repeated stimulus, maybe my favorite science word.

    Penultimate is my favorite English word.

    Any HLC favorite words?

    Being around young adults gives me more hope for the future than anything else in life.

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    • December 27, 2016 at 4:07 pm
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  2. Profile photo of Bishop Wash Member

    The press is the Fourth Estate and also a fifth column.

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    • December 27, 2016 at 10:51 pm
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  3. Profile photo of bill.deweese Coolidge

    I listened to this with my lovely wife this time. She was quick to point out that in the BLM segment you referred to Zimmerman as a “White Hispanic”. She wanted me to let you know that you fell for it. ;op

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    • December 29, 2016 at 3:02 pm
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