This week’s episode offers a time of reflection, and one that we feel was incredibly important for us talk about. Join us as we remember the events of 9/11.
Yes, this is a serious episode. Before we begin, here’s a note from Josh:
To all of our friends and listeners, we hope that this episode finds you well. When we decided to talk about 9/11 we were pretty hesitant to even broach the subject, much less take a look back to where we were, and relive the events of that day, and the days that followed. I’m incredibly aware that out of all of our listeners, math just tells me that there will be a handful of you that were directly impacted by the events that took place on 9/11. We remember you and your families most of all on this day, and we know that this episode may or may not be appropriate for you. Our intention is not to offend, or cause any pain, but to simply remind ourselves that we really never should forget. James makes a great point during the episode as he recalls how every single American felt on 9/12; that feeling of loss, hurt, and an overwhelming sense of togetherness. 9/12 is just as important as 9/11; the world changed forever, and black and white issues turned to grey, but we were one nation for the first time in a very long time.
I also must let you know that this episode does not meet my quality standards for JustUs Geeks, as we experienced some technical difficulties during the first part of the show that we didn’t discover until twenty or so minutes into our recording. Normally, I’d have made the decision to scratch the regular show, and you probably would have gotten Extra Geeky as the featured episode, but I felt that this episode was far too important to just scrap.
Will it sound great? No, and I take full responsibility for the issue (which you’ll hear more about on Extra Geeky #6 on Tuesday), but I want you to hear this episode anyway; it’s worth it for the stories, the conversation, and the remembrance.
This really is the most serious show we’ve ever done, and if the subject matter is uncomfortable for you, please know that our only intention was to reflect and remember. I deeply hope that you enjoy this episode. If you have any comments outside of anything appropriate for social media, please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll resume our typical geekiness this week on Extra Geeky; we hope you’ll check it out.
Thank you for the opportunity to even talk about this subject. We feel like we know our audience well enough that an episode with this weight might be good for some of you, and we hope you’ll share your stories of remembrance with us on social media and the comments below.
You should never forget; for the people that we lost on that day, the people who sacrificed themselves so that others could live, and for those that we have lost in the days, weeks, and years after 9/11 are the reasons we will always remember.
We hope that you enjoy this episode.
Did you get a chance to check out Extra Geeky on Tuesday? Yes? No? Maybe? Don’t miss Extra Geeky #5 here!
Do us a favor and click on this picture:
Go check out our new friends at Geek Fuel! Do you already have a monthly subscription box? Yeah, we did too, but it just wasn’t that great. Enter: Geek Fuel; just look at all of the awesome things in this image! Geek Fuel is on a quest to discover and share the vast array of geeky items that include recognized brands as well as up and coming artists. Subscriptions start as low as $13.90 and Geek Fuel boxes include 6-8 items, with a value of at least $50. During the break you’ll hear all about why we like Geek Fuel, so click on the picture above and go sign up today! Seriously, checking out Geek Fuel is a great way to support us! Help us by helping yourself to an awesome mystery box! DO IT! Just to be safe, go here: http://www.geekfuel.com/justusgeeks
Many of you have let us know over the past few weeks that Stitcher Radio was just not cutting it for you, and frankly, it wasn’t really for us either. So maybe you don’t have an iPhone or can’t access the Podcasts app? We’ve got great news for you!
We’re incredibly happy to announce that we’ll now be featured on audioBoom! Go ahead and click that B right above, and subscribe to our channel. audioBoom is home to over 4 millions listeners, and one of our favorite podcasts, Undisclosed! Go download it today, and get ready for exclusive JustUs Geeks content that we’ll feature only on audioBoom!
Would you consider leaving us a review on our iTunes page? All you have to do is click this sentence, and review away!