It's Pretty OK
Solving the paradoxes of our time since 2016

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Why don’t more bars serve beer in pitchers?

How do you pick a song for karaoke?

What does the word “home” mean to you?

Those questions range from silly to serious, but if you’ve ever pondered the answers to all three in a single day, you’re not alone.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, crack a 40, or anything in between, and join the gang here at It’s Pretty OK as we attempt to answer these questions and many more. We promise it won’t be boring.

Ep. 130: Firsthand

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Pierce just finished reading Please Kill Me, an oral history of the meteoric rise and fall of punk rock in the 1970s in New York and London. This week, he and Sean are talking about oral histories. Why are they so effective as a storytelling device? And why don't we see more of them?

MUSIC

"Midway" - Bad Bad Hats

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

Meet Me in the Bathroom Is the First Great History of New York’s 21st Century Rock Scene (SPIN)

Blue Chips:An oral history of Shaq, Penny, and the Orlando Magic’s lost NBA dynasty (Grantland)

The Greatest Paper That Ever Died (Grantland)