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Take It To Heart

A podcast for hot takes, moralizing preferences, and feeling deeply on the mundane. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

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The Twenty-Fifth One: Cancel the greeting card industry

Cody Hughes appreciates your notes, but he hates the cards you've given him. It's time we move past this silly spectacle. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

13mins

9 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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The Fifth One: No re-rack, no dating

Simm thinks you should take a person's gym etiquette into consideration when you are deciding to date. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

10mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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The Third One: You aren't "bad" at names

Simm goes off on people who have decided to rely on the crutch of a commonly used phrase--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

10mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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The Fourth One: Down with crunchy

Hadyn Lee jumps on the pod to criticize the existence of an inferior form of peanut butter. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

10mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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The Eighth One: Know your directions

Lizzy Johnston feels personally attacked and Simm cannot fathom her worldview when it comes to cardinal directions--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

10mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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The Tenth One: You don't decide if you're dating

Simm and Kit Fynaardt have some ideas on how to better define dating relationships. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

14mins

13 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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The Sixteenth One: Enough with white elephants

Simm does not want to participate in the worst Christmas tradition of all. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

7mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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The Fifteenth One: No more formal dances

Sydney Hughes opens her vault of takes to go after formal dances, and why such thing should not exist. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

9mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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The Twenty-Eighth One: You should be better at math

Kit Fynaardt returns to personally attack Simm, who has often said "he's not good at math." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

13mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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The Thirteenth One: White people need to eat spicy food

Daniel Tolsma brings the heat in his inaugural pod with a claim against those of us who don't do spicy food. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

11mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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The Fourteenth One: Don't call me Buddy

Simm is sick of the pissing contest and peacocking of his peers. It's time to end this once and for all: stop calling each other "Buddy." --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

8mins

27 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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The Sixth One: You are not a real fan

Cody Hughes grabs the talking stick as he and Simm take on the fickle nature of sports fandom.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

14mins

29 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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The Twentieth One: Regulate work wear

Simm is sick of work wear becoming fashion, and has Micah Rens join him to discuss what can be done about this damaging clothing trend. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

14mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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The Twenty-Seventh One: Do it twice and it's who you are

Simm welcomes back Kit Fynaardt to discuss the way in which we define ourselves, and how many times it takes doing something for that to be true. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

11mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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The Twenty-First One: Exterminate red velvet cake

Micah Rens, son-uv-a-baker, has some thoughts on red velvet cake. Spoiler alert: It's the same thing as...--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

11mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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The Twelfth One: Netflix has made TV worse

James Warren thinks your favorite streaming service has ruined TV as he and Simm come to agree on a sad state of society. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

13mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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The Nineteenth One: Shoot the ball higher

Simm and Dana have their pod go a little off the rails, with a hefty dose of STATS! and mini-takes on how bad free throw shooters can look to improve their game. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

15mins

17 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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The Seventh One: One acceptable Thanksgiving location

Dana crashes in for an emergency pod to address an error of our society in regards to where we do Thanksgiving. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

8mins

3 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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The Eleventh One: We don't want your video game opinions

Kit Fynaardt goes after the big boys in video game "journalism" --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

14mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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The Seventeenth One: Normalize the courtesy flush

Simm and Hadyn Lee think it's time we added a step to the pooping process. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-simmelink/support

11mins

11 Jan 2020

Rank #20