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Ep. 11: Christmas Tree Lit ft. Mary Lattimore & Whitmer Thomas

Drifting Off with Joe Pera

Joe Pera

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🗓️ 11 December 2023

⏱️ 39 minutes

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A return to favorite subject matter, here's an episode to ring in the Holidays. Joe shares a poem he wrote about trees and reads 'The Fir Tree' by Hans Christian Andersen. Plenty more as well.

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Guest Composed by Mary Lattimore.


Guest Appearance by Whitmer Thomas.


Editing and Sound Design by Ryan Dann.

Produced by Grant Farsi for Chestnut Walnut.

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Hello, are you under the blankets or in a good chair?


Are your decorations up? Even if it's just a chachki from the drugstore or


snow globe you receive from your first wife. Before I came downstairs to record I


gave my tree a drink. I got it last week and I'm happy to tell you that it's


holding its needles very well. After we finish I'm going to go upstairs and sit


next to it for a bit before I go to bed myself. I have a chocolate cover


pretzel and try not to think about where my tax dollars are going. I feel


will both be pretty tired after this one because I have some Christmas tree


literature to share with you. One piece by me, the other, a Christmas tree


classic that I think will make for a potent combination to help you those off.


Not to mention this beautiful heart music by the wonderful Mary Latinmore. I was


clearing some old hard drives to make space for new cookie photos. I came across


this poem in my notes for the holiday special I made in 2016 about how to pick


out the perfect Christmas tree. It's not good but that's exactly why amateur


poetry's were sharing. The most famous celebrity in Rockefeller Center bigger than


even Jim Fallon a tradition something new Christmas trees are a lot of things.


They are trees they are symbols the only time you get to have a tree in your


home. Beacon for family shape like a missile something to complement sit


under nap next to it. They are a symbol of immortality to both ancient


Romans and Chinese. Purcell in the home depot parking lot. I never claimed to be


a poet but maybe I should so I can get the record for using the words tree and


symbol the most amount of times in one poem. Okay continuing on. Evergreens have


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