This is an off the cuff bonus episode. Think of it like a monster-of-the-week episode from the X-Files; cool, but not part of the larger overall story arc.
Planned Brotherhood was the first podcast I ever really got into. It was just so weird, and so unrehearsed, and so subtle. I absolutely loved it. They stopped a few years ago, which made me sad, but what is much more sad is that recently, PJ Ahlers, one of the co-hosts, was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and given 2-3 years to live, with treatment. What the fuck, right? Guy is 32, has a family, and doesn't have time or patience for this shit.
So his family have started a fundraiser to help offset the costs of his treatment bills, living expenses since he can't very well work a bartending job after a round of chemo, and all the other insane costs that come with living in a country where medical care is treated as a privilege and not a basic human right. The most important thing in beating cancer is keeping stress low and keeping focus on a positive outcome. If this dude can live without worry that his water is going to be shut off or some shit, it will go a long way in helping him to recovery.
They've set a goal of $10,000 in 90 days. I think that's modest, so I'm setting a totally untestable goal of $20,000 in 60 days. Seems reasonable, right?
Here's the deal. I know most of you aren't in a position to donate $50 to a podcaster you've maybe never heard of, because another podcaster you sort of know asked you to. I get that. But $5? That's no big, right? Shit, if everybody who downloaded Episode 81 gave $5, we would make a pretty big dent.
The link to the fundraiser is below. It would mean a lot to me if everybody would give generously. To be frank, there would definitely be no Overnight Drive today if Planned Brotherhood hadn't forged the path first. And in five or six years, I want to hear a goddamn reunion show with everybody happy and healthy.
Thanks guys! Episode 82 soon!
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