Mark and Me Ep2 - Out of Depth

n this second installment of Mark and Me, Leigh explores "a particular brand of loophole-wriggling American ingenuity" that Mark Twain personifies in his writing.  It doesn't matter whether you are talking about the words of Tom, Huck, or even Twain himself in his travel diaries. There is something we all admire about a good ole trickster. But when does pulling someone's leg go from being cute to just plain cruel. Mark Twain certainly pushed the limits. Leigh introspects, "Should I feel guilty about stealing my history teacher's treasured stuffed Loch Ness monster doll named Shougal MacDougal?" Perhaps we'll scratch more than the surface of Leigh's guilty admiration of rascality in Out of Depth.

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Mark and Me Ep1 - Big Talk

Leigh Cooper, co-creator of Do Stuff (YouTube Channel), revisits a poorly written college paper, an epic boxing match between two of America’s most prominent writers, and a best friend who doesn’t pull any punches, all in the name of telling it like it is.

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Davy and Me Ep2 - The Alamo

The Alamo symbolizes the process through which people and cultures of various backgrounds are Americanized. I hope this episode will recall fond memories, but also reexamine how individuals for better or for worse are enculturated and indoctrinated. Neither of these words are bad in and of themselves--but indeed worth examining.

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Davy and Me Ep1 - Role Models

An American Producer working in Seoul, struggles to find his own artistic voice while immersed in a foreign country. Despite having assimilated into Korean society, he wonders what he left behind decade ago when he first left his hometown. His peculiar position as an expat working in a homogenous culture, leads him to wonder if there is any mentor who can advise him. For want of an exemplary figure, he reflects on his childhood hero. This leads him to ask the question, "Do we need role models?"

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