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Episode 2: Paul Provolone for Mayor

Season 1, Ep. 2

Hey Shifters -- we're back with another episode.

Recorded on September 21, 2017, we discuss the NYC Mayoral Primaries. Since the Mayoral Debate just took place, we figure we share what was going through our minds during the first round of local area voting. All in all, this episode is all about the 6P's:

  • Primaries
  • Philadelphia cheesesteaks (are you #TeamGenos or #TeamPats?)
  • Pulled pork
  • Paul Provolone (Paul Vallone)
  • Pancakes
  • Politicans

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