Discussion Notes: Man From the South

Find this week’s story here: Man From the South by Roald Dahl.

Next week’s story: The Swimmer by John Cheever.

Rated: Clean

Maya, Gerald, Rammy, and Anais discuss the strange wager at the center of Roald Dahl’s Man From the South. This very short story entertained all four hosts, but Maya in particular hoped for more depth. Meanwhile, Anais loved the tension, Gerald enjoyed some inspired descriptions, and Rammy loved the twist ending.

The bizarre bet in the story inspired Rammy to look up more weird bets and quiz his fellow hosts on what he found. Among the things he found is a strange bet involving Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. Click here for that full story on CNN.

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