In this episode we investigate the second season of the hit Apple TV comedy series Ted Lasso. We see much more character development this time around as the writers attempt to complicate Ted’s happy-go-lucky wholesome persona but a few outstanding issues remain unaddressed. Two guests join host Jonathan McIntosh for this conversation: professor of literature and culture Dr. Felicia Lopez and writer/filmmaker Imran Siddiquee.
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Audio production: Jonathan McIntosh
Intro music: Simon Stålenhag
Outro music: Rick Lopez