Ep 3: Pandora’s Box is a Yonic Euphemism and a Shaggy Dog Story

In this episode: Ian and Matt break down the concept of a ‘script’ and explore the role of context in joke-telling. What’s the difference between a joke and a shaggy-dog story, and was the story of Pandora’s Box an example of the latter? Can a joke be considered inherently offensive or does it depend on who’s listening? All that, plus child labor, teamsters, and cannibalism: coming up next!