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This is the Meta Episode. In other words, why do the Team Slippers guys think that they should be entitled to burgle your time? What do they want to tell you, and what is their motivation? This is the ground floor debate betwixt EC Slippers and WC Slippers regarding what the tenor, meaning, and vibe of The Slippers Show ought to be (they mostly agree). At one point East Coast Slippers make a vague and uncited reference to an academic article, it is “Fear and Loathing across Party Lines: New Evidence on Group Polarization” by Iyengar and Westwood from 2014. You can read a free PDF of it here.