Episode 69 – This Is Water

In 2005, the writer David Foster Wallace gave a commencement speech that would take on a life of its own, traveling far beyond the audience he delivered it to that day. It spread all across the world and would deeply influence countless people. Patrick shares how he...

Episode 69 – This Is Water

In 2005, the writer David Foster Wallace gave a commencement speech that would take on a life of its own, traveling far beyond the audience he delivered it to that day. It spread all across the world and would deeply influence countless people.

Patrick shares how he came to discover the speech and why it and Wallace’s work left such a lasting mark on his life. He and John unpack the significance of this speech and how it informs their lives as parents.

Listen to the full speech or watch this short film with an abridged version of the speech.

69 // This Is Water

by John Abdulla & Patrick Greene | Just Winging It

In 2005, the writer David Foster Wallace gave a commencement speech that would take on a life of its own, traveling far beyond the audience he delivered it to that day. It spread all across the world and would deeply influence countless people.

Patrick shares how he came to discover the speech and why it and Wallace’s work left such a lasting mark on his life. He and John unpack the significance of this speech and how it informs their lives as parents.

Listen to the full speech or watch this short film with an abridged version of the speech.

69 // This Is Water

by John Abdulla & Patrick Greene | Just Winging It

Two thirty-something dads explore poopy diapers and the meaning of life.

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