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The Ultimate Star Wars Spoiler Is Star Wars

Our host saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend, and will now sing its praises.

Perfect for the holidays, as long as you leave the spoilers out of your recipe.

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On The Gist, Mike has a song in his heart about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Listeners sensitive to Mike’s singing should tune out around 25:40. But first, has conceal-and-carry helped armed civilians defend themselves against criminals with guns? It turns out this happens. Our guest John Lott is the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center. He’s the author of More Guns, Less Crime. For the Spiel, if you like Star Wars films then you’ll definitely like Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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