SSoP Podcast Mini-Episode: Dave's Emergency Surgery
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Our podcast has been MIA since May. In this mini-episode of our show, we explain where we've been and why. Unfortunately, it wasn't an exciting vacation. David had emergency cancer surgery — but don't worry: He's OK.

SSoP Podcast Mini-Episode: Dave's Emergency Surgery

Our podcast has been MIA since May. In this mini-episode of our show, we explain where we've been and why. Unfortunately, it wasn't an exciting vacation. David had emergency cancer surgery — but don't worry: He's OK. {more}

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