Episode 228 – Henry’s Cardboard Chair, Planetary Conjunction, and Google Assistant Mindreader

Henry and Allison (Mom) talk to Dad about Boxing Day, Christmas, Guy Fawkes Day, Henry’s tendency to organize things, wrapping presents, Henry’s cardboard chair he made for Engineering, our family’s history with kids defeating childproofing, Henry playing ping pong on school desks on the last day of school before the break, being tired of Zoom calls, the cool science behind the new Coronavirus vaccines, and Allison signing up for a phase 3 trial.  In the News, there’s a story about a college student who created an app that helps treat his father’s PTSD-induced nightmares, another mysterious monolith that appeared outside of a bar in Florida, an auction to be the person to blow up a casino formerly owned by Donald Trump, and the closest conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn since 1623.  We have some fun with Google Assistant.  Finally, we try four flavors of Voortman wafer cookies.