Episode 147: A Trial of Two Cities

Episode 147

Christine brings the case against her cousin Laura. Christine lives in Philadelphia, Laura lives in Raleigh. Christine says the two cities aren’t comparable, and Philadelphia is clearly the superior city. Laura disagrees. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

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Christine brings the case against her cousin Lara. Christine lives in Philadelphia, Lara lives in Raleigh. Christine says the two cities aren’t comparable, and Philadelphia is clearly the superior city. Lara disagrees. Who’s right? Who’s wrong?

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Submitted by Christine

Exhibit A
Photo from Kyle and Lara’s visit in March 2011. My cousin Kyle was very excited to see this plaque. Lara refused to pose with it. Here I am, proud of the musicians of Philadelphia.

Exhibit B
Lara giving a thumbs up to both Betsy Ross’s house and the sites of Philadelphia, also this cat.

Exhibit C
A website Lara sent me to try and prove Raleigh is better than Philadelphia. Raleigh is #10 on this list by the reputable website we all love, Credit Donkey.

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