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#17 The Time Traveler and the Hitman

March 25, 2015

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Show Notes

In 1997, John Silveira wrote a joke classified ad in a tiny publication called Backwoods Home Magazine asking if anyone wanted to travel back in time with him. A lot of people took him seriously. What do you do when everyone wants you to fix the worst mistakes they've ever made.

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Further Reading:

You're the man now, dog!

The time traveler YTMND.

A trailer for the "Safety Not Guaranteed" movie.

John Silveira on the time travel ad.