I haven't been in the United States in over two years, and I can't but help thinking over and over again, What happened? How has America gotten so comfortable with accepting a failing status quo? This episode focuses on Germany's checkered history and the incredible accomplishment of developing their society into one of the strongest social spheres in the world. But it wasn't by accident. Guest Patrick Schmidt helps us navigate the facts. Music from Evil Bear Boris and Lee Rosevere via the Free Music Archive, and show image from Charleston Hospitality Group via Flickr under Creative Commons licensing. Social media headed by Kris Shapar.