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Apologies, GJB listeners! You probably noticed that we haven't come out with a new episode for a few weeks now. Quick update: Karen got extremely sick and lost her voice. But she's on the up and up, and will be able to speak soon. So stay tuned!

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I've been standing in MWR, yelling at my iPhone...WHERE ARE MY EPISODES!?!?!?!

While I am not glad to hear that it was because Karen was sick, I am glad is explains the situation and that Karen is feeling better!

Keep feeling better!

January 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNIcole W

Poor Karen, darn those bees!

Hope you're feeling better and wish you all the best! Many virtual hugs your way
Glad you'll be back soon though and can't wait for the whole GJB gang to return! :)


January 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPaola Q.

Feel better, Karen! We've missed you!

January 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlison

Hope you are well down the road to feeling great Karen

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterE Oak

I am sorry that Karen is so sick. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Thomas

I have increased by Patreon support by $30. That should get Karen a lot of chicken soup - the universal remedy.

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Thomas

Get well Karen! Don't run for awhile and let your body rest! Even though it's hard!
To be honest I was super worried when my feed wasn't showing new episodes of my FAVORITE podcast! phew!

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAbigail

Feel better, Karen! Maybe ELVIS could fill in if you don't have a voice back soon?

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Morris

Oof. Being sick sucks. Take the time to get better; I'd rather have you healthy and delivering high quality trivia than sick and producing something of lesser quality.

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBen B

Feel better, Karen! We miss you!

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

Get better soon, Karen - that's an ORDER! We've been missing you. I think the idea of an episode devoted to homeopathic remedies sounds brilliant.

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGina Swifte

We miss you and the GJ,B crew, Karen. Just take care of yourself and feel better soon. Sending you a little mental chicken soup.

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJanis

Sorry to hear you're sick Karen. I always download the program podcast and was very worried when I didn't find any for January, so that's why I looked into this webpage. I listen to you while I exercise. You all do a excellent job with the program, besides laughing at the jokes you say, I've learnt a lot. Thank you.
Sincerely yours, Diana from sunny Mexico.
P.S. Karen, drink some ginger tea, it helps with the sore throat.

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

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January 22, 2015 | Unregistered

Sad to hear you've been sick Karen, Hope you're back to your bright cheerful self soon, best wishes for speedy and complete recovery. Looking forward to the next GJB episode!

January 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterChris B

I, like many other GJB fans leaving comments, am so relieved to hear that this is just a brief hiatus, though I wish Karen a speedy recovery!! I can't wait for you all to return!

January 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJamie Seidman - McDonnell

Get well soon! I thought I had I bad when I lost my voice over the weekend... LOL (lots of love) from Amsterdam!

January 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSaida

Miss you guys! Get well soon, Karen

January 23, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterfishcar

Miss hearing you guys here in Canada...feel better Karen.

January 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJudie

So sorry to hear that Karen is sick. But, so happy to know that is why y'all have been mia. Feel better soon, Karen! We miss GJB!

January 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDMG

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