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The Other Side
Original Broadcast Date
Larry Block, David Rapkin, Kristine McKenna, Jack Kornfield, Joe Frank
Karma Style, 58 minutes
Preceded by: The Future
Followed by: Stoner

"It takes place back at uh, one of those wonderful Nuremberg rallies."

Margarita is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side. It was originally broadcast on July 8, 2001.


  • Larry Block - Hitler "more land" joke. Drinking fruit margaritas, wanting to leave but not being able to afford it.
  • Jack Kornfield - An addicted society.
  • Larry and Joe - alternative lives, Larry as a park ranger.
  • Kornfield - Being engaged in a boring job.
  • David Rapkin - Visualizing a sexual encounter as a park ranger.
  • Kornfield - Africans waiting for their souls to catch up with them.
  • Larry - He meets David Rapkin and is asked to participate in a production, is never called back.
  • Rapkin - He cast DeVito instead of Larry in a 36 part epic. Joe confronts him about never calling Larry back, he tells an absurd story about a guitar.
  • Larry and Joe - Larry's hurt by Rapkin's trivialization of their encounter. Joe argues that he was just fulfilling his role in the radio program.
  • Rapkin - Proving or refusing to prove God, dead white men.
  • Larry and Joe - The merits of art versus the ethical behavior of the artist. Larry asks that the audience write to demand Rapkin be removed from future programs.
  • Kornfield - Thomas Merton. If we could see the depth of the heart, we would want to worship each other.
  • Kristine McKenna - A Hollywood playboy gambles away his money, fails at suicide, ends up disabled and a burden on his wife. A happy couple married 52 years is torn apart by Alzheimers.
  • Kornfield - let it be.
  • Joe and Kristine - Attaching fantasies to people, envying others at a party. Larry - his wife kicks him out. Zak wants to go to a resort of troubled teenagers. Kristine - being challenged by living with others.
  • Kristine - A relationship with a lying, marries man. Spending time in a Mexican hotel, reproducing Edward Weston nude desert photos.
  • Kristine - Visiting the man in the hospital, sex in the ICU.
  • Larry and Joe - Larry wants to leave.
  • Kristine - relationships as a drug. Fantasy of suicide on her ex's lawn.
  • Kristine - being truly engaged in the moment.
  • Kristine - looking for paradise in a relationship.
  • Kornfield - wise understanding.