M.L. Elrick ( Twitter @elrick/ Facebook ML ELRICK/ Instagram ml_elrick), Shawn Windsor ( Twitter @ShawnWindsor), Marc Fellhauer ( Twitter @MarcFell) and Matt Jennings ( Twitter @MattRJennings) get their just desserts. Joey Zuver opts for more nutritious fare. THE STRAIGHT DOPE: Incumbent Michigan Journalist of the Year Tresa Baldas ( Twitter @tbaldas/ Facebook Tresa Baldas) discusses her recent coverage of the controversy at the Macomb County Medical Examiner’s office that resulted in the Detroit Free Press publishing a headline including the phrase “penis cake”. Marc wonders whether there was a recent birthday that coincided with the delivery of the penis cake, which arrived shortly after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. M.L. stresses that no one should have to work in a hostile workplace, recommending that employees under duress contact their human resources director, the EEOC or an attorney. Shawn expresses support for biscotti. Yeah, we know that seems out of left field. But if you listen to the show, it makes more sense than you might otherwise think. The news organization that employs M.L. and Shawn may soon be referred to as the Not-So-Free Press, as the Detroit Free Press finally builds a wall, a pay wall — and you’re going to pay for it! Listen and learn how it works, hear Shawn attack M.L. and find out what it’s all about. Here’s a link to subscribe. Here’s what Free Press Editor Peter Bhatia had to say about it. M.L. reads a letter from the loved ones of Honest ? John Thompson, who was the guest of honor on last week’s show, which was the first-ever Detroit podcast wake! This graphic below should help you find the location of a memorial plaque for John on Belle Isle. Shawn has been killing it with his sports columns since returning from his furlough, prompting some of us to wonder why he doesn’t get laid off more often! THE GREAT DEBATE: The boys debate who should decide whether to pull the plug on college football. GEEK OF THE WEEK: This week’s selection is SUCH A BASTARD that the award has been temporarily renamed to appropriately capture his villainy. THIS WEEK IN SOFT HISTORY: What does history have to do with small lobsters? Matt tells all — and plants an image that will be almost impossible to forget. But, boy, is it girth it! ROOM 7609: Bow Wow Wow checks into the NuWave suite with their epic cover of a tune first recorded in 1965 by a band that tried to pass itself off as a trio of former Australian shepherds. You just cannot make this stuff up! HARD OUT: Find out how you can sponsor the show and get a one-of-a-kind token of our appreciation. For a donation fo $20 or more via the link on our homepage, www.mlsoulofdetroit.com, we will record a message meant JUST FOR YOU. We call it “cam-e-soul.” Please be sure to let our sponsors know you heard them on the podcast! 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