Chuck and Rachel discuss new members, an upcoming Strong Towns trip to Pennsylvania, recent snowfall and the Syrian refugee crisis. Chuck also recommends The Great Courses on and the book, Asia's Cauldron by Robert Kaplan.

Welcome new members: Matthew Butcher - Toronto, ON; Stan Dyer - Arvada, CO; Adam Greenfield - San Francisco, CA; Matt Kline - Prior Lake, MN; Josh Kurpies - West Hollywood, CA; Alan Melling - Atlanta, GA; Laura Poncelet - Washington, DC.