Tom Shakely and Kevin Horne (against their better judgment) return to the show. Purposefully raw and stripped down, this exploratory season of College Towns features a dozen or so episodes on the themes of the show. First up, ritual and rituals. What are rituals? Why do the shared experiences they create matter to people? What’s the difference between the sacred and the secular? Is it possible for a distinctive place to lack ritual? A conversation about specific rituals as much as the idea of ritual in creating a sense of place, and one of the themes worth exploring when thinking about college towns.