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Leigh Crenshaw-Player and Mr. Intrigue have decided to combine their respective knowledge bases of mysticism and science to makes sense of the senseless or at the very least find ways to take care of ourselves while we fight for a more equitable world. Our weekly nerdy rants explore politics, sexuality, class, race, superheroes and so much more as we search for truth. We welcome you to join us on our journey to understand what community and personal responsibility look like at the end of the world.

Leigh Crenshaw-Player and Mr. Intrigue have decided to combine their respective knowledge bases of mysticism and science to makes sense of the senseless or at the very least find ways to take care of ourselves while we fight for a more equitable world. Our weekly nerdy rants explore politics, sexuality, class, race, superheroes and so much more as we search for truth. We welcome you to join us on our journey to understand what community and personal responsibility look like at the end of the world.
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Leigh Crenshaw-Player and Mr. Intrigue have decided to combine their respective knowledge bases of mysticism and science to makes sense of the senseless or at the very least find ways to take care of ourselves while we fight for a more equitable world. Our weekly nerdy rants explore politics, sexuality, class, race, superheroes and so much more as we search for truth. We welcome you to join us on our journey to understand what community and personal responsibility look like at the end of the world.

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Episodes

Episode 10 - GATTACATE or Science is Fundamental

8/9/2018
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The pair is FINALLY back together in-person and the Black joy is thick in this episode. BlerdCon. Pose. Black Kids in Outer Space. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Mr. Intrigue and Leigh then dig into the ethical concerns of new technology CRISPR. The revolutionary technology could usher in a golden age of medicine or it could advance eugenics. As always the deciding factors are love and intention. Show Notes: Remember to send your questions for the Death Doula, Alua Arthur of Going...

Duration:00:58:27

Episode 9 - Expodgate or How to Deal with Toxic People

8/1/2018
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Leigh and Negrodamus have an endless supply of puns this episode. The team pull back the curtain and share what it takes to raise a podbaby while living busy lives. The latest set of DC trailers get a review and the pair rebound from their disappointment by reviewing Antman and Wasp. We wrap up with practical strategies for navigating toxic environments. Show Notes Send us your questions for the "Death Doula" Alua Arthur to unconvenientpod@gmail.com. Alua will be joining us for a two-part...

Duration:01:30:47

Episode 8 - Jenneration or Everything is Energy

7/25/2018
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This week the crew discusses rules for receding hairlines, who's been going apes#!t; the Cruel experiment that is Black Panther; and how racism cost the NFL the best halftimes ever! Then, we take a moment to pick up the shattered pieces of our minds as we discuss the fallacy of the self-made man, not-so-charitable charitable giving and the best tactics for using protest art against Trump. Remember your energy is valuable so make your intentions clear. Also set your intentions to rate and...

Duration:01:39:02

Episode 7 - Glorivacation or Go See the World!

7/11/2018
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Uncovenient Truth goes international! Mr. Intrigue lives Leigh’s best life as he calls in from Italy. The pair discuss travel as self-care and share their tips for how to avoid being an American idiot while abroad. The main topic is short and sweet – stop telling Aunt Maxine and protesters to be respectable. It’s a lighter episode this time. Go see the world truthseekers. You might find the puzzle piece you need to be a powerful global citizen. Show Notes: How Not To Travel Like A Basic...

Duration:01:19:38

Episode 6 - Justiculate or You Were Built for This

7/4/2018
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Mr. Intrigue and Leigh experience peak Black Nerd Joy this week with the arrival of Marvel’s Luke Cage. The pair dig into financial decisions, situational violence, and the toll of fighting the stereotype of the "Angry Black " person. All of this is a warm up for a discussion of an abysmal week in the Supreme Court. Despite the dire situation, Leigh and Mr. I remain hopeful, drawing courage from their ancestors and hope from their descendants. Show Notes: How Trump's Supreme Court Pick...

Duration:01:11:14

Episode 5 - Locomotion or What Would Harriet Do?

6/25/2018
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6/21/18 - Happy solstice from Mr. Intrigue and Leigh. The team needs the longer hours to enjoy the World Cup and go apeshit for the Carters. Leigh brings Mr. I a space rock. Will it be enough to turn him into a granola bunny? Levity is needed as the team goes full angry Black person about Trump's "zero tolerance policy." They call on all their resources, including leaning on Mother Harriet, to make sense of state-sanctioned terrorism. Show Notes Queen Curly Fry brings the art history...

Duration:01:09:24

Episode 5.1 - Louvulate or The Carter Family Vacation

6/25/2018
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* Mr. Intrigue shows Leigh "Apeshit" for the first time. What follows is 20 minutes of pure Black Joy and commentary on long-term relationships, the power of imagery, and the lessons we can all learn from the Carters. Show Notes Queen Curly Fry brings the art history analysis of Apeshit - https://twitter.com/itsmeheidi_h/status/1008207174257045508

Duration:00:16:15

Episode 4 - Shartcooterie or Never Have I Ever

6/14/2018
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6/9/2018 -- We start off this episode with a do-over that just becomes the show's start as our audio engineer Brian gets in on the fun! Sometimes mistakes are beautiful. Leigh tries to convince Mr. I to talk to a rock. The team plays the delightfully hetero-normative 'Never Have I Ever'. It turns out both Mr. I and Leigh are trash, just in different ways. Deadpool 2 (spoiler palooza) and RIP Anthony Bourdain. The duo plays their own game - Apocalypse Now - to test their theories about the...

Duration:01:09:37

Episode 3 - Crayolation or Laying out all of Our Crayons

6/14/2018
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5/28/2018 -- This episode sees our hosts navigating the challenges of night time recording as they battle sleep and an increasingly warming studio -- fun times ensue. We find out more about Mr Intrigue who may or may not be nude. We discuss Roseanne, Starbucks and how does one return from exile. Leigh discusses the Four Agreements and how you may not be a fuckboy after all --unlikely. And what its like to kick it at Noam Chomsky's house. This episode sobers us to the reality of unpacking...

Duration:01:10:57

Episode 2 - Flagtasticate or The Humanity of Donald Trump

6/14/2018
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5/26/18 - Mr. I and Leigh go on the hunt to find a needle in a haystack - Donald Trump's humanity. It turns out they have more in common with the Cheeto Monster than they realized. But first they nerd out on Marvel movies (no spoilers) and the perplexing phenomena of superheroines in fridges. Show Notes Women in Fridges * Feminist Frequency series on Tropes v. [cis]Women - https://feministfrequency.com/video/tropes-vs-women-2-women-in-refrigerators/ [some links broken] * Women in Fridges -...

Duration:01:14:15

Episode 1 - Podogenesis or Cosmically Intertwined

6/14/2018
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5/27/18 - Leigh, a comedian and mystic, and Mr. I, a scientist, start a podcast a podcast to chronicle the apocalypse. Why not just talk talk on the phone? Because it turns out the only way adults hang out is if they have a shared project. From the mundane - 90s cartoons - to the more profound - the effects of living in the closet and being a military brat - the pair learns more about each other in an hour than they have in 10 years of friendship. Free Comic Book Day - First Saturday in...

Duration:01:11:13

Promo

6/14/2018
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Leigh Crenshaw-Player and Mr. Intrigue have decided to combine their respective knowledge bases of mysticism and science to makes sense of the senseless or at the very least find ways to take care of ourselves while we fight for a more equitable world. Our weekly nerdy rants explore politics, sexuality, class, race, superheroes and so much more as we search for truth. We welcome you to join us on our journey to understand what community and personal responsibility look like at the end of...

Duration:00:00:48