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1.13 To Bi or Not to Bi

8/2/2018
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Do bisexual people exist, is everyone bisexual? A study was recently released that claimed all women are bisexual. This led to some questions and lots of reading and then more questions. Transcript at https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQiddELx7zOiTKH_rc1LTxtipIAykF7nemoc6gAZ5Ap0t6R9VKfL0XCY24Ex5zgUbUoxCdRrwXfFMc1/pub Articles and Books We Referenced for This Episode: More Bisexual Women_ Think Again. _ Psychology Today, Jan 30, 2017 Women are either bisexual or gay but...

Duration:00:39:49

Watch Your Phraseology

7/19/2018
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There are lots of day-to-day sayings we use without really knowing the origins. Erik and Aicila thought it would be fun to look into a few of them. Transcript: Click Here Articles and books we referenced for this episode: Is It Racist To 'Call A Spade A Spade'_ _ Code Switch _ NPR, Sep 23, 2013 The Racial History Of The 'Grandfather Clause' _ Code Switch _ NPR, Oct 23, 2013 'Bite the bullet' - the meaning and origin of this phrase The Secret History of _Eeny Meeny Miny Mo_, Apr 16,...

Duration:00:35:44

Tribal Rights

7/5/2018
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So June 28, 1969, the Stonewall riots happened and kicked off the modern LGBT movement. Pridefest, which just happened in Denver, happens across the country in honor of those folks who said no. Today we live in a world full of identity politics and there are some questions as to how that benefits and harms us a nation. Erik and Aicila spent some time looking into identity politics and how it shows up today. Transcript: Click Here Articles and books we referenced for this episode: Have...

Duration:00:42:57

Politicizing Human Rights

6/21/2018
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Immigration has been a hot button issue for awhile. In May, Sessions raised the stakes by determining people attempting to cross the border would be criminally prosecuted. The result has been a chaotic and disturbing situation. Transcript: Click here! Articles and Books we referenced for this episode: DHS head Nielsen says immigration crisis 'is not new,' product of legislative loopholes _ Fox News, Jun 06, 2018 The Facts on Immigration Today_ 2017 Edition - Center for American...

Duration:00:36:54

What's With Millennials?

6/7/2018
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Ageism is frequently viewed from the perspective of how we treat older people. It is, however, far more wide reaching and complex. In this episode Erik and Aicila explore the question of Millenials and how they are perceived. Transcript link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sGpYxoOUFD7vTxbgl5Nisi4vSeJLC6iGgiJxPPwhYgE/edit?usp=sharing "The world is passing through troublous times. The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no reverence for parents or old...

Duration:00:35:58

Up in Smoke

5/24/2018
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Marijuana has been legalized in several states at this point. CO and WA were notably the first to legalize recreational use of cannabis. So far the sky hasn't fallen and yet, things have been happening. We dug in a little and ended up with more questions than answers. Transcript of episode (link following): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AIxq0_1xI-rA9U_GaS-j1LtQIi7Wvdbzyc7vibh_0MM/edit?usp=sharing *Clarification* Erik asserted the Civil War was about states right's. We know that it...

Duration:00:37:25

Up in Smoke Excerpt 2

5/23/2018
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We have data about alcohol, does it transfer to the questions around marijuana?

Duration:00:00:37

He is Having a Baby

5/10/2018
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Jason Barker made a movie about his experience of being a pregnant man. In this episode, Erik and Aicila talk about the gender binary and the beautiful story Barker shared about his journey bearing his child. Correction: Aicila referred to Scott Barker as the subject of the Guardian Article and it is Jason Barker the story is about. Sources and articles we referenced: Gender Binary Wikipedia When Did Girls Start Wearing Pink_ _ Arts & Culture _ Smithsonian April 7, 2011 The story...

Duration:00:27:04

He's Having a Baby Excerpt 1

5/1/2018
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The question of binary assumptions and how they serve or don't serve us.

Duration:00:00:42

Sex Tech

4/26/2018
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Sex work is stigmatized and seen in a negative light. However, the people who engage in sex work have a different story to tell. Erik and Aicila dig a little into their story and the impact of recent legislation. Correction: Aicila said counties with populations fewer than 170,000 were allowed to create brothels in Nevada. It is actually fewer than 700,000. Sources we reference: Sex Trafficking Experts Say SESTA Is the Wrong Solution, Oct 3, 2017 How Congress Censored the Internet, Mar...

Duration:00:36:53

Excerpt from Sex Tech 2

4/23/2018
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A little bit about why the online platforms serve us all.

Duration:00:01:42

Excerpt from Sex Tech 1

4/16/2018
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A quick excerpt from our upcoming show on FOSTA/SESTA's impact, censorship, and sex work in America. Show will be available on April 26.

Duration:00:00:48

Hopefully Yours

4/12/2018
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We've talked about cheating cheaters, consent and violations, guns and mass shootings. So this week is all about what gives us hope. According to Merriam Webster, hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. Correction: Aicila said about 20% of the population voted in the 2016 election, it was actually closer to 36% of the population, 54% of eligible voters. “Those...

Duration:00:34:17

Up In Arms About Guns

3/29/2018
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Mass shootings have been a semi-common occurrence in our country. The backlash when they happen is focused on guns, gun owners, the NRA, and the mentally ill. Does any of that actually impact the real problem of people slaughtering one another? Things we referenced for this show: Correction: Aicila said about 20% of the population voted in the 2016 election, it was actually closer to 36% of the population, 54% of eligible voters. What I Want Liberals to Know...

Duration:00:30:42

Question of Consent

3/15/2018
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Men and women have vastly different perceptions of what is occurring in issues of consent and harassment. What are some of the contributing factors? Links to things we referenced: Unwanted Sex, Stephen J. Schulhofer https://www.amazon.com/Unwanted-Sex-Culture-Intimidation-Failure/dp/0674002032 « Nous défendons une liberté d’importuner, indispensable à la liberté sexuelle » Jan 13, 2018...

Duration:00:27:33

Philandering Feminist

2/26/2018
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*note we are not currently at a place where we can provide full transcriptions for the hearing impaired* Aug 2017, Joss Whedon, an icon of the geek world known for creating strong female character, was called out by his ex wife, Kai Cole. Whedon was honored as a feminist and Kai indicates he is instead a hypocrite. Accusing him of lying to her for close to 15 years and having multiple affairs while presenting a public image of feminism, Kai claims the two are impossible to...

Duration:00:26:45

Meet BiCurean

2/15/2018
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Meet BiCurean is Aicila and Erik's first episode in which they talk about what BiCurean is and why they are doing this.

Duration:00:25:18