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Ep 43 Imposter Syndrome

9/21/2018
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Have you ever felt like a #fraud? Or like you don't deserve an #equal seat at the table? We tackle #impostersyndrome today because you are #notalone. We have way too much #fun in the #TrumpsterFire - #laugh with us! Our #FierceWomanWarrior is Dr. Malea Powell, our #MediaMinute recommends Tara Westover's memoir Educated, and our #ActivistAction sends you to irs.gov to conduct a "paycheck checkup." #Empower yourself by joining our #community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time....

Duration:01:03:54

Expert Extra #19: Dr. Lee Francis IV, owner of Native Realities Publishing and Red Planet Books & Comics

9/7/2018
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Dr. Lee Francis IV (Laguna Pueblo), self-described indiginerd poet, educator, activist, comic creator and owner of Native Realities Press, co-owner of Red Planet Books & Comics, and founder of Indigenous ComicCon, generously sat down with us for a comprehensive and wide-ranging interview on why he started these businesses, the current state of affairs for #Indigenous #comics, and how he attempts to #decolonize the comics medium. Lee's creative enterprises also provide an antidote to the...

Duration:00:51:19

Ep 42 Chipping Away of Roe and Abortion Rights

8/24/2018
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New today! We discuss the tangible impact of the chipping away of #Roe and #abortionrights. #TrumpsterFire discusses the #Brett Kavanaugh nomination to the #SCOTUS. Our #FierceWomanWarrior is Sharice Davids, the #LGBTQ #NativeAmerican #woman who won her August Democratic primary for a Congressional seat in #Kansas. Our #MediaMinute asks you to read Leni Zumas's #feminist #dystopian #novel Red Clocks. And finally, our #ActivistAction asks you to research #prochoice political...

Duration:00:48:36

Ep 30 Fucking gravity

8/15/2018
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It's a week of outtakes! Enjoy this outtake from our #TrumpsterFire in episode 30. Fucking gravity. #Empower yourself by joining our #community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. #Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to #listen and join this fight (subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Castbox FM, and Google Play Music). Download the Podbean app (or your favorite podcast app) and subscribe to Inside 254 for free. We are in...

Duration:00:01:14

Ep 29 Outtake Do you have to pee?

8/13/2018
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It's a week of outtakes! Enjoy this outtake from our online troll episode. The struggle is real. #Empower yourself by joining our #community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. #Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to #listen and join this fight (subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Castbox FM, and Google Play Music). Download the Podbean app (or your favorite podcast app) and subscribe to Inside 254 for free. We are in this...

Duration:00:00:36

Ep 41 Supreme Court decision on Janus and the GOP's attack on labor unions

8/10/2018
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New today! We talk about the recent #SCOTUS decision in #Janus vs. #AFSCME, what the case is, what the decision means, and why you should care. #TrumpsterFire examines Trump's newest Executive Order creating the National Council of the American Worker. Our #FierceWomanWarrior is Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive candidate running for Congress in NY-14. Our #MediaMinute asks you to read Naomi Klein's No is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. And...

Duration:00:51:22

Ep 41 Outtake Start again; or All the syllables and two beats

8/9/2018
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Enjoy this outtake from the #FierceWomanWarrior opening from episode 41 (which drops Aug. 10). Recording is so glamorous. #Empower yourself by joining our #community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. #Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to #listen and join this fight (subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, Castbox FM, and Google Play Music). Download the Podbean app (or your favorite podcast app) and subscribe to Inside 254...

Duration:00:01:25

Ep 40 Access and Opportunity, Intersectionality and Postioning

7/27/2018
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New today! #Access #Opportunity #Intersectionality #Positioning. #TrumpsterFire explores Donald Trump's call to end the #judiciary. Our #FierceWomanWarrior is the incomparable Kimberle Crenshaw, the scholar who coined the term 'intersectionality'. Our #MediaMinute asks you to read Kurt Andersen's Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire. And finally, our #ActivistAction asks you to #SayHerName. #Empower yourself by joining our #community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. #Share...

Duration:00:48:40

Ep 39 Summer Reads! (Not the News)

7/13/2018
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New today! A whole 22 minutes dedicated to #books! Enjoy our #SummerReads recommndations and give yourself a break from the chaotic #newscycle. #Empower yourself by joining our #community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. #Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to #listen and join this fight (we are also on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play Music). We are in this together. We work hard to bring you #originalcontent. Do you agree that our...

Duration:00:24:08

Expert Extra #18: Susan Bordo, author of The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

6/29/2018
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Susan Bordo, cultural historian, #feminist scholar, and author of The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, which we recommended last year, generously sat down with us for a comprehensive and wide-ranging interview on what happened in the 2016 presidential election, the problem of James Comey, Trump's lack of "pivoting," and how to sustain ourselves as the low points go lower and power keeps reinforcing itself. The discussion also covers questions of clarity in our #activism and the complicity of...

Duration:01:11:04

Ep 38 Handmaid's Tale or America Game

6/22/2018
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New today! Play along with our tragic-comic #HandmaidsTale or #America Game, and be horrified with us. The Trumpster Fire addresses the #DomesticGagrule. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Senator Dianne Feinstein, the senior Senator from #California and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who just this month (JUne 2018) introduced Senate Bill 3036: Keeping Families Together Act in response to the Trump administration's abominable treatment of illegal immigrants' children....

Duration:00:57:26

Ep 37 Mythbusting about Native Americans Part Two

6/8/2018
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In Episode 37, we answer more of your questions about #NativeAmericans and provide a few resources to help you grow your knowledge about #indigenous peoples. The Trumpster Fire addresses Trump's continued attacks on #journalists. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Dr. Adrienne Keene, #scholar, #activist, and creator/writer of the popular blog, Native Appropriations. Our Media Minute asks you to read David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI....

Duration:00:39:15

Expert Extra #17: Suzanne Samples, On Having Brain Cancer, and Living while Dying

6/7/2018
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Suzanne Samples, Ph.D., is a writer and teacher of writing. She is 36 years old, vibrant, sassy, smart, fun-loving, and active. Suzanne also has #braincancer and this is her #story. Listen. Learn from her. Share with your social media networks. Grow your knowledge. Help us amplify Suzanne's voice and perspective because it is rare to hear directly from those with this particularly deadly and fast-acting form of cancer. And thank you for...

Duration:00:57:40

Ep 36 INCELs

5/25/2018
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We go down the #INCEL rabbit hole in Episode 36. What IS an INCEL? What is the "INCEL rebellion," a "Chad," a "Stacy," a "Normie," and all the other various language and ideas guiding this particularly dangerous group of men. We also give you new language: "aggrieved entitlement," and "misogynistic terrorism." With all the #massshootings today, mostly committed by young white men who are angry with women for denying them sex, we provide a basic primer on this movement and make the...

Duration:00:56:36

Ep 35 Free Speech

5/11/2018
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Episode 35 is all about #freespeech and the #FirstAmendment! The #TrumpsterFire addresses #POTUS's problem with free speech. Our #FierceWomanWarrior this episode is Laurie Penny , author of Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults and all-around fearless woman writer. Our #MediaMinute asks you to watch the HBO documentary, Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (which you can do for free by clicking the title link). And finally, our #ActivistAction to USE YOUR...

Duration:00:41:00

Ep 34 Mythbusting about Native Americans (Part One)

4/27/2018
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In Episode 34, we answer your questions about Native Americans and provide a few resources to help you grow your knowledge. The Trumpster Fire addresses the problem with Trump calling Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas." Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Litsa Dremousis, the author of Altitude Sickness and the first woman to publicly share her #metoo story about famous author Sherman Alexie, which helped other women find the courage to come forward to share their own stories. Our Media...

Duration:00:56:38

Ep 33 The Rhetorical Power of Statues

4/13/2018
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In Episode 33, we talk rhetoric. Specifically, the rhetorical power of statues and monuments and we give you tools to anaylze public spaces for message, intent, and audience. The Trumpster Fire focuses on Trump's attacks on the press. Our Fierce Woman Warriors this episode are Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, civil rights activists featured in The Hunting Ground, and co-founders of the survivor advocacy group, End Rape on Campus. Our Media Minute asks you to watch brief documentary The Art of...

Duration:00:44:43

Expert Extra #16: The Pennridge 225

4/4/2018
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This week's Expert Extra features a conversation with Kayla, a high school student and member of the #Pennridge225, a group of students in a southeastern Pennsylvania school district who walked out on March 20 to protest #gunviolence and who then received detention for their act of #civildisobedience. #enough #neveragain Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join...

Duration:00:16:23

Ep 32 Games, Guns, and Emma Gonzalez

3/30/2018
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Let's have some fun, shall we? In Episode 32, we play the Headline Game and let it all hang out. Half of this Table Talk could be an outtake, but we left it all in for your amusement because you need to laugh. The Trumpster Fire once again discusses Trump's incessant tweets - this time, tweets are becoming gun policy. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is...

Duration:00:51:05

Ep 31 Water is Life

3/16/2018
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Mni Wiconi, which is Lakota for #WaterisLife. In Episode 31, we talk about the politics, economics, and practical considerations around earth's greatest resource, water. (And thank you to all #indigenous #waterprotectors.) The Trumpster Fire is all about Trump's impact on the Waters of the US rule and our Clean Water Act. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is...

Duration:00:41:52