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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...

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 32, 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...

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

Ep 29 Online trolls

2/16/2018
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In Episode 29, Colleen does a dramatic reading of her own online trolls, which grounds our discussion of this particularly problematic group of people. Our Trumpster Fire focuses on our troller-in-chief and his troll-like online statements and behavior. 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 Sonya Renee Taylor, the founder of the radical self-love web site and...

Duration:00:57:54

Expert Extra #15: Doc Waller on Creativity, Confidence, and Persistence

1/26/2018
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This week’s Expert Extra features Doc Waller, founder of the multimedia culture company, Doc and Company in Atlanta, Air Force veteran, TEDx speaker, author of Becoming Possible, and experienced actor/performer. We discuss creativity, confidence, and persistence as essential elements to achieving your 2018 goals and dreams, even if that just involves becoming a better human. Our conversation ranges into social media, finding balance, rejecting the grind, and much more. You’ve got goals and...

Duration:01:18:12

Ep 25 Trump’s First Year in Review

1/19/2018
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In Episode 27, we play our new game show developed just for Trump’s first year in review, The Presidency. Join in and see how well you know the answers! Our Trumpster Fire consists of two words. 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 Tarana Burke, founder of the #metoo movement. Our Media Minute asks you to read George Lakoff’s book Don’t Think of an Elephant...

Duration:00:51:52

Ep 26 Toxic masculinity

1/4/2018
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In Episode 26, we dig into toxic masculinity - what it is, examples of this particular brand of masculinity, how it hurts both women AND men, and how to resist and change this behavior. In the Trumpster Fire, we show how Donald Trump is a prime example of toxic masculinity. 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 Dr. Nadia Richardson, scholar and mental health...

Duration:00:52:26

Inside 254 Presents: A Collaborative Roundtable Discussion with Raging Chicken Out d’Coup Podast on Sexual Misconduct in PA Capitol; Believing Women; and How to Fight Inequity in our Power Structures

12/22/2017
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In this special end of 2017 episode, we share our very first collaborative podcast roundtable with our friends, Kevin Mahoney and Sean Kitchen, over at Raging Chicken Radio’s Out d’Coup Podcast. Our passionate discussion covers recent allegations of sexual misconduct in Pennsylvania state government and the need to hold the PA Democratic Party accountable for its role in perpetuating a culture of repressive sexism. We also delve into inequitable power structures and why it is necessary to...

Duration:01:06:26

Inside 254 Presents: Essential Activist Actions for 2018

12/18/2017
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Dearest listeners, if you are like us, you are pissed off. Almost every day now since last November. So instead of wallowing in our rage, reminisce with us about a few of our favorite Activist Actions that are essential for 2018. Please listen and share this episode with your equally pissed off friends. Every one of us can take small, manageable actions in order to change ourselves, our communities, and our nation into a better place for all. All it takes is one Activist Action. You can do...

Duration:00:24:28

Ep 25 Outtake Phone beeps and things crash down

12/15/2017
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Enjoy this outtake from Ep 25, when sometimes, things crash down. Please listen and share our podcast with your like-minded friends. We need your help to build our audience and community! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on our web site where we post links and additional information from the current episode. Thank you for listening! Like our work? Become a patron for $1 a month and help us be sustainable. That’s less than a cup of coffee to help support our...

Duration:00:00:29

Ep 25 Escapades of Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education

12/8/2017
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In Episode 25, we revisit Betsy DeVos and focus on the latest escapades of the Department of Education - things you probably haven’t seen in the mainstream news, but should know about. In the Trumpster Fire, we define and discuss the latest changes to Title 9. 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 Dolly Parton. Our Media Minute encourages you to consider the...

Duration:00:45:29

Expert Extra #14: Attorney Bridget Brave on sexual assault in the news

12/1/2017
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This week’s Expert Extra features attorney Bridget Brave discussing sexual assault and what seems to be a potential cultural shift toward believing women as well as less tolerance for male abuse of power. As we see more high profile male public figures and officials experience consequences for their past predatory behaviors, how will this moment impact the behavior, expectations, and responses of non-high-profile men and women as we move forward? Bridget practiced law in Wisconsin for...

Duration:00:23:11

Inside 254 Presents: Best Media Minutes of 2017!

11/24/2017
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In this special Thanksgiving week episode, we run down our favorite Media Minutes of 2017 - plus your Fan Favorite choice! Journey with us back in time and enjoy 20 minutes of upbeat positivity and consider buying some of our suggestions as holiday gifts for your peeps. 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,...

Duration:00:25:43