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Fighting bad media narratives with good vibes. Comedy, interviews, activism. A resource for the left. 🏳️‍🌈

Fighting bad media narratives with good vibes. Comedy, interviews, activism. A resource for the left. 🏳️‍🌈


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Fighting bad media narratives with good vibes. Comedy, interviews, activism. A resource for the left. 🏳️‍🌈






Episode 113: The Lame Duck Podcast

Episode Notes Not Safe For Wonks cordially invites you to bear witness to Brandyn, Kennedy, and Rachel discoursing about life, themselves, and work, touching on: Connect with us:


S1E112 - Episode 112: We're Just Doing Schemes

Episode Notes Episode 112: We're Just Doing Schemes Look - well, listen - in awe as the OG3, the scions of grifting themselves, talk about a wide variety of topics, the most of which the ancient and arcane art of the grift, and it's modern incarnations and disciples. Ponder topics such as the following: Connect with us:


S1E125 - Episode 111: Nancy Pelosi the Insult Comic Dog

Episode Notes Join us today as we lament the state of the audio show and begin talks to Force The Episode, in the process discussing a wide selection of topics, including: Connect with us:


S1E110 - Episode 110: Post-Thanksgiving

Episode Notes Listen in as we talk about Thanksgiving being over..... before it happened? Also, we're making Kwanzaa a thing. Connect with us:


S1E109 - Episode 109: Banning Chokeholds Is Not Inspiring

Episode Notes Finally, we return to our roots. It's been too long since our last audio episode, but don't worry, we could never neglect it. Tune in for a fun time as the OG 3 discuss Nina Turner's recent - as of recording - podcast episode with John Kasich, as well as media ethics in general. WE DISCUSS: Connect with us:


Episode 108: A Predatory Bird, Laced With White Zinfandel (with The Trillbillies)

The biggest problem on the left? Not enough podcasts. At long last, we get to hook up with The Trillbillies so solve this pressing problem. We talk about infinite garlic bread, psychic powers, professional poker player, and the nastiest political figures in the state with one of Eastern Kentucky's most successful small businesses. ;) Nobody wants to be rogue. Why God had to nerf Rachel. Sound editors forming a union. Wal-Mart branded leftist podcasts. Tax credits for...


Episode 107: It's Only Comedy if We're in Trouble

It's time for our hottest takes! The hosts are each here to dish out takes so spicy and out-there you won't know what to think. Can you handle us bearing our political souls? Find out by listening now! Get involved with the show:


Episode 106: There's a Little Ohio in All of Us (with Nancy Larson)

Can Ohio make us all feel better about the state of politics in America? At the very least Nancy Larson's campaign can! Nancy Larson and her campaign manager Quinn Albright are back again and it's better than last time as we talk about how Nancy's one-time long-shot to now likely campaign is going: Get Involved with Nancy's Campaign:https://www.nancyfor.us


Episode 105: Truth is a Practice, Not a State

Lying is the most fun a podcast can have without talking about philosophy.... so that's what we did! In this episode we get into: Get involved with the show:


Episode 104: Everyone Has a Place if We Build a Place for Everybody (with Mike Shipley)

Could the Libertarian Party be a home for leftists? It might be more likely than you think, at least according to our guest Mike Shipley, the chair of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus. We sat down with Mike for a really intriguing hour talking about political situations most of us haven't seen up close. Kick it with Mike Shipley and the LibSoc Caucus:'t forget to follow us...


Episode 103: Nationalize Disneyworld! (with Adriel Hampton and Lauren Nicole)

2022 looks brighter and funnier as Adriel Hampton and Lauren Nicole stop by the studio to kick off Adriel's #OurCalifornia run for governor! This episode is packed to the brim with clever ideas, goofy one-liners, and genuinely frustrated leftists. Check out Adriel Hampton and Lauren Nicole:


Episode 102: Holy Shit, They Actually Said That Stuff (with Pat the Berner and Savage Joy)

We talked with Patrick Cote and Joy Marie Mann about their new book, The Yass Kween Chronicles - Coverage Of The First Annual Resistance Forum. This book is packed with real quotes from neo-libs, but written as real dialogue. We talk about: Check out Pat and Joy:


Episode 101: I Just Wanna Play with Fish and Get Paid (with Justin Farmer)

This week we sat down with Justin Farmer, a 25 year old city councilman from Hamden, CT who's looking to make his way to state Senate. Justin is a force to be reckoned with and will stop at nothing to bring justice to the people of Connecticut. In this episode, we go into: Follow Justin and get more updates on his campaign:


Episode 100.5: An Interview with NSFWonks (by SKCM Curry)

When Sedinam Moyowasifza-Curry is in the house we never know what to expect. Originally we had planned to record a short bit with the incredible SKCM Curry for episode 100, but she sprung one on us by showing up with a set of interview questions for US, the creators of the show. What unfolded was an incredible, thoughtful, fun and touching time we will never forget. Kick it with SKCM Curry:'t forget to follow us...



It's been one year of Not Safe For Wonks and 100 episodes all at the same time by some wonderful coincidence. The journey to this point has been remarkable for us and we hope that all you wonderful listeners feel the same way. For episode 100 we wanted to do something special, so we asked all our favorite guests to come record something quick with us to make a compilation. To our surprise and delight, the vast majority of them said YES. So after much work, we are happy to present THE EPISODE...


Episode 99: You See, What Had Happened Was... (with Akua Walters)

We make right on the episode we lost with Akua Walters by making a new one and it's even better than the first time! Akua comes with visions of the National Progressive Party, but also to talk politics in general, for what makes a very thoughtful and unapologetic episode. Go check out Akua Walters:


Episode 98: It's a Good Thing We're on An American Show (with Corner Späti)

This week we step in to the bizarro alternate universe of European politics and kick with our spiritual podcasting twins at Corner Späti. We discover what is the same and what is different in the realms where you have more than 2 parties, and some of them use the "Socialism" word. Go check out Corner Späti:


Episode 97: Captain Kirk Doesn't Read Theory (with Cory Archibald)

When you ask people how they started moving left politically, a large number of them will at some point mention a certain sci-fi franchise that has capture imaginations for decades by presenting the possibility of a better society. We're talking, of course, about Star Trek! And who better to talk about Star Trek with us than progressive champion and hardcore Trekkie, Cory Archibald, the chair of Brand New Congress. We Get Into: Engage with...


Episode 97: Joe's Not Gonna Fix The Pipes (with Akua Walters)

THE AUDIO FOR THIS EPISODE WAS CORRUPTED SOMEHOW BETWEEN EXPORT AND UPLOAD WE ARE WORKING TO FIX THE ISSUE PLEASE BE PATIENT AND WE'RE SORRY FOR ALL INCONVENIENCE Right now a lot of people online are wondering if there's a need for new political parties in America. Whether it's a belief that existing third parties don't have viable strategies, or a disagreement with their politics, many people wonder if there could be another option and what it would look like. Friend of the show Akua...


Episode 96: A New Balance of Power (with Mariah Parker)

Often times it's not the President or the US Congress who is going to make the calls that affect you most, it's people like your County Commissioners. Mariah Parker is a democratic socialist County Commissioner in Athens/Clarke County, Georgia, and after you hear her speak you'll be thinking about how you can elect someone like her in your neighborhood! Follow Mariah and get more non-stop great takes from her: