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S2E15: Vaping

9/11/2019
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Do you have strong feelings on e-cigarettes? So do Rebecca and Adam. This week, they discuss the product’s rise in popularity and speculate why the FDA doesn’t regulate them and combustible cigarettes similarly. Show Notes Crumb: "Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why." -Vox "How FDA Is Regulating E-Cigarettes" - FDA "S02-1: The Peanut Butter Grandma goes to Washington" -The Uncertain Hour "E-cigarettes and health — here's what the evidence...

Duration:00:20:12

S2E14: Gender and the Environment

8/28/2019
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Hard truths were looked at this week as Adam and Rebecca unpack an article that links pro-environment behavior to gender stereotypes and potentially even sexual orientation. During this episode, you'll hear a lot of skepticism, talk about unlearning, and a fun bop. Show Notes: Crumb: "How Gender Stereotypes Affect Pro-Environment Behavior" - Pacific Standard "S2E11: Men Interrupting Women" - Culture Crumbs Podcast" “Man the Fixer, Woman the Nurturer—the Caregiving Gender Gap" -...

Duration:00:22:32

S2E13: Repost - Millennial Burnout

8/14/2019
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We’re experiencing some burnout so figured we’d take a mental health break and encourage you to reflect yourself by relistening to an old episode - check it out: Another think piece about Millennials means another opportunity for us Millennials to defend ourselves or at least hold a mirror up to the pressures that we experience as a generation. Show Notes Crumb: “How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation” BuzzFeed News Karlie Kloss Instagram Becoming by Michelle Obama “When Kids...

Duration:00:24:13

S2E12: Cultural Appropriation

7/31/2019
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On this episode, Rebecca and Adam briefly discuss her recent appointment as the unofficial Mental Health Ambassador to the UN. They then unpack (therapy pun intended) the implications of cultural appropriation, what it really means, and how to properly apologize. Show Notes "What’s Wrong with Cultural Appropriation? These 9 Answers Reveal Its Harm" - Everyday Feminism "Be in the room to make the change" - Pod Save The People Podcast "Apology" - Still Processing Podcast "The Difference...

Duration:00:27:25

S2E11: Men Interrupting Women

7/17/2019
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Although we've only had one round of democratic primary debates so far, there's still a lot to unpack. Specifically, unpacking the gender stereotypes that played out on the debate stage. Adam and Rebecca take a deeper look at interrupting carried out by men and women and what the implications are. Show Notes Crumb: "Interrupting Is Different for Men and Women, Even on a Debate Stage" - The New York Times "Stop interrupting" -America's Marketing Motivator "The six things you need to do to...

Duration:00:22:40

S2E10: Millennial Deaths of Despair

7/3/2019
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On this episode, Adam and Rebecca struggle to talk through the rising suicide rates among Millennials and speculate on the causes. Issues range from economic pressures to social media, all of which seem like a referendum on what Millennials have and continue to do wrong in the eyes of other generations. Show Notes Crumb: "More Millennials Are Dying 'Deaths of Despair,' as Overdose and Suicide Rates Climb" - Time "Millennials Are Sick of Drinking" - The Atlantic "Put a Ring on It?...

Duration:01:03:53

S2E9: Legalizing Sex Work

6/19/2019
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Adam and Rebecca are back with a new discussion about sex. Sex work that is. Always talking about sex up in here… There's a bill in New York that would decriminalize is, so they break down the implications and repercussions for the industry and society at large. Show Notes Crumb: “This Bill Decriminalizing Sex Work In New York Could Be A Major Milestone” - Bustle “Sex Workers: Part of The Solution” - W.H.O “The Sex Worker Next Door” - Death, Sex & Money Podcast “Top 10 Pro & Con...

Duration:00:26:55

S2E8: Nuns and Nones

6/5/2019
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In this episode, Rebecca and Adam dive into the beginnings of a philosophical discussion about religion, millennials, and the desire for purpose. They're left with unanswered questions and the potential need for another episode to fully unpack this topic. Show Notes Crumb: “These Millennials Got New Roommates. They're Nuns” - New York Times “What Can We Learn From The Jewish Millennials Who Moved In With Nuns?” - Forward.com “Millennial Burnout” - Culture Crumbs “Wild Wild Country” -...

Duration:00:23:03

Crumbsdate!

5/22/2019
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We’ve been super busy so, unfortunately, no new episode this week. But here’s a very brief update on what we’ve been up to and we look forward to being back in your feeds in two weeks! Credits Logo by Thomas Freeman Royalty free music from Hooksounds

Duration:00:02:15

S2E7: The Census

5/8/2019
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Although the Supreme Court has not ruled on the census citizenship question yet, Adam and Rebecca have. Listen to their discussion on the case and why it's important to keep this question off of the final census questionnaire. Show Notes Crumb: “Supreme Court Appears to Lean Toward Allowing Census Citizenship Question” - NPR Politics Crumb: “Why Is the Supreme Court Ruling on the Census” - The Daily “Skipping the 2020 Census Citizenship Question? You'll Still be Counted” - NPR “After...

Duration:00:18:43

S2E6: Reparations

4/24/2019
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The topic of reparations keeps coming up in the news so we decided to put on our learning hats and take a deeper look at the subject. We discuss what reparations might look like, whether or not they should happen and past examples of them. Show Notes St. Jude Chicago Marathon Fundraiser Crumb: “Inside Outside Strategy” - Pod Save the People with DeRay “Elizabeth Warren’s Housing Crisis Plan Hints at Reparations” - CityLab Marianne Williamson Townhall - CNN “Slavery reparations far more...

Duration:00:23:05

S2E5: The Act and Mental Health

4/10/2019
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Adam and Rebecca unpack the much-anticipated TV series, The Act on Hulu. They discuss the mental health backdrop of the show, how entertainment may play a role in reinforcing stigmas, and overall thoughts on the show. Show Notes Crumb: “The Act” - Hulu “Mommy Dead and Dearest” - HBO “12 Reasons We Love True Crime, According to the Experts” - Mental Floss “Sharp Objects” - HBO “Murder of Deedee Blanchard" - Wikipedia “I Am Sam” “13 Reasons Why” - Netflix Bonus Crumb: NPR Politics...

Duration:00:23:52

S2E4: The United States, a Meritocracy

3/27/2019
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We couldn't stop talking about the college admissions scandal, otherwise known as "Operations Varsity Blues", so, naturally, we had to turn it into a Crumb. Listen this week to hear our thoughts on meritocracy and how it’s synonymous with this scandal. Show Notes Crumb: “Meritocracy Doesn’t Exist, and Believing it Does is Bad for You” - Fast Company Episode about Louisiana school - Culture Crumbs Pod “Jen Rubio from Away” - How I Built This with Guy Raz College Admissions Scandal - The...

Duration:00:21:37

S2E3: Toxic Masculinity

3/13/2019
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Toxic Masculinity: a term society is using more and more to describe certain behaviors and actions, but do we really know what it means and does calling out it out really address its underlying issues? This week, we dive into this topic with some reservations. Show Notes Crumb: “The problem with a fight about toxic masculinity” - The Atlantic Corporate Social Responsibility Episode - JK we never released this practice episode but here's the article we discussed. “Millennials Stare Into...

Duration:00:23:33

S2E2: Millennial Burnout

2/27/2019
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Another think piece about Millennials means another opportunity for us Millennials to defend ourselves or at least hold a mirror up to the pressures that we experience as a generation. Rebecca and Adam talk this and more in this week’s episode. Show Notes Crumb: “How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation” BuzzFeed News Karlie Kloss Instagram Becoming by Michelle Obama “When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online ” The Atlantic "Women of color are sicker as a result of...

Duration:00:22:48

S2E1: Environmental Racism

2/13/2019
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We’re back for the first time in 2019! In this episode we grapple with environmental racism, what it means, and how it comes about. We also tie it back to the recent UN Climate Change report and how there’s just no avoiding the topic of climate change anymore. Show Notes “Trump’s EPA Concludes Environmental Racism Is Real” The Atlantic “What It’s Like to Live in Cancer Alley” Now This “Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040” The New York Times Bonus...

Duration:00:19:17

Crumbsdate!

1/30/2019
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Listen to this quick crumbsdate to hear about some changes headed to Culture Crumbs! Our next full episode drops on February 13. Show Notes The Cardigan Newsletter subscription form Mini Crumb: Our Favorites of 2018 Latest Full Episode: “I Spent 45 Minutes Inside Lena Dunham’s Mind and It Was Hell” Credits Logo by Thomas Freeman Royalty free music from Hooksounds

Duration:00:01:09

Mini Crumb 4: Our Favorites of 2018

12/26/2018
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We're taking a look back on 2018 and highlighting our favorite movies, books, and TV shows. Head to crumbspod.com to find all the links! Show Notes Favorite Movies: Adam: “A Star Is Born” Katherine: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Rebecca: “Green Book” and “Eighth Grade” Favorite TV Shows: Adam: “Queer Eye” on Netflix Katherine: “Daredevil” Season 3 on Netflix Rebecca: “The First” on Hulu Favorite Books Adam: “Circe” by Madeline Miller Katherine: “Red Clocks” by Leni Zumas Rebecca:...

Duration:00:15:47

S1E8: "I Spent 45 Minutes Inside Lena Dunham's Mind and It was Hell"

12/12/2018
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We're back at it again, talking about the complexities of capitalism, health care, and private education. When it comes down to the wire, can you really trust anyone to do what they’re supposed to do? Show Notes Crumb: “Louisiana School Made Headlines for Sending Black Kids to Elite Colleges. Here’s the Reality.” New York Times Culture Crumbs Episode on Success Academy: "Fuchsia Is a Lot for My Eyes to Handle" Crumb: “Mental health clinic opens inside a Walmart in Texas”...

Duration:00:34:47

S1E7: "Fuchsia Is a Lot for My Eyes to Handle"

11/28/2018
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This week, we’re talking about charter schools, whether or not Americans would feel comfortable with the government medicating their water supply, and if you can picture yourself only renting clothes. The answer to that last question for the three of us is “no.” Show Notes Crumb: “Success Academy” Start Up Podcast “Betsy DeVos Loves Charter Schools. That’s Bad for Charter Schools” The New York Times “Oklahoma Teachers Just Purged the Statehouse of Their Enemies” New York Magazine Crumb:...

Duration:00:36:03