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United States

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English

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Episodes

All The Things

8/19/2018
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Jessica Veldstra and Denise Thompson address lots of little ethical quandaries in this episode. They discuss speeding, lying to children about Santa Clause, and taking credit for work you didn't do. Their ethical company this week is National Picnic, a clothing designer that makes in small batches in the USA.

Duration:00:33:32

Thief's Bitten Nose Causing Schadenfreude

8/13/2018
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Denise Thompson and Jessica Veldstra discuss whether or not we should be getting joy out of a thief's nose being bitten off for attempting to steal a bike or whether one should fight for property at all. We also discuss Chagrin Valley shampoo bars to prevent plastic waste and shampoo mess in your suitcase.

Duration:00:24:25

Men Are Not Polar Bears

8/5/2018
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Jessica Veldstra and Denise Thompson discuss people who defend sexual predators like Bill Cosby and how men are not like polar bears. They also talk about Albatross Razors and how they prevent plastic waste.

Duration:00:23:49

No College, Sex, or Tattoos

7/22/2018
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Denise Thompson and Jessica Veldstra address the article "Men Prefer Debt Free Virgins without Tattoos" by Lori Alexander, which suggests women don't go to college, marry young, and have lots of precious babies. We also talk about Native Organic Cotton's beautiful duvet covers.

Duration:00:33:57

Proverbs 31: A To Do List?

7/16/2018
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Denise Thompson and Jessica Veldstra discuss whether Proverbs 31 should be used as a list of things for women to do or as a "you go girl" type of encouragement. They also give a shout out to Equal Exchange coffee, which women are going to need if they try to do all the things listed in Proverbs 31

Duration:00:26:48

Was the Declaration of Independence the Right Thing To Do?

7/8/2018
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Jessica Veldstra and Denise Thompson chat about the Founding Fathers and whether the Declaration of Independence was biblical or ethical. We then take it down a notch and discuss Theo Chocolates, the first ethical chocolate company in the U.S.A.

Duration:00:26:57

Buy the Homeless a Beer?

7/1/2018
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Denise Thompson and Jessica Veldstra talk about the most ethical ways to give to people who are homeless and the need for more homeless shelters. They also discuss the Alaska Food Hub and how it is getting Jessica out of awkward conversations.

Duration:00:42:32

Woe to Sessions! (Isaiah 10:1-2)

6/17/2018
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Jessica Veldstra and Denise Thompson discuss Jeff Sessions use of Romans 13:1-2 to justify the policy of separating migrant families at the border and the abominations that it has been used to justify throughout history. They give a shout out to Together Rising, a non profit who help supply representation to children in immigration courts.

Duration:00:29:55

EQ Rewind

6/4/2018
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Denise Thompson and Jessica Veldstra look back on the first 15 episodes of the podcast, read some feedback we have received, and discuss our thoughts and feelings about each episode.

Duration:00:46:24

Christian Pop Culture

5/28/2018
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Denise Thompson and Jessica Veldstra fume about the existence and quality of Christian Pop Culture. They also chat about To-Go Ware, sustainable, reusable bamboo cutlery that helps prevent one use plastic from ending up in the ocean.

Duration:00:38:30

SCS

5/20/2018
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Denise Thompson and Jessica Veldstra discuss stuff that Christian's say that that is particularly unhelpful and the reasons why we should stop saying them. They also review Pela, the new compostable phone case.

Duration:00:26:28

Was it Ethical to use Geneological DNA to Nab the Golden State Killer?

5/13/2018
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Jessica Veldstra and Denise Thompson delve into the world of true crime and the ethical issues around using genealogical DNA to find the Golden State Killer. They also discuss sevenly.org, a great company that makes generosity their priority.

Duration:00:29:42

Purity Schmurity

5/7/2018
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Jessica Veldstra and Denise Thompson discuss the Purity Culture of the late 90's and 00's and how it is still affecting people today. They also give a shout out to two other female podcasters who have their own online shop, Marriage Supply.

Duration:01:00:11

Furbabies Are For Life

4/30/2018
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Jessica Veldstra and Denise Thompson discuss ethical pet ownership and how they obtained each of their pets. They are also super excited about their ethical company for the week: Dog Crazy Designs, inventor of the Sugatti!

Duration:00:32:53

Travel Tips

4/22/2018
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Denise Thompson and Jessica Veldstra talk about travel ethics as they have just returned from traveling internationally. They also give a shout out to the Bali Street Kids Project.

Duration:00:39:18

Church Attendance Part 2: Three Out of Three

4/8/2018
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Denise Thompson and Jessica Veldstra discuss their current church attendance, what influenced their choices, and they hit on all three topics that they aren't going to discuss! They also feature Square Bars, a delicious ethical snack you can pick up at a gas station.

Duration:00:29:52

Let's Talk About Sex Ed, Baby

3/26/2018
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Jessica Veldstra and Denise Thompson chat about their experience with sex ed, the problems with abstinence only sex education, and why they needed to get new toothbrushes from Preserve.

Duration:00:44:53

To Swear or Not To Swear

3/18/2018
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Jessica Veldstra and Denise Thompson discuss swearing, the different types, and whether or not any swearing can be ethical. Their husbands Michael and Patrick make an appearance and give their differing opinions. Badger Balm is highlighted as the ethical company of the week.

Duration:00:33:17

The Worst

3/12/2018
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Jessica Veldstra and Denise Thompson discuss Amazon.com and all of it's ethical failings. The quandary comes into play with whether they should remain friends with people who are educated about the harm Amazon does to the local community, yet still enthusiastically support the company. Denise and Jessica also extol the virtues of the very local business, the Veggie Bus.

Duration:00:45:55

Mike Pence Rule Part 2: A Male Photographer's Perspective

2/25/2018
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Denise Thompson and Jessica Veldstra talk to Joshua Veldstra, a photographer voted best in Alaska, about his perspective on the Mike Pence Rule.

Duration:00:29:07