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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

Ep 28 Fire and Fury

2/2/2018
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In Episode 28, we discuss Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Our Trumpster Fire delves into The #Fakies. 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 Anita Sarkeesian, the founder of Feminist Frequency. Our Media Minute asks you to watch Margaret Atwood’s series, Alias Grace, on Netflix, and our Activist Action asks you to read...

Duration:00:34:02

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

Ep 24 Outtake Twump Tweets

11/20/2017
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Enjoy this outtake from Ep 24, when words simply won’t cooperate. 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:00:00:22

Expert Extra #13: Jennifer O’Mara, Candidate for Pennsylvania State Rep District 165

11/17/2017
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This week’s Expert Extra features Jennifer O’Mara, candidate for Pennsylvania State Representative (District 165). Jen was one of many women around the country who heard the activist call of the Women’s March and responded by deciding to run for office. Colleen interviews Jen and Jen’s husband, Brad, by phone, and they dig deep into why Jen decided to run, how Brad is helping her, and the latest updates on her campaign. Inside 254 will check in with Jen several more times as the 2018...

Duration:00:14:49

Ep 24 Outtake Fuckity Fuck Fuck

11/14/2017
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Sometimes it’s the only thing left to say. 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 feminist/activist podcast. Click the...

Duration:00:00:08

Join Inside 254 for a Special ONE NIGHT ONLY SHOWING of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World!

11/11/2017
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Join us for a ONE NIGHT ONLY SHOWING of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World When: Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:15pm Where: Frank Banko Alehouse at the Steelstacks in Bethlehem, PA Cost: $10 tickets at the door Support Indigenous films and filmmakers! RSVP today at our event page.

Duration:00:00:38

Ep 24 Growth

11/10/2017
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In Episode 24, we discuss the idea of growth and speculate about what might happen if we focused less on economic and population (growth) and more on quality over quantity, time, satisfaction, and knowledge (growth). In the Trumpster Fire, we discuss Trump weeds (tweets). Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our first Fierce Woman Warrior is Amy McGrath. Our Media Minute encourages you to read...

Duration:00:41:03

Expert Extra #12: DACA Student discusses

11/3/2017
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This week’s Expert Extra features a university student who is a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipient. We sit down with this Dreamer to get a firsthand perspective on how this important immigration policy affects her life in order to humanize this issue for you. Real individuals are affected by changes to this policy and we hope you listen with an open heart. Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with...

Duration:00:17:35

Inside 254 Holiday Fundraiser: Donate and Get Our Hot-Off-The-Press Journal for All of Your Resistance Thoughts!

11/1/2017
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Dearest listeners, please help us be sustainable! Our current holiday fundraiser will help us pay our podcast hosting fees for the year. Make a one-time donation of $25 or become a patron at the $8/month level and get our brand new, hot off the presses, writing journal for all of your resistance thoughts as we head into 2018. You will also receive two large logo stickers, a shout-out on our Facebook page AND the podcast, and our sincere gratitude. Donation options include: Sending...

Duration:00:01:40

Join Inside 254 for a showing of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, and support local arts at The Arts Unite Against Climate Change

10/30/2017
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Join us for two special local events! On Nov. 9, attend a free evening of short play readins, poetry, music, and information from local organizations that tackle environmental issues at Eckhaus in Kutztown, PA. See their event page for more info. And on Nov. 14, join Amanda for a showing and discussion of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. RSVP today at our

Duration:00:01:20

Ep 23 The Death of Compassion and Introducing a New Segment: Fierce Woman Warrior

10/27/2017
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In Episode 23, we share a specific recent incident that led us to today’s topic: the death of compassion in our social and economic structures. We also talk about how our community of individuals acted compassionately, and we ask how much we can bear when structural solutions either fail or are rejected. In the Trumpster Fire, we criticize Trump’s handling of Puerto Rico, specifically, his insult to the San Juan mayor, his paper towel toss, and his paternalistic comment about the disaster...

Duration:00:48:03

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