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Episode 25: The State of Things
With the race for President coming to a head next month, we thought it important to focus our attention on current events more than ever before. Tonight, we discuss Trump's latest embarrassment to his party, the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew on Haiti, and share a poetic essay on tone policing inspired by true life. (Cover Photo taken at Doctor's House Museum at Brand Park, Glendale, CA) Music Intro: Cemetery Dance - The Vivisectors Outro: Scariest Monster Competition/Music to...
Episode 23: Wait A Minute
As adults, we’ve all felt the crushing weight of responsibility. Sometimes balancing work life, home life, and a multitude of other tasks can grow to be overwhelming. Now we’ve explored meditation on the podcast in a previous episode; in an effort to continue contributing to mindfulness, this episode is structure on a lack of structure. Join us, to examine the benefit of procrastination and learning to take life a little slower. Useful Links Slowing Down: Ted Radio Hour by NPR Why...
Episode 20: In Truth
“When we see that our problem is so complicated and so all-encompassing in its intent and content, then we realize that it is no longer a Negro problem, confined only to the American Negro; that it is no longer an American problem, confined only to America, but it is a problem for humanity.” -Malcolm X Amid the most recent violent deaths of Black Americans at the hands of police, we decided it only appropriate for a poignant conversation about the black community and its relationship with...
Episode 16: For the Record
We have creatives on the show all the time; while we plug their work on the air and in the episode descriptions, we didn’t feel that did anyone enough justice. As one of the founding intentions of this podcast is to promote LA artists (alongside LA issues), we proudly present our first official artist profile! Audio engineer and rapper, Will Santos joins us via skype to discuss the recording industry. Will was recommended by our good friend, rapper Walter Romeo (of the unforgettable...
Episode 15: Election Update
We know we already talked politics on Episode 3, but this podcast was created to spark conversation about relevant issues, and we can’t do that by ignoring the grandest of them all, the 2016 Presidential Election. So as primary season comes to a close, we decided it was only fitting to put together an election update episode. Join us for a breakdown of the election process (including an explanation of the mysterious Electoral College), stats on the three surviving candidates, and a brief...
Episode 14: Love You
Self-Love is a pertinent, yet much neglected subject. We are constantly being told to love ourselves, and seldom provided with information on how to achieve this - so this week we focused on just that. In the interest of sparking your internal dialogue, we provide you with some steps, tips, and tools to improving your relationship with you. Remember, with all changes you make in life you must be realistic and patient. The ability to cultivate self-love is no different, it is a continuous...
Episode 13: Pray for Me
Devout Mormon Kenny, joins us for our first episode back to lend his philosophy on faith, religion, and spirituality. We discuss sex, hell, and atheism. Kenny also addresses public perception of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, the controversy surrounding it, and shares some of the personal experiences that led him to his salvation. Cover Art feat. “Saint Michael Casting Satan into Hell” by Francesco Picano (Courtesy of LACMA) Useful Links Top 5 World Religions Stats:...
Episode 11: Call Me... A Study in Gender Identity
We present to you a brief study in gender identity. This episode evaluates the effect gender roles have had on society thus far; sheds light on gender variance, and dives into the current expansion of self-definition among Millennials. Useful Links Understanding Gender: https://www.genderspectrum.org/quick-links/understanding-gender/ “When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person” - Monica Hesse, Washington Post:...
Episode 5: How Do I Look?
Disclaimer: For More Information Regarding the Recent Terror Attacks in France, Lebanon, Nigeria, and Syria, feel free to visit the following links : *newsweek.com/search/site/paris *reuters.com/search/news?blob=lebanon *aljazeera.com/topics/country/nigeria.html *sana.sy/en/?s=syria+civil+war Our deepest sympathies go out to the survivors of these tragedies. We will not be discussing these attacks on the podcast this week, out of respect for the grief-stricken. ---- Model/Cosmetologist,...