TPPP Episode 32 : Yakking in Podunk

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this installment of TPPP! This week in the pre-ramble, I give a little review of the awesomeness that was NaNoCon 2o17. I had a great time, reconnected with people, met a lot of new people, and consumed copious amounts of beer. It was a beautiful day for it, and there was a bonfire the night before and an after party downtown that topped everything off nicely. A big thanks to the organizers for putting this together, and hopefully it will be even bigger and better next year!

For the palaver I talk to Robert and Amy over at Secular Yakking. We talk about their show, the Mr. Potter award, and their natural ability to yak at each other. We also talk about Robert’s side project, The Original Motto Project, which is trying to get In God We Trust removed from government property and replaced with the original motto, ‘E Pluribus Unum’ (Out of many, one). As if that weren’t enough, these two are involved with Camp Quest, and their children were campers and are now about to be counselors. There’s also yakking about Trump, Northern apathy and Southern enthusiasm for secular issues, ignorance and our shared status as SJWs. There’s a lot of yakking on this week’s episode, but hopefully y’all will find it entertaining!

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Scenic City Skeptics on Facebook

The Haitian FREE Thinkers Show

Haitian  Free Thinkers on Facebook

Original Motto Project

Original Motto Project on Facebook

Original Motto Project on Twitter

Camp Quest

FBI to review young Muslim man’s death

Sikh Man’s Shooting in Washington State Investigated as Hate Crime

Secular Yakking 

Secular Yakking on Facebook

Secular Yakking on Twitter

Robert Ray on Twitter

 

 

The World(s) We Live In

A heartbreaking and infuriating story from Lucy Dee, how it relates to our current social climate.

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Until just recently, I maintained 2 separate profiles on Facebook.  One was for clients, the other was the place I could be myself without worrying about repercussions towards my business.

I’m a Secular Humanist.  I am an Atheist.  I am an Agnostic.  I am a Scientist.  I am Native.

And I am all of those things in a small town in Western Oklahoma.

With the election over with and Trump in office, I began seeing things that made my skin crawl.  I don’t have a lot of love for my even smaller hometown (pop. 135 on a good year).  That’s primarily due to the people who live there.  Bear in mind, they weren’t all bad people.  However, the majority living in and around the county were blatantly racist.

I watched much of the hatred and name-calling subside over the years as I grew older and it became less socially acceptable…

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TPPP Episode 31 : Interviewing The Interviewer

Greetings and welcome to another scintillating episode of The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This is a bit of a special episode, because for only the second time on the podcast I have a guest for the pre-ramble and the palaver! Zach Law of Zachrilege Cast joins me firstly on the pre-ramble as we talk about the GOP’s newly unveiled health care plan and our takes on its merits (spoiler : we think it sucks)! I also announce a new patron, and a very special one at that : The badass host of Inciting Incident Podcast, as well as author and generally awesome human being, Marissa McCool! I also mention once again that NaNoCon is starting in less than a week, and how y’all better get your tickets now before they sell out!

The fun with Zach continues on the palaver, where we talk about his podcast, his personal views, our love of beer, as well as his penchant for belching during interviews. It’s a boozy conversation between two friends, and I had a lot of fun talking to him. It’s a bit of a reprieve from the more serious subjects the show generally covers, and I think we all could use it during these dark days. Enjoy!

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Here’s What GOP Bill Would (And Wouldn’t) Change For Women’s Health Care

Zachrilege Cast on Podbean

Zachrilege Cast on YouTube

Zachrilege Cast on Facebook

Zachrilege Cast on Twitter

 

The Podunk Polymath Podcast Now Has An Online Store! 

I have some great news Triple Po listeners! There is now an online store for The Podunk Polymath Podcast merchandise! You can find the store here, and the link to the very first product, an awesome t-shirt, can be found here. Impress all your friends with this awesome piece of apparel, while simultaneously spreading the word about the show! 

TPPP Episode 30 : Intersections

Welcome to another episode of the Triple Po! On the pre-ramble this week, I talk about how some redneck Trump supporter at a rally in Nashville thought it would be an awesome idea to wear t-shirt that extolled the virtues of slavery. Someone got a picture of this guy, and Facebook did its thing and found out who it was. Needless to say, the vast majority of commenters were not amused. I also remind my listeners of the impending approach of NaNoCon 2017. It will be coming March 18th, and tickets will are $15 up until the day of the event, and $20 at the door, or until all the tickets sell out. Don’t wait and miss out on the greatest secular event in Middle Tennessee!

On the palaver I speak to writer and activist Jessica Xiao. We talk about intersectional feminism, as well a peripheral issues such as racism, White privilege, the difficulty of getting people to take criticism, and so much more. Jessica is a tireless advocate for social justice, and she is a well-spring of knowledge. She may think she rambles, but her mind is so full of knowledge that it’s no wonder she wants to share it with everyone! I hope you learn as much as I did!

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Facebook post identifying who was wearing the ‘slavery gets shit done’ t-shirt. 

NaNoCon official site

The White Feminism of the Women’s March is Still on My Mind 
Why Our Feminism Must Be Intersectional (And 3 Ways to Practice It)

Jessica Xiao’s profile and articles on TheHumanist.com 

Jessica Xiao’s profile on Everyday Feminism 

Jessica Xiao’s articles on Everyday Feminism

Jessica Xiao’s profile and articles on Medium

Jessica Xiao on Facebook 

Jessica Xiao on Twitter 

 

TPPP Episode 29 : Let’s Talk About Sex Work

Greetings and welcome to another episode of the podcast your mom warned you about, The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week on the pre-ramble I give a brief review of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, the documentary about James Baldwin and his unfinished book. I will let you listen to it on the show, but in brief I will say that I was very moved, saddened, disgusted, angry, and not overly optimistic, though Mr. Baldwin himself said “I can’t be a pessimist, because I’m alive”. Please, if you have the opportunity, go watch this film. It is truly a phenomenal and, I believe, a seminal work.

On  the palaver I speak to Astrid Isley, former co-host on Inciting Incident Podcast, radical activist, deep thinker, and also a sex worker. We talk about what sex work is; myths and misconceptions surrounding the profession; her experiences as a sex worker; her thoughts on regulation; and much more. I often say this, but it truly was an educational and eye-opening conversation.

On the post-ramble I do the usual show promotion, but mention my appearances on The Atheist in the Trailer Park and Zachrilege Cast, since I forgot to last week and almost forgot again! As always, thanks for listening to my incessant rambling, and I hope you enjoy the show.

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I Am Not Your Negro Official Website

Sex Work on Wikipedia

Q&A: Policy To Protect The Human Rights Of Sex Workers

Sex Workers Outreach Project USA

Sex Workers and Civil Rights

Policing Sex Work

Red Umbrella Fund 

Industrial Workers of the World

Astrid Isley on Twitter

Zachrilege Cast #82 — Chris Watson of Podunk Polymath

The Atheist in the Trailer Park Podcast – Episode 0139: Solomon Blathers On

 

TPPP Episode 28 : Enbys Unite!

It’s time for another exciting episode of The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week on the pre-ramble, I talk about two Donald Trump conferences : One in which he rambles and calls the press the ‘enemy of the American People’, and one in which he claims that some sort of terrorist incident occurred in Sweden, when nothing in fact happened at all. I also talk about Milo’s appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, and how Larry Wilmore is my hero. I also mention how Trav Mamone recorded a promo for NaNoCon 2017, and how awesome he is for doing so!

On the palaver this week, I talk to Ari Stillman, William Ferguson, and Katie Quesnel about their experiences and journeys being nonbinary.We talk about the struggles they face; how and when they became aware they were ‘different’; the extent to which they are ‘out’; and what cis people can do to help the non-binary community. This was a learning experience for me, and I hope you will learn as much as I did, or, if you are non-binary yourself, that you realize that you are not alone.

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Full Transcript and Video: Trump News Conference

Trump Calls the News Media the ‘Enemy of the American People’

‘Last Night in Sweden’? Trump’s Remarks Baffle a Nation

Milo Yiannopoulos found a bromance with Bill Maher. Then he met his other guests.

Non-binary definition on Gender Wiki

William Ferguson on Facebook

Vine and Vegetable Blog

The Gaytheist Manifesto

The SJW Circle Jerk on Spreaker

Don’t Call Me Lady on Facebook