Author: thepodunkpolymath

A blog and podcast dedicated to the sentiments of a secular, sarcastic, screwed up Southern SJW and skeptic.

TPPP Episode 67 : The Doctor Is In

Welcome to everyone’s favorite obscure SJW podcast, The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week in the pre-ramble, I talk about how Southerners shop when there is any snow predicted (spoiler : they are fucking maniacs)! I also talk briefly about Our Orange Overlord’s comments about ‘shithole’ countries, and I then wonder out loud if we have been sucked into an alternate universe through a wormhole.

On the palaver, I speak with Kristi Winters. We talk about her YouTube channel, namely its conception, content, and critics. Her critics are of the alt-right, Sargon loving variety, so you can just imagine the sort of lovely comments she receives. We talk about how she deals with the trolls, and how she copes mentally with the abuse. We also discuss Mythicist Milwaukee and her role in exposing the true intent of the organizers. Finally, we talk about Skepticon and how this is an example of a convention that us SJW types should be focusing on organizing. We had a great discussion, and I think y’all will enjoy it.

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Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries
Kristi Winters on YouTube

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TPPP Episode 66 : #metoo

It’s time once again for another installment of The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week in the pre-ramble, I speak about more Trump shenanigans, namely his button measuring contest with North Korea, the release of a new book about the unmitigated disaster that is the Trump administration, and finally an op-ed in the New York Times by the organization that released the Steele dossier. All in all, things are looking pretty bad for Our Orange Overlord, though I daresay Congressional Republicans will prevent any substantive charges from touching Trump.

On the palaver this week, I talk to one of the co-hosts of Brainstorm Podcast, Angela Reddekopp. We have a frank and in-depth discussion about the origins of the #metoo movement, its effects both positive and negative, the backlash, and what we can do as individuals to keep the conversation going, most especially having men talking and doing something to monitor and modify their behavior as well as other men. It’s not always an easy discussion, but it’s one that is vitally important if we are serious about changing this culture of seeing women as property and dangerously toxic masculinity.

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Trump: I have a ‘much bigger’ button than Kim Jong Un

Michael Wolff’s explosive book on Trump “Fire and Fury” released

The Republicans’ Fake Investigations

Who is Tarana Burke? Meet the woman who started the Me Too movement a decade ago

The Brainstorm Podcast

Shift to Reason Conference 2018 gofundme Page

TPPP Episode 65 : Soup for the Soulless

Welcome to another thrilling episode of The Triple Po! On the pre-ramble I talk about my Christmas and the exciting things I did, which consisted mostly I’d eating, sitting, and sleeping.

On the palaver this week, I speak to Amy and Ami, hosts of the brand-spanking new podcast Secular Soup. We talk about their show, the situation with a certain podcaster and his issues with serial sexual harassment, their hatred of men, their rabid strain of feminism, and many other feminazi topics. These two have great chemistry, but it is difficult to get a word in edgewise, though that’s probably because I’m a man. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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Secular Soup on Spreaker

Secular Soup on Podtail

Secular Soup on Facebook

TPPP Episode 64 : A Systems Enthusiast

Welcome back to The Triple Po! After a mental health break, I have returned bigger, but necessarily better. On the pre-ramble I talk about Doug Jones and his victory over Roy Moore in the special election for US Senate in Alabama. The margin was only 1.5%, but a win is a win. Roy Moore decides he isn’t going to concede until God tells him to do so, which means the Alabama Secretary of State will have to have to make that call for him. I also briefly discuss the latest Star Wars installment and my feelings about it. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers!

On the palaver I speak to Kevin Watson (no relation) about the various political and economic systems that exist or have existed in human history. We then speak of which systems are especially germane to our current political climate, and what it means for our nation. Kevin laid it out very well, and he did so objectively as possible, though he admits a left-leaning bias. I learned quite a bit, and I hope you will to.

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TPPP Episode 63 : Alix Goes South

Welcome back to The Triple Po! I have returned from The Native American Slaughter Day break with another spectacular episode. On the pre-ramble, I talk about the travesty that is the #TaxScamBill. It is probably one of the most blatant giveaways to the the wealthy and corporations in American history, and it was passed with no debate and not even completely written when it was passed. It still requires reconciliation with the House to hammer out the final bill, and Democrats may be able to soften the blow a tad, but for the most part the middle class and poor of this country are getting royally screwed. So if you voted for Republican, hey, fuck you!

On the palaver, I speak worth activist, blogger, speaker, and Zen master Alix Jules. We talk about the unique challenges the South faces in implementing change in both politics and social justice. As a New York transplant to Texas, he has an insight into the unique challenges our region faces. We also discuss how to get people who are in other parts of country to understand our plight here. Ultimately, you just have to come and visit! You’ll uh then, trust me. It was a very enlightening talk with an awesome guy. I think y’all will thoroughly enjoy it.

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GOP tax plan: 5 ways the proposed tax cuts could impact you

Just me, Alix -The Orbit

The Graffiti Wall – Patheos

Alix Jules on Twitter

Alix Jules on Facebook

Fellowship OF Freethought Dallas

TPPP Episode 62 : A Secular Woman

It’s time once again for the best podcast you’ve never heard of, The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week in the pre-ramble I read new iTunes reviews, though one douchepickle decided to give me a one-star review. Sad! I then go on an angry rant about the latest sexual harassment allegations against Louis CK, Al Franken and Roy Moore. I am so fed up with these guys doing this shit. It’s time for men to start calling out other men on this bullshit fucking behavior. This is the only way to get this shit to stop.

On the palaver I speak with activist and knitter Monette Richards. We talk about her work at Secular Woman and CFI of Northeast Ohio. We also talk about the workshops she gave at Skepticon, one and half of which I attended! We discussed other topics such as Mythicist Milwaukee, YouTube atheists, the #metoo campaign, and much more. Monette was a pleasure to talk to, and she is passionate about her work, which really comes through in the interview. She is also funny and down to earth, and I am glad I got to meet her in person at Skepticon! I think y’all will enjoy our conversation.

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Secular Woman

CFI Northeast Ohio

Monette Richards on Facebook

TPPP Special : Skepticon 10 Podcaster Panel

I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Maddy Love and Marissa McCool at Skepticon 10 for a panel entitled ‘Diversifying Atheist Voices’, which we all thought was ironic because we were three White people! We realized, however, that the subject was not ourselves but the guests we had on our shows. We have all certainly tried to have different perspectives on our respective shows. I didn’t talk much, mostly because I was the token allocishet White guy, and Maddy and Marissa are much more experienced in then I am. Nevertheless, it was an honor and privilege to be on the same stage as them, and I especially want to thank Stephanie Zvan for making this panel possible, as well as moderating the panel. I hope y’all enjoy!

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