Author: thepodunkpolymath

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

TPPP Episode 58 : Hard To Say I’m Sorry

The Podunk Polymath Podcast has returned from yet another week hiatus to bring you the truth! I am going to try to get back on a weekly schedule, but I have added a bit to my already busy life and I’m trying to sort it out. I ask that you bear with me The Triple Po through this transition!

On the pre-ramble this week I talk about that loathsome piece of shit Harvey Weinstein and his serial rapes, as well as the #metoo campaign which it sparked. I also talk about how men need to get up off their asses and stand up against these assholes who harass and assault women right in front of our eyes as we sit back and say nothing. Men fucking caused this problem, and we have to fix it.

On the palaver it was my honor to speak to another SJW I admire, Stephanie Zvan. We talk about the need for public figures to be able to take criticism and learn from it. We discuss a couple of examples of people who did not take this advice, namely a certain ‘thinking’ atheist, as well as Stephanie’s own experiences with needing to apologize for things she has written in the past. We also talk briefly about her history of harassed, but also on a more positive note her appearance at Skepticon! Stephanie is someone I have followed and strived to emulate in some small way, and I was flattered when she approached me about interviewing her. It was an enlightening conversation with a remarkable individual.

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TPPP Episode 57 : Walking the Walk

The Triple Po has returned from a one week hiatus. I had a lot going on, so I apologize, but now I am back! On the pre-ramble, I talk about my experience at Oktoberfest in Nashville with friend and former guest William and their boyfriend Dan. We had a great time drinking beer, as well as seeing street preachers and checking out the various and sundry tents selling their wares. I also talk about something a little less cheery, that being a White Supremacist protest that is coming up in Shelbyville, TN, on October 28th, and perhaps one in Murfreesboro. There has already been a counterprotest that has emerged, and I will be going to it. We have to show these assholes that we’re not going to stand by and let them spew their hate unchallenged.

On the palaver, I speak to one of my favorite people, Mandisa Thomas, who most of y’all probably already know as the founder and president of Black Nonbelievers Inc. We talk about her organization and how it was founded. We also talk about the need for allies to step up and get involved. Another subject we hit on is some of the negative feedback she has gotten from some of those in the Black community, including a confrontation at a conference where someone verbally attacked her. She also gives a statement regarding the travesty at Mythicist Milwaukee. There are plenty of other things that we discuss but you will have to listen to find out! Mandisa definitely walks the walk, and she is the closest things I have to a hero.

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BooToHate Stop the Pointyhead Supremacene in Shelbyville! Facebook Event Page

Black Nonbelievers, Inc.

Black Nonbelievers on Facebook

Black Nonbelievers on Twitter

Black Nonbelievers on YouTube

 

 

TPPP EPISODE 51 : REASONABLE DISCUSSION OF GENTRIFICATION

It’s time once again for another exciting episode of The Triple Po! In the pre-ramble I give a synopsis of what happened at the second iteration of Atheists at the Pub. Spoiler : It was fucking awesome! I then mention my drunken appearance on Brainstorm Podcast, and especially my rant about an article regarding trans people and dating. Also, friend and previous guest on the show Natalie Newell was on The Scathing Atheist to talk about her documentary ‘Science Moms’.

For the palaver of, I have host of Reasonable Risk podcast to talk about gentrification. We talk the definition of gentrification, asking well as the pros and cons. We then offer up ways that a balance might be achieved between the needs of developers and those people who are being harmed by the effects of gentrification.

On the post-ramble I apologize for the shitty sound quality of my side of the interview, which almost certainly a result of the laptop mic somehow being uses as opposed to my regular microphone. And once again because I have a shitty memory and I forgot to mention the fact in the pre-ramble, I mention that the show logo was spruced up a bit, just in time for the #OneYearPodunkiversary. Speaking of that, I also forgot to mention in the pre-ramble that the one-year anniversary live show is coming up on August 12th. Make sure you ‘call in’ via Google Hangouts. It should be a lot of fun. There might even be some Facebook karaoke involved! Thanks for listening, and I hope y’all enjoy the show!

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Scathing Atheist 233: Science Moms Edition

The Brainstorm Podcast

Globeville, Elyria and Swansea could be erased without aggressive intervention

Denver Post readers weigh in on gentrification of city’s neighborhoods (7 letters)

As Denver’s neighborhoods gentrify, the poor are pushed to new pockets of poverty

Note to gentrifying Denver: You can’t always live where you want, but…

Denver’s communities of color need help now

At $225,000 a unit, affordable housing is difficult in Denver, but not impossible

What Denver is doing to deal with gentrification

A great city isn’t just for the rich

Sound Off: The Denver Post opinion newsletter: June 26, 2017

Gentrification, affordable housing, and the changing face of Denver (4 letters)

Land rush ahead of I-70 overhaul spurs residents to protect their neighborhood

Jeff Prebeg, Jr. on Twitter

The Podunk Polymath Podcast #OneYearPodunkiversary Live Show

TPPP Episode 56 : Southern Inhospitality

The Triple Po is in full effect! This week on the pre-ramble I read a kind message I received, and then I go on a bit of a rant about Trump’s comments about those not standing for the flag in which he calls them ‘sons of bitches’, once again demonstrating what a disgraceful piece of shit the Orange Overlord is.

On the palaver I speak with atheist, musician, and fellow Tennesseean Stephen Barry. We talk about his experiences with racism in the South; his life as a military brat; his music; as well other things. We had a great conversation. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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Trump : NFL owners should fire players who protest the national anthem

The Barry Orchestra on Bandcamp

Mr. Barry and his Orchestra…

TPPP Episode 55 : Life According to Priss

It’s time once again for the ever so popular Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week in the pre-ramble I rant a bit about Seth Andrews and the Mythicist Milwaukee Convention, namely how he is a jackass for legitimizing the alt-right asshole atheist YouTubers. I then recap the happenings at Atheists at the Pub 3!

On the palaver I speak with Emmalia Petra, aka Priss. We talk about how we met; her podcast; her transition from male to female and from theist to atheist; her music; porno mags; and much more. She gives zero fucks, and she loves to talk. I think you will enjoy what she has to say. I know I did!

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The Interesting Life of Priss on iTunes

Priss’ Facebook Page

TPPP Episode 54 : Grieving Without God

Welcome to another episode of The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week in the pre-ramble, I talk about my experiences at Kentucky Freethought Convention. I had a great time, and I got to meet some great people, including past guest Warren Alan Tidwell as well as the author of the Charles Chilton Moore biography ‘The Most Hated Man in Kentucky’! I also got to hang out with some old friends, namely AJ, Jen, Mandisa, Johnny, Brittany, and the Crails! The Crails were kind enough to let me stay the weekend and they even let me ride with them to Louisville! And I got out alive! Seriously though I owe them a debt of gratitude and hopefully I will be able to pay it back someday.

On the palaver I speak with Carrie Hazel about how she dealt with the loss of her husband while being an atheist. The story is heartbreaking, and I am so honored that she took the time to talk to me about the process she went through, her feelings, and what the future holds. If you have dealt with grief, even if not from a secular point of view, she gives some great advice on how to deal with it. I learned much from her, and I hope you will as well.

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Grief Beyond Belief

TPPP Episode 53 : California Dreamin’

The Triple Po has returned! Vacation took up two weekends, which is generally when I do the magic to actually make the podcast, but much to your delight I’m sure, I am back! This week on the pre-ramble I talk about my LA vacation, including thanks to those who helped me as well as some of the stuff I saw while I was there. It was great to be able to see the sights, as well as enjoy the lack of cloying humidity!

On the palaver, I talk to Louis Mendez, who, along with his trusty Toyota truck Finn, took me to many of the places I visited while in LA. We talk about the counterprotest we attended at Laguna Beach against the America First protest, including highlights and our reflections on its efficacy and success. We also talked about issues that surrounded the event, including the role of the police and the importance of nuance when speaking on these issues. Finally, we talked about our adventures while cruising around in his trusty truck in Southern California. It was a great conversation, a great trip, and I got to make some great people. I genuinely apologize for the long absence, but I am glad to be back. I missed y’all!

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Thousands of counter-protesters oppose America First! rally in Laguna Beach