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 

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


TPPP Episode 27 : An Unconventional Conversation

Welcome to another exciting installment of The Triple Po! This week on an unusually long pre-ramble, I talk about how the 9th Circuit Court upheld the ruling against Trump’s Muslim ban, and how awesome it is anytime he get pissed off and throws a tantrum on Twitter. I also talk about the confirmation of DeVos and Sessions as Secretary of Education and Attorney General, respectively, as well as how Elizabeth Warren was silenced during the Sessions nomination because she trying to read the Coretta Scott King letter, even though her male counterparts had done so earlier. I then talk about Melissa McCarthy’s impression on SNL and how butthurt Trump got about that particular incident. I then talk about various town hall meetings in the countries where people were particularly vocal against their representatives, as well as some protests that occurred during the week. Finally, I read a new iTunes review and an email I received.

For the palaver I have co-organizer of NaNoCon 2017 Patrick Horst.We talk about his journey from being a Mennonite to becoming an atheist.We also talk about the origin of NaNocon and his work with the convention.Finally, we talk about his work with Sunday Assembly Nashville and how he became involved with that institution. It’s a fun-filled ride this week on The Podunk Polymath Podcast, and I hope y’all enjoy it!

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Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss

White House rattled by McCarthy’s spoof of Spicer

Betsy DeVos confirmed as education secretary; vice president casts historic tie-breaking vote

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General, Capping Bitter Battle

Silencing Elizabeth Warren backfires on Senate GOP

Read the letter Coretta Scott King wrote opposing Sessions’s 1986 federal nomination

Sean Spicer Press Conference (Melissa McCarthy) – SNL

Sean Spicer Press Conference Cold Open – SNL

Sunday Assembly Nashville

NaNoCon 2017 Main Page

NaNoCon 2017 – The Nashville Nones Convention on Facebook

NaNoCon 2017 on Twitter



TPPP Episode 26 : A Different Kind of War

Welcome to another episode of The Podunk Polymath Podcast. This week in the pre-ramble, I talk about how Trump’s ban against Muslims entering the country was struck down by a Federal judge and upheld by an Appeals Court. I then talk about my attendance at a rally/protest at the State Capitol and what it was like, as well as the purpose of the rally itself.

For the palaver I talk to long-time friend Emily White, who was a victim of sexual assault while in the military. We talk about her harrowing personal experience; her struggles with PTSD and mental illness generally as a result; as well as the prevalence of sexual assault in the military as a whole and the lack of proper oversight and effective reporting methods, as well as attempts by Congress to reform the system and the results of those efforts. It was a difficult subject for Emily to talk about, and I greatly appreciate her coming on to talk about it, and I think she is incredibly brave for doing so. I can only hope her story will help others dealing with similar situations and the aftermath of such a brutal action.

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Appeals Court Rejects Request to Immediately Restore Travel Ban

Grassroots group protests at Tennessee State Capitol

We Are Watching Rally at the Capitol on Facebook

Sexual assault in the United States military on Wikipedia

The Invisible War on Wikipedia

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