NaNoCon 2017

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

 

 

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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 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