Ep 36 INCELs

May 25, 2018

We go down the #INCEL rabbit hole in Episode 36. What IS an INCEL? What is the "INCEL rebellion," a "Chad," a "Stacy," a "Normie," and all the other various language and ideas guiding this particularly dangerous group of men. We also give you new language: "aggrieved entitlement," and "misogynistic terrorism." With all the #massshootings today, mostly committed by young white men who are angry with women for denying them sex, we provide a basic primer on this movement and make the connection, which is something that is being ignored in mainstream media outlets.

The #TrumpsterFire addresses #POTUS's misogyny (or hatred of women). Our #FierceWomanWarriors this episode are two #womenwriters who have shared their stories and exposed #JunotDiaz as a sexual predator: Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose and Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties.

Our #MediaMinute asks you to watch the second season of Hulu's series The Handmaid's Tale. And finally, our #ActivistAction asks you to buy books by women #whistleblowers.

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Ep 35 Free Speech

May 11, 2018

Episode 35 is all about #freespeech and the #FirstAmendment! The #TrumpsterFire addresses #POTUS's problem with free speech. Our #FierceWomanWarrior this episode is Laurie Penny , author of Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults and all-around fearless woman writer.

Our #MediaMinute asks you to watch the HBO documentary, Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (which you can do for free by clicking the title link). And finally, our #ActivistAction to USE YOUR VOICE.

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Ep 34 Mythbusting about Native Americans (Part One)

April 27, 2018

In Episode 34, we answer your questions about Native Americans and provide a few resources to help you grow your knowledge. The Trumpster Fire addresses the problem with Trump calling Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas." Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Litsa Dremousis, the author of Altitude Sickness and the first woman to publicly share her #metoo story about famous author Sherman Alexie, which helped other women find the courage to come forward to share their own stories.

Our Media Minute asks you to read two books: Louise Erdrich's The Round House and Terese Marie Mailhot's Heart Berries. And finally, our Activist Action asks you play Thunderbird Strike, a simple and fun 2D sidescroller game designed by one of our prior Fierce Woman Warriors, Elizabeth LaPensee (Anishnabe).

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Ep 33 The Rhetorical Power of Statues

April 13, 2018

In Episode 33, we talk rhetoric. Specifically, the rhetorical power of statues and monuments and we give you tools to anaylze public spaces for message, intent, and audience. The Trumpster Fire focuses on Trump's attacks on the press. Our Fierce Woman Warriors this episode are Annie Clark and Andrea Pino, civil rights activists featured in The Hunting Ground, and co-founders of the survivor advocacy group, End Rape on Campus.

Our Media Minute asks you to watch brief documentary The Art of Persuasion. And finally, our Activist Action asks you to read We Believe You and learn more about how to believe survivors of sexual assault.

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Expert Extra #16: The Pennridge 225

April 4, 2018

This week's Expert Extra features a conversation with Kayla, a high school student and member of the #Pennridge225, a group of students in a southeastern Pennsylvania school district who walked out on March 20 to protest #gunviolence and who then received detention for their act of #civildisobedience. #enough #neveragain

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Ep 32 Games, Guns, and Emma Gonzalez

March 30, 2018

Let's have some fun, shall we? In Episode 32, we play the Headline Game and let it all hang out. Half of this Table Talk could be an outtake, but we left it all in for your amusement because you need to laugh. The Trumpster Fire once again discusses Trump's incessant tweets - this time, tweets are becoming gun policy. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is student activist Emma Gonzalez, survivor of the Parkland HS mass shooting in Florida in February and leader of the #enough #neveragain movement. Our Media Minute asks you to watch the HBO series Insecure. And finally, our Activist Action asks you to walkout with students on Arpil 20, call your state legislators, and vote for anti-NRA candidates in November.

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Ep 31 Water is Life

March 16, 2018

Mni Wiconi, which is Lakota for #WaterisLife. In Episode 31, we talk about the politics, economics, and practical considerations around earth's greatest resource, water. (And thank you to all #indigenous #waterprotectors.) The Trumpster Fire is all about Trump's impact on the Waters of the US rule and our Clean Water Act. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is environmental activist Dr. Vandanava Shiva, author of Water Wars: Privatization, Pollution, and Profit. Our Media Minute asks you to watch the BBC nature documentary mini-series, Blue Planet 2. And finally, our Activist Action asks you to reconsider your use of bottled water.

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Ep 30 The #MeTo Motherlode, or, Sexual Assault in the News

March 2, 2018

In Episode 30, we strike the #MeToo Motherlode! Our Trumpster Fire explains "due process" (hint, not Trump's definition of the phrase). Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée, the amazing Anishnaabe/Metis award-winning game and comic designer (and writer and artist and scholar) behind the groundbreaking Indigenous collection, Deer Woman: An Anthology (that you should buy and read immediately!). Our Media Minute asks you to read Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults by Laurie Penny. And finally, our Activist Action asks you to pay for your news to support good journalism.

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Ep 29 Online trolls

February 16, 2018

In Episode 29, Colleen does a dramatic reading of her own online trolls, which grounds our discussion of this particularly problematic group of people. Our Trumpster Fire focuses on our troller-in-chief and his troll-like online statements and behavior. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Sonya Renee Taylor, the founder of the radical self-love web site and movement, The Body is Not an Apology, and our Media Minute asks you to read Sonya's book, The Body is Not an Apology. our Activist Action provides two simple actions to fight online trolls when you see them.

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Ep 28 Fire and Fury

February 2, 2018

In Episode 28, we discuss Michael Wolff's new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Our Trumpster Fire delves into The #Fakies. Our newest segment, Fierce Woman Warrior, is a brief profile on an amazing woman who is actively working to change her community. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Anita Sarkeesian, the founder of Feminist Frequency. Our Media Minute asks you to watch Margaret Atwood's series, Alias Grace, on Netflix, and our Activist Action asks you to read nonfiction books for knowledge and wisdom development.

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