Ep 33 The Rhetorical Power of Statues

April 13, 2018

In Episode 32, 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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Expert Extra #15: Doc Waller on Creativity, Confidence, and Persistence

January 26, 2018

This week's Expert Extra features Doc Waller, founder of the multimedia culture company, Doc and Company in Atlanta, Air Force veteran, TEDx speaker, author of Becoming Possible, and experienced actor/performer. We discuss creativity, confidence, and persistence as essential elements to achieving your 2018 goals and dreams, even if that just involves becoming a better human. Our conversation ranges into social media, finding balance, rejecting the grind, and much more. You've got goals and we're here to help you achieve them. Listen. Learn. Act.

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Ep 25 Trump’s First Year in Review

January 19, 2018

In Episode 27, we play our new game show developed just for Trump's first year in review, The Presidency. Join in and see how well you know the answers! Our Trumpster Fire consists of two words. 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 Tarana Burke, founder of the #metoo movement. Our Media Minute asks you to read George Lakoff's book Don't Think of an Elephant and our Activist Action asks you to visit the Women's March web site for additional activist actions you can easily accomplish throughout the year.

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Ep 26 Toxic masculinity

January 4, 2018

In Episode 26, we dig into toxic masculinity - what it is, examples of this particular brand of masculinity, how it hurts both women AND men, and how to resist and change this behavior. In the Trumpster Fire, we show how Donald Trump is a prime example of toxic masculinity. 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. Nadia Richardson, scholar and mental health wellness advocate who founded No More Martyrs. Our Media Minute asks you to read Naomi Klein's newest book, No is Not Enough:Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need and our Activist Action asks you to learn how to sit in silence with the stories you read from the #metoo movement.

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