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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Inside 254 Presents: A Collaborative Roundtable Discussion with Raging Chicken Out d’Coup Podast on Sexual Misconduct in PA Capitol; Believing Women; and How to Fight Inequity in our Power Structures

December 22, 2017

In this special end of 2017 episode, we share our very first collaborative podcast roundtable with our friends, Kevin Mahoney and Sean Kitchen, over at Raging Chicken Radio's Out d'Coup Podcast. Our passionate discussion covers recent allegations of sexual misconduct in Pennsylvania state government and the need to hold the PA Democratic Party accountable for its role in perpetuating a culture of repressive sexism. We also delve into inequitable power structures and why it is necessary to flip the script and start believing women who are speaking out about sexual harassment, sexual assault, and toxic sexist culture. We end our discussion on note of hope and a list of women candidates running for office in 2018 and what you can do to fight unbalanced power structures in your own life and networks.

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Inside 254 Presents: Essential Activist Actions for 2018

December 18, 2017

Dearest listeners, if you are like us, you are pissed off. Almost every day now since last November. So instead of wallowing in our rage, reminisce with us about a few of our favorite Activist Actions that are essential for 2018. Please listen and share this episode with your equally pissed off friends. Every one of us can take small, manageable actions in order to change ourselves, our communities, and our nation into a better place for all. All it takes is one Activist Action. You can do this. Let this episode be a good reminder that you are not alone and you are not powerless in this infuriating daily reality that we find ourselves in. Thank you for listening and for taking action with us in 2018.

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Ep 25 Outtake Phone beeps and things crash down

December 15, 2017

Enjoy this outtake from Ep 25, when sometimes, things crash down. :)

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Ep 25 Escapades of Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education

December 8, 2017

In Episode 25, we revisit Betsy DeVos and focus on the latest escapades of the Department of Education - things you probably haven't seen in the mainstream news, but should know about. In the Trumpster Fire, we define and discuss the latest changes to Title 9. 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 Dolly Parton. Our Media Minute encourages you to consider the lessons learned from watching the 1989 movie, Lean on Me, and our Activist Action asks you to provide books for kids in several different ways. Empower yourself by joining our community and feel less alone in this topsy-turvy time. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight (we are also on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play Music). We are in this together.

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Expert Extra #14: Attorney Bridget Brave on sexual assault in the news

December 1, 2017

This week's Expert Extra features attorney Bridget Brave discussing sexual assault and what seems to be a potential cultural shift toward believing women as well as less tolerance for male abuse of power. As we see more high profile male public figures and officials experience consequences for their past predatory behaviors, how will this moment impact the behavior, expectations, and responses of non-high-profile men and women as we move forward? Bridget practiced law in Wisconsin for seven years as a juvenile public defender, a felony-level prosecutor, and an advocate for children of violent crime, and uses her legal expertise to contextualize this conversation.

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