Expert Extra #18: Susan Bordo, author of The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

June 29, 2018

Susan Bordo, cultural historian, #feminist scholar, and author of The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, which we recommended last year, generously sat down with us for a comprehensive and wide-ranging interview on what happened in the 2016 presidential election, the problem of James Comey, Trump's lack of "pivoting," and how to sustain ourselves as the low points go lower and power keeps reinforcing itself. The discussion also covers questions of clarity in our #activism and the complicity of the media, how Susan helps her college students through this moment of despair, her work as a public intellectual, and what she is working on next. Spend this hour with us and feel validated and refreshed.

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Ep 38 Handmaid’s Tale or America Game

June 22, 2018

New today! Play along with our tragic-comic #HandmaidsTale or #America Game, and be horrified with us. The Trumpster Fire addresses the #DomesticGagrule. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Senator Dianne Feinstein, the senior Senator from #California and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who just this month (JUne 2018) introduced Senate Bill 3036: Keeping Families Together Act in response to the Trump administration's abominable treatment of illegal immigrants' children. Our Media Minute asks you to read The Power by Naomi Alderman. And finally, our Activist Action asks you to #decolonize your mind.

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Ep 37 Mythbusting about Native Americans Part Two

June 8, 2018

In Episode 37, we answer more of your questions about #NativeAmericans and provide a few resources to help you grow your knowledge about #indigenous peoples. The Trumpster Fire addresses Trump's continued attacks on #journalists. Our Fierce Woman Warrior this episode is Dr. Adrienne Keene, #scholar, #activist, and creator/writer of the popular blog, Native Appropriations.

Our Media Minute asks you to read David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. And finally, our Activist Action asks you to stop erasing indigenous peoples and follow them on social media instead.

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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 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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