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 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.

#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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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 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 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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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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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.

Be sure to check out Raging Chicken's Out d'Coup podcast and consider donating to support their important, independent, progressive work in Pennsylvania. These structures don't change themselves, so we are all in this together!

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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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Inside 254 Presents: Best Media Minutes of 2017!

November 24, 2017

In this special Thanksgiving week episode, we run down our favorite Media Minutes of 2017 - plus your Fan Favorite choice! Journey with us back in time and enjoy 20 minutes of upbeat positivity and consider buying some of our suggestions as holiday gifts for your peeps.

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