008 COVID-19 and Seizing The Means (Part 1): A Collaboration with Mexie Of The Vegan Vanguard

Part 1: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Productivity Obsession This week we take a dive into the COVID-19 relief bill that was passed in the House and the Senate last week, digging into where the bill falls short and the politics behind the concessions that were made in it. Then we’re joined by comrade Mexie from The Vegan Vanguard podcast to dismantle “productivity” in a time of COVID. This is part one of a two-part episode, you can find part two over on The Vegan Vanguard where we extend the conversation to talk about Hopeful Headlines, potential dangers in a time of...

007 Coronavirus! Shit Is Real! – We Should All Be Freaking Out But, Also, Get It Together, People!

In This Episode: Coronavirus Updates and a Discussion on Ableism and the Way We Approach Health Crisis JOKES, that’s right, TWO OF EM Nichole: Due to the quarantine… Callie: Why can’t you find toilet paper anywhere? Main Topic FYI: We’re recording remotely for the foreseeable future so the audio quality is going to take a hit until we can get back together or figure out a better solution. This week we’re talking about the Coronavirus again: we have updates about the fuckery that Democrats and Republicans are up to and information about who is really at risk. We use this...

006 Reality Check: Coronavirus, National Emergencies & Joe Biden

Not going to lie, this episode is a way-too-long meandering mess, but hopefully an informative and still enjoyable one! We’re incredibly distracted by Coronavirus, our rage over finding out more about Biden’s terrible track record, and our panic over Trump having national emergency powers…so…we’re talking about it all! Resources The Alarming Scope of the President’s Emergency Powers (The Atlantic) 6 unbelievable things the president can do during a crisis (Business Insider) Noam Chomsky: “Bernie Is Vilified Because He Has Inspired a Movement” (Tribune) Democrats, You Really Do Not Want To Nominate Joe Biden | Nathan J. Robinson (Current Affairs): Article...

005 #NoToJoe: Poppin off about The Current State of Affairs

Oooh y’all are not even ready for this. We RAGE today about the DNC’s machinations to subvert the democratic process and force Biden down our throats, Warren’s terrifying Digital Disinformation plan, “Vote blue no matter who,” dismantling the myth of voting as harm reduction, and much more. It’s a spicy one! Given the extremely tumultuous political environment right now and the nightmarish week we’ve had following everything and trying to interact with Warren and Biden supporters online, we’re releasing our episode a day early to hopefully reach some folks before this week’s Super Tuesday. #NoToJoe #BernieOrBust! Please vote on paper...

004 Super Tuesday Shenanigans: Klobuchar, Buttigieg, Learned Helplessness, Please Vote!

Hey y’all, in light of the big political news over the last day or so, we’re doing a Super Tuesday episode talking about what this all means and encouraging everyone in Super Tuesday states to please vote tomorrow if you are able. In This Episode: Super Tuesday Musings (AKA Anxieties) It’s all politics today, hoping to get back to fun sex and love stuff next week! We talk about the Democratic establishment making its move to dilute Bernie Sanders’ votes as much as possible while shoring up votes for Biden in order to force a brokered convention, our frustration with...

003 Big Tent Energy – Talkin’ Bernie: Sanders’ Policies and the Importance of Universal Programs

This week we launch our first episode in our “Big Tent Energy” series where we talk about the 2020 U.S. Presidential election with our usual vim and vigor. In this episode, we take a deep look at Bernie Sanders’ policies, focusing mainly on his universal programs and how they will help minoritized communities. In This Episode JOKE For someone who hates socialism, Bloomberg sure does… Main Topic: Bernie Sanders’ Universal Programs Leave No One Behind This week we take a deep dive on Bernie Sanders’ policies and why we support him as the Democratic presidential candidate. We touch on why...

002 Let’s Not Label Things, Babe: Relationships, Labels, Sex, and Consent

Hey! Have you heard about the latest STI epidemic?! It’s called “feelings,” and if you don’t dehumanize the people you’re sleeping with, you might catch it! This week we bitch about the bad consent created in sexual and romantic situations by terrible, deceptive communication (both intentional and unintentional) masked as people “not knowing what they want.”   In This Episode POPPIN’ OFF (AKA POP TOPS) (1:40) We talk about the unbelievable scourge of liberals online being nice to and defensive of billionaires (namely, Bloomberg and Besos), Nichole’s frustration with “good person” narratives in film and TV for boring-ass white people,...

001 Revisiting Pretty Woman: Rich Perverts, Sex Work, and Rugged Individualism

001 Revisiting Pretty Woman: Rich Perverts, Sex Work, and Rugged Individualism

In This Episode We discuss Jameela Jamil’s recent internet controversy over her coming out as queer to fend off attacks of her being a judge on a voguing show; answer an advice question with the help of guest advice-giver Everett, and then talk about anti-capitalist themes inspired by rewatching 1990’s Pretty Woman and go on record as being pro-sex worker. Resources Capitalism, Feminism and Sex Work by Michelle Keep (The Independent) Social Justice Can Be a Clout Game: Here’s How to Avoid It (Leftist Analysis) by Angie Speaks (YouTube) @sheabutterfemme’s Twitter thread about community building PLEASE READ IT’S EVERYTHING (Twitter)...