Listen. We are really burnt out this week, we both had difficult weekends that culminated in us getting inexplicably deactivated on YouTube and then just as mysteriously unsuspended, so we hit the whiskey today to talk freely about everything from She-Ra (spoiler-free!) to our views on the current fall of capitalism and our dreams to...
For our gayest episode yet, we are so thrilled to be joined by Marine from The Vegan Vanguard podcast to talk about compulsory heterosexuality and how it impacted our individual queer (and in Nichole's case, gender) journeys. We had a lot of laughs, a lot of deep moments, and some delightfully TMI conversations along the way!
As a sister episode to last week's awesome interview with The Raven Corps youth activism group, this week we talk about how our oppressive systems are built to specifically target young people in order to prevent the youth from having political power or, most dangerous of all, hope.
Auntie Nicky and Auntie Callie are talking to The Youth today, interviewing Melissa and Cami, two absolute badass young people, from The Raven Corps, a youth-organized activism group. We talk about what Raven Corps does, how people can get involved, what a youth-led, decentralized organization looks like, and their tips for young people growing up in today's extreme world.
Taking a breath to process what's been going on over the past two weeks, we delve into the concepts of violence, curfews and looting from an AnCom (anarcho-communist) perspective to help make some sense of all the online chatter and hopefully give some structure to talking about these things to friends and family.
Today, we talk about everything happening with the George Floyd protests that have appeared all over the country, and then move into the main topic discussing why we love Marc Lamont Hill's framing of these as rebellions instead of riots.
This week we cut deep with our The Platform analysis of the themes around class, revolution, and conservation. The conclusion? Capitalism sucks, obviously. We also discuss the murder of Breonna Taylor and the dangers of unregulated drug task forces.
Nichole's audio was messed up so we had to scrap our analysis of The Platform this week and decided to rage against the machine again instead. The Platform analysis will be next week. In the meantime, we talk about what dish and what item we would choose for The Pit.
We rage this week about Ahmaud Arbery's murder, cops and their service to capitalism, hashtag activism, meat-packing plants, and the American (U.S.) conception of freedom.
Advice Question: Embracing My Jewish Heritage Later In Life Hello Nichole and Callie, I apologize for not letting you know sooner, but I would love if you talk about it. Ever since the “whiteness” episode I’ve been confused about how to handle my Judaism. I’ve been “passing” as white my whole adult life… I don’t...