013 Embracing A Marginalized Culture Later in Life & Spoiler-Free Knives Out Review

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 look Jewish, my father’s family changed their last name so my name doesn’t sound Jewish, and since I rejected the sexist, patriarchal bullshit of the religion in my youth I never identify as Jewish to anyone who doesn’t know where I come from.  My family...

012 Michigan Protests, XenoPhobia & The Red Scare

Pop Tops: Seeing beyond Our anger over the Michigan protests to reopen the country Callie takes the lead on this week’s Pop Tops section to talk about how we need to see beyond our rage at the Michigan protests where citizens are clamoring for the government to reopen the country – some of whom are doing dangerous shit like blocking hospital entrances and threatening health care workers with their cars. Equating them to Trump voters, we dissect our complicated feelings around these actions while recognizing that some of these protestors are people who, just like all of us, are not...

011 Bitching About Vote blue No Matter Who; Plus Information about COVID19 & Masks

COVID19 & Mask Information from a Nurse Question: How are surgical masks suppose to protect the public from COVID19, but are not considered protective against COVID19 to the individual wearing the mask? TYPES OF PRECAUTIONS: Before diving in to an explanation, I’m going to present the basic infection control protocol that all health care organizations adhere to. There are different categories we have that helps us categorize the disease types with how they infect individuals, and the types of protective equipment recommended—these are the main ones: Universal Precautions- also known as “standard precautions”; every patient is considered this— PPE used...

010 Love Is Blind Rundown: Dishing the Dirt with Our Friend Hilary

This week we’re joined by our friend Hilary, reality TV connoisseur, to dish on Netflix’s surprise hit dystopian dating reality show, Love is Blind. Joke Why do melons have to get married? What About Bernie?! Since we wanted to have time to relax with this week’s episode, we skipped the news but obviously had a LOT of thoughts and feelings about Bernie dropping out of the Democratic presidential race and endorsing Joe Biden. We did a live stream in the Bitchy Shitshow Experience Facebook group, you can watch the replay if you are in that group (or request to join!)....

009 Let Them Buy Cake + Landlord Fragility

We review a LOT of news items this week, all under the general category of “In finding out there’s no more bread, U.S. Elite tell citizens to buy cake.” Then we delve into the recent scourge of landlord fragility. If you are a landlord, please listen. Ranting About COVID19 Updates + Landlord Fragility News We go through a slew of news items, facts and updates to describe the ghoulish current “Let them eat cake” moment we’re living through, only it’s “Let them buy insurance Here’s when you’ll get your Coronavirus relief check (Two Cents) Early data shows African Americans have...

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...