Author: thepostmodernpolymaths

Two leftist cishet White Wokists whinging about current events as well as talking to peerless people about substantial subjects.

TPPP Episode 115 : Toxic Topics

Lyman deigned to show up this week after having taken a break last week. Our discussions included the ‘Bernie Bro’ phenomenon and whether the exist (they do) and if they are toxic (they are). Of course, I have to issue the ‘not all Bernie supporters’ disclaimer (both of us are Bernie supporters), but the problem is significant enough that we think it should be called out more than it is.

The coronavirus is our next topic. We discuss the latest news, including the fact that both of our home states have cases (Tennessee and Maryland), as well as the fact Italy locked the entire fucking country down. And, of course, we had to discuss the utterly incompetent handling of the outbreak by Our Orange Overlord. The individual states are having to handle themselves mostly on their own because the Feds are woefully unprepared and ignorant. Just another day in the Trump administration, although this particular fuck up might kill us all.

Finally, we talk about the Democratic Nomination race and the current status. We love Bernie, but it’s not looking good for his cause. We then talk about why Biden is shitty, but also that we’re not fucking idiots and we will vote for him if he’s the nominee.

There’s a lot of meat in this episode, so come hungry!

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TPPP Episode 114 : Zach Attack 3 – The Search for Beer

Welcome to another incredible installment of The Triple Po. There’s no Lyman this week, so I have the beer king himself, my long-suffering friend Zach Law from Zachrilege Cast on to talk about various and sundry subjects.

We talked about Super Tuesday; his recent trip up here to Nashvegas, and going to a soccer game which he so graciously invited me to; and, most importantly, beer. Zach brought me beer, and thus buys my friendship for at least another six months.

We lastly give our thoughts about two shows we both enjoy, The Man in the High Castle and The Expanse. You’ll have to tune in for the ratings we gave them. It’s like a surprise! Enjoy!

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Zachrilege Cast on Facebook

Zach on Twitter

Zachrilege Cast on YouTube

Zachrilege Cast website

TPPP Episode 113 : Of Humanism and Poetry

This week on the Triple Po, Chris goes solo again as Lyman’s finger was about to fall off and so he went to urgent care. Personally I just think he’s dodging because he’s intimidated by my beard. That’s just my theory, though.

This week I have on author and activist Krista Cox. I initially became aware of Krista when I saw her on my friend Zach’s show, Zachrilege Cast. I loved the interview, and so I thought I would ask her to come on my show. Thankfully, she agreed!

We talk about her work with Feminist Humanist Alliance, an organization that “strives to build healthy communities that confront discrimination and oppression guided by the principles of intersectional feminism. We are determined to engage inequality through compassion, education, and promoting social liberation”. We also discussed a grant program the FHA is offering grants for going to going to the World Humanist Congress in 2020, as well as a grant for ‘Art for Action’ which facilitates making signs for demonstrations, protests, and rallies.

We also talked about the article she wrote about David Silverman regarding the allegations brought against him, and the problem with powerful men in the atheist community. We talk about the status of women in the movement and their level of acceptance in the, and also the level of diversity and how representation is important.

Also, we talk about the toxic male YouTube community, as well as men behaving badly on the internet. Oh, Krista does like her some dick pics, as long as they are sent consensually!

This is was an informative and also really enjoyable conversation. Krista is a great person, and she is incredibly funny. And she even read a poem of hers about fish and men (did I mention she is also a poet)? I think y’all will enjoy the conversation.

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Krista Cox’s website

Feminist Humanists

Feminist Humanists Grants

TPPP Episode 112 :Politics and PT

This week on The Triple Po, Lyman and I shoot the shit about the current political landscape, including our thoughts on the Democratic nominees for the nomination. Spoiler alert : There’s only two we can really stomach. 

We then discuss updates on the post-surgery status of Chris’ shoulder, including the imminent beginning of some undoubtedly grueling physical therapy for at least two months. The show was a bit short because Lyman was late and we wanted to watch the debate that night. Hope you like it anyway! 

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TPPP Episode 111 : Foundation Beyond Belief

It’s just Chris this week, as Lyman was doing work things. I spoke to Noelle George from Foundation Beyond Belief. We talked about the organization’s origins, history, and the new paths FBB are taking going forward. We also talk about how we have met a couple of times, but we can’t agree on how many. Enjoy! 

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Foundation Beyond Belief

TPPP Episode 110 : Commie Bullshit

We are back from a two week hiatus. This hiatus was the result of Chris’ clumsy ass slipping on cat litter and breaking his arm and shoulder. Pain was felt, surgery was necessary, and pills were (and still are) being taken. But nothing can stop The Triple Po Express forever!

This week we have a repeat guest Kevin Watson. We discuss anarcho-communism in-depth. What it is, what it involves, pros and cons, and questions from the chat room. Now Kevin is a rambler, which he freely admits, and sometimes I am forced to make him stop talking because otherwise he would never shut up. But he is great at expressing his views and explaining things in a way even my dumb ass could understand. So get ready for a deep dive! 

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Kevin Watson on Twitter

That SJW The Nazis Warned You About

TPPP Episode 109 : The End of Policing

Alex Vitale was our guest this week. He is the author of ‘The End of Policing’. We had a wide-ranging discussion about why the duties that are generally delegated to police officers are better suited to other people. We also discuss the history of policing, as well as the abuses, and we look at what a world without policing might look like. This is an interview I really looked forward to, and I really enjoyed speaking with Mr. Vitale.

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Alex Vitale’s website

Police and Justice

Alex Vitale on Twitter

Critical Resistance

TPPP Episode 108 : Lightin’ Up Iran

Another episode of The Triple Po has landed like a ballistic missile! This week we try to lighten things a LITTLE bit. We talk about one serious story, which of course is the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani of Iran on the orders of the Tangerine Tyrant for absolutely no good fucking reason, and the resulting retaliation from Iran. Our in-depth analysis leaves no stone unturned!

For the rest of the show we speak on lighter topics, including our reviews of some recent television series and our experiences with peppers and hot sauces. Also, we ruminate on the possibility of your favorite dynamic duo going to the American Atheists Conference this year on Easter weekend. If you give us money towards tickets, we will do crazy stunts for your amusement! It’s true!

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The US, Iran and Qasem Soleimani story explained in 400 words

“People Here Are Freaking Out”—Iran Expert Shares 14 Alleged Quotes From U.S. Officials On Iran In Viral Thread

jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) · Twitter

TPPP Episode 107 : We Hardly Knew Ye 2019

Happy New Year from The Postmodern Polymaths Podcast! This week we recount our New Years celebration activities, including Lyman catching himself on fire while grilling as well myself getting high and watching TV. We then go through the most popular episodes of 2019. We express some of our hopes from 2019. Finally, I deliver a little message to the haters out there who want to tell lies on me. Namely, keep my name out of your mouth. On that note, hope you enjoy the show!

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TPPP Episode 106 : Christmas with a Princess

Merry Christmas from The Triple Po! Lyman was busy doing family things, so it was just me hosting, but I was lucky enough to get Amy Kuhel from The Ginger Snaps to come on! We talked about difficult it can be for be some people on the holidays, especially those disowned by their family because they are LGBTQ and/or an atheist. We also talked about the serial sexual assaulter David Silverman being caught again touching women again without their consent. Fortunately, he was fired by Atheist Alliance International for this latest transgression, although they shouldn’t have hired his creepy ass to begin with. We also just had some fun talking about various and sundry subjects. I hope everyone had a Happy Whatever The Fuck You Celebrate!

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Trans Lifeline

David Silverman Accused of “Creepy-Touching” After His Return to Leadership

The Ginger Snaps on Spreaker

The Ginger Snaps on Patreon

Amy Kuhel on Twitch

Amy Kuehl on Patreon