It’s time once again for another installment of The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week in the pre-ramble, I speak about more Trump shenanigans, namely his button measuring contest with North Korea, the release of a new book about the unmitigated disaster that is the Trump administration, and finally an op-ed in the New York Times by the organization that released the Steele dossier. All in all, things are looking pretty bad for Our Orange Overlord, though I daresay Congressional Republicans will prevent any substantive charges from touching Trump.
On the palaver this week, I talk to one of the co-hosts of Brainstorm Podcast, Angela Reddekopp. We have a frank and in-depth discussion about the origins of the #metoo movement, its effects both positive and negative, the backlash, and what we can do as individuals to keep the conversation going, most especially having men talking and doing something to monitor and modify their behavior as well as other men. It’s not always an easy discussion, but it’s one that is vitally important if we are serious about changing this culture of seeing women as property and dangerously toxic masculinity.
The Triple Po is in full effect! This week on the pre-ramble I read a kind message I received, and then I go on a bit of a rant about Trump’s comments about those not standing for the flag in which he calls them ‘sons of bitches’, once again demonstrating what a disgraceful piece of shit the Orange Overlord is.
On the palaver I speak with atheist, musician, and fellow Tennesseean Stephen Barry. We talk about his experiences with racism in the South; his life as a military brat; his music; as well other things. We had a great conversation. I hope y’all enjoy it!
It’s time once again for The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week on the pre-ramble I talk about Trump tweeting that transgender folk will no longer be allowed in the military, once again proving that he’s a heartless prick, among many other things. We also find out how McCain redeemed himself a bit by voting against the repeal of Obamacare. We then go back to the radioactive Trump administration to find a foul-mouthed fuckstick has taken up the position of White House Communications Director. Finally, we wrap things up on a positive note by announcing a live show for the one year anniversary of the podcast!
On the palaver this week, I speak with my friends Jenica and Patrick Crail about their activism; their journey to deconversion; their new podcast; murder; their favorite kind of beer; and much more! These are the two of the coolest atheists ever, and definitely one of the hottest couples. I guarantee you’ll fall in love a with them… or else!
Thanks for joining me once again for that podcast that is more addictive than crack, The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week’s intro is read by those spicy redheads from The Ginger Snaps, and of course they had to do it THEIR way! On the pre-ramble I talk about the inaugural Atheists in the Pub held at East Nashville Beer Works in Nashville. We had a good group of people come out, and I look forward to doing future AitP’s with even more people! If you’re in the Middle Tennessee area, or anywhere else, come and check out the next event if you can. I also briefly mention the Cheeto-in-Chief’s not so veiled threat to commit violence on CNN. What can you even say anymore?
On the palaver I speak to Jude Lane and Warren Tidwell from the Humanist Service Corps, which is under the umbrella of the Foundation Beyond Belief. They tell me about their work in Ghana assisting women who are accused of being witches; helping with building vital infrastructure in the villages; as well as some of the challenges they encounter in their endeavors. I admire these guys greatly, indeed anyone who does this sort of work in the service of humanism. I think it helps to show that atheists are capable of doing good, and that we can achieve great things. I think y’all would agree that their stories are very inspiring, and we should all strive to do more within our own abilities to help people.
Greetings and welcome to another episode of The Podunk Polymath Podcast! First off, I want to apologize for the quality of my voice in the pre- and post- rambles, as well as my inebriation. I honestly didn’t even realize I was that affected until I edited it. I hope y’all are not too put off by it! In the pre-ramble, I discuss the missile attack on Syrian bases by the U.S. In my opinion, it was a mistake and only makes things worse in the region, plus Russia is not happy about it and will make things worse in relations at a time when we can ill afford it. I am honestly nervous about what’s going to happen next.
On the palaver this week, I speak to Mel Rice, who endured domestic violence for twenty years. She speaks about her overall journey; recounts horrifying incidents that highlight the potentially fatal consequences of her situation; her ultimate escape from her abuser; and her life today as a survivor and a successful woman. Her journey was a terrifying one, but she was ultimately able to escape and rebuild her life. Hopefully, her story will let other victims know they aren’t alone, and it will educate others on the importance and seriousness of this all too underreported crime.
It’s time for another exciting episode of The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week on the pre-ramble, I talk about two Donald Trump conferences : One in which he rambles and calls the press the ‘enemy of the American People’, and one in which he claims that some sort of terrorist incident occurred in Sweden, when nothing in fact happened at all. I also talk about Milo’s appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher, and how Larry Wilmore is my hero. I also mention how Trav Mamone recorded a promo for NaNoCon 2017, and how awesome he is for doing so!
On the palaver this week, I talk to Ari Stillman, William Ferguson, and Katie Quesnel about their experiences and journeys being nonbinary.We talk about the struggles they face; how and when they became aware they were ‘different’; the extent to which they are ‘out’; and what cis people can do to help the non-binary community. This was a learning experience for me, and I hope you will learn as much as I did, or, if you are non-binary yourself, that you realize that you are not alone.
Welcome to another exciting installment of The Triple Po! This week on an unusually long pre-ramble, I talk about how the 9th Circuit Court upheld the ruling against Trump’s Muslim ban, and how awesome it is anytime he get pissed off and throws a tantrum on Twitter. I also talk about the confirmation of DeVos and Sessions as Secretary of Education and Attorney General, respectively, as well as how Elizabeth Warren was silenced during the Sessions nomination because she trying to read the Coretta Scott King letter, even though her male counterparts had done so earlier. I then talk about Melissa McCarthy’s impression on SNL and how butthurt Trump got about that particular incident. I then talk about various town hall meetings in the countries where people were particularly vocal against their representatives, as well as some protests that occurred during the week. Finally, I read a new iTunes review and an email I received.
For the palaver I have co-organizer of NaNoCon 2017 Patrick Horst.We talk about his journey from being a Mennonite to becoming an atheist.We also talk about the origin of NaNocon and his work with the convention.Finally, we talk about his work with Sunday Assembly Nashville and how he became involved with that institution. It’s a fun-filled ride this week on The Podunk Polymath Podcast, and I hope y’all enjoy it!