Greetings and welcome to another episode of the podcast your mom warned you about, The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week on the pre-ramble I give a brief review of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, the documentary about James Baldwin and his unfinished book. I will let you listen to it on the show, but in brief I will say that I was very moved, saddened, disgusted, angry, and not overly optimistic, though Mr. Baldwin himself said “I can’t be a pessimist, because I’m alive”. Please, if you have the opportunity, go watch this film. It is truly a phenomenal and, I believe, a seminal work.
On the palaver I speak to Astrid Isley, former co-host on Inciting Incident Podcast, radical activist, deep thinker, and also a sex worker. We talk about what sex work is; myths and misconceptions surrounding the profession; her experiences as a sex worker; her thoughts on regulation; and much more. I often say this, but it truly was an educational and eye-opening conversation.
On the post-ramble I do the usual show promotion, but mention my appearances on The Atheist in the Trailer Park and Zachrilege Cast, since I forgot to last week and almost forgot again! As always, thanks for listening to my incessant rambling, and I hope you enjoy the show.
Download the show here.
I Am Not Your Negro Official Website
Q&A: Policy To Protect The Human Rights Of Sex Workers
Sex Workers Outreach Project USA
Industrial Workers of the World
Zachrilege Cast #82 — Chris Watson of Podunk Polymath
The Atheist in the Trailer Park Podcast – Episode 0139: Solomon Blathers On