TPPP Episode 25 : The Problem of Prisons

Greetings and thanks for joining me for another exciting episode of The Podunk Polymath Podcast! This week on the pre-ramble I talk about the Cheeto-in-Chief’s latest efforts to irrevocably destroy our nation. This time he has issued a ban on immigrants from certain countries on entering the country, although none of those countries had anything do with 9/11, and most of the countries omitted are ones that, I’m sure coincidentally, Trump has business interests in. I also talk about the protests at airports in response to this travesty, as well as #deleteUber, and Lyft stepping up to give a million dollars to the ACLU. Lastly, I tell how I myself have decided to become a member of the ACLU in light of their successful fight to get a federal judge to issue an emergency stay preventing refugees from being expelled from the country, although apparently DHS agents are not complying with the order.

On the palaver I talk to Fred Sims, co-host of ORly Radio and former corrections officer, about the prison crisis in our country. We talk about the US having the largest number of people in prison; the disproportionate representation of African American males in the prison population; the issue of private prisons; solitary confinement; as well as what we can do as ordinary citizens to bring attention to these problems to our political representatives. This is a time to test men’s souls, and I fear this episode is less than upbeat. However, we have to resist as much as we can to fight Trump and his abhorrent policies, and that means constantly challenging these policies as much and as often as we can. Resist!

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Trump Bars Refugees and Citizens of 7 Muslim Countries

Federal Court Grants Stay In Challenge To Trump Immigration Ban

Protests Erupt Nationwide for Second Day Over Trump’s Travel Ban

Border agents defy courts on Trump travel ban, congressmen and lawyers say

OrlyRadio Show

OrlyRadio on Facebook

OrlyRadio on Twitter

Fred Sims on Twitter

Prison Policy Initiative

For-Profit Prisons: Eight Statistics That Show the Problems

Private Prison on Wikipedia

The New Jim Crow Website

Become a Freedom Fighter — Join the ACLU


TPPP Episode 24 : The Polymath Does Polyamory, Part 2

Welcome to this week’s episode The Podunk Polymath Podcast! In a longer than usual pre-ramble, I basically go on a tipsy rant about Trump’s inauguration and how much I hate the idea of him being President, as well as talk about the Womens’ March and the need for people to resist the horrendous policies that are sure to come down the pike.

On the palaver, I have part 2 of the round table discussion on polyamory. We touch on how they deal with the issue of children in a polyamorous relationship; the issue of jealousy; and other subjects. I think y’all will enjoy the rest of this conversation. I can’t think Shane, Leigh, Kory, Jeannie, Danny, and Heina enough for coming on and talking so candidly about polyamory with me. I learned a lot, and I hope y’all did as well.

On the conclusion, I talk about the fact that I got TWO more patrons, including one at the $5 level! That one wanted to remain anonymous, but one the new patrons is Robert Ray from Secular Yakking and The Original Motto Project! Thank you so much! To close out the show, though, I talk about the need to resist, and that if anyone needs any help of any kind, I will do whatever is in my power to assist. We have to stick together, because I am afraid things are going to get worse before they get better.

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Polyamory on Wikipedia

Glossary Of Poly Terms

Common Questions From my Mono Friends (Part 1)

Polyaskery Podcast Page 

Polyaskery on Facebook 

Polyaskery on Twitter 

Polyaskery Secret Group on Facebook 

Secular Yakking Home

Secular Yakking on Facebook

Secular Yakking on Twitter

The Original Motto Project Home

The Original Motto Project on Facebook

The Original Motto Project on Twitter

Robert Ray on Twitter