163 Creepy Kids Movie Series, Part 1: Exploring Coraline – a Beautiful, Haunting Allegory for Child Abuse and Neglect

Since Nichole hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Coraline, a gorgeous and creepy AF 3D stop-motion animated film by Henry Selick and Neil Gaiman, we decided to talk about this week, kicking off a short creepy kids’ movie series.

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162 #TimesUpAR: Covering the Recent Public Allegations of Abuse and Harassment in the Animal Rights Movement with The Bearded Vegans

This week we pair up with The Bearded Vegans to cover the dumpster fire that is the mainstream Animal Rights movement, as revealed by the recent #TimesUpAR campaign.

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161 A Rant-isode Spectacular for Our 3 Year Showversary!!!

Going off our usual format, we’re celebrating 3 years of VWPA with a terrible (AWESOME) joke, updates on the upcoming book club, tangents galore, and a slew of ridiculous rants. This episode is the hottest of hot messes.

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160 Universal Basic Income (Part 2)

We’re continuing our conversation about universal basic income, or UBI, this week, this time confronting common stigmas that keep most people from believing that UBI would be a good thing for society.

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159 Universal Basic Income (Part 1)

This week (and next week) we are finally tackling a topic that we’ve been interested in for a long time: universal basic income (UBI)! In this episode, we define what UBI is, talk about the results of some studies done relating to UBI, talk about how much it might cost and where that money could come from.

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157 Being Angry (Women): Why Anger is Good, Tips for Experiencing and Expressing it Healthfully, and the Historical Criminalization of Female and Black Anger

Rawr!!!! Grrrr!!!! Why I outta! *shakes fist* This week we’re talking anger, wanna fight about it!?!? We discuss the advantages of anger, our tips for experiencing and expressing it in healthy or productive ways, and review old laws and punishments that were used to legally regulate black and female anger.

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154 Kids’ Movie Revisited – Fern Gully: Objectification, the Absent Referent, Robin Williams, and a Great Message about Nature = a Mixed Bag!

In our last installment of this series of Kids Movies Revisited, we watched Fern Gully, which was a total mixed bag for us. Overall, we walked away with warm feelings and were happy that we were able to end this series on a good note.

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