221 Service Animals

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Listener Julie was kind enough to provide us with research for an episode about service animals: where they come from, how they are trained, what are the alternatives to non-human assistance for disabled folks.

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220 Nichole, Molly and Everett Answer Your Gender Questions

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This week Nichole is joined by guest hosts Molly Woodstock (from the Gender Reveal podcast) and Everett to answer listener submitted questions about gender!

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219 Dissection in the Classroom (Part 2): More Vegan than Vegan

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In part 2, we finish up our dissection in the classroom discussion by reviewing past and present day legislation around students’ options for alternatives to dissection, what those are alternatives are, and reasons that dissection persists in public education. We also take a long segment in the middle to talk about media we’re watching (Shrill and For The People)!

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218 Dissection in the Classroom (Part 1): A Very Vegan Episode

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Listener Kirstie kindly donated her time to a research topic that we’ve wanted to cover for ages dissection in educational settings. This is our first topic in a while that’s hella vegan, whoop! Nichole had to run to catch a train to L.A., so we are splitting this into two parts. Today’s episode covers the history of dissection in classes, statistics on animals, information about degree programs and requirements, and students’ reactions to dissection.

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217 Jussie Smollet, Restorative Justice, and Perfect Victims

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In our continued meteoric rise to fame, we were tagged by Max S. Gordon on Twitter regarding an article he wrote about Jussie Smollet and decided to drop everything to talk about it

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216 Media Recommendations: Trashy TV that Isn’t Garbage & Advice: Am I Holding a Grudge or Just Having Good Boundaries?

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Nichole is somehow sick AGAIN so we decided to take it a little easy this week and talk about guilty pleasure TV that manages to not be problematic, and answer a question from a listener about if she’s “holding a grudge” by sticking to her boundaries with her abusive mother-in-law.

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215 Advice Question: Moderating While Privileged?

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We got a thoughtful question from long-time listener Jackson about moderating marginalized folks while being a person who has a lot of privilege. Having had some experience with this ourselves, we tackle this quandary and the bigger philosophical issues around it with our usual gusto!

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212 Lotsa News + Advice Question: The Ethics of Working a Non-Vegan Job

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Today we discuss some current events at length, and then talk about a question posed by a member of the VWPA Society that questions the ethics of having a job that is not vegan, and that might require you to go directly against your vegan morals.

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