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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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153 Kids Movies Revisited: The Secret of NIMH + Calhoun’s Disturbing Rodent Experiments

This week we revisit The Secret of NIMH, a movie that left Nichole with a sense of dread as a child, and talk about the disturbing mouse and rat experiments that inspired the book that it was based on.

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152 Holiday Advice! Answering Your Questions about Gifts and Santa

We’re taking a break from our kids’ movie review series to answer holiday questions related to gift giving and Santa, in order to be timely for the holidays. WARNING: we talk about Santa and how he’s not real (and kinda the worst), so don’t let your kiddies hear if you don’t want them to know!

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151 Kids Movie Review Series: Rewatched Wall-E and Holy Shit it’s Problematic

For the first of our three-part kids’ movie series, we rewatched Wall-E and were horrified at how awful it was. Beyond insufferable fat-shaming, it had an insidious conservative message lurking under its seemingly liberal veneer. Oof.

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