230 Media Mashup: Broad City, The Society, Pose
This week we’re talking about a bunch of random stuff including shady dentists, TWO jokes, and so much news, and random thoughts about shows we’re watching.
In This Episode
- ‘Burn-Out’ Is Now a Legitimate Syndrome According to The WHO. Here Are The Symptoms (Science Alert)
- World Health Organization Removes Gender Nonconformity From List Of Mental Disorders (HuffPost)
- Say goodbye to your local precinct. Voting in California is about to change dramatically (LA Times)
- Sun-Maid raisins pulls sponsorship of baseball team over Ocasio-Cortez ‘enemies of freedom’ video (The Hill)
Jokes in the Middle
How does ramen flirt?
Someone broke into my house and stole my limbo stick…
Recommended Reads by author Yuval Noah Harari
Homo sapiens rules the world because it is the only animal that can believe in things that exist purely in its own imagination, such as gods, states, money and human rights.
Starting from this provocative idea, Sapiens goes on to retell the history of our species from a completely fresh perspective. It explains that money is the most pluralistic system of mutual trust ever devised; that capitalism is the most successful religion ever invented; that the treatment of animals in modern agriculture is probably the worst crime in history; and that even though we are far more powerful than our ancient ancestors, we aren’t much happier.
- Homo Deus
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow examines what might happen to the world when old myths are coupled with new godlike technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering.
Humans conquered the world thanks to their unique ability to believe in collective myths about gods, money, equality and freedom – as described in Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. In Homo Deus, Prof. Harari looks to the future and explores how global power might shift, as the principal force of evolution – natural selection – is replaced by intelligent design.
What will happen to democracy when Google and Facebook come to know our likes and our political preferences better than we know them ourselves? What will happen to the welfare state when computers push humans out of the job market and create a massive new “useless class”? How might Islam handle genetic engineering? Will Silicon Valley end up producing new religions, rather than just novel gadgets?
Support Food Empowerment Project’s Annual School Supply Drive!
FEP is doing their annual school supply drive and need your help to make sure the children of farm workers get school supplies for this coming school year. Please consider donating if you are at all able, this annual event deeply touches our hearts and makes a direct difference in the lives of the children of the people who pick our food.
They are looking for the following supplies:
– Backpacks (always in great need; no red or bright blue, no military/camo, no corporate logos/promotions)
– Spiral notebooks (college and wide ruled, 100 sheets)
– Composition books (college & wide ruled, 100 sheets)
– White lined 3-hole filler paper (college & wide-rule, 100-sheet packs)
– Large erasers & pencil caps
– 3-Ring binder (1 inch)
– Highlighters (standard)
– Glue sticks (small)
– Pencil sharpeners
– 2-Pocket folders
– Pencil pouches
– Pencils or mechanical pencils
– Standard ballpoint pens (blue, black)
– Colored markers (regular tip, 10 pack)
– Basic handheld calculators
– Colored pencils (12 pack)
They will have drop off locations in the Bay Area starting June 24th through July 8th or you can ship directly to their office now through July 10th:
Food Empowerment Project
921 Transport Way, Suite 7
Petaluma, CA 94954
We chat about the final season of Broad City, a new show called The Society, and Pose. Nichole’s aversion to teen-drama is explored at length.
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