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242 Rise & Grind Culture, Suffering for Your Art, and Other Thoughts (Part 2)

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We’re continuing our conversation inspired by Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette on Netflix, and a ColdCrashPictures YouTube video critiquing harmful cliches in the art industry, particularly the film industry, around “rise and grind” culture and the idea of suffering for your art, starving artist syndrome, etc.

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241 Nanette: Art, Capitalism, Entitlement, and the Creative Process (Part 1)

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Talking about the themes brought up in Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix stand-up comedy special, Nanette, around an audiences entitlement to creative content, comedy, the creative process, our capitalist approach to art, and so much more. So much more, in fact, that we ended up only covering about half of what we wanted to, making this an unplanned part 1!

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240 Individual vs Systemic Critique and Listener…eh, It’s Complicated.

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We discuss when we should criticize things on an individual vs systemic level, inspired by a listener comment that has Nichole on 5. Maybe 6. Just amped enough for a few sassy comments.

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236 Say Her Name: Analyzing Episode 8 Season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale

Exhausted from business travel and Pride, we skip the news and stuff in the middle and tear into the latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. Content Warning for more black deaths, undisguised racism, and spoilers.

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235 Democratic Debates, Rounds 1 & 2 (Plus More About The Handmaid’s Tale…We Know, We Know.)

We’re chatting today about the first two rounds of the Democratic debates, and we are talking about episode 7 of season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale because they’ve seriously gone too far.

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234 Pink Cheeks & Parasols: The White-Centricity of Sun Exposure Guidelines

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We are discussing a fascinating article this week that reveals controversial information about the benefits of sunlight on skin, and how the guidelines we follow are, well, pretty damn racist.

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233 Black Mirror Season 5: Striking Vipers Analysis

We’re back this week talking about the Striking Vipers episode from season 5 of Black Mirror – the episode that has been equally raved about and ripped apart online. We bring our freshly queer eyes and analysis to the episode!

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