We’re being totes topical for the second week in a row by discussing The Testaments, the new novel by Margaret Atwood that is a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. Also an advice question about helping very young vegans cope with seeing others consume animals without vilifying them or getting overwhelmed.Continue reading »
247 Movie Review: Ad Astra…the Anti-Interstellar? But Still a Space Adventure about a White Dude’s Daddy Issues.
This week in off-brand topical timeliness, we went to see Ad Astra in the theaters and are here to talk about it. Part movie review, part movie analysis, we do a spoiler-free section before moving into spoiler-full about our conflicting thoughts and feelings about this beautiful but frustrating film.Continue reading »
We had a few loose but important threads this week to pluck and ponder that were all united along the theme of context; something that we’re often told doesn’t matter by rigid SJW scripts or, conversely, is exploited by oppressors out to avoid criticism.Continue reading »
245 Random News & Stuff: Turning Veal into Beef, Colonizing Spaaaaaace, How Much Work is Good For You, and more!
We’re switching up our format to replace news with an advice question, so this week we’re doin’ all news and other random stuff we’ve pinned to talk about that’s not enough for a full episode.Continue reading »
Per a listener request in the VWPA Society, we watched Hail Satan? this week and were inspired by it to talk about Satanism, our views on religion and blasphemy, and how the actions of The Satanic Temple and their philosophies relate to vegan activism.Continue reading »
243 Advice Q&A: Religious In-Laws, Letting Your Radical Activism Shine, Advice for 20-Somethings, and much more!
We answer a host of amazing listener questions this week; including how to make friends in a new city when you’re radical AF, complimenting women, and many more. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions!Continue reading »
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.Continue reading »
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!Continue reading »
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.Continue reading »
We dig into the next round of Democratic debates, this time hosted by CNN (aired on July 30th & 31st).Continue reading »