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Episode 18 | James Adomian

Joining us this episode is James Adomian, who is a man of too many talents to list!  We talk about growing up as a gay jock, coming out and losing friends, and trying to be gay on the poor side of town.  Also, oddly enough, mythology and religion come up a ton!

Find James on Twitter and look for his new FB and YouTube pages soon.


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Episode 17 | Solomon Georgio

Dan and Andy wore suits to sit down with writer/comedian Solomon Georgio and talk about race, politics, queer culture, growing up in Seattle, and our relationships with our parents.

Each of us also reveals something from our past that wasn’t super progressive and we aren’t proud of.  So definitely tune in for that!

Solomon’s Comedy Central Half Hour and album will both come out later this year.  Until then you can follow him all over the internet!  Twitter / Facebook / Instagram


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Episode 16 | Nastaran Tavakoli-Far

On our first international show, Daniel is joined by Nastaran Tavakoli-Far, all the way from London via the magic of the internet.  We talk about what it’s like growing up as an immigrant in England and what that does to one’s sense of personal ambitions.  

Of course, without Andy guiding the conversation, Daniel takes things all over the place and we end up talking about envy, masking intelligence, male feminism, complicated people, economics, and how Dan is the wife of the show.

Along with being a journalist, Nas is the host of a phenomenal podcast called The Gender Knot.  You can find it on AudioBoom or iTunes.

At the end of the show, Daniel gets into a pretty heavy VulnerabiliBuddy.  Trigger Warning: this is about sexual assault and he uses the R word several times.  If this is a hard subject for you, we suggest tuning out after the interview.


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Episode 15 | Alice Wetterlund

This week we’ve got comedian, actor, and ex wife of Andy, Alice Wetterlund!  She sits in to talk with us about sobriety, getting divorced and staying friends, finding spirituality, control issues, and show business!

But Alice is also an activist with Black Lives Matter and shares some experiences with that as well as what we can do to be supportive given our position as white people and how to check our ego when someone tells us we’re wrong.  

ALSO we have a very special VulnerabiliBuddies where Andy tells Dan how to feel and Dan throws a tantrum.

You can see all the cool stuff Alice does and follow her social media on her website!

 

Additional resources:

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

Treks and the City

Susan Piver meditation

By the way, if you have any questions about sobriety or think you might have a problem with drugs or alcohol, PLEASE reach out to us. We are not professionals, but would be more than happy to share our experiences with you on an individual basis and help you find support in your local area.


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Episode 14 | Baron Vaughn

This week we’re hanging out with Baron Vaughn.  He talks to us about growing up in Vegas, performing arts school, race construction, privilege, double consciousness, and how attractive scapegoating can be.  We also get into what parents of color have to do/say to keep their kids safe, as well as the myth of fatherless black children.  For more on that, FOR SURE check out Fatherless.

You can also see him on Grace & Frankie and the new Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, and listen to his new album Blaxistential Crisis.  Or if you live in LA, check out The New Negroes at UCB Franklin!!

Additional resources:

W.E.B. Du Bois

Ta-Nehisi Coates – Between the World and Me

Bell Hooks – The Will to Change


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Episode 13 | Rhea Butcher

We’re late this week, but we have an amazing guest to make up for it!  Rhea Butcher showed up to talk to us about literally everything!  We dive into racism, sexism, Charlottesville, baseball, rape jokes, sobriety, and how to own up to our mistakes and “be a man.” 

The biggest things we learned this week are how to handle people with love and compassion, even when they’re wrong? and how to attend a protest without creating a riot.

Check out Rhea and her wife Cameron Esposito on Take My Wife (while SeeSo is still around!) and find her on Twitter and Instagram!

Additional things to read and watch:

By Hook or by Crook

The Argonauts

Tomboy Survival Guide

 

By the way, if you have any questions about sobriety or think you might have a problem with drugs or alcohol, PLEASE reach out to us. We are not professionals, but would be more than happy to share our experiences with you on an individual basis and help you find support in your local area.


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Episode 12 | Charlottesville

We had a couple of guests fall through this week and decided to keep it short and sweet.  With all of the crazy racist shit going on in the country, we want to speak out, but also think you should be listening to the folks more directly affected and want to save some time in your week to do so.

Check out some POC/LGBTQ/Female produced podcasts and independent news sources.  We’ll be back next week with someone who can speak to us from personal experience.