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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 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 9

This week our guest cancelled, so we take the opportunity to address some feedback, give some shoutouts, discuss ways to improve the show, and dig into some serious vulnerabilities.  

Curveball!  Andy IS Dan’s VulnerabiliBuddy!  AND we finally recap the mirror exercise that Gemini told us about in Episode 5!

Please check out our new friend Naz and her show The Gender Knot.  You can find it on iTunes or AudioBoom.  And be sure to follow her on Twitter!


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Episode 2 | Sara Schaefer

In our second episode, we’re joined by Sara Schaefer.  Sara is a spectacular writer, comedian, and producer, among other things!  She sat in to talk with us about comedy, feminism, white privilege, social media, relationships, life in general, and how white guys like us can make a difference.

Find everything Sara at www.saraschaefer.com