We’re finally breaking the silence about the change in personalities on the show. This week’s episode is all about getting to know our new Andy, Andy Gold. Mostly we talk about Mormon stuff.
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!!
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.
This week we brought in writer and speaker Ijeoma Oluo to make us SUPER uncomfortable. She brings up so many amazing points about systemic white supremacy and really challenges us to look at our role in society. Are we doing everything we can to stop it? Or are we living comfortably and quietly benefiting from it? If you’re a white, cis-male, be warned… you’re going to be confronted with some ugly truths.
But we don’t stop there! She also shares with us her fears at the mother of male children of color, what it’s like growing up as the only black kid in school, mixed race privilege, and we also tackle a very touchy question about transphobia.
Ijeoma is a phenomenal writer and you should absolutely pre-order her book, So You Want to Talk About Race!
You can also pick up The Badass Feminist Coloring Book!!
And follow her on Twitter!
This week we’re joined by women’s love coach Gemini Ferrie to figure out what the hell love actually is? and the answer is remarkable. We cover everything from app dating and keeping secrets to unpacking our baggage and learning the difference between our issues and our partner’s issues. There’s tons more, but we don’t want to spoil it!!
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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