Episode 25: #NotAllMen, But Most Of Them, Apparently

Kill Your Darlings and their dads
Hey patriarchy, Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

2017 is terrible. Anyone who disagrees is probably a jerk. However, one of the few good things is the wave of men being held accountable for being total pieces of garbage. The list of men being accused of sexual harassment and sexual assault is never ending and every American industry is starting to flush out the monsters. Is this the beginning of the end of the patriarchy? Goddess, we flippin’ hope so.

On this episode, Ryan is joined by previous guests Alana, Julia, and Helen to discuss the recent outing of dozens of sexual predators. How do we feel about apologies? How do we deal with these people? We discuss Louis CK, Al Franken, Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, and many more. This one gets pretty honest and emotional, y’all.

Content Warning: This episode has a lot of personal stories and experiences about sexual harassment, violence, and assault.

Further Information on “Apologies”

Julia’s Costume History Blog

Helen’s Podcast FiLM

Alana’s Once Upon A Time Podcast, Pod Ever After

Please Do Everything You Can To Help Defeat Literal Pedophile Senatorial Candidate Roy Moore

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Issue 58: Green Lantern Is Dead – Long Live Green Lantern’s Drunk Sidekick

 

Green Lantern Be Crazy
The sun’s out! Who you gonna call? A murdering psychopath!

It’s Part 2 of our Annual Thanks-for-killing-my-favorite-character-giving special! This one relies pretty heavily on our last episode, where Green Lantern went crazy and murdered everyone, so make sure you listen to that one first! This picks up a few years after that tragedy and picks up right in the middle of another big DC event, Final Night. Will the ex-hero turned super villain Green Lantern return to save the day? And then what happens next?

Read along: The Last Will And Testament Of Hal Jordan

On this episode, we continue with Green Lantern’s journey through the scariest nightmare imaginable – The 90s! And the early 2000s, but who’s counting? We primarily focus on a standalone graphic novel that follows Green Lanterns’ Silver Age sidekick as his life completely falls apart after the death of his icon. Jumping Fish Hooks, Emerald Avengers! Darryl stands alone when everyone else really loved this book. Is Phil finally starting to LIKE COMIC BOOKS? Ryan does his best to stop him by bringing up the dumbest lore he can think of. And in a SHOCKING TWIST, Sly agrees to disagree!

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Episode 24: It’s November 8th, 2016. Do You Know Where Your Children’s Futures Are?

The World Turned Upside Down
“She Was About To Break The Mother Of All Glass Ceilings”

It’s the anniversary of the day the world went mad, Election Day 2016. One year later, over a dozen listeners and hosts take us back to 2016 to revisit the night that Trump won. Did anyone see it coming? We sure as hell didn’t.

Featured stories: Darryl from Oops, I Talked Politics! and Divisive Issues, Alana from Pod Ever After, Michael from We’ll Get It Right Next Year, Henry, Phil, Matt from His Great Board Game Facebook Group, Evan, Bryan, Lauren, Elle, Julia, Chrissy, and Ryan from Oops and Divisive, too.

Intro Music By: Vinheteiro

Special thanks to Ariel for helping out with the editing process.

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Issue 57 – Green Lantern’s Descent Into Madness & the Origin of Fridging

I'm GREEN WITH ENVY
My new jewelry is to DIE for!

Welcome to our second annual Legacyvember, Somebody-Kill-Me-November, Thanks-for-killing-my-favorite-characters-giving extravaganza. This month, we’re talking Green Lantern. In the 90s, Green Lantern went crazy, killed everybody, and was radically re-imagined as another 5’10” white guy with dark hair! So progressive! Plus the origin of the trope “Fridging,” when a female character is brutalized to motivate a male character! So progressive!

Read along: Green Lantern: Emerald Twilight and A New Dawn by Ron Marz and Darryl Banks

On this episode, we finally reveal just where the term “fridging” comes from, everyone’s favorite sexist trope! It’s been a year since we talked about The Death and Return of Superman. What happened next for Green Lantern after his city was destroyed? And how was it different from the last time a new Green Lantern showed up? Sly brings back his lore corner! Ryan really spent a lot of time talking about this story in college. Phil reveals his true superhero alter identity, The Hobo! Darryl’s been waiting to see if this story lives up to the hype for years. Does it?

Content Warning: This episode heavily discusses brutal violence against women.

Gail Simone’s Women In Refrigerators Website

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Episode 23: Losing My Religion, But Not That REM Song

“Shut Up, Dad, I’m going out to blaspheme”

On this episode, we took a break from the usual political topics to talk religion. Darryl and Ryan are joined by network leader Malcolm Nygard and We’ll Get It Right Next Year’s Michael M. Rader to discuss their Christian upbringing and how that factors into their modern liberal sensibilities.

For this episode, Ryan builds his Jesus ethos by revealing he was raised a Catholic who maybe sort of went to church every once in a while. Darryl apparently had no real exposure to organized religion until he read the bible after he graduated college. Malcolm talks about his wholesome upbringing in a great church with a great community. Michael’s journey with Christianity was a little more intense until he ended up the full blown atheist we all know and love today. We also talk extensively about how obnoxious we all were as angsty teens. And how weird Paul is.

The Liturgist Podcast – Especially Episodes 6 And 16

You Made It Weird With Pete Holmes Podcast

mewithoutYou’s Website

Darryl’s Big Book of Bible Notations

Michael’s Wonderful Best Acquaintances Episode

Michael (And Ryan’s) Podcast – We’ll Get It Right Next Year

Theme Song: Messes Of Men by mewithoutYou

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Election Day’s Tomorrow – PLEASE VOTE

It’s election day tomorrow! Please go vote! All politics are local and we need to rebuild the democratic party with progressive candidates!

Some resources:

https://flippable.org/ – Helps show some races that need volunteers, even just phone calls, to help flip states blue.

http://www.vote411.org/ – Shows you your local races and ballots!

The Virgina Gubernatorial Race is really important, too!

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Issue 56 – Sabrina The Teenage Satan Worshiping Orphan

"More like Melissa Bone Heart!"
Who needs Betty or Veronica when you have one of Lucifer’s handmaidens?

Our Spooktacular month continues! Last year we covered Archie’s Gritty Zombie Reboot so this year, we returned to Riverdale for another horror story! Well… not quite Riverdale, but the nearby town of Greendale. It’s time for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina The Teenage Witch! Phil doesn’t remember the show at all, but even he’s pretty sure they didn’t worship Satan on ABC’s TGIF or even the reruns on the much edgier TeenNick. Content warning: Like with most of our Halloween episodes, this book contains a lot of violence, mention of sexual assault, and some adult themes. Spooky, right?

To round out our Halloween block of episodes, we go back to another book written by Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Just like with Afterlife With Archie, he scares the hell out of us with some campy 60s characters. At least Ryan didn’t cry this time. Sly brings back his beloved Dracula voice. Phil forgot to finish the book, but helps point out a lot of religious parallels, so we’ll let it slide this time. Darryl just wants to marry an old lady who loves Bye Bye Birdy (and happens to be in a coma). Ryan has some pretty messed up lines in the sand on what he calls “dark” stories.

Happy Halloween, everybody! I hope it’s spooky! But not as spooky as the real world has been lately. Come on, even horror fans have their limits.

Theme Song: Theme Song from the Sabrina The Teenage Witch Animated Series

Sly was just on Ryan’s other podcast, WGiRNY, to promote the beautiful merch he made for them.

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Episode 21 – Rightwing Aunties vs. Antifa: Protest The Way I Tell You To!

White moderates will hate you no matter how you act, so you might as well protest against all forms of injustice.
“Why can’t you protest like Martin Luther King? He was one of the good ones!”

On this episode, we discuss some of the recent waves of protest in America. We start with the NFL kneeling controversy started by Colin Kaepernick. Then we touch upon how Trump has only made the issue more divisive. Plus we cover some history and Antifa.

This episode serves as Part 3 in our never-ending argument: Trump’s President Now: Should We Punch Nazis? and Charlottesville Happened: Can We PLEASE Punch Nazis Now?

This episode gets a little heated. Darryl gives some comprehensive context for the current NFL controversy, including Kaepernick’s meeting with a veteran player to assess the most respectful way to protest. Ryan’s an incredibly bitter nerd who seriously hates football for it’s violent tendencies, but is starting to come around to Antifa and… their violent tendencies? Phil’s back to talk about… you guessed it! Appealing to centrists and history! This time it’s all about unions and protest in America. And Sly lives up to his title as the Alex Jones of Oops, I Talked By Politics! by rage-quitting the show. How’s that for a protest?

P.S. This episode was recorded before this happened, but lol homophobic sentient-loaf-of-white-bread VP Pence is protesting football in the fakest way possible.

MLK’s Letter From A Birmingham Jail

A History Of Antifa Protest, Their Handbook
Sly was just on Ryan’s other podcast, WGiRNY, to promote the beautiful merch he made for them.
Theme Song – Baby, I’m An Anarchist by Against Me!
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Episode 20 – Immigration: You Gotta Respect The Hustle

On this episode, we give some backstory and context for immigration issues. Then we sit down with Luis, an immigrant from El Salvador who recently got his citizenship. We also spend a lot of time talking about what makes America a great place, both for the people that are already here and those looking to move here. Because Liberals can be patriotic, too, dammit!

Despite our usual worldly confidence (read as: arrogant and sheltered elitism), we really don’t know what immigration policies we should be striving for. Phil tries to contextualize it by looking at how we’ve treated immigrants in the past (poorly). Sly opens up about his experiences as an immigrant himself. Ryan tries really hard not to talk about health care by giving us some statistics and facts on DACA. That’s the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Obama’s Executive Order to allow undocumented immigrants who arrived as children to stay in America. As a result, we spend a lot of time talking about the nature of patriotism and how important protest is.

Huge thanks to Luis for his great stories about what it was like coming here as a kid, the bittersweet feelings of going back home, just how hard it is to know where our country should go from here, and so much more.

And please keep calling your senators about the Graham-Cassidy Health Care bill.
Qualifications For DACA
Facts Regarding DACA and Immigration
Fact Check for Jeff Sessions on DACA
Luis’ Latin America Nights in Atlanta
Theme Songs – Down Under – Men At Work & Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) – Hamilton Mixtape

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Issue 54 – The Maxx: Tricking 8-Year Old Kids Into Feminism Since 1993

The Maxx - He's like Purple Hulk but... Homeless?
The Maxx – He sure looks deep and nuanced, right?

On this episode, the gang reads the first four issues of The Maxx. He looks like a weird, purple Hulk with an overbite, but he’s a lot deeper than that! We swear. Why won’t you believe us?!?

Read along: The Maxx Vol 1

After reading Darryl’s beloved Death’s Head 2 last time, we dip back into Sly’s childhood for The Maxx. Even though it seems like a goofy dystopia, this book apparently introduced Sly to feminism. Does it hold up? Or is our protagonist just a damn snowflake, polluted by our liberal SJW culture? Darryl is really unconvinced if this book is a subversion of an inversion. Phil actually likes a book we picked for the show? Ryan loves this book even though he missed pretty much the whole plot. And is that… Sly apologizing for being salty? It can’t be!

 

Content Warning: This book heavily features sexual violence against women.

Theme: Max Power From The Simpsons

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