Episode 27: Politics With The Family – An Oedipal Journey

Happy New Year, everyone! After a restful and relaxing holiday with our family, we’re back to complain about them! For this special episode, we decided to touch upon how we were raised, politically, when we started to diverge from our parents’ beliefs, and what it’s like dealing with them now. Apparently we can’t help but just talk about our dads the whole time! Wonder what that means?!?

On this episode, Phil desperately tries to psychoanalyze our very obvious hangups. Darryl breaks ranks to talk about… someone other than his Dad. Ryan’s slowly turning into Sly. And Sly takes a genuine turn to talk about his worldview.

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Previous episode with Ryan’s Dad

Theme Song: **** My Dad (Richard Bruce) by Insane Clown Posse

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Episode 26: Recapping the Trump Investigation as the GOP Caps off America

Trump Investigation

In this episode, we cap off 2017 with some major topics we’ve been meaning to cover like the Trump turnover and Mueller’s Trump investigation. We also cover the GOP tax bill, the perfect news story to sum up year one of hellworld. Or is it hellword? It is, but maybe not as hellworld as it could have been.

We talk about Trump’s administration and the massive turnover it has experienced during the course of the year. To be fair, the administration is currently undergoing a tumultuous event. That event being the Trump Presidency. We also discuss the Trump investigation by Robert Mueller and Republican reaction to it. And just in case you think the GOP is any better, we also talk about the new Tax Bill. Ryan assures everyone that things are going great and it’s time to be complacent again. Darryl accidentally spills the beans on our Immortal government officials. Phil is not optimistic that the Trump presidency will end with Trump’s decapitation while Sly has a dark prophecy for the Post-Trump future.

Theme Song: WGIRNY Theme Song by Matt Dorsi

Casualties of the Trump Administration Thus Far

Everything in the Tax Bill

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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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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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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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Episode 22: Why Guns are the Devil and an Inalienable Right

guns
This is the future l̶i̶b̶e̶r̶a̶l̶s̶ Slys want.

In this episode, we talk about guns. It’s bizarro world so we all play right wing devil’s advocate until Sly agrees centrism is the right way to go.

After the brutal mass shooting from a few days ago , we decided to discuss gun control in America (this sentence works regardless of the date you happen to read it). We talk statistics, possible solutions and why the right wingers actually have a few good points? Not the NRA or the ones in congress passing looser silencer regulations, but maybe in general. Ryan has been replaced by his dad for this episode while Phil finds it hard to play devil’s advocate when people agree with him. Sly manages to go a whole episode without yelling at Phil while Darryl wants our oppressed audience to arm themselves against the rightwing hosts of this show.

Theme Song: The Ting Goes SKRAAA

Hearing Protections Act

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act

Guns and the Left

The Really Racist History of Gun Control in America

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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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Episode 19 – Separating Artists From Their Obama Death Squads

What if the artist is a fraud?
“Galaxy Brain Feminism: Cheating on your wife for 16 years and blaming the patriarchy”

On this episode, we attempt to answer questions that have been plaguing society for years. Can you separate the art from the artist? Where do we draw the line? When is it fair to superimpose the context of the artist into analysis of the original text? Is it hypocritical to call out unethical consumption when you take part in an unethical capitalist system?

This episode has it all. Orson Scott Card, the writer of Ender’s Game, a sci-fi story preaching tolerance, thought Obama was going to become our permanent dictator and had a lot of racist reasons why! Up and coming rapper XXXTentacion writes some pretty powerful songs about teenage depression, but also might be a violent sexist! Turns out feminist nerd favorite Joss Whedon is… not that at all. Does that change his work? Does that make Firefly sexist now? This episode gets real into the weeds about capitalism, you know, like every other episode that Phil and Sly are on.

Orson Scott Card’s Rant

The New Wave Of Rap Violence

Joss Whedon’s Ex-Wife’s Blog Post

Reconsidering The Feminism Of Joss Whedon

Theme Song – Radiohead’s Creep

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