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The Dive Down
Episode 191: My Sweet Lord(s): Goblins vs Merfolk vs Elves

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 95:30 Very Popular


The introduction of three new lords in Dominaria United was all the incentive we needed to do a tribal week on The Dive Down. We tested some Modern and a Pioneer deck featuring Leaf-Crowned Visionary, Vodalian Hexcatcher, and Rundvelt Hordemaster for another edition of Sleeve Believe Heave. We also kick off the show with a preview of NRG Minneapolis by looking at the recent Modern results from the LMS Paris Grand Open Qualifier. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN15 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 10% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" And now receive 8% off your order of paper cards from Nerd Rage Gaming with code "DIVE8" at https://www.nerdragegaming.com/ Timestamps: 3:55 - Housekeeping 7:13 - The Break Down - NRG Minneapolis preview 10:16 - Talking about the Modern Grand Open Qualifier data 26:22 - What are we thinking about NRG Minneapolis 34:53 - The Four Horsemen 37:44 - The Dive Down begins - Stan with Leaf-Crowned Visionary in Elves 56:22 - Shane with Vodalian Hexcatcher in Merfolk 1:15:47 - Dave with Rundvelt Hordemaster in Goblins 1:34:00 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: NRG Series Trial Weekend Minneapolis: https://articles.nerdragegaming.com/event/nrg-series-15000-trial-weekend-minneapolis-mn-2/ LMS Paris Data: https://twitter.com/mtg_data/status/1571942341631516672 GB Elves Modern: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/5105536#paper Pioneer: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/5088823#paper Modern Merfolk: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/5105541#paper Modern Goblins: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/5073113#paper Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
7.5: Oh No! I Talked About Racism and Made Things Worse

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 37:33


I've heard from so many parents who have been listening to the First Name Basis Podcast and other anti-racist educators, have tried to implement the suggestions they learn as they try to teach their children … only to feel like it's all completely backfired. Perhaps you've been there, where you've talked to your kiddos about racism only to hear them express even MORE biases to you that they've picked up from their environment. While I get that it can be discouraging as a parent and it may feel like you're failing, the reality is quite the opposite! Did you know that it's actually super common for kids to make more — rather than fewer — biased comments when they're first learning about topics such as bias, differences, social justice and racism? While we, of course, never want kids to hold onto biased ideas, the fact that they're saying them out loud to YOU means you have built trust and opened that line of communication with them. In this episode, I'll talk more about: Strategies for supporting Children of Color, including exposing them to representation, helping them find safe people who can be allies and keeping an eye out for appropriated racial oppression. How parents of white children or children who benefit from white privilege can respond and reframe when it feels like their anti-racism efforts aren't working. How to use the times your kiddos express bias as a time to have more conversations about anti-racism and your family values.   Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr. Registration is now open for both Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr.! Parents have been asking for a practical, interactive way to implement the anti-racist strategies that I lay out in the First Name Basis Podcast, so I created Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr.  Ally Elementary is geared toward third-eighth graders, while Ally Elementary Jr. is for the smaller allies in our lives who are in preschool-second grade. During these programs, parents will work together with their children to create a culture of anti-racism in their home. We will use hands-on activities to teach our children about everything from the untold story of how race was created to how they can disrupt racism in their everyday lives to how they can learn more about their individual identity and culture. I am so excited to watch the families in our community make a meaningful transformation and improve their communities through anti-racist action. Registration closes September 30, so don't miss your chance. Head over to firstnamebasis.org/sneakpeek for a look inside the programs and to receive a coupon code straight to your inbox! Click here to join the waitlist for Ally Elementary (for third-eighth graders)  Click here to join the waitlist for Ally Elementary Jr. (for preschool-second graders)   Articles, Studies & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode First Name Basis Podcast, Season 4, Episode 4: “Oh No! My Child Said Something Racist” First Name Basis Podcast, Season 1, Episode 1: “Talking to Young Kids About Race” First Name Basis Podcast, Season 1, Episode 2: ”Talking to Older Children About Race” First Name Basis Podcast, Season 3, Episode 9: “Racism 101” “Children Notice Race Several Years Before Adults Want to Talk About It,” American Psychological Association “Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide” by Britt Hawthorne “Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves” by Louise Derman-Sparks & Julie Olsen Edwards Song credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

The Dive Down
Episode 190: Domainaria & More: First Impressions of DMU

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 82:06 Very Popular


This week it takes two to make a thing go right! And by two we me Dave and Shane. And by thing we mean podcast. This podcast. Stan is out this week, so Dave and Shane talk about early impressions of Pioneer and Modern with access to the powerful cards of Dominaria United. Topics covered include: Leyline Binding, Rundvelt Hordemaster, Boglins, Sheoldred, and more. Housekeeping: We Sent Out a Lot of Boxes The Dive Down: We Talk About a Lot of Cards Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN15 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 10% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" And now receive 8% off your order of paper cards from Nerd Rage Gaming with code "DIVE8" at https://www.nerdragegaming.com/ Timestamps: 3:19 - Housekeeping 6:56 - An ultra-short Break Down 7:50 - The Dive Down begins: Leyline Binding 31:03 - Rundvelt Hordemaster 37:30 - Serra Paragon 39:40 - Yotia Declares War/The Elder Dragon War 42:27 - Voldalian Hexcatcher 44:00 - Dave only wears Russian Leather 48:15 - The MIA cards from Dominaria United 53:11 - Liliana of the Veil 58:28 - Sheoldred, the Apocalypse 1:07:04 - Phoenix Chick 1:10:22 - Jaya, Fiery Negotiator 1:13:11 - Pain lands 1:14:40 - Some final thoughts 1:19:39 - Closing out Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
7.4: Where Did Student Loans Come From and Why Is College So Expensive?

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 50:29


The fact that there is a need for student loan forgiveness really paints a picture of just how complicated education funding has become. So how did we get to this point, and why is the already huge cost of attending college continuing to increase?  To answer this, I interviewed my dad, Ken Clarke, who spent more than 35 years working as a financial aid professional. When he retired, he was the dean of financial aid for all Maricopa County community colleges in Arizona, and he had helped thousands of students navigate the financial aid process throughout his career. In this episode, my dad talks more about the ins and outs of student loans, including: The history of student loans. Where student loans came from. What happened in history that made student loans so expensive and have such high interest rates. This is actually the second half of the conversation I had with my dad about student loans. If you missed the first part, head over to listen to Season 7, Episode 3: “Real Talk: You Should Support Student Loan Forgiveness,” where we tackle four of the most common arguments against student loan forgiveness.   6 Characteristics of a Positive Community Anti-racism is a vital part of EVERY community. It's not something we should silo away from the other communities we are a part of, whether that's your neighborhood, church, PTA, craft circle, fitness group, etc. We should just focus on building healthy communities — where we strive for fairness, communicate when there's friction, embrace freedom of expression and celebrate traditions together. And First Name Basis is here to help you do it! Visit firstnamebasis.org/positivecommunity to get your FREE printable of the 6 characteristics of a positive community, adapted for the podcast from Dr. Nicole Celestine's work.   Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr. We are opening the doors to both Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr. on Sept. 20! Parents have been asking for a practical, interactive way to implement the anti-racist strategies that I lay out in the First Name Basis Podcast, so I created Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr.  Ally Elementary is geared toward third-eighth graders, while Ally Elementary Jr. is for the smaller allies in our lives who are in preschool-second grade. During these programs, parents will work together with their children to create a culture of anti-racism in their home. We will use hands-on activities to teach our children about everything from the untold story of how race was created to how they can disrupt racism in their everyday lives to how they can learn more about their individual identity and culture. I am so excited to watch the families in our community make a meaningful transformation and improve their communities through anti-racist action. Click here to join the waitlist for Ally Elementary (for third-eighth graders)  Click here to join the waitlist for Ally Elementary Jr. (for preschool-second graders)   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode First Name Basis Podcast: Season 7, Episode 3: “Real Talk: You Should Support Student Loan Forgiveness” with Ken Clarke First Name Basis Podcast: Season 2, Episode 5: “A Conversation With My Dad About Black History Month” with Ken Clarke First Name Basis Podcast: Season 3, Episode 14: “The Untold Story of Fried Chicken” with Ken Clarke First Name Basis Podcast: Season 4, Episode 10: “The Memory That I Can't Shake: The Why Behind Ally Elementary” First Name Basis Podcast: Season 5, Episode 16: “Age Appropriate Anti-Racism” “Fact Sheet: President Biden Announces Student Loan Relief for Borrowers Who Need It Most,” The White House Who is My Student Loan Servicer? Song credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

First Name Basis Podcast
7.3: Real Talk: You Should Support Student Loan Forgiveness

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 46:39


It's been a few weeks since the White House announced a plan for student loan forgiveness, and in that time, you've likely seen all sorts of articles and social media posts pushing back against it. Watching these arguments unfold has been frustrating, and it can be hard to know what to say. To help all of us know how to respond, I interviewed my dad, Ken Clarke, who spent more than 35 years working as a financial aid professional.  I mean it when I say my dad is the perfect person to walk us through this conversation. When he retired, he was the dean of financial aid for all Maricopa County community colleges in Arizona, and he had helped thousands of students navigate the financial aid process throughout his career. The conversation I had with him was so good and full of information that I ended up splitting it into two episodes. In this first episode, we address four of the most common arguments against student loan forgiveness: The argument that the plan only helps the “elite.” The complaints about having to “foot the bill” for other people's education. The objections that the plan is “unfair” to people who have already paid off student loans. The criticism that the plan is too expensive. And be on the lookout for the bonus episode with the second half of this conversation where my dad and I talk more about the history of student loans and how college became so expensive.   6 Characteristics of a Positive Community Anti-racism is a vital part of EVERY community. It's not something we should silo away from the other communities we are a part of, whether that's your neighborhood, church, PTA, craft circle, fitness group, etc. We should just focus on building healthy communities — where we strive for fairness, communicate when there's friction, embrace freedom of expression and celebrate traditions together. And First Name Basis is here to help you do it! Visit firstnamebasis.org/positivecommunity to get your FREE printable of the 6 characteristics of a positive community, adapted for the podcast from Dr. Nicole Celestine's work.   Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr. We are opening the doors to both Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr. on Sept. 20! Parents have been asking for a practical, interactive way to implement the anti-racist strategies that I lay out in the First Name Basis Podcast, so I created Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr.  Ally Elementary is geared toward third-eighth graders, while Ally Elementary Jr. is for the smaller allies in our lives who are in preschool-second grade. During these programs, parents will work together with their children to create a culture of anti-racism in their home. We will use hands-on activities to teach our children about everything from the untold story of how race was created to how they can disrupt racism in their everyday lives to how they can learn more about their individual identity and culture. I am so excited to watch the families in our community make a meaningful transformation and improve their communities through anti-racist action. Click here to join the waitlist for Ally Elementary (for third-eighth graders)  Click here to join the waitlist for Ally Elementary Jr. (for preschool-second graders) Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode First Name Basis Podcast: Season 2, Episode 5: “A Conversation With My Dad About Black History Month” with Ken Clarke First Name Basis Podcast: Season 3, Episode 14: “The Untold Story of Fried Chicken” with Ken Clarke First Name Basis Podcast: Season 4, Episode 10: “The Memory That I Can't Shake: The Why Behind Ally Elementary” First Name Basis Podcast: Season 5, Episode 16: “Age Appropriate Anti-Racism” “Student Loan Debt by Race,” by Melanie Hanson, Education Data Initiative Leslie Streeter on Twitter  Jon Schwarz on Twitter  “Jim Crow Debt: How Black Borrowers Experience Student Loans,” by Jalil B. Mustaffa and Jonathan C.W. Davis, The Education Trust “What will student loan forgiveness mean for Black students and families?" by Andre M. Perry and Adrianna Pita, The Current Podcast from Brookings  “Fact Sheet: President Biden Announces Student Loan Relief for Borrowers Who Need It Most,” The White House Who is My Student Loan Servicer?   Song credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

First Name Basis Podcast
7.2: Ways to Make Immigration About People, Not Status

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 66:24


Immigration is about so much more than debates, laws and policies — it's about people. Every person who has interacted with the immigration system has their own story that goes far beyond their status, and if we really want to make productive and lasting changes to policy, we need to start by focusing on the individual people and their unique experiences. Ana Wacker knows this from experience. Ana and I became friends when we were both living in New York City interning at Teach For America, and I've been wanting to have her on the podcast for a long time because I knew she had so much she could teach us through her lived experience. Ana identifies as a first generation immigrant, data analyst, and a mom. She and her family immigrated to the United States from Mexico when she was 4 years old and she knows first-hand both the practical and emotional aspects of navigating the immigration and citizenship process.  In this week's episode, Ana graciously shares her immigration story with us and provides actionable suggestions for what we can do to help make changes to immigration policy and to help immigrants in our own communities. You'll learn about: Why immigration is a community effort. Why it's important for immigrants to develop identity separate from. immigration status — and how nonimmigrants can support this process. What the citizenship process looks like. What policies we should be advocating for. The importance of mental health services for immigrants and how our communities can better provide that. How to talk to kids about immigration. 6 Characteristics of a Positive Community Anti-racism is a vital part of EVERY community. It's not something we should silo away from the other communities we are a part of, whether that's your neighborhood, church, PTA, craft circle, fitness group, etc. We should just focus on building healthy communities — where we strive for fairness, communicate when there's friction, embrace freedom of expression and celebrate traditions together. And First Name Basis is here to help you do it! Visit firstnamebasis.org/positivecommunity to get your FREE printable of the 6 characteristics of a positive community, adapted for the podcast from Dr. Nicole Celestine's work. Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr. We are opening the doors to both Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr. on Sept. 20! Parents have been asking for a practical, interactive way to implement the anti-racist strategies that I lay out in the First Name Basis Podcast, so I created Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr.  Ally Elementary is geared toward third-eighth graders, while Ally Elementary Jr. is for the smaller allies in our lives who are in preschool-second grade. During these programs, parents will work together with their children to create a culture of anti-racism in their home. We will use hands-on activities to teach our children about everything from the untold story of how race was created to how they can disrupt racism in their everyday lives to how they can learn more about their individual identity and culture. I am so excited to watch the families in our community make a meaningful transformation and improve their communities through anti-racist action. Click here to join the waitlist for Ally Elementary (for third-eighth graders)  Click here to join the waitlist for Ally Elementary Jr. (for preschool-second graders)   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode Aliento AZ  Jose Antonio Vargas  Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

First Name Basis Podcast
7.1: You Are Not Meant to Do This Alone: The Power of Anti-Racist Community

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 53:09


Anti-racism is meant to be done in community. It makes sense, right? This work is SO important and we need to be sharing it with others in order for change to actually happen. But we also need support in it — especially during the times when it feel like that change is coming at a snail's pace. In this episode, we're talking more about why community is important and how we can go about creating a community in our anti-racist work. You'll learn more about: Why anti-racist community should really just be community and why there shouldn't be a need to separate it out. How community affects both your mental and physical health. The two main reasons why communities form. 6 of the characteristics of positive community.   Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr. We are opening the doors to both Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr. on Sept. 20! Parents have been asking for a practical, interactive way to implement the anti-racist strategies that I lay out in the First Name Basis Podcast, so I created Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr.  Ally Elementary is geared toward third-eighth graders, while Ally Elementary Jr. is for the smaller allies in our lives who are in preschool-second grade. During these programs, parents will work together with their children to create a culture of anti-racism in their home. We will use hands-on activities to teach our children about everything from the untold story of how race was created to how they can disrupt racism in their everyday lives to how they can learn more about their individual identity and culture. I am so excited to watch the families in our community make a meaningful transformation and improve their communities through anti-racist action. Click here to join the waitlist for Ally Elementary (for third-eighth graders)  Click here to join the waitlist for Ally Elementary Jr. (for preschool-second graders)   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode First Name Basis Podcast, Season 5, Episode 4: “Black Lives Matter: How Will You Respond?” with Veronica Chambers First Name Basis Podcast, Season 5, Episode 16: “Age Appropriate Anti-Racism” First Name Basis Podcast, Season 4, Episode 10: “The Memory That I Can't Shake: The Why Behind Ally Elementary” “10 Traits That Make a Positive Community,” by Dr. Nicole Celestine Act Belong Commit “The Roseto Effect: The Amazing Power of Relationships for Heart Health” by Joel Kahn  “Strong communities, wellbeing and resilience,” The King's Fund Live Free Free Creative Grown Up Summer Camp    Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

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AUSD 'The Stablecoin of Polkadot' Just Took a DIVE Down to $0.77cents - Is a HACK or GLITCH to Blame?

GlobalCryptoPress.com - Cryptocurrency News Live

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2022 1:32


Cryptocurrency News Live and Breaking in Real-Time! Current crypto coin prices, analysis, and predictions from the Global Crypto Press Association. https://www.globalcryptopress.com/2022/08/ausd-stablecoin-of-polkadot-just-took.html native platformtweeted

The Dive Down
Episode 186: These Ends Were Made for Living, ft. Chris Castro-Rappl

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 123:49 Very Popular


CCR from MTG Grindcast joins us to talk about all things Living End. On the heels of his RCQ win with the deck, Chris helps us break down the cards, the sickest plays, how to beat common hate strategies, and more! In another classic deck dive and pseudo follow-up to our recent episode on Rhinos, we discuss why the two cascade decks are fundamentally different, even though they share a common core. Chris was the perfect guest for this episode, not only because he's a seasoned podcaster with excellent mic technique, but he's been mastering various shades of Living End for years before Modern Horizons 2 took it to the top of the metagame. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN15 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 10% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" And now receive 8% off your order of paper cards from Nerd Rage Gaming with code "DIVE8" at https://www.nerdragegaming.com/ Timestamps: 5:54 - Housekeeping 10:10 - The Dive Down begins - Living End with CCR! 16:18 - How Living End works 19:38 - The construction of the deck 25:18 - The Cascade engine 30:10 - Using the Cyclers (and a discussion about graveyard hate) 44:20 - CCR's approach to post-board games 46:13 - Back to the Cyclers 49:59 - The Elementals 57:08 - The lands 59:08 - The sideboard 1:09:53 - Strategic tips n' tricks - when to cycle? 1:14:06 - Using Grief 1:21:05 - When to Violent Outburst 1:25:34 - Mulliganing 1:29:04 - Matchups and sideboarding - 4 Color 1:39:46 - Most creature-based decks 1:42:52 - Izzet Murktide 1:47:15 - Other big matchups 1:50:11 - Our overall thoughts on Living End 1:57:52 - Let's talk Chris! 2:01:51 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: https://twitter.com/CCR_Grindcast Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

The Dive Down
Episode 184: These Foots Were Made For Crashing

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 111:35 Very Popular


Temur Rhinos are craschading onto this week's show, in a classic deck dive into the midrangy combo deck. Plus a preview of the upcoming Nerd Rage Series Modern Trial in Mundelein! Stan's been playing a lot of Rhinos lately, and some recent discounts on Force of Negation finally got Shane to pull the trigger on buying the deck. So Dave said "let's do a deck dive!" and in the ensuing practice matches, we discovered an amazing thing... everyone loves playing this deck! We also kick off the episode with some metagame predictions and leaderboard check-in ahead of this weekend's Nerd Rage Series Modern Trial in Mundelein. The Break Down: NRG: Chicago Preview The Dive Down: A Deck We Can All Agree On The Dive Down, cont: Crashing in for the Win Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN15 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 10% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" Timestamps: 1:38 - Housekeeping 6:58 - The Break Down begins: The NRG Modern 10k trial preview 11:48 - The potential NRG metagame 19:48 - What will the season leaders be playing? 23:00 - The Barbers of Seville 25:45 - The Dive Down begins - These Rhinos are Making me Crashy! 31:13 - What is this deck all about? 38:29 - The construction of the deck 42:14 - The interaction 50:50 - Additional threats and interaction 53:58 - Flex spots 58:43 - The sideboard 1:06:37 - Sweet plays and protips 1:10:44 - Keep or mull 1:16:14 - How to tempo your opponent out 1:24:16 - Buying yourself some time 1:28:15 - Matchups 1:37:03 - Sideboards 1:40:00 - Other Rhino variants 1:42:59 - Our takes on Rhinos 1:49:58 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: The NRG Chicago Modern 10k: https://articles.nerdragegaming.com/event/nrg-series-15000-trial-weekend-chicagoland-il/ Crashing Footfalls: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4963081#paper Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

The Dive Down
Episode 183: We Tried: Innovations in Modern Creativity, E Tron, & Prowess

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 91:32 Very Popular


It's another nice week to try new cards and decks in the wide world of Modern. Dave takes another stab at Indomitable Creativity with Gab Nassif's recent list, while Shane assembles a Tron of Eldrazi proportions with the latest prison shell. Meanwhile, Stan chases the dinosaur in search of turn 2 wins with Gruul Prowess. The Break Down: Stan Plays a RCQ The Dive Down: Dave Can't Direct Creativity The Dive Down, cont: Shane Accepts Any Kind of Tron The Dive Down, cont: Stan Finds No Quarter For Prowess Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN15 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 10% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" Timestamps: 5:00 - Housekeeping 11:59 - The Break Down begins - Stan's RCQ 25:15 - The Nation succeeds 27:09 - Bonjour! 30:40 - The Dive Down begins - Dave talks Creativity 53:54 - Shane talks E/Prison Tron 1:12:45 - Stan talks Gruul Prowess 1:29:45 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: 4C Creativity: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4928222#paper Prison Tron: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4961701#paper Gruul Prowess: https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/-0sQpLq8v Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
Creating Change in the Classroom

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 51:21


Classrooms should be places of growth, discovery and change, and as parents and caregivers we need to support teachers in fostering a positive environment for students. And Patrick Harris II is a teacher who knows first-hand how important that is. Patrick is one of my teaching idols, and he recently released a book about being a teacher titled “The First Five: A Love Letter to Teachers,” where he talks about what it looks like to try to make change from within and the importance of creating school communities where our kids feel safe, empowered, loved and encouraged to figure out who they are. Whether you're a teacher, parent or caregiver, this book is one you'll want to read. Patrick is a Black queer writer, storyteller, and middle school humanities teacher. He has won multiple national teaching awards for his leadership and innovation in the classroom. Teaching and creating is only part of who Patrick is. He is a big brother, a cat dad, lover of all things horror, a WWE fanatic and is obsessed with scenic hikes. In this episode, Patrick and I discuss: Why teaching is political. How we can reframe our focus away from what students want to do as a career and instead help them see who they want to be now. Tips for finding a school that fits your family's values. What parents and caregivers can do to support teachers who are trying to make change at school. Press play and I promise your appreciation for teachers and perspective on what a classroom should look like are going to change forever. Bite-Sized Black History Bite-Sized Black History is a program that empowers you to teach the little ones you love about brilliant Black Americans who have been largely overlooked by our history books. We have two different seasons featuring 12 different people in each season, and each season comes with a workbook with illustrations to color and reflection questions to discuss.  Fam Favorites Each week we round up our favorite resources to give you a deeper understanding of the featured episode topic. And Fam Favorites is the only place you can access our mini segment “Ask Jasmine” where I answer one of your pressing questions. Sign up to get Fam Favorites in your inbox! Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode Patrick's book, “The First Five: A Love Letter to Teachers” Patrick's Instagram @presidentpat Patrick's Twitter @presidentpat Patrick's Facebook  Patrick's website Patrick's podcast, The Common Sense Podcast @blackgirlthatreads on Instagram Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

The Dive Down
Episode 180: Life Lessons and Level Ups

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 94:03 Very Popular


Though we do have some frustrations to air at the start of the show, we eventually turn it around to discuss the many ways Magic (the Gathering) has improved our lives. Then we take a brief trip down memory lane to remember how some people improved our Magic playing skills too. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN15 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code THEDIVEDOWN15 Timestamps: 7:38 - Housekeeping 12:32 - The Dive Down begins 14:28 - Leveling up in Magic - Have a plan 29:06 - Having a collective 75 cards 39:51 - Stan on mulligans 45:23 - Do the math 52:47 - Sometimes the best deck isn't for you 59:29 - Don't be ROTty 1:15:35 - The latest Barrister & Mann releases 1:18:43 - Don't tilt 1:29:26 - Appreciate community Links from this week's episode: Limited Resources Episode 57: Tilt Less Win More: https://lrcast.com/limited-resources-57-tilt-less-win-more/ Collins' Tweet: https://twitter.com/collinsmullen/status/1540050234788683779?s=20&t=43m5QektO51r128fOWp3Cw Mason's Tweet: https://twitter.com/masoneclark/status/1539653313335263232?s=21&t=JSJTZV16R3pkSgOUOw8nQ Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

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The Untold Story of 'The Star Spangled Banner'

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 35:05


You probably learned in school all about the story of Francis Scott Key watching the “rockets red glare” and “bombs bursting in air” as a prisoner on a British warship and turning the experience into “The Star Spangled Banner.” But, in reality, there is a lot more to this story than you learned about in history class — and a lot of what you did learn in school was false.  In this replay of one of our Untold Stories episodes, we unpack the man behind “The Star Spangled Banner,” how it became our National Anthem, and whether it truly represents American values. It's the perfect episode to revisit ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. Juneteenth Jubilee Juneteenth was on June 19th, but there is still time to celebrate — in fact, the Fourth of July is a great time to talk about Juneteenth! We have an exciting program to help you celebrate! Juneteenth Jubilee is our brand-new program that gives you everything you need to have a meaningful Juneteenth celebration dinner. It includes a cookbook, a cooking show with my dad, a meal planner, reflection questions and more! Trust me, this is something your family is going to want — both for the yummy food and for the impactful conversations.  Even if you didn't celebrate on the actual day of Juneteenth, it's not too late to take the time to celebrate and reflect. So click here to invest in this resource to create a meaningful celebration for your family! Don't forget to use the code CELEBRATE15 for 15% off your purchase Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode Annotated National Anthem “The Short History of the War of 1812 in Maryland”  “Star Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem” by Jason Johnson  “What So Proudly We Hail,” Documentary from Morgan State University  “Francis Scott Key Opposed ‘Land of the Free'” by Jefferson Morley, Zinn Education Project “Where's the Debate of Francis Scott Key's Slaveholding Legacy” by Christopher Wilson, Smithsonian Magazine “Star Spangled Banner Born From a Drinking Song 200 Years Ago,” NPR “The Fight for the Anthem” by Felicity Knox, Towson University Oscar Stanton De Priest  “Mississippi Lawmakers Pass Resolution Paving Way to Remove Confederate Symbol from State Flag” by Brittany Shammas, The Washington Post Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN  

The Dive Down
Episode 179: 10 Takes on Modern, Pioneer, & Magic

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 99:31 Very Popular


What can Izzet decks in Pioneer play instead of Expressive Iteration? How crazy was the MOCS meta from the weekend? Is Glimpse of Tomorrow a good card in Modern? This week's show answers these questions and more in a format-spanning Dive Down of takes hot and cold. But first, off the top we deliver a little announcement about the future of The Dive Down (nothing big, we swear — but you should listen). Shane doesn't even need Nykthos. Stan can quit cascading any time he wants to. Dave actually seems to get mad about something. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" Timestamps: 10:01 - Housekeeping 13:11 - 1a: Expressive Iteration isn't irreplaceable in Pioneer 19:51 - 1b: EI in Izzet Control 25:52 - 1c: EI in Izzet Phoenix 30:42 - 2: Mono-Green Devotion is good, even without Nykthos 35:57 - 3: Mono-Blue Spirits is solidifying itself, but for how long? 43:44 - 4: Humans might be underexplored in Pio 49:25 - 5: What is there to like, and not like, about Pioneer? 1:02:45 - #smellovision 1:05:14 - 6: The MOCS final 1:17:00 - 7: Stan plays Calibrated Blast 1:21:59 - 8: Stan plays Glimpse Elementals Cascade 1:28:25 - 9: The sad loss of random playables 1:32:52 - 10: Stan plays... Commander? 1:37:47 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: MOCS Modern Decks: https://magic.gg/decklists/2022-magic-online-champions-showcase-season-1-modern-decklists Stan plays Commander on Brainstorm Brewery: https://www.twitch.tv/brainstormbrewery Mono-Green Devotion: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pioneer-mono-green-ramp-2d53d633-2a78-4eb9-a5e7-52ad849c7a82#paper Mono-Blue Spirits: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pioneer-mono-blue-spirits#paper Pioneer Humans: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4895735#paper Calibrated Blast: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-calibrated-blast#paper Glimpse Elementals: https://twitter.com/GR_DONKIN/status/1537259984702124032 Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
We Are Moving Across the Country

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 51:11 Very Popular


We're packing our boxes and leaving the dry Arizona heat for the suburbs of Washington, D.C.! This move has been in the works for two years now, and I can't believe it's finally happening! Carter and I have put a lot of thought into this move and where we want to raise our kiddos, and in this episode we're answering all of your questions about why we're moving. Press play to hear our story! Juneteenth Jubilee Juneteenth was on June 19th, but there is still time to celebrate, and we have an exciting program to help you celebrate! Juneteenth Jubilee is our brand-new program that gives you everything you need to have a meaningful Juneteenth celebration dinner. It includes a cookbook, a cooking show with my dad, a meal planner, reflection questions and more! Trust me, this is something your family is going to want — both for the yummy food and for the impactful conversations.  Even if you didn't celebrate on the actual day of Juneteenth, it's not too late to take the time to celebrate and reflect. So click here to invest in this resource to create a meaningful celebration for your family! Don't forget to use the code CELEBRATE15 for 15% off your purchase Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

First Name Basis Podcast
3 Things Children Need to Know About Slavery

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 45:53 Very Popular


As a Black bi-racial person, learning about slavery growing up was so hard for me for so many reasons — it was traumatizing and heartbreaking to think about the conditions my ancestors lived through, it felt like a burden to be the only Black person in my class and having everyone look to me, and there were so many things that just didn't make sense to me about it, but asking those questions was the last thing I wanted to do.   With Juneteenth coming up this weekend, I've been thinking about slavery and things I wish I would have known when I was a kid, and I realized that there are 3 specific things that I wish an adult would have told me — that none of them did because they probably didn't know it themselves.   So in this episode, I want to help YOU learn those things so you can teach them to the kiddos in your life. Listen in to learn the 3 important truths your kids need to understand about slavery.   Juneteenth Jubilee   Juneteenth is coming up next month, and we have an exciting program to help you celebrate! Juneteenth Jubilee is our brand-new program that gives you everything you need to have a meaningful Juneteenth celebration dinner.   It includes a cookbook, a cooking show with my dad, a meal planner, reflection questions and more! Trust me, this is something your family is going to want — both for the yummy food and for the impactful conversations.    The program is available now! So click here to invest in this resource to create a meaningful celebration for your family!   Don't forget to use the code CELEBRATE15 for 15% off your purchase   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   First Name Basis “What is Juneteenth?”   First Name Basis “Talking To Your Children About Slavery”   First Name Basis “The Untold Story of Christopher Columbus”    “Lies My Teacher Told Me” by James Loewen    Ally Elementary   National Museum of African American History and Culture    Teaching Hard History Podcast created by Learning for Justice    “How The Word Is Passed” by Clint Smith   “30 Fun Things to Do in Nashville With Kids: The Best Family Friendly Attractions” *please note: I am linking this article because I want you to see how terribly they talk about plantation visits, I DO NOT recommend this article   Belle Meade: Historic Site & Winery   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN  

The Dive Down
Episode 178: NRG Modern & Pio: Is 4c 2 Good 4 U?

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 93:48 Very Popular


It's a hot one on The Dive Down this week. We take a deep look at NRG's recent set of Modern and Pioneer Trials in Lansing, Michigan and tackle the big questions about our favorite formats. Is 4c too good for Modern? What can even be done if it is too good? What's happened to Pioneer without Winota and Expressive Iteration? How many words can the three of us get beeped out in one episode? And more! Stan fights through jet lag and still brings the insights. Shane loves talking about bad decks that performed badly. And, finally, Dave gets his comeuppance. The Break Down: An Intro for Our Times The Break Down: NRG Modern: A Format With Great Playstyle Diversity The Break Down: NRG Pioneer: No Alarms and No Surprises, Please Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN15 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" Timestamps: 4:30 - Housekeeping 6:15 - The NRG Lansing Event 9:40 - The NRG Modern overall metagame 15:39 - The Top 64 meta 36:10 - The Top 8 39:07 - Is 4-Color too good? 54:45 - Stan's back, and he smells good 57:30 - The NRG Pioneer metagame 1:02:33 - How the good Pioneer decks performed 1:21:20 - What decks didn't do well? 1:26:30 - The Top 8 1:28:47 - Even more thoughts on Pioneer 1:32:02 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: NRG Modern $10k: https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/View/9604 NRG Pioneer: $5k: https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/View/9605 Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
Your Loving Day Stories 2

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 33:33


I've always thought Mildred and Richard Loving's last name was kismet.   Mildred was a Black woman and Richard was a white man who loved each other, and just wanted to keep on loving each other.    On June 12, 1967, Richard and Mildred Loving won their landmark civil rights case against the state of Virginia. Because of the Lovings, states were no longer permitted to create racist laws that would prevent heterosexual couples from marrying one another because of the color of their skin. Their story is beautiful, powerful and inspiring.   Every year on June 12, we celebrate the Lovings, their love, and the love of interracial couples everywhere. As the product of an interracial marriage who is in an interracial marriage myself, I will be forever grateful for the Lovings.   In this episode you will hear interracial couples from all across the country share the importance of Loving Day and what it means to them and their families. If you're anything like me you'll need a few tissues for this one. And a special thank you to those who sent their stories and shared their love with us. Happy Loving Day!   Juneteenth Jubilee   Juneteenth is coming up next month, and we have an exciting program to help you celebrate! Juneteenth Jubilee is our brand-new program that gives you everything you need to have a meaningful Juneteenth celebration dinner.   It includes a cookbook, a cooking show with my dad, a meal planner, reflection questions and more! Trust me, this is something your family is going to want — both for the yummy food and for the impactful conversations.    The program is available now! So click here to invest in this resource to create a meaningful celebration for your family!   Don't forget to use the code LOVING15 for $15 off your purchase until 6/13/22!   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   First Name Basis Podcast, Season 3, Episode 24, “The Loving Story”   First Name Basis Podcast, Season 3, Episode 25, “Your Loving Day Stories”  Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams,” “Dive Down” by VYEN, and “Blue Dream” by Cheel 

The Dive Down
Episode 177: Ban Reacts, a Dream Hacked, & Some Mid Rakdos

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 136:34 Very Popular


Shane and Dave are totally blindsided by this week's Pioneer bans — especially since they happened after we recorded this ep. But don't worry, we use the power of technology to travel into the past and add a segment of hot reactions and speculation on what's next for Pio. After that, we continue with our regularly scheduled episode breaking down the Modern $10k at DreamHack Dallas and diving into Pioneer's most mid deck — Rakdos Mid! Shane hates all the creatures. Dave loves all the spells. Stan loves having a week off. The Break Down: A Record Scratched — Surprise Pioneer Bans The Break Down: A Modern $10K Where Mill 7-0-1'd The Dive Down: A 14% Meta Share Deck that Wasn't Banned Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN15 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" Timestamps: 4:55 - Housekeeping 9:28 - The Break Down begins - SURPRISE it's some Pioneer bans! 23:18 - What is the impact on Pioneer? 29:16 - The Dallas Dreamhack Modern 10k 31:34 - The top 64 breakdown 41:08 - The top 8 53:51 - Cool Decks, Inc. 1:06:50 - Scent of the Day 1:12:20 - The Dive Down begins - Rakdos Midrange in Pioneer 1:16:02 - What's the deal with Midrange? 1:20:07 - Hand disruption 1:32:45 - Removal 1:41:08 - Creatures 1:57:11 - Planeswalkers 2:06:15 - Strengths and weaknesses 2:14:49 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: Dreamhack Modern 10k down in Dallas: https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/View/10457 Rakdos Midrange in Pioneer: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/pioneer-rakdos-midrange#paper Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
Say This, Not That When Someone Comes Out To You

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 43:52


When a family member or friend chooses to come out to you, it is an extremely vulnerable moment for them, and how you respond is so important.    You may find yourself wondering what should you say that's affirming and loving — and what should you avoid saying that can be harmful.   This week on the podcast, we have Elena Joy Thurston to help talk us through how we can be better allies to our LGBTQ friends, family and neighbors.   Elena Joy is a member of the LGBTQ community and the executive director and founder of the Pride and Joy Foundation, an organization dedicated to reducing the rate of suicide and homelessness in the LGBTQ community by empowering parents and community members with the information and tools they need to be advocates. She also spends a lot of her time giving presentations and workshops about LGBTQ inclusion through her organization Elena Joy Experience.   In this episode, Elena Joy teaches us: Tips about things to say and do when someone comes out to you. Things to avoid when someone comes out to you. What straight people can do to help create safe communities for LGBTQ people. Why Pride Month is important and how families can celebrate.   Having Elena Joy on the podcast to share her insight, wisdom and heart was truly a joy, and I hope you take the time to listen and learn from her as well.   Juneteenth Jubilee   Juneteenth is coming up next month, and we have an exciting program to help you celebrate! Juneteenth Jubilee is our brand-new program that gives you everything you need to have a meaningful Juneteenth celebration dinner.   It includes a cookbook, a cooking show with my dad, a meal planner, reflection questions and more! Trust me, this is something your family is going to want — both for the yummy food and for the impactful conversations.    The program is available now! So click here to invest in this resource to create a meaningful celebration for your family!   Don't forget to use the code LOVING15 for $15 off your purchase until 6/13/22!   Send in your Loving Day submissions!   Loving Day is coming up on June 12th, and I want to celebrate with you!   Loving Day is the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that made interracial marriage for heterosexual couples legal in all 50 states, and I want to make an episode about the significance of Loving Day to those of us in interracial relationships. This means everyone — LGBTQ, straight, dating, married — anyone who loves someone who is a different race than their own.   What I need you to do is record a voice memo that includes three things: Your name Where you are from And the answer to one question: What does Loving Day mean to you?   Send the voice memo to hello@firstnamebasis.org with “Loving Day” in the subject line. If you'd like to include a picture, I would love to share your pictures on Instagram on Loving Day.   The deadline for submissions is June 8, 2022.   I can't wait to hear from you! Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   Elena Joy Thurston's Instagram account @elenajoyspeaks   Elena Joy Thurston's Ted Talk “Conversion Therapy Almost Took My Life, Mindfulness Saved It”   Pride and Joy Foundation's Instagram account @pridejoyfoundation   Pride and Joy Foundation website   Elena Joy Experience website   Pride and Less Prejudice, an organization dedicated to providing access to LGBTQ inclusive books   The Trevor Project   Find your state's nonprofit LGBTQ advocate group. Many of them are named “Equality (insert the name of your state),” such as Equality Utah, Equality California, etc.    Check out our LGBTQ Pride bookshelf on the First Name Basis Bookshop. We linked all the books Elena Joy mentioned in the episode there and many more.   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

The Dive Down
Episode 176: The People's Meta(s): Modern and Pioneer

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 114:51 Very Popular


This week the three friends dive into an examination of not one but two metas — Modern and Pioneer — using some recent 5-0 league decks. We collect em, dissect em, and... tierect (???)... em. You know what we mean... we're placing them into groups and discussing what decks we think are going up, down, and sideways. Dave tries to run through Modern quickly. Stan and Shane dilly dally and then get mad when we don't have as much time as we'd hoped for Pioneer. Dave resists the urge to say I told you so. Please note/CW: this episode starts with a message of a serious nature from the team. Start at Housekeeping if you'd like to skip. The Dive Down: The People's Meta: Modern! The Dive Down, pt.2: The People's Meta: Pioneer! Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" Timestamps: 5:23 - Housekeeping 11:20 - The People's Meta - Modern ed. 16:20 - The mainstream decks of Modern 52:12 - Outside the Modern mainstream 1:09:40 - The People's Meta - Pioneer ed. 1:37:00 - Outside the Pio mainstream 1:43:30 - Some takes on Pioneer 1:53:25 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: Modern League 5/27: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-league-2022-05-27#paper Why it is time to cut Murktide Regent by Michael Rapp: https://blog.cardkingdom.com/why-it-is-time-to-cut-murktide-regent/ Pioneer League 5/23: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/pioneer-league-2022-05-23#paper Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

The Dive Down
Episode 175: Sleeve/Believe/Heave: Streets of New Capenna Edition

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 112:44 Very Popular


The three friends are taking it back to the streets on more time. This week we evaluate three different decks that were improved or created by the addition of SNC to our formats. Shane pods his way through a Naya deck full of combos in Modern. Stan shreds his way through infinite turns in Modern. Dave explains so he's falling short of virtuosity in Explorer. It's a real journey through a few more cards making an impact. Before that, though, we break down the top 8 of NRG Minneapolis where three other friends (of the pod) take the whole thing down. The Break Down: NRG Minneapolis The Dive Down: Combos in Modern! The Dive Down, pt.2: Prowess in Explorer! Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN15" Timestamps: 6:06 - Housekeeping 8:34 - The Break Down - The NRG Team Tournament 11:06 - The Top 8 teams 33:34 - The Top 8 meta 41:45 - It's Soap Time 44:56 - The Dive Down begins - Shane on Naya Combos in Modern 51:45 - The strenghts of the deck 55:08 - The weaknesses of the deck 1:08:55 - Shane's final thoughts 1:12:04 - Stan on Dimir Asmo Food Combo in Modern 1:22:50 - How to turn 3 combo 1:26:16 - Sideboarding with combo decks is hard 1:32:45 - Stan's final thoughts 1:34:48 - Dave on Boros Aggro in Explorer 1:45:27 - Dave's final thoughts 1:49:32 - Wrapping up Links from this week's episode: Modern Naya Combos: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4818579#paper Modern Dimir Asmo Food: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-asmo-food#paper Modern Boros Prowess: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4841502#paper Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
Thoughts, Prayers, AND Action: We Need Stricter Gun Laws

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 28:26 Very Popular


As a former teacher and a mom, I have a recurring nightmare that I'm sure many of you share: a constant, ever-present fear of my children — and any other children — being exposed to or a victim in a school shooting.   It's an ever-present fear because it's an ever-present reality.    And this ever-present reality isn't only happening with school shootings but with gun violence at churches, in grocery stores — in places someone should never have to fear for their life.   We need more than moments of silence and trite words of condolence — we must speak up for real change. We need to feel more than outrage — we must take action. We need to do more than mourn the loss of life — we must fight to preserve life.    In this episode, we will talk about:   How gun safety saves lives. Where you can go to stay up-to-date on current gun safety legislation. What real change we can make in our communities and that we can encourage our lawmakers to adopt.   I hope you'll join me in doing more than just holding your little ones close when these tragedies happen — hold them close then go out and fight to make the world safer for them.   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   Akilah Hughes Twitter    Clint Smith Twitter   “Guns Became the Leading Cause of Death for American Children & Teens in 2020,” Time   “Gun Safety Policies Save Lives,” Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund   “Background Checks on All Gun Sales,” Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund   “Extreme Risk Laws,” Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund   “Secure Gun Storage,” Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund   “Repeal Stand Your Ground Laws,” Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund   “Stop Permitless Carry,” Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund   “Gun Violence Prevention,” National Education Association Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

First Name Basis Podcast
Racism is Built on a Big Fat Lie Pt. 1: Blood Quantum and the One Drop Rule

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 49:39


Think back to when you were a kid. Remember when you'd be playing a game and you were about to make an epic power move or even win the game, and the person you were playing with would suddenly shout, “I HAVE A FORCE FIELD!” They knew they were about to lose, so they changed the rules or made up a new one to make sure they could win. Remember how frustrating that was?   That, my friends, is what racism is: Made up rules to keep the same people (the ones in the dominant culture) always winning.    In today's episode, we're starting the first part of a two-part series where we're breaking down some of the big, obvious examples that show just how big of a lie racism is built on, starting this week with blood quantum and the one drop rule. In this episode, you'll learn:   How race is the product of racism, not the root of it. What it means to be part of the “dominant culture.” The history of determining social status. What the “one drop rule” and “blood quantum” are and how they are used as a tool in white supremacy.    Juneteenth Jubilee   Juneteenth is coming up next month, and we have an exciting program to help you celebrate! Juneteenth Jubilee is our brand-new program that gives you everything you need to have a meaningful Juneteenth celebration dinner.   It includes a cookbook, a cooking show with my dad, a meal planner, reflection questions and more! Trust me, this is something your family is going to want — both for the yummy food and for the impactful conversations.    Click the button below to sign up to be on the waitlist!   Send in your Loving Day submissions!   Loving Day is coming up on June 12th, and I want to celebrate with you!   Loving Day is the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that made interracial marriage for heterosexual couples legal in all 50 states, and I want to make an episode about the significance of Loving Day to those of us in interracial relationships. This means everyone — LGBTQ, straight, dating, married — anyone who loves someone who is a different race than their own.   What I need you to do is record a voice memo that includes three things: Your name Where you are from And the answer to one question: What does Loving Day mean to you?   Send the voice memo to hello@firstnamebasis.org with “Loving Day” in the subject line. If you'd like to include a picture, I would love to share your pictures on Instagram on Loving Day.   The deadline for submissions is June 4, 2022.   I can't wait to hear from you! Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   First Name Basis Podcast Season 3, Episode 26: “What is Juneteenth and How Can I Celebrate?”   First Name Basis Podcast Season 3, Episode 29: “Critical Race Theory In School”   First Name Basis Podcast Season 2, Episode 14: “What is Privilege and What Do I Do With It?”   First Name Basis Podcast Season 5, Episode 5: “Raising Mult-Racial Children” with Dr. Jenn Noble    Learn more about Ally Elementary and join the waitlist at firstnamebasis.org/allyelementary.   “People Are Angry President Trump Used This Word to Describe Undocumented Immigrants,” by Abigail Simon, Time   “Trump: ‘Animals' comment referred to MS-13 gang members,” by Rebecca Morin, Politico   “Immigrants Contribute Greatly to U.S. Economy, Despite Administration's ‘Public Charge' Rule Rationale,” the Center on Budget and Policy   Article about John Punch on Thirteen.org   “How the ‘One Drop Rule' Became a Tool of White Supremacy” by Yaba Blay    “Hypodescent: The ‘One Drop Rule'”    “‘One Drop Rule' Persists” by Steve Bradt   The Code Switch Podcast, “So What Exactly is “Blood Quantum?”   All My Relations Podcast, “Love in the Time of Blood Quantum”   “The ‘One Drop Rule' in America, a story”   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

The Dive Down
Episode 172: Exploring the Streets of New Capenna

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 113:04 Very Popular


Our three friends begin their visit to the Streets of New Capenna with some Explorer, Pioneer, and Modern decks. We take a look at Ob Nixilis, The Adversary and Stan's uncharacteristic BW Blink brew with Getaway Car and Extraction Specialist. The Break Down: New Cards in Pio + Modern Challenges The Dive Down: 20 Mostly Good Minutes on Mob Nixilis Stuff We Forgot: We'll Talk About Ledger Shredder Next Week, Ok? Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Check out our sponsor Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN2022" Timestamps: 3:17 - Housekeeping 11:17 - The Break Down begins - The Pioneer Challenge! 32:09 - Pioneer Cool Decks, Inc 40:16 - The Modern Challenge! 47:05 - Modern Cool Decks, Inc 58:20 - Stan's Razor Digression 1:02:37 - The Dive Down begins - The decks of New Capenna 1:05:55 - Rakdos Midrange in Explorer 1:15:30 - Evaluating Ob Nixilis, the Adversary 1:32:38 - More thoughts on Explorer 1:40:45 - Stan's Pioneer experiments 1:51:15 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4774204#paper Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown

Rumble in the Morning
It is time for a Deep Dive down The Fesshole

Rumble in the Morning

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 7:11


Fesshole 4-28-2022

In The End: There's Always A Disney God
S2 - E45: Dive Down Deep Into Her Sound, But Not To Far Or You'll Drown

In The End: There's Always A Disney God

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 8:39


In This Episode We Will Break Down, the Disney move, frozen 2

The Dive Down
Episode 170: Who Runs the Streets of New Capenna?

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 108:15 Very Popular


The full set of New Capenna has been revealed, so on this week's show we complete our run through of all the cards in the set. We go through the families, argue about how good Luxior is going to be (or not be), try to avoid taking an endless detour as we speculate about Giada, and wonder if there's a shadow of a chance that Shadow of Mortality has what it takes. But before that, we spend some time looking through recent Pioneer results with a focus on Izzet Control. The Break Down: It's Back: Two Pioneer Challenges The Dive Down: Dave Proposes Cards The Dive Down, pt.2: Stan and Shane Reject Cards Check out our NEW SPONSOR, Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN2022" Timestamps: 3:45 - Housekeeping 7:10 - The Break Down begins: Pioneer challenges are back! 10:16 - 4/16 Challenge metagame 10:40 - Izzet Control 18:05 - Mono-G Ramp 22:10 - 4/16 Top 8 and Mono-W Devotion 25:55 - Mono-U Spirits 28:22 - The 4/17 Challenge 34:26 - Some Pioneer thoughts 44:08 - A smelly interlude 47:21 - The Dive Down begins - more Capenna spoilers! 49:17 - Luxior, Giada's Gift 57:47 - Endless Detour 1:02:58 - Rocco, Cabaretti Caterer 1:07:12 - Void Rend 1:10:52 - Urabrask, Heretic Praetor 1:14:27 - Shadow of Mortality 1:20:56 - Patch Up 1:23:10 - An Offer You Can't Refuse 1:25:10 - Unlicensed Hearse 1:29:48 - Giada, Font of Hope 1:33:04 - Tenacious Underdog 1:35:34 - Titan of Industry 1:36:50 - Boon of Safety 1:38:50 - Against the Odds: Aven Heartstabber, Tainted Indulgence 1:42:53 - What cards we want to cast most? 1:46:34 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: 4/16 Pioneer Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/pioneer-challenge-12409669#paper 4/17 Pioneer Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/pioneer-challenge-12409673#paper Faithless Looting's Epic Luxior Thread: https://twitter.com/FaithlessMTG/status/1513621542097334277?s=20&t=O0MEhNqOBhkhOWCMN6D_xA Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown Leave us an audio message: https://www.podinbox.com/thedivedown

The Dive Down
Episode 169: The Families of New Capenna and Old Fort Worth

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 108:08 Very Popular


The Dive Down visits sunny Texas for SCGCON Dallas! We chat about our very first free preview card from Streets of New Capenna, other highlights from the set so far, and our experiences playing paper Magic all weekend. The Break Down: Move Shane Get Out Da Way The Dive Down: Cards in Shards The Wind Down: The Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival Check out our NEW SPONSOR, Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN2022" Timestamps: 3:08 - Housekeeping 7:13 - Our preview card - Out of the Way! 16:07 - The first batch of New Capenna spoilers 16:42 - The common lands 18:31 - Sorry, weird audio glitch! An Offer You Can't Refuse 23:28 - Strangle 26:44 - Grisly Sigil 30:04 - Unlucky Witness 33:21 - A Little Chat 35:31 - Gala Greeters 39:39 - Make Disappear/Rob the Archives 42:54 - Brokers Charm 44:39 - Disciplined Duelist 47:15 - Devilish Valet 49:49 - Mage's Attendant 51:50 - Evolving Door 53:32 - Ob Nixilis, the Adversary 59:30 - Professional Face-Breaker 1:01:31 - Vivien on the Hunt 1:03:58 - Elspeth, Resplendent 1:06:39 - Cut Your Losses 1:08:14 - The Dive Down begins: Our SCGCon Dallas experiences 1:09:32 - Shane and Stan talk FAB, Pioneer, and Modern 1:28:41 - The Dive Down, cont: Dave talks Modern 1:35:22 - Shane and Stan talk Pioneer 1:41:15 - The Modern 30k Meta Links from this week's episode: Our Spoiler video: https://www.youtube.com/shorts/AymuqSbd80U Streets of New Capenna Spoilers: https://scryfall.com/sets/snc?as=grid&order=spoiled The Modern 30k: https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/View/9196 Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown Leave us an audio message: https://www.podinbox.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
What Do I Do When My Child's School Says to Leave Anti-Racism at Home?

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 16:04


I recently received a question from a parent in our First Name Basis fam that boiled down to: what do I do when my child's school says to leave anti-racism at home? I have a hunch that many of you are in a similar situation, or know of a school in your area who would say the same thing. Tune in to learn a few action steps that you can take to partner with your child's school and create an environment where children are embraced, respected, and protected.    This episode is part of our “Ask Jasmine” series. “Ask Jasmine” is a mini podcast segment that we send out to our Fam Favorites email list. Periodically,  I choose one of your questions to answer and share the response with everyone on the list! Click here to sign up for our Fam Favorites email list so that you can get “Ask Jasmine” sent straight to your inbox.    Join Fam Favorites Each week we round up our favorite resources to give you a deeper understanding of the featured episode topic. Fam favorites is the only place you can access our mini segment “Ask Jasmine” where I answer one of your pressing questions. Click here to join for free!   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced In The Episode  First Name Basis Podcast, Season 5 Episode 16: “Age Appropriate Anti-Racism”   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

The Dive Down
Episode 168: A Pre-Travel, Post-Lurrus Meta Deep Dive

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 101:31 Very Popular


The gang is reunited this week for an episode full of new cards, pivot tables, and tournament surprises. We start off with our initial reactions to the new charms spoiled from Streets of New Capenna, and imagine the impact of the complete triome cycle on our favorite formats. Then we go over the results of March's Modern metagame, the Manatraders Modern tournament, and the latest NRG results to analyze the growing and shrinking popularity of various decks in a post-Lurrus metagame. Finally, we wrap up with a Wind Down of our plans for SCG Con Dallas. Turns out... it's technically in Fort Worth! The Break Down: Greetings from New Capena The Dive Down: Greetings from Fort Wayne The Wind Down: Greetings from Dallas/Fort Worth Check out our NEW SPONSOR, Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN2022" Timestamps: 4:59 - Housekeeping 8:50 - We're getting a preview card! 10:59 - Streets of New Capenna early spoilers - The Triomes 18:24 - The Charms - Obscura Charm 22:35 - Maestro's Charm 25:52 - Riveteers Charm 29:23 - Cabaretti Charm 33:03 - The Dive Down begins - March's metagame report 33:30 - The top decks 39:48 - The top cards 43:22 - The most winning decks 46:51 - The NRG Modern 20k 48:30 - The NRG meta 55:50 - The winrates 1:05:55 - The top 8 1:10:15 - The Manatraders Modern event swiss meta 1:14:20 - The best decks of Manatraders 1:17:20 - The top 8 1:23:05 - The Wind Down begins - SCGCon Dallas 1:28:57 - What we are playing in Dallas 1:39:55 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: Streets of New Capenna spoilers: https://scryfall.com/sets/snc?as=grid&order=spoiled The NRG tournament: https://mtgmelee.com/Tournament/View/8591 Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown Leave us an audio message: https://www.podinbox.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
Teaching Children About Ramadan and Islamophobia

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 40:44


Happy Ramadan to all of our Muslim brothers and sisters!   If you are not Muslim, perhaps you've seen Ramadan listed as holiday on your calendar but don't really know what it's all about. Well, here at First Name Basis, we believe the best way to learn about traditions, beliefs and people that are unfamiliar to you is to get on a first name basis with members of that community, so my friend Felicity LeFevre is on the podcast this week to help us learn more!   Ramadan is the Muslim holy month of fasting, which started this year on April 2 and continues until May 1. And while my conversation will leave you with additional insight into why this is such an important holiday to our Muslim friends, this interview goes beyond that to tackle Islamaphobia, which continues to be a disturbing problem throughout the world.   In this episode, you will learn: What Ramadan is What you can do to show support during Ramadan How to talk to your children about Islamophobia Action steps you can take with your family to help stop Islamaphobia    Felicity is Muslim, an artist, a teacher, an illustrator and mother of six children. She was a classroom teacher for 18 years and has taught prekindergarten, kindergarten and high school art. She is passionate about creating education resources and loves to share those resources with teachers around the world. Felicity also recently had her first illustrated book published, “I Can Achieve Anything” by MoNique Waters, and hopes to continue to create books that can positively impact children.   I hope you'll take time to listen and come up with an action plan for what you will do to be in solidarity with the Muslim members of your community.    Ally Elementary & Ally Elementary Jr.    Parents have been asking for a practical, interactive way to implement the anti-racist strategies that I lay out in the First Name Basis Podcast, so I created Ally Elementary — and registration is now open! And we're also excited to announce that we will be launching our new program, Ally Elementary Jr., for kids in preschool through second grade at the same time.   During this five-week program parents will work together with their children to create a culture of anti-racism in their home, and I will be there to guide them every step of the way. We will use hands-on activities to teach our children about everything from the untold story of how race was created to how they can disrupt racism in their everyday lives. I am so excited to watch the families in our community make a meaningful transformation and improve their communities through anti-racist action.   Click here to access the coupon code, just be sure to use it before 11:59pm on April 5th Click here to register for Ally Elementary (3rd-8th graders).  Click here to register for Ally Elementary Jr. (preschool-2nd graders).    Don't wait to register! Registration closes on Friday, April 8th!   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   Felicity LeFevre's Instagram account Felicity LeFevre's Instagram account @palettebyfelicity   Felicity LeFevre's Teachers Pay Teachers site   “I Can Achieve Anything” by MoNique Waters and illustrated by Felicity LeFevre   First Name Basis Bookshop: Featuring Muslim Characters Bookshelf   Monique Waters' Instagram @itsmoniquesworld   Redistribute your resources by giving money to help provide iftar dinner for those in the Muslim community who need help at: Islamic Relief USA, Muslim Aid USA, Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center    Women's History Biography Poster & Coloring Book from Felicity's Teachers Pay Teachers   Asmahan Mashrah's free Ramadan activity book on Teachers Pay Teachers. Or here is a more detailed version you can purchase   Example letters that parents and teachers can use to communicate about Ramadan by the Muslim Educators Collective Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

The Dive Down
Episode 167: The Pro Tour Returns! ft. Dom Harvey

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 113:19 Very Popular


This week Dave got lost in a cave while vacationing, so Dom Harvey joins the show to react and contextualize Wizard's official announcement that the Pro Tour is back! We break down the new competitive organized play systems, how it fits into the casual spike lifestyle, and how it supports Magic's highest level players. We warm up with a break down of some wild weekend top 8s. The Dive Down: Enter the Pyramid The Dive Down, cont: The Road to Regionals The Dive Down, cont: The Life of a World Champion Check out our NEW SPONSOR, Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN2022" Timestamps: 1:55 - Dom's Housekeeping 7:57 - Housekeeping 10:32 - The Break Down begins: The Super Qualifier 24:07 - The Showcase Challenge 40:53 - Cool Decks, Inc - Rakdos Midrange "Blink" 43:56 - The Dive Down begins: The Pro Tour is back! 51:29 - The World Championship 57:21 - Regional Championships and Qualifiers 1:17:41 - The Pro Tour itself 1:27:24 - How do we feel about this? 1:37:58 - What goals can people have now? 1:46:42 - What's missing? 1:50:22 - Find Dom online and closing out Links from this week's episode: Find Dom online: https://linktr.ee/domhrv The Return of the Pro Tour!: https://magic.gg/news/return-of-the-pro-tour-faq Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown Leave us an audio message: https://www.podinbox.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
Age Appropriate Anti-Racism

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 32:50


My dear friends, we have been on this anti-racism journey together for 2.4 years, and it's AMAZING to think about the growth we've gone through together.    Over the course of almost 100 episodes, we've gone from talking about the basic building blocks to more in-depth conversations. And just like we as adults have worked to build up our own understanding of anti-racism, we need to do that for our kiddos too — and we need to do it in a way that is developmentally appropriate.   These conversations need to be happening while our kiddos are young, but that doesn't mean we need to have them drinking out of the fire hose — we need to see where they are and present the concepts in a way that are appropriate for their current understanding, using their language.   So how do you do that? We're here to help! In this episode, you'll learn:   Why we need to be having these conversations and providing the building blocks to our young kiddos. The 4 goals of anti-bias education and how they apply differently to different age groups. More about our two at-home anti-racist education programs — Ally Elementary and Ally Elementary Jr. — and how each can help you creat an anti-racist family culture.   Ally Elementary & Ally Elementary Jr.    Parents have been asking for a practical, interactive way to implement the anti-racist strategies that I lay out in the First Name Basis Podcast, so I created Ally Elementary — and registration is now open! And we're also excited to announce that we will be launching our new program, Ally Elementary Jr., for kids in preschool through second grade at the same time.   During this five-week program parents will work together with their children to create a culture of anti-racism in their home, and I will be there to guide them every step of the way. We will use hands-on activities to teach our children about everything from the untold story of how race was created to how they can disrupt racism in their everyday lives. I am so excited to watch the families in our community make a meaningful transformation and improve their communities through anti-racist action.   Click here to register for Ally Elementary (3rd-8th graders).  Click here to register for Ally Elementary Jr. (preschool-2nd graders).  Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   Season 5, Episode 9: “Don't Wait Until Something Bad Happens To Talk To Your Kids About Race with Dr. Lucretia Berry”   “Conversations With Kids About Race” by Margaret A. Hagerman   “Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves” by Louise Derman-Sparks & Julie Olsen Edwards   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN  

First Name Basis Podcast
Say No To White Feminism & Yes To Intersectionality

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 62:58


Sometimes when white women are at the start of their feminist journey they can get tunnel vision and make choices that ultimately harm Women of Color. Today on First Name Basis I'm joined by Channing Parker & Elise Poll who break down the pitfalls of white feminism and give practical tips for people who are looking to move into a space of anti-racist intersectionality!    Tune in to learn: Channing & Elise's go-to definition of feminism  Common myths about feminism and why they're wrong The difference between white feminism and intersectional feminism  The role that men play in the feminist movement  Examples of what feminism can look like in yoru everyday life    Our guests today are brilliant! Together, Channing and Elise make The Faithful Feminists, an online community and weekly podcast dedicated to providing feminist interpretations of sacred texts, specifically aspects of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' “Come Follow Me” Sunday school manual.   Channing lives in Utah and is an essayist and poet who focuses on spirituality, nature and self-love. She enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her husband, two children and poodle. Elise lives in Arizona, where she teaches communication courses at Arizona State University. She loves asking questions, discussing eminent and liberation theology, reading and music. “We are the girls who save a seat for you on the soft chairs and back up your comments in class, because that is what faith and feminism both do: love one another and make room for everyone.”   Ally Elementary   Parents have been asking for a practical, interactive way to implement the anti-racist strategies that I lay out in the First Name Basis Podcast. So on March 29th Ally Elementary registration opens up again! And we're also excited to announce that we will be launching our new program, Ally Elementary Jr., for kids in preschool through second grade at the same time.   During this five-week program parents will work together with their children to create a culture of anti-racism in their home, and I will be there to guide them every step of the way. We will use hands-on activities to teach our children about everything from the untold story of how race was created to how they can disrupt racism in their everyday lives. I am so excited to watch the families in our community make a meaningful transformation and improve their communities through anti-racist action. To join our waitlist and be notified when registration is open, visit firstnamebasis.org/allyelementary Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode Channing & Elyse's Reading List Listen to The Faithful Feminists Podcast   Listen to Jasmine on the Faithful Feminists Podcast    The First Name Basis Podcast “What is Privilege & What Do I Do With It?”   The First Name Basis Podcast “Cancel Culture Pt 1. Calling In, Calling Out, & Tone Policing”   The First Name Basis Podcast “The Danger of Spiritual Bypassing”   The First Name Basis Podcast “Service, Not Saviorism”  Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

First Name Basis Podcast
Let's Have a Policy Party!

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 13:41


Y'all, I am sooooo excited that I can finally share this with you! It's something that we've had in the works for a while now and something that I've been thinking about for even longer. Since the First Name Basis podcast launched in 2019, I have been amazed at the work you've done in your homes and classrooms. Now it's time to take the next step — to broaden the work we're doing at First Name Basis and take our values into our communities. If you aren't sure how to start, well, that's what Policy Parties are all about!    At each party you'll get to hang out with experts from community-based organizations who will help us understand the issues and give us specific, actionable steps we can take to make our communities more compassionate, inclusive, and anti-racist. Included in this post are some answers to the questions I know you'll be asking about our Policy Parties.   There are two ways to join us for the Policy Parties: Join our Patreon community at patreon.com/firstnamebasis to have access to this Policy Party and all of our future parties!  Click here to join the First Name Basis Patreon Community   Or invest in a one-time Policy Party ticket to have access to the upcoming party! Click here to purchase your ticket   I honestly cannot wait to move into this next phase of allyship with you!  Our first Policy Party will be this Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 pm MT.  We'll be joined by the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. The Florence Project helps immigrants and asylum-seekers understand their rights, obtain access to legal counsel, and receive fair and humane treatment. A representative from the organization will outline the policies affecting immigration today and help us move from laying blame to taking action.    I can't wait to see you there!   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN Song Credit: “Snake on the Beach” by Nico Staf  

First Name Basis Podcast
White Passing: What Does That Mean?

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 54:13


“White passing” and “white presenting” are terms you've probably heard before when people are talking about being multi-racial, but what do they even mean? And where did they come from?   I talked to Dr. Gabriel Cruz, a lecturer in the communications studies department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, about this topic.   Dr. Gabriel A. Cruz received his Ph.D. From Bowling Green State University and focuses his research on intersectional critical race analysis of popular culture as well as white nationalist rhetoric. His work appears in multiple books and journals, as well as his pop-culture podcast “Office Hours With Dr. C.”   I came across Dr. Cruz through the work he shares on TikTok (@dr._c) and Instagram (@gacruz_phd). If you don't follow him already, you should. His videos tackle topics in a way that makes them easy to understand and easy to share with others in your life. I've learned so much from him, both on social media and through this interview.   In this episode, Dr. Cruz explains: Where the term “white passing” comes from. The difference between “white passing” and “white presenting.” How to talk to children about their privilege as “white passing” individuals while also affirming their identity/struggle as someone who is multi-racial. Where white presenting people fit into the conversation about cultural appropriation.     Ally Elementary   Parents have been asking for a practical, interactive way to implement the anti-racist strategies that I lay out in the First Name Basis Podcast. So on March 29th Ally Elementary registration opens up again! And we're also excited to announce that we will be launching our new program, Ally Elementary Jr., for kids in preschool through second grade at the same time.   During this five-week program parents will work together with their children to create a culture of anti-racism in their home, and I will be there to guide them every step of the way. We will use hands-on activities to teach our children about everything from the untold story of how race was created to how they can disrupt racism in their everyday lives. I am so excited to watch the families in our community make a meaningful transformation and improve their communities through anti-racist action. To join our waitlist and be notified when registration is open, visit firstnamebasis.org/allyelementary   Diverse Book Challenge   It's National Reading Month, and we want to help you celebrate!   For years, National Reading Month and Read Across America Day has been celebrated on or near March 2, which is Dr. Seuss' birthday. The day has served not only as a time to encourage children to read, but as a day to honor and revere Dr. Seuss — which, because of his racist work and attitudes, is inappropriate.   The sentiment behind this celebration — fostering a love of reading in children and emphasizing resources available to help facilitate that — has always been and will always be important, but it is time to pivot in how we celebrate this holiday.   First Name Basis is here to help. We've compiled resources to help you and your kiddos celebrate reading with an emphasis on authors and books that encourage inclusivity and highlight diversity.    Trust me, this is a resource you're going to want!   Click here to get the resources sent straight to your inbox.     Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   Dr. Gabriel Cruz's Instagram account (@gacruz_phd)   Dr. Cruz's TikTok account (@dr._c)   Dr. Cruz's podcast “Office Hours With Dr. C” on Apple Podcasts and Spotify    The TikTok video by Dr. C that inspired this episode    Study “Passing for White: A Study of Racial Assimilation in a South African School” (1970)   Study by The National Bureau of Economic Research “The Fluidity of Race: “Passing” in the United States, 1880-1940”  (2015)   Stuart Hall, “The father of modern cultural studies”   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN  

First Name Basis Podcast
Anti-Racism: Where Do I Start?

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 19:41


This episode answers one of the most common questions I receive: Where do I start? Press play if you're taking your first step on your anti-racist journey or if you've been at it for a while and want to bring the people you love along with you. In this episode I share 3 episodes from the First Name Basis archives that will help jumpstart your anti-racist journey.    Copycat Kiddos  I'm making an episode about how our children pick up on our biases without us even noticing. If you have a story about a time when your kiddo copied something that you did/said please complete this submission form so that I can read your story on the episode! Click here to submit your story! Submissions are due on March 18, 2022 firstnamebasis.org/copycat     Ally Elementary   Ally Elementary registration opens up again on March 29, and we're also excited to announce that we will be launching our new program, Ally Elementary Jr., for kids in preschool through second grade at the same time.   To join our waitlist and be notified when registration is open, visit firstnamebasis.org/waitlist.   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode First Name Basis Podcast “Racism 101”  First Name Basis Podcast “What is Privilege and What Do I Do With It?”  First Name Basis Podcast “Oh No! My Child Said Something Racist”  First Name Basis Podcast “Critical Race Theory in Schools”   Race Talk Roadmap   Our Race Talk Roadmap is the tool you need to begin conversations about race and racism with your children! We have a list of three tips for parents of older children and a list of three tips for parents of younger children. Visit firstnamebasis.org/racetalk to get the Race Talk Roadmap sent straight to your inbox.   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

First Name Basis Podcast
Love in a Time of Crisis: Parenting & Activism

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 39:46


When something tragic happens, we often look to those around us — whether it's people we know in real life, people we listen to on the news or people we follow on social media — to help us process and understand what's going on.    And there's a phrase I've seen pop up over and over again among influencers (specifically white people on social media who consider themselves parenting experts) that makes me want to lose my mind.   “What you need to be doing right now is loving your children.”   Don't get me wrong: Loving your family is and always will be important. But when they say that, are they encouraging you to do anything differently than what you are already doing? To change anything? To take action to make the world a better place?   If your favorite parenting expert is telling you to do nothing and you believe them, you're selling yourself short.    What I want to help you see through this episode is loving your family and activism go hand in hand. You have so much power to model what it means to be an activist, to teach your children to make a difference and to invite them to take action right along with you — all of which is one of the best things you can do for these little humans that you love so dearly.   Diverse Book Challenge   It's National Reading Month, and we want to help you celebrate!   For years, National Reading Month and Read Across America Day has been celebrated on or near March 2, which is Dr. Seuss' birthday. The day has served not only as a time to encourage children to read, but as a day to honor and revere Dr. Seuss — which, because of his racist work and attitudes, is inappropriate.   The sentiment behind this celebration — fostering a love of reading in children and emphasizing resources available to help facilitate that — has always been and will always be important, but it is time to pivot in how we celebrate this holiday.   First Name Basis is here to help. We've compiled resources to help you and your kiddos celebrate reading with an emphasis on authors and books that encourage inclusivity and highlight diversity.    Trust me, this is a resource you're going to want!   Click here to get the resources sent straight to your inbox.   Ally Elementary   Ally Elementary registration opens up again on March 29, and we're also excited to announce that we will be launching our new program, Ally Elementary Jr., for kids in preschool through second grade at the same time.   To join our waitlist and be notified when registration is open, visit firstnamebasis.org/waitlist.   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   First Name Basis Podcast, Season 3, Episode 20: “5 Tips for Talking to Children About News”   First Name Basis Podcast, Season 2, Episode 6: “The Untold Story of Dr. Seuss”   First Name Basis Podcast Season 2, Episode 5: “A Conversation With My Dad About Black History Month” with my dad Ken Clark   First Name Basis Podcast, Season 2, Episode 26: “My Working Mom: Chasing Her Dreams” with my mom Dr. Leslie Telfer   First Name Basis Podcast, Season 3, Episode 17: “Ask Dr. Leslie Telfer (aka my mom)”   First Name Basis Podcast, Season 3, Episode 15: “A Survival Guide for Women in Male-dominated Fields” with my sister, Nina Clarke-Telfer   First Name Basis Podcast, Season 3, Episode 21: “How to Teach Media Literacy to Our Children”   “How to Raise a Reader” by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo of The New York Times   “Role Model the Behavior You Want to See From Your Kids” by Amy Morin   Support Ukrainian People With Disabilities in Crisis   Comprehensive List of Various Resources for Supporting Ukraine and for Ukrainians Fleeing During the Crisis   Lost and Found Club   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN

The Dive Down
Episode 163: Talking Magic in Trying Times

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 105:13


It's been a trying week. We needed a break. So this week, we're going to keep it positive by taking some time to discuss what we've been enjoying in Magic and beyond. It's a bit of a grab bag — we talk about the MOCS, Slogurk, Creativity, Oni-Cult, paper magic, hanging with Stan, hanging with Shane, and more. Stan gets a trophy. Dave loses creatively. Shane finds a deck he thinks is cool. We'll also be donating the proceeds of this week's episode to Trans Lifeline (https://translifeline.org/) and the UN Refugee Agency (https://www.unhcr.org/). The Break Down: Good Things in MOCS The Dive Down: Good Things in Modern The Dive Down, pt2: Good Things in Magic Check out our NEW SPONSOR, Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN2022" Timestamps: 5:39 - Housekeeping 9:41 - The Break Down: The MOCS 15:29 - What makes GDS so good? 21:36 - The power of Lurrus 29:29 - Saturday's Modern Challenge 34:12 - The top 8 38:40 - The Super Qualifier top 8 42:40 - Are we banning Lurrus? 46:00 - A brief diversion 48:52 - The Dive Down begins - Stan likes Standard 54:10 - Dave plays Limited 1:00:31 - A mini deck tech on Aspiringspike's Rakdos Anvil in Modern 1:09:41 - Other Aspiringspike thoughts on Modern 1:11:20 - Stan 5-0's with Temur Slogurk 1:19:38 - Dave playing Indominatable Creativity 1:28:10 - Stan getting better at Magic 1:35:25 - Non-Magic things that bring us joy 1:43:40 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: The MOCS: https://magic.gg/events/2021-magic-online-champions-showcase-season-3 Saturday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12392345#paper The PTQ: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-super-qualifier-12392317#paper Spike's Oni-Cult VOD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jlf1Ay6bWI&ab_channel=Aspiringspike Stan's Slogurk Deck: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4647667#paper Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown Leave us an audio message: https://www.podinbox.com/thedivedown

The Dive Down
Episode 162: Sleeve/Believe/Heave: Neon Dynasty pt.2 Ed.

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 104:05


Turns out that sleevin' neon is so fun we had to do it for a second week. So here it is — three or four or maybe more new decks that feature cards from Neon Dynasty including Modern Assault Loam with Boseiju (and Slogurk!), Modern Death & Taxes with Boseiju, Pioneer Auras with Light-Paws, and Pioneer Burn with Reinforced Ronin. But before we state them and rate them, we first go through last weekend's Modern Showcase Challenge and discover many shades of innovation in... red... and... white? Dave has boeuf sweats. Stan believes it's slime time now. Shane plays a deck he hates... again. The Break Down: A Spicy Showcase The Dive Down: Boseiju Loam, Boseiju Taxes, Light-Paws, Pio Burn, and Others The Wind Down: 5 Minutes about Shane and Flesh and Blood Check out our NEW SPONSOR, Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN2022" Timestamps: 3:32 - Housekeeping 6:40 - The Break Down: Modern Challenge Funtime 21:03 - The top 8 31:10 - A small diversion 34:50 - The Dive Down begins: S/B/H, Cool Cards Ed. 36:45 - Stan on Slogurk Oozing time 51:10 - Stan on Liquimetal Ponza 54:13 - Shane on Selesnya Taxes ft. Yorion 1:11:51 - Dave on Light-Paws Auras 1:28:35 - Shane on Shrapnel Blast Burn 1:34:35 - Shane's Flesh and Blood ProQuest 1:41:25 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: Modern Showcase Challenge: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/mtgo-standings/modern-showcase-challenge-2022-02-20 Temur Slogurk: Assault Loam: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4614095#paper Temur Liquidmetal Ponza: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4616201#paper Selesnya Taxes: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4621930#paper Light-Paws Auras: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4620131#paper and https://twitter.com/masoneclark/status/1493478580940156928?s=20&t=UEobUZhWlLmEQeVdwxQbZQ Ronin Burn: https://twitter.com/FelixSloo/status/1492313643962281989?t=blBSVeie85VXmdWpiRgErw&s=19 Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown Leave us an audio message: https://www.podinbox.com/thedivedown

The Dive Down
Episode 161: Sleeve/Believe/Heave: Fun With Artifacts ed.

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 104:52


Turns out that Neon Dynasty may have had a little more impact on our formats than we originally anticipated. The reason why? Why, it's (mostly) thanks to Magic's favorite no-downside card type: Artifacts. Tune in as we try out builds of Urzaful/Urzaless Affinity and UW Hammer in Modern, Vehicle Tribal in Historic, and a whole new Ensoul Artifact build in Pioneer. But first, we take a look across 3 high level Modern MTGO events from the weekend. Dave asks for forgiveness. Shane withholds a harsh judgement. Stan gets chipped. The Break Down: Not many NEO cards in the Challenges The Dive Down: NEO cards in Leagues: Vehicles, Affinity, and Ensoul The Dive Down, cont: Stan's New Love: 4-0in' Prelims Check out our NEW SPONSOR, Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN2022" Timestamps: 2:56 - Housekeeping 7:30 - The Break Down begins - Saturday's Challenge with NEW cards! 18:13 - The Sunday Challenge 25:25 - The Modern PTQ 30:25 - Some tournament takeaways 35:34 - A fun diversion 38:10 - The Dive Down begins - S/B/H Artifacts Ed. 40:20 - Shane with Historic Vehicles 57:02 - Dave on Modern Affinity 1:09:44 - Dave on Modern Vehicles 1:18:04 - Stan on Azorius Hammertime 1:31:34 - Stan on Ensoul Artifact 1:40:55 - Oni-Cult Anvil, briefly 1:43:15 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: Saturday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12387446#paper Sunday's Challenge: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12387452#paper Sunday's PTQ: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-premier-12387425#paper Historic Vehicles: https://twitter.com/jaredfarris/status/1491972071404052481?s=20&t=ITEHIewCd0CHmRVSBee6Xg Spike's Consulate Dreadnaught Affinity: https://www.streamdecker.com/deck/ou3s6zIwy SpiderSpace Affinity: https://twitter.com/SpiderSpaceMTG/status/1492623539773394944?s=20&t=qGj6nPhmn6AhDrLdDAknNw Azorius Hammertime: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4613330#paper Pioneer Ensoul Artifact: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4614011#paper Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown Leave us an audio message: https://www.podinbox.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
White Children & Uncomfortable History: What Do We Do?

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 38:01


Since the push for anti-racism has become more mainstream some white children (and adults) are learning about the true history of the United States for the very first time. This has proven to be pretty dang uncomfortable for them. So uncomfortable that state legislatures have created bills that would allow white parents to sue the school if the history lessons their children learn make them feel uncomfortable. Most of us can see that this is not the right move, but what should we do when it comes to teaching white children the truth? Press play to learn what white children need to understand in order to respond to the uncomfortable truths they are facing.    Bite-sized Black History  Bite-sized Black History is a program that empowers you to teach the little ones you love about brilliant Black Americans who have been largely overlooked by our history books. We featured 12 different people in Season 1 of the program and are featuring 12 all new Black Americans in Season 2. Season 2 is live, invest today! Buy Bite-Sized Black History!   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   First Name Basis Podcast: “A Conversation With My Dad About Black History Month”   “Florida seeks to block uncomfortable themes in schools. Its history is full of them,” Washington Post   First Name Basis Podcast: “Critical Race Theory in School”   “Florida bill bans businesses and schools from making anyone feel guilt about race” by Greg Allen, NPR   “White Supremacy Culture” by Tema Okun   “The Milgram Shock Experiment” by Saul McLeod, Simply Psychology    First Name Basis Podcast: “What Is Privilege & What Do I Do With It?”   First Name Basis Podcast: “Can We Talk About White Privilege?”    First Name Basis Podcast: “Using Your Culture to Build Your Child's Sense of Self” Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN  

First Name Basis Podcast
The Untold Story of Rosa Parks

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 42:01


What did you learn about Rosa Parks growing up? You may have learned, like I did, that she was a tired seamstress on her way home from work and when a bus driver asked her to give up her seat to a white person it was the last straw so she decided not to stand. Well she was a seamstress, but the true story is so much more exciting than that. Rosa Parks was a high ranking member of the NAACP and her actions were not only planned but part of a larger, multi-organizational strategy. In this episode we talk about all of the events leading up to Ms. Parks' fateful decision, and one of the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Claudette Colvin.    Bite-sized Black History  Bite-sized Black History is a program that empowers you to teach the little ones you love about brilliant Black Americans who have been largely overlooked by our history books. We featured 12 different people in Season 1 of the program and are featuring 12 all new Black Americans in Season 2. Season 2 is live, invest today! Buy Bite-Sized Black History! Montgomery Bus Boycott-Stanford    Claudette Colvin: The 15 Year Old Who Came Before Rosa Parks   Before Rosa Parks There Was Claudette Colvin (NPR)   An Interview with Attorney Fred Gray    Bus Boycott Took Planning, Smarts   Browder v Gayle   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN  

The Dive Down
Episode 159: A Dynasty of Neon Spoilers, Vol. 1

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 98:59


It's time to head back to Kamigawa in the latest set... our Neon Destiny. I mean Density. I mean Dynasty. We take a look at cards from the first batch of spoilers we think are good in Modern, Historic, Pioneer, or just plain good! Before that, we break down the ManaTraders January Pioneer tournament. Intro: Green Socks Filled With Money The Break Down: Closing the Book on Pioneer The Dive Down: You're My Density Check out our NEW SPONSOR, Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN2022" Timestamps: 2:23 - Housekeeping 8:02 - The Break Down - Manatraders Pioneer January! 17:32 - The Top 8 and our thoughts on Pio 28:00 - The Dive Down begins - the mechanics of Kamigawa 39:07 - Let's talk cards! Boseju, Who Endures 50:28 - Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance 53:00 - Lion Sash 59:40 - The Reality Chip 1:04:26 - The Wandering Emperor 1:12:08 - Invoke Calamity 1:16:06 - March of Otherworldly Light 1:20:53 - Azusa's Many Journeys 1:23:58 - Secluded Courtyard 1:26:10 - Hotshot Mechanic 1:27:33 - "Procession of Joy" 1:31:19 - Lizard Blades 1:32:28 - Life of Toshiro Umezawa 1:35:11 - Mooncircuit Hacker 1:36:40 - Closing out Links from this week's episode: The decks and metagame of the ManaTraders Pioneer Tournament: https://pastebin.com/A6P4Dzs9 The Mechanics of Neon Dynasty: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/kamigawa-neon-dynasty-mechanics-2022-01-27 Neon Dynasty spoilers: https://scryfall.com/sets/neo?order=set&as=grid Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown Leave us an audio message: https://www.podinbox.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
5.6 How to Celebrate Black History Month with Children

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 34:43


  Bite-sized Black History  Bite-sized Black History is a program that empowers you to teach the little ones you love about brilliant Black Americans who have been largely overlooked by our history books. We featured 12 different people in Season 1 of the program and are featuring 12 all new Black Americans in Season 2. Season 2 is live, purchase today! Buy Bite-Sized Black History! Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN  

The Dive Down
Episode 158: We Thought There Would Be Bans, ft. SpiderSpace

The Dive Down

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 109:07


With Dave off this week, we are joined by streamer, former guest, and co-host of Mishra's Babble, SpiderSpace! In the Break Down we talk about the (lack of) bans in Modern, then dive deep into the Modern Super Qualifier and SpiderSpace's second place finish. We then head into the Dive Down to discuss our recent play experiences, and in the Wind Down talk about the somber announcement from SCG of their ceasing their competitive content coverage. The Break Down: Companions Live On The Dive Down: And Spider Made the Finals! The Wind Down: But Star City Though... Check out our NEW SPONSOR, Barrister and Mann! https://www.barristerandmann.com/ Use code THEDIVEDOWN2022 for 15% off your first order of some incredible fragrances, soaps, beard oils, and more. Become a citizen of The Dive Down Nation!: http://www.patreon.com/thedivedown Get 15% off your first 2 months of ManaTraders! https://www.manatraders.com/?medium=thedivedown and use code "THEDIVEDOWN2022" Timestamps: 4:34 - Housekeeping 7:20 - The Break Down begins - No bans in Modern! 17:16 - Analyzing the WOTC tea leaves 28:58 - Potential future unbannings 32:40 - What do we want unbanned? 39:25 - Saturday's Modern Showcase Challenge, ft Spiderspace! 1:02:21 - Cool Decks, Inc - Boros Brought Back 1:05:51 - The Dive Down begins - Spiderspace's lamenting 1:17:55 - Stan's smashing 1:23:30 - Shane's losing 1:30:45 - The Wind Down: But Star City Though... Links from this week's episode: January 25th B&R Announcement: https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/january-25-2022-banned-and-restricted-announcement Find Gabe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SpiderSpaceMTG Saturday's Super Qualifier: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/tournament/modern-challenge-12377842#paper Our opening music is Nowhere - You Never Knew, and our closing music is Space Blood - Goro? Is That Your Christian Name? Watch us stream our episodes every Sunday night at 8pm Central: https://www.twitch.tv/thedivedown_shane email us: thedivedown@gmail.com (mailto:thedivedown@gmail.com) twitter: https://twitter.com/thedivedown Leave us an audio message: https://www.podinbox.com/thedivedown

First Name Basis Podcast
5.5 Raising Multi-Racial Children

First Name Basis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 60:39


Growing up as a mult-racial child, I often felt my racial identity shifting and developing — heck, even as an adult I do!   Navigating what it means to be mult-racial continues to be a journey for me, which is why I was so excited to be able to interview Dr. Jennifer Noble.   Dr. Jenn, as she's known online, is a licensed psychologist, parent coach and associate professor of psychology, who shares her expertise both in her private practice in Los Angeles and online. She focuses on identity and mixed race experience as she works with mixed race teens, BIPOC women and other marginalized groups.   In our conversation, we discuss: The experience many multi-racial children have of shifting identity development. How parents can help their multi-racial children prepare to answer questions about their identity. Affirming identity in the face of other people's assumptions. How terminology can change based on where the mixed race person is in their identity journey, Building resilience in kids and their parents through open communication.   I hope any of you listeners out there who are multi-racial or raising multi-racial kiddos leave listening to this conversation feeling like you can be more fully connected to your family and your identity. And for anyone who is mono-racial, I hope this gives you a better understanding of how you can support the multi-racial people in your life. Bite-sized Black History  Bite-sized Black History is a program that empowers you to teach the little ones you love about brilliant Black Americans who have been largely overlooked by our history books. We featured 12 different people in Season 1 of the program and will feature 12 all new Black Americans in Season 2. And, if you missed Season 1, both seasons will be available for purchase.   Articles, Studies, & Podcasts Referenced in the Episode   Dr. Jenn's website, which includes information about Mixed Life Academy   Dr. Jenn's Instagram account @drjennpsych   Dr. Noble's therapy practice website   Multi-racial Bill of Rights by Dr. Maria Root   “One Drop of Love” by Fanshen Cox   “50 Experiences of Racially Mixed People” by Dr. Maria Root     Video of a mom in England giving her son a shirt to tell him he's leaving the school where he's been bullied   Song Credit: “Sleeper” by Steve Adams” and “Dive Down” by VYEN  

Women With an Effed Up Mind
Dive Down The Rabbit Hole: PFC LaVena Johnson.

Women With an Effed Up Mind

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 41:28


PFC LaVena Johnson was only 19 years old when she was murdered in Iraq. One of the biggest cover ups in the military, yet her family still can't find justice after 15 years. Why is that? How was the Army able to rule this a suicide STILL? How are people not more upset and talking about this just as much as we are Vanessa Guillen? Dive into this rabbit role with Lani and I and let's bring justice for this family. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/itseffedup/message