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Katie's Crib
Yvonne Strahovski Talks The Handmaid's Tale, Raising Two Boys, & Roe v. Wade

Katie's Crib

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 65:59


“The Handmaid's Tale” star Yvonne Strahovski joins Katie Lowes to chat about the pregnancies and labors of her two boys, work-life balance, and her thoughts on Roe v. Wade.    Yvonne describes the moments when she found out she was pregnant, and how her first labor was different from her first. She also went into detail about how the transition was for her to go from having one child to two, and how she was able to juggle responsibilities while filming on set.   Plus, speaking of “The Handmaid's Tale,” what was Yvonne's reaction when she heard about Roe v. Wade? Listen in for the answer.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Go Love Yourself
Maintaining Friendships and Best Ever Roast Dinners

Go Love Yourself

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 45:43


It's been a while since we chatted just the two of us, so this week we're having a big catch up and answering all your questions! We're talking everything from embracing your body during sex to the food we'd want to eat forever. Plus our friendship nearly breaks down over The Handmaid's Tale...

Movies - A Podcast About the Act of Cinema
E222: The Handmaid's Tale (1990)

Movies - A Podcast About the Act of Cinema

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 87:14


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The Non-Prophets
The Non-Prophets 21.32 08-07-2022 with Cynthia McDonald, Teo el Ateo, Kelley Laughlin, and Malty

The Non-Prophets

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 76:11


The Non-Prophets, Episode 21.32 airing Sunday, August 7, 2022 featuring Cynthia, Mateo, Kelley and Malty.This week on The Non-Prophets we wanted to give you a little warning. You should always Watch out for Those Robber Alien cats! You never know when they are going to take over your area and steal all that you hold dear. At least until the insurance adjuster comes, but I am getting a head of myself. We have a powerhouse cast with Cynthia McDonald leading the charge with Teo el Ateo, Kelley Laughlin, and Malty. Let's get into it!For our first segment we look into Pope Francis' apology tour and see how it's going. So how are things going Frankie! Wait, why are you in a native headdress? Oh Frankie! Well can't wait till next year when Pope Francis does an apology tour to apologize for this apology tour. Hopefully he doesn't go in black face…Up next, THIS IS A STICK UP! A Prosperity Pastor gets robbed of all his jewelry while he is giving a sermon! Hundreds of dollars… no wait, thousands of dollars… What? $1 million dollars of jewelry has been reported to their insurance agency. Now we can't say it is fraud. We just look into some other shady dealing this pastor has had a history of.Previously, on The Handmaid's Tale. Oh wait sorry, this is just Kenneth Copeland coming out with a “Watchman Decree”. Oh and it is fully canon with Christofacists. Well thankfully we don't have any of those in positions of power right? This is a scary one viewer discretion is advised.Last segment this week we have a close encounter of a fury kind as science has figured out what all us dog people have known for years. Cats, with their murder mittens are IN FACT an invasive species! You heard it here first! Those jerk demons will worm your way into your home promising a mouse free lifestyle, but soon they are knocking water off your table and plotting the downfall of the human race!We also get a little bit of viewer mail which we read for your enjoyment. Send us more and hear your words come out from our amazing hosts!This about wraps it up for this week's show which you can find premiering Sunday at 3:00 PM central. See you there!Segment 1: Pope Watch! - Pope's Cosplay plus gets strong reactionsMateo LeadsPope in headdress stirs deep emotions in Indian Country https://bit.ly/3dcoTYsTribal leaders, members react to pope's apology on schools https://bit.ly/3SywTDiSegment 2: Prosperity Pastor gets plucked - Malty Leads NYPD: Preacher, wife robbed of $1M in jewelry during sermon https://bit.ly/3QmVJErBrooklyn pastor says he and his wife were robbed of more than $1 million in jewelry while preachinghttps://cnn.it/3p0Y7oCSegment 3: Shit Internet Apologist Say… ‘Watchman Decree' is new canon for Christofacists - Cynthia LeadsThe ‘Watchman Decree' is a scary vision of Christian nationalism in action https://bit.ly/3dbFVGmKenneth Copeland's Christofacist "Watchman Decree" is straight out of The Handmaid's Tale https://bit.ly/3vJ1d4kSegment 4: Strange But True…Close Encounter of the Fury Kind - Kelley LeadsScientists Just Classified Cats as an "Invasive Alien Species." Here's Why. https://bit.ly/3vJdDt4Cats are an invasive alien species, claims Polish scientific institute https://bit.ly/3QqQtzODon't like ads? Consider becoming a patron for commercial-free episodes: http://tiny.cc/patreonnp We welcome your comments on the thread for this show. ► http://tiny.cc/fbnp► Contact us with questions or news stories at: nonprophets@atheist-community.org

B Inspired
Just say NO! to Banning Books!

B Inspired

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2022 26:15


In this episode--the 4th in a series exploring the value of books often found on lists of books to be banned from public school libraries and curriculum--Craig Bennett, Bob Wood, and host Jane Stahl offer insight into what folks have found disturbing and the value of a few books that made them think and question life as they knew it: John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, the Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, and dystopian novels George Orwell's 1984, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Lis Lowry's The Giver, and Madeleine L'Engle's Wrinkle in Time are among those discussed. 

FunX Bingewatch
#193 - Apple TV+ komt met rampenfilm-achtige serie over orkaan Katrina.

FunX Bingewatch

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 62:19


Elisabeth Moss - die van The Handmaid's Tale - gaat in een nieuwe serie spelen van de maker van Peaky Blinders. Game Of Thrones geeft jou de mogelijkheid om je eigen draak op te voeden. Jochgem keek alvast naar de nieuwe Apple TV-serie Five Days At Memorial. Dat - en nog veel meer - hoor je in een nieuwe editie van FunX Bingewatch.

ProLife Podcast
"Handmaids" Actress has normal desire to be a Mom

ProLife Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 36:56


In this episode of the Pro-Life Podcast we break down the hottest new topics: Is the “Handmaid's Tale” actually Pro-Life? An actress from the show calls out Hollywood for shaming young mothers. Two men describe their search for an egg donor like they're picking a pet dog. And we discuss the heartbreaking story of the 10-year old Ohio child who was raped and victimized again by abortion. 0:00 Intro 1:06 Handmaid's tale actress wants to have a family 8:45 Two men describing their demeaning search for an egg donor 17:30 Upcoming events and information 18:35 10 year old rape victim 31:55 Our amicus letter to the Texas Supreme Court Disturbing video of two men describing their demeaning search for an egg donor: https://notthebee.com/article/if-you-want-to-have-second-thoughts-about-surrogacy-listen-to-these-two-men-describe-their-surrogate-like-theyre-picking-out-a-dog-in-a-pet-store Related article, couple sues fertility clinic because they did not want a daughter: https://texasrighttolife.com/couple-sues-fertility-clinic-because-they-did-not-want-a-daughter/ 10 year old rape victim Why are we ignoring that the abortionist lied to protect the 10-year-old's rapist? https://notthebee.com/article/why-are-we-ignoring-that-the-abortionist-lied-to-protect-the-10-year-olds-rapist Illegal Alien Accused of Raping 10-Year-Old Girl Will be Held Without Bond https://www.lifenews.com/2022/07/28/illegal-alien-accused-of-raping-10-year-old-girl-will-be-held-without-bond/ Donate now to support us and keep our efforts going: https://TexasRightToLife.com/Stand Fight big tech censorship and sign up for direct alerts! Text PROLIFE to 40237 By providing your phone number, you are joining a recurring text messaging program for TXRTL. Msg&data rates may apply.

Ghouls Next Door
The Handmaid's Tale: Margaret's Warnings

Ghouls Next Door

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 80:45


Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is a harrowing near-future story that serves as a cautionary tale. We are like frogs slowly boiling in the water, what will it take to finally make moves to fight back? However, this warning seems to serve a very specific brand of woman. Ghouls discuss the impact of the book but also the negative effects of having such an important piece of literature that lacks intersectionality. Gabe unpacks the messaging of the book while Kat discusses real-world horrors that have inspired and should have inspired the work. Book Synopsis: 6:00 - 22:26 (skip to avoid storyline spoilers). Sources in this Episode: Race, Intersectionality, and the End of the World: The Problem with The Handmaid's Tale Feminism Must Be Intersectional or It's Just an Arm of White Supremacy N. Carolina Bill Proposing Women Who Get Abortions Be Executed Sparks Fury Why Comparing 'Roe v Wade' Overturn to Handmaid's Tale is Problematic Bodies and Sexuality in Gilead: A Queer Ecofeminist Reading of the Handmaid's Tale The Racist and Sexist History of Keeping Birth Control Side Effects Secret Feminism Must Be Intersectional or It's Just an Arm of White Supremacy Yes, Women Could Vote After The 19th Amendment — But Not All Women. Or Men Further Reading on Handmaid's Tale: For black women, The Handmaid's Tale's dystopia is real—and telling - Macleans.ca What can The Handmaid's Tale teach us about intersectionality in institutional life? 'The Handmaid's Tale' and the History & Future of Queer Oppression Margaret Atwood on What ‘The Handmaid's Tale' Means in the Age of Trump --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-ghouls-next-door/support

Let's Talk About Stuff!
260. Flatware is Plates

Let's Talk About Stuff!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 114:25


Guess what, fine people? We're 5! That's right. Five years ago on August 3, 2017, we embarked on this stupid podcast odyssey and we're still here! Thanks for hearing our fun bullshit over the years. We discuss these awesome topics today: McDonald's spicy chicken sandwich, dad jokes, BuzzBallz, Top Gun (1986), The Hunger Games quadrilogy, The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu), The Monster on the Hill (comic), Rumble (Paramount+ movie), RRR (Netflix), My Blue Heaven, We Don't Kill Spiders (Scout Comics/Black Caravan), Players (Paramount+), and we finally got to see our friend Mitch's movie THE DRUID'S HAND! Check out THE DRUID'S HAND: https://www.instagram.com/thedruidshand Go here to get some LTAS Merch: http://tee.pub/lic/huI4z_dwRsI Email: LetsTalkAboutStuffPodcast@gmail.com Follow us LTAS social media! Twitter: https://twitter.com/LTASpod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ltaspod/?hl=en Steven's links: Twitter - https://twitter.com/StevenFisher22 Letterboxd - https://letterboxd.com/stevenfisher22/ Brent's links: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BrentHibbard Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brenthibbard/?hl=en A 5-Star rating on your podcast app is appreciated! And if you like our show, share it with your friends! T-SHIRT CANNON FOR YOUR TURDS.

I Doubt It with Dollemore
#817 – “Predatory Lottery, Schumer-Manchin Deal, Assault Weapons Ban, A$$hole of Today feat. WV's Chris Pritt, and Takin' Care of Biz feat. WV's Addison Gardner.” 

I Doubt It with Dollemore

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 56:15


Jesse and Brittany discuss the recent lottery winner in Illinois and suggest a great cause they could support if they happened to be a listener, listener voicemails and emails related to sharing abortion and miscarriage stories in the media and why people do not support Handmaid’s Tale imagery in protests, the new deal on health and... The post #817 – “Predatory Lottery, Schumer-Manchin Deal, Assault Weapons Ban, A$$hole of Today feat. WV’s Chris Pritt, and Takin’ Care of Biz feat. WV’s Addison Gardner.”  appeared first on I Doubt It Podcast.

Chick-Lit
5.02: "A World Full of Peter Pettigrews..." ("The Handmaid's Tale": Chapters "Night" & "Shopping")

Chick-Lit

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 97:09


This week, we begin our journey into the first few chapters of "The Handmaid's Tale!" Join the girls as they discuss the first two sections: "Night," and "Shopping." Karyn also attempts to combat Twitter misinformation, Aubree speaks about the absolute toxicity of America's Next Top Model, and Karyn tells yet ANOTHER Bible story, just for fun. We may start drinking again, this book is gonna be way too real! Grab your drink of choice and join the girls for their bold foray into a dystopian theocracy! (A fictional one, that is...)

The Brian Lehrer Show
Summer Friday: Voting Rights Crisis; Learning Heritage Languages; Considering Friendship

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 109:12


On this Summer Friday, we've put together some of our favorite recent interviews, including: Eric Holder, former U.S. attorney general under Pres. Obama, chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, and Sam Koppelman, author and director of surrogate speech-writing on the Biden-Harris presidential campaign, talk about their new book, Our Unfinished March: The Violent Past and Imperiled Future of the Vote-A History, a Crisis, a Plan (One World, 2022), the connections between the Supreme Court decision in Shelby & Dobbs, and redistricting. Maria Carreira, co-founder of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA and professor emerita of Spanish at California State University, Long Beach, offers tips to listeners who want to learn the language or languages they grew up hearing at home. Jennifer Senior, staff writer at The Atlantic, kicks off and wraps up a discussion of how we make and keep friends as adults. The hour includes calls on parenting and friendship, advice for making friends in adulthood, and Margaret Atwood, author of short stories, essays and novels, including The Handmaid's Tale, and her latest collection, Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004 to 2021 (Doubleday, 2022), talks about her response to Jennifer Senior's take on friendship in middle-age and how things change with friends as we get even older.   These interviews were polished up and edited for time, the original versions are available here: Voting Rights Crisis & What to Do About It - May 10, 2022 Learning Your Heritage Language - Jun 28, 2022 Modern Friendships: Keeping Friendships as We Age - Mar 2, 2022 Modern Friendships: Friendships in Parenthood - Mar 3, 2022 'Burning Questions' For Margaret Atwood - Mar 7, 2022 Modern Friendships: Meeting Friends As a Grownup - Mar 9, 2022 Modern Friendships Finale - Mar 10, 2022    

Ghouls Next Door
Margaret Atwood & Speculative Fiction

Ghouls Next Door

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 57:21


Margaret Atwood is an author of over 50 works. Well known for her feminist, dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale, she has a knack for predicting a grim future. Kat shares about Atwood's life, a bit about her influences, and more about her. Gabe covers the classic themes in Atwood's work and how she masterfully blends real-world scientific, political, and economic horrors with a terrifying future. Sources in this Episode: Thoughtco.com Margaret Atwood on feminism, culture wars and speaking her mind: 'I'm very willing to listen, but not to be scammed' How Margaret Atwood became the voice of 2017 Four Ways 'Oryx and Crake' Predicted the Future The unnerving relevance of Margaret Atwood's 'MaddAddam' trilogy Margaret Atwood, the Prophet of Dystopia --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-ghouls-next-door/support

NTEB BIBLE RADIO: Rightly Dividing
NTEB PROPHECY NEWS PODCAST: Far-Left Militants Are Waging A 'Summer Of Rage' To Restore The Daily Abortion Sacrifice To Their God Molech

NTEB BIBLE RADIO: Rightly Dividing

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 97:51


On this episode of the NTEB Prophecy News Podcast, we look at something the death-obsessed Far Left Liberals are calling the 'Summer of Rage', where they are committing an untold number of acts of domestic violence against any and all people who stand between themselves and their ongoing child sacrifice to their god Molech. Violence so far has extended to the destruction of Pro Life Pregnancy Centers with buildings set on fire and windows smashed out, the stalking of justices at their homes and restaurants, and these acts are increasing in frequency. The main stream media who supports these actions are doing their best in keeping it off the front page of your daily news. Today on the Prophecy News Podcast we get you up to speed on this, monkeypox, and that pagan prayer Congress prayed over America back in 2021 that you forgot about. We didn't. Since the leak of Justice Samuel Alito's draft majority opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case that eventually led to the overturning of Roe v. Wade, America has endured a “Summer of Rage.” The wave demonstrations saw protesters going far beyond simply donning “Handmaid's Tale” bonnets and gathering around the Supreme Court. There have been dozens of acts of violence, destruction, and harassment aimed at intimidating anti-abortion Christians and conservatives.

Into the Arena
Episode 42 - Our Similiar "Hunger Games" Book Recommendations

Into the Arena

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 68:10


Welcome back, tributes! This week, Emily and Holly share their recommendations of books that are similar to "The Hunger Games". Let's take a trip down memory lane to the early 2010's where the rise of "The Hunger Games" led to the creation of many...many....too many attempts at dystopian greatness following the series. The recommendations are split based on similar themes and plot lines they compare with "The Hunger Games". We loved creating this list for you and hope you enjoy the episode! Share your own book recommendations and thoughts on the episode with us on our social media @intothearenapodcast! Join us every Monday at 6PM PST/9PM EST for Tribute Talk. Be aware of the 17/18+ audience required for reading: "The Long Walk", "The Road", "Tender is the Flesh", and "The Handmaid's Tale"

Chick-Lit
5.01: "Karyn's Clairvoyant and the World is On Fire" ("The Handmaid's Tale" Author's Intro)

Chick-Lit

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 85:29


Season 5 has arrived! This week, the girls discuss the historical significance and author's introduction of their season 5 book choice, "The Handmaid's Tale". Other topics include: Is Karyn Clairvoyant? TV Psychics, Alex Jones, and just the general fuckery you've come to expect from your favorite Chicks!

Post Apocalyptic Media
Episode 80: Black Mirror Cast, Handmaid's Tale Season 5, Resident Evil Reviews

Post Apocalyptic Media

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 32:26


Lots of Walking Dead-related news this week from the dismantling of two iconic sets to the latest from the spin-offs. But wait, there's more! Topics include: - Alexandria's walls come tumbling down - Resident Evil's reviews are mixed, but is it any good? - Black Mirror reveals cast for Series 6 - The Handmaid's Tale is teasing Season 5 and we have the latest theories - We get to see much more from Tales of the Walking Dead in a new trailer - Negan teases the start of filming for Isle of the Dead - Amazon's Fallout series has also started filming - Stray game impressions If you're interested in writing for us, check out this post for more info! Be sure to check us out on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PostApocalypticTrendingNews Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/postapocalypt Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/postapocalypticmedia/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/postapocalypticmedia TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@postapocalypticmedia Want to chat with our community? Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/7r7sgweckx Intro by VerticalSprite: http://www.twitch.tv/VerticalSprite Audio and video post production by Valerie Anne at Morning Owl Media: https://www.morningowlmedia.com/

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff
180. Bradley Whitford. Milo Ventimiglia. Arian Moayed. The Stars Of ‘The Handmaid's Tale‘, ‘Succession' and ‘This Is Us' Up Close and Personal. Special Summer Bonus Content Episode.

Angry Americans with Paul Rieckhoff

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 31:35


This is a time for stars to shine. And the biggest stars of all, are also the helpers.  The helpers continue to emerge. After Uvalde. After Highland Park. After every Jan 6 hearing. The helpers are out there. And we've had some big stars of our own on this show. Sarah Jessica Parker. Steven Colbert. John Bernthal.  And three in particular that are at the top of their game on three of the biggest shows in America.  Last week we heard from some of the country's leading voices on what it means to be an independent in America. This week we're going to bring you a peek under the hood and a little deeper insight into some of the biggest names we've heard from on the show. From Bradley Whitford to Milo Venitmiglia to Arian Moayed they've all stood on the biggest stages imaginable and when their moment's came, their star's shined bright. They forged their own paths and preserved in one of the most brutal arenas that exists. Hollywood. And so in this episode we'll hear from these iconic actors as they share a few of the things that make them tick in these behind the scenes bonus clips. If you're a Patreon supporter you might have heard these (definitely worth listening to again!). If you're not, you should be. Either way, they're a great listen and a perfect quick hit preview of our Patreon bonus content. Get the full versions of the following episodes wherever you get your podcasts or at the links below: Episode 134: Bradley Whitford Episode 135: Milo Ventimiglia Episode 137: Arian Moayed -Get extra content, connect with guests, attend exclusive events, get merch discounts and support this critical show that speaks truth to power by joining our IA community on Patreon.  Every episode of Independent Americans hosted by Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) breaks down the most important news stories–and offers light to contrast the heat of other politics and news shows. It's independent content for independent Americans. Always with a unique focus on national security, foreign affairs and military and veterans issues. In these trying times especially, Independent Americans is your trusted place for independent news, politics, inspiration and hope. Stay vigilant, America. And grab a vacation when you can. -Check out Rieckhoff's America! Playlist mentioned on the show.  -Find us on social media or www.IndependentAmericans.us.  -Check the hashtag #LookForTheHelpers on Twitter. And share yours.  -Also check out new episodes of other Righteous Media podcasts including the B Dorm Podcast, The Firefighters Podcast with Rob Serra and Uncle Montel - The OG of Weed.  Independent Americans is powered by Righteous Media. Righteous is an independent, American, Veteran-owned and led content company.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Popcast With Knox and Jamie
463: Best TV of the Past and Present

The Popcast With Knox and Jamie

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 63:54 Very Popular


In this episode, we recap this year's Emmy nominations and revisit the Emmys from five and ten years ago. We discuss which shows stand the test of time, which snubs still hurt, and which actors got pity Emmys. Plus stay tuned to see which light we give the J.Lo Affleck marriage. MENTIONSPatreon will get you way more Knox and Jamie! Become a Best Friend of the Show to get all the inside jokes, our Monday episode of The More You Know, our monthly Ask Us Everything live stream, and all our Bachelorette recaps. Join us at knoxandjamie.com/patreon. Background: Emmys Awards Wiki References: This year's nominees, the 2017 awards, and the 2012 awardsCheck out all our Green Lights on Instagram Sidetrack: List of EGOT winnersMust see TV: Yellowjackets (Showtime), The Great (Hulu), Station Eleven (HBO), The Handmaid's Tales (Hulu), Modern Family (Peacock), Only Murders In The Building (Hulu)Snubs: Reservation Dogs (Hulu), Anthony Starr as Homelander on The Boys, We Own This City, Yellowstone (Peacock), Broad City (Hulu), The Leftovers (HBO), The Americans (Prime), Amy Pohler as Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec (Peacock), Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon in S1 of American Horror Story (Apple TV), Key and Peele, Watch: Selena Gomez doing interviews with Steve Martin and Martin ShortEnjoy: Pachinko's opening title sequenceRabbit trail: Comic Con is next week!Count: Julia Louis-Dreyfus has how many Emmys?Huh? Wait, who is Zooey Deschanel dating?Rewind: 2012's Tracy Morgan Emmy prankPure joy: Tracy Morgan singing at the airportRedlight mentions: J.Lo's newsletter On The J.Lo | Dark Water =/= Deep Water; slugs =/= snails THE BACHELORETTE EPISODE RECAPSWe recap each episode of The Bachelorette for our Friends of the Show at Patreon. Support at either Friend level gets you our weekly recaps dropped into your podcast app every Tuesday. Go to knoxandjamie.com/patreon to support the show. And thank you! BONUS SEGMENTOur Patreon supporters can get full access to this week's The More You Know news segment. Become a partner. This week we discussed:Erin going to the movies!Funny Girl dramaLOtR Rings of PowerGREEN LIGHTSJamie: album- Special by Lizzo | book- Two Nights in Lisbon by Chris Pavone (see also: Summer Reading Guide by Anne Bogel) Knox: series- The Bear (Hulu) | book: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle ZevinSHOW SPONSORSVideo Archives: Listen to Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary's new podcast Video ArchivesHoney: Download it for free and save money at join.honey.com/popcastThirdLove: Get 20% off your first order at ThirdLove.com/popZiprecruiter: Try it for free at ZipRecruiter.com/popcastSubscribe to Episodes: iTunes | Android Subscribe to our Monthly Newsletter: knoxandjamie.com/newsletterCheck out this month's show sponsors: knoxandjamie.com/sponsorsShop our Amazon Link: amazon.com/shop/thepopcast | this week's featured productFollow Us: Instagram | Twitter | FacebookSupport Us: Monthly Donation | One-Time Donation | SwagSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The BreakPoint Podcast
No Shame in Celebrating Dobbs

The BreakPoint Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 6:25 Very Popular


The day that Roe v. Wade died, reactions were mixed. Those who long supported Roe's legal death work mourned the victory for life. For many, it provoked fear, sadness, outrage, and hyperbole. “I thought I was writing fiction in The Handmaid's Tale,” Canadian author Margaret Atwood wrote. “The Supreme Court is making it real.”   On the other hand, many pro-lifers celebrated. “For nearly fifty years, America has enforced an unjust law that has permitted some to decide whether others can live or die. We thank God today that the Court has now overturned this decision,” said Archbishop José Gómez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.   The only truly surprising reaction came from a third group. While technically pro-life, this group viewed the overturning of Roe as a sort of problem, a cause for caution and even sorrow. Some even condemned the celebrations they saw from the rest of us.    Apologist Mike Winger referred to this group as “the sideways people,”  ... because it's like they are taking a sudden turn from the issue at hand and going sideways onto other things they care about more. Or perhaps it's because they are “looking sideways” at this whole thing in the sense of being bothered by it, even if not repudiating it.   He's right. After achieving a goal that united Christians for nearly 50 years, it was strange to see a tone of fear and concern from some corners of the Church.   If the caution came from a fear that the Dobbs decision was wrongly understood to have ended abortion or to have settled the issue, that's valid. Overturning Roe did neither. As many have said, this is not the end of this battle on behalf of pre-born life. It's not even the beginning of the end. At best, it's the “end of the beginning.” The pro-life movement must continue, and its future has to be not only pro-child but also pro-mother, treating people, especially women caught in unexpected pregnancies with compassion and support while unraveling the lies our culture tells them about their child's life. All of this is true. But that's not really where these critiques were coming from.   These were coming from Christians who declared that real compassion precluded celebration and that we must “lament” with women who no longer have a presumed right to end the life of their child. It was as if the real problem was that this particularly heinous choice was being taken away from them. Abortion is an act of violence to both mothers and children. Only a society that's been deeply poisoned by a culture of death pretends otherwise. Should celebrations of the Emancipation Proclamation have been muted as well?  The real issue is that too many Christians crumple under the weight of mere public opinion. Whenever empathy becomes the chief virtue of a Christian, their moral waters are muddied. “Winsomeness” somehow looks like “silence.”   Cultural elites, from business to entertainment, have made it perfectly clear: To speak out against abortion carries with it the crushing stigma of somehow hating women, of being merely “pro-birth,” of needlessly offending our neighbors with divisive rhetoric. The tragic irony is anyone who favors the killing of unborn children can publicly say so without a hint of moral disapproval from some of these Christians.   This imbalance is, of course, not new for pro-life advocates. We've come to expect it from those who are deceived by the worst ideas of our age. But we don't expect it from those who claim to be pro-life.   Princeton Professor Robert P. George often tells of a question he asks his students. If you had been born before the Civil War, would you have accepted slavery, or opposed it? Nearly every student quickly answers that they would have opposed slavery and would have worked tirelessly to dismantle it. “Of course, this is nonsense.” George writes: “Only the tiniest fraction of them, or any of us, would have spoken up against slavery or lifted a finger to free the slaves.”  If he's going to believe those students who claim the moral high ground, George demands that they show evidence of how they have stood, today in some context, for an unpopular victim of injustice, knowing that, as a result of their moral witness, they would lose standing with their peers, be loathed and ridiculed by powerful people and institutions, abandoned by some of their friends, called nasty names, and denied valuable professional opportunities.   Because that is the cost of moral clarity. If we will not even risk being liked, the end of Roe v. Wade feels more like a problem than the win it really is.  Of course, from here, if we're going to show true love, it's far more difficult than simply speaking pro-life opinions. It will cost us to support crisis pregnancy centers at the level they need to be supported, to protect at-risk mothers, to show compassion to all children, and to live lives that are in line with God's plan for human flourishing.  In short, there's plenty of work to do. But we can do that work and still celebrate the end of a legal obstacle to life that has poisoned so much of our culture for so long. 

Currently Reading
Season 4, Episode 48: Best of Season 4 + The Listener Press Part Two!

Currently Reading

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 55:28 Very Popular


On this week's episode of Currently Reading, Kaytee and Meredith are discussing: Some of our highlights and learning experiences from Season 4. Who can believe we are four full years into the podcast? Giving you 12 additional presses to fill up your summer and fall TBRs. If you want more presses, an additional 30 will be made available to Patreon subscribers next week!. Join us over at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast ! As per usual, time-stamped show notes are below with references to every book and resource we mentioned in this episode. If you'd like to listen first and not spoil the surprise, don't scroll down!  New: we are now including transcripts of the episode (this link only works on the main site). These are generated by AI, so they may not be perfectly accurate, but we want to increase accessibility for our fans! *Please note that all book titles linked below are Bookshop affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but a small portion of your purchase will come back to us to help offset the costs of the show. If you'd prefer to shop on Amazon, you can still do so here through our main storefront. Anything you buy there (even your laundry detergent, if you recently got obsessed with switching up your laundry game) kicks a small amount back to us. Thanks for your support!*   . . . . 2:50 - Reflecting on Season 4 3:50 - Season 4: Episode 21  4:19 - Season 4: Episode 26  4:31 - Season 4: Episode 34 4:39 - Season 4: Episode 25 5:29 - Season 4: Episode 1 5:33 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 5:40 - The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 6:13 - Season 4: Episode 37 (the rainbow shelves episode) 6:53 - Season 4: Episode 26  7:12 - Season 4: Episode 42 w/Kenda Adachi 8:21 - Currently Reading Patreon 17:54 - Email us your suggestions for cap segments at currentlypodcast@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram @currentlyreadingpodcast 18:39 - Currently Reading Patreon 19:23 - Listener Presses Part Two 19:34 - Lacy Eye by Jessica Treadway (Pressed by Beth) 23:31 - The Rent Collector by Camron Wright (Pressed by Mic) 26:49 - Five Little Indians by Michelle Good (Pressed by Francis) 30:08 - Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang (Pressed by Nicole) 30:45 - El Deafo by Cece Bell 30:46 - When Stars Are Scattered by Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson 30:49 - New Kid by Jerry Craft 32:56 - Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Pressed by Katie) 34:37 - Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots 34:30 - An Unlikely Story  35:01 - The Hierarchies by Ros Anderson (Pressed by Amanda) 36:38 - I, Robot by Isaac Asimov 36:39 - The Stepford Wives by Ira Levin 36:40 - The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood 37:52 - All Systems Red by Martha Wells (Murderbot #1) 38:04 - The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey 38:21 - Beach Music by Pat Conroy (Pressed by Tiffany) 38:25 - Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy 40:08 - Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy 41:24 - Answers in the Pages by David Levithan (Pressed by Avery) 44:38 - Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (Pressed by Amy) 46:22 - The Bottom of the 33rd by Dan Barry (Pressed by Michele) 48:13 - Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown 48:40 - The Diddakoi by Rumor Godden (Pressed by Mary Faith, amazon link) 51:24 - The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (Pressed by Madeline) 53:14 - Currently Reading Patreon Connect With Us: Meredith is @meredith.reads on Instagram Kaytee is @notesonbookmarks on Instagram Mindy is @gratefulforgrace on Instagram Mary is @maryreadsandsips on Instagram Roxanna is @roxannatheplanner on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast.com @currentlyreadingpodcast on Instagram currentlyreadingpodcast@gmail.com Support us at patreon.com/currentlyreadingpodcast and www.zazzle.com/store/currentlyreading

Because You Watched Starcrash
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009) - Because You Watched Starcrash

Because You Watched Starcrash

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 66:51


“Time travel. It'll turn your brain into spaghetti if you let it. Best not to think about it.” This week your Distinguished Professors grab some pints and go full-on Imagineer with the British science fiction comedy epic Frequently Asked Questions about Time Travel! So let's all call Hollywood sh*t and talk about Clink's Carson routine, Berres's inability to remember that Bonnie Tyler wrote “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” a comparison with Joker regarding the eternal horror of being a fired mascot, musings about how you actually create a good movie, Vanderpool's film career, the conundrum of doing a good nerd movie, comparisons with Simon Pegg and the unfortunate death of Gareth Carrivick, the smallness of the film as a benefit, time-traveling hookers, the Back to the Future reference, re-watching potential, Outlander comparison and a warning about screwing up the future like Claire, Toby's MacGuffin idea, multiple references to other time-travel movies, a comparison with the ending of The Handmaid's Tale and the fun of parodies of fan culture, Millie's outfit, the awesomeness of Michael Des Barres, Millie as Victor the Cleaner, poor Jennifer in Back to the Future, a defense of Scott Pilgrim, a discussion of the merits of Old Elvis and the Beatles, the Rutger Hauer effect, musings on Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise, the rejection of thought, the deep coolness of Venus Flytrap, a last minute comparison with Somewhere in Time, and our rejection of the past. Follow us on Facebook! Because You Watched Starcrash Music credits: "Laser Groove" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/because-you-watched/support

The Take
The Handmaid's Tale - What's Come True and What Hasn't (Yet)

The Take

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 13:12


Is America truly becoming Gilead? How much of The Handmaid's Tale's terrifying fiction has already come to pass? Maybe more than you'd think.

Sarah and Vinnie Full Show
7-8am- Indiana Jones & Doggy Sunscreen

Sarah and Vinnie Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 36:40


Where the Crawdads Sing, one of Bruce Willis' last movies before he had to stop acting, Winona Ryder is back on the big screen, Paws of Fury is rocking a solid cast, some TV shows, season 5 of the The Handmaid's Tale is coming up, and Chris Pratt says no to playing Indiana Jones, very soon Dibs won't be able to make fun of us, the first images of the James Webb telescope are here, woodpecker brains are tiny, kids who play outside are happier, dog sunscreen is a thing, some fast facts, and Vinnie reads your texts!

Watch This
Constance Wu's shocking reveal, Handmaid's Tales teases big battle

Watch This

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 24:19


On this weekend's What to Watch: On his new series The Rehearsal, comedian Nathan Fielder helps people prepare for big life events by rehearing them first — with a twist. John Cho plays a dad who goes on a road trip with his daughter after getting a terminal medical diagnosis in the movie Don't Make Me Go. Daisy Edgar-Jones stars in the adaptation of the popular novel Where the Crawdads Sing, produced by Reese Witherspoon. On the new season of Blood & Treasure, antiquities expert Danny McNamara and former master thief Lexi Vaziri are on the hunt for the Spirit Banner of Genghis Khan. Schitt's Creek star Emily Hampshire guest stars on the finale of Trixie Mattel's renovation series, Trixie Motel. Country music singer Lindsey Ell, featured on the new episode of PBS' American Anthems, tells us what she's watching. Plus, entertainment headlines — including Constance Wu's shocking admission that she tried to end her own life because of internet shaming because of comments she made about Fresh Off the Boat getting renewed; the advice directors give Penn Badgley to be less creepy during You masturbation scenes; another actor leaves Sex Education; two more actors join Scream 6, and the former teammates Tom Brady recruited for his movie — our Sound Bite of the Week from the new Handmaid's Tale teaser trailer, and trivia. More at ew.com, ew.com/wtw, and @EW. Host/Producer: Gerrad Hall (@gerradhall); Producer: Ashley Boucher (@ashleybreports); Editor: Lauren Klein (@ltklein); Writer: Calie Schepp; Executive Producer: Chanelle Johnson (@chanelleberlin). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Wine Night
Real Life Handmaid's Tale

Wine Night

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 106:23


Your favorite gals are back! On this episode we discuss the overturning of Roe vs. Wade and what this really means for the right to control our bodies and choices. We also talk about Brittany's most recent dating escapade, and the McDonald's Scandal. It's a good time, as always.

The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker
Steve Yockey (creator, The Flight Attendant; showrunner, Dead Boy Detectives); Dennis Lehane (creator, Black Bird; The Outsider; The Wire); Yahlin Chang (Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl);

The Writers Panel with Ben Blacker

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 68:35


Steve Yockey (creator, The Flight Attendant; showrunner, Dead Boy Detectives); Dennis Lehane (creator, Black Bird; The Outsider; The Wire); Yahlin Chang (Handmaid's Tale; Supergirl) LISTEN TO THE WRITERS PANEL AD-FREE ON FOREVER DOG PLUS: https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/plus CONNECT W/ BEN BLACKER & THE WRITER'S PANEL ON SOCIAL MEDIA  https://twitter.com/BENBLACKER https://www.facebook.com/TVWritersPanel THE WRITER'S PANEL IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST  https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/the-writers-panel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Bookin'
192--Bookin' w/ Shelly Oria

Bookin'

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 27:35


This week, host Jason Jefferies is joined by Shelly Oria, editor of I Know What's Best For You: Stories on Reproductive Freedom, which is published by our friends at McSweeney's.  Topics of conversation include Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Margaret Atwood and The Handmaid's Tale, anti-abortion abortion clinics, Roe v. Wade, baby formula, aggression within the context of oppression, optimism, and much more.  Copies of I Know What's Best For You: Stories on Reproductive Freedom can be purchased here from Explore Booksellers.

Disturbed: True Horror Stories
INTRODUCING: Allegedly

Disturbed: True Horror Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 3:00


Disturbed is off this week so i'm bringing you a taste of a new true crime anthology. Allegedly is an anthology true crime series, with a new crime every time -Real crime stories, with interviews with the real people affected by the crime -Those interviews are mixed with great star performers dramatizing elements of the true crime - stars like Ann Dowd from The Handmaid's Tale, Michael Emerson from Lost and Jonathan Frakes from Star Trek  Listen to Allegedly at allegedlytruecrime.com or wherever you find your podcasts. Disturbed will be back next week with a brand new episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

My Gay Expose Podcast
111. Land Of The Free & Home Of The Handmaid's Tale.

My Gay Expose Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 40:09


Raoni Exposés his opinion on current day America and all the issues that create the shame of admitting that you're American. And the “Your Gay Exposé” segment is once again packed with strong opinion! Follow the show on Instagram, TikTok, & Twitter @exposingmygay, and don't forget to call the official My Gay Exposé Podcast Hotline @ 415-501-0401 and leave a message for Raoni sharing “Your Gay Exposé.” And lastly, don't forget about the My Gay Exposé Podcast website @ www.mygayexposepodcast.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mygayexpose/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mygayexpose/support

Netflix Is A Daily Joke
Ian Edwards: A Joke About Handmade's Tale

Netflix Is A Daily Joke

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 1:46


Ian Edwards realizes The Handmaid's Tale is the Harriet Tubman story.

Equipped for Life Podcast
REPLAY: What Should I Say in a Post-Roe America?

Equipped for Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 164:30


The days after Roe v. Wade's overturning have been riddled with confusion, panic, anger, protests, and misinformation. There has never been a more important time for pro-life advocates to provide clarity, explain what overturning Roe v. Wade really means, and describe how we want to see our society move forward. Josh, Emily, and Andrew went live on YouTube and Facebook to help you think clearly and respond effectively to the most contentious issue of the moment. After summarizing what the Dobbs decision did, the staff pull the curtain back on what their experience was like on the day that Dobbs came out, and their emotional reactions to the situation since. Then they discuss the question of whether pro-lifers should be even trying to get into dialogues right now, given the heated emotions right now. Finally they respond to these commpm pro-choice arguments right now: - Back-alley abortions - Pro-lifers don't care about babies after they're born - Handmaid's Tale - "This is a step back 50 years for women's rights" - "People will still get abortions anyway!" - "You're going to force women to die from tubal pregnancies. Are doctors really not allowed to do live-saving procedures?" - The maternal mortality rate in Mississippi - "Justice Thomas' concurrence proves that they're coming after same-sex marriage and birth control next!" - "You can't force people to donate organs. Women have less bodily autonomy than corpses now." - "You want to throw women into jail." - "Women will be prosecuted for miscarriages." Finally the staff discuss the three steps for the pro-life movement now before taking questions from the audience.

I Survived Theatre School

Intro: Nightmare, revisited. Let Me Run This By You: Gina's petty bullshit.Interview: We talk to the co-Artistic Director of Steppenwolf Theatre, Glenn Davis, about the Stratford Festival, King James, You Got Older, The Christians, being a producer with Tarell Alvin McCraney, Anna D. Shapiro, Audrey Francis, Rajiv Joseph, Alana Arenas, coming from a political family, pay equity, DEI, Seagull, Downstate, regret.FULL TRANSCRIPT (unedited):2 (10s):And I'm Gina Polizzi. We1 (11s):Went to theater all together. We survived it, but we didn't quite understand it.3 (16s):Years later, we're digging deep talking to our guests about their experiences and trying to make sense of it1 (20s):All. We survived theater school and you will too. Are we famous yet? Yeah, because the Handmaid's tale came true since we last talk.2 (36s):Oh my God. I was just preparing to say to you my new favorite party question, not that I ever go to parties is what country are you going to move to when they ask you to be a handmade? Because I think the trick is the timing, you know, like there's going to be a point of no return,1 (52s):Right? You could2 (54s):Go to,1 (54s):Yeah, I guess I could, I feel like things might be worse there in some ways, but not eventually. Maybe not like now you're right. It's a timing thing, because right now it might be worse. But in about, within a couple of years, it could be better. So you're right. It's a timing thing. So maybe the idea is to like get passports. Well, the problem is when you get one passport, you have to turn in another, I think, unless you're a secret double agent and doing illegal things, like, I don't know that you can be a duel. Oh, I'm confused. We need, that's what we need a guest on that knows about passports.2 (1m 32s):Well, I don't know anything about passports, but I will say I, the reason that I would be allowed to have dual citizenship in Italy is because I can prove, you know, that my ancestors came from there. So I probably the same thing is true for you1 (1m 50s):Only2 (1m 50s):Have to go back one generation immigrants lady1 (1m 54s):Over here.2 (1m 55s):Right?1 (1m 55s):Right. Yeah. It's interesting. I, yeah, I, there are a lot of, I mean, this whole thing has been this whole overturning Roe vs. Wade has been, it has been horrific. And also because I've come from things from this and as you do too, like the psychological lens is trauma lens. I'm like, okay. The reactions, especially on social media have been wild. So what I'm noticing is it's even more hand Handmaid's tailie in that people then other women aren't then sort of policing other people's responses to this.1 (2m 37s):Meaning people are like, well, I don't know why you're shocked. So instead of saying, yes, you can have your reaction. People are mad that women are shocked. Other women are like, well, what did you think was going to happen? We, and I'm like, okay, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. This is part of the deal. Like let people have their responses, let them, so I am not shocked, but that does not mean that it hurts any less or that it, it is my job to tell someone that their outrage is not justified or not appropriate.2 (3m 15s):I mean, that's like, that's like telling a little kid, well, your dad hits you every time he gets drunk. What's why are you so surprised? You know, it's like, well, that doesn't make it hurt any less. That doesn't make me any less fearful. The feeling that I have in my body right now is the feeling that I had on election night in 2016. You know, I don't know if I ever told you my story about that, but just like every other reasonable person in the world, I completely assumed Hillary Clinton would win. And I wore my little pants version of a pantsuit to vote. I came home and I had, I didn't invite anybody over, but I made, I had like snacks, like it was a super bowl. And I put up a big piece of paper like that paper we wrote on when we were doing our, our TV show and with a map and I was gonna, I was marking the electoral votes, teach my kids about the electoral college.2 (4m 10s):And it's like, and it's just starts going, okay, well, that's not, that's not too bad. And then, and pretty early on, I realized what was happening. And I became immediately exhausted. And I went up to my bed and I fell asleep. And in the middle of the night, I rolled over to check my phone and I saw the confirmed, the worst had happened. And now I have that feeling again. I have that feeling of like, there's no hope.1 (4m 40s):This2 (4m 40s):Is, this is all bad.1 (4m 43s):I, I, I totally hear you. I, miles is famous for saying that. I knew that Trump was gonna win. And I did not, of course, but what I knew was when I went to the polls, it was the weirdest thing. There was this old, weird white guy, and this was in Evanston still. And this old, weird white guy in Evanston, which is very, very, very democratic. But he was handing out these flyers that were like very pro-Trump and very like Trump is going to win and he should, anyway, I had this sinking feeling. I was like, oh wait, wait, wait, this is Evanston.1 (5m 24s):And this guy is like, really sure. And also he seems like kind of a crack pot, but kind of not. And I, there was the first time at the polls where I was like, oh no, oh no, no, no, no, no. I have a bad feeling about this. And then we went to a friend's house, big mistake for an election night situation. And as the returns started coming in, people started at the party getting drunker. And so getting sadder and getting crazier and saying things like, well that this is fine. Like I'll just move to Italy or I'll just move to. But like, it was like the, the, the denial and the alcohol mixing was really, really, really, really depressing.1 (6m 8s):And I was like, I got to get out of here. And so we left before it was called, of course. And, and we, and it was, but I did have this sinking feeling when, when that, when the dude at the, it wasn't at the polls, it was like, I had gone to whole foods afterwards. It's right. And this guy was like putting leaflets on everyone's car that was like, basically get ready for Trump. And I was like in a good way. And I was like, oh shit. If this is happening at Evanston, we've got a problem area. So I wasn't shocked either, but I was very dismayed. And the feeling I have now is that like, literally, I feel like, like I kind of have a migraine today and I feel like I've had a migraine since 1975. That's kind of the feeling I have.1 (6m 49s):Like every time something like this happens, I feel like, oh, this feeling again, I have this feeling that I am exhausted and my head hurts and yeah. And then online, it's just a cesspool and some things are great and people are organizing. And, but some things are just, you know, a lot of people we all, as humans get, we just love to start censoring people's feelings and emotions about a tragedy.2 (7m 19s):Yeah, yeah. Yeah. But also that behavior is just like, I am trying to control you because I feel so out of control of myself. And I kind of like, doesn't even really register that much to me. But on Saturday I went to a rally and, you know, just like about 20 minutes from my house. And it's always a good feeling to do something when, when you feel like there's nothing to do. So that was great. And there was about a hundred people there. So that was great. And the, the person who was organizing it was a woman. So she, she literally said the very first words, but it was just to introduce this next speaker, who was a man.2 (8m 6s):And then after that was another man. And then after that was another man. So it was five men spoke in a1 (8m 11s):Row about this.2 (8m 16s):Yeah. Well, okay. So in the moment, the first person who spoke was our Senator Richard Blumenthal. Okay. That, Hey, he came here, that's pretty great. And he, and he has a very good record of voting the way that I agree with for women's rights, people's rights, human rights. So that felt okay. And then his son is also in politics, his1 (8m 45s):Son.2 (8m 46s):So then his son spoke and his son gave this speech that I could tell, like, I could tell them he did this thing. Or if like he was mimicking the cadence of how political speeches go, where you say three sentences on the fourth sentence, you, you get louder because that's when everybody's going to applaud. But then nobody applauded.1 (9m 8s):And he2 (9m 8s):Was real confused. He was real confused anyway, but by the fourth man who got up did say, I think I'm the fourth man in a row to be speaking here. You know, he was kind of at least trying to acknowledge it. And I'm of two minds because on the one hand, I think thank God that there are men in positions of power, who, who do agree with, you know, caudifying row, but at the same time, in a more like, step, take a step back way. I'm just going like, yeah, but this is the problem. This is the problem. This is the problem that only your voice matters.1 (9m 51s):Well, I think it, for me, it's what I call in LA, at least the giving tents to the houseless situation. So we're giving tends to it's the exact same thing. Right. We're giving tends to people that have no home. Okay. So they have shelter now. Okay. But what, what are we going to really get down to the real issue of what's happening here? So, so2 (10m 15s):Yeah. Why are they homeless and what are the services that they, okay,1 (10m 18s):Why are we not asking the big questions? And I think we, as people are asking the big questions, but the answers are so going to have to change the way the empire works, that nobody is going to, we, we're not really answering the questions. Right. So I think there's right at the, every I saw this and I don't know if this is accurate, but I saw something that the average, the empire last 250 years, and we're at 2 452 (10m 51s):Talk motherfucker. Yeah.1 (10m 54s):So, so I feel like, yeah, people are very afraid to talk about civil war. People are afraid, look, it's a scary thing. And, and, and Nope, Nope, nobody really wants that, but I don't understand where else we're headed. So, so while I don't like it, it's the same thing with the, with the response of people while I don't like that this is happening, it is happening. So I'm going to just say, okay, like, I, I, I, I am not, I don't have any face that we are interested in doing anything else, but, but leaping towards extinction.1 (11m 39s):That's how I feel like, I'm not sure what else we're going to do because I'm, I'm looking at facts and I'm looking at what's happening in, in, you know, obviously climate change wise. And I'm like, oh, we're, we're making choices. And right. And also people are probably going to be like, oh, well, there are people doing good work. And that is true. There are a lot of people doing good work. It's just seems like the people that are making decisions are the people, you know, with the most power are not doing good work are doing, I don't know what they're doing, but they're, they're, they're doing capitalism and what's best for, for, for their pocket.1 (12m 19s):And that's. Yeah.2 (12m 21s):But we, even1 (12m 22s):Though it's about money,2 (12m 23s):It's about money. And it's also about it's about money and it's about getting reelected because the, because the point of, you know, the reason that all these men's, they were all politicians and they were just, all right, it's all running for reelection. And that's the other thing is miss me with your false, like, I'm not saying to anybody on that stage had false promises, but there's quite a lot of good politicians, you know, as good as they can be, who run on these campaign promises. And they never deliver because they have a hard time, you know, getting their, their fellow senators and so forth to agree with them.2 (13m 3s):But yeah, now we're being selected out. I mean, like, there's just really no other way to look at it. And I guess I could say, I guess we deserve it.1 (13m 19s):Let me run this by you.2 (13m 27s):However, all of this doesn't mean that I don't still get involved in petty bullshit. Like I did.1 (13m 35s):Well, tell me, tell me all about that's fantastic.2 (13m 38s):We have this God damn fucking bitch of a neighbor that I, I mean, she's just the repository for my rage right now. You know, it's like, it's not really about her, but she she's, you know, she's the person who, when we first moved into this house, very friendly came over, introduced herself. We had kids similar ages, she's at our house for a while. Chatting. She leaves, she calls me 20 minutes later to, to, in an alarmed fashion to tell me that my children who at the time were six and eight or whatever it had had crossed the street without me there.2 (14m 21s):And that this was obviously going to be a big problem for me. And I, I mean, that just kind of sealed the deal. We, we tried to be friends. She, she started one of these multi-level marketing. She was selling jewelry. I bought her dumb ass jewelry, you know, and it's just been one thing after the other. And, and she's like the nosy neighbor. Who's never missing an opportunity to tell everybody what they should and shouldn't be doing. And she has these two really out of control dogs that just bark constantly. And she walks them or attempts to walk them. And she, and no other dogs basically can be on the street, you know, without there being a big kerfuffle.2 (15m 7s):Now, when I'm walking my dog and I see her coming, I turn the other way a, because I really don't want to see her, but also because I don't want to go through the whole thing of my dog. Yeah. It's all thing. Right. Well, my husband doesn't avoid things like that.1 (15m 22s):Well, I've miles wouldn't even notice until it was too late, but I feel like Aaron is more like, I'm going to just walk my dog.2 (15m 30s):He's like, it's my fucking street and my dog. And we still live in an America where you're free. You're free to walk your dog. So she's walking. So he's walking the dog and she's coming towards and she's doing her usual thing. And then she said, and this was not the first time she said this. She tells him it's not really a great time to be walking your dog right now as if like she gets to go to1 (15m 54s):No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.2 (15m 58s):Well, my in-state, I really wanted to go fly into a rage over to her house. And I, luckily I didn't do that. I did go for a walk and walk by her house, both my fingers up. And I thought, well, if I saw her at my dream,1 (16m 14s):What I would say is2 (16m 15s):I tell you to take those Stella and dot necklaces and choke and hang yourself with them. But they're so cheap. All you'd get is a green net.1 (16m 23s):Yeah. You just break it. Wouldn't do the job. It wouldn't do the job. Oh my.2 (16m 31s):But in a way, you know, having these petty things is sort of life affirming right. In this weird way. It's like at the end of the day, you're just like, oh yeah, it's just, you don't like your neighbor. People sometimes don't like their neighbors. It's not as much.1 (16m 46s):What did, what did your husband say to her? Nothing.2 (16m 50s):I mean, he was just like, I I'm walking my dog. I mean, like, I think he was just so flummoxed by the whole thing. Like, is this person really trying to tell me God? Yeah. That's yeah. I think, I think he was done1 (17m 5s):The audacity. Yeah. I, I, I, yeah, I hate, I hate her already. And I also think the real issue is fucking, you feel terrible that you cannot control your dogs and you have it done with the rest of us dumb, but responsible fuckers have done, which is train our goddamn dogs. Doris, right now I'm paying an, a great amount of money. So she can go to fucking Frenchie school so that when she sees2 (17m 35s):Her all about1 (17m 37s):God, so she doesn't jump on people and she doesn't do well. Okay. So when we Doris is, so I did not understand that when even, okay. So Frenchies are bred to be completely dependent on humans. Okay. So like, meaning back in the day, they're not the kind of dog that's bred to go out on their own. They're highly dependent. They're like needy fucking things. Right. Okay. Great. But that doesn't mean what I'm understanding is they still need pack training because the pack, we are not their pack. It's so funny. Like I am not a dog and miles is not a dog. We don't understand dog.1 (18m 18s):And so even these like sort of boot, you know, like fancy bougie dogs need pack training, which I was so Cesar Milan always says like, you know, like Eden, these designer ass dogs need fricking socialization. And I thought that meant she just needed to be around people. And like, she needs to be around dogs. That will correct her. And so there is this guy who's obsessed with dogs that lives in, in the miracle mile. I thought it was west Hollywood. I don't know where I am. Anytime I cross over I'm like anywhere is away from Pasadena. So my friend was like, listen, there's something called the school. And they also have like Frenchie Fridays and they ha it's like a very Frenchie centric dog school.1 (19m 6s):And they bring in this trainer, that's a protege of Cesar Milan, but everyone can say their approach. I could say I'm a protege of Cesar Milan probably. But anyway, and they play Tibetan singing bowls for the dogs and they get them to calm down and they, and it's a lot of Frenchies, there's like 10 Frenchies that go there. And so I said, all right, I'm going to give it a chance because Doris is great. She's just a tip, very typical Frenchie. And she gets very excited and she doesn't know how to calm herself down. So she pees inside and she will jump on you. And she's really mouthy still at a year. And so I was like, okay, well, like I need to, and, and she she's missing.1 (19m 48s):You can tell like, she's missing. Ideally we'd get another dog, but there's no way in hell in a one bedroom. That's this small. I would ever get another dog, especially not another Frenchie. So I was like, what, what to do, what to do. And this guy is like, that runs, this school will send you recaps of the class today in Frenchie class we learned. And then he will explain all the things that we learned. I'm not there. He's not, it's the dogs. It's like so funny. And then there's pictures. So she's doing great, but it is a schlep. It is 35 minutes. Each way. It is expensive. It is.1 (20m 28s):So what I am saying is those of us who fucking don't want to be like your neighbor and are like, you know what? I'm going to confront the fact that my dog needs some work and that whatever that we are doing miles and I isn't quite cutting it. And she's not behaving in a way that's going to make her friends like with people or with dogs. What do I do about it? I don't say to other people, it's your fault.2 (20m 52s):Somebody else's fault.1 (20m 54s):I have no goddamn money. I'm spending the money and the time.2 (20m 59s):And there you have hit upon one of the very hardest parts of parenting, which is, and you've talked about this before on the podcast, getting feedback, negative feedback about your child is so demoralizing you at once, feel embarrassed and enraged. You feel enraged with the person. You feel enraged with your kid, for With yourself, for not doing a good enough job, such that this wouldn't be happening. Yeah. It's really, really hard. And everybody has to get to the point that you have already gotten to luckily, which is okay, well, I'm this, the good news is the bad news is I'm the source of this problem.2 (21m 44s):And the good news is I'm also the solution to,1 (21m 46s):I think we don't know how to make a lot of us. We don't know how to make friends. Right? So this lady, instead of being like, oh my God, maybe I should just like, say to people, you know, like she could do so many things. People can do so many. She could send a letter to each person on the block say, look, I have these asshole dogs. I don't know what to do. If you have fucking suggestions, besides euthanizing them, let me know. I would love that. Or can you help me? Or I'm so sorry. They're assholes. I don't know what to do. I'm I'm working on it or I'm stuck. Just let people know. And then you make friends. And then when you walk down the street, people are gonna be like, oh, there's those crazy asshole dogs.1 (22m 29s):Just she's she's trying at least,2 (22m 31s):Right. Yes. There is a universe in which a person has crazy dogs like that. And they allow, first of all, they allow for the rehab. They allow us to acknowledge the reality that it's your crazy dog. I mean, that's, that's the other thing I feel like, I feel like we're stopped at level one, which is she won't acknowledge that her dogs are crazy level two. She won't do something about it. You know,1 (22m 59s):I'd like level one. It's like level one is like you were saying it like it takes some, you got to just really get to the point of being accepted, having acceptance that what things are going to go horribly wrong. And a lot of times it's your fault in some way. And a lot of times it isn't, but they still go wrong. And like, I just, I was talking about this a lot yesterday choice points when we're at choice points. And I think it's really easy to be like, oh, that, you know, people choose bad things to happen to them. I think that's garbage people choose to be with, you know, houseless, garbage. I don't buy that. But what I do buy is I know plenty of people with inner and outer, especially outer resources that don't date.1 (23m 45s):They, they do not meat choice points with any sort of ownership and accountability. So they're just like, they don't have, they think they have no choices, but to be an asshole, it's not true. It's not true many times they're you could have my friend taken a turn neighbor, whoever politician and said, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait, I have a choice here. So it's interesting. It's like, just because there is this sort of bullshit, a Wu movement to like over to like blame the victim. Yeah. That's true. But I think there is also a willingness to excuse behavior because people feel that people are limited.1 (24m 26s):Fuck you limited where you don't like, you know, so there's, there's a line. And I think that we, that the black and white thinking of like, you know, all good, all bad. All everyone chooses everything. It's not, it's just not the way it works. But like, yeah. So I,2 (24m 43s):No, it's not the way it works. You're so your thing recently is all about choice points. My thing is all about dissociation and, and I feel, I think I've hit on in the past. I've always said the reason I don't get along with anybody in my town is like, it's all Puritan and whatever. And that's probably true too, but there's another deeper thing. Because a lot of times I will meet somebody and I was trying to define what's the immediate thing that within seconds of talking to somebody, you can proceed. Cause you feel this is a, this is going to, this might go in a good direction for me it's they don't seem completely dissociated.2 (25m 25s):Right. And people are going to hear that and think, I mean, a bunch of people with multiple personalities, that's not what I1 (25m 31s):Mean. Yeah.2 (25m 34s):I really just mean the kind of person who says, for example, you know, my dogs are not crazy. My dogs are not crazy and my dogs are not crazy or my life is not in shambles. My marriages I'm shambles. My kids are not whatever, like whatever it is, there's a lot of, you know, people have to do so much work to hold up. These myths about themselves and their families and their lives. And I get it because to be in touch with the reality of one's life or one situation is completely overwhelmed.1 (26m 7s):So painful too. It's so painful.2 (26m 11s):It's so painful. But so, but like I need, in order to have a thing with a human, I need to be able to look at them and have some vague semblance that they're not in another, on another planet now. Sometimes I get past that and I, and it's like, okay, but I still just don't like you, right. For whatever reason. But I think that's the majority of the people I encounter in life or in some type of a dissociative place. And maybe it's because of the pandemic and maybe it's because things have been a shit show for the last several years, but that w that thought really clarified for me.2 (26m 51s):Okay. Yeah. This is the, this is like the stumbling block I have with a lot of people. I have a friend right now who, I mean, she's, she's kind of a friend, but she she's one of these people, like the day we met, she started referring to me as her best friend kind of, kind of a thing. And she likes to drink a lot. And so I kind of pulled back on the relationship. And during the pandemic, I had a pretty good reason to, and after that she's been contacting me and she's just not really kind of getting the hint. So I decided to take the opportunity the last time she contacted me to say, well, you know, like things aren't really going that great, like this and this and this, no response, no response, because what she wants for me is to validate the myth that she doesn't drink too much.2 (27m 41s):And that everything is fine in her life. Right. And when I want to talk about how things are not fine, she's not interested.1 (27m 49s):Yeah. That's really a telltale sign. Yeah. I mean, yeah, that it is. Yeah. And then I take it a step further, which is in my brain, which is I get angry because I have lived, I have spent so much time, energy, sweat, and, you know, sweat equity in looking at the painful stuff that I just can't perpetuate the circus show that that it's okay.2 (28m 27s):Well, today we are talking to Glen Davis. Glenn Davis is one of the hardest working busiest people we have ever met. He is the artistic director of Steppenwolf theater in Chicago. He's just closed a production of king James, which had also been a Steppenwolf. He just closed it at the mark taper forum in Los Angeles. He has a production company with Trell, Alvin McCraney, and they've got 10 projects on the slate right now. He's a writer, he's a director, he's a performer, he's a producer. And he is an artistic director. So please enjoy not our, it was just boss, boss, his conversation with Glenn Davis.4 (29m 22s):I gave it to my office. You survive theater school, but mostly I want to ask what's happening with you right now. Tell me what are you doing and what are you feeling and how are you today?5 (29m 34s):Right now? I am doing great. I am doing a play here at, in LA, at the mark taper forum called king James. We have been here for over a month and we closed this Sunday.4 (29m 50s):All right. So here's my question to you. We talked to our first attempt and it goes so well in terms of our tech, but so you went to the theater school. I just finished teaching at a theater school. I don't know if I'm going back. They have a new Dean coming in. Yeah. Who? I had a meeting who asked to have a meeting and she was lovely if you had, I'm asking this5 (30m 11s):Question.4 (30m 12s):Yes. So if you had to go back, would you have gone to a theater conservatory? Would you do it again? Would you go to a conservatory for acting training to5 (30m 24s):Theater school specifically, or just one4 (30m 26s):In general and then to the theater school specifically?5 (30m 30s):Yes. Yes. I would say at the very least, even if I didn't learn anything, I made some of my strongest friendships at the theater school.4 (30m 40s):You, you have, you have not only kept in touch, but you are thriving alongside people that you went to school with. So you would have done done it again. Okay. Favorite? What do you, what kind of art do you want to make my friend? Like, what is your, if you had, I'm asking this to all my, our guests, we just have to someone. And I said like, what are we doing here on this planet? And what kind of art do you want to make?5 (31m 6s):I guess I would say art that is impactful and challenges. Its audiences and challenges are sort of moral and ethical codes. Our identity, our idea of what we think is right or wrong in the world.4 (31m 24s):Can you say more about that?5 (31m 25s):Yeah. I did a play a few seasons ago called downstate and that this does exactly right.4 (31m 33s):Yeah. Intense. Yeah. Intense I side. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. That's, it's about people that live in like a halfway house.5 (31m 42s):Yeah. They're in a group home. It's five sex offenders who have, who have been released from prison, but into a group home. And so they have to figure out how to, you know, assimilate back into normal society. And you go into that play, you know, with your most folks have, I would imagine, have their own, very strong opinions about sex offenders, you know, pedophiles full stop, you know, and then this play the best way I can explain it is that it makes you reconsider what you think of those people when they, when they sort of visceral level, you, you go in thinking, okay, I know I don't need to explore this.5 (32m 29s):And then you do even just for, you know, this two hour play. And even if it's just a minor shift, it feels like you've gone a far way out of the way to give back maybe to the same place. But you, you know, Bruce Norris wrote this play and he talks about how he wrote the play because he wanted to, he wanted folks to challenge. He wanted to challenge the audience's ability to, to their capacity for forgiveness.4 (32m 59s):Yeah. I mean, I'm obsessed with the idea of who gets to be forgiven and why, and what happens when yeah. People make choices. And I think w you know, working with felons when they got out of prison, I learned that most of us well. Yeah. I, I truly believe that most of us are like one bad choice away. A lot of times from being an exact same position as my clients were in, or as the people in that player. And, and it's not as simple as we think, but, you know, I, yeah, I agree. So, okay. So you want to make that kind of art. Do you feel like you made that kind of art at the theater school at all?4 (33m 40s):Did you,5 (33m 43s):I think at the theater school, I was less concerned with making art and more concerned with managing the cut system. If we had a cut system and then, you know, just being a good actor, it was, it was primarily, primarily about self. It was less about storytelling. I didn't, I don't think I got to that place in my life career until a few, few years out of school. You do some work and you figure out it's not simply about me and how good I am in it, or you know, how much money I'm making.4 (34m 18s):Yeah. Did you, when you did the showcase, did you the show? Okay, so I was just the, the, the kids, the kiddos were just here during the showcase. There was no real showcase in person which sucked this year, but they came to LA and it brought back memories. And so I was going to ask you about your experience. Did you go to New York LA and do Chicago? Okay. What was it like for you? What material do you remember the material you did? And what was the, what was your experience of that in terms of interest reps?5 (34m 51s):I don't remember what scene I did for showcase, but I did, I did do a scene. I remember I was playing, I had a basketball at his house playing basketball at the same time. I should figure out what play that was, but I did that. And then I got, I guess, a healthy amount of interest in New York and LA, and I knew from showcase even before that, that I knew I was, I was leaving Chicago.4 (35m 18s):Okay. This is very exciting to me to, to, so you, you, w w how did you know that, like, when you went there and you did your scene and afterwards, they said, so, and so wants to meet with you or these people, like you, you just, like, I gotta get outta here, or what was the feeling like? My next move is,5 (35m 37s):Well, I was cold in Chicago, so I had just done a Chicago winter, and I wasn't, I was determined not to do another. And I think for a long time, I thought I'd go to New York. What happened was I ended up getting a, managed, signing with a manager here in LA, right out of showcase, and then decided, okay, I'm going to go to LA. And then I booked this other job. It took me to Canada for two years, but I kept my LA manager. And then I moved to LA right after this thing called the Stratford festival.4 (36m 10s):Of course. Yeah. Two years. Yeah. Holy shit. So you went right out of school to Canada. Yeah. Do you, how was that?5 (36m 20s):It was great. It was, it was this sort of things that I didn't anticipate I'd ever do. I didn't even know where Stratford was when I got the job. And so I went into, it was called the Birmingham conservatory for classical theater training at Stratford festival. And so I go up and I studied for 20 weeks in the winter and in Stratford, Ontario. And then you go into the season as an actor. So I was up there for two years4 (36m 52s):And then, okay. So you're doing that for two years where you kept your manager and then what happens after Canada5 (36m 58s):Moved to LA4 (36m 59s):You just straight up moved here? Yup. Okay. And then, and then you back and forth, or you were here for a while. What years are your year here? Youngster. What year was this? Not that long ago.5 (37m 8s):I moved to LA and then I, I was, I think I did submit two thousands. Then I went to New York to do a play. I want to say something like 2008. And then from then on, I started going back and forth between New York and LA. I did that for probably brought till about 2000, 2014, something like that.4 (37m 44s):And then what happened? I'm fascinated. You, you have a story that I don't for theater school grads, that this doesn't usually happen. So usually what we notice is you do the showcase, you pick a place and you stay there for a long time, but you've been moving around. So then, okay. So after you did back and forth, how did you land? I mean,5 (38m 4s):Well, I was living in LA. I had done a play in New York, and so I thought to myself, I wanted to be able to go back and forth. So I still kept my, my home in LA, I guess I call it. And I would just, I got a roommate in New York and I would just go back and forth between the two. And so I did a play in New York in 2008, then I did another in 2011. And, and then I think I will probably let that place go. New York around 2014.4 (38m 38s):Yeah. And then since then, I've just5 (38m 40s):Been, then I was in LA and then I D I went back to Chicago in 2013 to do a play at Steppenwolf. And then I got a place in Chicago. So I replaced my place in New York with a place in Chicago. And I would just go back and forth between Chicago and LA.4 (38m 57s):Okay. So now, now you run the joint with, with a bunch of, with Audrey and probably some help, some other step waltz. W why do you take, why did you take that on, like, what, what, what, what happened there that you were like, this is the next thing I'm like, fascinated by the choices people make. And this was the same with my clients and the same with my characters. I write, like, how does that happen when you're going back and forth from New York or to mostly now, Chicago and LA. Yeah. And then you're like, you're, you were obviously an ensemble member I'm assuming first. Okay. And then what, how does that happen? That, you5 (39m 36s):Know, wow. When I was made ensemble, remember in 2017, I had just done another play a step one side. I think I did like4 (39m 44s):About, you got older.5 (39m 46s):Yeah. You got older. Okay. Thank you. Thank you. And so I did another play called the Christians and had, had a great time. And after that, I, I had started to the other part of my life. I'm a producer in television and film. So I started producing and then it just sort of became natural to me, for me to want to sort of guide projects to fruition. And so when the Steppenwolf job came up and R D Shapiro who brought me into the company announced that she was leaving and the company did a, that the company has a self-imposed mandate that an ensemble member always be the artistic director.4 (40m 31s):I did not know that.5 (40m 32s):Okay. It's only ever been on ensemble. So we did a search within the company and myself and Audrey Francis, who, you know, we got the most votes. And so,4 (40m 44s):Yeah.5 (40m 44s):Yeah. The ensemble bows down, sambal chooses the ensemble, the artistic director.4 (40m 50s):I did not know this. Okay. This is very fascinating to me. Okay. So you got the most votes and why two people, like, did they, has it ever been to at the same time,5 (41m 0s):If it has there's rumors that it was two before this there's only ever been two in a formalized setting, formalized situation. And so we decided to do it together because it's such a huge job. And both of us are actors. Yeah. Audrey is also a director. I am a producer. And so we thought, you know, to do this job, you know, most times it's directors, because, you know, it affords them the ability to still have their career outside of it for an actor. If you're running the theater. And like right now, I'm in Los Angeles doing king James.5 (41m 41s):Yeah. Then it, it, who, who do, who does staff go to? Who, who, who sort of running, steering the ship while I'm away or the counterpart is away. So we said, okay, if there's two of us that we can sort of outline in any given year that as long as one of us is on campus, one of us is steering the ship to the garden at any given time. Then there's a version of the second work. So we, we, we decided together that we would, we would pitch ourselves together instead of one of us doing it. And so the ensemble loved it and the board thought it was a great idea. And so they contracted both of us. And so here we are.4 (42m 22s):And does it go on forever and ever until you get sick of it,5 (42m 26s):We have to let them know we do, we do contracts. And so before the contract ends, you let them know, Hey, I want to stay on it, or I want to,4 (42m 36s):How's it going?5 (42m 37s):It's going4 (42m 38s):Right. Do you like it?5 (42m 40s):I love it. Is it4 (42m 40s):Hard?5 (42m 41s):Oh yeah. Yeah. It's hard.4 (42m 43s):It's fulfilling.5 (42m 45s):Very,4 (42m 45s):Yeah. Okay. Do you have any time to do anything? Do you, do you, you must because you're here. So you have, but you do a lot of things. So I guess my next question is how do you do a lot of things and managed to not lose your mind?5 (43m 0s):What I would say that I'm a big planner. I have a lot of help. Obviously. I have assistance. I partners, turtle album McCraney, who my, I wasn't mentioning before4 (43m 15s):That is to school together,5 (43m 17s):Went to school together. Yeah. And he is my best friend in the world. Also my producing partner,4 (43m 23s):Brilliant boat. But yeah, you're both very brilliant human.5 (43m 26s):Thank you. I appreciate that. And so we have a production company based here in LA and we're in an overall deal at universal. And so we, we, that's a partnership and we have a team, a very strong team that we produce television and film. And then at Steppenwolf, I have Audrey, who's the best partner one can ask for. And we, we, we together manage through all the, the things that are going on and step off. So, and then, you know, when I'm going to do a play, yeah. I'm constantly in communication with her constantly communication with Tarell about all the things that we're doing.4 (44m 7s):Oh my God. So I guess the communication is, is really the key. Okay. My question is, what would you say to like the students and my young students who are like, what kind of world am I walking into? What, in the entertainment industry, how can I take ownership over my career? What the fuck do I do? I always like to be whatever you're doing, something's going right in your career. So, which is great. And I'm not saying it doesn't take a tremendous amount of work, but I'm also saying, is there any tips or like how to manage this life? You've graduated. You've just, like you said, like, you want to, you want to make it, you want to, you, you want to earn money, want to pay the rent and still make good art.4 (44m 56s):How the fuck do you do that?5 (45m 0s):Well, you're saying w what advice I would give. Right. I would say the, one of the first questions you asked was, you know, LA or Chicago, or, you know, I would say pick the place that you'd like to live. Like a lot of times people go, oh, I got to go to LA. If I want a career, you don't have to do that anymore. You can be in London, you'll be in Toronto. You can be in new Orleans, you can Chicago. So I would Fe I would say, go to the place that makes you happiest, makes you feel like the best version of yourself or some approximation of it. And then sort of sit down. I always look at my life in terms of five-year goals and plans.5 (45m 40s):What do I want, what I want my life to look like in the next five years. And so sit down and make a plan. If that's to be a series regular on a TV show, then put all of your efforts towards that. If it's to be, you know, a Broadway actor, then, you know, you know, there's a path to that, presumably. So I would say, make a plan and take some risks. You know, they might not always be comfortable, but you go out and you say, at least for, at least for me, I've, I've learned the most about myself. And I really taken a risk. And lastly, I would say, particularly for actors become, you know, did this happen by happenstance with me, but my best friend in the world is a writer and a very accomplished yeah,4 (46m 28s):Yeah. Like not, yeah, no slouch like a brilliant one of the most brilliant. Yeah.5 (46m 33s):And, and I've because of that, I've, you know, our partnership I've been in almost every one of his plays I've, we've created together. He's making things for me. I would say, if you can find a creative partner partnership or ships, you know, Rajiv, Joseph is another friend of mine who we're very close friends, we've done two plays together. Now we're doing TV shows together. Like find those folks that you're like, I just like being in partnership with you. And let's, you know, it might take five, 10 years to create something together, but let's start the conversation.4 (47m 9s):Did you know that immediately at school, that these folks were going to, cause there's also, isn't there a woman that you also are close with, that you met?5 (47m 17s):Yeah. Alana arenas is my other best tool in a lot of my two best friends in the world. Okay.4 (47m 21s):Okay. So did you know at the, at school, at the theater school where you immediately, like, I ha I love these books and I want to make art with them, or how did5 (47m 30s):That? No, I don't. I don't think cause Tara wasn't a writer at the time. He was, he was an actor and a theater school a year ahead of me and Atlanta was two years ahead of me. And, but they just, they were home. I met them and I just said, oh, you're my person. And so those two have been in my life for the last, you know, 20 however many years. And those are proud. I've worked with them several times over and over. They're both supremely talented Alana was on Tyrrell's TV show called David makes man. And she was amazing in it. So I think that, yeah, I just found them as people interesting and you know, beautiful people inside and out and they just so happen to be, you know, supremely talented, but I didn't go into it looking for them like, who do I like?5 (48m 21s):You know? So that's, that's essentially what it was. You.4 (48m 25s):Okay. What kind of, you said you want to make art, like, do you, is it more that the medium doesn't matter as much as the story in terms of TV versus being in a F or working on films or working on television? Or what, what is, do you have a favorite or are you just open to telling good stories, whatever form it takes? Are you that kind of a,5 (48m 46s):Yeah, I think it's the, the ladder. They're very different forms to work in as an actor. I'm doing a play right now, obviously. Yeah. I get a fulfillment that I don't get in producing television and film, but also in television and film, I get a, a fulfillment there as well, where I'm the, I have, my voice means is, is hugely meaningful in the room. If it's not me making the final decision on something, you know, very close to the, the, the folks in the room who are making those final decisions. So as an actor, you're, you're coming to be a cog in a wheel, you know, or you're there to service the story in film and TV as a producer, at least you're, you're get the engine you're, you're providing the platform or the, the landscape for artists to come in and tell their stories.5 (49m 44s):So it's a very different fulfillment that, you know, being in one in the other. And so I love them, both. Yeah. Theater is, is where I come from from first fell in love with storytelling and the art and the craft.4 (49m 58s):W I can't remember. I know that your family is not, it's more of a political family, right? Yeah.5 (50m 2s):And in terms of politics in Chicago.4 (50m 3s):Yeah. Yeah. So, but not so not theater so much. Okay. And then how did you end up doing theater since you said theaters5 (50m 12s):You're I was on the basketball team in high school. That's right.4 (50m 14s):Then you realized,5 (50m 16s):Yeah. Yeah. I realized I just audition audition for a play randomly. And I thought, oh wow, this is, I can do this. And so I gave up sports or basketball and she said, my, I thought, I thought at the time I had a burgeoning basketball career.4 (50m 31s):But if you did, though, you must have had a co I mean, what you were, you said you loved it and you were good at it. You just didn't think you were good enough.5 (50m 41s):Yeah. I don't even think at the time I knew if I was good enough. And I probably had all the bravado that any young4 (50m 47s):Men5 (50m 48s):That I could go to the NBA, but I just fell in love with theater. I fell in love with the art form and, you know, later studying it at DePaul at other places, setting Shakespeare. I just thought I can do this for the rest of my life. So.4 (51m 6s):Oh. And you knew it, right? Yeah. Okay. Well, there you go. So you knew it. Okay. And then if you had to like, like the next thing you want to do, like you have, are you doing exactly? I talked to people sometimes and they're doing exactly what they want to do, or they're excited. Or sometimes they're like, no, I want to pivot. And in a year, like we talk about, you talked about five years, so what's your five-year, what do you want to do in five years in your five-year plan? Do you have any grant?5 (51m 33s):Yeah. Well, I think that a big part of my artistic life right now is stepping up is I'm leading the company. There are some things that industry-wide, that I would love to see changed.4 (51m 46s):I want to know what they are,5 (51m 48s):Where there's a, there's a long list4 (51m 50s):With one5 (51m 54s):More pay equity for, for people in the arts theater theater specifically. There's, there's just not, you know, you can't, most of us cannot live, let alone thrive on a theater salary. So we'd love to change that diversity equity inclusion is very important to me getting more people involved, who don't, who historically have not been a part of the theater community. I think doing king James has been sort of eye opening for me because so many people have come because they love basketball. They love LeBron, or they love sports.5 (52m 35s):And now they're, you know, they're coming to a play and they go with some of the first play I've ever been to. And I loved it. So I think there's a lot, a lot of work there to do.4 (52m 46s):And do you feel like the word beat with the pandemic and everything? Have you, have you been able to start diet? Like, are you diving in now or are you, were you in the, when did you start take over you and Andre?5 (52m 60s):Our first day was as artistic director was September 1st, 2021.4 (53m 7s):Yeah. Okay. And now what's happening? The seagull happened? No.5 (53m 13s):Yeah, we just, we just closed the seagull. It was, it was our first theater in the,4 (53m 19s):The new spaces. Is it gorgeous?5 (53m 22s):Or it's, it's, it's all I walk into it and I'm just blown away. And I actually get very excited about one day being able to perform in that theater. But it's this beautiful in the round space that is state of the art, these wonderfully resonant acoustics. It is. Yeah. It's, it's a playground. I love that. I love that space, but yeah, we just opened our first play. We opened, there was the seagull, an adaptation of checkoffs, the seagull by Yassin playing golf and he wrote and directed it and it, it was fantastic.5 (54m 3s):And yeah. So now that now that theater is open,4 (54m 7s):Are you, do you have any things exciting that are probably a million things that are happening, but like television or film wise or for you, or, oh yeah. Or your company or anything that, you know, what's happening.5 (54m 21s):We have step move, just announced this new season. So the false will start, well, we'll have that season, beginning, this fall that we're excited about. So the first season that Audra and I were able to curate ourselves, so that's exciting.4 (54m 39s):What does that mean? Like you're in charge. Like you have to plan the whole shit or like, so like, if you have all the plays out there, you have a literary person I'm sure. And they say, okay, this is all on the table. Yeah. And then you read them all and then does lively debate ensued what happened? Okay.5 (54m 57s):We have an artistic team that we go back and forth over place and we decide, you know, obviously it's4 (55m 4s):No.5 (55m 5s):Yeah. We announced our season April, I think. Okay.4 (55m 8s):What are you super excited? I'm married. You're probably out. So a little bit more. Okay. Do we know if you are going to be in them? Can5 (55m 15s):You be, or you4 (55m 17s):Can't. Okay.5 (55m 18s):I, I don't know just yet. I just don't know, like4 (55m 24s):Deciding.5 (55m 25s):Yeah, sure. Yeah. It's possible. Yeah.4 (55m 27s):That's going to be exciting and you're playing closes. And then when you leave here to go back to Chicago,5 (55m 32s):I leave here I go on vacation and then I'll go back to Chicago. And then I do a play in the fall called well downstate. Oh yeah. We do that in New York in the fall. And then we have Trella and I have 10 TV series that are in development. Yeah. Yeah.4 (55m 55s):Totally crap. Congratulations.5 (55m 58s):Very much. So4 (55m 60s):Tenancy develop, I guess that's how it works. Wow. Wow. Good for you.5 (56m 5s):So what looks to go into production on one later this year? And yeah, we're pitching shows always. And so that's, most of my days are, you know, pitching shows, working on development with our executives at universal and managing the theater. So picking plays really4 (56m 26s):Plays very full5 (56m 28s):Life and doing a play.4 (56m 29s):Do you love your life?5 (56m 31s):Yeah, I love it. Wow.4 (56m 32s):Okay. Do you re we, we were just had I'm in a book club and we were talking about regret. Do you believe in, what's your idea when someone says to you, what do you think about regrets? Do you have them, do you think it's bullshit? Do you think that regret is good? Because it makes us, we had a lively discussion about regret the other night here at the office.5 (56m 51s):What was the consensus?4 (56m 52s):Well, some people are like, no, there's no such thing as regret because in the moment you do the best you can with the choices you have. But I actually think regret has been helpful for me because things like I regret that I didn't do certain things. It's not about judgment for me. It's more about like, I'm S maybe it's sadness. I don't know. I regret that, like my mom and I never talked about X before she passed. Right. Or, but I don't say, and I'm an asshole because of that. I just say, I regret that. But other people are saying, no, no regrets, like live your life with no regrets. I don't know. Where do you fall on this? I don't know.5 (57m 28s):I think that, I think for all honest with ourselves, there, there are things that may be in our past that we wrapped that we maybe wish we had not done done in that same way. That's the sort of notion of a regret. You know, you wish you made a different choice to varying degrees, but I think that at least when most people say, because I understand the notion of, Hey, there's no regrets. You, you had to make the choice you were going to make to be the person that you go to. You're going to be, I get it. So I think that, I think more to the point for me is there are regrets. You just have to live with them. You just have to learn to live with them. And, you know, all of us decide or make a, make a choice of how we're going to sort of, how do you say it is a word I'm looking for, but how you sort of assimilate all your choices into your person,4 (58m 25s):Integrate that and like, become like accept them or like the least own them, maybe.5 (58m 32s):Okay. I did that. It is what it is. it is what it is. I think you're saying it is what it is. It didn't turn out in my favor, but you know, w what else was I going to do? Ah,4 (58m 43s):That brings me to my final. I'll let you, but what was your, her a bit of as a human, but like, what do you do when things don't go your way? How do you, cause I think a lot of people that listen to the podcast are coping with like regret and also rejection. And when things don't go your way, whatever that means, how do you as a person, as an artist, however you want to answer it, how do you get back up how do you, how do you keep going?5 (59m 13s):Yeah, I think that I learned this, this trick oh, years ago, where I go and I thought to myself, I'm never going to, whenever I auditioned for, yeah, I am. I am, I will not covet it. I will do everything in my power not to covet it so that if, and when I don't get it, which he usually don't, you didn't lose anything. It was never yours4 (59m 35s):Coveting as it is an interesting word there. Right. Cause it's like, it means sort of to try to clench or hold onto or grasp and like control. All right. So you say that to yourself?5 (59m 47s):Yeah. It gives me a sense of relaxation, relaxation going into the room. Look, if I get it and it could be, life-changing awesome. But if it doesn't, my life is where it is today. Awesome.4 (59m 58s):Part of the thing that I noticed with you is like that you've built such an awesome life anyway, that like stuff will add to it if something mindblowing comes along, but it's not as though it's the only thing going on. Right? So like you have so much going on that you seem to love that if you don't get book a job, it's not going to make the whole house fall down. Right? Like it's not the whole entirety of who you are as an artist.5 (1h 0m 21s):Yeah. This is, this goes back to an experience I had when I first moved to LA, I was in, I was a, an intern at a casting office and that's something I would actually suggest actors recommended they do because you get to see what the other side looks like. And I remember being in there and this, this guy comes in for this audition. He's just Emmy nominated actor at the time. And he has like four page monologue. And I'm reading with him, he's reading through it. He looks down at the pages maybe twice. And he got it the night before. So he did this enormous amount of work. He's reading through it. I'm looking down at the page, just trying to remember it. And I've just have one line of course responses.5 (1h 1m 1s):And he finished it. He is brilliant. He4 (1h 1m 3s):Finishes it.5 (1h 1m 4s):He did a fantastic job. He's brilliant. He gets up right away and says, well, look, thank you all. Thank you all so much and have a nice weekend or whatever. Yeah. He didn't linger. He didn't say, do you need more? He didn't say, Hey, how4 (1h 1m 20s):You know,5 (1h 1m 22s):He just left out and he did not. It seemed like something else was pulling him out of the room.4 (1h 1m 29s):Other5 (1h 1m 31s):Life, something, something else, this wasn't everything he goes out. And the director, I mean the, the casting director, there's, there's just this hush for about 10 seconds, which is a long time after somebody leaves a room after auditioning and it's all executives in the room and me and the cats. And he says the casting director, she says, the casting director says, that's why he's immune nominated. And then there's another beat or two. And then the, the lead executive says, yeah, but he's not right.5 (1h 2m 11s):And so that was it. And so what it taught me was even if you go in with, in your, you're doing all the right things, you're playing all the right beats are the guy. There's a version of that show in which he was fantastic and went on to write awards and4 (1h 2m 27s):Things,5 (1h 2m 28s):But he wasn't right in their estimation. So it took the pressure off of me of trying to have to be4 (1h 2m 33s):Right for everything. Like we can't be right for everything5 (1h 2m 37s):Not going to be right.4 (1h 2m 37s):And what's not, ours is not ours. Like you're saying like, you can covet something all you want, but if it's not meant for me, it's not coming to me,5 (1h 2m 45s):But it mattered to him no less because he still went in and knock their socks off as an actor. And that's the narrative that comes out of that room is that he wasn't right. But wow, he's brilliant. I can't wait to, he is right for the right for,4 (1h 2m 58s):And also it had quite an effect on you. And now you're telling me this story and then it'll be told on the podcast. And so it's, it matters, right? Like it's a ripple effect. So he might not have been right for that part. You know, there's a friend of mine is a casting director and she always says, you probably know her Mickey Paskal on Chicago. And she says, not yet for the person. So it is not, no, it is not there, Terry, you know, she said, not yet, it's not yours yet. Not yet for you. Not yet. And I love that because it, it sort of implies that something's coming. We just don't know when. And we just don't know what it looks like specifically, but just not yet. And I was like, oh, it's such a more, oh, it's like an open way to look at these jobs rather than just like you did with the, it's just not right for it.4 (1h 3m 45s):He, he was brilliant. And then, like you said, there's a version of that show with him in it, but this is not this one. Yeah. And so it's, I, I think that that's great. And I, I think young actors really need to hear that, which is not yet. And you're not going to be right for everything you can't be.5 (1h 4m 1s):Yeah. It took a lot of pressure off me to have to be perfect. And I just started relaxing and just, you know what, I'm gonna do the best job, my version of this, this character. And then if I get it awesome, if I don't, I haven't lost anything. Yeah.4 (1h 4m 15s):And I think, I think what I'm getting just from this, from this interview too, is that idea of building a life with that is full of things that I, or anyone loves to do. Not just one thing. So that if, if one thing doesn't go in one area, doesn't go like perfectly. I could still be like, thank you, have a great day. I'm going to go out and live my life. That is like really dope over here. I have family, I have whatever the things are. Great. So you're not dependent on this one. Yes. To like be okay, but I think it's, it's yeah.5 (1h 4m 51s):It's hard to find you to find your happiness. It's4 (1h 4m 53s):Just like a part of your day, right? Like it's one part of your day. And then you go on and do your things and have your conference calls with Steppenwolf and whatever, eat a sandwich or whatever. So5 (1h 5m 3s):Remember this one or from one friend of mine years ago said, I look at auditions as my one opportunity to act that day or to perform or to tell a story. And I had my two minutes, I go in and I do it and then I'll let it go. And I throw away the sides. And I, I, I go home.4 (1h 5m 19s):I mean, I think that's great. Like I think, I think taking the pressure off and also, right, it's sort of what I call, like right-sizing things, you know, like I've, I I've said before I got into rooms, like I have seen the face of hell and this is not it we're going to go in and we're gonna do it. All right. So I will let you go because you're very, you're very busy and you have a lot of things going on, but I, I just want to thank you. And I also want to say, like, I have a lot of hope. I mean, I, I love Audrey and now I adore you. And I think that the American theater has a real opportunity. The, one of the things that I'm noticing, especially in the whole two weeks that we've had in terms of the Supreme court, that w we have a lot of opportunity, like, things are really, really hard and terrible, but I also think that anytime there's something really terrible, there's also an opportunity for the counterpoint to that.4 (1h 6m 12s):So I'm hoping with the American theater and art in general, perhaps that maybe we can be part of that counterpoint of all the terrible shit that's going on. And I'm hoping that stepping Wolf, I can't wait to see, I'm going to see what the season is, is going to, you don't have to tell me what the season is. I'll look it up. I think you and Audrey should be in all the plays and that's probably not going to happen, but, but no, I am hopeful. I am still hopeful. Are you still hopeful about things?5 (1h 6m 38s):Absolutely. Yeah. I wouldn't do it if I wasn't, it's it's not a job you want to take on with a sense of hopelessness. You have to really believe in the, in the sort of prospects of the artists involved in the sort of theater landscape itself.4 (1h 6m 54s):And since you, do you think the same holds true for like film and television? Are you still hopeful?5 (1h 6m 58s):Yeah. Filming film and television have this thing, that theater doesn't and that's called money. So whether you're, you know, I know a lot of folks who are on TV shows who are, you know, maybe not creatively inspired, you know, we've heard that story a lot, but they're getting there. You know, if, if it's, if it's an exchange of dividends for their time, then they're being paid in comparison to their counterparts in other industries they're being paid handsomely. And so that brings you a sense of happiness versus a fulfilling.4 (1h 7m 29s):Yeah. I didn't help your family and you can at least two. So that's true. Like, I think that that's, yeah. We seem to have found a mix of the things that you love and are important to you. And I think that that's something that, that is, that is brilliant, that we don't see a lot. So I say, keep, keep on. I mean, of course you're going to keep on, but thank you for talking to5 (1h 7m 48s):Me.3 (1h 7m 58s):If you liked what you heard today, please give us a positive five star review and subscribe and tell your friends. I survived. Theater school is an undeniable ink production. Jen Bosworth, Ramirez, and Gina cheat, or the co-hosts this episode was produced, edited, and sound mixed by Gina for more information about this podcast or other goings on of undeniable, Inc. Please visit our website@undeniablewriters.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Thank you.

TechnoRetro Dads
Enjoy Stuff: Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

TechnoRetro Dads

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 97:33


In the United States today marks the day that a revolution gave us our independence from England. Many movies also show us characters that fight against oppression, reminding us that we can stand together and fight for justice for all. This week we celebrate by rebelling!   Whether it's the rebel alliance or just a breakfast club, it is important to be reminded to treat everyone fairly. We are all on this Earth together!   News A Back to the Future musical is headed to Broadway in 2023 John Williams is stepping away from movie music Michael J Fox will be given an honorary Oscar for his work on Parkinsons awareness Bill Nye just got hitched and is getting ready for a new show on Peacock next month Amazon Freevee adds a 24 hour ALF channel What we're Enjoying Jay watched Men With Brooms. A Canadian film with Leslie Nielsen that was recommended by Earbud Mike. If you want to experience a feel good story about curling, this one's for you! Shua jumped into the next frontier, but not with Star Trek. Instead he has jumped right on board The Orville season 3. With its ramped up budget and timely stories, this is a good one.    Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout Be sure to check out Jay's articles on Retrozap.com. The Handmaid's Tale is a chilling piece of speculative fiction. This movie deserves a revisit to remind us that society has the potential to take a serious turn for the frighteningly worse. Jay breaks it down and compares it to our world today. And don't forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations.    Enjoy Movies! Movies are a rich landscape of revolutions and rebellions. For decades cinema has been a place to tell of the bravery and heroics of rebels from the past, present, and future. Listen in for a listing of movies that we found rebellion in.    Which movies do you feel are good examples of rebellion? How do they inspire you to make a difference? Are you reading all the show notes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Freedom!” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

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Eu não acredito que exista um nome para a ficção que - apesar dos cenários caóticos e sombrios - traz esperança sobre o futuro da humanidade. Existe sim. É o hopepunk. Essa esperança punk está presente em Jogos Vorazes, The Handmaid 's Tale, Bacurau e até em Mad Max. Entre a utopia e a distopia, o hopepunk fica ali no meio, mostrando que, apesar de contextos autoritários e violentos, a resistência coletiva pode apresentar uma saída para o que parece impossível de se resolver. Qualquer relação com a realidade não é mera coincidência. Com Cláudia Fusco, graduada em Jornalismo e mestre em literatura inglesa com ênfase em ficção científica e fantasia pela University of Liverpool. Gostou do episódio? Mande um comentário em áudio pelo WhatsApp +55 11 98765-6950. Seu comentário poderá aparecer no podcast Serviço de Atendimento à Cavalaria (SAC). Saiba mais em www.redegeek.com.br

Name To Be Determined
Hands Off Our Wombs!

Name To Be Determined

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 38:34


**Trigger Warming. In this episode we discuss the topic of pregnancy termination which may be a bit unsettling for some of our listeners**   Are we f*cking living through The Handmaid's Tale? This week, we discuss Roe vs Wade and discuss how it will affect the human rights and health of millions of women. Amelia also tells her own personal tale of trying to get an abortion in a country where it wasn't legal!  And, are we grinding OR turning our gears this week. It's all about the vibes... Hosted by Amanda Millie & Amelia Fergusson  Come gossip with us @ Twitter Instagram        

Artist Decoded
Never Surrender Your Voice and Your Vision with Lidia Yuknavitch | AD 239

Artist Decoded

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 78:07


Lidia Yuknavitch is the nationally bestselling author of the novels The Book of Joan, The Small Backs of Children, and Dora: A Headcase, the story collection Verge, and the memoir The Chronology of Water. She is the recipient of two Oregon Book Awards and has been a finalist for the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize and the PEN Center USA Creative Nonfiction Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Topics Discussed In This Episode: “One life is all we have, and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are, and to live without belief—that is a fate more terrible than dying.” - The Book of Joan Having grit and an unwillingness to surrender as an artist False notions around the idea of transcendence Social conditioning Patriarchy The umbilical cord as a metaphoric symbol in Lidia's writing Objective correlatives Intergenerational trauma Her writing center “Corporeal Writing” How her newest book “Thrust” is a love letter dedicated to her son and mother “The edges of everything are always shimmering” - Lidia Enzo circles Having a competitive spirit as an athlete Lidia feeling comfort in the water The connection between colonization and the way we view the gender binary Lidia's process of researching while she is writing a book People / Artists Mentioned: VOWWS (Band) Jesse Draxler (Visual Artist) David Lynch (Filmmaker) Melissa Febos (Writer) Terese Marie Mailhot (Writer) Judith Butler (Philosopher) Danez Smith (Poet) David Cronenberg (Filmmaker) Viggo Mortensen (Actor) Kristen Stewart (Actor) Jane Campion (Director) Philip K. Dick (Writer) Brandon Cronenberg (Director) Percy Bysshe Shelley (Poet) Elizabeth Moss (Actor) Margaret Atwood (Writer) Books Mentioned: The Misfit's Manifesto Thrust The Book of Joan It Didn't Start With You Frankenstein Films / TV Shows Mentioned: eXistenZ (1999) Crimes of the Future (2022) Titane (2021) Blade Runner (1982) Dead Ringers (1988) Possessor (2020) Mary Shelley (2017) Shirley (2020) The Handmaid's Tale (2017) artistdecoded.com lidiayuknavitch.net instagram.com/lidiamiles twitter.com/LidiaYuknavitch

Crazy and The King Podcast
Dobbs: Second Class Citizens Once AGAIN

Crazy and The King Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 53:29


For years, Julie refused to watch the Handmaid's Tale. Why? She knew this day was coming. Join Julie and Torin for a candid look at how the overturning of Roe v Wade late last week has broken the hearts of women around the world. The realization of being once again second class citizens is hitting hard and it is hitting repeatedly. Yet, this is not the beginning of the end; it is the end of the beginning.

Rebel News +
SHEILA GUNN REID | Roe v. Wade for young conservatives with Kat Krozonouski and Nat Biase

Rebel News +

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 32:42


This week the right scored a major win in a culture war most assumed was long ago lost. Roe v. Wade, the ruling that federalized abortion laws, was overturned by the US Supreme Court in a majority decision. Cue the gnashing of the teeth, the wailing, the moaning, the Handmaid's Tale costumes and the twerking for justice. If you got all your news from the mainstream media, women like me are going to have our shoes taken away and forcibly impregnated by slack-jawed Christian Talibanic extremists over and over again until we die in childbirth. But that's not the truth. The decision turns the issue of abortion back to states to legislate on, where state lawmakers can be held accountable for their decisions. California and New York will remain abortionist Valhalla, and Texas, Alabama and other red states will chart a different path. Misleading politicians and their mainstream media and celebrity enablers are working young progressives into a panicked frenzy. It can't be good for them. How can we help them calm down? Should we even bother? And what can conservative young people do to keep the culture war wins rolling in? Kat Krozonouski and Nat Biase, the hosts of Miss Understood join me tonight to walk me through it all.

Unlikeable Female Characters
Episode 88: Get in Losers, We're Screaming About Abortion

Unlikeable Female Characters

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 25:54


Kristen and Layne recorded this feminist rant about abortion rights and the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade back in May, but unfortunately it's even more relevant now. You are cordially invited to scream with us (and then donate to your favorite abortion rights group, see below for a couple of ours). Mentioned in this episode: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood Midwest Access Coalition Women Have Options Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

RNC Radio
The BlkPrint 013: "A New Bum"

RNC Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 117:58


Are we officially living in an episode of The Handmaid's Tale?J5 and Josh try to make sense of the evil world we live in on this week's episode of The BlkPrint, shining a bright light on the country's latest blunders and the controversies that follow. Tune in to also hear a salute to our Inglewood Sources, the discourse surrounding house music and companies' acceleration of black creators. This episode also includes the 6/22 replay of BlkPrint Radio, LIVE on Amp featuring our special guest, Chef Kay Kay!- TIMESTAMPS -2:04 Cosplaying, But Sexy4:48 B-Sides Is Where I Talk My Shit6:10 What Do You Think Goes on Close Friends?7:58 Amazing Moments with Chef Kay Kay9:35 We Apologize, St. Louis…11:24 Who Sends Out Texts Like Those?13:02 Fellas, Is It Weak To Defend?15:07 My Inglewood Sources Don't Play18:43 We'll Take His Son, Too!20:54 Russell Westbrook Fades22:34 It's An Evil World We Live In25:28 Progressives and Conservatives28:18 The Least Terrible Option31:22 You You You You One of Them!33:11 Officially Living In The Handmaid's Tale35:02 Putting The Drake Pieces Together40:15 The Toxicity On “Honestly, Nevermind”42:42 Tiring Dance Discourse45:02 Peace, Love, Unity and Respect50:04 Black Creator Accelerators54:26 Who Would Be the Black Ninja?58:02 4chan Humor Ain't It

Next Best Picture Podcast
The Next Best Series Podcast - Interview With "Station Eleven" Director, Jeremy Podeswa

Next Best Picture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 22:34


Jeremy Podeswa has been working in television for over twenty years now, working on hit shows such as "Broadwalk Empire, "Game Of Thrones," and "The Handmaid's Tale." This year he directed three episodes of the HBO Miniseries "Station Eleven," including the final two episodes. Based on the 2014 novel of the same name by Emily St. John Mandel, the show stars Mackenzie Davis, Himesh Patel, Matilda Lawler, David Wilmot, Nabhaan Rizwan, Daniel Zovatto, Philippine Velge. It depicts the collapse of civilization following a flu pandemic with obvious real-world connections to today. Jeremy was kind enough to spend some time talking about his work on the show, which is up for your consideration for Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. We hope you enjoy the conversation and that you will check out the show now streaming on HBO Max. Thank you. Check out more on NextBestPicture.com Please subscribe on... SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/nextbestpicturepodcast iTunes Podcasts - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/negs-best-film-podcast/id1087678387?mt=2 Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/7IMIzpYehTqeUa1d9EC4jT And be sure to help support us on Patreon for as little as $1 a month at https://www.patreon.com/NextBestPicture

TARABUSTER with Tara Devlin
TARABUSTER EP 297: Handmaid's Tale America (featuring Poppy Champlin)

TARABUSTER with Tara Devlin

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 124:27


Another day in the United States of Serfs and Lords. Republicons overturn Roe - which doesn't do a damn thing to reduce abortion but does kill women in back alleys. Republicons gloat, of course as they kill more women and stand in the way of every policy that ACTUALLY reduces the abortion rate. Comedian Poppy Champlin calls in to discuss the madness _________ Keep sane in these "interesting times" - check out Mark Ciociola's "A Radical You." https://aradicalyou.com/ Frustrated enough about government policy to want to do something about it? Join "Shaping Progress," the organization founded by Tarabuster's millennial corresponded Mark Middlestaedt. Check out Shaping Progress here: https://linktr.ee/shapingprogress Subscribe to Mark's Shaping Progress show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfP4yRO4CNM _________ Join Rokfin to access exclusive tarabuster content as well as Ron Placone, Lee Camp, and more! https://rokfin.com/tarabuster BECOME A "TARABUSTER" PATRON: www.patreon.com/taradevlin Join the Tarabuster community on Discord too!! https://discord.gg/PRYDBx8 Buy some Resistance Merch and help support our progressive work! http://tarabustermerch.com/ Donate to Tarabuster: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/taradacktyl We discuss the madness. __________

The Drunk Guys Book Club Podcast
The Testaments (Handmaid’s Tale Book 2) by Margaret Atwood – Repost – Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson

The Drunk Guys Book Club Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 99:00


As you have probably heard, the Supreme Court just overturned Roe. So, we thought we would repost our episodes on The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. If you liked this episode, you may want to check out our episode on Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood.

The Drunk Guys Book Club Podcast
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – Repost – Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson

The Drunk Guys Book Club Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 38:53


Well, it happened. The Supreme Court overturned Roe bring the US closer to Gilead in The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. This is a repost of our second ever episode (be nice), which we picked back in 2017 because it's an important book. You may also want to check out

Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso
The Supreme Court Conversation We're Not Having

Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 50:12 Very Popular


Last month, a leaked draft opinion offered a repudiation of a 1973 decision which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights. The historic leak was followed by both pro-choice and pro-life protests across the country. While we await the Supreme Court's decision, attorney Neal Katyal has been fighting back. Formerly the Solicitor General under the Obama Administration, Katyal joins us to discuss the historic nature of Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion (4:18), the ‘super precedent' that Roe v. Wade has set (6:24), and why the Constitution is designed to protect individual rights (9:45). We also look at the states that have begun restricting abortion (16:05) and their unnerving parallels to Margret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (20:23). After the break, Neal outlines the aftermath of Alito's draft opinion, should it come to pass: including other rights that could be in jeopardy (26:17), the erosion of public confidence in the courts (32:58), and a restrictive reimagining of the Judicial Branch (36:13). To end, Katyal reflects on a life in the courtroom and where he still finds hope—‘even in this darkest hour' (44:29).  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

CinemAddicts
CinemAddicts 154: Cha Cha Real Smooth, Spiderhead, Elvis, Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

CinemAddicts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 69:43


On the latest episode of CinemAddicts, Greg reviews the new Cooper Raiff feature Cha Cha  Real Smooth and the Netflix thriller Spiderhead. Anderson elaborates on why Dinner in America is one of his all-time favorite movies. Elvis and Marcel The Shell With Shoes On are among the movies previewed to close out the rest of June. We will be covering the year 1984 for this month's Patreon. Anderson's movie pick is 2010 and Greg chose Birdy!Gillian's Facebook MarketplaceFor entertainment news covered on both the CinemAddicts and Find Your Films podcasts, go to findyourfilms.com!!Check out Anderson Cowan's website:  andersoncowan.comFor exclusive movie interviews, check out Greg Srisavasdi's Deepest Dream YouTube Channel Thanks again for your support, please rate and review CinemAddicts on Apple Podcasts!HAVE A CHAT WITH ANDY HERELinks to the promised CCP shorts are below.THE COLD COCKLE SHORTSRULES OF REDUCTIONMORMOANTHE CULT OF CARANOSubscribe to my Andersobn's Channel HereGROUPERS TRAILERPlease Give Groupers a Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score HerePlease Rate It on IMDB HereThe Blu-raNick and June, After the Fact. A Handmaid's Tale Podcast Are you a fan of the hit HULU series, The Handmaid's Tale, who ships Nick and June? Are...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify HorseFrog ProductionsA podcast where two friends explore their favorite books, shows, and movies.Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Classic Conversations: Pop Culture InterviewsPop culture influencers, TV stars, film actors, comedians, and musicians share...Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify The Late Bloomer ActorMotivation and insights from the journey of late bloomer actors and industry insiders.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifySupport the show

CinemAddicts
Flick City 56: John Gallagher Jr., Abandoned, Brian and Charles, David Earl, Chris Hayward

CinemAddicts

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 28:30


Both Abandoned and Brian and Charles hit theaters on June 17, 2022. I interviewed John Gallagher Jr. for Abandoned and actor/writers David Earl and Chris Hayward for Brian and Charles.Patreon members will get exclusive content with Gallagher Jr. talking about the key to mastering Aaron Sorkin's dialogue in The Newsroom. Plus, I talked to Earl and Hayward about the ending of Brian and Charles - and that content is exclusive to Patreon members. Check out our Patreon for more info!We will be covering the year 1984 for this month's Patreon. Anderson's movie pick is 2010 and Greg chose Birdy!Gillian's Facebook MarketplaceFor entertainment news covered on both the CinemAddicts and Find Your Films podcasts, go to findyourfilms.com!!Check out Anderson Cowan's website:  andersoncowan.comFor exclusive movie interviews, check out Greg Srisavasdi's Deepest Dream YouTube Channel Thanks again for your support, please rate and review CinemAddicts on Apple Podcasts!HAVE A CHAT WITH ANDY HERELinks to the promised CCP shorts are below.THE COLD COCKLE SHORTSRU