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Acronym for "trans-exclusionary radical feminist".

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Accio Politics! A Harry Potter Podcast
621: The Politics of Surveillance & Priorities (Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Chapter 21)

Accio Politics! A Harry Potter Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 66:46


In this chapter, Ron can't find a way to break up with Lavender, Harry is still trying to figure out what Draco is all about, and Hermione keeps reminding Harry that his priorities are all out of whack. With this in mind, we talk about the politics of surveillance and priorities, including a discussion on if a certain plot point of the chapter could have given us some clues as to the author's TERF beliefs before she was vocal about them. Patrons get a bonus segment for this episode! This week, we're talking about Lavender and Ron's relationship. Want access to this bonus content and more? Become a Patron for as little as $2/month by heading over to www.patreon.com/acciopolitics We want to hear from you! Leave us a voicemail: 915.996.1699 or email an mp3 recording to info@acciopolitics.com Do you prefer the written word? Send us an owl: info@acciopolitics.com or leave us a message through our site.  Find us online: Social Media: We are @acciopolitics on twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Our site: www.acciopolitics.com

P3 Nyheter med
Kriminella körkortsligor & en mirakulös återförening i Kina - P3 Nyheter med Kalle Berg

P3 Nyheter med

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 15:45


Kalle Berg och Babs Drougge på P3 Nyheter förklarar morgonens stora nyheter, alltid tillsammans med programledarna för Morgonpasset i P3: David Druid, Kodjo Akolor och Linnéa Wikblad. Kriminella ligor tar betalt för att hjälpa folk att fuska på teoriprovet för att få körkort, och det kan kosta så mycket som 25 000 kronor att få den här kriminella hjälpen. För det är nämligen olagligt och vi pratar om hur man nu försöker få bukt med det här problemet.Sen ska vi till Kina där en man, 33 år efter att han kidnappades av traffickers fyra år gammal, nu återförenats med sin biologiska mamma. Han gjorde det via sociala medier och en handmålad karta från minnet, det här alltså i Kina där problemet med kidnappade barn inte är ett helt ovanligt fenomen.

Bring Your Own Popcorn
Ep32 - The Ending Story, with Heather Rogue

Bring Your Own Popcorn

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 49:46


We're bringing the end of 2021 to a close with The NeverEnding Story, which feels like an aptly titled watch during the endless pandemic of 2019, am I right?! This episode features possibly the first mention of Mixtape's real name, and is being released on her birthday, so you can stalk her pretty good now. Heather's birthday is just two days after Mixtape's, so the Capricorn energy on this episode is off the charts, whatever that means. Something about goats, and popcorn. For sure. Heather and Mixtape talk about Titanic, Metropolis, what Nothing means, and is The NeverEnding Story a trans allegory? Listen to agree! And remember -- TERF wolves are not welcome here.  MUSIC: Adult Problems by Richard and the Julians Copyright Richard and the Julians 2015; Popcorn Frog by MC Chris Copyright mc chris llc 2013. NeverEnding Story Copyright Limahl and Giorgio Moroder EMI 1984. BYOP Logo by @MilkMyth. Bring Your Own Popcorn podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Pandora, and more!

TransPanTastic: Transgender parenting, work, marriage, transition, and life!

Because of various schedules, we had our Christmas traditions and celebrations earlier in the month. When Child#0 still holds to a shared fandom that we've outgrown, how does George respond to a gift that probably paid a TERF? And when he takes Child#2 to get an ID, it was an adventure for more reasons than just the kid. We are here to share our entire intersectional experience with anyone who finds it beneficial, but we want to know what you connect with the most. You can let us know by clicking to a one-question anonymous survey at vote.pollcode.com/32371374. If you have a request/suggestion that isn't listed, comment! We can be found online at TransPanTastic.net, you can email us at TransPanTastic@gmail.com, and "TransPanTastic" is searchable on most social networks. We would love to hear from you, so let us know what you think or what you want to hear about!

FollowTheMoney
95. Världshandeln på populisternas altare: Levande, död eller återfödd globalisering?

FollowTheMoney

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 54:27


Handeln och globaliseringen fick sig en rejäl törn under slutet av 2010-talet och i stället för att resa sig som en fågel Fenix ur askan i elden blev inledningen av 2020-talet ännu värre, med en krasch närapå ner till nollpunkten för allt vad export- och import av varor mellan länder innebar. Flera bedömare och agitatorer på de politiska kanterna var inte sena med att förklara globaliseringen färdig för altaret när pandemins lieman satte världsekonomin i ett skruvstäd. Vad vet vi egentligen om globaliseringens skick - vad händer om handeln får en permanent låsning? Är globala handelskrig och isolation något nytt eller är det en välbekant utveckling vi nu går till mötes och som vi kan prognosticera efter? Det här är FollowTheMoney, en podcast om makt, storfinans och börsen av och med programledare Martin Nilsson och utrikesredaktör Joakim Rönning.

Friday Night Fanfiction
Season 12 Episode 7 - TERF-Slapping Day

Friday Night Fanfiction

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 85:44


Fanfics read: 69 Hues of Writer's Block A Very Manwomb Christmas (by BusterManwomb) Readers: Stevo, David, Logan, Shawn, Buster Manwomb We keep missing episodes because of illness, I really am wondering if someone is circulating voodoo dolls of at least one of the hosts and applying cruel and gross conditions to them. Anyways, we kick off the December times in earnest by creating our new FNF holiday: Hentaimas! We have no idea what's involved but we like the name and despite any reddit forums to the contrary we are totally the first people to think of it. To celebrate we read Buster Manwomb Christmas fanfic and somehow summon them into our realm to read with us. We can now confirm that they are not one of the hosts and we can possibly dovetail one of the longer running bits of the show. Or not, I can't predict the future. That's Logan's job. To grab the fanfics and more, go to https://www.fridaynightfanfiction.com/2021/12/18/season-12-episode-7-terf-slapping-day/

Dar Voz a esQrever: Pluralidade, Diversidade e Inclusão LGBTI
T7 | Ep.24 - Rakata: TERFismo e discriminação em Portugal, terapia de conversão na Europa. E circuncisão?

Dar Voz a esQrever: Pluralidade, Diversidade e Inclusão LGBTI

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 32:10


DEATH // SENTENCE
The Alison Rumfitt Interview

DEATH // SENTENCE

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 128:51


Whoa! Death // Sentence is back, baybee! And so is Gareth! Langdon is also here but Eden is not. What mysteries are revealed with this conjunction, nay, this syzygy? Why, it's the secrets of Alison Rumfitt, author of gothic-horror book "Tell Me I'm Worthless". What if there was a book so good that not only did we end our hiatus prematurely, but the show's founder came out of retirement for one last job? Tell Me I'm Worthless is a haunted house story where the house is modern England and the ghost is fascism (and the house is a house and the ghost is maybe a dead giant). It's brilliant, and we have the author with us to talk about anime, Marvel movies and the unique terror of living on the rainy TERF island. Music by Pupil Slicer: https://pupilslicer.bandcamp.com/ And Backxwash: https://backxwash.bandcamp.com/ Buy Tell Me I'm Worthless here: https://www.cipherpress.co.uk/shop/tellmeimworthless

Ten Thousand Posts
[PREVIEW] Rebuild of 10kposts: ”Keep On Rowlin‘ Baby” ft. Sophie

Ten Thousand Posts

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 10:06


This is a preview of a bonus episode. To listen to the full episode, listen on Patreon at : www.patreon.com/10kpostspodcast. -------- This week we're rejoined by friend of the show Sophie (@sophie_frm_mars) to once again revisit an old episode of the show. We go back in our Tenet time machines to the lockdown days of 2020, and the first instances in which JK Rowling went full 'mask off' with the gender stuff. We talk about the weird politics of the Ickabog, the Death of the Author, JK Rowling's post-Harry Potter need to control every aspect of the franchise, and crucially, how she gave (some) of this up in order to keep on TERF posting. Finally, we ask - will JK Rowling go "full Glinner" ? Seems unlikely for now, but if 'gender critical' groups keep demanding more of her, it might not be so inconceivable.... Subscribe to Sophie's Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/SophiefromMars Support Sophie's work here: https://t.co/Jg9OvNcxez Ten Thousand Posts is a show about how everything is posting. It's hosted by Hussein (@HKesvani), Phoebe (@PRHRoy) and produced by Devon (@Devon_onEarth).

一个电台
被“取消”的罗琳,被误读的“取消文化”

一个电台

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 122:38


- 主播的话 -上个月的哈利波特二十周年纪念活动,原著作者J·K·罗琳缺席了,引发了不少关于“各方割席罗琳”的猜想。差不多同时,罗琳在社交媒体上表示,自己的家庭住址遭遇了跨性别人士的曝光,并收到了人身威胁。这是那场持续了两年多的网络论战的最新燃料,跨性别人士与罗琳被放在了天平的两端,一端在情感上受到了伤害,一端在网络上遭遇了“取消”。时光回溯到2019年,英国出台了一项关于跨性别者的新政,称跨性别者不需要进行变性手术就可以在法律上被认定为另一性别。一位名叫玛雅·福斯特的英国女士公开反对了这项政策,因此丢了在智库的工作。罗琳从保护言论自由的角度出发,发声批评了这种解雇行为,但由此展开了与跨性别权益人士的这场纷争。2020年6月,罗琳公开评论了一篇名为《为来月经的人创造一个更公平的后新冠时代》(Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate)的文章。该文旨在呼吁人们关注疫情之后的女性健康状况。但为了体现对跨性别人士的尊重,标题里并没有使用“女性”(women),而是用“来月经的人”(people who menstruate)来代指女性。罗琳对这种说法进行了嘲讽,遭遇了猛烈攻击后,她又继续撰文表达自己对跨性别问题的看法。罗琳发表的每一次言论都引起一轮新的论战。尤其是罗琳对于跨性别手术的看法,被进步人士认为是”恐跨“、”TERF“(排除跨性別的激进女权主义者)。文化界的不少人士、包括出演了哈利波特的几位主要演员,在接受媒体采访时都表示,应该尊重跨性别人士的自我认同和自我表达——这也被解读是在婉转地与罗琳”割席“。有人认为罗琳作为文化精英、顺性别人士,无视了跨性别群体遭遇的痛苦,被“取消”是“罪有应得”;但也有有人认为罗琳”罪不至此“,过度讲求政治正确、助长”取消文化“将禁锢言论自由。但关于“取消文化”的思考却并不止于此。当我们在谈论“取消文化”的时候,我们到底在讨论什么?“取消文化”作为一种话语,是怎么产生的?流传到简中网络上的关于“取消文化”的讨论,与西方语境又有什么不同?为什么说讨论“取消文化”,也需要同时讨论社交平台监管和劳工权益改善?- 本期嘉宾 -林垚:政治哲学研究者林品:文学研究者- 本期主播 -王磬(@王磬)孟常(@孟常)- 本期剧透 -04:13 主播简介罗琳“恐跨”事件的关键节点11:32 作为多年的哈利波特研究者,林品如何看待罗琳被取消事件?哈圈内部对此又有哪些不同的看法?24:18 林垚如何看待“取消文化”在西方的兴起?为什么说需要辨识清楚作为一套话语的“取消文化”?它与美国的左右党争、右派对政治正确的攻击有什么联系?算法又在里面扮演了什么作用?44:37 如何看待简中舆论场对于政治正确的厌恶情绪?48:07《哈利波特》为什么一直遭遇抵制?52:24 简中舆论场上对政治正确的反感,三种情况1:04:27 为什么被”取消“的似乎总是”不够进步的左派“?1:12:47 如果立法禁止”取消文化“,也限制了人们“用言论反对言论”的自由。当讨论”取消文化“时,真正应该讨论的问题是,社交平台监管和劳工权益改善1:21:27 如何理解”取消文化“与资本主义文化市场之间的关系?如何看待小雀斑对于出演《丹麦女孩》的表态?1:34:20 “觉醒资本主义”,不能只批判觉醒、不批判资本主义 1:42:07 需要补充的是,我们从顺性别人士的角度出发、以罗琳为中心来讨论这件事,一定是有所欠缺的。需要也从跨性别人士的角度来理解,共情他们的处境1:45:15 对于每一个上网的人来说,该如何在实践中更好地参与网络讨论?- 本期音乐 -片头:John Williams - Hogwarts Forever!/Moving StairsJohn Williams - Platform Nine-And-Three-Quarters/Journey to Hogwarts片尾:John Williams - Leaving Hogwarts- 制作团队 -logo设计:刘刘(ins: imjanuary)后期制作:方改则- 收听方式 -推荐您使用苹果播客、Spotify、小宇宙App、汽水儿或任意泛用型播客客户端订阅收听《不合时宜》,也可通过喜马拉雅收听。- 商务合作 -可发送邮件至 hibuheshiyi@126.com 或者私信官方微博 @不合时宜TheWeirdo- 互动方式 -微博:@不合时宜TheWeirdo微信公众号:不合时宜TheWeirdo

Talking Naruto
Episode 254 - 256: Naruto is a terf/NSFW episode

Talking Naruto

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 61:43


Someone get a stick for bonking, cos the boys are going to horny jail. But before that, they deal with Naruto's unfortunate politics and the attack on Giant Turtle Island.

不合时宜
被「取消」的罗琳,被误读的「取消文化」

不合时宜

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 122:38


- 主播的话 - 上个月的哈利波特二十周年纪念活动,原著作者J·K·罗琳缺席了,引发了不少关于“各方割席罗琳”的猜想。差不多同时,罗琳在社交媒体上表示,自己的家庭住址遭遇了跨性别人士的曝光,并收到了人身威胁。 这是那场持续了两年多的网络论战的最新燃料,跨性别人士与罗琳被放在了天平的两端,一端在情感上受到了伤害,一端在网络上遭遇了“取消”。 时光回溯到2019年,英国出台了一项关于跨性别者的新政,称跨性别者不需要进行变性手术就可以在法律上被认定为另一性别。一位名叫玛雅·福斯特的英国女士公开反对了这项政策,因此丢了在智库的工作。罗琳从保护言论自由的角度出发,发声批评了这种解雇行为,但由此展开了与跨性别权益人士的这场纷争。 2020年6月,罗琳公开评论了一篇名为《为来月经的人创造一个更公平的后新冠时代》(Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate)的文章。该文旨在呼吁人们关注疫情之后的女性健康状况。但为了体现对跨性别人士的尊重,标题里并没有使用“女性”(women),而是用“来月经的人”(people who menstruate)来代指女性。罗琳对这种说法进行了嘲讽,遭遇了猛烈攻击后,她又继续撰文表达自己对跨性别问题的看法。 罗琳发表的每一次言论都引起一轮新的论战。尤其是罗琳对于跨性别手术的看法,被进步人士认为是”恐跨“、”TERF“(排除跨性別的激进女权主义者)。文化界的不少人士、包括出演了哈利波特的几位主要演员,在接受媒体采访时都表示,应该尊重跨性别人士的自我认同和自我表达——这也被解读是在婉转地与罗琳”割席“。 有人认为罗琳作为文化精英、顺性别人士,无视了跨性别群体遭遇的痛苦,被“取消”是“罪有应得”;但也有有人认为罗琳”罪不至此“,过度讲求政治正确、助长”取消文化“将禁锢言论自由。 但关于“取消文化”的思考却并不止于此。当我们在谈论“取消文化”的时候,我们到底在讨论什么?“取消文化”作为一种话语,是怎么产生的?流传到简中网络上的关于“取消文化”的讨论,与西方语境又有什么不同?为什么说讨论“取消文化”,也需要同时讨论社交平台监管和劳工权益改善? - 本期嘉宾 - 林垚:政治哲学研究者 林品:文学研究者 - 本期主播 - 王磬(@王磬) 孟常(@孟常) - 本期剧透 - 04:13 主播简介罗琳“恐跨”事件的关键节点 11:32 作为多年的哈利波特研究者,林品如何看待罗琳被取消事件?哈圈内部对此又有哪些不同的看法? 24:18 林垚如何看待“取消文化”在西方的兴起?为什么说需要辨识清楚作为一套话语的“取消文化”?它与美国的左右党争、右派对政治正确的攻击有什么联系?算法又在里面扮演了什么作用? 44:37 如何看待简中舆论场对于政治正确的厌恶情绪? 48:07《哈利波特》为什么一直遭遇抵制? 52:24 简中舆论场上对政治正确的反感,三种情况 1:04:27 为什么被”取消“的似乎总是”不够进步的左派“? 1:12:47 如果立法禁止”取消文化“,也限制了人们“用言论反对言论”的自由。当讨论”取消文化“时,真正应该讨论的问题是,社交平台监管和劳工权益改善 1:21:27 如何理解”取消文化“与资本主义文化市场之间的关系?如何看待小雀斑对于出演《丹麦女孩》的表态? 1:34:20 “觉醒资本主义”,不能只批判觉醒、不批判资本主义 1:42:07 需要补充的是,我们从顺性别人士的角度出发、以罗琳为中心来讨论这件事,一定是有所欠缺的。需要也从跨性别人士的角度来理解,共情他们的处境 1:45:15 对于每一个上网的人来说,该如何在实践中更好地参与网络讨论? - 本期音乐 - 片头:John Williams - Hogwarts Forever!/Moving Stairs John Williams - Platform Nine-And-Three-Quarters/Journey to Hogwarts 片尾:John Williams - Leaving Hogwarts - 制作团队 - logo设计:刘刘(ins: imjanuary) 后期制作:方改则 - 收听方式 - 推荐您使用苹果播客、Spotify、小宇宙App、汽水儿或任意泛用型播客客户端订阅收听《不合时宜》,也可通过网易云音乐、喜马拉雅收听。 - 商务合作 - 可发送邮件至 hibuheshiyi@126.com 或者私信官方微博 @不合时宜TheWeirdo - 互动方式 - 微博:@不合时宜TheWeirdo 微信公众号:不合时宜TheWeirdo

不合时宜
被「取消」的罗琳,被误读的「取消文化」

不合时宜

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 122:38


- 主播的话 - 上个月的哈利波特二十周年纪念活动,原著作者J·K·罗琳缺席了,引发了不少关于“各方割席罗琳”的猜想。差不多同时,罗琳在社交媒体上表示,自己的家庭住址遭遇了跨性别人士的曝光,并收到了人身威胁。 这是那场持续了两年多的网络论战的最新燃料,跨性别人士与罗琳被放在了天平的两端,一端在情感上受到了伤害,一端在网络上遭遇了“取消”。 时光回溯到2019年,英国出台了一项关于跨性别者的新政,称跨性别者不需要进行变性手术就可以在法律上被认定为另一性别。一位名叫玛雅·福斯特的英国女士公开反对了这项政策,因此丢了在智库的工作。罗琳从保护言论自由的角度出发,发声批评了这种解雇行为,但由此展开了与跨性别权益人士的这场纷争。 2020年6月,罗琳公开评论了一篇名为《为来月经的人创造一个更公平的后新冠时代》(Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate)的文章。该文旨在呼吁人们关注疫情之后的女性健康状况。但为了体现对跨性别人士的尊重,标题里并没有使用“女性”(women),而是用“来月经的人”(people who menstruate)来代指女性。罗琳对这种说法进行了嘲讽,遭遇了猛烈攻击后,她又继续撰文表达自己对跨性别问题的看法。 罗琳发表的每一次言论都引起一轮新的论战。尤其是罗琳对于跨性别手术的看法,被进步人士认为是”恐跨“、”TERF“(排除跨性別的激进女权主义者)。文化界的不少人士、包括出演了哈利波特的几位主要演员,在接受媒体采访时都表示,应该尊重跨性别人士的自我认同和自我表达——这也被解读是在婉转地与罗琳”割席“。 有人认为罗琳作为文化精英、顺性别人士,无视了跨性别群体遭遇的痛苦,被“取消”是“罪有应得”;但也有有人认为罗琳”罪不至此“,过度讲求政治正确、助长”取消文化“将禁锢言论自由。 但关于“取消文化”的思考却并不止于此。当我们在谈论“取消文化”的时候,我们到底在讨论什么?“取消文化”作为一种话语,是怎么产生的?流传到简中网络上的关于“取消文化”的讨论,与西方语境又有什么不同?为什么说讨论“取消文化”,也需要同时讨论社交平台监管和劳工权益改善? - 本期嘉宾 - 林垚:政治哲学研究者 林品:文学研究者 - 本期主播 - 王磬(@王磬) 孟常(@孟常) - 本期剧透 - 04:13 主播简介罗琳“恐跨”事件的关键节点 11:32 作为多年的哈利波特研究者,林品如何看待罗琳被取消事件?哈圈内部对此又有哪些不同的看法? 24:18 林垚如何看待“取消文化”在西方的兴起?为什么说需要辨识清楚作为一套话语的“取消文化”?它与美国的左右党争、右派对政治正确的攻击有什么联系?算法又在里面扮演了什么作用? 44:37 如何看待简中舆论场对于政治正确的厌恶情绪? 48:07《哈利波特》为什么一直遭遇抵制? 52:24 简中舆论场上对政治正确的反感,三种情况 1:04:27 为什么被”取消“的似乎总是”不够进步的左派“? 1:12:47 如果立法禁止”取消文化“,也限制了人们“用言论反对言论”的自由。当讨论”取消文化“时,真正应该讨论的问题是,社交平台监管和劳工权益改善 1:21:27 如何理解”取消文化“与资本主义文化市场之间的关系?如何看待小雀斑对于出演《丹麦女孩》的表态? 1:34:20 “觉醒资本主义”,不能只批判觉醒、不批判资本主义 1:42:07 需要补充的是,我们从顺性别人士的角度出发、以罗琳为中心来讨论这件事,一定是有所欠缺的。需要也从跨性别人士的角度来理解,共情他们的处境 1:45:15 对于每一个上网的人来说,该如何在实践中更好地参与网络讨论? - 本期音乐 - 片头:John Williams - Hogwarts Forever!/Moving Stairs John Williams - Platform Nine-And-Three-Quarters/Journey to Hogwarts 片尾:John Williams - Leaving Hogwarts - 制作团队 - logo设计:刘刘(ins: imjanuary) 后期制作:方改则 - 收听方式 - 推荐您使用苹果播客、Spotify、小宇宙App、汽水儿或任意泛用型播客客户端订阅收听《不合时宜》,也可通过网易云音乐、喜马拉雅收听。 - 商务合作 - 可发送邮件至 hibuheshiyi@126.com 或者私信官方微博 @不合时宜TheWeirdo - 互动方式 - 微博:@不合时宜TheWeirdo 微信公众号:不合时宜TheWeirdo

Storybroke: Miserably Ever After
SB#27 -The Doctor (but not that one)

Storybroke: Miserably Ever After

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 92:16


Your Pretty Friend reviews and rants about Once Upon A Time's season 2 episode, "The Doctor." Appreciation for Howie Coats, reclaiming the wizarding world from the TERF lady, and pretending Joss Whedon doesn't exist. Check it out now!

Historiepodden
378. Kinas återförening - Suidynastin 581-618

Historiepodden

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 68:53


Nu blir det kinesisk medeltid. Under en dramatisk och formativ period kommer en kortvarig men intensiv dynasti återförena det djupt splittrade Kina. Det blir ett par våldsamma och intrigerande, snåla och slösaktiga kejsare. Vi kan förstås inte låta bli att göra ett antal jämförelser med svenskt 1500-tal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The RichyRich and Westopher Show

Ever Hooked Up with a Delivery Person?  Listener stories!  Special thanks to @hyrule_commander! TOPICS: KY Krispy Kreme Lube isn't a real product. Vanessa Hudgens has stans. Britney is FREE!  Adele is making music for her generation. Whitney vs Taylor.  Kim Kardashian helped 130 Afghan woman escape Kabul. Gaga's accent in House of Gucci. JK Rowling is still a TERF cunt.  Spider-Man No Way Home trailer actually looks good. DC fans still want to #RestoreTheSnyderVerse. Nubia and the Amazons comic.  | GET EXCLUSIVE CONTENT, MERCH AND FIRST ACCESS TO VIDEO PODCASTS AT Patreon/RichyAndWes   ^^^   Connect with us everywhere: @RichyAndWes  *** Product Codes:  Perfect Jean - Use code WES25 to get 25-percent off | Skin Slipper - Use Code RichyAndWes to get a dollar off and free shipping | boiPKG - Use code RICHWEST35 for 35 percent off  | PookiePots - Use code RICHYANDWES for 15 percent off

Stuck in the Middle
S@N35 - TERF TALK, RACIST ROADS, GOOD MAHER VS BAD MAHER, and Maybe Elvis rocking HARD

Stuck in the Middle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 90:19


FOR THE LATEST EPISODES, POST SHOWS AND CONTENT GO TO WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/STUCKINTHEMIDDLE STUCK IN THE MIDDLE IS: JOSH, ELI, and CRANSTON LIVE ON YOUTUBE, WEEKNIGHTS: MONDAY - THURSDAY @ 10pm EST (LIKE AND FOLLOW):               YouTube: www.youtube.com/stuckinthemiddle            FOLLOW US ON: Twitter: @SITMShow1 Instagram: StuckInTheMiddleShow YouTube: www.youtube.com/stuckinthemiddle FaceBook: @StuckInTheMiddleShow1

Ten Cent Takes
Issue 19: The Sandman Book Club (part 3)

Ten Cent Takes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 77:52


Once again, we're walking the moonlit path of dreams and discussing The Sandman. In this episode, we're talking about the fifth and sixth volumes: A Game of You and Fables & Reflections.  ----more---- Mike: I don't think I'm getting a birthday present. I am relatively certain that they want to fire me out of a cannon into the sun Jessika: Hello. And welcome to Ten cent takes the podcast where we cause whiplash from rapid time leaps, one issue at a time. My name is Jessica Frasier and I'm joined by my cohost, the curious collector, Mike Thompson. Mike: Man, my collection has been growing by leaps And bounds lately. Yeah. COVID has not been kind to my closet free space.  Jessika: Oh, well, and you recently gave me my first short box, So  thing. So  Mike: I'm not sorry.  Jessika: no, don't be, I needed a place for the, my, I looked over at my, at my bookshelf one day and went, oh no, I have a lot of single issues that are just kind of sitting on a shelf. Mike: you know, you're a collector when you just have the random piles of single issues hanging out,  Jessika: I just have random piles of trade paperbacks. And just like, my counter is literally covered. Not only do I have every one of the Sandman series, just like chilling on my counter. I got, um, moon girl and, uh,  um, devil devil dinosaur, and that's just chilling. So I've just got all this stuff, like all over. Mike: Yeah, it's a, it's insidious. It takes over. your life. One issue at a time.  Jessika: Well, what better way to fill a tiny house shaped like a pirate ship than with comics. Mike: Hm. Fair.  Jessika: If you haven't listened before the purpose of our podcast is to study comic books in ways that are both fun and informative. We want to look at their coolest weirdness and silliest moments, as well as examine how they're woven into the larger fabric of pop culture and history. This episode, we are returning to our book club and we will be looking at volumes five and six of the Sandman series. If you haven't checked out the first couple episodes of the series, I highly recommend you go back and take a lesson. It's episodes 15 and 17. Mike: Yeah. And we're covering two volumes at a time.  Jessika: Yes, we are. So 15 was one and two and 17 was three and four. So you're joining us for five and six. So welcome aboard. Mike: Welcome to the deep end of the pool children. you don't get an inner tube and we don't have any water wings. Sorry.  Jessika: There's absolutely no lifeguard on duty. We are not responsible Dulce at this time. Mike: If You are enjoying our podcast, please go ahead and rate and review on whatever platform you're listening on. If that's an option it's especially helpful. If you can rate us on apple podcasts, there's a lot of discoverability, , or if you have overcast, you can always do a star for the episode and that'll push promotion as well. Or if you're a comic fan and you're liking what we're talking about, and you've got some friends who you think would actually enjoy it? as Well, please let them know any little bit helps. We really appreciate all of you who are spending your time with us. Jessika Audio: We also want to support other podcasts that we really like in this space. So this week spotlight is on the last comic shop podcast. Here's a quick review of what to expect from them. If you want us to feature your show, go ahead and drop us off.   Jessika:  before we leave into our main main topic, Mike, what is one cool thing you've read or watched? Mike: I was on hooplah the other day and I came across a new series by Jeff Lemire, who is the guy who wrote Sweet Tooth along with a bunch of other excellent. But it's called Gideon Falls and they have the first five volumes on there. it's a really interesting series. It starts off feeling kind of like a horror supernatural thriller involving a Catholic priest who comes to this town and he's very quickly wrapped up in nefarious things going on and it's really creepy. And then there's a B- story involving a guy who is in this kind of weird dystopian, urban environment, far away from the small town of Gideon falls. as the story continues, it morphs from being a, , supernatural horror murder mystery into a bit more science fiction and mad science while still keeping those original vibes. , and also there's a lot of personal tragedy involved with the main characters. That's really cool to read too, which I mean, that's what Jeff Lemire does is he writes these things that just, they make you a lot of times feel like you need to watch Schindler's list for a pick me up. They're excellent, but they are brutal at times. so after I read that, I then proceeded to read through the, what if omnibus that they had on hooplah and I needed something a little bit lighter to cleanse by.  Jessika: That's very relatable. Definitely been in that situation myself. Mike: but what about you?  Jessika: Well, I have, I recently purchased the book herding cats, which is a black and white anthology comic by Sarah Anderson Mike: like this is the woman who did hyperbole and a half, right?  Jessika: yes. Yeah. And also the one that I've spoken about before fangs. Mike: Yeah. The love story between the vampire and the werewolf.  Jessika: Aha. Aha.  Mike: Yes, I listen.  Jessika: you do, you're very good, probably multiple times because we record and then edit and relisten relisten. And this style of comic is definitely way different than the fangs one. , it's more of a simple design and it's just, it's a really fun time to begin with. I highly recommend her stuff to begin with. So hurting is a part of her Sarah scribbles collection. And if you've seen some of those strips floating around online, they're pretty cute. each page of the book is showing like a small relatable instance about daily. And it's definitely a mood booster. If you're looking for a different palette cleanser, this is definitely it, it kept me giggling the whole way through. And despite it's title, it's definitely not a whole book of cat Comics. I promise. Cause I'm not necessarily a cat person per se. I mean, they're fine, but I'm, I'm not a cat person,  but you will see some in there.  Mike: I'm more of a cat person  than you are  Jessika: You've truly are you are with your little dog  cat.  Mike: the Duchess Sprocket fonts adipose.  Jessika: Oh goodness. The names we give our pets. I swear. I think the most fun part about this book though, is that there's also a section at the back. , and it has advice to young artists and it's complete with Comics to go with the advice, which is super cute.  Mike: Oh, that's awesome. That's really cute.  Jessika: Yeah. That's really sweet. All right. Now onto the meat of our episode, this one's going to be a chunker buckle up everyone. So volume five of the Sandman series is titled a game of you and was published in 1991 and 92 it's composed of issues. 32 through 37 of the Sandman series and was written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Sean McManus. Colleen Duran, Brian Talbot and Stan.  We begin our tail in somewhere called the land and voices stadium may needed to find help and that the lane was in great peril and that they were waiting for the person, destined, to save them. Ultimately, one of the voices states their decision to go find the person that is supposed to save them. Meanwhile, Barbie, which was a surprise for me to see her again, is a woken by her neighbor, Wanda. And it's revealed that even though she sleeps, Barbie is unable to dream.  Mike: And we should note who Barbie and Wanda are, because the last time that we saw them was in the doll's house and Barbie at the time had been married to a yuppie named Ken who, when the dream, the vortex, was that what it was the dream for techs.  Jessika: Yeah, it was the dream vortex caused by Rosewall. Mike: Yeah. So when the dream vortex hit and. Ripping everybody's dreams into one another. There's this weird kind of overlap. Ken and Barbie had some sort of a fight. We don't know exactly what about, but it was basically, I think it was tied to the fact that Ken was, he was an eighties, yuppy, Wallstreet, wannabe, and his fantasies involved, things that Barbie found kind of testable. And then Wanda was the landlord, right?  Jessika: No, actually that was a different person,  but, um, Wanda. Yeah, Wanda's a new, person and she's in the new place. The Barbie moves to, Mike: Okay. Like I totally read that wrong. I have spent, I've spent decades thinking that Wanda was the same person as,  Jessika: I  Mike: uh,  Jessika: name now,  Mike: yeah.  Jessika: but he was, he was queer in the sense that he was like cross-dressing, but not necessarily like, he wasn't necessarily trans from my understanding. Mike: Yeah. but the other thing is that on the back of the book, I think they sit there and they refer to the drag queen. for, for this volume,  Jessika: oh, well that's just rude.  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: That's just transphobic. Mike: yeah. Hold on. Let's, let's take a look at this now.  Jessika: Well, I am going to yell about the transphobia, so we'll , just wrap it up now. We'll get started here. Mike: Yeah, so it's literally the promo text on the back is taken apartment house, add in a drag queen, a lesbian couple, some talking animals, talking severed, head, a confused heroine and a deadly Kuku. So I don't think that's on Neil Gaiman. I think that's more DC comics than anything else,  Jessika: I agree. That was whoever was writing the cover script. Mike: but that is something that, because I read that description, I thought it was the landlord Hal from doll's house, because Hal was someone who clearly was like tight with Barbie and also had a drag persona?  Jessika: there was a one-off statement about how pal gave her be addressed to the landlord for this place where she moved to New York.  Mike: I missed that. Okay.  Jessika: It's again, one of those, you know, I'm glad I could catch something you didn't. Cause it's usually the other way round. Mike: Yeah. No,, but honestly between that and, the, uh, the promo text on the back, I thought that one had moved on from her assigned gender and was now living in her actual identity. But that was clearly not the case. And that was a little confusing to me. But the other thing is that, you know, the art style had changed. And so I wasn't sure if it was just a new artist rendering an old character. So on me.  Jessika: that's caught me a few times though, where I'm like, wait, the art's a little bit different.  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: Am I like, is this the same character? And I had to kind of suss out who the character was , which is fine. It was easy enough,  Mike: That's kind of shocking that they sit there and still identify Wanda as a drag queen. Like these days  Jessika: yeah.  Mike: anniversary book.  Jessika: Yeah. That was very disappointing to me. didn't realize that. And that just Mike: Not great.  Jessika: Neil, that one probably wasn't Neal.  Awesome. It was God dammit.  Mike: I doubt it was like, I don't, that, reeks of marketing .  Jessika: Well, there are absolutely people who write the, the covers and whatevers. Mike: yeah.  Jessika: So Barbie is living once again, an eclectic type living situation, but has moved to New York. Like we were saying beside Wanda, her neighbors include a lesbian couple named Hazel and Foxglove and a seemingly square bear of a young woman named Thessaly and a middle-aged man named George, who seems to keep to himself for the most part. Barbie also gets very creative with her makeup for the day, painting a black and white checkerboard onto half of her face. And Wanda has decided that spite their lack of money, they should go shopping and at Tiffany's even, Mike: Yeah, I really liked Arby's makeup because it felt very much like what you see on Tech-Talk these days, which is all optical illusions and cool stuff like that. So, Neil Gaiman, oddly prescient, or the 1990s. Jessika: He's doing us good right now. So we quickly cut to the dream realm where Dream is talking with Matthew, the Raven and his son, something happening in a far part of the dream realm, that there was some sort of transition. We zip back to Barbie and Wanda who are on the subway. A woman approaches them for change and Wanda brushes her off. While Barbie throws a of quarters in her cup, the woman becomes very upset when she sees that she is sharing the subway car with a puppy and starts yelling and panicking saying that she doesn't like dogs. The dogs scare her and she exits the car. The first available stop then up the stairs and out of the subway onto the main road, still yelling about not liking dogs. She is immediately face to face with what looks like a giant yellow dog with a large mustache that had to be bigger than a bus. This thing was huge. Mike: Yes,  Jessika: And it didn't even really look like a dog, but that was probably the closest approximation to what you could call it,  Mike: it's kind of this weird amalgamation between a Saint Bernard and a lion.  Jessika: Yeah. Yeah. That's a good way to say it.  Mike: as we learn we have seen him before in Barbie's very kind of like Alison Wonderland meets Lord of the rings dreams that she was having before the events of adult's house.  Jessika: Yes. And we will definitely be talking about those  Mike: No.  Jessika: and the woman upon seeing this huge dog what's herself and then faints meanwhile, Wanda and Barbie have made it to their stop and go forward breakfast prior to their shopping spree. After being asked about the subject, Barbie explains that she hasn't been able to dream after a weird night back where she used to live. And after that point, things fell apart with her relationship with Ken, she said she stopped communicating with him anymore and they weren't really being intimate. And then Ken found another woman and was like bringing the other woman over, even though Barbie was there. It was super wack. Mike: Yeah, And I mean, I dunno, good for her for, knowing right out of that situation. Jessika: Yeah, exactly. She didn't deserve that.  Mike: No,  Jessika: So pan back to giant dog thing who is looking super rough, it. Mike: uh,  Jessika: He's still trying to complete his quest, even though he's limping along, the police are trying to cordon off the area and Barbie and Wanda are passing along that same way. Barbie recognizes her friend calls him by name Martin. And as he's trying to make his way towards her, the police fire on him from multiple angles, he falls in a heap to Barbie's feet and tells her that she needs to go back. The land needs her and gives her the serpentine, which appears to be a large pink stone in an ornate fitting on a necklace, one a pulls away as Martin dies from his injuries. She gets Barbie home and helps her into her apartment. And Barbie realizes that the necklace was from her dreams. And then her whole room fills with blackbirds who turn white, which was, that was a wild thing. And outside the door, George seems very interested in the situation and tries to ask Wanda, but she just brushes him off.  Mike: Right. And it's , kind of creepy, like his demeanor is that he seems like that weird sorta infatuated in cell who's uncomfortably interested in one of his neighbors.  Jessika: yeah, he's like at the door with his head down. He's like post Barbie.  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: I wish you could see me, everyone. Cause I'm just like girl. then he goes and grabs a whole ass Raven and puts it in his mouth and swallows it whole and grinning the whole time and mentioned the. Mike: Yeah, by that point in time, it's not surprising that he is off in a creepy, supernatural way. there've been enough weird little hints about them throughout the issue.  Jessika: Yeah. He's just kind of a lurking most of the time, which is very strange.  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: There's a whole lot of other apartment drama, of course. And , Hazel was taken advantage of while drunk and is now pregnant, but hasn't told her partner Fox glove. she's also pretty naive about how reproduction works in the first place, which is super depressing. Like she didn't know basic things. Mike: It felt like she was written to be unbelievably dumb about this one topic, even though she's in a queer relationship in New York, she works as a chef. And when we're first introduced to her, she seems very no bullshit because when we first meet her, it's Wanda trying to get milked for Barbie and Hazel is like, kind of. Antagonistic towards Wanda. And you're not sure if it's because she's possibly transphobic or if she's just not a morning person, because they let Wanda come in and grab some milk and it just seems like they're kind of cranky people who are not thrilled to be woken up in the morning.  Jessika: Yeah.  Yeah.  Mike: But then like later on, she has these moments that are just, literally unbelievably naive and I don't think her character was written like she should have been. I don't know. I, I'm curious if, when they do an audio book of this, if they ever get around to it, how Gaiman's going to rewrite her.  Jessika: Yeah. Same as I, I just think, yeah, there was a lot missing from this character. Just didn't feel like you said believable as a character, just in all of these different pieces to her. So Barbie is still waking out a bit about her experience and with the birds and everything else, and Martin 10 bones, all that stuff, and tries to decompress while watching TV. And she starts drifting in and out of sleep. And by extension in and out of the dream realm, Nuala actually does show up again. I know we had said prior that we weren't sure if she does, but she does, Mike: yeah. And new Allah was the ferry who had been given to Dream as a gift in volume four without her consent, by the way, it was kind of like surprise you now serve the dream Lord,  Jessika: Yeah. You're not coming home with me. Sorry. This is now your problem.  Ugh.  Mike: which, I mean like, admittedly, we all kind of wish that we could do that with our siblings at one point or another,  Jessika: well, Mike: I mean,  Jessika: my brother doesn't listen to this anymore, so it's fine. Oh goodness. So Nuala does show up and she tries to warn Barbie. That shit is about to get complicated at which point Barbie does fall asleep and passes into the dream. cut to creepy George, who is cutting himself open. He pulls open his chest, exposing his ribs, where a bunch of blackbirds had evidently been waiting and subsequently fly out of him. The other members of the apartment complex start having weird and awful dreams and the birds visit each sleeping individually individual thusly catches the bird, trying to harass her and with a glance at ignites in her hand, which affects George. This is the first real glimpse of the idea that thusly may not be the quiet innocuous individual that she first seemed to be. And she then goes to see George at his apartment wielding a kitchen knife. Mike: Yeah, I thought that was really cool. And the thing is, is that that's actually a really good example of kind of game and doing , some misdirection because he doesn't drop any hints about her. All you get the idea of is that she's extremely straight-laced and kind of nebbish for lack of a better term. Jessika: Yeah,  Mike: yeah, and then she just busts out powers and she's really not featured much before this either, which was kinda.  Jessika: yeah, And back in the. Barbie is having to reacclimate herself to her own dream character as she has only the fleeting memories of the night she spent there. And everybody in the building starts to awaken and the birds disappear. They're all shaken after their nightmares. And one by one thusly visits, the apartments of the other residents starting with Hazel and Fox glove followed by Wanda. Leslie already knew the Barbie was in trouble and Wanda used her spare key to get into Barbie's apartment at Besley's urging and Barbie was out hold still in the dream room. Leslie asked Wanda to carry Barbie to George's apartment since Wanda was quote unquote the strongest and then Hazel who I'm sorry, is just dumber than a rock points to Wanda's genitals and says, Hey, you have a thingy, which firstly, take a step back, captain obvious. And secondly, so the fuck what? Mike: Yeah. And it goes back to that thing that we were talking about with Hazelwood. It's like, she is suddenly this very, almost childlike person, even though she is a grown ass adult and a queer relationship in New York city. Like, I dunno, it's, it's not great. It feels. Very clumsy. Jessika: It sure did. And I think childlike is, is probably the best way to put it because it did feel that way. Like she was seeing something for the first time and it's like, girl, Mike: it's like you're pregnant. This isn't the first time you seen one  Jessika: seriously,  Mike: anyway.  Jessika: goodness. The party, Firenze, Georges gross poster size picture of Barbie that he has framed up on his wall  Mike: Yup.  Jessika: and is informed that Thessaly has killed George and he is in the bathtub. So Wanda's freaked out by all of this. Of course, I would also be very freaked out at this. not going to lie to you. Mike: Also we need to, we need to Go back. for a second and it's not that George is dead and in the bathtub it's oh no. George is in the bathtub and they go, oh, is he taking a shower? It's weird that he's taking a shower at 2:00 AM. And she's like, no, no, no, no. I killed him. And his body is in the bathtub and that's when the freaking out happens. Jessika: Yeah,  Mike: I thought that was great. I loved it. Jessika: I did too. Cause definitely left the door open to George's house and everyone's like, George. Hello. Mike: Yeah. No.  Jessika: Oh, of course one is freaked out and she says that she's going to leave and she physically cannot. As if by magic, Leslie also says that she is going to get George to talk and starts the disgusting process of doing so she has to remove his eyes, his face skin, and his tongue, this, she actually bid out, which was fucking as fuck. Mike: Yeah, after it looks like she's kissing his skinless face.  Jessika: Uh, yeah, was horrifying and nails these to the wall and then tells George that it's time to come back and horrifyingly. He does come back and WordStar coming from the face nail to the wall and it's gross. So thusly starts to interrogate him about his plans and he begins to tell the group the CU. Wanda is disgusted and runs to the bathroom where she vomits and the rest of the group seemingly is surprisingly calm about the whole thing. I don't know that I would be personally, so Thessaly who is now out for revenge against the cuckoo for, you know, trying to fuck with her in her sleep states that she needs some menstrual blood and asks Fox glove. And when she asks, why she has to with Besley reveals that she has not been straight in a long time, And that Hazel is pregnant, which they definitely do not have time to deal with at the moment. But hill was obviously shocked and upset by the news. And Wanda is told that she can't go onto the next part of their journey because she needs to watch Barbie. But there seems to be an underlying reason after conversing with a being that seemed to be made of light stating that she needs to seek entry into the dream realm. Mike: Oh so it's actually, um, it's the threefold goddess who the fates basically who keep on showing up throughout. So it's, it's that, mother maiden crone, who normally, when we see them, it's, they're different phases, but they're all kind of part of the same amorphous black shape. So , depending on the artist, it's like, one being, but with like, you know, the three different identities at the same time, but it's also the.  Jessika: Yeah. And I didn't get that. It was those three again, so thank you for, Mike: That's something I caught, like on my second or third read through  Jessika: Okay. Well, I feel better about a thumb. Mike: it's. I mean, it's a fleeting moment. They only show up for like a page maybe.  Jessika: Yeah, yeah. Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: meanwhile, on the street, our friend, the I don't like dogs, lady is pointing out to a passer-by that the moon is acting strange, that it had disappeared from the sky. He states that it must be an eclipse, but she says that it just left. It was not like it gradually blacked out like normal eclipse. So Wanda watches us the three women walk into the light and disappear out of the room and the moon reappears in the sky for our friend on the street, Wanda starts questioning her womanhood because she vomited during the interrogation that somehow has makes her less of a woman. But I would argue that I would do the same. That whole situation was so gnarly. Mike: Yeah. it's very pagan ritually. it feels like, old school kind of like druidic, I'm sure that someone's going to get mad at me for saying this, but , it's very pagan, a cult. I don't know the rituals, but it feels like a lot of those things that you read about and fantasy novels that are set in, like our theory and times.  Jessika: Totally. So the head then starts talking to. back in the dream realm, RB and company are making their way to their destination and have some near misses and find some other dead friends along the way the land has suffered since she has been gone, they talk about the cuckoo and how the bird lays its eggs and the nest of others. And once hatch, the young cuckoos push out the other eggs or young of the bird who initially built the nest while also fesses up to Morpheus about having warned Barbie. But he agrees that she did the right thing, princess, Barbara, and party, get to their destination, the sea and send, lose the parrot to get help. Mike: Yeah. And at this point there's only one other companion left. Who's like a, like an aardvark or an anteater.  Oh, is it okay? That was some  Jessika: It's a rat. It's like a, yeah, some rodent where it like  Mike: and a trench  Jessika: a order. Yeah.  It looks like a reporter of a pie. Mike: Yeah. And, as their journey has been going on, it's kind of like, , the group of friends in the horror movie who are slowly getting picked off one by one. and the one That always gets me is the monkey. And I can't remember his name. But he would scout ahead and then he didn't come back and Barbie at one point asks if they think that he's okay and one of them just goes no, and then they go and find his body and it's like, Hmm. Hmm. Jessika: Yeah. That was really. And back at the apartment, this was a very web flashy, one where it's very back and forth. Uh, back at the apartment, Wanda is talking to George's face and she asks him why she was left behind. He says it's because she's a man stating that the moon Magic that was used can only be used by biological women, which yikes. No, no, no, no, I don't. I don't like that one bed. And George also offhandedly states that they should be concerned about the weather. So back in the dream realm, Luiz has betrayed Barbie and brings armed guards to their hiding place on the lift. And they also killed the last remaining member of the party. So Barbie is dragged away by the guards and then is paraded through the town into a small pink house. Mike: Which is the house that she grew up.  Jessika: It is, yeah. It turns out to be a replica of her childhood home. she is also confronted by someone who appears to be her as a child, which is strange. child Barbie starts explaining that she had basically possessed her dreams and was taking over. Barbie becomes more and more visibly weak from being , in the house and around the young doppelganger. Ann Young Barbie leaves the house with her entourage of large dark plaid guards. Mike: While dragging older Barbie with her.  Jessika: Yeah. So back in New York things have started to get wild. A hurricane that had just left, turned around and heads back into town. The women walk a path of Moonlight to the dream realm where thusly fesses up that she's been around a pretty long time and starts in on her plan for revenge. I would not want to cross this lady. It did not take much for her to get pissed off enough to want to kill people. Mike: I mean, I found it pretty relatable.  Jessika: So they run across one of Barbie's failed companions who tells them that the cuckoo Barbie  Mike: Well, they come across the body and then facily resurrects them in a similar manager that she did to George.  Jessika: Correct. Mike: Yeah. And that's how they're able to get him to talk.  Jessika: So during the walk Fox glove and Hazel discuss their future and Fox glove decides to raise the child as theirs and they make up in a sense. in New York, the storm is raging. George is making terrible transphobic jokes from the wall and the woman outside has been caught in the storm. So one helps a woman get inside out of the storm, in the dream realm, young Barbie, as an acting and plan, and has gone out to the most ancient point of the land. The higher gram that's land her two companions start making their way over, but are met by young Barbie who points them over to the threat quote, unquote, stating that lose is the cuckoo and loses a parrot. I might add. So the fact that she's saying the para did it is actually kind of a good assumption to make a Kuku. Fastly goes over confirms with the bird that she is in fact, the cuckoo and strangles her and snaps her neck. when Hazel asks why she did it, she says that the bird had to be taught a lesson. The lesson was that you don't get a second chance, which yeah. Mike: Yeah, Nestle is, uh, the epitome of don't fuck around.  Jessika: yeah. found out. then young Barbie explains to Barbie and the others that the time has come to do what she had been brought here for. Back in New York are I don't like dogs. Friend is named Maisie and she is rightfully creeped out by George's face on the wall siding, bad vibes, which agreed more transphobic questions on some stories from Maisie about another trans family member she had, . It was just bad news bears. Barbie does a, she is told by young Barbie back in the dream realm and slams the porpoise teen into the large stone HIRA gram. And there's a great explosion at which point it's revealed the young Barbie is actually the cuckoo and that her goal, the whole time had been to get Barbie, to destroy the Portland teen and the high program. And then the cuckoo wouldn't be held in the land any longer breaking the spell and the land would subsequently be destroyed. So the necklace also disappears right off of Barbie's sleeping chest back in. Morphine's appears and Stacy, he created the land and puts Barbie back in control of her own mind as she had been Bewitched by the cuckoo and all of the characters of the land start filing past, ending with one dark haired and scarred woman in white, who clearly had history with dream, like every other fucking woman in here. So vessel, he tries to claim the life of the cuckoo. But dream is like, Nope. And states that he's displeased, that she's caused some major shit. Mike: Yeah, he was. If I remember, right. Dream was upset that she had trespassed into the dream realm without his permission.  Jessika: Correct? Yeah. Mike: And it's also implied that her getting the goddess to grant her and foxglove and Hazel passage to the dream realm resulted in the hurricane.  Jessika: Oh no, that was absolutely implied. Yeah. The implication was that if you pull the moon out of the sky,  you're going to fuck with the tides. Yeah. Yeah. so we turn again to New York where that storm is even fiercer than before. And then there is an explosion of weather from outside and the world starts to. In the dream realm, dream states that he owes Barbie a boon and also reveals that Rose Walker, from , our doll's house volume had partially caused this mess. During that fateful night of converging dreams. Barbie asks that she and the other three women get back safe and sound, and they are sent back and we end volume five with a funeral Wanda's funeral. Barbie was pulled from the wreckage and was able to recover, but Wanda amazi did not make it. The funeral was similarly depressing and not just because Wanda had passed away, but because they were using Wanda's dead name and it cut her hair and had put her in men's clothing. And she was buried by her family who clearly had no idea who she really was nor cared to listen to find out. And even the headstone had her dead name listed. So Barbie took out a bright shade of lipstick and wrote Wanda on the headstone Barbie dreams that she sees Wanda with a smiling pale woman wearing black. And she finally seems happy. Mike: do we ever find out where the funeral is being held? It's just, it's implied that it's vaguely south Midwest.  Jessika: She had to travel.  And it did kind of seem in the south. I don't know that we got an exact location.  Mike: Yeah. It was, it. was somewhere, very God-fearing and intolerance of people that are the least bit different.  Jessika: Yeah. Well, what were your overall impressions of this story and who are your favorite least very characters or events of the fifth? Mike: Uh, you know, this volume is a really, it's an interesting change of pace because up until now, we've gotten stories where even if dream wasn't the main character, he played a really prominent role in the narrative, even if he was sitting in the background and this time around, he really doesn't show up a lot. And when he does, it's kind of just a bookend, the story. It's funny because whenever I talk about something that Neil Gaiman wrote and I'm like, oh, it's not my favorite thing. It's still better than 95% of things that I've read. this is not one of my favorite Sandman stories. Part of it is just because it's, it does provide that, that whiplash that you get where we're pivoting back and forth between the dream realm and New York. And there is a clumsiness too, to a lot of the characters, like we've already talked about Hazel. I feel like new Haven was trying to provide a narrative where someone who is trans is human, because he has several scenes with Wanda where Wanda talks about it and is very adamant that she is a woman and the story, the narrative doesn't judge or mocker for that. But , as you said, George is gross and transphobic, which makes sense. And, Maisie that the homeless lady is kinder. but you know, there, there is still that moment of are you a man or a woman? and then she relates the story about her grandson. it's not explained if he was just very femininely gay or if he was trans. Um, but she sounds like she was supportive of him, but then , he got killed during some sort of hotel hookup, which, I mean, that was a real risk with gay culture. Like, you know, especially during that time. I think it's one of the Columbia, your stories of the overall Sandman series. I don't think it's bad, but viewed through a 20, 21 lens, I think he could stand some revision. I don't know. I, my, my opinion is pretty much my opinion, I think, has the least value in, in any conversation about gender identity, because I'm a CIS white guy.  Back on track, uh, did it, did it, uh, you know, I, I did actually really enjoy how we got to see some of the characters from the doll's house return, especially Barbie. it's really frustrating that I kept on thinking that we had seen Wanda in the doll's house. And it turns out that that was some misleading copy. That kind of made me think that like, oh, sorry. I liked how we got to see more of a strange fairies hill of a dream from that book and how it was spun out into a larger story that had a bunch of twists and turns. I don't know if I had a least favorite character, honestly, like, yeah, the Kuku is a hateful character, but I also thought it was kind of interesting that, that she was trying to kill Barbie so that she could exist. And then I don't think the cuckoo shows up again. I think the cuckoo just like bounces after this, when she flies off. I for some reason, like, I remember when I thought the KUKA was going to come back and be an even bigger batter nastier villain, but I don't think that happens. I could be wrong. It's been awhile, but I don't think it does. I thought was a really great character. Like we already talked about how, the way that they actually reveal that there's a lot more to where character and also how she is just straight out of Fox all the way through the story. and then, I guess, I guess my least favorite character is Hazel's character and it's not because of anything that was really wrong with her role in the story. It was just, she was very clumsily writ.  Jessika: Yeah, Mike: like I said, I think she just comes across as dumb at the most convenient and unbelievable times. It's just, it's too coincidental where at one point she's asking about like, oh, well, don't, you have to kill a rabbit to like, what, what was it like she was asking about like to perform an abortion or,  or  Jessika: see if you're pregnant. Cause that  Mike: yeah. Like, come on, okay.  Jessika: Yeah, actual most ridiculous thing. I know. Mike: , I don't know. Like, do you agree to disagree? Like, I feel like I might be reading too much into this just with my own thoughts, but  Jessika: Oh no I was, I was pretty disappointed in how this whole thing was written. I'm not gonna lie to you. I was disappointed in the transphobia. Let's start there.  Mike: yeah.  Jessika: It just felt like the entire volume, it may have been done with the intention of bringing to light some of the challenges that trans women face like deadnaming or of constantly being told that genitalia is what makes one, a woman or the idea that to do trans correctly, you need to get surgery or the blatant violence against trans people. But I don't think enough was done to highlight someone doing the right thing and giving example of allowing someone to just live their life genuinely. And Barbie is a good example of a somewhat decent advocate, but I wish that the lesbians in the building had done more to be open or even just not completely stupid about the situation. It just felt really TERF-y  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: Which, you know, to, to explain for any of you who don't know a turf as it's trans exclusionary, radical feminist, which is just a way to say you don't want trans women in your fucking woman club for some fucking odd reason. Mike: Yeah, And I mean, back in 1991, when this was written, that wasn't really a thing like, gender queerness, wasn't really a known thing. It was your transsexual  like, did you ever see the movie soap dish with Sally field and Whoopi Goldberg and Elizabeth shoe and Kevin Klein?  Jessika: No.  Mike: It's a really funny movie up until the last 10 minutes, uh, where it's, it's about the cast of a soap opera and how the behind the scenes stuff is even more ridiculous than what's going on in the soap opera. It's great. But then the last 10 minutes or so it's revealed that the villain who's been pulling everyone's puppet strings, , she's , publicly humiliated by being outed on live television as a trans woman. And that's the punchline. in, 1991, This was considered wildly funny. this is an example of how our views have changed in the past 30 years. for the better where we can look at this and say, this is, this is not great.  Jessika: Yeah. I mean, it's still happening though. And that's it, it's still a very real problem within the, you know, the LGBTQ plus community.  Mike: a hundred percent.  Jessika: Yeah. It's just in the end, I felt like there were no lessons learned by the people who had been the most transphobic. Mike: Yeah, I mean, cause George, we knew was going to be terrible. , and then Hazel and Fox glove, there was no. resolution on that because by the time that they get back, Wanda's dead.  Jessika: Yeah. Yup. And which that also felt refrigerators. Like you're going to kill off the one trans person, like okay. Mike: Yeah. And there's the, the happy ending of, we see Wanda perfect. And in this amazing dress with death, waving goodbye to say farewell to Barbie, which is it's. I mean it's  Jessika: But she, but my problem with that is she looks a little bit different. Like she looks more feminine and  she looks more in it's. That's not necessarily what, and I mean, I'm not trans, so I can't speak to this experience, but to me ha, having known people and talk to their experience, that's not necessarily what they want. They don't want to be a totally different person. They just want to be them genuinely. Mike: Yeah. I mean, I certainly can't speak for people who are trans or gender fluid, or, or anything in that realm. Like that is well outside my wheelhouse. I can just say, I agree with you. It feels achy.  Jessika: Yeah. Yeah. Well, and yeah, since, no real lessons , were learned. I mean, maybe that's the real message that people don't fucking learn. And if so, thank you. That's goddamn. Depressing. Mike: Yeah. The one nice moment was when Barbie wrote Wanda's name on her tombstone and the bright lipstick, that was nice because you know, it was loud and it was flamboyant and it was very much everything about Wanda's personality, but it was really dissatisfying as an ending.  Jessika: Yeah. Yeah. I agree. Did you have a favorite art moment in this volume? Mike: I'm not sure that I had a favorite art moment, but I was really affected every time one of Barbie's friends died or where she found their bodies. like it, it genuinely made me sad. You know, I've already talked about how, when they found per natto, the monkeys corpse and how it was really sad, but Martin 10 bones and his expression right before the cop shot him, because he just looked, it was that look of, oh, I found my friend , and I've got the message, but like, it, uh, it reminded me of the time that I'd take my dog into the vet to put them down.  Jessika: Mm. Hmm. Mike: you know, and that's, it's, it's that moment where you, uh, when you're holding the dog and it's like, oh, everything's okay. And then they give him the shot and he gives you this look just fucking rips you apart every time. So not really, uh, not really a favorite moment, but definitely in effecting one.  Jessika: Oh, you're trying to get me go on to, Mike: Yeah. Um, I dunno. What about you?  Jessika: well, I really enjoyed how they did the color and line work and the moon.  Mike: Yeah, those were cool. Jessika: Yeah, it was neat to see how they use the negative space and implied shapes using lions. And it also made me feel like I was a part of the scene. There was almost like I had to shield my own eyes from the full white pages. Mike: Yeah. that was, that was neat. Jessika: any final thoughts about this volume before we move on? Mike: like I said, it's not really my favorite. I keep thinking about Hazel and Fox glove. And it's interesting because like Fox glove was, , the girlfriend of the woman who put out her own eyes with the forks or , the, the skewers and the diner,  Jessika: Yeah. Yeah. I figured you were going to bring that up. I was, I was like, how can I condense this  crazy story? Mike: Yeah. And so that, I, that was kind of a neat throwback because I remember Fox glove is like a very, it's like a throwaway name or something like that. And then I think her name is Julie shows up in the jacket that she was wearing and her eyes , are not visible during the nightmares when everyone's being plagued by the Cuckoo's Binion's. I will say that moment where Hazel and Fox glove are first in the dreaming and Fox lava sitting there and basically screaming at Hazel about getting pregnant and it feels like it's going to get real ugly. And she's like, when we get back, I'm gonna , call you all sorts of names and tell you how dumb you are and do you know how much it's going to cost for us to raise a baby. and she's like, we're going to have to buy one of those stupid expensive books to name the kid. And I was like, oh, Okay. , and then they're holding hands by the end of that page. And it's, it's sweet. that story continues actually in a couple of mini series about death, that, that game in road. And they're really good. they've got their own sense of tragedy and everything, but they're, they're solid, I don't know, it's not my favorite , but it does a lot of things that are really interesting. And I also think that it leads to some really cool stuff down the road.  Jessika: Let's move on to volume six, Mike: Okay.  Jessika: titled fables . And flections. This was originally published in single magazine form as the Sandman 29 through 31 38 through 40 50 Sandman special one and vertigo preview one between 1991 and 1993. So very much a true compilation written by Neil Gaiman illustrated by Brian Talbot, Stan wool, Craig Russell, Sean McManus, Jon Watkiss, Jill Thompson, Duncan Eagleson and Kent Williams. And this was very much a, an anthology of a bunch of different stories that didn't necessarily tie together as a, an overarching plot like previous volume did. Mike: Yeah. it's very much like dream country just with about double the cost.  Jessika: Yeah, Yeah, exactly. The first story is fear of falling. A musical theater writer and director who is wanting to give up right before his show. While sleeping. He is visited by Morpheus who ends up inspiring him to take the leap of courage. It took to finish his project to completion. Next up was destined mirrors, three Septembers and a January the story of the emperor of the United States. Here's the scene. San Francisco, 1859. Dream is drawn into a contest with his siblings, desire to spare and delirium, to see who could push a man to his death, each trying different tactics to try to lure him into one of those emotions. When Morpheus entered the scene, he basically just gave the man his exact dream. He wanted to be king and Morpheus stated that he was the emperor of the USA. He starts making proclamations about his claim to the throne and starts gaining popularity and the charity of the town around him. And he actually becomes famous for being the emperor and is even sought after, by tourists, visiting San Francisco. He has called crazy at times, but does not fall prey to madness desires, unable to tempt him as he already has everything he dreams of and despair was never in the picture. After his dreams came true. He was truly content and dream had won the contest death swoops in looking stylish as ever and leads. Mike: Yeah. And emperor Norton is actually someone who really existed in San Francisco. Like he's a part of our local history and  Jessika: I  didn't know that. Mike: yeah, no he's emperor, Joshua Norton, the imaginary emperor. he's a really cool part of San Francisco lore and I highly recommend, , reading up on him if he ever get the chance. he's one of my favorite stories about the city that. I grew up in.  Jessika: Oh, I'm definitely gonna look into that now. Cause I mean, I love just a Stone's throw away and I can't believe I've never heard that before. Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: The next story is mirrors Thermador said in England in 1794 with Morpheus, just swooping into the home of Johanna Constantine. And I'm sure that name sounds familiar in the middle of the nights and I'm not going to lie. It was really creepy when he was just like Nabu, all your people are asleep, just you and I. Sugar was like big. Nope. Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: And then he's like, Hey, I have this super dangerous mission. UN she's all, but what's in it for me. And apparently she just believes in vague promises and agrees to help with him and with his family matter that he needs a mortal to intercede in. And it. Then it is post the French revolution. The reign of terror is in full swing and Johannah gets caught sneaking through the town late at night with a decapitated head in a bag, you know, casual Mike: who hasn't been out on a Saturday night with a human head and their satchel come on.  Jessika: Mr. Al of late God. Once you got my bag, nothing you'd be interested in. So She ultimately gets picked up by the law sands head and as kept as a prisoner under a further threat, if she does not tell them where the head is, this whole thing about like her spreading superstitions or some bullshit. Mike: , Yeah, because robes Pierre was all about reason and eliminating superstition and religion. If I remember my high school history,  Jessika: you are correct. Is that whole logic piece, which he was just going off about. So she dreams a little dream and visits, Morpheus and reveals that the head is Morpheus, a son Orpheus,  so Joe had a basically says, this is your fight, but I'm in the ring little hope over here, Hugh the extra creep factor where the law rightfully figures out that she probably hit the head with all the other heads and go tell her to fetch the one they're looking for. Johanna gets the head, props it up, covers her ears. And tells Orpheus to sing. It drives the map, puts them in a trance unclear, but she is able to get away and get Orpheus to a little island paradise where he has previously been. We also come to find out that Morpheus is quite the absentee parent. , it was so sad. There was this part where Orpheus asks Johannah basically does this mean he cares about me and she's like, dunno. Mike: Yeah, it's a, anyone that's grown up with with strained relationships to their parents, like can just feel that gut.  Jessika: Yeah. The fourth story is convergence. The hunt. So we find ourselves this time in a story within a story. Uh, grandfather tells his begrudging granddaughter, a tale about a man named Vaseline who becomes obsessed with finding a Duke's daughter based on a measure painting that was given to him by a Romani peddler, as he goes off in search of this woman, he has never met. He first encounters, the Romani peddler that had given him the miniature she is dead on the forest path, that he just swoops her bag of items and moves off through the forest. He meets several characters along the way, including Baba Yaga and a tall slender librarian, each particularly interested in one of the stolen items. He was peddling one night while hunting a dearest his target is taken out by a woman of the forest who factors into the story a little bit later upon reaching the Duke's mansion. He is led to a dungeon to rot, but is saved by the tall librarian who really, really, really wanted that book because it turns out the book is from the dream realm and Morpheus would be  very, very,  displeased. Should it not be returned? Mike: We've met the librarian before in passing, he's Lucy in the librarian of the dream realm. Like he's the first one that Morpheus basically reintroduces himself to once he gets back to the dream realm preludes and Nocturnes, but like he doesn't show up a lot. , it's one of those things where he's kind of like a central figure to the dreaming, but he doesn't show up a lot in the stories. , I don't remember. I think he may have appeared in passing in season of the mists. I can't remember, but anyway, sorry. His name is Lucien. Like that's, That's all I was trying to,  right?  Jessika: So in exchange for the book, Morpheus takes Vasily to the woman's room, but when he gets there, vastly simply looks at her and gives her the necklace back saying this belongs to you later on in his life. He runs back into the woman who took down the deer while there are both in Wolf form. And at the end of the story, the granddaughter assumes that her grandfather has made up the story to assuage her from dating her current boyfriend. But an ending comment, lets the reader know that the story may have some truth after all. Mike: that was one of my favorite closing modes. I I'm not gonna lie.  Jessika: It was sweet. So our next tale distant mirrors. focuses on Julius. Caesar's next of Ken Augustus, who after a dream decides that he must live one day in the life of a beggar. So he calls upon an actor who happens to be a , little person to assist him in getting into the role for the day and show him the ropes. They start by making artificial boils on their faces and arms. They dress and rags and take to the streets in a dream, he was approached by Morpheus who knew about his troubled past being brutalized by the man. He looked up to the man, a whole empire looked up to, there was also this whole situation with there being two different futures. Augustus had read the prophecies, edited some destroyed others so that that overall people wouldn't know what was truly predicted. And so that he could make his own course of choosing by being a baker one day a year, he was not being watched by Julius and the other gods and therefore could plan without them watching after Augustus's death, the actor who had accompanied him that day wrote the story of his day with the emperor. However, the harsh details of Augustus's life remained a mystery that he himself took to. Next up. We once again, go back in time with convergence. Soft places. If you don't have whiplash yet, just wait. You will get it by the end of this episode. But this time we go to see Marco polo who was lost in the desert and having the most odd dream. He runs into a person who says his cellmate is named Marco polo and they that run into our buddy Fiddler's green or Gilbert, who we saw in the doll's house who tries to impart a lesson on Marco polo. Marco thinks that he is going to be stuck in the dreaming, but when he emerges, he is back with his father and was only a few hundred feet away from the party upon waking Marco forgets the dream. He was just a part of the Seventh story is the song of Orpheus we again, meet Orpheus this time, his head is still firmly attached to his neck and he is going to be married that day. His friend, is also at the wedding along with Morpheus and all of Morpheus as sibling. The bride reminds, era status of his long dead wife. And during the wedding, he requests a private meeting with Eurydice fading, a need for assistance. He states his intention to rape her and goes to grab her, but she needs him and runs off where she steps on and is bitten by a poisonous snake and dies right there. Orpheus realizes that she is no longer around and panics asking if something has happened to her grieving, the loss of his bride Orpheus seeks help from berserk his father than his aunt death, demanding that she bring her back death states that she cannot, that Euridice is any underworld now, and that he is unable to go and come back as he is a mortal after more prompting, she does state that she is able to just not collect him basically. And he would survive coming back from the underworld, but she also tells him that this is not what he wants and that he should go home. Or if he is however, it does the exact opposite and begins his journey to the gate death had described. So he makes his way to the underworld where he's buried across the river sticks and makes his way past Cerberus the three headed dog and through the endless amount of people in the underworld, he gets to Hades and Persephone who asked him for a song. And he asks for his wife back and plays a haunting melody that brings the underworld to a halt. Hades states that he could have his wife back, but that she will follow him as a shadow up and out of the underworld. The one rule was that he could not look behind him before he reached the exit of the underworld, or she would go back down. He made it almost all the way there, but started doubting thinking that he was the butt of Hades, this joke. But when he turned around, he saw Eurydice just before she was dragged back into the other world. Orpheus broke the surface alone and screamed understanding that he had just bought his only chance to have his bride back. Time-lapse Orpheus as many years older and living in solitude, he is visited by his mother, Kelly OB, who had a falling out with Morpheus after he would not assist Orpheus with his quest to bring back your IDC is not interested in talking with her, but she wants him. The picante are on their way and that he should leave as soon as possible. So she disappears and soon after the forest breaks out and cries, a crowd of naked women covered in wine and blood are running right towards him and ask that he take part in their rituals of sex, wine, and eating raw flesh. He states that he cannot participate as his heart belongs to someone else. And they basically say, yeah, we weren't asking. And they literally rip him apart. And eventually decapitate him, sending his head, flying into a river. He, of course can't die. So he's just stuck, literally rolling on a river. Mike: Yeah. It's very much the stories that Orpheus is known for. Everybody knows him from the story of him and URI dicey, but, surprise. There is actually a major part of Greek mythology where he gets ripped apart by boxes, insane followers  and yeah. You're I find you don't want to take part in the ritual. we're going to turn you into one of the ritual supplies and just eat. Yeah,  Jessika: Yeah, pretty much. So Orpheus the head washes a shore and Morpheus comes to see him. He wants to say, goodbye has arranged for Orpheus to be taken care of, but says the he'll never see Orpheus again. His life is his own next is convergence parliament of Rooks.. We visit Daniel and Hippolyta again, she puts Daniel down to nap and he wanders into the dream realm where he goes to the house of secrets and is with Matthew Eve and Abel Eve tells the story of Adam's three wives and Abel after Kane interrupts of course tells a very optimistic and happy version of their story, where everybody got along after all. And after all was said and done, Hippolyta has no idea that Daniel has gone anywhere while he was napping. Mike: we keep getting hints dropped about Daniel and it's gonna play out in a very big way later on.  Jessika: I'm excited. So our last story distant mirrors, Ramadan is about the king of Baghdad, who has everything. Anyone could want ruling over a prosperous city. However, something still feels wrong to him. So he goes down into the secret depths of the palace where numerous wonders were kept. You procures a ball, which holds multitudes of basically like bad vibe entities. He summons Morpheus stating that he would break the ball, therefore releasing all of the bad vibes if Morpheus didn't appear. And when he actually follows through and drops the ball, Morpheus catches, it takes it and asks, why have you summoned me in, what the fuck do you want? The king wanted to trade control of his city in order to ensure that it was going to last forever. Morpheus agreed, but in true Morpheus fashion, he put the city in a jar and left the man to be the king of a city in shambles. So Mike overall impressions of a story, favorite characters or. Mike: Yeah. like I said, this one is a lot like dream country and there's one more volume later on where we get the one-shot stories to provide us with breathers, , , from the overall narrative. They were printed, as they were in, in various orders, but then DC collected them into the different volumes in ways. That makes more sense. but it's interesting because in this case we got a collection of stories without another prolonged round of like soul crushing horror and dark fantasy. I think the anthology volumes actually do a lot to move Sandman from the realm of horror and more into the realm of fantasy, because a lot of the times the individual stories aren't as dark or, as, as brutal. like a lot of times they're a little bit more philosophical or meditative, but I liked them a lot, but I mean, I only own, two issues of Sandman like individual. and one of them is issue number eight, which is the first appearance of death. And the other one is issue 31, which is the one that features three Septembers in a January. The story about . I love that story about Norden. I think that one's great. We already talked about how he was a real person and, he is this really interesting character out of history who is both the epitome , of kind of the magic of a dream and also what you can achieve even when you're faced with a ton of tragedy, because he was actually almost, I think he was basically completely wiped out due to a bad rice shipment and he did die penniless. And at the same time, San Francisco fucking loved him. Like they kept standing, box tickets for him at the symphony on opening night He was arrested once by an officer and the judge actually did immediately dismiss him when he was brought before him. And basically said like, , as an emperor, he is never declared war. He's never tried to invade anyone. He hasn't done terrible things. Other emperors should be like him. And I loved, how desire tried to tempt him with the ghost of a, dead snake oil salesman and the other bit where it turns out he had, like a Chinese information network, , where it turns out that the Chinese populace of San Francisco, which was hugely prevalent at the time, because of the gold rush and. Other things. , I loved the idea that he actually did have , this amazing fantastical life that was already fantastical, but then there were even more elements of fantasy woven into it. and then the other one is, , the parliament of ropes. It's , the story of Cain and Abel and Eve, you know, the purlin or Rooks hits me in a personal way because the bit we're able tells the story about him and Kane and, it's what this person who, who just idolized his brother wanted from the relationship, even though they do have their own strange in certain ways loving relationship, but also Cain murders able on a regular basis throughout the series. And it made me think about, how I stopped talking to my brother a number of years ago, but I still think about him a lot. And I wish that things were different between us, like. I often wonder what things would have been like if we had wound up being slightly different people and I construct those fantasies in my head still sometimes, but yeah. honestly I like this a lot better than I like that. I like the previous volume, because it gives me a lot more to think about, um, I don't know. How do you feel about it?  Jessika: Yeah, I, you know, it's funny as I actually really liked the story of Joshua, the emperor of the United States,  Mike: Yeah.  Jessika: I really like how they kept the narrative bag, leaving the reader wavering between believing that he really had been successful in his reign as the legitimate emperor of the U S or if he was just some sweet old man who was really well-liked well-respected and generally taken care of by this town of other really eccentric. Mike: Yeah. And it turns out the truth is a little bit of both.  Jessika: Yeah, Yeah, I guess so. I mean, he did get out of, out of a core thing, huh? Mike: Well, and when he died, basically, he was going to be put in a Popper's grave. And I believe like the merchants association basically paid for a really Swank funeral and of people  came to the viewing like, you know, but thousands of people turned out for.  Jessika: what I'm going to research this  so sweet.  Mike: Hmm,  Jessika: Yeah. I thought it was really wholesome that he was just so content to have the title of emperor. He didn't have some weird power trip about colonizing or being otherwise oppressive. I would say that that was genuinely refreshing to see him just so content to be valued and validated. Oh shit. That's all I want, Mike: that's all, any of us want. Also, I liked that he hung out with mark Twain and the story, and I don't know if he and mark Twain were friends in real life, but mark Twain was a reporter in San Francisco. after he got run out of the state of Nevada,  Jessika: maybe we'll have to specifically look at up. Well, did you have a favorite art moment in this volume? Mike: I had to, I really liked the art of the hunt, which is the story of the grandfather. Cause it felt really like, it felt really scratchy and you're kind of reminded me of those old European crosshatched wood prints. And then that actually makes sense because I realized it was inked by this guy named Vince Locke. And he's this guy who he actually illustrated a bunch of tabletop role-playing games for white Wolf games in the 1990s. And then he also created the comic that the movie, a history of violence was based off of. If you remember that. Jessika: I do. Mike: but like, I always really liked his style. Like I thought it was really cool and really unique. He's done a lot of other cool stuff as well. He had a comic series called dead world that was a zombie apocalypse kind of comic. If I remember right , well, before the walking dead ever came along like, you know, 30 years. , and then there's the whole issue of Ramadan, which is the story set in Baghdad. so Ramadan was illustrated by P Craig Russell and Russell was a, the first openly gay comic creator. and he's still working today in his art style. It's just, it's one of the most fucking beautiful things you'll ever see. And it's really adaptable into a bunch o

Making Sense Of Nothing
Se.3 Ep.9 I do have an issue with that community.

Making Sense Of Nothing

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 44:07


In this episode Miller goes back to Dave Chapelle recent stand up “Closer”. He speaks about why he supports Dave Chapelle and why he is also a TERF. Also he have some questions for the LGBT community. Don't worry, this is not that big of a podcast so they won't ask for it to be canceled. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Fancy Pants Gangsters
Ep. 632 – Harry Potter And The Shrimp Etouffee

Fancy Pants Gangsters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 63:22


There's a "surf and TERF" joke here but we are better than that. This week's location: Taste Of Rondo The post Ep. 632 – Harry Potter And The Shrimp Etouffee first appeared on Fancy Pants Gangsters.

Unsafe Space
[Episode 0665] [#Covfefe Break] Metaverse, Texas Secession, and Fake White Supr*macists

Unsafe Space

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 125:07


Carter returns to join Keri for a #Covfefe Break discussion that ranges from science fiction to secession. They begin by discussing Margaret Atwood's shameful attack on JK Rowling in an attempt to deflect from accusations that she's a TERF herself. Then Carter rants about raising children and seeing people as assets rather than liabilities. Next, he hypothesizes about how Astrology, though farcical, may have roots in empirical observation. Afterward, they discuss Zuckerberg's video introducing Facebook's rebranding as "Meta," and Carter pushes back against luddite reactions to technology while advising caution regarding its use. Keri then astonishes Carter by sharing a Biden proposal to grant $450k to each family of illegal immigrants for "psychological damage." The Virginia election is next on the docket, and Keri reveals the blundering attempt by incumbent Terry McAuliffe to link Republican candidate Youngkin to some tiki torch-wielding Democrat plants. After reflecting on the media's continued obsession with Trump, they note Juan Williams' assertion that "parents' rights" is code for "white race politics." This leads to a discussion about the futility of arguing with the truly woke, and the necessity for a national divorce. The video version of this episode is available here: https://unsafespace.com/ep0665 Links Referenced in the Show: Zuckerberg's Metaverse video (short): https://fortune.com/videos/watch/Mark-Zuckerberg-explains-the-metaverse/0b5b6e19-9360-4338-a4f3-2e978a896739 Full Facebook Metaverse video: https://www.facebook.com/4/videos/1898414763675286/ Tiki torch Democrats: https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-tiki-torch-photo-in-front-of-youngkin-tour-bus-revealed-to-be-democrat-stunt Juan Williams' secret code: https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/579338-juan-williams-parents-rights-is-code-for-white-race-politics Tristan Snell on MAGA: https://twitter.com/TristanSnell/status/1454801643824979969 Thanks for Watching! The best way to follow Unsafe Space, no matter which platforms ban us, is to visit: https://unsafespace.com While we're still allowed on YouTube, please don't forget to verify that you're subscribed, and to like and share this episode. You can find us there at: https://unsafespace.com/channel For episode clips, visit: https://unsafespace.com/clips Other video platforms on which our content can be found include: LBRY: https://lbry.tv/@unsafe BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/unsafespace/ Also, come join our community of dangerous thinkers at the following social media sites...at least until we get banned: Censorship-averse platforms: Gab: @unsafe Minds: @unsafe Locals: unsafespace.locals.com Parler: @unsafespace Telegram Chat: https://t.me/joinchat/H4OUclXTz4xwF9EapZekPg Censorship-happy platforms: Twitter: @_unsafespace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unsafepage Instagram: @_unsafespace MeWe: https://mewe.com/p/unsafespace Support the content that you consume by visiting: https://unsafespace.com/donate Finally, don't forget to announce your status as a wrong-thinker with some Unsafe Space merch, available at: https://unsafespace.com/shop

Voice from the Underground: The Podcast
The Dig on Chappelle, Rittenhouse & Election Fraud Bounties

Voice from the Underground: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 118:33


Wayne from The Bin Podcast and Tim from Speaking from the Center, also the local grilled cheese king of Stratford, Connecticut, join us for our 4 year anniversary of our first podcast, the old show Voice from the Underground. We discuss Kyle Rittenhouse's attorneys getting "victim" banned from the courtroom, Dave Chappelle joins team TERF, and we debate if he is still funny, Dan Patrick pays a bounty to a man who turned in fraudulent ballots, and we have a little fun with our guests, as Tim announces he is running for town council.  Happy Halloween!!★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★

Honestly with Bari Weiss
Women Like Hunting Witches, Too

Honestly with Bari Weiss

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 85:24


If you've just heard of the word “TERF” (it stands for Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist) it was probably because of Dave Chapelle's new Netflix special, “The Closer.” The comedian declared himself “Team TERF.” But what does that really mean?  Julie Bindel would know. She has been physically attacked; her work has been banned; and she's been disinvited from lectures all because of the accusation that she is a TERF. Bindel isn't new to the culture wars. The self-proclaimed radical feminist has been active in the movement since 1979. Today she breaks down the battle raging inside the feminist movement and makes me wonder: am I a feminist? Her new book, endorsed by J.K. Rowling, is called “Feminism for Women: The Real Route to Liberation.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Alan Cox Show
Elderly Spike/ Hashtag Rescue/ Stalk Radio/ Cheat Code/ Beefy Red/ Bag Man/ TERF War/ Control Freak/ La Bamba Lambada

The Alan Cox Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 173:05


Nightside With Dan Rea
Dave Chappelle and the Woke Police - Part 2 (10 p.m.)

Nightside With Dan Rea

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 37:49


Jordan Rich Fills In On NightSide:Some Netflix employees staged a virtual walk-out this week in protest of Dave Chappelle's controversial comedy special, “The Closer.” They say the comedian was transphobic when he referred to himself in the show as “team TERF,” a term that means “trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” and when he stated, “gender is a fact.” Netflix executives have stood by the show and continue to air it. Are they doing the right thing?

Nightside With Dan Rea
Dave Chappelle and the Woke Police - Part 1 (9 p.m.)

Nightside With Dan Rea

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 41:05


Jordan Rich Fills In On NightSide:Jordan still takes a couple calls on COVID vaccines but then dives into his next topic of the evening:Dave Chappelle and the Woke Police. Some Netflix employees staged a virtual walk-out this week in protest of Dave Chappelle's controversial comedy special, “The Closer.” They say the comedian was transphobic when he referred to himself in the show as “team TERF,” a term that means “trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” and when he stated, “gender is a fact.” Netflix executives have stood by the show and continue to air it. Are they doing the right thing?

The Humanist Report
Episode 311: Manchild

The Humanist Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 169:59


In this episode it's an all out dunk fest on Senator Joe ManCHILD (got ‘eem). We'll talk about whether or not he's Demexiting, his corruption, and progressive Senators calling him out. We'll also discuss Kyrie Irving's anti-vax stupidity, Tim Pool's hot take on ‘Squid Game,' Madison Cawthorn's insanity, the continued fallout from Dave Chappelle's TERF arc, Dennis Prager's bug chasing, and much more. We'll also speak with 2022 congressional candidate Daniel Wilson about his campaign. Enjoy!

Fokcast
FOKCAST 332: Alex over The Closer van Dave Chappelle.

Fokcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 75:29


datum: 18 oktober 2021 gast: Alex Agnew The Closer is de nieuwe (en laatste?) comedy show van Dave Chappelle voor Netflix. We bespreken de controverse, de comedy en leren nieuwe termen zoals TERF en SWERF.   

FANTI
Diversity Programs - Do Better! (ft. Dr. Jon Paul)

FANTI

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 58:08


 Mentioned in the showDr. Jon Paul's piece Punching Down: Why Netflix Deserves Some of the Heat for Dave Chapelle's Transphobic CommentsiHeartRadio NextUp Fellowship ProgramNetflix firing of walkout organizerTransLash Podcast with Imara JonesDIS/Honorable Mentions Tre'Vell picksHM Unholier Than Thou w/ guest Michelle WilliamsHM Transhealth NorthamptonDr. Jon Paul picksDM - Niggas who don't read!HM - Ashlee Marie Preston, organizer of the Netflix walkoutHM - Colman Domingo and everyone connected to the new film “Rustin” where her will be playing Bayard Rustin.Black History is Happening Every Day!Monica Roberts in NABJ's Hall of FameRelated EpisodesEp 49 Is Dave Chappelle Half Baked?Ep 41 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Oh My (ft. Sharon Smith)Our Sponsors This WeekLumi LabsFor free shipping & 30% off your first order… use code: FANTI.Uncommon GoodsFor 15% off your next gift, click the above link.Go ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)@DoctorJonPaulTwitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@DoctorJon Paul (guest)@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer. 

Majority 54
The Chappelle Controversy

Majority 54

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 42:11


Majority 54 producer Edie Allard joins the show for the first time to discuss the controversial Dave Chappelle comedy special, The Right's reaction to Mayor Pete's parental leave, and - once again - Ivermectin. We want to hear your thoughts about this episode! Join the conversation and leave us a voicemail at 508-687-2589.Today's episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. BetterHelp is secure counseling done online at lower costs than traditional therapy. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by visiting BetterHelp.com/M54. If you've listened for a while, you know that Ravi and Jason would be nothing without their Athletic Greens. See what all the hype is about when you go to AthleticGreens.com/majority and get a free year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your order. Upstart knows you're more than just your credit score. Unlike other lenders, Upstart considers your income and current employment to find you a smarter rate for your loan. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to UPSTART.com/MAJORITY54If you want to brush up on a foreign language, or learn a new one altogether, Babbel has you covered. When you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you'll get an additional 3 months for free. That's s6 months for the price of 3. Just go to Babbel.com and use promo code MAJORITY54. Jason is back with a new season and a new co-host, Ravi Gupta. Each week, they'll tackle our most pressing issues, giving you the tools necessary to successfully have conversations across the aisle.Majority54 is a Wonder Media Network production. It's produced by Grace Lynch and Edie Allard. Theme music provided by Kemet Coleman. Special thanks to Diana Kander.Majority 54 on TwitterJason on TwitterJason on InstagramRavi on TwitterRavi on Instagram

A guy in his room
Episode 76: Chappelle’s special is literal murder.

A guy in his room

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 45:35


(episode also on my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn_xTpd4lFbYzEU3jzKNyOQ)Topics:Speech against Chappelle's hate. Down with Dave.Should we “cancel” Dave from existing?Chapelle's special is literal murder.Chapelle being in a small town,Outraged Twitter people real?Comedians not able to do risky stuff,Offended people pretending they're not offended,Making up new terms for censoring,Slayer platforming the devil,Not watching news,You can't even discuss the trans issue,Trans racial vs gender,South park trans Mr garrison,Outraged at Chapelle article,Saying true things is hate speech?Louie's recent show discussed gender/transWe're finished if we can't say true things,Douglas Murray JRE,Some people maybe didn't know stuff Chapelle referenced like TERF,Sick with weird cold,Super cold,Sounding different when you're sick,Can't keep up with new woke terms,The world is ending,I won't survive in the apocalypse,2.22.22. Get Ready.Every system is corrupt,The “Sniffer” guy,Prepper superhero.

Power Report
#34 - Strike Wave, Dems Doomed?, Chappelle Is Slow

Power Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 105:08


Workers in numerous industries make big moves against their bosses, Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema doom the Democratic party for profit, and Dave Chappelle's latest round of cancelling (does cancel culture exist for the people who cry most about it, really?)  Dan, Bam, and Sean discuss it all.Timecodes: 0:00 - Cold Open2:20 - Intro4:44 - Strike Wave43:50 - Manchin & Sinema Doom The Dems?1:13:12 - Chappelle Is Slow Power Report on Twitter:https://twitter.com/powerreportwrldPower Report on Instagram:https://instagram.com/powerreport.worldDan on Twitter:https://twitter.com/danfromthewebBam on Twitter:https://twitter.com/marchleonardSean on Twitter:https://twitter.com/swsuarezCesar on Twitter:https://twitter.com/wemadeitceez

Transmission
Episode 240: Socialized II

Transmission

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 39:25


We continue our a broad discussion around gender formation. Does the way you are "socialized" as a male or female matter? What is the essence of gender? Is Dave Chappelle a TERF? What is a TERF? Why does it matter?

Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show
FOF #2989 - Matt Brown Takes on the Dave Chappelle Controversy

Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 66:32


You've probably already heard about the controversy or even weighed in on Dave Chappelle's final comedy special for Netflix, The Closer, where the comedy legend spends most of the hour taking an irreverent and critical look at the collective struggle of LGBTQ folks.Despite being a comedy special everyone loves to hate, Chappelle does bring up some wonderful sex positive material like wondering what MLK Jr would have to say about glory holes. Unfortunately, Chapelle proclaims himself team TERF while perpetuating some harmful ideas about trans bodies and compares trans women's genitals to vegan burgers.The Closer is probably the longest set any comedian has ever spent talking on LGBTQ+ issues and is way more complicated than clickbait articles would have you believe.All controversy aside, we are puzzled that Dave Chappelle would align himself with the same regressive people he claimed were the reason why he abruptly walked away from a 50 million dollar paycheck when he quit his successful show on Comedy Central over 15 years ago.MATT BROWN: https://www.msbrowncomedy.com/GET YOUR FREE ONE YEAR DOT GAY DOMAIN: www.feastoffun.gayACCESS THOUSANDS OF LEGENDARY FEAST OF FUN SHOWS 
with NO ADS:https://feastoffun.com/plusToday comedian Matt Brown, Ms Brown if you're nasty, joins us to take a look at Dave Chappelle's comedy special “The Closer” and the surrounding controversy around his comments on LGBTQ plus folks and trans bodies.Plus-- Star Trek's William Shatner responds to his co-star's George Takei comments on him being unfit for spaceflight due to his age and weight. Oh my!

Adequately Informed
78 - Dave Chappelle is a TERF

Adequately Informed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 63:35


This week Evan and Joe take on the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. On the back half they then tackle Dave Chappelle's new special “The Closer” and his transphobic remarks.Joe's New Substack Inland Nobody:https://inlandnobody.substack.com/Contrapoints video about TERFs and J.K. Rowling:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gDKbT_l2us&t=1sIf you have any thoughts, comments, or rants, email us at: podcast@adequatelyinformed.comFollow us on Twitter:Joe: www.twitter.com/erthelyEvan: www.twitter.com/evanvkellyLike our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/AdequatelyInformedCredits:Joe Hicks - HostEvan Kelly - HostAnthony Hish - Music

Respectfully Disagree
Is There a Generation Gap in Feminism?

Respectfully Disagree

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 35:09


This week, special guest Genesia Alves joins us to discuss consent, new feminist lingo, and whether a generational divide among feminists is hurting the fight for gender equality. Watch the clip of Ziwe quizzing Gloria Steinem about 'WAP' here -- https://twitter.com/ziwe/status/1393552025871429641?s=20

Muckville Radio Podcast
Muckville Radio S4E3: 10/12/21

Muckville Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 212:52


Muckville and Friends with Tony Muck and Ben Davis Sponsors, I hate columbus, the new muckville fall/winter line coming soon, Demi Lovato Questions everything, Kim K is funnier than Dave Chappelle, Not Very Karizmatik of you, Roobet kind of, Sopranos movie hot takes, Chris Chan Jail Letter 2 Live Reading, Joe Rogan has blood on his hands, Is Joey Diaz secretly soliciting sauna sweethearts?, Terf is not COOL to be, Podclass week 3, and more !   FAIR USE   linktr.ee/muckville for all links and feeds   watch the LIVE SHOW every tuesday (and sometimes saturday) on twitch.tv/muckvilleradio (follow @TonyMuckk on instagram or follow the Muckville and Friends Regroup on facebook for live show announcements)

Transmission
Episode 239: "Socialized"

Transmission

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 37:49


Today we begin a broad discussion around gender formation. Does the way you are "socialized" as a male or female matter? What is the essence of gender? Is Dave Chappelle a TERF? What is a TERF? Why does it matter?

Brooklyn Basement Podcast
It's an LGBTQ-TERF war… & Chapelle is the Commander in Chief

Brooklyn Basement Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 58:25


From the eyes of Dave Chapelle, It's a bird, it's a plane, its… SPACE JEWSSS!!! LOL! DID YOU SEE THAT DAVE CHAPELLE?!? MY N$%%A!  Can we get a AMEN?! Dave Chapelle captured the essence of black issues that may be coined as the “black man's prayer,” which rattled many people *Whistling*.  As BBP discusses Chapelle's controversial art which led into the dialogue of cancel culture, LGBTQ community, TERF(trans exclusionary radical feminist), women's vaginas, tribes, the ending of “The Closer,” and many more. Sit back and listen to us dissect the art of Dave Chapelle.

Call It Like I See It
Dave Chappelle's “The Closer” and the Public Debate About What is Scientific Fact; Also, China's Effort to Force Greater Assimilation of Minorities

Call It Like I See It

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 43:19


The reaction to Dave Chappelle's “The Closer” has included a lot of debate about what is scientific fact, so James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana consider whether this debate mirrors other disagreements over matters of science and if truth is being sought or if want to yell at each other (01:31).  The guys also discuss China's reported efforts to force greater cultural assimilation of ethnic minorities in order to build a national collective consciousness (25:02).‘I'm team Terf': Dave Chappelle under fire over pro-JK Rowling trans stance (The Guardian)China's Communist Party Formally Embraces Assimilationist Approach to Ethnic Minorities (WSJ) (Apple Link)

The Situation with Michael Brown

Hour 2 : The movie Blazing Saddles points out prejudices and in our current world, we can't talk about it. Dave Chappell sides with TERFs – gender is a fact. Cancel culture continues to be dangerous to society. America has been fundamentally transformed under Obama, Michael doesn't think Trump is the one to fix it. Trump derangement syndrome still exists and will keep him from running in 2024.

Audioface: Album Reviews, Music, & Culture
#206 - Don Toliver, James Blake, Music Recommendations #12

Audioface: Album Reviews, Music, & Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 79:25


On the 206th episode of Audioface:REVIEWS: "Life of a DON" by Don Toliver, and "Friends That Break Your Heart" by James BlakeNew Singles: "Super" by Cordae, "Working For The Knife" by Mitski, and "Breathe Deeper  - Lil Yachty Remix" by Tame Impala.Pitchfork rescores controversial music reviews. The Life of a DON review. Dave Chappelle uses DaBaby to make a point in his new comedy special. The Friends That Break Your Heart review. Pharrell Williams calls out racism in his home of VIrgina Beach, and Facebook bans Suicidal Tendencies from Instagram instead of actually fixing their terrible websites.For Music Recommendations #12:  Iamsu!, Men I Trust, Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, and BADBADNOTGOOD.---SUPPORT AUDIOFACE!Subscribe to this podcast (or Follow on Spotify) so you don't miss new episodes every week. Tell some friends about this show to keep it growing! We appreciate it, and you.Keep up with Audioface's 2021 Playlist:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5Gm0rc9gByK4idEhZw6oRu?si=a28c212ddf014641Reach out to us: https://twitter.com/audiofacepod/https://intsagram.com/audiofacepod/https://www.youtube.com/audiofacepod?sub_confirmation=1For advertising opportunities, email info (at) syndicate23 (dot) co

Progressive Talk LIVE! with Dusty Smith
Dave Chapelle TERF!/Joe Rogan FREEDUMB!/Jimmy Dore Is Trying To Get Banned/Matt Gaetz Trolled!

Progressive Talk LIVE! with Dusty Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 137:03


Dave Chapelle TERF!/Joe Rogan FREEDUMB!/Jimmy Dore Is Trying To Get Banned/Matt Gaetz Trolled! by Dusty Smith

The Dr Boyce Breakdown
An honest review of the Dave Chappelle special on Netflix

The Dr Boyce Breakdown

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 47:21


An honest, All-Black review of the Dave Chappelle Netflix special. Today Dr Boyce and Dr Alicia Watkins review the Dave Chappelle special on Netflix called “The Closer.” Chappelle has been under fire, mostly from white liberals. According to the Hollywood Reporter: Amid a swirl of controversy around his new Netflix special, The Closer, Dave Chappelle took center stage Thursday night at a star-studded and sold-out show at L.A.'s iconic Hollywood Bowl. Though the superstar comedian did not repeat any of the jokes that have been loudly rejected by members of the LGBTQ community, GLAAD and the National Black Justice Coalition, he thumbed his nose at the notion of cancel culture while also promoting messages of kindness and love. According to The Week: The comedian performed Thursday after a screening of Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary in Los Angeles, and after receiving a standing ovation, he quipped, "If this is what being canceled is like, I love it," The Hollywood Reporter reports. Chappelle was alluding to the fact that he has been under fire since the release of his newest Netflix special, The Closer, in which he says that "gender is a fact" and calls himself "team TERF," a term meaning trans-exclusionary radical feminist, while defending J.K. Rowling over her anti-trans remarks. GLAAD in a statement said that "Chappelle's brand has become synonymous with ridiculing trans people and other marginalized communities," while the National Black Justice Coalition called for Netflix to remove the special, saying, "Perpetuating transphobia perpetuates violence." Jaclyn Moore, executive producer of Netflix's Dear White People, also said she won't work with Netflix again while it continues to "profit from blatantly and dangerously transphobic content."

The Dr Boyce Breakdown
Dave Chappelle under major attack for his Netflix special

The Dr Boyce Breakdown

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 59:50


Black Justice Groups wants to Cancel Dave Chappelle on Netflix It looks like Dave Chappelle is under threat of being cancelled due to the controversial nature of his new Netflix special. We are going to have a barbershop conversation about the topic. According to Variety: Dave Chappelle is drawing a growing wave of criticism for his derogatory comments about the LGBTQ+ community in his newest Netflix stand-up special. The special, titled “The Closer,” premiered on the streamer on Tuesday and is meant to serve as a final entry in a series of stand-up routines by Chappelle on Netflix. In the new release, the comedian makes explicit jokes about trans women and offers defenses for previous derogatory comments made by figures such as “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling and rapper DaBaby. Chappelle also references criticism he faced over the past two years for makings jokes about the trans community in his specials “Equanimity” and “Sticks and Stones.” More from IndieWire: Dave Chappelle ends his latest Netflix comedy special, “The Closer,” by proclaiming he is finished with transgender and LGBTQ jokes “until we are both sure that we are laughing together,” adding, “I'm telling you, it's done. I'm done talking about it. All I ask of your community, with all humility: Will you please stop punching down on my people?” For organizations such as GLAAD and The National Black Justice Coalition, that declaration is too little, too late. Chappelle already had a history filling his Netflix specials with offensive transgender jokes, and that trend continues in “The Closer.” At one point, the comedian declares himself “team TERF” (meaning a trans-exclusionary radical feminist) while saying J.K. Rowling doesn't deserve to be “canceled” for her anti-trans beliefs. Representatives for Chappelle did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment, and Netflix declined to comment on the matter.

Casual Cinephilia
Episode 100- Watch Along! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Casual Cinephilia

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 158:37


Episode 100(!!!) In which we watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and invite you to watch along with us! In this special 100th episode special Lorien makes Ian watch Harry Potter for the (kinda) first time. Synch up your movie and enjoy this watch along episode! All the Harry Potter movies are now available on HBO go.To address the TERF in the room: we do not support JK Rowling's recent turn toward the dark side or her absolutely harmful stances and statements regarding transgendered individuals. All people are valid. All women are women. We're not interested in arguing that point. We've made a donation to The Trevor Project, an organization doing good work with LGBTQIA+ youth. If you'd like to join us in donating or learn more about The Trevor Project check them out at www.thetrevorproject.orgLike what were up to around here? Consider supporting us on patreon! Business Casual Cinephile and up even get access to an extra special monthly podcast where we discuss things like trailers and music videos. Patreon.com/casualcinephilia

Conspiracy Clearinghouse
J.K. Rowling & the Gauntlet of Hysteria

Conspiracy Clearinghouse

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 41:57


EPISODE 42 | J.K. Rowling & the Gauntlet of Hysteria A secretary got an idea on a train and some years later had created an international entertainment sensation, gaining fame and fortune. A feel good story? Or is she a witch? A Satanist? A spendthrift? A TERF? A transphobe? A spendthrift Satanist TERF transphobe witch? Or maybe she doesn't really exist at all. Like what we do? Then buy us a beer or three via our page on Buy Me a Coffee. #ConspiracyClearinghouse #sharingiscaring #donations #support #buymeacoffee You can also SUBSCRIBE to this podcast. SECTIONS 02:41 - The Wiccan Witch of the West - Harry Potter is evil 10:42 - Expelliarmus - Conspiracy theories about the books (WARNING: Spoilers) 17:24 - Accio Suspicion - Follow the money 18:53 - A Bit of Polyjuice Potion - She's a front 22:15 - Strike One - What's in a (pen) name? 25:34 - Pick a Little, Tweet a Little - Rowling tweets her way into trouble 33:27 - Transfiguration - Rowling stakes out her TERF 40:18 - Coda Music by Fanette Ronjat Follow us on social for extra goodies: Facebook (including upcoming conspiracy-themed events) Twitter YouTube (extra videos on the topic, Old Time Radio shows, music playlists and more) Other Podcasts by Derek DeWitt DIGITAL SIGNAGE DONE RIGHT - Winner of 2021 AVA Digital Award Gold & 2020 Communicator Award of Excellence for Podcasts and on numerous top 10 podcast lists.  PRAGUE TIMES - A city is more than just a location - it's a kaleidoscope of history, places, people and trends. This podcast looks at Prague, in the center of Europe, from a number of perspectives, including what it is now, what is has been and where it's going. It's Prague THEN, Prague NOW, Prague LATER.  

Ten Thousand Posts
*UNLOCKED* Last QAngle in Paris [Part 2] ft. Devon

Ten Thousand Posts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 69:32


This is an Unlocked episode from our Patreon. You can subscribe for fortnightly bonus content at : www.patreon.com/10kpostspodcast.  It is with great pleasure that we once again enter The Phrenology Zone on this week's bonus episode, after Hussein found someone with an even weirder theory of gender than friend of the show Bevvie. We're once again joined by Devon (@Devon_OnEarth) to discuss "Son of Man", a disciple of Bevvie (and Lord Baphomet), who, after spending a long time in Flat Earth circles, has now decided to devote all his time and attention to measuring "eye gaps" and comparing human faces to bowling balls. While his system might be more mathematically coherent, underpinning it is the same paranoia; that all male celebrities are female, that all female celebrities are male, and you can discover all of this by comparing people's faces to triangles. If that sounds confusing - it's because it absolutely is! But, as we talk about in depth, while these theories might be bizarre and esoteric, they aren't as far removed from mainstream TERF discourse as you might expect. Oh also, we talk about Fred Durst's new wig and the new, wholesome era he's embarking on. We're with you, Fred! ---- Ten Thousand Posts is a show about how everything is posting. It's hosted by Hussein (@HKesvani), Phoebe (@PRHRoy) and produced by Devon (@Devon_OnEarth).   We would like to thank all subscribers to the podcast - your support means a lot to us, and the work we do to try understand posts, and crucially, pay our therapists on time.

Previously Live
Vaush BRUTALLY SILENCES a TERF (ft. the Inseminator)

Previously Live

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 70:22


Recorded August 10th 2019. Check out my YouTube & Twitch channel for live streams and other content.

The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters
The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters #182

The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 91:38


Carl and Callum discuss the TERF insurgency against the intersectionalists, how Biden is clearly not running the show, and the left-wing German paedophile-foster care experiment.