It’s Episode 15 of the Safe Spaces Podcast; are you engaged? Our fearless hosts exercise their Constitutionally-protected right to talk nonsense and hyperbole about everything and anything that came into their universes this week, which is appropriate given the widening gap between ‘accepted’ speech and that horrible, reviled alternative. Things heat up when multiple Oscar-winning thespian Daniel Day-Lewis (The Last of the Mohicans, Lincoln) announced his retirement from acting, which prompts our cinematically inclined hosts to engage on the merits of his performances, both past and present, as well as a rousing look at the MPAA and its erratic grading scale. Also, listen for a disappointed update to last week’s look at the controversial production of Shakespeare in the Park’s Julius Caesar by way of Donald Trump, only now with more right-wing stage crashing! From there the guys segue right into Teen Vogue “journalist” Lauren Duca and her ridiculous (and now-deleted) Tweet about the “the most compelling DC villain” of them all – the pay gap between Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot and her DCEU costars. As it turns out, there was no pay gap (in fact, Gadot was paid higher than most superhero headliners) and you can bet all this gets discussed, including Duca’s now-infamous appearance on the Tucker Carlson program (sans bowtie). From here our hosts move onto the topic of the moment: free speech. Or, in the cast of our poor friends across the pond, the lack thereof. From the possibility of being jailed over supposed “hate speech” in the UK to the critically important victory of the Asian-American dance-rock band The Slants’ stunning victory in the US Supreme Court upholding their right to be as offensive as they wanna be, there’s plenty to mull over and grouse about this week. As a bonus, our hosts give their two-cents about the recent congressional election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district special election between Democrat Jon Ossaff and Republican Karen Handel (who won, btw).