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99 Percent Anomaly Podcast
172 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Good riddance, 2021 - 071
It has definitely been a year. We went into 2021 cautious AF, and we were rewarded because it definitely was a sh*tshow. But! Some moments were hilarious, in that "let's laugh at others' pain" schadenfreude kind of way, some moments were sad, some were confusing as hell, and others were totally horrific. We forgot about most of them by the time we recorded this episod. Tune in for our end of year wrap-up, we discuss and rate the stories we just couldn't let go of this year. How's 2022 looking for you? Come chat with us about it on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. Dassa does a deep dive on the Joe Budden Podcast debacle. Cass gets us up to date with all things Bachelorette. And Nessa wished we let her forget about most things that happened this year. Music by Sarel (@sarel_bey) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
69 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
Good Girl Gone Bad: Taking Back Control of our Narratives - 070
How do you understand the "good girl vs. bad girl" dichotomy? Was becoming "bad" a conscious effort for you or did it just happen? What influenced you to change your understanding of who you needed to be based on others' expectations? You know we love breaking down false dichotomies over here, and this week we wanted to discuss our process of rejecting the many ways people try to control women and femmes' self-expression. What's your journey? Tell us on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly.Nessa's current definition of being bad mostly involves a nice uninterrupted day in the house. Yup, watch out, we have a badass over here! Cass discusses being a bad girl in the workplace. Dassa explores her various cycles of getting deeper into the bad girl life. Music by Sarel (@sarel_bey) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
79 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Priceless Love: Money in Relationships - 069
What money issues have you experienced in a relationship? What are your thoughts on joint accounts? How does money affect the dynamics of your relationships? Do you address money at the beginning of a romantic relationship? We're jumping right into the controversy this week with a much needed conversation about money in relationships, whether they are with friends, family, or intimate partners. Got some dramatic stories? Come spill the tea on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly .You can forget about creating a joint account with Cass. Dassa ain't with restaurant check shenanigans. And Nessa has some caveats about supporting friends' businesses. Music by Sarel (@sarel_bey) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
88 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Balancing selfish selflessness - 068
Are selfishness and selflessness even a dichotomy? Do they actually stand as opposites? How connected are those concepts to the religious concepts that permeated our childhood? How do the concepts of self-care, self-love, and boundaries relate to the virtuous view of selflessness and the "sinful" view of selfishness? How do those concepts relate to capitalism in religious and secular sectors? This week, we turn upside-down yet two other concepts that many of us take for granted. Have you had to develop a new relationship to selfishness and /or selflessness? Share your stories with us on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly . Nessa questions the wholesomeness of posting evidence of yourself performing a good deed on social media. Dassa loves to be selfish with her energy. Cass won't share her Netflix password, nor the contact of her cute friends. Music by Sarel (@sarel_bey) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
75 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Homophobia: "but what about the children?" - 067
How do you view the connection between homophobia and misogyny? Do you think sometimes parents use their kids or motherly/fatherly connection to their children to rationalize their homophobia and transphobia? Do you entertain the thought that your children (or future) might not identify with the gender assigned to them at birth or have a different sexual orientation than you expect? How are you doing your part to uphold da gay agenda? Come share with us on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly !Cass draws on the absurdity of the coming out process. Nessa is out here triggering homophobic women in her Mommy and Me classes. And Dassa gets at the core fear within homophobia: fear of fun! Music by Sarel (@sarel_bey) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
78 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Online Dating: DoorDash Pu$$y Delivery - 066
Have you ever been catfished? What is your Tinder process? What's your preferred app? What are your favorite things about online dating? What makes you swipe right? It's cuffing season, so we thought we'd share our horror stories with y'all! Are you outchea swiping? Come share your secrets with us on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. Cass found love in a hopeless place, once. Nessa realized she gonna have to stick beside her man because it's cold out here in these single streets. Dassa refuses to "leave it at your door" (that will make sense when you listen). As always, music by Sarel (@sarel_bey) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
59 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
Hope: Setting Yourself Up - 065
What is hope? What do you have hope for? Should we have hope? Why? What are the downsides of having hope? How do you recharge your hope reserves? This episode might be a little darker than we anticipated, but we're nothing if not real, and that does not change. What is your relationship to hope? Let us know on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. Cass doesn't need hope to be positive. Nessa's trying to find ways to not ruin the next generation's hope. Dass would have hope for the world, but since that requires faith in people, she's not sure it's a sound investment. As always, music by Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic) and Sarel (@sarel_youniverse).
61 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
"Angry Black Woman" - 064
What is your relationship to your anger? How does the way we're taught to deal with our emotions affect our relationship with anger? Why do we avoid being angry? How has anger been useful to you? What do we consider valid anger? We're back from hiatus to discuss Nessa's favorite topic, emotions. This week is all about anger and the specific socialized relationship women have with it. Especially Black women. Got some angry stories? Share them with us on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. Nessa laughs when she's angry. Dassa bathes in the adrenaline rush that comes with her anger. And Cass, well Cass has a particular angry reaction that well... we'll just let you find out for yourself. Music by Sarel (@sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
78 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
How the World Works: Alpha Males - 063
Are "alpha males" a thing? Who is the audience for all the alpha male/high-value men content? What is dangerous about the popularization of all this alpha male content? What are the alternatives for men who want to expand their view of themselves and do not want to define themselves based on a blueprint? (or a "whiteprint" if we're really talking about it). This week, this Tik Tok video reached Twitter and people haven't let their foot up off this man's neck, y'all. The jokes were flying off, the deep dives into his life, larger think pieces, all that. But as always, we wanted to approach the topic from a larger perspective. In this episode, we look at the bigger forces at play in the amplification of other people who post similar content as him and how the audience receives them. What's your alpha male story? Come tell us on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. Nessa's brain short circuited when learning how widespread this type of content is. Dassa wants better for straight women but Cass thinks since they made the choice to be straight, they can deal with it. Music by Sarel (IG: @sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (IG: @jeffpierremusic).
75 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Speaking in Tongues: Love Languages - 062
What is your love language? Do you think there's a difference between the love language you like to express to other people and the love language in which you like to be loved? Do you judge any love languages? Do you prefer to partner with people who share your top love languages? We're back with 'another one!' This time we approach the famous concept of love languages. Grab your results from a good online test and let's continue the discussion on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. Can you guess what Nessa's is? We already know you know it's not words of affirmation. Cass will literally cuddle you to death, or at least the death of your arm. Dassa finally comes to the conclusion that she needs to stop messing with brokies like Cardi said, you know why. (I know that's right!). Music by Sarel (IG: @sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (IG: @jeffpierremusic).
77 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Healing from Our Childhood and (Re)parenting Ourselves - 061
In today's economy, should we be charging our parents for therapy? How does our environment as children affect how we handle our adult relationships? How do you heal without the acknowledgment, support, or apology from the people who hurt you? Can you pick and choose what you heal from? If yes, how do you decide? When you become a parent, how do you handle not being able to protect your child from the traumas they'll inevitably experience? We've tried to record versions of this episode many times, and it's always hard. But we hope our journey will resonate with your own and you'll get what you need from this conversation. Let's keep it going on social media, what is your healing and reparenting process? : https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. Nessa has a box you definitely don't want to touch and she talks about what she puts in it. If Cass takes you to meet her parents, start focusing on yourself King/Queen. Dassa discusses boundaries and anti-fatness. Music by Jeff Pierre (IG: @jeffpierremusic) and Sarel (@sarel_youniverse).
67 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Mainstream Porn: Taboo Fantasy or A Darker Sexual Agenda? - 060
When did incest become the go-to fantasy in mainstream porn? How did you get into watching porn? Would you do porn? What kind of porn would you do? Do you ever sit down and watch or do you only watch when other activities are involved? It's our 60th episode y'all! And we're back to our shenanigans. This time, it's all about porn, our routines, as well as a look at the industry. Hit us up on social media to tell us what you put in the search box: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. Call her Peeping Cass, she loves to watch dat azz. Nessa is triggered by the porn sites' algorithms and this conversation. And Dassa wants to fuck paintings... It got weird y'all. As always, music by Sarel (IG: @sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (IG: @jeffpierremusic).
78 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Knowing All Of Our Selves - 059
How well do you think you know yourself? Do you think you have a dark side? What do you think about your dark side? How do people around you see you and how much does it affect you? What do you think is your major flaw and how do you deal with it? We're back with another conversation about growth and self-knowledge, focused on how we pay attention to how much we've grown and how we integrate that self-knowledge going forward. Come share with us your process for getting to know all the different parts of you on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly.Dassa brings up how sometimes we make the same discoveries about ourselves over and over, but getting deeper each time. Nessa points out how she learned a lot about herself by being thrown in an environment where she had to learn what she didn't like. Cass reminds us that knowing ourselves involves learning to adapt when and with how fast our selves change. Music by Sarel (IG: @sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (IG: @jeffpierremusic).
78 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Fap, Pray, Nap - 058
How did you discover the pleasures of masturbation? What is your masturbation process? How has your masturbation routine evolved from when you first started? Could you live without masturbating? How has your masturbation regimen been transformed by the global pandemic? Oh we're definitely back! And this time, with an episode we recorded before the hiatus, at the height of the pandemic, as you'll see in the rant. But it's still a good one, and of course still applies because we are STILL in it. Take care of yourselves, y'all. And come tell us how you're "taking care" of yourself and whether you could relate to our masturbation practices on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. Dassa has yet another bone to pick with the god of her youth (It's "mostly" about seafood tbh.... and girls :p). Nessa prefers the drive-thru, fast-food option of masturbation (the "wam-bam-thank-you-maam", if you will). And who in the world is surprised that Cass says her own name when she gets herself there? (Peak Aries, ladies and gentlemen!). Music by Sarel (IG: @sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (IG: @jeffpierremusic).
89 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
The Mother Load - 057
The baz is baackk! We've been gone a while, we know, but in this episode, you'll find out exactly who you need to blame for our absence. Hint: it's about Motherhood, which is also the topic of our first episode for the year. Is motherhood romanticized? What should men understand about pregnancy before they decide to have a child? Do women have enough space to honestly discuss their pregnancies? How can pregnant Black women advocate for themselves? We even do a Nick Cannon drive-by and the idea that dollar bills can nurse babies. Did you miss us? Come tell us how much on social media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly . Nessa tells us all that she's been up to during our hiatus, and it's a whole lot y'all. Cass pours one out for the lost childhoods of older sisters. Dassa discusses the invisible labor accomplished by women wherever they exist. Music by Sarel (IG: @sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (IG: @jeffpierremusic).
75 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Make Your Own Mistakes: Giving Advice - 056
Do you enjoy giving advice? What are the most frustrating aspects of giving advice to friends? Do you follow your own advice? Do you feel bullied into being invested in other people's problems? In the last episode of 2020, we get into a big aspect of this podcast, even though it's not in our branding: giving advice to your (girl)friends. Come tell us about how this podcast influenced you this year on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly . "Surprisingly" Nessa gets too invested in her advice giving abilities. Just as "surprising", don't ask Cass for advice you don't really want to hear. Dassa is all about the trauma-bonding advice between friends who refuse to do better. Music by Sarel (@sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
79 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
White Women Tears - 055
How do white women uphold white supremacy? What does it mean to be an ally? How have you dealt white women highjacking conversations that do not center them? How many times has a white woman cried to control you? This week, we talk about White Men's ride or die, who don't get to fly under the radar, especially as 55% of them voted to keep vocal white supremacy in power. Bill Burr was right. Come rant with us on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. Cass is all about reminding white people that they're white. Dassa is all about reminding white people that she's black. Nessa doesn't talk to them enough to remind them of anything. Music by Sarel (@sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
170 minutes | Nov 5, 2020
Black Women Been Knew: US Elections - 054
Is Voting important? What will you do if Biden wins? What will you do if Trump wins? What is a revolution? How should we think about a revolution? So after we find out who wins, what's next? If you didn't get to see us live during our Election Watch Zoom Kick-Back, here's your chance to hear our thoughts about the sh*tshow we're calling the 2020 elections in the US. How are you dealing if you live in the States? Come rant and crack jokes about it with us on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. If GA loses by one vote, we know who the culprit is (listen to find out). Cass shares tips for living in Utah (jsut stay in your room). By the halfway mark, Dassa was LIT and stopped caring about pretty much anything, join her. Music by Sarel (@sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
73 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
What happens When We Die? - 053
TW: Rape, discussion of violence against women. Do you ever wish you could temporarily die so you didn't have to deal with some things? How do you grieve the death of your loved ones? What do you think / wish happens when you die? Wha t kind of death do you definitely not want to have? This week we talk about one of the world's biggest mysteries, Death. Of course we're cracking jokes, you know what it is by now. Share your stories with us on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly.We finally found out that Cass actually will pull up, but only as an ancestor. Nessa reveals that you probably don't want her to dream about you. Dassa admits she be reckless AF with death. Music by Sarel (@sarel_youniverse) and Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic).
72 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
"Three and a Half Exes" - 052
Do you have exes? Do you recycle them? Do you have any regrets or are you glad that you've moved on? Do you have Fexes (Faux Exes)? Are you friends with your exes? Enemies? Do you go back because feelings or because you know the thing is good? Do you have a favorite ex? Would your exes get along? Are all your exes alike? Welcome to Season 2 of 99 Percent Anomaly Podcast! We've officially been doing this little thing for a year. Enjoyed us all year? Want to celebrate with us? Go-drop us-a-new-review-on-Apple-Podcasts-Thanks-so-much! This week, we take a trip down memory lane and drop some poop bags on a couple doorsteps (jk jk -- sugar in the gas tank :) Have some crazy ex stories? Share them with us on Social Media: https://linktr.ee/99percentanomaly. How many exes do you think Cass has? Nessa doesn't have exes but she's a rapper. Dassa has an ex update! Listen for the tea. Music by Jeff Pierre (@jeffpierremusic) and Sarel (@sarel_youniverse).
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