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Everything is Broken and Nothing Works: Chainsaw Man Edition
33 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Chainsaw Man Part 1
We switch up the format to talk about something we like! Or, at least Josh likes! It's the manga Chainsaw Man. Mia has not read the manga, or seen a single panel. So, come with us on a hopefully insightful and hilarious journey to learn why Chainsaw Man is special even if you have also never seen a panel of it before.
54 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Laziness Ep. 9
We're back for another exciting episode about everyone's favorite quality: laziness. Ever felt guilty about being lazy? Annoyed that someone else was? Let's get into it! Reference: The Racist, Exploitative History of ‘Laziness' by Devon Price https://momentum.medium.com/the-racist-exploitative-history-of-laziness-bb09d8b414dd
88 minutes | May 10, 2021
Young Love Ep. 8
This is our first guest episode starring our friend, Marie Villegas! Marie is a professional in the domestic violence movement, and she shares how young love often goes wrong, resources to help anyone in a harmful relationship, and how each of us can contribute to improving young love for everyone. Key mentioned resource: Love is Respect at https://www.loveisrespect.org/
52 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Boredom Ep. 7
After a Feb. break to get past a Covid scare, Josh and Mia are back to talk about boredom. And maybe how jobs are designed to crush us until we're all just shy of our breaking points. Maybe. Links for referenced articles: What Does Boredom Do to Us—and for Us? by Margaret Talbot https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/what-does-boredom-do-to-us-and-for-us In the social distancing era, boredom may pose a public health threat by Sujata Gupta https://www.sciencenews.org/article/social-distancing-boredom-covid-19-public-health-pandemic
67 minutes | Jan 30, 2021
Digital Content Platforms Ep. 6
After a holiday break, Josh and Mia are back for a long-winding conversation about who owns the internet, how social media companies get so powerful, and a whole lot more. Links for referenced articles: Who decides what stays on the internet? by Nilay Patel https://www.theverge.com/22225238/trump-social-media-ban-platform-moderation-tech-regulation-daphne-keller-interview Building the Middle Class of the Creator Economy by Li Jin https://li.substack.com/p/building-the-middle-class-of-the
75 minutes | Nov 26, 2020
Superheroes Ep. 5
Josh thinks the dominating genre of today's media landscape might have issues. We talk about the biggest superhero franchises and what could be done better. Mia wishes everyone was more like Jean-Luc Picard. Links for extra reading on the topic: Super Position by David Graeber https://thenewinquiry.com/super-position/ Superheroes fought for the people — then money got in the way by Aubrey Sitterson https://www.polygon.com/2020/11/19/21575175/superhero-comics-politics-left-liberal-vs-right-beef-bros
26 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Bats Ep. 4
Mia brings her favorite animal to the table and shares why our relationship with bats is broken. Learn with Josh why these animals are so amazing and important to our ecology. No more being afraid of vampires.
40 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Holidays Ep. 3
Mia and Josh dig into everyone's favorite time of year: the holidays! Do you ever find yourself more exhausted after a "break" than you did before? Why is that? How could we put more joy into what are suppose to be the best times of the year?
22 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Lactose Ep. 2
Josh leads us in a new direction in this episode that explores why dairy ruins the day for some of us. How many people can actually eat dairy? Why do lactose issues pop up later in life? Why are we so addicted to it anyway?
57 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
Student Loans Ep. 1
Mia and Josh kick off the first episode of Everything is Broken and Nothing Works by tackling a big topic: Student Loans. Why has college gotten so expensive? Is it worth it? How could we get the cost down?
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