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In Defense of Humanity
52 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
In Defense of Batman + The Joker
Author, Web Developer, and Instructional Designer, Dr. Chris Richardson, speaks with the hosts about his latest book called Batman and the Joker: Contested Sexuality in Popular Culture.The conversation covers film theory and comic books. It even gets personal when Chris jokes that Astheris disappointed him with his choice of film.
84 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
In Defense of the Military-Industrial Complex
Khalid and Astheris speak with Army Transportation Officer Lt. Matthew Waddell around the topic of the military-industrial complex.
62 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
In Defense of "The Boys"
Spoilers Ahead!Leila Sonora joins the boys in a discussion about the Amazon Prime hit series "The Boys." This episode contains sensitive topics. Listener discretion is advised.
38 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
In Defense of Us vs Them
Khalid and Astheris have a light conversation about politics, human rights, and racism.
72 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
In Defense of Dignity
Khalid and Astheris are joined by writer and natural rights advocate, Cetvies, to speak about topics ranging from the critique of higher education to human trafficking.We have chosen not to elaborate the episode contents in detail in these show notes, but we provide a trigger warning in theintro.Resources:Childhelp (1.800.4ACHILD) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1.800.273.TALK ) National Domestic Violence Hotline (1.800.799.SAFE) National Sexual Assault Hotline (1.800.656.HOPE) (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network - RAINN) National Parent Helpline (1.855.4A.PARENT) National Human Trafficking Hotline (1.888.373.7888) Alcoholism Recovery https://www.aa.org/
73 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
In Defense of Tokenism
College Administrator, Jackie Lewis-Burton drops a bomb on workplace tokenism and respectability politics. Have a listen.
68 minutes | Feb 19, 2021
In Defense of Navigating Difficult Situations
Khalid and Astheris are joined by WSL Leadership Founder, Iggy Perillo. The hosts speak with Iggy about developing unit cohesion through team-building exercises, reconciliation, and dissolution in some cases. Iggy has a degree in philosophy, which provided nuance as the conversation included talk of bigotry and systemic commodification.
58 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
In Defense of Consistency
English-Italian Professional footballer, Paco Gigi Craig, returns to the podcast to discuss the problems the pandemic has caused in the world and in personal interactions. Gigi was candid in the interview and took us on an exploration of politics in a dichotomous society.
67 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
In Defense of Play in the Face of Adversity
Positive psychology advocate and HR Influencer, Jeff Harry, joins the podcast to speak with Khalid and Astheris about the idea of using play to overcome challenging organizational issues. Jeff addresses several aspects of the notion including: dealing with toxicity in the workplace and beyond, rediscovering one's flow, or play, and fighting against the capitalist-curated desire to envy others in the pursuit of things.
68 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
In Defense of Pyramid Schemes
Anti-multilevel marketing enthusiast and financial planner, Cassidy Evans, joins the hosts to discuss the pervasive and predatory nature of multilevel marketing networks. The chat covers the potential illegality of the framework and how nepotism plays a large role in their organization. Khalid and Astheris even share personal accounts of their histories with MLMs.
2 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
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29 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
In Defense of the Buy One, Give One Model
Khalid and Astheris are joined by Vin Singh of the organization Free Lunch Coffee to discuss how the framework of what it means to be a charitable company has evolved in the last decade. Vin speaks on his travels and the decision to resign from his corporate job to start Free Lunch Coffee. Free Lunch Coffee is an organization that prioritizes the eradication of child hunger and increased educational opportunities through a strategic model: one bag of coffee purchased equals ten meals through the Lunchbox Fund. The company has committed to given a minimum of 50% of proceeds to the mission of ending child hunger. Use the code: Humanity at check out to get 10% off your order at Freelunchcoffee.com
73 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
In Defense of Afrofuturism
Khalid and Astheris revisit the concept of Pan-Africanism with a conversation on Afrofuturism and what the idea represents in media, technology, and culture. the hosts delve into the sociopolitical underpinnings of the term, as well as, the potential for its actualization through systemic change. The hosts also announce the seasonal hiatus to prepare for an energetic and inciteful fourth season, debuting 8 February 2021.
81 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
In Defense of Pan-Africanism
Khalid and Astheris speak broadly about the idea of Pan-Africanism. The discussion spans the historical framework that drives the notions associated with it, the present intersectional representation, and the future of Pan-Africanism as a whole. Additionally, the hosts speak on the perpetuation of false colonial narratives in opposition to movements for minority unity. The conversation was quite expansive and an additional episode covering Afrofuturism and the future of globalization will continue it.
93 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
In Defense of Indigenous Land Sovereignty
Land activist and Scientist, Elsie DuBray -- Oóhenuŋpa Lakȟóta, Nueta, Hidatsa, joins the podcast to discuss her research on the influence American Buffalo can have on the health of indigenous peoples. Elsie also clarifies a few misconceptions associated with Native and Aboriginal populations of the Americas, including individuals who are continuing the fight for Native recognition and the Land Back movement. Elsie is an undergraduate researcher at Standford University, and she has conducted studies to ameliorate the issues associated with poor nutritional options available to marginalized communities. Elsie resides on her home reservation in South Dakota where her family stewards a small herd of buffalo.
57 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
In Defense of the Life of a Modern Farmer
Christian Dasher is a concert saxophonist and farmer, and he is currently completing a degree in concert performance. Christian revisits In Defense of Humanity to share what life is like as a farmer and the difficulties that come with maintaining small-scale cultivation. Specifically, Christian talks about the most heavily restricted food crop in Georgia, the Vidalia onion, which his farm grows among other crops. Khalid and Astheris also ask Christian about the unsustainability of contemporary row crop production and its accompanying government subsidization. The contradictory association of conservative values to farmers who require government assistance to make a living is also explored in this episode.
72 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
In Defense of Egalitarianism
Trey LaPine speaks with the hosts about an egalitarian model of resource allocation and the problem with an increasingly ideological regime. LaPine shares a historical perspective and its analogous relation to a contemporary context; he concisely teaches the audience how to spot fascist "tendencies," and he exclaims his hopes for the future of humankind.
58 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
In Defense of Taking a Chance on Your Dreams
Musician and producer, XKYLAR, joins the podcast to discuss her decision to leap headfirst into the creative world despite her background in the sciences. XKYLAR takes the hosts on an exhilarating journey through the experiences that have cemented her as a true icon trendsetter in both music and creative design. The conversation continues on In Defence of Time.
59 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
In Defense of a Career in TV and Cinema
Actor, model, and martial artist, Avaah Blackwell, joins the podcast to discuss her life, career, and what it takes to be successful today. Avaah is best known for her role as Osnullus in the second season of Star Trek: Discovery but her career spans more than a decade including runway modeling, behind-the-scenes work in film production, theatre performance, and stunt work.
88 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
In Defense of Disrupting the Status Quo
Footballer and grad student, Lailah Muscat joins the podcast to speak on topics ranging from cuisine to Brexit. Lailah holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Young Harris College, and she is pursuing postgraduate education at Cardiff University in Wales, UK. Lailah also plays for the club team Cardiff City Ladies FC.
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