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122 minutes | Apr 19, 2022
Episode 420: Marijuana and The Gateway to Legalization
If you grew up in the 80's or 90's you were probably taught to believe that the war on drugs was created to keep you safe from the dangers of drugs, namely marijuana. What you probably wouldn't know is that the criminalization and fight against the natural substance is actually founded on outright racist beliefs and lies. In today's 420 episode of Social Discord we look at how one man almost single handedly criminalized cannabis through harsh racial bias and propaganda, how the government was able to determine the legality of something it knew almost nothing about, and what would inevitably lead to the first medicinal legalization of cannabis in California. Hosted by Daylen Turk and Curtis Medina.Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
130 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Episode 32: The Problem with Problematic- Public Shaming in Popular Culture (Pt. 2)
Though the phrase cancel culture may be a contemporary turn of phrase, the practice is just the opposite in many ways. It part 2 of our series on cancel culture and censorship we take a look at the history of censorship and public shaming and discuss the similarities to what we see today in pop culture. We'll evaluate circumstances of individuals like Dave Chapelle, Joe Rogan and Louis C.K. who faced cancel culture head on and debate the validity of their scrutiny. Is wokeness an altruistic effort my the public or is it misguided by social biases? Hosted by Daylen Turk and Curtis Medina. Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
97 minutes | Mar 4, 2022
Episode 31: The Problem With Problematic-Cancel Culture, Censorship & Wokeness(Pt. 1)
"You're canceled", the words so many in the public eye now fear to hear from the seemingly infinite populous of the Twittersphere. As cancel culture and Wokeness take over popular culture it brings into question the validity of the progressivism behind the movement: is censorship the true pathway to progressive thought? In this episode Curtis and Daylen have an in depth discussion about cancel culture and the impact it may have on American culture, the history of Wokeness itself and what censorship looks like for different people, like the banning of books. Hosted by Daylen Turk and Curtis Medina. Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
60 minutes | Feb 19, 2022
Episode 30: Abortion & Roe v Wade, the Conservative White Whale (Pt. 2)
Abortions have been debated and contested consistently over the years and continue to be a hot button issue in today's socio-political climate. In part 2 of this series we discuss the modern legal landscape of abortions in the United States and what some pro-choice and anti-abortion leaders have put in place in our legal system. We attempt to understand the conservative white whale that is abortion in comparison to the little known groundbreaking study known as The Turnaway Study. Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
94 minutes | Feb 4, 2022
Episode 29: Abortion & Roe v Wade, the Conservative White Whale (Pt.1)
Nearly every modern conservative has vowed to make abortion illegal for the last 50 years, but the controversial landmark supreme court decision Roe v Wade in 1972 has blocked them at every turn; now, many believe, is the time the court will finally relent and soften or eliminate abortion right protections, eliminating a woman's right to choose and giving the states ultimate power over a person's bodily autonomy. Today we discuss the history of abortion rights. We discuss how, before the Roe v Wade decision, that abortion was not always the controversy it is today, being generally tolerated and accepted as a woman's responsibility and openly advertised. We deep dive into how and why political and religious forces took up the battle, choosing sides and vowing never to compromise due to new deeply held beliefs and demands for basic constitutional rights, finding them or interpreting them in surprising places. Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
78 minutes | Dec 27, 2021
Episode 28: 2022, Here's Looking At You
2021 went by like a whirlwind following what everyone would call a slightly unexpected 2020 but 2022 is on the horizon! and there are things to look ahead to. In this New Years edition of Social Discord Daylen and Curtis take the time to discuss things coming in 2022 that they are looking forward to. Listen in, you may just find yourself wondering what lies at the edge of the universe or what might be happening at Betty White's 100th birthday. Hosted by Daylen Turk and Curtis Medina. Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
111 minutes | Dec 17, 2021
Episode 27: Qanon-Conspiracies Gone Wild
Conspiracy theories are nothing new and have been in the social discourse of our society for centuries but on the internet board 4chan an anonymous poster started the firestorm that would be known worldwide as the Qanon conspiracy theory. In this episode we'll dive into the roots of Qanon and do our best to explain how it grew to be so loud and violent. We'll also take a look at conspiracies throughout history and try to understand the psychology behind conspiracy theorists. Hosted by Daylen Turk, Kara Thibault, and Curtis Medina. Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
57 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
Episode 26: Persistent American Myths Pt. 2- Two Truths and a Lie
We took a slight extended break but Social Discord is back before the New Year with a second edition of Persistent American Myths- Two Truths and lie. Hosted by Daylen Turk and Curtis Medina
51 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
Episode 25: Persistent American Myths Pt1- Two Truths and a Lie
Did Columbus discover America? Was Abraham Lincoln really a highly accomplished wrestler? Was the Bill of Rights always only 10 amendments? In this special episode of Social Discord Curtis and Daylen put each other to the test with two truths and a lie about American myths and history. Listen in and see just how savvy you are when it comes to persistent American myths. Hosted by Daylen Turk and Curtis Medina. Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
175 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 24: Good Cop/Bad Cop, Pt 3- How to Become a Cop or a Criminal
How does a good cop go bad? What causes an officer to commit misconduct or stay quiet? With some shocking audio from a violent first hand encounter with police, we dive into Part 3 of Good Cop/Bad Cop to discuss how one becomes a cop or a criminal, what police can arrest you for and your rights when you encounter police. We dive into who makes up the police force in America, what they have to do to get there, and what may cause them to break bad as they take hold of the thin blue line that separates them from criminals. Hosted by Daylen Turk, Kara Thibault and Curtis Medina. Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
143 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
Episode 23: Good Cop/Bad Cop, Pt 2-Why We Gave Police Their Power, A History Lesson
Police were created out of the necessity to have an organized group to protect our personal liberties as citizens of a democratically run country. Over time, however, the role of police became more extreme and dividing as "Bad Eggs" and stereotypes surrounding cop culture started influence the ranks. Listen in as we continue our conversation of how the police were created, as well as why we gave police their power and their expansive militaristic stature. We discuss accountability of police behavior, both bad and good, and the archetype that modern pop culture created in the image of policing in America. Hosted by Daylen Turk, Kara Thibault, and Curtis Medina. Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
109 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Episode 22: Good Cop/Bad Cop, Pt 1- Why We Created the Police, A History Lesson
Police in America today have become the focal point of many major social justice issues. Headlines span our feeds of BLM protestors protesting police brutality and people gathering in opposition to "back the blue." How did we get to this point though? In Part 1 of our three part series we will dive into the history of police in America and how the police force was created. We will examine the roles that not only politicians and activists played, but regular citizens as well when it comes to who made the police what they are, for better or for worse. Join us on this heavy hitter of Social Discord as we analyze both sides of this Thin Blue Line. Hosted by Daylen Turk, Kara Thibault, and Curtis Medina Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
56 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Episode 21: Critical Race Theory (Ft. Tobin Miller Shearer)
After a short hiatus, Social Discord is returning with a special interview episode where Daylen sits down with the Director of African American Studies at the University of Montana, Tobin Miller Shearer, to discuss Critical Race Theory. They discuss the reality and misconceptions of critical race theory, the implications it has on our education system if it is used or ignored, and the complications that are caused by those who work to defy and undermine the practice of understanding the roles race has played in our history, our laws, and our society. Hosted by Daylen Turk. Intro/Outro music is Hippie Bulle - Stoned Funghi (ID 213) by Checkie Brown, used under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivitives Licensing https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Checkie_Brown_1005/2019022133151294/Hippie_Bulle_-_Stoned_Funghi_ID_213
100 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Episode 20: The Least You Can Do- The 90yr Battle Over Minimum Wage
The federal minimum wage currently sits at $7.25 per hour and can be seen as low as $2.13 per hour for some waiters and waitresses around the country. It's been a constant debating point for the past 90 years but since the the "Fight for $15" protests started in 2013 it's been a staunch landing point for activists in this country, both for and against. In this discussion episode of Social Discord we talk about our experiences with minimum wage, discuss a little history, and share our perspectives on the ongoing debate of raising the minimum wage. Hosted by Daylen Turk, Kara Thibault, and Curtis Medina.
67 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Episode 19: 20 Years in the Prison System- Interview with Donald Gilliard
Donald Gilliard was a bright and gifted young man. He was involved in local politics, had a background in the theater and he was a gifted public speaker, but after getting involved with drugs Donald was sentenced to life in prison in 1993. Despite his unlikely chances, through hard work, dedication and faith Donald was able to turn his life around and leave his life sentence after 20 years in an incredible act of redemption. We discuss Donald's story, his success and influence after prison, and the issues that surround America's prison system. Hosted by Daylen Turk, Kara Thibault, and Curtis Medina (Featuring Donald Gilliard). Transition song is "What's Wrong With America?" by The Relatives
123 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Episode 18: For Profit or Not for Profit-Private Prisons in America
Reagan's War on Drugs sought to end drug violence in our country, resulting in the sudden overcrowding of public prisons. With every problem there is a solution however, and for a few entrepreneurs in the 1980's that solution was simple: Private Prisons. Private prisons are a controversy for the ages and in episode 18 we take a look at the history and creation of private prisons in America and their impact on crime, high incarceration and recidivism. We discuss the morality of the for-profit system while weighing the pros and cons under the essential question of what is the ultimate goal of a prison? Hosted by Daylen Turk, Kara Thibault, and Curtis Medina.
59 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Episode 17: Live from the Capitol- Biden's Inauguration & the Legacy of Trump
The first episode of Season 2 of social discord kicks off with a special recording with Daylen reporting from the grounds of DC on Joe Biden's Inaugurations Day. As we discuss the scene in the nation's Capitol and what lead up to it, we reflect on what the past four years meant for America and ourselves, and what this transition means moving forward. Hosted by Daylen Turk, Kara Thibault, Curtis Medina, and produced by John Zenor.
87 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
Episode 16: Holiday Traditions-Old & New
The holidays! They are festive, light, and full of cheer and for many they are synonymous with classic Christmas traditions, but not everybody. Although the Christmas spirit may seem the most prominent, there are holidays and traditions all around the world that many don't know about. In this episode we discuss our traditions, traditions we want to try, and traditions from around the world that we wanted to share with you. Join the fun and Happy Holidays. Hosted by Daylen Turk, Kara Thibault, and Curtis Medina.
71 minutes | Nov 21, 2020
Episode 15: A Guide Through Social Discord and Political Burnout-Holiday Edition
Tensions across the country are high and heading into holiday season many of us find those tensions entering our homes. Whether it be around the table at Thanksgiving or on our social media timelines, political burnout and social discord can have a profound effect on all of us. In Episode 15 we have a bit more of a candid conversation about our dealings with social discord on our feeds and within our circles, political burnout after the election, and how we deal with having difficult conversations with those who we may not agree with, or vise versa. Hosted by Daylen Turk, Kara Thibault, and Curtis Medina.
118 minutes | Oct 27, 2020
Episode 14: The Voting Paradox-Does Your Vote Really Matter?
People always ask if their vote really matters and to that we say: it's complicated! In this episode of Social Discord we discuss what we call the Voting Paradox, the weird roundabout way of how voting in America works. We dive into the foundation of American Democracy, the voting process and all the controversies that surround it. Hosted by Daylen Turk and Curtis Medina.
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