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Two Wise Jawns
86 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Episode 78 | America's Boogeyman: "Critical Race Theory"
We're taking a break from our "Uncomfortable Truths" series to discuss a thought politic permeating the news cycle for some time now: CRITICAL RACE THEORY. Dun dun dun... What is it? Why are politicians, cable talking heads, and all in-between discussing it so readily? Why is there such backlash? Where did the term come from? Why is it resulting in myriad interpretations and misrepresentations? And more! Critical race theory is a legal framework developed at Harvard Law School circa late 70s via legal scholars Derrick Bell, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Richard Delgado, among others. It uncovers the intersections that exist between racial prejudice and legal systems/policies. Lucky for our loyal listenrs, Shan is a lawyer, so we can break it down. HOT TOPICS: - The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics ensue in 2021. Shan is over the moon because Jamaica does Jamaica tings in track & field. - Billionaires go to space while their ex-wives try to reverse wealth inequity. - Morg's girls Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, and Florence Pugh PERFORMED in Black Widow! ScarJo will sue Disney all the same. - DaBaby is childish. This is why we're team Lil Nas X. - Virgil Abloh is awarded a seat at the LVMH table. Somewhere Kanye is shaking while reworking Donda. Editor's Correction: Post-production The Jawns learned that Simone Biles did in fact compete in and win bronze for her performance in the women's balance beam after pulling out of other events at the Tokyo Olympics, citing mental health issues. Recorded Monday, August 2, 2021.
92 minutes | Jun 26, 2021
Episode 77 | Uncomfortable Truths | You're Probably Not Beautiful
In episode 77 we're digging into Uncomfortable Truth #4! UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS: There are some “facts of life” that unnerve us. Dynamics that we navigate or contribute to, that when unpacked, are uncomfortable to sit with and resolve internally. Realities that, in the light, aren't so bright. Two Wise Jawns will be exploring these TRUTHS over the course of the next few episodes. Buckle in, we’re getting UNCOMFORTABLE! UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH du jour: You're Probably Not Beautiful What is beauty? It is the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit; exciting/arousing aesthetic pleasure. Hm. In today's episode, we level-set and honor the divergent experiences of those across the beauty spectrum. From those who absolutely align with "the beauty standard" to those who meet "the status quo" and to those who are many deviations below what "aesthetically titillates" the masses. Where you fall on that spectrum absolutely affects your level of desirability, not only in romantic entanglements but also in friendships, in professional opportunities, in your everyday experience receiving smiles on the street, or feeling utterly invisible to everyone with whom you interact. These intersections of beauty liaise racism, to featurism, to hair texture-ism, to colorism, to what "Black Pillers" of the manosphere have coined as "lookism," to ableism, to fatphobia, to height-ism, and to all in-between. "nah. ugly has always been a violent construct. Those deemed as ugly are oppressed people. So dark skinned people, Disabled people, disfigured/burnt people, little people etc. Ugly people have been subjected to state sanctioned violence including the death penalty" -- @obaa_boni/Twitter We're seemingly on pulse as David Brooks of the New York Times recently published an article, "Why is it okay to be mean to the ugly?" Short answer: It is not. But, hold on tight we're going to explore why it happens! And perhaps, the privileges associated with being "pretty/handsome." HOT TOPICS: - Biden signs Juneteenth bill in the midst of a quarter of the country's states canceling the study of "critical race theory" ...hm. - NBA Playoffs -- damn you Sixers! - High on the Hog documentary series on Netflix detailing the history of African American foodways and cuisine is fantastic. - Supreme Court vs. Philadelphia vs. Catholic Adoption Agency vs. Gay Rights - In The Heights has unnerved the Afro-Latino Black-Latino community. - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is OBSCENE! And the voice for those who have been "canceled." One day the Two Wise Jawns will duel her and Candance Owens in a "Black girl hot take-off"! * We inadvertently refer to Akwaeke Emezi as she/her on the episode. We want to acknowledge that their pronouns are they/them. * Also, if you happen to listen Demi Lovato... sorry as well! Recorded Thursday, June 17, 2021.
80 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Episode 76 | Uncomfortable Truths | The Straights Are Struggling
In episode 76 let's call an audible and highlight that in 2021 there seems to be an apparent chasm in male and female romantic and/or interpersonal relationships. Not for all, but for an acute many. UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS: There are some “facts of life” that unnerve us. Dynamics that we navigate or contribute to, that when unpacked, are uncomfortable to sit with and resolve internally. Realities that, in the light, aren't so bright. Two Wise Jawns will be exploring these TRUTHS over the course of the next few episodes. Buckle in, we’re getting UNCOMFORTABLE! UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH du jour: After looking at the landscape of “experts” in the online dating sphere and the discussions about dating online we have come to the conclusion that straight people are struggling. Is it the inherent dimorphism of the hoomans? Is it the lack of empathy on all sides? Is it biological imperatives? Is it lack of incentives? Is it unrealistic expectations? Is it "it is what it is"? From YouTube dating coaches such as Kevin Samuels to manosphere deep forums like The Red Pill to Twitter clapbacks of "pick mes" and "simps" to the ladies of Reddit indulging Female Dating Strategy threads, the world of dating and attracting a mate has become more convoluted than ever for a plentiful many. You know we Two Wise Jawns are here to unpack the "why." We're millennials so our frame of reference focuses there -- Gen Z listeners hit up Tik Tok for more relatable content :) HOT TOPICS: - Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has died at the age of 99, which is impressive because he looked about 187. - Rest in Power DMX. - The Derek Chauvin trail continues. - Khole Kardashian and unrealistic beauty standards. - Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors is a Marxist living the luxe life! - Deshaun Watson did whatever they said he did. Recorded Sunday, April 11, 2021.
66 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
Episode 75 | Uncomfortable Truths | Don't Bring Your Whole Self
In episode 76 we'll be chatting about how comfortable we should be in professional settings. UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS: There are some “facts of life” that unnerve us. Dynamics that we navigate or contribute to, that when unpacked, are uncomfortable to sit with and resolve internally. Realities that, in the light, aren't so bright. Two Wise Jawns will be exploring these TRUTHS over the course of the next few episodes. Buckle in, we’re getting UNCOMFORTABLE! UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH du jour: How much of your whole self should you bring to the workplace? HOT TOPICS: - Suez Canal bottleneck was a fun 1600s moment, ya know. - Vaccines on the rise, and sadly, so are mass shootings -- Atlanta, Boulder, etc, - Amazon News adopted a sassy Twitter persona... - Lil Nas X is the pop girl we've been waiting for! - Derrick Jaxn (Jackson), Quavo & Saweetie... cheating galore! Recorded Saturday, March 27, 2021.
68 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
Episode 74 | Uncomfortable Truths | The Cost of Privilege
We're not right. We've left you hanging for far too long. But we are alive and well and kicking off our 2021 with a series of episodes we're calling "Uncomfortable Truths." UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS: There are some “facts of life” that unnerve us. Dynamics that we navigate or contribute to, that when unpacked, are uncomfortable to sit with and resolve internally. Realities that, in the light, aren't so bright. Two Wise Jawns will be exploring these TRUTHS over the course of the next few episodes. Buckle in, we’re getting UNCOMFORTABLE! UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH du jour: Your privilege comes at a cost. In episode 74 we'll be chatting about what it means when the oppressed becomes the oppressor, and how one can be both at once. HOT TOPICS: - Oprah clarifying clarifyingly with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle - Piers Morgan unraveled as a result - The House Democrats passed a $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill - Andra Day channeled Billie Holiday and won the things! - Prayers over Calabasas (Wyoming) for our brother in cray Kanye Recorded Tuesday, February 9, 2021.
71 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Episode 73 | We did it [againnnnn], Joe!
2020 holiday season is here and, wow, what a year. We'll see you in 2021! In the meantime let's politic politics. Let's go Joe! Recorded Sunday, December 6, 2020.
97 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
Episode 72 | Lovecraft Country
Vote by Tuesday, November 3, 2020 -- candidates, issues, policies -- the power is yours! And in HBO's Lovecraft Country, the power is... the whites! But not for long! In this episode, we recap the season and the monsters... in all of us. We speak the names of Letitia "Leti" Lewis, Atticus "Tic" Freeman, Hippolyta Freeman, Diana Freeman, Ruby Baptiste, Montrose Freeman, Ji-Ah, and Christina Braithwhite! Twitter called Lovecraft "Stranger Things: Brown vs. Board of Education" and while a ridiculous description, it's deliciously apt. HOT TOPICS: - Paris Hilton's documentary on Youtube This Is Paris is insightful. - ELECTION, ELECTION, ELECTION - Police brutality is a global issue. #ENDSars in Nigeria. - Adele on SNL - Tory Lanez & Megan Thee Stallion Recorded Sunday, October 25, 2020.
96 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Episode 71 | May I Destroy You?
The Two Wise Jawns recap season one of HBO Max's / BBC One's "I May Destroy You." Michaela Coel's creation liaises the equivocal intersections of assault, blame, guilt, harm, entitlement, ignorance, intimacy, forgiveness, nuance, and more. We chat about it... join us! HOT TOPICS: - Wildfires consume the West! Can Morgan breathe??? - Belcalis be free! #FarewellOffset - Elder sisterwomens Verzuz with Patti, Gladys, Dionne, and St. John's pantsuits. - Maïmouna Doucouré's "Mignonnes," or "Cuties," as it's named on American Netflix, has met controversy. The jawns unpack if it's dissimilar from Lifetime's "Bring It!" or even a movie like "Good Boys." - The jawns follow-up with Caster Semenya's story. Semenya lost her appeal against World Athletics, setting a precedent for perceived intersex and/or trans athletes going forward. - On that note, JK Rowling (Robert Galbraith) has doubled down on TERF carrying on. - Ahead of Bisexual Awareness Week, former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and his wife R. Jai Gillum discuss their complicated year on Tamron Hall. - Breonna Taylor civil suit settlement of $12 million is the largest for the city of Louisville, KY, and includes reforms. Recorded Tuesday, September 15, 2020.
85 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Episode 70 | Let's end on Beyoncé
In between staycations and vacations, Shannon and Morgan wanted to delight you all with a more light-hearted episode focused on current events. We are themeLESS on today. But providing laughs and spicy takes nonetheless. It's HOT TOPICS: - Kamala Harris is the democratic VP nominee, meanwhile, Kanye West still thinks he has a chance at POTUS? - USPS is conveniently unraveling amidst Trump scandal. - Moesha and Frank are testing us on Netflix! - Tragic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. - #WAP x Cardi B + Meg THEE. - Beyonce is on a journey via Black is King is lovely. Thanks for listening, and as always, like, rate, share, subscribe, be jawns! Recorded Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
95 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
Episode 69 | A Discussion On 'Abolition'
This is a special episode! Morgan and Shannon invite Andrea J. Ritchie and Kassandra Frederique to chat about prison abolition, policing, and some light reminiscing about our bond as Black female Cornell alum. Andrea J. Ritchie is a Black lesbian immigrant police misconduct attorney and organizer whose writing, litigation, and advocacy has focused on policing and criminalization of women and LGBT people of color for the past two decades. She is currently Researcher in Residence on Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Criminalization at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. She is the author of the acclaimed "Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color," and most recently was interviewed by Ailsa Chang on NPR's All Things Considered in July 2020. Twitter: @dreanyc123 Kassandra Frederique is the incoming executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), an NYC-based national nonprofit that works to end the war on drugs—which has disproportionately harmed Black, Latinx, Indigenous, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities—and build alternatives grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights. She featured in the "Grass is Greener" documentary that premiered on Netflix in 2019. Twitter: @Kassandra_Fred ABOLITION LINKS: Invisible No More Study Guide http://invisiblenomorebook.com/study-guide/- This study guide was created to accompany Andrea J. Ritchie’s book Invisible No More. This guide walks readers through the history of state violence against Indigenous, Black, and immigrant women of color and ways to imagine how a safer and more supportive environment can be created through abolition. 8toabolition.com 8 to Abolition was created by police and prison abolitionists in response to the #8CantWait police reform campaign that merely seek to reduce, instead of eliminate, continuing police violence against Black people. 8 to Abolition details the 8 steps that must be taken in order to create stronger and safer communities. CriticalResistance.org Critical Resistance is a national grassroots organization that is building a movement to abolish the prison industrial complex. InterruptingCriminalization.com Interrupting Criminalization: Research in Action is an initiative at the BCRW Social Justice Institute led by researchers Andrea J. Ritchie, Mariame Kaba, and Woods Ervin. They created the #defundthepolice toolkit provides more detail on #defundpolice demand and why it is a necessary step on the path to abolition. Our guest Kassandra Frederique outlines the ways in which gender has been central to the war on drugs throughout history in this clip from the Criminalizing Webs panel at Invisible No More conference in 2017. http://sfonline.barnard.edu/unraveling-criminalizing-webs-building-police-free-futures/the-war-on-drugs/ Abolitionists to read or listen to: Mariama Kaba (@prisonculture) https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/opinion/sunday/floyd-abolish-defund-police.html Ruthie Wilson Gilmore https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/magazine/prison-abolition-ruth-wilson-gilmore.html Angela Davis' "Are Prisons Obsolete?" Recorded Saturday, June 26, 2020.
85 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Episode 68 | Because of what? SLAVERY
This podcast is now a Kam Barris stan account A.K.A. the utter joy of the #BlackAF family of 'problematic' Negroes and Negresses. But also we delighted in Chloe, Drea, Izzy, Pops, and sure Brooklyn too. Say what we will about the good sir Kenya Barris, what the man can do is cast the hell out of some thoroughly entertaining and well-fleshed out youth characters. Bless him! This episode Shan and Morg, your two favorite wise jawns, reconcile their initial disdain, but soon come enjoyment of Netflix's #blackAF. To quote Mr. Barris as he celebrated the announcement of season 2 being greenlit this week, "Thank you to #Netflix and to all the AMAZING FANS who supported, championed and believed in us.. we LOVE YOU GUYS WITH ALL OUR HEART!!! And to all the #HATERS thank you too. Your opinion’s mean a lot to me and they are also appreciated... I'm just kidding FUCK Y'ALL!!! WE BACK BITCHES!!! #blackAF #youmad? #netflixisajoke #SEASON2" It's us! We bitches. We were the #HATERS but then we weren't, so teehee! #StanRashidaJonesOnAllPlatforms HOT TOPICS: - Morg's safe and reporting from Seattle's Capitol Hil Occupied Protest (CHOP), formerly Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) ...jk in the spirit of the illustrious fellow Philadelphian Dr. Umar Johnson, she too doesn't do integrated (non-Black organized) protest - Shan is in distress because Harlem loves fireworks!!! #AtAllTimes If you hear it during this episode, consider it a testament to our authenticity to hood antics and carrying on (: - Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma yielded the same crowd as we imagine a Metallica cover band would in the year 2020. Bless. - Coronavirus is back! This time Seattle and NYC aren't the hot spots. It's you other heauxs. Please stay safe. - Shan and Morg weep as their girl Leandra Medine makes the brave decision to step down as the face of their beloved blog Man Repeller. Send us thoughts and prayers as our white faves deal with their privilege. Ase. - J. K. Rowling found a hill to die on and it's a doozy. She's a Twitter Troll of the "TERF" variety -- Google it! #TransRights #BlackTransLivesMatter #StanPoseFX Recorded Sunday, June 21, 2020.
69 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Episode 67 | Undone
George Floyd's life was snubbed out by a heinous act of police brutality in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020. We recorded this episode on June 2, 2020, during "Blackout Tuesday," a grassroots expression of solidarity on Instagram. We've uploaded it on Sunday, June 7, 2020 (PST). And even still, more than two weeks since George Floyd's murder, the demonstrations from coast to coast protesting gross inequity persist boldly and strongly. What can you do? Links to reading and donation lists are below! Reading List - Anti-racist - BookPeople, an independent bookstore, has compiled a list of anti-racist books: https://www.bookpeople.com/anti-racist-reading-list - Books against policing and mass incarceration - Haymarket, a radical independent bookstore, has created books against policing and mass incarceration reading list: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/80-haymarket-books-against-policing-amp-mass-incarceration Donations - NY Magazine published a list of over 115 organizations, funds, and initiatives that are supporting the protestors out in the streets and doing the work to support black communities. They have also included links to other donation lists: https://nymag.com/strategist/article/where-to-donate-for-black-lives-matter.html#victim-memorial. A few other organizations: - Center for Black Equity -The Center for Black Equity connects members of the Black LGBTQ+ community with information and resources to educate, engage and empower their fight for equity and access: https://centerforblackequity.org/donate/ - In Our Names Network - In Our Name Network is a network of organizations is a national network of organizations, campaigns, and individuals working to end police violence against Black women, girls, trans and gender-nonconforming people: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/KRHH8iljsg-WF3GsiInNYg - Institute of the Black World 21st Century - The Institute of the Black World 21st Century is a resource center and engine for capacity-building and empowerment of Black organizations and communities, utilizing cooperative and collaborative methods and strategies. https://ibw21.org/support/#donate *UPDATE: In this episode, Morgan praised the rhetoric of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. Her acknowledgment, replete understanding, and regard for the movement is more than what’s been expressed by her peers in leadership across the country. But it isn’t enough. It took centuries to establish acute, compounded social inequity. It’ll take more than words to right those wrongs. Redistribute the bountiful budgets from the prison and policing systems and direct the moneys to education, social work, programming, and urban development in the communities this country has chosen to marginalize.
80 minutes | Apr 25, 2020
Episode 66 | Kinda Live From Quarantine!
It's the Two Wise Jawns checking in from 2020's global shelter-in-place. How are you holding up? We know it's not been the greatest of moments for many. The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the masses, both as a health crisis and an economic one. And so we've dedicated this episode to discussing our roses and thorns of quarantine. We also note how Morg's experience quarantining in the Pacific Northwest vs. Shan's experience in New York City has been different, to say the least. Let us know how you're doing
72 minutes | Mar 21, 2020
Episode 65 | But what of Oprah and Jay?
Morg is practicing social distancing in Seattle. Shan is practicing social distancing in Manhattan. Who would have thought these two wise jawns would be hyper-relevant to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In the era of corona, we said what better time than to use episode 65 to tackle what it means to be a 'woke' Democrat as a historically disadvantaged minority just trying to get some standing on the socioeconomic totem pole. Eggshells abound! Ase. Stay safe! #Rona2020 Recorded Sunday, March 8, 2020. Hot Topics updated Sunday, March 15, 2020.
77 minutes | Feb 28, 2020
Episode 64 | The Great Ponzi
Off with their heads! To the guillotine! Eat the rich! The top 10% of Americans own two-thirds of the wealth. The middle 40% hold on to about a third but truly grind their asses off gig'ing it up paycheck to paycheck to stay above water. The bottom FIFTY PERCENT own a sliver -- 3%. Tensions are high -- the "state of things" as they are, simply put, won't sustain. The valve will burst and your favorite Two Wise Jawns will be there to provide riveting commentary as the class wars reach fever pitch... to the trenches! *evil laugh* Hot Topics: - RIP Pop Smoke, get me lit :( - The Democratic Primaries & Debates - Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union are parenting properly - RIP B. Smith - Rihanna is a classy businesswoman who wins classy NAACP Image Awards Recorded Sunday, February 23, 2020.
112 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
Episode 63 | Mamba Out
Today's episode we acknowledge collective grief. We discuss what Kobe meant to us and to the world. For those of us still processing the tragic deaths of Kobe & Gianna Bryant and their friends and teammates who perished with them, you're not alone. And you're not weird. Many are still reeling and will be mourning for some time. It's okay. Our condolences to the lives lost and to their loved ones: John Altobelli, 56; Keri Altobelli, 46; Alyssa Altobelli, 13 Sarah Chester, 45; Payton Chester, 13 Kobe Bryant, 41; Gianna Bryant, 13 Christina Mauser, 38 Ara Zobayan, 50 Kobe's impact on "the culture" is undeniable. Whether the culture in question is global basketball culture, the culture of diligence & discipline, celebrity culture, NBA culture, Los Angeles culture, Philadelphia culture, Italian League soccer culture, Black culture, sports culture, polyglot culture, competitive culture, fatherhood culture, a culture of excellence, or rape culture, one cannot deny Kobe's presence was resonant. Since his retirement, Kobe had captured the hearts of the Two Wise Jawns for the loving and supportive role he played in the lives of his four daughters. Shan and Morg are daughters of fathers who have only ever raised girls and seeing Kobe beam as a #GirlDad was a journey we were excited to ride with him. Kobe seemed a naturally thoughtful mentor. His second act appeared to be gearing up to be even more exceptional than his first. And that's a loss we're personally grieving. Hot Topics: - Our problematic fave Azealia Banks has some 2020 predictions! - The Grammys happened; Billie Eilish swept. - Black History Month is upon us; Google's commercial is a data-driven job well done
97 minutes | Dec 20, 2019
Episode 62 | Queen & Slim & Us
Happy Holidays! Morg & Shan react to Lena Waithe's and Melina Matsoukas' Queen & Slim. There are spoilers galore -- do not proceed past the Hot Topics if you have not seen the film :) #SpotifyWrapped: We indulge our top artists and songs of the year because we're so sorry Apple Music, but Spotify is and has been the elite music streaming experience. And then also #DataViz! Hot Topics: - Senator Kamala Harris drops out of the presidential race, but we're sure she'll be booked and busy - President Trump is impeached by the House #SeeAbove - Juice Wrld and Chuy Bravo (of Chelsea Lately) have passed on - Lizzo and her peach spreading magic, antics, and pop girl carrying on - Beyoncé trolled us Formation World Tour stans in a childish, but beautifully shot feature in Elle Magazine - Zozibini Tunzi (Miss South Africa) wins Miss Universe; Toni-Ann Singh (Miss Jamaica) wins Miss World - 50 Cent criticizes Oprah for criticizing black male predators as her way of championing the black victims of sexual predation those men have traumatized #layers - DaBaby. That's the tweet. - Our appreciation of Ryan Reynolds' Aviation Gin's response to the Peloton commercial backlash didn't make the episode edit, but 'twas well played See you jawns next decade!!! And may your start to 2020 be joy-filled! Recorded Sunday, December 15, 2019.
79 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
Episode 61 | Daddy Lessons
Oh hymens! Here today, gone tomorrow! In episode 61 Morg & Shan are inspired to hot take T.I.'s parenting techniques regarding his 18-year old daughter Deyjah Harris' hymen, virginity -- you know, all the things except her actual gynecological health. Bless! We explore the fine line between paternal protectiveness and perversion of the father-daughter bond. #YeWhisper Segment: Kanye loves the Lord. Hot Topics: -Is Summer Walker made for this chosen path? Emma Watson is "self-partnered" at 30? Instagram is getting rid of likes? And more. Recorded Sunday, November 10, 2019.
82 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Episode 60 | NEXT! And more on female standards.
Shan and Morg have noticed that a lot of gorgeous phenomenal women are single... and of their own accord. Of late, article after article has been written about this thing that's happening. Today we explore why. And in true Two Wise Jawns fashion, we start at the root. This episode tackles the concept of "hypergamy." hy·per·ga·my /hīˈpərɡəmē/ Sociological Definition: the action of marrying a person of a superior caste or class. Evolutionary Theory: subconsciously, and rather instinctually, female mammals strongly desire the best of the best in male mates... why? Because pregnant. Because limited eggs. Because fancy, sis. Anyway, this base biological imperative, while completely legitimate, has caused a bit of a snafu in 21st-century hetero dynamics and thus modern dating. Our solution to this wondrously complex gender relations matter is less Jordan Peterson and more Robyn Fenty, happy listening! HOT TOPICS: - Toni Morrison. She's lived. - Miley Cyrus. She's LIVING. - A$AP Rocky. He's alive y'all. - The recession. Is finding breath. - Simone Biles. Is life. - Jeffrey Epstein. He ded. Episode image by Jann Paxton. Recorded Wednesday, August 14, 2019.
86 minutes | Jul 19, 2019
Episode 59 | Colorism!
The Guardian published a week-long series entitled Shades of Black. The series focused on colorism - an issue not only black people face, but is a dynamic observed within cultures throughout the world. The Two Wise Jawns focus Episode 59 on colorism and its various manifestations. An apt topic, considering the rampant xenophobia and outright racism rearing itself in the United States and many "first world" and allegedly "civilized" nations. HOT TOPICS: - Free A$AP Rocky! He would sign the petition to free you! - Jeffrey Epstein can linger in jail, but he probably won't. - Nancy Pelosi vs. Omar, Pressley, Ilhan, and Tlaib - Trump's "go back" tweets to the aforementioned four Congresswomen, only one of which who wasn't born in the U.S., and all of which are United States citizens. - Jermaine Dupri vs. All Female Rappers - Scarlett Johansson vs. Trees vs. Haters who don't understand that art is art! - Ayesha Curry vs. Twitter Recorded Sunday, July 14, 2019.
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