Ep 41: Social Justice and Yoga with David Frenk

This week we are thrilled to have David Frenk join us to talk about yoga, social justice, and the work that he does with the police. David co-owns Your Yoga, a studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Your Yoga’s social justice work includes its Dancing with Compassion series and Access Your Yoga, a non-profit that brings yoga and mindfulness into communities that don’t have regular access to these practices.

For the yogis out there, we *will* be releasing an extended version of David’s interview. So much brilliance, so little time.

At the conclusion of the interview, Raechel offers up her response to David’s work that (inevitably) references Stokely Carmichael, Dean Spade and a discussion about reform vs. revolution. Scroll down for linx to her references.

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Intro: “Top Floor” GRRRL PRTY
Outro: “Higher Ground” Red Hot Chili Peppers (interviewee’s choice!)

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LINX!

Your Yoga :: youryogamn.com

Stokely Carmichael :: www.amazon.com/Stokely-Speaks-Bl…ism/dp/1556526490

Transformative justice via Philly Stands Up:: phillystandsup.wordpress.com/about/

Dean Spade:: www.alternet.org/activism/now-tim…stance-trump-era

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Ep 40: Fake News

In this episode, we talk about what fake news is and is not, we share some resources to figure out which online news is actually credible, and we talk about some current events that have involved fake news. PLUS a cool mini-lecture on feminist theory and knowledge production –we promise it is worth listening to (we use Twitter to explain it, so it can’t be that bad).

DJT Warning :: discussion of DJT and clips of his voice are included in this episode.

INTRO: GRRRL PRTY “Top Floor”
OUTRO: Princess Nokia “Tomboy”

Mel needs to turn down the treble in her FKJ studio. Got it. Soops sorry

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Links!

Google doc that tracks fake news sites: tinyurl.com/j9tldck

Full Frontal interview with National Reporter founder: tinyurl.com/jmk466a

Check out our Twitter (@flk_phd) and our Facebook community for MORE LINKS!

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Ep 39: Disability Justice with Angela Carter

In this episode, we talk with Angela Carter about her research and lived experience with disability justice and crip theory. Angela cites numerous artists, academics and activists who do amazing intersectional work–so grab your notepad! We also chat about how disability justice intersects with classroom access and protest culture. And, as always, a bunch of white dudes are ruining our dinner party.
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Mercury Retrograde note: This episode was recorded with two people who had the flu, and a bunch of mysterious moments where our connection sounded less like 2017 and more like a landline phone conversation in 1964. It is 100% the power of Mercury Retrograde for which we have no control. Besos!
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Intro: “Top Floor” by Grrrl Prty
Outro: “Skeleton Key” by Dessa
Spliced in song: “Rise Up with Fists” by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins

Episode art by Sins Invalid & Micah Bazant

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Ep 38: Holiday Stress, Burnout, & Self-Care

Today we discuss stress, burnout and self-care. How do we, as activists/educators/family members, get through intense bouts of work and/or time with family during the holidays? We have some advice but the goldmine of the episode comes in voicemails left by friends of show and how they, as queer folk, get through the holidays.
Trigger Warning Alert: Who’s Ruining the Dinner Party discusses sexual assault and trans hate speech. Rejoin us at the 28 minute mark!

Intro: “Top Floor” by Grrrl Prty
Outro: “Sister Winter” by Sufjan Stevens
Spliced in songs: “False Prophets” by J. Cole, “Pastime Paradise” by Stevie Wonder, “Heal the World” by MJ, “UNITY” by Queen Latifah

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