The message Katie left at the Leeds Museum – you can see more photos from our UK trip here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/progpodcast/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1654962444519419

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This episode features The Species Barrier on child-free women. The discussion covers: the importance of adopting kids, debating the issue not the person, the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, anti-natalism and the origin of the “missionary” position.

We also discuss section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, free speech and privilege.

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Clips:

LogicBegging You’, Cyndi LauperGirls Just Want To Have Fun’, MistroYour Lullaby’.

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Following on from our discussion with Kirsten Bayes from episode 164, this part of the discussion covers stopping arms fairs and linking human rights and animal rights.

These fossils are testing my faith! From the British Museum – see the link below for more of our pics from our UK trip.

We also discuss our trip to the UK – you can view some photos from our trip here. We focus on London, and specifically our visit to the British Museum, great bike lanes, the Creating Space Project project and vegan/vegan-friendly restaurant recommendations for London: Club Mexicana – Camden, Zizzi – Charlotte St, Vegan Hippo. See Katie’s photos and reviews on Happy Cow for more.

Great bike lanes in London – see the link above for more pics from our trip to the UK.

We also discuss the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (we keep this discussion right until the end of the episode and there are plenty of spoiler alerts).

We were in the UK to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – see the link above for more pics from our trip.

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Clips:

M.I.A. ft Jay Z ‘Boyz’, Bill Hicks ‘Dinosaurs’, Our interview with Kirsten Bayes, Myq Kaplan – from the album ‘Small, Dork and Handsome’, Suggested FriendsI Don’t Wanna Be A Horcrux For Your Soul’.

Kirsten Bayes and Katie in our “studio” for this interview.

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On this episode we are joined by Kirsten Bayes, who discusses Blair and Brexit, ongoing racism in the UK and the importance of progressive movements setting a positive agenda rather than being reactive. This discussion will continue next episode and you can hear Kirsten discuss Brexit on our show previously on episode 139.

We saw this article on Brexit and racism on the tube in London – see the link below for more pics from our trip to the UK.

We also discuss our trip to the UK – you can view some photos from our trip here. We focus on London and Edinburgh, and specifically we cover the Spotify playlist for our podcast that we created while we were away, doctors vs “doctors”, the seagulls are loose, inequality in Scotland and private gardens, getting shit-faced, doing the graveyard shift, they get their news 3 days late in Scotland, Edinburgh comedy and Barnaby the rich homophobe, and vegan/vegan-friendly restaurant recommendations for Edinburgh: NovaPizza Vegetarian Kitchen, Affogato and The Caffeine Drip. See Katie’s photos and reviews on Happy Cow for more.

We thought that these private gardens were a good example of inequality in Scotland – see the link above for more pics from our trip to the UK.

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Clips:

Frank Turner ‘I Am Disappeared’, Bill Hicks ‘Hooligans’, Discussion with Kirsten Bayes, Dark Place ‘Night in Glasgow’, The Real McKenziesSmokin Bowl’.

Image from the US Holocaust Museum, posted by @alt_doj on Twitter.

Sound familiar? Image from the US Holocaust Museum, posted by @alt_doj on Twitter.

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On this episode we cover the Trump shitstorm, with the help of Jen, who has lived most of her life in the US and is currently completing a doctorate in German and gender studies.

More specifically, we cover Trump and fascism, alternative facts, the Muslim ban and inspiring protests against it, and critiques of white feminism.

For more coverage of Trump, check out our recent Facebook posts and particularly tweets.

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Clips:

Hurray for the Riff RaffRican Beach’, Sam CookeA Change is Gonna Come’.

 

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On this episode we have some back-up from scholarly sources, as well as from Adam Cardilini, who is a scientist, animal advocate and co-host of Vegansci podcast. He discusses some listener feedback on episode 156, covering topics such as new animal-free alternatives, capitalism, effective animal activism, the methodology of the former vegetarian and vegan study by Faunalytics, veganism and B12, using a Fox News level of objectivity and finding the magical vegan dumpling.

We also have a brief discussion about the Invasion Day rally in Melbourne. You can listen to our audio recordings of all of the talks from that event here.

In the second half of the episode we ask Adam some further questions about his talk ‘Diversity in animal activism: Preparing for impact opportunities for the next 10 years’, which we played on episode 156. These questions are on issues such as lab-grown meat, GMOs, technology and the vegan movement. You can listen to the Q and A after Adam’s talk here.

Katie and Nick finish up the episode with a discussion on mental health medication, animal testing and veganism. For more on this topic, check out Katie’s ICAS talk (which we played on episode 131) and for more on mental health medication generally, listen in to our 92nd episode.

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Clips:

Adam Ruins Everything ‘Adam Ruins Forensic Science’ – short version, full version, Rise AgainstThe First Drop’, Camp CopeStove Lighter’.

not-a-yes

Image from: melissahuang.com

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This time Nick is joined by Vanessa, a forensic psychology doctoral student and one of the hosts of VeganSci podcast. We discuss some of the content we taught in a Criminology unit on victims of crime, focusing on Nils Christie’s ideal victim concept and how it can help in understanding how the legal system, media and community respond to victims of crime. We also discuss: the monster myth, just world theory and what we can to do challenge victim blaming.

Nick also covers content warnings and free speech, as well as Julian Assange breaking his pledge to travel to the United States if whistleblower Chelsea Manning was pardoned.

If you’d like to hear more discussion on similar issues to those covered on this episode, check out our 95th and 96th episodes (featuring Kathryn Joy and Katie). You can also hear more from Vanessa on episode 159 – discussing animal activism and her experiences working in prisons. Please help Vanessa out by completing a survey for her doctoral research on investigative journalism!

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Clips:

The Smith Street bandWhy I Can’t Draw’, Tea Consent video, Australian government advertisement challenging violence against women, War on WomenSay it’.

empty-homes

Image from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria.

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This episode features an interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations on 3CR, 885AM in Melbourne. They discuss: increasing homelessness in Melbourne, government moves to criminalise homelessness in Melbourne and their action against it, the best thing to do when passing homeless people asking for money, and looking back on the Bendigo Street Occupation.

We also bring you some of the event ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’ – you can watch a video of the whole event here. We play sections on brainstorming solutions to overcome homelessness and imagining a future without homelessness. This recording is thanks to Karun Cowper from Perth Indymedia.

We covered similar issues in terms of charity and/or social change on episodes 142 and 143.

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Clips:

Bill Hicks – from the album ‘Dangerous’, Area 7Walk Away’, Interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations – part 1, ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’, Area 7Walk Away’, Interview with Spike and Kelly from the Homeless Persons Union Victoria and the radio show Roominations – part 2, ‘Ending Homelessness in Western Australia: Scenarios and Seeds of the Future’, AJJ ‘Zombie By the Cranberries By Andrew Jackson Jihad’, Bill Hicks – from the album ‘Dangerous’.

You can listen to a short (5 minute) version of this episode, which features our discussion on what to do when passing a homeless person asking for money, here and below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.