This is our 100th episode special and we discuss our commitment ceremony and the way it incorporated our political beliefs. This includes our anarchist, atheist, pro-queer, pro-feminist, vegan and level 5 (or 6) straight edge (drug free) ideologies. For more on why we reject marriage, check out our discussion below – taken from episode 28:
The episode features a return of the segment ‘When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense’ – this time it is on overseas weddings. We also discuss our wedsite (password: seashells), some of the wedding traditions we threw out the window, our commitment rings (Katie’s, Nick’s), and we play our entire commitment ceremony as well as voicemail from “the usual Jon” on why he doesn’t want a marriage OR a commitment ceremony. You can view some pictures from our ceremony here. See Offbeat Bride for more on alternative weddings/commitment ceremonies.
*A video of our commitment ceremony is coming soon.
This episode is brought to you by “Jolly Jazz aka Santa Claus”. You can hear Jazz and other members of the Melbourne Street Medic Collective on episode 29. Be sure to like Melb SMC on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for lots of important information for activists! Thanks a lot to Jazz for becoming a member of our show – you can become a member and sponsor an episode too! Also thanks to all of our listeners for your support over the last 100 episodes!
Nick’s dad’s speech at our commitment ceremony reception, The Sex Pistols ‘My Way’, Fresh Meat ‘Series 3, Episode 2’, Ricky Gervais podcast, The Moaning of Life ‘Episode 1’, Bill Hicks ‘Alcohol is a Drug’, CollegeHumor ‘Why Engagement Rings Are A Scam’, Dashboard Confessional ‘Stolen’, Our commitment ceremony, Counting Crows ‘Accidentally in Love’, Jamie Kilstein ‘Soulmates’, Father of the Bride, Voicemail from “the usual Jon”, Social Distortion ‘Faithless’.
You can listen to a short (11 minute) version of this episode, which features our commitment ceremony, below. You can subscribe to these short versions of our episodes through Omny.