Episode 100: Our “Oddball” Commitment Ceremony – Anarchist, Atheist, Pro-Queer, Pro-Feminist, Vegan, Straight Edge…

Posted: May 31, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Us at the end of our commitment ceremony – on our way to the reception.

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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. We cover the reception of this commitment ceremony on episode 200.

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 a 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.

For more on why we reject marriage, check out our discussion below – taken from episode 28:

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 PistolsMy Way’, Fresh Meat ‘Series 3, Episode 2’, Ricky Gervais podcast, The Moaning of Life ‘Episode 1’, Bill Hicks ‘Alcohol is a Drug’, CollegeHumorWhy Engagement Rings Are A Scam’, Dashboard ConfessionalStolen’, Our commitment ceremony, Counting Crows ‘Accidentally in Love’, Jamie KilsteinSoulmates’, Father of the Bride, Voicemail from “the usual Jon”, Social DistortionFaithless’.

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.

  1. […] topics discussed include: critiques of marriage, alternative commitment ceremonies and […]

  2. […] the reception of our commitment ceremony. You can listen to us discussing the ceremony part back on episode 100 – we’ve also added a video of our commitment ceremony to the notes of that […]

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