Archive for December, 2017

Our two new rescued dogs Sophie and Penny, saved from death row – they were going to be killed at the pound in the next day or two.

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On this episode we discuss how people can make a difference and save lives around Christmas time and beyond. Some great organisations to donate to are:

To hear more about the themes discussed on this episode, check out our Buy Nothing Christmas episode (#43), our episode on homelessness featuring the Homeless Persons Union (#160), and our episodes on effective altruism and charity versus change (#142 and #143). Also check out Adam Ruins Giving!

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Clips:

KeshaWoman’, The TutsChristmas is in the Air’.

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As with last episode #193, Nick is joined by author, poet and sexual health nurse Kyna Reddan aka “The Poly Guru” to discuss consensual non-monogamy and the campaign for marriage equality. More specifically, we cover jealousy in non-monogamous and monogamous relationships, how polyamory works, demisexuality, polygamy and queer critiques of the campaign for marriage equality.

For more on polyamory, Kyna recommends:

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Clips:

NOFXI’m a Transvest-lite’, Georgia MaqWhat do you mean?’.

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On this episode Nick is joined by Kyna Reddan aka “The Poly Guru” to discuss same-sex marriage becoming legal in Australia and the marriage equality campaign. We also cover different forms of consensual non-monogamy, including polyamory and relationship anarchy. This discussion continues on our next episode #194.

Other topics discussed on this episode include: critiques of marriage, alternative commitment ceremonies and pansexuality.

Check out our 190th episode for more on same-sex marriage and the marriage equality campaign.

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Clips:

Petrol GirlsPhallocentric’, Miranda LambertGuilty In Here’, Alex the AstronautNot Worth Hiding’.

Patty Mark with James Aspey and other animal activists.

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This episode features Patty Mark from Animal Liberation Victoria on the 5 Day Fast and Justice Camp happening outside Diamond Valley Pork in Melbourne right now.

There’s also a talk from veterinarian Dr Sy Woon from Sentient on ‘Speciesism – and Inherent Barriers to Ethical Changes and Animal Advocacy – in the Veterinary Industry’. This talk is from the 2016 Institute for Critical Animal Studies (Oceania) conference. See the notes from episode 152 for links to all of the talks from this conference, you can also see episode 179 for the same for the 2017 conference.

Sy Woon.

Also mentioned throughout the episode is: the importance of activist media (check out the radio show Indymedia – whole episodes, individual interviews – for another example of this kind of media), anarchism and animal liberation (for more on this, you can listen to the panel discussion on this topic featuring Nick and others here or on episodes 152 and 153), and the Animal Activists Forum (which we discussed on episodes 187 and 188).

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Clips:

Local Resident FailureThe Funeral’, Patty Mark on the 5 Day Fast and Justice Camp, Dr Sy WoonSpeciesism – and Inherent Barriers to Ethical Changes and Animal Advocacy – in the Veterinary Industry’, AbolicionSave Me’.

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On this episode we give our take on the #metoo campaign and get onto a number of other related issues, such as gender and domestic violence.

We also discuss some solutions to the issues highlighted by the #metoo campaign, including bringing in Marxist perspectives from Alyx Gorman and Helen Razer from the event ‘On Your Marx’.

Other stuff covered on the episode is ‘Harry Potter fan gets blocked by J.K. Rowling after asking Johnny Depp question‘ and the wage penalty for motherhood but the opposite for fathers.

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Clips:

War on WomenBroken Record’, Michigan Democrat says vote for her because she has no penis, #MeToo: What’s next? – The Feed, KeshaPraying’.