Posts Tagged ‘ableism’

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Nick is joined by Lottie to discuss political and social issues around lockdowns, as well as some media recommendations. We have some political discussions around vaccinations, civil liberties, health and business. We also touch on some social aspects of the lockdowns including single bubbles, intimate partners and dating.

Lottie’s recommendations:

TV shows: Miracle Workers (Stan), Lupin (Netflix).

Books: The Broken Earth Trilogy by NK Jemison, A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.

Nick’s recommendations:

Movie: They Came Together (Google Play/Apple TV).

TV shows: Upstart Crow (Stan) and particularly the Upstart Crow Christmas Special 2020 (Prime Video), I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Netflix) – series 2 now out! You can join our Twitter thread discussing our favourite I Think You Should Leave sketches 🙂

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Clips:

Songbird movie; Bo Burnham ‘Looks Who’s Inside Again’ – from ‘Inside’ (Netflix); Songbird movie; Ghost Tour sketch from ‘I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson’ (Netflix) – Season 2, Episode 1; Weezer ‘Aloo Gobi’; The Office US – Season 4 Episode 18; The Lonely Island (feat. Adam Levine) ‘I’m So Humble’; Babysitter sketch from I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Netflix) – Season 1 Episode 5.

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Nic looks on as Nick shows a standard week from his overloaded 2020 diary/to-do list.

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Nick is joined by Nic from Pynk Spots to discuss the importance of including a wide range of ways to make change within social movements, to reduce burnout and challenge ableism.

This discussion is also available in video form on Youtube here and below:

Links:

  • Video from Will Potter on mental health, journalism and activism.
  • Check out The Rosie Project book series for more on neurodiversity, especially the third book in this series The Rosie Result.

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Clips:

Petrol GirlsStrike’, Solidarity Not SilenceThis is Sisterhood’.

If you enjoy the music we play on our show, check out our Spotify playlist ‘Progressive Podcast Australia Music and Comedy’! Nick also gives daily music recommendations on Twitter @NicksSong and on the Spotify playlist ‘Song of the Day by NicksSong’.

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We are joined by Tom McIntyre who discusses his personal experiences of raising his daughter Isabelle, who has cerebral palsy. More specifically, we cover: disabilities and intersectionality; neoliberalism and disability funding; policies affecting people with disabilities, including the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme); a lack of focus on disabilities in progressive movements; avoiding ableist language; and activism as a privilege?

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Katie also gives her personal experiences of living with chronic fatigue, in light of a recent story on the condition by the Feed on SBS Viceland.

Clips:

Area 7Second Class Citizen’, Stewart Scott ‘staffies play fighting’, Aaron Chen Tonight ‘Episode 6’ – this show came out of John Conway Tonight, AkalaFind No Enemy’, AkalaFire in the Booth (part 4)’.

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This episode features a talk from Smash IPP, recorded at Kebele Community Co-Op in Bristol. IPP (Imprisonment for Public Protection) sentences ‘were introduced in 2005 and abolished in 2012, but not retrospectively, meaning that there are almost 4,000 people still locked up indefinitely in England and Wales’. The talk covers IPPs, ableism, mental health and prison abolition.

For more on prisons, prison abolition and anti-prison activism, the speakers recommend people check out: iwoc.iww.org.uk; prisonabolition.org; cape-campaign.org and criticalresistance.org. You can also hear us discuss prisons (amongst other issues) on episode 159; mental health on episode 92 and ableism on episode 131.

Nick at Kebele Community Co-Op, about to enjoy a nice vegan meal. https://network23.org/kebele2/

We also discuss some action for homeless people that we saw in Bristol, a BBC video on this spreading around the UK and Adam Ruins Housing – Adam Ruins Everything on the “housing first” approach to addressing homelessness. If you’re in Australia, you can watch this episode on SBS on Demand for the next couple of weeks.

It was cool to see this in Bristol – you can see more photos from our UK trip here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/progpodcast/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1654962444519419

We finish with some vegan/vegan-friendly restaurant recommendations for Bristol: Fi Real, VX – Bristol, Pepe Nero Italian – The Full Moon. See Katie’s photos and reviews on Happy Cow for more.

Yes she does! Check out VX in London and Bristol for all of your vegan junk food needs! http://www.vx-london.com/

Clips:

Petrol Girls ‘Rewild’ and ‘False Peace’.

Music recommendations thanks to @bristolarc!

We were amused by this at VX in London! http://www.vx-london.com/