Posts Tagged ‘weddings’

Us with comedian Simon Taylor, who MC’d the reception of our commitment ceremony.

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Our 200th episode special covers the reception of our commitment ceremony. You can see some photos from the night here. You can also 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 episode.

The episode features a return of the segment ‘When Karl Pilkington Makes Sense’ – this time on weddings. We also cover bizarre wedding traditions, regular guest (Mother) Theresa’s wedding – you can read more about her wedding on her blog and Offbeat Bride, Crimethinc podcast on anarcha-feminism and celebrating relationships and Alain De Botton’s book Religion for Atheists.

After our atheist “wedding”, Nick had a religious conversion.

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Charlie the Super Dog got his own introduction to the song below.


Me First and the Gimme GimmesWho Put the Bomp’, Steven Merchant from the stand-up show ‘Hello Ladies’, Crimethinc podcast episode 28, Ricky Gervais podcast, Ricky Gervais Show ‘Season 3, Episode 4’, Portlandia on alternative weddings, Whitest Kids U’ Know ‘Super Dog’, That Mitchell and Webb Look s03e03 ‘Best Man Wedding Speech’, Kool & The GangCelebration’, Nerina PallotGeek Love’.


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:

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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’.

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Image from Ron Paul Delegates.

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We begin this episode by discussing same-sex marriage in Aotearoa (New Zealand), drawing on the article ‘NZ’s Same-Sex Marriage Go-ahead Puts Our Leaders to Shame’ by Steve Dow. We then play our interview with Dani Wright on the way in which even same-sex marriage excludes some people eg intersex people, as well as covering other queer issues beyond same-sex marriage, including homelessness amongst queer youth and trans issues. Dani Wright is Co-ordinator of the Freedom Centre, WA State Director of the National LGBTI Health Alliance and Board Vice-Chair of WA Gay & Lesbian Community Services. We finish the episode by arguing for marriage abolition, drawing on Katie’s article ‘Why I Will Have a Wedding But Not a Marriage’ on Ethical Bride and also the article ‘Why Is There A Law On Marriage?’ by Elle Hardy. Other topics covered include: Offbeat Bride, bisexuality, vegan anti-war Anzac cookies, child soldiers in the UK, neoliberalism in Australia, and an article on vegan cats in the Fremantle Herald (pages 6-7) which features an interview with Nathan Verney on his vegan cat Luna – we interviewed Nathan on this topic on Episode 26.

Book Recommendation:

Getting Bi – Voices of Bisexuals Around the World by Robyn Ochs and Sarah E Rowley.


NZ Parliament Bursts into Maori Song, Maurice Williamson ‘Rainbow Across My Electorate’, Sweeney Todd ‘Ladies and their Sensitivities’, Nick Pendergrast interviews Dani Wright on Perth Indymedia on RTR 92.1FM (22nd April 2013 episode), Foeknawledge ‘Knowledge is Key’, Austin Powers, Bill Hicks ‘Hooligans’, That Mitchell and Webb Sound – Series 3 ‘Friends of Maid Marion’, GoldfingerWalk Away’, Doug StanhopeOn…Marriage, Gay and Otherwise’, Scrubs ‘Season 3’, Against Me! ‘Baby, I’m an Anarchist!’.