Is the idea of religious “tolerance” bullshit? Wasn’t it clearly created by someone who was, um, intolerant of major religions’ inherent intolerance and wanting them to change? Before that discussion I start off with a too-long tangent about donuts.
The sizing system for women’s clothing in the United States needs to be overthrown. It is not consistent between stores and thereby meaningless.
(This is the correct podcast for real this time! Last time I accidentally uploaded a duplicate of episode eighty–forgive me!)
Quick thoughts: Love is liberating and revolutionary. Something I read in The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf got me thinking about love, and how many marketing and advertising departments out there would like us to be closed off to it, feel unworthy of it, or feel incapable of providing it. I focus on romantic love specifically, arguing that many of our individual “problems” regarding love and intimacy are largely not personal faults but rather the natural result of a broader culture strategically planned to bring about such insecurity and dissatisfaction.
Revenge porn! Nudity! Erin comes over and we record together for the first time since the Deathcast. We talk revenge porn. What is it? Who does it? Should it be illegal? We talk about Hunter Moore‘s former website isanyoneup.com, Gawker’s unmasking of Reddit’s troll Violentacres, and revenge porn lawsuits. (Since we recorded, Refinery29, The Guardian, and Salon have written about the topic.) I bring up a nerve interview of a guy who shared revenge porn of an ex-girlfriend but regretted it after she posted revenge porn of him back and that sparks discussion on men’s ability to view things from a woman’s point of view.
We discuss our society’s hypocrisy when it comes to nudity, aka, why is a naked man silly or dumb, but a naked woman shameful? Why is toplessness nudity for females, but not for males? I argue that firing someone for having nude photos online should be illegal and considered discriminatory. We also ask, how can one go about exploring the negative effects of pornography on society without being anti-porn overall? We beg for comments, so leave one, please!
Monte LaMonte is in the house! He likes to eat and poop then tell stories about both. Read his blog, follow him on twitter and check out his storytelling show. We talk about his storytelling, his upcoming one-man show, and how we became friends. Monte teaches me about boils. Monte refuses to tell any of his own gross stories, but he shares a few that’ve been told at I Shit You Not. I tell some gross stories of my own, including one about poop that I feel rather uncomfortable sharing even though it happened eight years ago. Monte recommends his favorite Chicago restaurants. I hope you like this one.
Comedian Mike Wiley is here! We talk about a bunch of things–money for gold, public education, the Bible, families, my demon experience, dogs, revenge porn, technology, music, the United States Post Office, Mardi Gras, writing, and more. My puppy won’t stop bothering Mike. I am having an off day so I keep talking in hopes of rectifying that and the podcast ends up being almost three hours long. At the end we attempt a prank call, but it doesn’t turn out too well. There will be a next time!
I recorded this on New Year’s Eve. If I’m remembering correctly, I was driving and talking to myself as the clock struck midnight. (Hopefully that is a signal for how the rest of 2013 will be!) I worked at Hollywood Casino handing out favors and taking photos with people for New Year’s Eve and then went to a party.
In this episode I talk about that work, the types of people you find at casinos, and about the saddest New Year’s of my life. I also talk about being hit on while promo modeling and having an unreasonable fear of the police.
Another solocast. This one was recorded December 22nd, 2012. I talk about doing liquor promotions. I obsess over how someone smeared dog poop on my brother’s car and I think it’s all my fault. I’ve become less depressed recently and I talk about why I think that is, spending a lot of time describing the book Feeling Good.
Yikes, I recorded this solocast in October! It might be boring and only for the few die hard fans. I have a few more solocasts I’m posting and then I’m changing how I do things around here, getting in line with what I think will be more interesting for an audience to listen to and less self-indulgent on my part.
This episode is me rambling about the experiences I’ve had modeling over the six months, how they’ve changed my perspective on beauty, what it’s like to have multiple interests, and how much I admire what Rob Dyrdek’s done with his career.
I know, I know. Things are all out of order. This is the Yes, Jessica? Deathcast. Erin & I began this podcast episode last summer. We then decided to put off finishing it until one of us experienced a major death and felt more in the mood to discuss such things. I had two deaths in the family recently–one in November and one in December–so there you go. We discuss those deaths, the Sandy Hook tragedy, and deaths Erin has dealt with in the past. We try to keep levity in the conversation without making light of death. How’d we do?
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