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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 36: Turned on with Dr. Kate Devlin (or Sexbots Part 3)

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on February 14th, 2019
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Turned on with Dr. Kate Devlin

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We interviewed Dr. Kate Devlin about her new book, “Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots” topics near and dear to our hearts.

Discussed on this show:

Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots by Dr. Kate Devlin on Bloomsbury Press

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 35: Dr. Susan Blaustein of Women Strong International

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on January 10th, 2019
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Dr. Susan Blaustein of Women Strong International

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We interviewed Dr. Susan Blaustein of Women Strong International.

Discussed on this show:

Women Strong International Executive Director Dr. Susan M. Blaustein Receives Asia Initiatives’ Ban Ki-moon Award for Women’s Empowerment

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2018 Year End Link Roundup

Posted in Editorials on December 31st, 2018
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As with 2017, my personal life is just fine. My son is healthy and growing, Adam and I make time for work and being together and personal projects. We went to a Families Belong Together March, and I met comedy writer Pat Cassels while bowling for abortion funds. I went to Elton John’s Farewell tour and had an amazing time and had my most viral tweet ever. Karen and I made 12 episodes of Feminist Coffee Hour, which I am so proud of.

I don’t have much to say about movies or music (though I loved The Shape of Water, and Blackkklansman) or tv (two of my favorites – Portlandia and The X-Files ended this year and I also watched a lot of baking shows and 90′s sci-fi.) But here’s some recommendations for some articles, podcasts and books:

In Case You Missed It

Judge finalizes $25 million Trump University settlement for students of ‘sham university’

Ivanka Trump tried to ‘bribe’ Planned Parenthood to stop performing abortions

Counter-Protesting at Abortion Clinics Is Actually Counterproductive

Point: A year after Charlottesville, the alt-right is in shambles

Counterpoint: The White Nationalists Are Winning

If Nike Is Serious About Oppression Against People of Color, They Should Pay Their Own Workers

Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes: ‘We Need More Violence from the Trump People’

Amtrak Hijacker Participated In Neo-Nazi Chats with Charlottesville Organizers

No Joke — Real Life

No Evidence New York Legislator Died from Flu Shot

How We Know Brett Kavanaugh Is Lying

When A Woman Is Raped In Rural Alaska, Does Anyone Care?

Dean Skelos, Ex-New York Senate Leader, Gets 4 Years and 3 Months in Prison

Fox News calls Donald Trump a dictator

The Deadly Incel Movement’s Absurd Pop Culture Roots

Anti-fascists were stabbed at a neo-Nazi rally. Then police tried to charge them

Jordan Peterson’s shocking remarks remind us how Nazi apologism has crept back into our political debate

Podcast Recommendations

Of course I think you should listen to my show, Feminist Coffee Hour. We even did a year-end wrap up with almost all positive news stories from 2018 – check it out!

Scam Wow – This show about great American scams is hilarious and informative.

The Dream This is a podcast about one of my obsessions: multi level marketing and why it’s evil.

The Shadows – a work of fiction from Kaitlin Prest. A soulful, haunting romance. I listened to it in November and I am still thinking about it.

Books

My Favorite Books of 2018

Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly

Failure is an Option by H. Jon Benjamin

The Road to Unfreedom

(((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump by Jonathan Weisman

Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley by Corey Pein

Song of A Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik

Head On by John Scalzi

Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster by Stephen L. Carter

Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History by Kurt Andersen

Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President – What We Don’t, Can’t, and Do Know by Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Top books I read this year that were published in other years

Lock In

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

RedShirts by John Scalzi

Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence by Rachel Sherman

You’ll Grow Our of It by Jessi Klein

Happy New Year! Here’s hoping for love, joy and peace to all in 2019.

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 34: 2018 Holiday Extravaganza

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on December 13th, 2018
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2018 Holiday Extravaganza

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Join us for a year end wrap up and our best wishes for a happy and wonderful holiday season.

We give updates on some of our previous guests and stories we discussed on the show as well as our Feminist Wish List and New Year’s Resolutions.

Discussed on this show:

UU Church wins solar panel lawsuit

Richard Carrier Loses His Lawsuit

Elon Musk’s War on Journalism, Unions, and Safety

Elon Musk | Philosophy Tube

Surly Amy’s Surly-ramics

Brooklyn Flavors

Two Photon Art

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This episode was edited by Brianna Carpenter.

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 33: Invisible with Professor Stephen Carter and Leah Carter

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on November 29th, 2018
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Invisible with Professor Stephen Carter and Leah Carter

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We interviewed Professor Stephen Carter and his daughter Leah Carter to talk about their new book, Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America’s Most Powerful Mobster. The book is about Eunice Carter, Professor Carter’s grandmother.

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 32: Shitty Atheist Men (with Adam Lee)

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on October 18th, 2018
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Shitty Atheist Men (with Adam Lee)

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We interviewed Adam Lee to talk about feminism in the atheist movement, the shitty men who oppose it, and his new book.

Discussed on this show:

Feminist Coffee Hour Episode Four: Adam Lee, Objectivist Gender Roles and Paul Ryan

Richard Dawkins’ Reasonable and Proportionate Response to Criticism

This Firebrand Atheist Was Just Fired After Allegations Of Financial Conflicts And Sexual Assault

Leading atheist, accused of sexual misconduct, speaks out

Will Misogyny Bring Down The Atheist Movement?

He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct.

University finds prominent astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss grabbed a woman’s breast

Why Is America’s Most Progressive Voting Block Often Overlooked?

Meta: On God, The Big Questions And The Just City (An Uncommon Exchange) by Andrew Murtagh and Adam Lee

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 31: Nonbinary 101 with Alex Kapitan

Posted in Podcast Episodes on September 13th, 2018
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Nonbinary 101 with Alex Kapitan

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We interviewed Alex Kaptian to talk about Nonbinary gender identities.

Discussed on this show:
Radical Copy Editor
The Transforming Hearts Collective
Trans women are not “biologically male” by Riley J. Dennis
Male and female are binary, but people aren’t by Riley J. Dennis

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 30: On the Ground for the 2018 Midterms in Wisconsin with Rebecca Lynch

Posted in Editorials, Podcast Episodes on August 16th, 2018
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On the Ground for the 2018 Midterms in Wisconsin with Rebecca Lynch

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Rebecca Lynch returns to our podcast. She spoke to us from Wisconsin where she’s working with the Working Families Party to turn Wisconsin blue. We talked about Wisconsin and what’s going on with the midterm elections coming up this November nationwide.

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 29: Summer Roundup and Sexbots Part 2

Posted in Podcast Episodes on July 30th, 2018
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Summer Roundup and Sexbots Part 2

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We discuss what’s going on this summer including the Families Belong Together marches and the Supreme Court, and then we revisit the topic of sexbots.

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Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 28: Amanda Marcotte’s Troll Nation

Posted in Podcast Episodes on June 14th, 2018
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Amanda Marcotte’s Troll Nation

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We interviewed Amanda Marcotte about her new book, Troll Nation: How The Right Became Trump-Worshipping Monsters Set On Rat-Fucking Liberals, America, and Truth Itself.

Discussed in this episode:

Feminist Coffee Hour Episode 15: Post Election Analysis With Amanda Marcotte

Trump Admits To Making Up Trade Deficit In Talks With Canadian Prime Minister

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This episode was edited by Brianna Carpenter.

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