This week in science: Kat and Mesha discuss the March for Science and why you should be good to your mother… mother earth. In their main topic, they try to figure out whether millennials are too sensitive. At a party? Hear someone say something racist/homophobic/ableist/sexist? Is it worth it to confront that person in a social setting even if you may never see them again? Lastly, Kat and Mesha ends Black Women’s History Month with highlighting CNN correspondent Angela Rye and her sick side eye game.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Black Women’s History Month! April will be jam packed with features of some awesome Black women you may not know about. In this special minisode, Kat responds to listener’s comments on whether Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was transphobic in a recent interview. We also feature Black Trans activist Marsha P. Johnson.
In the opening segment, Mesha processes Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie comments on trans women.
We then bring back an old segment On the Mind, Out of the Hat where we answer random questions and learn that we can’t put boundaries on Mesha’s boat. We finish with part 6 of Opt Out of White Feminism, Homeplace.
Kat and Mesha process and grieve the results of the election. This doesn’t stop them from being petty and talking about how Trump’s face is as offensive to look at as his policies and views are to hear. They discuss ways to fight oppression and urge people to not slut shame Melania Trump because her husband is a fuckboy. Women are not responsible for the actions of their husbands. They also reflect on their love for the Obamas and train for the First Annual Hunger Games.
The election that no one wanted has finally arrived. As the world’s most famous democracy, why is the system still so imperfect? Kat and Mesha discuss the origin of the electoral college. During the main segment, they try to unpack internalized oppression and taking on the language of the colonizer. Lastly, they bring back Historical Fact of the Day.
Water is Life. In honor of Indigenous Peoples day, Kat and Mesha discuss the current struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and their fight to keep their primary water source clean as they protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Later, Kat and Mesha ponder whether going to college and gaining massive debt is truly the only route to achieve the American Dream. Kat finishes the show with a takeover of a rant with Arant where she gives all her feels about the necessity of voting in this upcoming election.
Kat and Mesha break down whether one can be truly “woke” if they are still participating in one or more systems of oppression. Can you be woke on one topic but sleepwalking on other identities? They also discuss upcoming Black historical fiction films and preparing natural hair for winter.
It’s our book club episode! Kat and Mesha discuss Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Beyonce because, you know, it’s Beyonce.
Kat and Mesha chat about gentrification and tell Phil Mushnick where he can stick it.
Kat and Mesha discuss Bernie Sanders supporters, both birds and bros alike and answer a few fucked up questions.