We are back in time for your uncomfortable family Thanksgiving! We start the episode discussing the midterm elections, we learn about Native American Boarding Schools and finish with some Slay or Nay.
Kat and Bill discuss the importance of voting and explore different family structures. Is the heteronormative American ideal of a husband, wife and 2.5 kids outdated? They also feature Navajo activist Annie Dodge Wauneka for Women’s History month.
In this episode, Kat explores to ignorance and incompetency of Harry Truman and how we may be doomed to repeat our past.
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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.