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Episode 47: People Need Tune Ups Too

This week in politics: Healthcare is hard, Maxine Waters is a shining star and everyone us is mediocre.
Main Segment: Kat and guest host Maryam discuss the impact of colonization and repeated trauma in communities of color. Remember, you can go to therapy simply because you want to.
Black Girl Magic, White Boy Tragic: Nielsen’s latest report reveal that Black women have emerged as major consumers that should be marketed too while Trump focuses his time tweeting at the NFL instead of focusing on Puerto Rico.

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Episode 45: Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything

It’s the end of the season and Mesha and Kat have senioritis! They freestyle the episode and discussed all things trash. Mesha explores her conflicting feelings about Kelly Ann Conway while Kat strives to become a carefree black girl.

Episode 42: Daytime Pondering Minisode

Kat and Mesha try to figure out how a spouse can be considered a family member when you have a romantic relationship. They also ponder the relationship between street harassment and gender performance through clothing. They spotlight US Rep Maxine Waters and her general slayage.

Episode 35: Not Today, Damn Cheeto Devil

This week in Presidential transition:
Michelle’s epic side eye
Will Trump ban Black History Month?

Main Segment: Finding Space in Political/Social Movements
Women’s March
Read Lakeshia Robinson’s story

Where do we fall in this movement?

Opting out of White Feminism:
Concept two out of six: Intersectionality

Episode 34: You Can’t Win

As the classic song from The Wiz declares: “You can’t win, you can’t break even and you can’t get out of the game.” Kat and Mesha discuss how this sentiment impacts women throughout their lives. They also express all their feels about Obama’s farewell address and introduce Slay or Nay.

Episode 31: Unforgiving

As Mesha’s mom always says “You can be a bitch if you want to, you can cut a bitch if you need to.” Kat and Mesha explore morality and if forgiveness should be given freely and without question. Far to often, those who are disenfranchised are expected to take the high road during times of conflict but Kat and Mesha think that just because they go low, doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go high. They also discuss Trump’s latest appointees in This Week in Politics

Episode 30: Trump’s America

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.

Episode 26: Sleepwalking

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.

Episode 25: The Cycle Never Ends Pt.2

Kat and Mesha finish discussing the criminal justice system with special guest, Loredana Valtierra Esq. They unpack the school to prison pipeline while questioning whether America can be the land of the free when almost a third of the population is or has been imprisoned. They also highlight the foolishness that is Donald Trump and why the personal is political. #tacotruckoneverycorner

Episode 20: Default Monogamy

Mesha and Kat explore monogamy, non-monogamy, polyamory and polygamy.