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Overdue
Sep 7, 2020
Ep 434 - Roadside Picnic, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
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What if all we knew about alien culture was their garbage? Or is it their garbage? The Strugatsky brothers' most famous novel is about a world where stalkers crawl through hazardous Zones for precious artifacts. Also it's about hope, bureaucracy, and our relationship to the unknown.

Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis.

My Year in Mensa
My Year in Mensa
iHeartRadio & Jamie Loftus
Episode 4: Scottish Hooters and the Death of the Mensa Slut
Welcome to My Year in Mensa, episode final! NOTE: ALL NAMES IN THIS PIECE HAVE BEEN CHANGED. This is a first-person account based on my own writing and experience within the group, and the rest is sourced below. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out at myyearinmensa@gmail.com. Theme song by Sadie Dupuis (@sad13) Featuring the voices of Miles Gray, Caitlin Durante, Jacquis Neal, Anna Hossnieh, Danl Goodman, Ify Nwadiwe, Dani Fernandez, Maggie Mae Fish, Shereen Lani-Younes, Isaac Taylor, and Jack O'Brien. Music used in this episode: "Through the Crystal" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library   "Absolutely Nothing" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library   "Lost and Found" by Jeremy Blake: from the free YouTube Audio Library "Highland, Bagpipe, Joyful Song": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_ZqBSq7_GA Licensed to YouTube by Epidemic Sound (on behalf of Epidemic Sound); Epidemic Sound Publishing "Scheming Weasel (faster version)" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Clean Soul" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)   License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) “Your Call" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "The Time of My Life" Karaoke (Fair Use): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGAW18eoevk "Pixelland" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)   License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) "Official National Anthem" by Jingle Punks: from the free YouTube Audio Library All sources for this series can be found at: http://jamieloftusisinnocent.com/myyearinmensasources --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/jamie-loftus/message Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
45 min
How To Citizen with Baratunde
How To Citizen with Baratunde
iHeartRadio
Making Our Presence Felt (with Angela Lang and Quentin Palfrey)
Baratunde digs into the feeling of disconnect and neglect felt by the black community in Milwaukee during the 2016 election and learns from Angela Lang, Executive Director of Black Leaders Organizing Communities (BLOC MKE). They are changing what it means to get people politically engaged in their community, and it doesn’t start with knocking on doors, begging for votes two months before an election! Quentin Palfrey also weighs in on how data scientists and lawyers are uniting on the ground to stop voter suppression, especially targeting communities of color.  Show Notes + Links We are grateful to Angela Lang and Quentin Palfrey for joining us.  Follow @angela_lang and @blocbyblocMKE on Twitter. You can learn more about the BLOC MKE at https://www.blocbybloc.org/ and in this press piece here.  Follow @qpalfrey and @protectthevote on Twitter. You can learn more about Voter Protection Corp at https://www.voter-protection.org/. We will post this episode, a transcript, show notes and more at howtocitizen.com. Please show your support for the show in the form of a review and rating. It makes a huge difference with the algorithmic overlords! HERE IS WHAT YOU CAN DO NOW. ACTIONS FOR THIS EPISODE.  INTERNAL ACTIONS (Actions that help you reflect and explore your emotions and experiences related to these topics or personal actions that don’t involve others) What does it mean for your community to thrive? This is the question BLOC asks the people of Milwaukee, and we want you to answer it for yourself. Yes, it could be speedbumps. It is probably more. Think about it. Write it down.  Real change starts by doing the hard internal work. Let’s keep it up! In June, many of us participated in Black Lives Matter protests, posted BLM messages on our instagrams and bought all the books on how to be anti-racist. Have you read the books, continued to share content from organizations, activists, artists, and business owners within the Black community since then? Time to revisit and re-engage.  EXTERNAL ACTIONS (Public actions that require relationships and interaction with others)  Support BLOC MKE As a grassroots organization, they need our support to be able to go deep in engaging their community in and out of election cycles. You can give to their non-partisan or partisan arm at https://www.blocbybloc.org/donations.  Volunteer to be a Voter Guardian in Milwaukee.  BLOC MKE is training people to monitor the polls for intimidation and are trained to de-escalate situations in lieu of calling the police. You can message them if you’d like to be trained and help ensure people feel free and safe to cast their ballots. Contact them at https://www.blocbybloc.org/contact/ and mention Voter Guardian and How to Citizen in the subject line.  Volunteer to be a poll worker.  Sign up to be a poll worker through Voter Protection Corp at https://www.voter-protection.org/be-a-pollworker. The more poll workers the better to help reduce long lines.  ------------------------------------------------------ If you take any of these actions, share that with us - action@howtocitizen.com. Mention Making Our Presence Felt in the subject line. And brag online about your citizening on social media using #howtocitizen.  We love feedback from our listeners - comments@howtocitizen.com.  Visit Baratunde's website to sign up for his newsletter to learn about upcoming guests, live tapings, and more. Follow him on Instagram or join his Patreon. You can even text him, like right now at 202-894-8844. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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