Sex Offenders
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“Things are not going to get better if we make the people who scare us seem more powerful.” Mike tells Sarah about the myths of sex crimes, the reality of child abuse and the importance of unsympathetic protagonists. Digressions include frozen pizza, millennials (obvs) and vaccination rates. Mike can only name one state that borders Nevada.

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Criminal
Criminal
Criminal & Radiotopia
Episode 156: Sister Helen
In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean was invited to write a letter to a man on death row named Elmo Patrick Sonnier. She told us, "I thought that all I was going to be doing was writing letters. And lo and behold, two years later, I am in that execution chamber." She's now 81, and has been present at the executions of six men. Criminal is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. If you haven’t already, please review us on Apple Podcasts! It’s an important way to help new listeners discover the show: iTunes.com/CriminalShow. Say hello on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Sign up for our newsletter, The Accomplice. If you’d like to introduce friends or family members to podcasts, we created a How to Listen guide based on frequently asked questions. Artwork by Julienne Alexander. Sponsors: * AMC Acorn TV Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn.tv and use promo code criminal. * Article article is offering our listeners $50 off their first purchase of $100 or more. to claim, visit article.com/criminal and the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. * Better Help Get 10% off your first month with discount code criminal at BetterHelp.com/criminals * Progressive Get your quote online at Progressive.com and see how much you could be saving * Simplisafe Visit SimpliSafe.com/criminal to get a free camera plus SimpliSafe’s holiday savings. * Squarespace Try Squarespace.com/criminal for a free trial and when you’re ready to launch, use the offer code CRIMINAL to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. * Sun Basket $35 off your order when you go right now to sunbasket.com/criminal and enter promo code criminal at checkout. * Ziprecruiter See for yourself how ZipRecruiter makes hiring faster and easier. Try it now for free at ZipRecruiter.com/criminal.
42 min
American Hysteria
American Hysteria
chelsey weber-smith
Disneyfication
Disney has been presenting a fairytale reality within a reality since the 1920s, a far cuter reality that mimics our reality until reality is no longer reality at all. Make sense? For this episode, we will look at the possible underlying biological reasons for the success of the Disney corporation and the history of this ever-softening societal construction we call childhood. We’ll explore both the finished and unrealized projects of the company, and how they have long presented us with a much sweeter version of our past, present, and future. So join us as we trace the American dream that started with a mythic man named Walt Disney and see if you can tell what’s real. Next week: Dark Disney with Sarah Marshall of ‘You’re Wrong About’ and ‘Why Are Dads?’ This episode was sponsored by Anchor, head to Anchor.fm to make your own podcast! Subscribe to the One Strange Thing podcast today!   Become a Patron for extra episodes, interviews, and videos monthly, including our brand new podcast Walk with Me     American Hysteria is written, produced, and hosted by Chelsey Weber-Smith Sound design by Clear Commo Studios Research and co-writing by Riley Smith Voice acting by Will Rogers Co-produced and edited by Miranda Zickler Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen, it really helps us out! Follow American Hysteria on social media: Twitter: @AmerHysteria Instagram: @AmericanHysteriaPodcast Find our merch at americanhysteria.com
56 min
Ologies with Alie Ward
Ologies with Alie Ward
Alie Ward
Economic Sociology (MONEY/FREAKONOMICS) with Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Steven Levitt
Choices! Trade-offs! Money! How much should you save? And how much should stimulus checks be? Don’t be scared by the term “economics,” especially since it doesn’t end in -ology. This 2-part Economic Sociology bonanza addresses the behavior that motivates the fiscal systems of the world, from avocado toast to retirement funds. Economist, professor and “Freakonomics” co-author Steven Levitt joins to chat about why we learn too much of the wrong math and how everything from marriage to dinner parties involves little choices rooted in economic principles. Rising economics star and Harvard Fellow Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman graces us with her thoughts on macroeconomics, human capital, when to outsource your work and how she realized she loved Econ. Also: how these interviews helped me make one of my life’s biggest decisions.  Follow Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman at Twitter.com/itsafronomics and Instagram.com/itsafronomics Follow Steven Levitt at Twitter.com/stevendlevitt or Twitter.com/Freakonomics A donation was made to: https://www.sadiecollective.org/  Steven’s podcast is People I (Mostly) Admire: https://freakonomics.com/pima/ Sponsor links: www.alieward.com/ologies-sponsors More links and info at alieward.com/ologies/economicsociology Become a patron of Ologies for as little as a buck a month: www.Patreon.com/ologies OlogiesMerch.com has hats, shirts, pins, totes! Support the show: http://Patreon.com/ologies See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 hr 18 min
This Is Actually Happening
This Is Actually Happening
Wondery
175: Happenings Vol 3: This Is America – What if you had their knee on your neck?
“They were there to remind me who I was in the world, and it hurt too much on the inside, being hurt on the outside didn’t matter as much.”   Producer: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits   Episode Summary: A man’s rage grows after growing up with racism and abuse, leading to transformative encounters with brutality, violence and ultimately, inner strength.   Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Website: www.thisisactuallyhappening.com   Andrew Waits: http://andrdewwaits.com/   Support the Show: Support The Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/happening   Engage with the Community: Join the This Is Actually Happening Discussion Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/201783687561039/   Shop at the Store: The This Is Actually Happening online store is now officially open. Follow this link www.actuallyhappeningstore.com to access branded t-shirts, posters, stickers and more from the shop.    Content/Trigger Warnings: racism, racially charged language, violence, police brutality, explicit language   Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper Music Bed: “Cylinder Four/Cylinder Five” – Chris Zabriskie   Services If you or someone you know is struggling with the effects of trauma or mental illness, please refer to the following resources. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255  National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-6264 National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) Crisis Text Line: Within the US, text HOME to 741741
49 min
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://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
45 min
Lolita Podcast
Lolita Podcast
iHeartRadio
9: The Four Lolitas
On the next to last episode of Lolita Podcast, Jamie takes a look at the lives and careers of the four women who played Dolores Haze in the four major adaptations to date. Natalie Portman Women's March Speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXWHO14c88c&t=84s Mara Wilson on Millie Bobby Brown: https://www.indiewire.com/2017/11/matilda-mara-wilson-millie-bobby-brown-stranger-things-1201897682/ An Open Secret documentary: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/nov/01/an-open-secret-hollywood-child-abuse-documentary Q Anon's negative affect on reporting child abuse: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/28/politics/qanon-child-welfare/index.html Refinery29 on the Millie Bobby Brown blowback: https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/01/189107/media-sexualization-young-girls-millie-bobby-brown-backlash Bridgette Bardot and the Lolita Complex: https://classic.esquire.com/article/1959/8/1/brigitte-bardot-and-the-lolita-syndrome Sue Lyon's NYT obituary: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/27/movies/sue-lyon-dead.html Sue Lyon 1980s interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOLtXhPYxoM The Dark Side of Lolita by Sarah Weinman: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7843491/Cursed-Lolita.html Nona Harrison Gomez's website: http://www.nonatruthseeker.com/truth-seeker Yes, They Tried to Make a Broadway Musical of Lolita: https://www.vulture.com/2018/09/yes-they-tried-to-make-a-broadway-musical-out-of-lolita.html You're a Dum Dum by Annette Ferra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ksh_DyW6Mw The "Baby Doll" marquee: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/412572015835952732/ Protests around the Edward Albee Lolita: https://www.csmonitor.com/1981/0303/030320.html Dominique Swain in Face/Off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XKYc7OirQk Dominique Swain Interview 2001: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT6ibVvQ_VA&t=5s Dominique Swain Interview 2002: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHFpYsd9VYk Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
1 hr 28 min
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