EP 89: Is the Answer Really Gun Reform?


In this episode, Raechel and Melody nuance current discussions over “sensible gun reform,” the politics of March for Our Lives, listening to youth, and review the history of gun reform in the United States.
Time stamps:
00:02:33 Chit-chat
00:11:50 Discussion about gun reform, etc.
00:56:25 RWLs

EP 88: Black Wellness & Community-Building with Rachael & Jaylee of You Good, Sis?


Rachael and Jaylee sit down with Raechel to talk about reclaiming wellness spaces for black and brown communities. They share their experiences of being black yogis in predominately white yoga spaces, building a black/brown-centered wellness organization from scratch, the importance of knowing your neighbors, and what white wellness spaces can do better to be more inclusive of people of color. They also stick around for RWLs! Please follow and like You Good, Sis? on Facebook and Instagram (@yougoodsis) and follow Jaylee @jayleetheyogi and Rachael @rachaeldoesyoga
Time stamps:
Chit-chat through about 13 minutes
Interview ~13-end of show

EP 87: Teenage Rebels with Dawson Barrett


In this episode, we talk social movements and youth protests with scholar Dawson Barrett.

Dawson is an assistant professor of US History at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. He is the author of two books: Teenage Rebels: Successful High School Activism, from the Little Rock Nine to the Class of Tomorrow and The Defiant: Protest Movements in Post-Liberal America (due out in May from New York University Press).

EP 86: Who is the working-class?


Content Note: Discussion of car accident-related death of a student
Tech Note: We are working on the echo thing that’s happening! echo-free audio coming asap!

Today we discuss the complex definition of working-class and our own complex experiences with class-transitioning. We discuss historical understandings of class, how neoliberalism has shifted that, ways that the system keeps the poor poor and the rich rich, and much more. We share a lot of personal stories, so it’s a pretty vulnerable episode, and we appreciate you all for being a community that makes us feel safe to share our truths.

In addition, Melody shares a story about losing a student to a car accident, so do note that discussion in the time stamp if you think it might be difficult.

Check-ins through 9:20
Discussion of death of a student from 9:30 to 20 min
Class discussion 20 – 62 min

EP 83: Thinking Sex, Radical (Queer) Theory and Politics


For our second episode of Sex & Love month, Melody and Raechel talk about the essay “Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality” by Gayle Rubin. Topics of discussion include marginalized sex, children and sexuality, and obscenity law. Listener discretion is advised (particularly in regards to children and sex, which happens towards the end of our discussion).
Time stamps:
Chit-chat through about 7 minutes
Discussion 10-47minutes
RWLs 54-end