#118 – Good News Everyone!

Another in our occasional series of good news only episodes!
Ari’s doing well in therapy, Callie has surgery and a new podcast

Genya Shimkin is doing an amazing thing for queer and trans youth in healthcare, and you should help her if you can!

Joan just came out!

And a whole bunch of good news from our friends and listeners

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#117 – In Healthcare, The Political is Personal

This week we have some personal conversations with some friends about their interactions with Obamacare. We hear from Melina and Christine who’ve been helped immensely by Obamacare, and our friend Tony who’s been hurt by it.

We also have a conversation with Casper Rigsby of Atheist Republic. They saw their page unpublished by Facebook’s reporting algorithms after being targeted by Islamic groups.

The articles Casper mentions in the interview:

https://heatst.com/culture-wars/exclusive-facebook-has-been-regularly-shutting-down-atheist-and-ex-muslim-groups/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4498760/Facebook-shuts-atheist-ex-Muslim-groups.html

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#116 – Hey, It’s Only Healthcare, Right?

This week we break down exactly what is and isn’t in the AHCA (American Healthcare Act) . Let attorney Andrew Torrez  from the Opening Arguments Podcast  tell us exactly how bad we should be freaking out at the moment. We also find out how likely it is this monstrosity (or some form of it) will actually pass.

Second this week, we talk about Trump’s executive order  that he claims is aimed at defending religious freedom. We’ll learn what exactly the Johnson Amendment  is, why its controversial, and why in the end, it doesn’t even really matter.

Last this week, an announcement I’ve been absolutely dying to make. I’ve been working on a new podcast. It’s called Queery . It’s a storytelling show that highlights the lives of queer and transgender people. In this episode, you’ll hear the first part of the first episode. To hear the entire first episode, check out http://www.patreon.com/queery  and if you decided to become a patron, you’ll get access to the 2nd episode right away!

Check out the Opening Arguments  podcast with Andrew Torrez  and Thomas Smith !

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#115 – Bill Nye Gets It Right(ish) on The Sexual Spectrum

First this week, a news roundup! We’ll find out how whiny the Log Cabin Republicans  are, we learn what shredded tires have to do with church/state separation, we learn what it takes for a politician to lose his job  in Great Britain, and finally,  a feel good talk about tu-tus in Wyoming .

In our second segment, we hear from our new friend Sayke about the unique ways they and some non binary folks experience gender dysphoria.

Finally, we do a full review and reaction to the Sexual Spectrum episode of Bill Nye Saves The World . Spoiler alert: its not bad, but could be a LOT better.

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