In our second episode on being LGBT in America we talk with Ellyahnna Wattshall a graphic novelist and musician who describes to us the hardships of being transgendered in the United States.
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The Rotcast is back and we hit the ground running talking with Memphis comedian/musician Lisa Michaels. Lisa talks with us about the LGBT community in the United States and shares with us the hope that she has that LGBT issues will be further addressed in the coming years.
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As we roll into the California primaries to decide who our representatives will be for the Republican and Democratic parties The Rotcast sits down with Michael Degnan of 'Deg and The Big Dog' and Hannah McCalip to discuss just how insane this election cycle has been.
One thing we all hold in common is that at some point in our lives we have been effected by religion. Whether this religious experience was a positive or a negative one, the impact is something we hold close. Sean Mosley joins the podcast for the second time, this time to discuss his experience in his own interviews for his podcast 'For The Love of God.' Sean used to be a preacher and has his own religious ideas, and started the podcast because he wanted to hear how religion has affected the lives of others.
Aaron had the privilege of discussing religion in the United States with Sean Mosley on the 'For The Love of God' podcast. Sean releases episodes bi-weekly and talks with people about how religion has effected their lives. We thought this episode was important as we explore religion in the coming episodes! Enjoy and listen to For The Love of God @ theoamnetwork.com/lovegod
Too often in experiments quoted as the gospel truth in our media and on the internet, there are holes in the experimenters data. This means that often when we finally do have legitimate dialogue about societal issues we aren't using good information to try and support what we believe to be that 'gospel' truth. To talk about data and how to draw correlations correctly from data The Rotcast talks with friend of the podcast Chris Burnham who is the host of The Lean Leadership Podcast - www.leanleadershippodcast.com.
Pollution is a consequence of society - we will have waste but there's always the question of 'what we should be doing with it?' Here in Memphis TN when trash and garbage is dumped in the streets it finds its way to our sewer drainage pipes and those pipes all find their way into the Mississippi River. A group at the University of Memphis known as the 'Memphis River Warriors' is focused on cleaning up this trash that finds its way down to the Mississippi.
We had the pleasure of speaking with the founder of the Memphis River Warriors, University of Memphis QEP Director, Academic Coaching & Support Services, Colton Cockrum. In talking with him he expressed a need for urgency in people to simply care about the area they are living in. Whether that be by watching where our waste is placed, or caring for our neighbors - his interest truly lies with Memphis as a community.
In this third installment in our series on Black Lives Matter we talked with Wendi C. Thomas - Journalist, Nieman Fellow at Harvard and Columnist at The Memphis Flyer, about her views on the history surrounding BLM, what it means for society and her hopes for the future of the movement.
Comedy - in mixing reality with things absurd, often comes under fire for being too offensive. What's the line for comedy, and more importantly is there a line? We talked to comedian Josh McLane and OAM Executive Director Gil Worth to find out the answer to just that!
Friends of the podcast Jasmine and Isaac McCalip offer a perspective many don't get when it comes to race related issues as they are an inter-racial couple and they have a child together. This leads them to not only have a real world perspective of how people of color are treated day to day, but it also leads them to have think about how they plan to raise their child in a world that seems so polarized in terms of how we handle these race related problems.
With the lack of a standard for sexual education in the United States and the recent closure of so many Planned Parenthoods and abortion clinics comes another heated debate. The Rotcast talks with former Planned Parenthood employee Zachary Pepper about his experience with the lack of sexual education in society and what he feels could remedy this situation.
In this election cycle we've heard a lot about campaign finance and campaign finance reform. The Rotcast sits down with Alexandra Pusateri - host of 'Off The Record,' to discuss new laws regarding how much funding can be given to candidates and how this is effecting the very democracy the United States touts as the centerpiece to its government.
The Rotcast tackles the massively divisive subject of gun control with guest Sean Mosely host of the 'For The Love of God' podcast.' This conversation will lead the audience through cultural issues, worldview differences and deep civil rights questions. Brace for impact and open your minds, as it may not end the way you'd think it would.
The internet is loaded with information. It can be great for source material and can be great for news. It's also great for smut/misdirection and for projecting people's biases. The Rotcast welcomes Taylor Smith of the 'Off The Record' podcast to tell us how we can better filter our internet to find factual information.
Together with guest Hannah McCalip The Rotcast examines the backlash to Roosh V's 'Men's Rights Movement' and their supposed desire to "legalize rape." This discussion visits many hills and valleys on the topic of the United States and it's culture of rape.