Episode 14 - Charolttesville - A Failure to Communicate

August 19, 2017

Following a podcast where I discussed the meaning of love, we find ourselves trying to make sense of a week of hate and vitrol between White supremacists and Antifa Marxist thugs.  In episode 14, I do not suggest denouncing racism with a caveat, but denouncing it while simultaneously condemning Antifa violence.  The murder of a protestor in the name of White supremacy is the worst of the whole affair, but it isn't the only detestable action in a day of repeated violence and refusal to communicate.

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Episode 13 - The Messiness of Love

August 12, 2017

In this episode I discuss what we mean when we say "love."  I expolre the many ways in which people use the term and whether or not we have a good understanding of what it should truly represent.  What does it mean to see love as self-interest?  What does it mean to see it as compassion?  What does love have to say about the current marching and rioting in Charlottesville, VA?

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Episode 12 - Tricky Language

August 5, 2017

In this episode, I spell out the meaning of "euphemism" and "ideograph" and discuss how these are used to shut down or dominate communicative exchanges.  I suggest a better way to communicate that leads to understanding.

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Episode 11 - Racial Identity

July 29, 2017

In this episode I discuss what racial identity means, how it affects us, and whether or not it determines who we truly are.

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Episode 10 - The Art of Abandoning Art

July 22, 2017

In this episode I detail why I ceased to be an artist after 18 years of touring, teaching, and performing.

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Episode 9 - Masculinity with Josh Clutter

July 16, 2017

In this special episode I have a discussion with Dr. Josh Clutter on what it means to be a man.

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Episode 8 - E(race)ing History

July 8, 2017

In this episode, we "take a little trip" as we discuss the good and the bad of taking down historical monuments under the banner of anti-racism.

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Episode 7g - Confessions Of A Four Year Old

July 4, 2017

In this episode, I attempt to communicate with my four-year-old daughter who loves She Ra.

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Episode 7 - What’s So Funny?

July 1, 2017

In this episode I argue that just because something is inapporpriate or offensive doesn't mean it isn't funny.

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Episode 6 - Interview With Mele Martinez

June 26, 2017

In this episode I interview writer and college instructor at the University of Arizona, Mele Martinez.  She shares her culture and experience as a Tucson native and Chicana.

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