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Geometric Octopus Podcast is created by Jacqueline Beaudoin, Cosmo Cavanaugh, Kyle Mitchell, and Tracy Medcalf, where we tackle a range of topics sure to peak your interests. We’ll release discussion segments, sketch and improv comedy, short story readings, and tie it all together with some great music.

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Geometric Octopus Podcast is created by Jacqueline Beaudoin, Cosmo Cavanaugh, Kyle Mitchell, and Tracy Medcalf, where we tackle a range of topics sure to peak your interests. We’ll release discussion segments, sketch and improv comedy, short story readings, and tie it all together with some great music.

    GO011.9 The Octopus Returns(!)

    GO011.9 The Octopus Returns(!)

    In this interlude, Cosmo reassures listeners that new content will be arriving soon with the ending of the gender and sexuality series and that there is exciting, new material being developed. Credits Intro/Outro : Cosmo Cavanaugh Sound Editing : Cosmo Cavanaugh Script: Cosmo Cavanaugh Show Notes: Cosmo Cavanaugh Hosted by Cosmo Cavanaugh, Jackie Beaudoin, Kyle Mitchell, and Tracy Medcalf Music “Tech Live” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Social Media iTunes: goo.gl/bsW0Ab YouTube: goo.gl/3qMdwm Blog: goo.gl/3Y6NkO Twitter: goo.gl/vM5HUD SoundCloud: goo.gl/bsW0Ab Reddit: goo.gl/6CcA7l Facebook: goo.gl/b0g3xA © 2017 Geometric Octopus Some Rights Reserved Written with StackEdit.http://feeds.feedburner.com/GeometricOctopusPodcast

    GO011D - Transphobia: The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    GO011D - Transphobia: The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    Download THIS EPISODE, ALONG WITH THE PREVIOUS PARTS OF THIS DISCUSSION, IS UNCENSORED. Trigger Warnings: Homophobia Transphobia Mentions of incest Mentions of pedophilia ~Please be a responsible listener.~ Here ends our conversation on fetishization and whether a boyfriend in a hypothetical scenario is transphobic. This was what we began in episode 11a and are ending with this finale--each member giving their final position on both discussion topics (the hypothetical scenario and fetishization, respectively). We also discuss thoughts being morally neutral, pedophilia, incest, and hyper-sexualization of Indigenous Peoples. Listed below are the vital sections within this episode (the numbers are the approximate times where they appear in the episode): Jackie’s statement on the hypothetical scenario, 0:40 Kyle’s statement on the hypothetical scenario, 2:50 Tracy’s statement on the hypothetical scenario, 3:55 Cosmo’s statement on the hypothetical scenario, 4:51 Jackie’s statement on fetishization, 7:40 Kyle’s statement on fetishization, 9:58 Tracy’s statement on fetishization, 12:52 *Beg. of discussion on moral neutrality with thoughts, 13:40 (continues throughout episode) Cosmo’s statement on fetishization, 22:52 & 37:05 *Discussion on moral neutrality with thoughts continues, 32:45 “... but she doesn’t deserve an a*****e,” 39:19 Hyper-sexualization of Indigenous Peoples, 39:55 Outro, 42:58 End Scene (funny), 45:24 Credits Intro/Outro : Cosmo Cavanaugh, Jackie Beaudoin, Kyle Mitchell, & Tracy Medcalf Sound Editing : Cosmo Cavanaugh Script: Cosmo Cavanaugh & Kyle Mitchell Show Notes: Cosmo Cavanaugh & Tracy Medcalf Hosted by all the above Music “Iron Bacon” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “Make Me Move (feat. Karra)” by Culture Code Culture Code SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/culturecode Culture Code Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CultureCodeUK/ Karra SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/iamkarramusic Karra Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karramusic NCS Release: https://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds/culture-code-make-me-move-feat-karra NCS YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBGiFtb8Rpw&feature=youtu.be “Pill (feat. Emma Sameth)” by Heuse & Zeus X Crona Heuse SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/heuse Heuse Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialheuse Zeus X Crona SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/zeusandcrona Zeus X Crona Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zeusandcrona Emma Sameth SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/emma-sameth Emma Sameth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emmasamethmusic/ NCS Release: https://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds/heuse-zeus-x-crona-pill-feat-emma-sameth-ncs-release Social Media iTunes: goo.gl/bsW0Ab YouTube: goo.gl/3qMdwm Blog: goo.gl/3Y6NkO Twitter: goo.gl/vM5HUD SoundCloud: goo.gl/MjRcVt Reddit: goo.gl/6CcA7l Facebook: goo.gl/b0g3xA © 2016-2017 Geometric Octopus Some Rights Reserved http://feeds.feedburner.com/GeometricOctopusPodcast

    GO011C - Transphobia: The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    GO011C - Transphobia: The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    Download Trigger Warnings: Homophobia Transphobia TERRIBLE THINGS ~Please be a responsible listener.~ We continue our conversation on fetishization and whether a boyfriend in a hypothetical scenario is transphobic. This was what we began in episode 11a and will continue on for one more episode after this. We also makes points about sexual attraction, sex education, neurobiological sexism, the non-binary nature of intersex people’s genitalia, and how a trans woman is a woman regardless of her genitalia. We make commentary about ancient Greek culture and how it is largely our culture in the present day that has shaped our thoughts about what is considered masculine and what is considered feminine. Here, have some quotes from this episode in case you want to jump directly into a particular sub-conversation (the numbers are the approximate times where they appear in the episode): “I was talking about the ways of viewing sex, but I realize there’s multiples ways of viewing sex and valuing certain things in sex… I remember earlier, Tracy, you said people should value sexual relationships differently from romantic relationships, or that sex is something that’s extractable from a relationship as it’s own entity--same as the romantic quality to it.” — Cosmo, 4:00 “A trans woman’s body is a woman’s body because she is a woman, and that’s what makes it a woman’s body. There is a difference between genitalia and gender, particularly because genitalia are not quite so clear-cut as they’re made out to be by a lot of the general population… I can’t necessarily speak to that because I’m not intersex, but there’s actually a much larger percentage of the population that is intersex than one would think just by how they’re represented… By my memory, there are about as many people who are intersex as there are people who are ginger.” — Jackie, 12:00 “But if you leave someone because they have a penis, but they’re a woman and you’re a man… and you’re attracted to women… It’s really, I think, a convenience issue rather than a sexual attraction thing… ‘cause I’ve read some stories where these guys who are with trans women are like, ‘Oh, I get tired of sucking dick.’ … If you’re not okay with that, why don’t you work it out with your partner rather than getting pissed off and getting angry about it and building up this weird hostile situation because there’s a lot of violence within trans relationships… This goes for a lot of other things, too… such as how a lesbian couple may go under the radar for domestic abuse because people are like, ‘Oh, it’s two women. There couldn’t possibly be any physical violence between them.’ And while one partner is abusing the other physically and mentally, there’s still that thing like, ‘Oh, you can’t possibly get harmed by another woman--you’re in a lesbian relationship.’ It’s still just as bad." — Cosmo, 16:00 “... everybody deserves to be in a relationship that they want to be in… I feel like entitlement doesn’t even come into it. " — Tracy, 19:00 “The concept of something being hard-wired into your brain really leads into a lot of other issues--excuses for other things… When you’re talking on the level of say, sexuality--just what genders you’re attracted to--I can understand that argument, but when you’re talking about your brain being hard-wired [with] anything else, particularly in the sexual realm… that leads into a whole different can of worms. … The differences in the human brain are not that big… They’re not large enough to actually be able to determine things like that… That’s not how the human brain works. The human brain is not that different--the difference between a ‘man’s brain’ and a ‘woman’s brain’ is so miniscule. Again, gender and sexuality are not binari

    Episode 11b: Transphobia - The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    Episode 11b: Transphobia - The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    Download Trigger Warnings: Homophobia Transphobia TERRIBLE THINGS We continue our conversation on fetishization and whether a boyfriend in a hypothetical scenario is transphobic. This was what we began in episode 11a and will continue on after this one. We also touch on the topic of sexual attraction and our culture of monogamy. Here, have some quotes from this episode (the numbers are the approximate times where they appear in the episode): “Is it okay to not date someone because of a certain characteristic that you find out?” — Jackie, 7:00 "Your parents probably aren't okay with polyamory." — Kyle, 21:30 “If people cast their opinions, it would be righteous to have people who can experience a particular thing voice their opinions first and and go from there. Because there's always a problem with voice.” — Cosmo, 40:30 “If a person prefers blonde women, and that might be because they're a product of their culture—maybe they had some assumptions about that at some point—but I'm just saying that it's okay to prefer blonde women if they understand intellectually that blonde women don't fit a certain stereotype. Because I don't think that someone necessarily needs to assume someone is going to fit that stereotype to also have a sexual preference." — Tracy, 42:00 “There's nothing inherently wrong with finding a woman with blonde hair more attractive, but if you're placing that above everything else, then there's a problem." — Kyle, 43:00 “What we consider our jobs here is to inspire conversation." — Cosmo, 45:00 “There can also be this sort of reverse fetishization where you can say, 'Oh, all blonde women are terrible and I would never be attracted to a blonde woman. All people of a certain race are terrible and I would never be attracted to a person of a certain race. All trans people are terrible and I would never be attracted to a trans person of a certain race.' And that is all viewed entirely based on stereotypes."— Jackie, 47 Credits Intro/Outro : Cosmo Cavanaugh, Jackie Beaudoin, Kyle Mitchell, & Tracy Medcalf Sound Editing : Cosmo Cavanaugh Script : Cosmo Cavanaugh & Kyle Mitchell Hosted by all the above Music “Evening Melodrama” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “Start That Fire” by ÉWN & Whogaux ÉWN SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ewnmusic Whogaux SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/whogaux NCS Release: https://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds/ewn-whogaux-start-that-fire-ncs-release “Nowhere Land” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Social Media iTunes: goo.gl/bsW0Ab YouTube: goo.gl/3qMdwm Blog: goo.gl/3Y6NkO Twitter: goo.gl/vM5HUD SoundCloud: goo.gl/MjRcVt Reddit: goo.gl/6CcA7l Facebook: goo.gl/b0g3xA © 2016 Geometric Octopus Some Rights Reservedhttp://feeds.feedburner.com/GeometricOctopusPodcast

    Episode 11a: Transphobia - The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    Episode 11a: Transphobia - The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    Download Trigger Warnings: Homophobia Transphobia TERRIBLE THINGS Violence towards members of the LGBT community ~Please be a responsible listener.~ In this first of a multi-part episode, we debate two issues. The first is a hypothetical where a cisgender man leaves his girlfriend when he finds out that she is transgender and has a penis. The second is the fetishization of transgender people, and we also touch upon other issues such as the morality of certain kinds of sexual thoughts and pedophilia. CORRECTION: Mentioned in the podcast was a trans woman who was murdered by a U.S. marine. In the podcast, we will tell you that it happened in Thailand, when, in fact, it was in the Philippines. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/02/world/asia/us-marine-joseph-pemberton-guilty-in-killing-of-transgender-woman-in-philippines.html?_r=0 Credits Special Guest (G&S Specialist) : Klaus McHendry Intro/Outro : Cosmo Cavanaugh, Jackie Beaudoin, Kyle Mitchell, & Tracy Medcalf Sound Editing : Cosmo Cavanaugh Script : Cosmo Cavanaugh & Kyle Mitchell Hosted by all the above Music “Returning” by ShadowWalker ShadowWalker SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/3shadowwalker3 ShadowWalker Bandcamp: https://shadowwalker0.bandcamp.com/ “Returning” Bandcamp link: https://shadowwalker0.bandcamp.com/track/returning ShadowWalker Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShadowWalkerART “Puzzle” by RetroVision RetroVision SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/retro_vision RetroVision Twitter: https://twitter.com/RetroVisionFR RetroVision Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/retrovisionmusic/?ref=hl RetroVision YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TH3D4RKR4C3 NCS Release: https://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds/retrovision-puzzle-ncs-release NCS YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN_8D-79BZg&feature=youtu.be “Master Disorder” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Cissexist B******t Translator: https://www.buzzfeed.com/meredithtalusan/cissexist-b******t-translator?utm_term=.rl15ooq3n#. Check it out: Klaus’s art blog: http://thealchemistofcalais.tumblr.com/ Klaus’s other blog: http://thenicklauseffect.tumblr.com/ Her Story http://www.herstoryshow.com/ Jeph Jacques Website: http://jephjacques.com/ Questionable Content: http://questionablecontent.net/ Social Media iTunes: goo.gl/bsW0Ab YouTube: goo.gl/3qMdwm Blog: goo.gl/3Y6NkO Twitter: goo.gl/vM5HUD SoundCloud: goo.gl/MjRcVt Reddit: goo.gl/6CcA7l Facebook: goo.gl/b0g3xA © 2016 Geometric Octopus Some Rights Reserved http://feeds.feedburner.com/GeometricOctopusPodcast

    Episode 10: Gender Expression - Expectation; Presentation

    Episode 10: Gender Expression - Expectation; Presentation

    Download Trigger Warnings: Homophobia Transphobia Violence towards members of the LGBT community ~Please be a responsible listener.~ Tune in to find out how questionnaires should not ask about gender, the stereotypical LGBTQ+ job, and how white we are. We turn to personal experiences, such as with school dress codes, in our discussion of gender presentation and how it relates to gender identities. Sources mentioned in this episode can be found at the bottom of these notes. On a different note, if anyone has any knowledge/experience with race issues and would like to be on our show, please reach out to us at geometricoctopus@gmail.com. Credits Special Guest (G&S Specialist) : Klaus McHendry Intro/Outro : Kyle Mitchell Sound Editing : Cosmo Cavanaugh Script : Cosmo Cavanaugh Hosted by, all the above, and : Jackie Beaudoin and Tracy Medcalf Music “Kaibu” by Killercats Killercats SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kcatsofficial Killercats Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kcatsofficial/ Killercats YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/killercatsofficial NCS Release: https://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds/killercats-kaibu-ncs-release NCS YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLYmtdi-GzA&feature=youtu.be “We Were Infinite” by Inukshuk Inukshuk SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/iaminukshuk Inukshuk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iaminukshuk NCS Release: https://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds/inukshuk-we-were-infinite-ncs-release NCS YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEyTsJQGYqM&feature=youtu.be “Back on Track” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Sources: Cissexist B******t Translator Social Justice Warrior Training Klaus’s Blog: http://thenicklauseffect.tumblr.com/ Social Media iTunes: goo.gl/bsW0Ab YouTube: goo.gl/3qMdwm Blog: goo.gl/3Y6NkO Twitter: goo.gl/vM5HUD SoundCloud: goo.gl/MjRcVt Reddit: goo.gl/6CcA7l Facebook: goo.gl/b0g3xA © 2016 Geometric Octopus Some Rights Reservedhttp://feeds.feedburner.com/GeometricOctopusPodcast

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