A nerderific podcast that wanders through questions big and small, deep and shallow, from the philosophical to the political to the cultural. Step inside the nerdery...
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Understanding Backwards, and Sometimes Boundaries Don't Work
Following a relatively sheisty July, Eleanor ruminates on her emotional and mental boundaries, and whether or not it's possible to always respect them. And how does this differ or diverge depending on who you're interacting with - i.e. dear friends & family or a casual comrade.
We're Walking Blind & Orwell Told Us So
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” - George Orwell
Without history, we wander through our present and build our future - totally blind.
As racists foam at the mouth and shriek about "critical race theory," it seems an apt time to highlight the importance not only of learning history, but in HOW we learn that history...
The Racist Imperialism Lurking in Your Body Image
A seldom considered connection is the one between genocidal imperialism and body image. But as we sift through history and into the shallow dumbshittery of eugenics, we find not only the drive to mass murder "inferior races," but to define beauty along those very same genocidal lines.
Pulling from Sven Lindqvist's work, "Exterminate All the Brutes," this foray into the nerdery follows nefarious threads to the roots of self hatred based on the creation of "inferior races."
Episode 275 - The Multitudes Within For The Multitudes Without
We exist as multitudes, holding multiple truths not only about ourselves but about the world around us. For instance, the rise in anti-Jewish violence must be condemned AND we must continue to demand an end to the oppression of Palestinians.
By embracing these multiple truths, these manifold selves, we resist the rigid monoculture paradigm of a system that demands one way of doing things, one truth, one allegiance, one mind.
Be the Plantain. Finding Place Far From Home
If you're like me - a white person with a background that criss-crosses borders from Europe to the Middle East, you may struggle with the word "home." It might feel hopeless digging into a deep past, before colonialism, to find when our people lived with the land, not just off it.
Pulling from Braiding Sweetgrass, I dig in - literally and figuratively - to the earth beneath us, far from "home," and how we can be good neighbors and family members regardless of where on earth we land.
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Highly recommended. This podcast is apart of my weekly regimen because it reinvigorates my desire to create art that kills apathy. TY, Eleanor! Keep up the great work.
Digging your takes
Glad to have found your podcast after having found you on FreeSpeech TV years back. I dig your takes and perspective. Keep it up!
You are incredible!
Thank you so much for all your hard work and for using your voice to help amplify the suppressed stories and facts of today. I am ever grateful for your efforts and always in awe of your eloquence, intelligence, whit and perspective. Keep up the good work!