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Join the mixed-race creator of the Auldton Laughing Club, where we learn that getting yelled at won't kill you and saying nothing is no longer an option. Race, history, art, fiction, and a few laughs. Host Laura Lyster-Mensh, author and rabble rouser.

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Join the mixed-race creator of the Auldton Laughing Club, where we learn that getting yelled at won't kill you and saying nothing is no longer an option. Race, history, art, fiction, and a few laughs. Host Laura Lyster-Mensh, author and rabble rouser.

    What are you going to do with your stuff

    What are you going to do with your stuff

    In which we learn about hypodescent, meet one of Laura's aunties, and consider what being Black means.
    Special guest: Dr Irma McClaurin
    Anti-racism action for the episode: donate to the Irma McClaurin Black Feminist Archive
    Links of note:
    http://irmamcclaurin.com
    http://irmamcclaurin.com/works/black-feminist-archive/
    http://irmamcclaurin.com/works/black-feminist-anthropology/
    Black Feminist Archive: Whaddaya Gonna Do With Your Stuff?: YouTube
    Zora Neale Hurston: Wikipedia
    Mules and Men: Wikipedia
    Hypodescent: Wikipedia
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    Go to Apple Podcasts to review this podcast series NEW: Audiobook available of Auldton Laughing Club book Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldton  Audiobook narrator: Allen McRae This episode's chapters from the book:
    Chapter 24: Plots Chapter 25: Here and there Chapter 26: Cables

    • 47 min
    The absence of Carl Collins

    The absence of Carl Collins

    In which we consider the absence of Carl Collins.
    Special guest: Dr. Carlie Tartakov
    Anti-racism deed of the week: Support ScholarCHIPS
    ScholarCHIPS provides college scholarships, mentoring and a peer support network to children of incarcerated parents, inspiring them to complete their college education.
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    Go to Apple Podcasts to review this podcast series NEW: Audiobook available of Auldton Laughing Club book Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldton  Audiobook narrator: Allen McRae

    • 58 min
    Becoming Fearless Girls

    Becoming Fearless Girls

    In which Laura becomes a Fearless Girl, we learn a lot about the importance of good glue, and Nadine drops by again.
    Anti-racism deed of the week: Learn about Mutual Aid
     Fearless Girls
    Map of Fearless Girls 2020 sightings Capitol Hill Corner "Guerilla Protest Sculpture" December 7, 2020 Popvillle "DC Protest Art Capitol Hill Signed Fearless Girls" More protest art from fearless girls 2020 BLM Plaza Memorial Wall/Nadine Seiler update
    Everyone Needs a Nadine Episode of Auldton Laughing Club Podcast Black Lives Matter Art BLM Plaza Signs Removed Mutual Aid:
    What exactly is Mutual Aid Wikipedia: Mutual Aid How DC mutual aid groups are braving coronavirus Emancipation Statue:
    Emancipation Monument in Washington DC Targeted by Protests What Frederick Douglass Had to Say About Monuments Want an email reminder for new episodes of this podcast? Click here.
    Go to Apple Podcasts to review this podcast series.  Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldton  Audiobook narrator: Allen McRae

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    Finding Fearless Girls

    Finding Fearless Girls

    In which Laura and Mark choose to stay in Capitol Hill for the inauguration, Laura searches for the Fearless Girls, and finds them.
    Anti-racism deed of the week: Protect the Fence at BLM Plaza
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    Map of Fearless Girls 2020 sightings
    https://capitolhillcorner.org/2020/12/07/guerilla-protest-sculpture-at-the-adams-building-library-of-congress/
    https://www.popville.com/2020/12/dc-protest-art-capitol-hill-signed-fearless-girls/
    https://capitolhillcorner.org/2020/12/27/the-week-ahead-and-more-protest-art-from-fearless-girls-2020/
    https://twitter.com/VeganSkaterDC/status/1336423207562321923
    https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/callboxart/
    https://www.popville.com/2020/12/dc-protest-art-capitol-hill-signed-fearless-girls/
    https://www.popville.com/2020/12/dc-protest-art-capitol-hill-signed-fearless-girls/
     
     

    • 26 min
    Before and after on Capitol Hill

    Before and after on Capitol Hill

    In which Mark and Laura venture to the Capitol on the morning of and the day after the failed coup.
    To contact Laura: Laura@LMWriter.com
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    • 50 min
    Angeline comes out of the closet

    Angeline comes out of the closet

    In which: Angeline comes out of a dark closet, Allison weaponizes blue words to vanquish shame, Regan identifies the analogy to describe 2020.
    Special guests: Allison, Regan, Angeline, Chaney, Sarah, Green, Woodly, Martha, Mary, Ann, Lewis, Henry, Lucy, John, and Simon
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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WWoldster ,

Another great episode!

Thank you for sharing this personal episode about your grandfather.... really brought home to me the damage incarceration and discrimination can cause whole families and neighborhoods. I loved hearing your Mom’s memories and thoughts in her own voice. So grateful!

Scott Christian Marshall ,

Auldton Laughing Club

First, I think I mistakenly tapped a one-star, then a 2- star, etc. on my way up to where I intended to tap a 5-star review. Please fix if possible.
I find this intelligent and humorous podcast just the lifeline I now need as I am doomscrolling and drowning in the particular media pool I am swimming in. (I know Linda would clean up this sentence.)
I have been counting on my dog to provide the necessary laughs to get through my Covid day. Now I have added this podcast for a sure laugh out loud.
Finally the podcast connects me with a perspective that feels supportive and inspiring

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