8 episodes

It's 2020. Are you finding yourself yelling a lot? Do you want to do the right thing but afraid of getting yelled at?

Join an old mulatto who feels your pain, and has the antidote: the Auldton Laughing Club, where we learn that getting yelled at won't kill you and saying nothing is no longer an option.

Auldton Laughing Club Laura Lyster-Mensh

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

It's 2020. Are you finding yourself yelling a lot? Do you want to do the right thing but afraid of getting yelled at?

Join an old mulatto who feels your pain, and has the antidote: the Auldton Laughing Club, where we learn that getting yelled at won't kill you and saying nothing is no longer an option.

    For the culture

    For the culture

    In which Laura's mom finds the perfect podcast theme song, you meet Liana, and Laura keeps the otter.
    Special guest: Liana Mensh, and Mark Mensh. Thanks to Harris, and Sabine the river otter.
    Anti-racism action of the episode: donate to the Elegba Folklore Society in Richmond
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    Great podcast apps: Picking the Best Podcast App (and a Guide to the Rest)
    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
    Links of note:
    Negro Laughing Song - George W. Johnson - 1901 Columbia Record take 12
    “The Laughing Song”—George Washington Johnson (c. 1896)
    George Washington Johnson grave site and bio
    Wikipedia page for the Richmond R. E. Lee monument with before and after images
    The 25 Most Influential Works of Protest Art
     

    • 23 min
    Mosby's Obelisk

    Mosby's Obelisk

    In which Batman praises Mosby, we listen to the Black descendants of the Confederacy, and Laura casts the first stone.
    You're not racist: so be an anti-racist. This week we're recommending donations to the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County.
    Special thanks to: Karen Hughes White, Afro-American Association of Fauquier County, Barbara Amster, Scott Christian, Mackenzie Miller, and the marvelous people of Fauquier County who come out every Saturday for the Black Lives Matter vigil.
    Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com
    Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldton 
    Audiobook narrator: Allen McRae
     
    Links of note:
    1918 image of Mosby Monument, Warrenton, Virginia
    Batman and The Gray Ghost work together
    Gangsta's Paradise (feat. L.V.) - YouTube
    Fandom for Simon Trent
    Mosby's Rangers TV Show on IMDB 1957-1958
    At a time of racial reckoning, the Gray Ghost becomes grayer, Fauquier Times September 16, 2020
    Funeral Drums
    John Singleton Mosby (December 6, 1833 – May 30, 1916)
    John Singleton Mosby Historical Marker at HMDB.org
    The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby
    Genetic variation among African Americans
    Genetic study clarifies African and African-American ancestry
    DNA: Transforming African American Genealogy
    Black Demographics

    • 37 min
    Hurt people hurt people

    Hurt people hurt people

    In which Laura tries to be her best self, resists hate, and forgives Enos.
    Anti-racism action of the episode: Sign the Statement Against Racism by the Virginia Interfaith Center For Public Policy.  https://www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org  
    Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com
    Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldton 
    Audiobook narrator: Allen McRae
    Links of note:
    Trump taken to hospital (Fox News)
    Pirro to Obama: 'Your Lies, Your Policies and Your Divisiveness' Are Why Trump Is President
    BoJack Horseman Thoughts & Prayers - YouTube
    grandson - Thoughts and Prayers (Official Audio) - YouTube
    Lil Wayne- Gangstas Dont Die - YouTube
    Stay Alive - YouTube
    Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive (Official Video) - YouTube
    Soft Piano Music - Royalty Free - Summit

    • 21 min
    I'm not afraid of you

    I'm not afraid of you

    In which Laura gets a special kind of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome from bleeping bad words, learns about empathy from her son, and breaks the 4th wall with the Auldton narrator.
    Anti-racism action of the episode: http://leapaction.org/
    LEAP is the Law Enforcement Accountability Project
    Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com
    Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldton 
    Audiobook narrator: Allen McRae
    Links of note:
    Bernie Mac - I Ain't Scared Of You Mutha****! Def Comedy Jam
    The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell
    Daniel Lyster-Mensh YouTube & Insta
    Tim Miller’s Read the Room podcast Follow Tim Miller on IG at: @thetimdmiller Russ Green on IG at:  @russ_jokes
    SNL Richard Pryor and Chevy Chase Job Interview
    Jeopardized Bodies: Representations of Race, Gender, and Mortality in the Notorious R.B.G.
    The n-word through history 
    Bill Maher Apologizes for Using N-Word
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=n****r
    The N-word and Richard Pryor
    Charles Hamilton - The N Word
    Charles Hamilton – The N Word Lyrics | Genius Lyrics
    Rock N Roll Trigger
    Black Preachers documentary (YouTube)
    Black Preachers documentary (OCLC)
    George Carlin - 7 Words You Can't Say On TV

    • 40 min
    Restlessness behind the mask

    Restlessness behind the mask

    In which Laura counts signs, bleeps a bad word, and takes off her mask.
    Special thanks to: Dr. Carlie Tartakov, Mark Mensh
    Anti-racism action of the episode: get a Black Lives Matter sign, mask, etc.
    Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com
    Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldton 
    Audiobook narrator: Allen McRae
     
    Links of interest:
    Etsy BLM sign creators
    Letter in Fauquier Times: The phrase ‘all lives matter’ has become diluted
    Hate Has No Home Here project
    Culpeper County Sheriff's Office
    Culpeper sheriff posts apparent fake news about BLM violence in Roanoke

    • 19 min
    Shadrack and the fire

    Shadrack and the fire

    In which Laura sees a ghost, learns a song, watches a statue fall, and Auldton feels change coming.

    Special thanks to: Dr. Ellsworth Weaver, Mara Seaforest, Barbara Amster, Morgan Geddes, Whitney Petrilli, Andrea Martens.
    Anti-racism action of the episode: donate to the NAACP Fauquier County: https://www.naacpfauquiercounty.org/donate
    Contact Laura at: Laura@LMWriter.com
    Linktr.ee at: https://linktr.ee/auldton 
    Links of interest:
    Saturday Vigils In Courthouse Square Will Continue Into The Fall
    Wikipedia: Death of Shedrick Thompson
    Letter from a Birmingham Jail
    Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego by Robert MacGimsey
    Albemarle Calendar: At Ready Removal
    Author corrects the lynching record
    Confederate statue taken down in Charlottesville near the site of violent 2017 rally
    Live feed of At Ready removal
    The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia, by Jim Hall
    Removal of Confederate monuments and memorials
    Auldton Laughing Club narrator, Allen McRae

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

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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