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Discussing Immigration with Erika Andiola of RAICES Texas - Jan. 28, 2019
Southside by Lee Rosevere (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_for_Podcasts_4/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_4_-_09_Southside) - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License
The spectacular year in horror, TV, and more - The Upstream Podcast
The Upstream podcast (http://www.dailydot.com/tags/upstream-podcast/) is back, baby. And we're ready to try to remember our favorite movies, TV shows, and memes of 2018, a year that felt very long indeed. Like Toni Collette in Hereditary, sometimes we just had to scream-face it out.
Speaking of Hereditary, our esteemed panel will discuss that remarkable and consuming film, which had a lot of us reading the Wikipedia entry before heading to the theater. It was a great year for horror, despite baffling arguments to the contrary: We also discuss The Haunting of Hill House, Suspiria, Annihilation (https://www.dailydot.com/upstream/podcast-annihilation-oscars/), and The Terror.
We didn't have enough time to get to all the TV shows we liked this year, but we do discuss two extremes: The Good Place and Killing Eve. Plus, we look back on the meme-ing of Phantom Thread and a year bookended by Black Panther and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/spider-man-into-spider-verse-review/).
'Late Night Tales' and 'Credit Roll' by Lee Roseverehttp://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/
2018 College Football Bowl Picks from the Daily Dot staff
'RetroFuture Nasty' by Kevin MacLeod - incompetech.com (https://www.incompetech.com)
'Last Call' by Lee Rosevere (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_For_Podcasts_2/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_for_Podcasts_2_-_16_Last_Call)
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Christine Bolaños on domestic violence and immigration
We like to have fun on We're All Gonna Die, but this week we talk about a more serious topic—the human element of the immigration (https://www.dailydot.com/tags/immigration/) debate in the country.
On today's pod, the crew talks with Christine Bolaños about her story regarding Melvin Griselda Cruz-Lopez, a mother trying to see her daughter again while being held in an immigrant detention center in Texas.
The story, which you can check out here (https://www.dailydot.com/irl/domestic-abuse-asylum/), is gripping and heart-breaking as it details the struggle Griselda has faced in trying to see her daughter, Samantha, and her case for asylum.
Bolaños tells the team about the process of writing the story, tackling such sensitive matters, and more.
Closing music: "Curiosity" by Lee Rosevere (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/Music_For_Podcasts/Lee_Rosevere_-_Music_For_Podcasts_-_03_Curiousity)
'How To Be Alone' with Lane Moore - We're All Gonna Die
'Jazzy Frenchy' by BenSound.com (https://bensound.com)
'Whose Life Did I Rob?' by Easy Cap (https://easycap.bandcamp.com/track/whose-life-did-i-rob-3)
EPIC privacy and the voice of Don Jr. - We're All Gonna Die - Oct. 28, 2018
You probably already know that Brett Kavanaugh (https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/brett-kavanaugh-men/) was credibly accused of sexual assault during his confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court. But did you also know that he’s decided multiple court cases in favor of government surveillance (https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/kavanaugh-documents-slated-release-epic/) and communicated repeatedly with John Yoo, the so-called “architect of warrantless wiretapping?"
Alan Butler, senior counsel at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (https://epic.org/), joins the gang to unpack it all for you. Plus, we have Gabe Gundacker (https://twitter.com/gabegundacker?lang=en), the voice of Donald Trump, Jr. and Stephen Miller on Showtime’s Our Cartoon President!