15 episodes

Welcome to Down The Rabbit Hole. This is a space where with the help of my friends I get to explore topics that are too big to understand alone.
Knowledge is everywhere, you only need to be open enough to receive it.

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Welcome to Down The Rabbit Hole. This is a space where with the help of my friends I get to explore topics that are too big to understand alone.
Knowledge is everywhere, you only need to be open enough to receive it.

    Decolonising Science

    Decolonising Science

    GUEST BONUS!

    This episode, hosted by Matilda Odera, is part of a project for a "Decolozining Science" class taught at a graduate level at NC State University by Dr Madhusudan Katti. She is joined by Sanya Noel, a Mechatronic Engineer, based in Kenya.

    The premise of it is speaking to professionals working in various scientific fields about their backgrounds, how they developed an interest in science, their understanding of decolonization and how they apply it to the work they do. 

    There is a deliberate effort to erase people of color when we speak of the origins of science. There is also a documented imbalance when we look at who is used to procure science vs who benefits most from the product (as a reference look at the origins of gynecology and who dies most today from birth complications that could be preventable). What this interview and a class like Dr Katti's seeks to do is bring awareness to the process of science while highlighting Black and Brown people involved to curb the alienation from the field thrown at them and to point to the discrimination that exists when the products of science are out there.

    Sanya's input is unique because it highlights decolonization in an African and engineering context and tells of the legacy of colonization in industries we buy from today. 

    Matilda has never done a podcast before and has been accused of giggling at inopportune moments - both of which you will be treated to in the course of this podcast - and she asked that you bear with her.  She hopes the ideas presented here create a larger conversation about how we are working as a people to create systems that serve us and everyone in the society we live in.


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    • 31 min
    Trust The Process

    Trust The Process

    What does trusting the process mean? In this episode, I attempted to share my version. Let me know what yours is.



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    • 9 min
    The Father's Day Episode

    The Father's Day Episode

    "Growing up, the idea of masculinity and manhood seems to be predefined. For a lot of men, as they try to fit in, it can be a hit-or-miss type of situation as they try to make meaning out of it."
    In this episode, we get to explore all of this hosted by Kelvin Kaesa and our guest - Mbugua. Enjoy!
    Resources

    Fatherhood And DADing Different - https://youtu.be/F7HnVXryL4A


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    • 47 min
    The Mother's Day Episode

    The Mother's Day Episode

    Do you remember the day you realised that your mother is not called MUM? That she actually has her own name? 

    When we are kids we naturally place our parents on a pedestal. It’s not until you grow up that you recognize that they are as human as you are with their own individuality separate from yours.

    Our episode today is in celebration of mothers and motherhood, I am joined by Jacinta Wanjiru, a mum and a daughter, to talk about parenthood.

    Resources


    An Overview of Kenyan Generations
    Why The Millennial v. Gen Z War Should End


    This episode was produced by pres.sed media. pres.sed is a platform that champions and celebrates artists, creators and storytellers of our continent. They are a multimedia storytelling platform curated by creators, art enthusiasts and above all champions of the stories of Africa.



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    • 52 min
    Digital Rights and why you should care about them

    Digital Rights and why you should care about them

    What rights do we have as digital beings?

    The digital era has expanded the way we conduct our lives. We now exist as digital beings communicating and interacting with other digital beings. As we increasingly conduct our lives online – shopping, socializing and sharing information – our digital rights are becoming more important.

    To help me take this conversation further, I am joined by Margaret Wanjiru to discuss what our digital rights are and what they are and why we should care.

    Resources


    What are your digital rights?
    Profile Pic Meme - #DollyPartonChallenge
    What is Cambridge Analytica? Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal
    Can you have both security and privacy in the internet age?
    Platform Governance of Political Speech
    About CIPESA

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    • 31 min
    Bonus Episode: Bullying And Its Effects

    Bonus Episode: Bullying And Its Effects

    While recording the last episode, we were joined by Denise Wanjiku, to talk about how to identify trauma caused by bullying and what can be done to stop it. Listen to what we had to say.

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    Resources:


    List of Therapists and Wellness Apps - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CnH8DD4WO5VdEZqUgBq80ncPbRlfbhT_GxY4gNI0RRw/edit?usp=sharing



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    • 16 min