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Hosted by award-winning Disc Jockey Grendel and world-renowned speaker and musician Greg Bennick, PRP is a podcast at the intersection of politics, pop culture, and punk.
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Hosted by award-winning Disc Jockey Grendel and world-renowned speaker and musician Greg Bennick, PRP is a podcast at the intersection of politics, pop culture, and punk.
www.punkrockpariah.com

    Episode 120 - 2020 Presidential Election Preview

    Episode 120 - 2020 Presidential Election Preview

    On Episode 120 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel sits down with PRP Political Contributor Paul West to talk about the upcoming Presidential vote, widespread voter suppression, stolen elections, the potential for violence, and so much more.

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    Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter

    BLACK LIVES MATTER. PERIOD.

    This is an unparalleled time in modern history where the masses are standing up against the systemic racism and white supremacy upon which our country has been built.

    The question we must all ask ourselves is whether we are part of the solution or part of the problem. We must be consistently listening, learning, educating ourselves, and acting upon what we have learned. In her book Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, Beverly Daniel Tatum says, "[A] genuine commitment to interrupting racism is a long-term commitment...We all need community to give us energy, to strengthen our voices, and to offer constructive criticism when we stray off course." So we call upon all of our listeners to be that energy. 

    The best way to work towards being that energy is to start by educating ourselves. Even the most learned among us must be constantly evolving, which is part of the "lifelong commitment" that Beverly Daniel Tatum mentions above. In light of this, we wanted to share some of our favorite resources we have come across:

    1) Black Lives Matter Resources are available HERE; 

    2) The Black Lives Matter At Schools 2020 Teaching Curriculum Resource guide for teaching K-12 is available HERE; and

    3) The Social Justice Film Festival has put together a list of films, books, and resources that you can access HERE.

    We also wish to share a few book recommendations of our own. Below this message are six of our favorites for learning about being anti-racist and/or a better understanding about the conditions against which the Black Lives Matters Movement is currently fighting. Please try to seek out a black-owned bookstore to purchase them. We recommend L.E.M.S., located right here in Seattle, or take a look at this list put together by the African American Literature Book Club.

    In the words of Ibram X. Kendi, from his book How to Be an Antiracist, "One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist. There is no in-between safe space of “not racist.” The claim of “not racist” neutrality is a mask for racism."


    Freedom is a Constant Struggle
    by Angela Y. Davis "In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist & scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.

    Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today's struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyzes today's struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine."
    How To Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi "In his memoir, Kendi weaves together an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science--including the story of his own awakening to antiracism--bringing it all together in a cogent, accessible form. He begins by helping us rethink our most deeply held, if implicit, beliefs and our most intimate personal relationships (including beliefs about race and IQ and interracial social relations) and reexamines the policies and larger social arrangements we support. 
    How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society."
    So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo "In So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subjects ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to “model minorities” in an attempt to make the seemingly impossib

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    Episode 117 - Punk Rock Pariah Presents Break Down the Walls No.3 - Amelia Noor-Oshiro, MPH

    Episode 117 - Punk Rock Pariah Presents Break Down the Walls No.3 - Amelia Noor-Oshiro, MPH

    On Episode 117 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg present the third episode of "Break Down the Walls."

    "Break Down the Walls" is a five episode podcast mini-series about suicide prevention, focused on how we can best support loved ones and friends in need.

    On Episode #3 we speak with Amelia Noor-Oshiro, MPH, a PhD Student in Social & Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Health, Behavior & Society at Johns Hopkins University.

    The three talk about structural oppression and its role in suicidal ideation, personal responses to mental health and suicide, the struggles of people of color - specifically Muslim people - and other marginalized communities, and social justice.

    Learn more about Amelia and her work at her website, https://www.amelianooroshiro.com/

    And check out her YouTube channel, The Muslim Suicide Researcher here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOH7r4Yg_egTF15GnDtfJBA

    Content Warning: Suicide and Death

    Additional resources for listeners...
    USA:
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Europe:
    International Association for Suicide Prevention

    Australia:
    Roses in the Ocean

    Black Dog Institute

    The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other agency, organization, employer or company. Assumptions made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the speaker(s). Because we are critically-thinking human beings, these views are subject to change, revision, and rethinking at any time. 

    • 45 min
    Episode 116 - Punk Rock Pariah Presents Break Down the Walls No.2 - Corbin J. Standley

    Episode 116 - Punk Rock Pariah Presents Break Down the Walls No.2 - Corbin J. Standley

    On Episode 115 of Punk Rock Pariah, Grendel and Greg present the second episode of the new mini-series they are making called "Break Down the Walls."

    "Break Down the Walls" is a five episode podcast mini-series about suicide prevention, focused on how we can best support loved ones and friends in need.  

    On Episode #2 we speak with Corbin J. Standley, a Ph.D. student and University Distinguished Fellow in the Ecological-Community Psychology program at Michigan State University, who serves on Michigan's State Suicide Prevention Commission and as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

    The three talk about intersectionality in suicide research, the impact that coronavirus has had upon mental health, ways to impact public policy surrounding suicide prevention, and so much more.

    Learn more about Corbin and his work at his website, http://www.corbinjstandley.com/.

    Content Warning: Suicide and Death

    Additional resources for listeners...
    Australia:
    Roses in the Ocean

    Black Dog Institute

    Europe:
    International Association for Suicide Prevention

    USA:
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
     
    The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other agency, organization, employer or company. Assumptions made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the speaker(s). Because we are critically-thinking human beings, these views are subject to change, revision, and rethinking at any time. 

    • 43 min
    Episode 115 - Punk Rock Pariah Presents Break Down the Walls No.1 - Jessica Foard

    Episode 115 - Punk Rock Pariah Presents Break Down the Walls No.1 - Jessica Foard

    On Episode 115 of Punk Rock Pariah, we introduce a new series we are making called "Break Down the Walls."

    "Break Down the Walls" is a five episode podcast mini-series about suicide prevention, focused on how we can best support loved ones and friends in need.  

    On Episode #1 we speak with Jessica Foard, Volunteer and former Co-chair of Advocacy for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Utah Chapter about her heartfelt personal experiences and perspectives.

    Content Warning: Suicide and Death
    Additional resources for listeners...
    Australia:
    Roses in the Ocean

    Black Dog Institute

    Europe:
    International Association for Suicide Prevention

    USA:
    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
     
     
    The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other agency, organization, employer or company. Assumptions made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any entity other than the speaker(s). Because we are critically-thinking human beings, these views are subject to change, revision, and rethinking at any time. 

    • 41 min
    Episode 114 - Johnny Crowder of Cope Notes

    Episode 114 - Johnny Crowder of Cope Notes

    On Episode 114 of Punk Rock Pariah, Greg and Grendel sit down with Johnny Crowder, founder of Cope Notes and the band Prison. The three talk about Johnny's music history, starting Cope Notes (a company that provides daily text messages that combine peer support and positive psychology to help improve mental and emotional health), life during Coronavirus, and so much more. Tune in now!

    TW: Suicide and mental health
     

    • 40 min

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