13 episodes

Comedian and podcaster, Rosie Tran, social media marketing expert and best selling author, BJ Mendelson, discuss the most important issues of the Century, providing answers to questions in an increasingly confusing and ever changing world. With their forward thinking ideas and fact based solutions, Rosie and BJ save the World. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rosie-bj-save-the-world/support

Rosie & BJ Save The World Rosie Tran

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Comedian and podcaster, Rosie Tran, social media marketing expert and best selling author, BJ Mendelson, discuss the most important issues of the Century, providing answers to questions in an increasingly confusing and ever changing world. With their forward thinking ideas and fact based solutions, Rosie and BJ save the World. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rosie-bj-save-the-world/support

    Episode 12 - What is the deal with Open Borders

    Episode 12 - What is the deal with Open Borders

    The Mexico-U.S. border is the most frequently crossed border in the world and the site of much tension and conflict. Rosie and BJ discuss open borders and if they could be a solution to the U.S.'s immigration policies.

    The two co-hosts focus on the Mexico-U.S. border. As BJ points out, "If you're anywhere along the northern border, you can cross over, and half the time, no one's going to notice."

    Resources for Saving the World
    📚 "Utopia for Realists: How We Can Build the Ideal World," by Rutger Bregman.

    📑 "The Climate Crisis, Migration, and Refugees," reported by John Podesta for the Brookings Institution.

    📑 "Chinese Exclusion Act," Wikipedia article on the 1882 federal law that barred Chinese workers from entering the U.S.

    📑 "Bacon's Rebellion," Wikipedia article on a 1676 uprising of indentured white servants and enslaved Africans against the ruling class.

    📑 "Stanford's History of Eugenics," an article by Claire Wang for The Stanford Daily.

    📺 You Are on Indian Land, a documentary about the Akwesasne border crossing dispute in 1969.

    📑 "'George Zimmerman on steroids:' How armed 'militias' roam the border in legal grey areas," reported by Alex Horton for The Washington Post.

    📑 "Toba catastrophe theory," Wikipedia article discussing the volcanic explosion that almost wiped out humanity 75,000 years ago.

    ⭐ Out of The Box, Rosie's other podcast.

    ⭐ Dirty Change, a sex education podcast by Rosie and co-host Tommy Pistol.

    ⭐ Follow BJ on Instagram and Twitter.

    ⭐ BJ Mendelson Newsletter, Check out BJ's newsletter

    ⭐ Follow Rosie on Instagram and Twitter.

    Support and Subscribe to Rosie & BJ Save the World on Anchor, or wherever you get your podcasts.


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    Episode 11 - Sex Work

    Episode 11 - Sex Work

    In this episode, Rosie and BJ discuss the legalization of sex work and the taboo of sex in American culture. The two co-hosts critique the U.S.'s
    religious conservatives alongside its Puritanical roots for stigmatizing sex work.

    Resources for Saving the World
    ⭐ "Dirty Change," a sex education podcast by Rosie and co-host Tommy Pistol.

    📑 "Sex doll brothels are now a thing. What will happen to real-life sex workers?" an article for Vox by E.J. Dickson.

    ⭐ Tera Patrick, Wikipedia entry about the former EMT, model  and pornographer.

    📚 "On Writer: A Memoir of the Craft," by Stephen King.

    📑 "'Queer Lives Are At Stake': New York Could Be the First State to Decriminalize Sex Work," an article for The Indypendent by Rebecca Chowdhury.

    📑 "Would child sex robots stop pedophilia — or promote it?" an article for NBC News by David Cox.

    📺 Nordic Approach on Prostitution, a YouTube video by the Scandinavian Human Rights Lawyers.

    📑 "Sex Trafficking and China’s One Child Policy," an article for The Diplomat by Madeline Fetterly.

    📑 "The scandal of the missing children abducted from India's railway stations," an article for The Guardian by Mark Townsend.

    📑 "Dozens of Indian schoolgirls attacked for confronting sexual harassers," an article for ABC News by Siobhan Heanue.

    ⭐ Out of The Box, Rosie's other podcast.

    ⭐ Support BJ Mendelson on Patreon. You can also follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

    ⭐ BJ Mendelson Newsletter, Check out BJ's newsletter

    ⭐ Follow Rosie on Twitter and Instagram.


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    • 55 min
    Episode 10 - Humane End of Life - Euthanasia

    Episode 10 - Humane End of Life - Euthanasia

    In this episode of Rosie & BJ Save the World, the two co-hosts discuss the controversial topic of self-euthanization.

    After doing research into self-euthanization, also known as "death with dignity," Rosie found that the healthcare lobby has a financial incentive to keep people alive — insurance money.

    Rosie explains, "They make more money from the ICU — from people living as vegetables and hooked up to machines. The longer you're in the hospital, and the longer you suffer, the more money the healthcare devils make!"

    Resources for Saving the World
    📺 Kevorkian, a 2010 documentary.

    ⭐ Terri Schiavo case, Wikipedia article.

    📚 "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing," by Bronnie Ware.

    📺 Fry Meets Bender in a Suicide Booth, a clip from Futurama.

    📚 "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants," by Malcolm Gladwell.

    📑 "Inside the Dignitas House," a Guardian article by Amelia Gentleman.

    📚 "The Future of Humanity: Our Destiny in the Universe," by Michio Kaku.

    📚 "Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery," by Scott Kelly.

    📺 Self/less, a movie about a dying real estate mogul.

    📺 Westworld, TV series.

    ⭐ Out of The Box, Rosie's other podcast.

    ⭐ "Dirty Change," a sex-education podcast by Rosie and co-host Tommy Pistol.

    ⭐ Support BJ Mendelson on Patreon.

    ⭐ BJ Mendelson Newsletter, Check out BJ's newsletter

    ⭐ Follow Rosie on Twitter and Instagram.

    Support and Subscribe to Rosie & BJ Save the World on Anchor, or wherever you get your podcasts.


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    • 56 min
    Episode 9 - Who needs the environment?

    Episode 9 - Who needs the environment?

    The climate crisis can feel irreparable. Rosie and BJ's solution to climate change? Fly off and find another planet, this one's doomed. Just kidding — kind of. The two co-hosts believe we can still make this world habitable without having to blast-off.

    Resources for Saving the World
    📚 "The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming," by David Wallace-Wells.

    📚 "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore," by Elizabeth Rush.

    📚 "The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World," by Jeff Goodell.

    📚 “The Earth After Us: What Legacy Will Humans Leave in the Rocks?” by Jan Zalasiewicz.

    📺 Bill Gates Wants to Reinvent the Toilet | The Daily Show: comedian Ronny Chieng interviews Bill Gates and his challenge to reinvent toilets.

    📚 "A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George," by Kelly Carlin.

    📚 "The Selfish Gene," by Richard Dawkins.

    📑 "TIME Person of the Year 2019: Greta Thunberg," a TIME magazine profile by Charlotte Alter, Suyin Haynes, and Justin Worland.

    📚 "The Future of Humanity: Our Destiny in the Universe," by Michio Kaku

    📚 "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow," by Yuval Noah Harari.

    ⭐ Tamera, an eco-commune in Portugal.

    ⭐ Out of The Box, Rosie's other podcast.

    ⭐ "Dirty Change," a sex-education podcast by Rosie and co-host Tommy Pistol.

    ⭐ BJ Mendelson Newsletter, Check out BJ's newsletter

    ⭐ Support BJ Mendelson on Patreon.

    ⭐ Follow Rosie on Twitter and Instagram.


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    Episode 8 - Work what is it good for?

    Episode 8 - Work what is it good for?

    If you've ever goofed off at work, or walked through your office and witnessed co-workers browsing YouTube, you're not alone. In this episode, Rosie Tran and BJ Mendelson get to the heart of the matter: the bullshitization of work.  

    Deeply influenced by David Graeber's book "B******t Jobs: A Theory," the two co-hosts discuss the arbitrary eight-hour work day and outdated notions of "hard work" passed down from the Baby Boomers. They suggest that jobs have taken the place of religion as the foundation for forming identity and self-worth. 

    Resources for Saving the World
    📚 "B******t Jobs: A Theory," by David Graeber.

    📑 "What Separates the Rich from the Poor? (And How the Rich Invest Their Time Instead)" by Robert Kiyosaki.

    📚 David Graeber.

    📚 "Dying for a Paycheck," by Jeffrey Pfeffer.

    📚 "Temp: The Real Story of What Happened to Your Salary, Benefits, and Job Security" by Louis Hyman.

    📚 "The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth" by Michio Kaku.

    ⭐ Support BJ Mendelson on Patreon.

    ⭐ BJ Mendelson Newsletter, Check out BJ's newsletter

    ⭐ Out of The Box, Rosie's other podcast.

    ⭐ Follow Rosie on Twitter and on Instagram.

    Support and Subscribe to Rosie & BJ Save the World on Anchor, or wherever you get your podcasts.


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    Episode 7 - The prison system. What to do with bad people.

    Episode 7 - The prison system. What to do with bad people.

    Crime is declining in the US, but the prison population is increasing. Co-hosts Rosie Tran and BJ Mendelson agree the for-profit prison system is out of control. In this episode, they critique our current prison system and offer solutions to fix it.

    Resources for Saving the World

    📚 "Inventing Human Rights: A History" by Lynn Hunt.

    📚 "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander.

    📑 "Facebook Fined $5B? Big Deal ... Last Quarter's Revenue Was 3X More" article in Forbes by John Koetsier.

    📻  JoAnn Buttaro - Public Speaker/Women's Advocate/Date Rape Survivor episode 38 of Rosie Tran's other podcast Out of the Box.

    📑 "Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein: what you need to know," an article in the Guardian by Lucy Osborne.

    📑 "The Sackler family withdrew more than $10 billion from Purdue Pharma during the country's opioid crisis," an article for CNN by Madeline Holcombe and Rob Frehse.

    ⭐ Out of The Box, Rosie's other podcast

    ⭐ "Dirty Change," a sex-education podcast by Rosie and co-host Tommy Pistol.

    ⭐ BJ Mendelson Newsletter, Check out BJ's newsletter

    ⭐ Support BJ Mendelson on Patreon.

    ⭐ Follow Rosie on Twitter and Instagram.

    Support and Subscribe to Rosie & BJ Save the World on Anchor, or wherever you get your podcasts.


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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

ComedyFan_1 ,

Awesome!

Love the discussions, can’t wait for the other episodes.

Podcast_jamie ,

Great idea for a podcast

Love the topics you discuss. Keep up the great work. Can't wait for more episodes.

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