85 episodes

Shit We Don’t Talk About is the podcast that takes on topics we should be talking about more often and openly. Guests and topics will be incredibly diverse, sometimes painful, sometimes joyful but all things we need to talk about candidly to keep us all informed and connected. Shit we don’t talk about is for everyone It’s time we speak up because we can’t begin to change shit if we don’t talk about it. 

Shit We Don't Talk About Mia Voss

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Shit We Don’t Talk About is the podcast that takes on topics we should be talking about more often and openly. Guests and topics will be incredibly diverse, sometimes painful, sometimes joyful but all things we need to talk about candidly to keep us all informed and connected. Shit we don’t talk about is for everyone It’s time we speak up because we can’t begin to change shit if we don’t talk about it. 

    Voices for the Voiceless: Championing the Wrongfully Imprisoned

    Voices for the Voiceless: Championing the Wrongfully Imprisoned

    Imagine sitting behind bars for a crime you didn't commit, feeling the weight of the world's indifference on your shoulders. This is the stark reality we confront alongside Osagie Okuruwa of ⁠The Innocent Convicts⁠, and ⁠Lynn Currier⁠ of Skweda Solutions, as they share their relentless pursuit of justice for the wrongfully imprisoned. We delve into the harrowing journeys of Jonas Francisque and David Yarde—two men entangled in a system reluctant to admit its errors. Their stories, marred by withheld evidence and retaliatory prison measures, are a sobering reminder of the significant work that lies ahead in the fight against wrongful convictions.

    Witness the intricate web of systemic issues contributing to these grave injustices, as our discussion broadens to uncover startling statistics and the profound impacts of racial disparities. You'll hear about the 'boys club' that shields the guilty, the power dynamics that undermine truth, and the courageous efforts to give the silenced a voice. We unravel the case of David, framed for a crime while the actual perpetrator, shielded by corrupt ties, walks free. The conversation extends to the psychological impacts of wrongful incarceration, emphasizing the dire need for legal representation and the often rocky road to reintegration.

    The final part of the episode reminds us that the pursuit of justice is as much about the heart as it is about the law. Through personal stories and heartfelt expressions, we see how cultural backgrounds shape the strategies used to combat injustice. From Lynn's vigorous advocacy to Osagie's composed, culturally rooted approach, we explore the multifaceted nature of activism and invite you to join the conversation. Your voice is crucial in the movement for a more equitable justice system, and we're here to tell you that every act of support brings us closer to that horizon.


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    • 39 min
    Ep 82 - Empathy is not a weakness

    Ep 82 - Empathy is not a weakness

    In this episode, we dive into the importance of recognizing and embracing empathy in our personal AND business lives (which are, let's face it, one and the same for the most part. Guest Loren Sanders is the author of "Empathy Is Not A Weakness: And Other Stories from The Edge"
    "What makes a great leader? Often, it's our worst leaders and toxic leadership behaviors that teach us the most about creating better leadership experiences for others. In this enlightening book, Loren Sanders reveals the seven key practices essential for gaining empathy and motivating others. Companies in which people feel seen, heard, and supported tend to be far more successful than those whose employees are disengaged and constantly under stress."More about our guest:Loren is a professional synergist who focuses on building better teams and better outcomes. Her passion is focused on leveraging knowledge and connecting people to create solutions. She is motivational, inspirational, and intuitive. Her approach consists of identifying goals and talents, isolating opportunities for growth; guiding people to realizations, and helping people create action plans for change. She is on a mission to rid the world of toxic work environments and toxic leaders.  
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    • 29 min
    Ep 81 - Siobhan Fallon Hogan

    Ep 81 - Siobhan Fallon Hogan

    YOU KNOW who she is! Tune in for this lively chat with Siobhan Fallon Hogan about her upcoming independent film, Shelter in Solitude (in AMC & Regal theaters October 6), and just life in general, including her journey as a writer & producer, the production company Emerald Caz Productions that she started with her husband Peter and their son Peter Munson Hoban in 2019.
    Siobhan's background is epic - you can't not recognize her amazing presence! She's been featured in Forrest Gump, Men In Black, Seinfeld, SNL, and Dogville; the list is extensive.
    Shelter in Solitude Trailer
    And don't get your panties in a twist about this movie coming out during the current strike actors strike - it's an independent film, no studio - no backing:
    "Now with the strike going on, our movie is an example of what people need to get back to… Get back to the project, be fair to the people working on it, and not have it so unbalanced with the people on the top getting the motherload”

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    • 48 min
    Ep 80 - Gender Fluidity, Drag Queens and Queer Youth

    Ep 80 - Gender Fluidity, Drag Queens and Queer Youth

    Episode 80 Guest is Jameson Johnson / Ophelia Peaches. Jameson is and has always been Genderfluid. As young as four years old, they were wearing princess dresses and pirate costumes interchangeably without preference. Growing up in Colorado in a low-income, single-parent household as a Domestic Violence survivor, Jameson understands what it is like to be Queer and powerless. At the age of thirteen, Jameson began performing in Drag under the persona of Ophelia Peaches. As one of the first youth Drag artists of this generation, Jameson has found media attention and activism opportunities to uplift fellow Queer youth. Using their platform, Jameson and their mother created a 501c3 named Dragutante featured on a Discovery+ series during Pride Month 2022. Jameson has performed as Ophelia Peaches on Denver's Pride main stage since 2019 and is a public speaker and emcee.

    Having received numerous community awards for their activism, Jameson continues to fearlessly use their voice both on and off stage to fight for equity, inclusion, and diversity.
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    • 42 min
    Ep 79 - Far Right Fairy Tales

    Ep 79 - Far Right Fairy Tales

    Episode 79 guest is Corbin Knight-Dixon, a sexuality educator, learning coach, and advocate. In this episode, we dive into the topic of Far Right Fairy Tales, the manufactured culture war on education, and many other things including trans rights, critical race theory, sex education, and more.
    Corbin Knight-Dixon, MS, is an educator, trainer, and advocate in Upstate New York with 15+ years of experience in sexuality education, public health, sexual violence prevention, and healing justice. Currently, Corbin is the Director of the New York State Sexual Violence Prevention Training Center with CAI - Cicatelli Associates Inc.⁠


    Show Notes: https://miavoss.live/79
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    • 54 min
    Ep 78 - Dating as a Female Founder

    Ep 78 - Dating as a Female Founder

    Hey, welcome to Episode 78 of Shit We Don't Talk About. My guest is Cindy Fossouo, CEO & Founder of Information Systems Builder a branding and marketing company for Tech Startups. In this episode, Cindy shares her journey of navigating the dating world as a young female CEO.


    More about our guest:
    Cindy Fossouo is the CEO of Information Systems Builder based in San Francisco. They help tech startups with their branding and marketing. She is also a deal partner at a venture capital which consist of her giving more than 100k of funding for startups. She earned her Bachelor and Masters at the private university Saint Mary’s College of California.  Not only is she the CEO at Information Systems Builder but before she previously founded multiple startups.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ElysiumFields96! ,

Love the descriptions!

I love how they open the episodes with a description of the guests. It helps me visualize who I’m hearing and in a way it’s like when you read a book and can see how the person is described. Love the topics that they go over and it’s just such a fun atmosphere that they exude!

Billreed72 ,

Love the show :)

One of my favorite podcasts to listen to on a road-trip. Always super interesting topics and discussions. Well done.

jshale45 ,

Great Podcast!

From Death to Dating and everything in-between, this podcast covers a wide variety of topics we don’t hear about often, and with depth and honesty, as well as good humor. Mia is an engaging host, does her homework, and provides a great conversation with her conversational partners, highlighting their expertise, guiding the discussion but never getting in the way. I always learn something!

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