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A new season coming in late 2021.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 40 Ratings

A new season coming in late 2021.

    Presenting: Stereotypes - Straight Talk from Queer Voices

    Presenting: Stereotypes - Straight Talk from Queer Voices

    Unpacked will return! In the meantime check out episode one of Christopher Beale's new podcast Stereotypes - Straight Talk from Queer Voices. Listen and subscribe!
    Everyone’s coming out is different. Some folks can’t come out, and for many — when we finally do — we discover that there are more questions on the other side.
    Meet Rae, a gender non-binary person who has learned to treat coming out as a process the length of a lifetime. Plus, Chris shares how he got caught in the act and forced out of the closet in high school.
    You can contact Christopher Beale on Twitter, and connect with the show at StereotypesPodcast.org.

    • 26 min
    San Francisco’s LGBTQIA Community Marches To Stop Asian Hate

    San Francisco’s LGBTQIA Community Marches To Stop Asian Hate


    Last weekend - San Francisco’s LGBTQIA community gathered to mourn with the Asian community, to speak and - in San Francisco’s long tradition of activism...to march.
    "Enough is Enough!" - Michael Nguyen (GAPA)
    To see photos from the event, and read the written version in Outword Magazine, click here.
    To read the print version in 3 minutes on Medium, click here.
    To support my work with a monthly gift, and pick up cool bonuses from this and our sister podcast Theme Park Pulse: The Game, click here!
    Asian Pacific Fund
    San Francisco LGBTQ Community Center
    Sacramento Asian Resources
    Sacramento LGBTQ Community Center

    • 7 min
    Returning to work after COVID-19

    Returning to work after COVID-19


    If there is one piece of good news about the COVID-19 Pandemic its that more people recover from COVID-19 than die from it. In the state of California, so far, 40,000 people have died from COVID-19. But that’s out of more than 3 million diagnosed cases. Those people who recover, and quarantine...eventually return to work.

    That got me thinking - what kind of reception are they receiving in the workplace? The DeLeons have both experienced COVID-19 and both returned to work. That is where the similarities end.
    Special thanks to Angel & Ray DeLeon from Palmdale, CA for their story. Check out Angel's crafts here.
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    • 10 min
    The Complicated World of Coffee

    The Complicated World of Coffee


    How does coffee go from the field - to your cup? Is coffee addictive, and how can YOU positively impact the people who grow it? What's the difference between 'local' coffee and Starbucks?

    On this episode, Josh Taylor on how to navigate the complicated world of coffee.
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    • 15 min
    Glass Fire: Napa 'Refugees' Wait For Answers

    Glass Fire: Napa 'Refugees' Wait For Answers


    The Glass Fire - which as of writing this has burned more than 60,000 acres near California’s wine country - is displacing entire communities. Whole families forced out of their homes with no idea when they’ll be able to return - or if they’ll have a home to return to. This is the story of one such family waiting for answers.
    Napa Valley Register
    Cal Fire
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    Theme Park Pulse: The Game

    • 12 min
    Big Fish Stories

    Big Fish Stories

    From Lake Berryessa in California to Big Fish Lake in Minnesota - two big fish stories, 3 acts, 30 minutes.
    Click here for a written transcript of the episode.
    Act 1 - The First Attempt  
    An educational but completely empty-handed fishing trip to Lake Berryessa.
    "I think I'd like to lose a finger." - Tom
    Act 2 - Grandpa Hal   
    Mark recounts the final fishing trip he shared with his beloved grandfather.

    "80 Fish!" - Mark
    Act 3 - Best Day Ever
    A bolt of electricity! Tom and I finally catch a kokanee!
    "My legs are a little wobbly." - Chris
    Connect with Christopher on Twitter at @RealChrisJBeale, and support his work on Patreon with a monthly gift.
    It's like that popular NPR quiz show...except, for theme park fans! Check out Theme Park Pulse: The Game - every other week.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

obitron268 ,

One of my favorite podcasts!!

This podcast is great! It’s made me laugh and cry. But not matter what- always interested in the stories being told. Amazing production as well.

fuufuflcu ,

Keeping dreaming and wishing...

I had the pleasure of meeting Bret recently on a Disney Cruise. I so wanted to sit down and talk with him, but I’m always respectful and stand back to give people space. This podcast allowed me to feel like I got that chance. Thank you. And the end of Part 3 totally wrecked me, gave me goosebumps, and made me cry. I too am that kid and so is my son. It’s a big part of why I love Disney so much.

thehappiestphotography ,

I am very impressed!

Very well done and so emotional. I absolutely loved this.

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