195 episodes

Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 1.1K Ratings

Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.

    E194. Louise Perry Thinks The Sexual Revolution Was Bad For Women

    E194. Louise Perry Thinks The Sexual Revolution Was Bad For Women

    Louise Perry, author of The Case Against the Sexual Revolution, sits down with Bridget to talk about the repercussions of the sexual revolution and why the claim that sex doesn't have a special status does not serve anyone's interests, particularly women's. They discuss how the people who are winning from this kind of culture are men who can get laid consequence free, sexual trauma and using hypersexuality as a weapon, sexual disenchantment, the idea that sex must be taken seriously, and why Mother Nature is the biggest misogynist out there. They also cover the expectation of women to work, what Louise's idea of feminism looks like, how the increasingly aggressive nature of sexual norms are being normalized due to porn, Playboy, Kim Kardashian, having kids, division of labor between the sexes, and how the world that liberal feminists have constructed is a fragile one that's built on technology.

    E193. Francis Foster & Konstantin Kisin Believe Authenticity Is The Currency of the Internet

    E193. Francis Foster & Konstantin Kisin Believe Authenticity Is The Currency of the Internet

    Francis Foster and Konstantin Kisin of the Triggernometry Podcast stop in for a wide ranging and hilarious conversation with Bridget about their tour of America. They discuss why the doomsday narrative is very appealing to people, the risk they face as content creators of caving to audience capture, the importance of having integrity and not just doing what is easy, and the vanishing ability to have arguments with other people and still remain friends. They also cover the reality of America's gun culture, the arrogance of thinking you're on the right side of history, how comedy has gotten boring because of the threat of being cancelled - particularly in the UK, the inadvertent racism that comes from trying very hard not to be offensive to anyone, and how the moment you're not brave in this life is the moment you let yourself down.

    E192. Colin Wright Is Dying On The Stupidest Hill In The World

    E192. Colin Wright Is Dying On The Stupidest Hill In The World

    Colin Wright is an evolutionary biologist and Founding Editor of Reality's Last Stand, a publication and newsletter exploring the biology of sex and gender ideology. In grad school he started noticing a lot of ideas about biological sex going heywire, in 2018 he wrote an article for Quillette called The New Evolution Deniers, and people went mad. He and Bridget discuss the fact that if we can't agree that sex is a biological reality we're all screwed, the reaction Colin's colleagues had to his articles, why people in academia are so scared, and the student activists who were trying to get him cancelled. They also cover Colin's recent bans from Etsy and Paypal for no clear reason, losing friends, losing jobs, being called a bigot, how he deals with it all from a mental health perspective, and what this all means for the rest of us, particularly, how powerless you are when financial institutions decide to just unperson you, the risks and rewards of going independent, and why it's going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    E191. Brittany Schmitt Believes Comedy Is Tragedy Plus Time

    E191. Brittany Schmitt Believes Comedy Is Tragedy Plus Time

    Comedian Brittany Schmitt returns for a talk with Bridget about her new comedy special, From Ho To Housewife, what it actually takes to produce a comedy special, why being an artist means having to let go of the results, and how stand-up is essentially a solitary activity - it's just you and a mic, you don't need anyone's permission to do it. They also cover the letdown that can occur after completeing such a huge project and long-term goal, being selective about the opportunities that come your way because time is finite, her experience with Ayahuasca and what it revealed to her, their odd psychic abilites, how no amount of money is ever enough, why she tells everyone she loves them, and the idea of going to small claims court for a fart in a jar.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    E190. Dusty Slay Thinks Doing Comedy Is Abusing Yourself For No Reward

    E190. Dusty Slay Thinks Doing Comedy Is Abusing Yourself For No Reward

    Comedian Dusty Slay stops in for a fun and freewheeling conversation with Bridget about the joys of new parenthood, being a road comedian during Covid, how people forgot how to act and travel in public during the pandemic, the worst spots they've ever done comedy, their issues with the term "geriatric pregnancy", and what they won't take advice about from rich people. They also cover Dusty's roots in a trailer park in Alabama, how he met his wife, the difficulty of being a woman in comedy, why he quit drinking, why it's okay to have content that doesn't address all the issues, and how many rats he's caught in a single trap at once. Check out Dusty's comedy special on Season 3 of Netflix's The Standups. 

    • 1 hr 32 min
    E189. Thomas de Zengotita Encourages Humanity To See Itself As One Being

    E189. Thomas de Zengotita Encourages Humanity To See Itself As One Being

    Mediated Series - Part 2:
    Published in 2005, Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It, became Bridget's bible for understanding the changing media landscape and how it is affecting our society and behavior. Now she sits down with author Thomas de Zengotita for a multi-part series discussing the book chapter by chapter. 
    In Part 2 Thomas explains Justin's Helmet Principle and how it contributes to the evolution of the nanny state, how we're all finding ways to hold all the media noise at bay, why both indifference and intense ideological commitment are actually defense mechanisms against the incomprehensible flood of mediation that we're all living in, and why saying that the mediation of today is the same as TV when it came along is like saying a hurricane is just more breeze. They also cover why it isn't "either, or" anymore, it's almost always "both, and," how the slang that pops up among kids is like a canary in the coal mine, why confused people need a confused person to express the confusion that we're all feeling, how mediation is facilitated by the simple fact that a lot of it is good for us, and how being politically homeless, by definition, means not relying on preconceived filters that tell you what's happening before you even look at what's happening.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Old Cath ,

Bobby’s Gabba

Highly informative and well balanced exchange of knowledge and information. Engaging, captivating and while listening the time just flies by...Bridgette and her guests give me hope that there are still intelligent people in the world who truly care. Ending with her loving n witty exchange w Maggie is the perfect finish.

ktm617 ,

Love the show and love you!

Great show. Always appreciate the open and honest viewpoints. And appreciate that you admit bias, mistakes, etc. Love you latest episode! Love them all!

TB12 VT ,

True Conversations

Nice variety of guests from various factions, ideals and perspectives but but the end of episode “Check in with Cousin Maggie” segment has become my favorite

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