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We the Unhoused is a podcast created by Theo Henderson with the goal of uplifting voiceless citizens. Begun while Theo was living on the streets of LA for over eight years, the show provides an intimate look at the unhoused experience.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 259 Ratings

We the Unhoused is a podcast created by Theo Henderson with the goal of uplifting voiceless citizens. Begun while Theo was living on the streets of LA for over eight years, the show provides an intimate look at the unhoused experience.

    BLOW THE WHISTLE!

    BLOW THE WHISTLE!

    This week, Theo speaks with Project Homekey whistleblowers Danya Dominguez and D’Andre Beckham about their experiences advocating for the unhoused and being thwarted by the city. Then, we speak with Tiny of Poor Magazine on educating the public on how to be better allies.

    Follow Danya here: 

    http://linkedin.com/in/danyadominguez2010

    Follow Tiny and Poor Magazine here: 

    https://www.instagram.com/poormagazine/?hl=en
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Long Beach News and Blues

    The Long Beach News and Blues

    This week, Theo goes down to Long Beach to get a fuller picture of the unhoused community. He speaks with Lee Charles Richmond, Latisha Marie aka Lady C, and Rico Thaka -- plus, a bonus interview with The Dental Salon of Long Beach about their new initiative to provide the unhoused with free dental care.

    Follow Rico Thaka: https://twitter.com/RicoThaka

    Contact The Dental Salon: https://www.thedentalsalonlb.com/contact-map/

    We the Unhoused on Spectrum News! : https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/homelessness/2024/03/13/unhoused-voices-find-renewed-platform-with--we-the-unhoused--relaunch
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Rainbow Speaks

    The Rainbow Speaks

    Right now, there are thousands of LGBTQIA+ unhoused people living on the street, but their community and distinct struggles are never spotlighted in housed media. This week, Theo speaks with three LGBTQIA+ unhoused or formerly unhoused activists about their experiences, communities, and how to build a world where their stories are elevated and honored.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Ballot: Or, Business as Usual

    The Ballot: Or, Business as Usual

    Theo speaks with candidates running in the upcoming election, including Dr. Cornel West and California judge candidates LaShae Henderson, George Turner, and Erika Wiley.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    San Diego: Do We Care or Do We Dump?

    San Diego: Do We Care or Do We Dump?

    Theo travels to San Diego to speak to unhoused people forced to deal with the violent, life-threatening act of hospital dumping, and how law enforcement and the hospitals themselves are using mask-off tactics to threaten the lives of a growing unhoused community. This week, he speaks with Tiran, Stacy, and Michelle. In unhoused news, we discuss the dangerous outcome of the HB5 decision in Kentucky, as well as more anti-unhoused laws voted through in San Mateo and Ohio.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 41 min
    Mutual Aid, Charity, and Philanthropy -- Which is Which? Part 2

    Mutual Aid, Charity, and Philanthropy -- Which is Which? Part 2

    Theo concludes his discussion with Melissa Acedera, Zen Sekizawa, and Neil Blakemore about mutual aid, and how its power to bind communities stands in stark contrast to charity and philanthropy. In unhoused news, we discuss two bills putting the American unhoused under attack -- the passing of HB5 in Kentucky, and a case in the Supreme Court that fully criminalizes sleeping on the street.

    Follow Melissa:

    https://www.polospantry.org/

    and 

    https://www.melissaacedera.com/

    Follow Zen:

    http://jtownaction.com/

    Follow Neil:

    https://neilblakemore.substack.com/
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
259 Ratings

259 Ratings

theepicdon ,

Above and beyond

An excellent look at the realities of being unhoused. This podcast provides detailed, niche current events coverage that everyone needs to know about. Essential when most media outlets are busy vilifying the unhoused.

Astroroot ,

Essential Listening for EVERYONE

Thank you, THANK YOU! Theo you are doing amazing work for not only the unhoused community but for everyone living in the US. We need these words to understand what is going on so we can all change it. Liberation for all! In our lifetime!

Chad Loder ,

Important visibility for LA's housing problem

These podcasts are important to peer behind the curtain of LA's housing crisis

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