9 episodes

Each episode, one host crafts a case for the cultural and political impact of an individual on our world, while the other host challenges their arguments. With equal parts rigor, vigor and trigger, Billy and Jesse weave their way through rare archival clips, warm takes, and belly laughs in a sincere attempt to better understand themselves and the strange society surrounding them.

HOSTS

Billy Buntin is an animator, multimedia artist, and event host with a degree in ethics.

Jesse Freeston is a documentary filmmaker, shooter/editor, and comedy performer with a degree in economics.

Where Is Now Billy Buntin + Jesse Freeston

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Each episode, one host crafts a case for the cultural and political impact of an individual on our world, while the other host challenges their arguments. With equal parts rigor, vigor and trigger, Billy and Jesse weave their way through rare archival clips, warm takes, and belly laughs in a sincere attempt to better understand themselves and the strange society surrounding them.

HOSTS

Billy Buntin is an animator, multimedia artist, and event host with a degree in ethics.

Jesse Freeston is a documentary filmmaker, shooter/editor, and comedy performer with a degree in economics.

    The U.S. Voter - A hostage to the spectacle

    The U.S. Voter - A hostage to the spectacle

    Politics are a more popular conversation topic than Billy and Jesse could have ever imagined a decade ago, yet the political choices seem to be more limited than ever. All this as the threats facing humanity grow. The hosts wrestle with the question of how the American voter got into this position, and how they might get out.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ruth Bader Ginsberg - To Discriminate Or Not To Discriminate

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg - To Discriminate Or Not To Discriminate

    Ruth Bader Ginsberg is gone, but instead of treating her like a saint, Billy and Jesse are treating her story like a blueprint for progress to be studied. Including some tough questions about her relevance in 2020.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Rosa Parks - Doing the work. Taking the risk.

    Rosa Parks - Doing the work. Taking the risk.

    Rosa Parks is a Civil Rights icon.  A quiet, unassuming woman who would commit her life to activism, and eventually change the course of American history.  

    In this episode, Billy leads the discussion around Ms. Parks' life, her legacy, and the lessons we can learn, as we navigated difficult waters today.    Jesse and Billy discuss the unfortunate "shrink wrapping" of Rosa Parks' life.

    They discuss strategy with activist, author Bill Fletcher Jr.  Bill offers powerful insights on tactics for winning, plus the meaning and value of "intersectionality".    The hosts, again, discuss the importance of narratives, and critique the unfortunate ethnic divisions that have become resurgent, recently.  Nick Cannon's public comments about Jews, the terrible police violence against George Floyd, Tony Timpa, Jacob Blake and so many others.  The bizarre resurgence of anti-semitic statements from black public figures.    

    Rosa Parks reminds us to remain vigilant.  Do the work. Take the risk.  

    SOURCES  
    At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance -- A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle McGuire
    Rosa Parks Documentary - Biography Channel

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Helen MF Keller - A model of allyship and badassfulness for our times?

    Helen MF Keller - A model of allyship and badassfulness for our times?

    As kids, Jesse and Billy made fun of Helen Keller for being deaf and blind. If only they had known who they were messing with. After reading everything he could about Ms. Keller, Jesse attempts to convince Billy that she is a model of allyship and advocacy, as well as one of the most  fascinating badasses in known history.

    SOURCES

    Helen Keller: A Life by Dorothy Herrmann

    Out of the Dark by Helen Keller

    The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

    Optimism by Helen Keller

    The World I Live In by Helen Keller

    The Miracle Worker (Film)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Cardi B - She says her own name during sex

    Cardi B - She says her own name during sex

    Cardi B is at the top of her game...Cardi's meteoric rise can be attributed to her swag, her incredible work ethic, and her willingness to honestly speak her mind.  A stripper from The Bronx turned social media influencer, reality tv star, feminist, Bernie-bro, and global entertainer.  After we take a few moments to unpack the movement unleashed by the heinous murder of George Floyd, we break down Cardi B's impact on music, culture, politics and, of course, sex.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Michael Jordan - Do we really want to be like Mike?

    Michael Jordan - Do we really want to be like Mike?

    Is Michael Jordan a good model for us to follow? What role did his off-court life play in the murder of his father? How did he become the richest athlete of all time? If MJ were a Sesame Street character, which one would he be? These are some of many questions we try to answer while using clips from the new film The Last Dance to break down the multiple deep impacts that His Airness has had on our culture and politics.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Bo dpt ,

Vital and somehow fun/light

These guys are exploring some very important issues of the day. And they find a way to make it fun and light.

DJ TWoods ,

Profound conversations for our time

These are the critical conversations of our time that need to be had. Wonderful insight and thought.

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