This week I once again sit down with film critic Roxana Hadadi, to talk about who the force belongs to, Mark Hamill’s brooding, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
This week I sit down with writer, director and, dragon slaying princess Erin Essenmacher, to talk about courage, growth, and finding light in the dark.
This week I sit down with computer scientist and life enthusiast Charlie Germano to talk about cyber security, the difference between politics and policy, and ways to make the world better in our everyday lives
This week I sit down with youth engagement and communications specialist Amber Richardson to talk about Thanksgiving, historical revisionism, and how understanding our past is a first step toward a better future.
A note from Amber: As I said in the beginning of the episode, I am not an expert on US-Federal Indian policy. Here are a couple resources I've found most helpful in my own journey to learn and share our true history:
- An Indigenous People's History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. Must read. Great stuff about the war tactics discussed in the episode.
- The blog and Twitter account of Dr. Adrienne Keene, Cherokee professor at Brown University who primarily writes about cultural appropriation and erasure of Indigenous history and culture. Great stuff including why it's not ok for non-Native people to wear headdresses.
And a few other helpful resources/notes:
- NPR's 1A episode on Indigenous People's Day. Good for understanding how inaccuracies in the U.S. public education system actually affect Native peoples and Native youth.
- Note about tribal belonging: Each tribe has their own enrollment criteria. My tribe requires that one parent be enrolled Haliwa, and that the applicant be able to prove social and community ties. Other tribes determine enrollment by blood quantum, matrilineal affiliation (i.e. enrollment is determined by the mom), or other policies. The important takeaway here is that tribes are sovereign political entities, not racial identifications. Thus the varying citizenship prerequisites.
- Note about Indian vs. Native American vs. Native vs. Indigenous. I use them interchangeably, but the best way to identify someone is by first and ALWAYS asking what they prefer; however it's generally best/safe to call them by their tribe or use the term Indigenous.
This week, I mess up serifs and sans-serifs with Chiara, talk with Wilhelm about social media and film-making in Ghana, and chat with Gigi about the upshots and downsides of getting older.
This week I sit down with writer and musician Jonny Grave, to talk about music, craft, and how things change and stay the same.
This week I sit down with comedian, lawyer, and all around bad-ass Gigi Modrich, to talk about comedy, native identity, and kicking ass on stage and on skates.
This week I sit down with, actor, producer, and political wonk, Scott Brown, to talk about acting, politics, and performing on stage and in office.
This week I sit down with producer and filmmaker, Wilhelm Hesse, to talk about making film, the future of media in Ghana, and keeping a foot in two worlds.
This week I sit down with designer, baker, and friend of the show, Chiara Scarcella, to talk about design, baking, and how we make art.
This week I sit down with screen writer and literal superhero Eric Glover, to talk about Superman, social justice, bringing stories back to basics, and the future of superheroes.
This week, choreographer, yoga instructor, and artist Sadie Leigh and I talk about making art, dancing, and moving forward by being still.
This week I sit down with historian Kyle Dalton, to talk about history, facing bias, and learning from our past.
This week writer and film journalist Roxana Hadadi and I talk about about movie reviews, the writers room, diversity, and media literacy.
This week urban planner and Dungeon Master Aaron Goldbeck and I sit down to talk about about dungeons and dragons, urban planning, and late stage capitalism.
This week I sit down with director and actor Lizzi Albert, to talk about being a character on stage and in life, how the audience performs in theater, and what plays and roles tell us about ourselves.
This week, we're taking a little break. Xaq Rothman asked me what Applying to Everything is all about, and I talked with next weeks guest Lizzi Albert about a show I'll probably never do.
This week, web developer and bassist for Humble Fire, Xaq Rothman and I discuss the future of musical history, interacting with art and tech, redefining the cultural canon.
This week, body language expert and improv coach Chris Ulrich and I discuss reading the room, turning challenges into opportunities, and the power of comedy.
Policy consultant Sebastian Johnson returns to the show to talk about social media, equal access, and and the future of education.