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Every week, Katy, Jacob and Kirk review an episode of the hit NBC TV show Parks and Recreation, with an eye toward the hilarity of local government and politics. Join us for a lighthearted rewatch of this incredible series!
 
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Get a Grip, Dude
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Steph Haller and Laura Holtebrinck are no experts…on anything. But they have learned from the greats: Lorelai Gilmore, Leslie Knope, Nancy Botwin, Michael Scott, Don Draper, Walter White, the list goes on. Now they want to help you. Using their television knowledge, they solve all your problems - two questions at a time. New episodes every week on Itunes and Soundcloud. Please like, rate and subscribe. Find us on getagripdudeshow.tumblr.com, @getagripdudepod on twitter and @getagripdudeshow ...
 
Waffle lovers and Eagleton haters Jacob Fuhrer, Hannah Baade, and Rachel Rippetoe go deep into the pit of Pawnee and the world of Parks and Rec. Taking each podcast one episode at a time, they talk Knope, blazers, waffles and so much more.
 
“We need to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn’t matter, but work is third.” - Leslie Knope"Waffles Friends Work" is a podcast that talks "Parks & Recreation" with real-life Leslie Knopes: women in public service making change in their communities. Join hosts Kathryn Baxter and Emma McAuley for a discussion of local government, powerful women, and every episode of this beloved NBC sitcom. It’s like Galentine’s Day every week!
 
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The Tales We Tell
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A podcast exploring the role of women and gender in film, television and fiction. Looking at the tales we tell and why we tell them.
 
A podcast about how public health is portrayed in pop culture and the media.
 
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Leslie has to make compromises to get a bill she cares about to the finish line. Ben and April take a trip, and the Department takes on new responsibilities. Meanwhile, Katy and Kirk have some serious issues with Season 3 of “Riverdale”.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
Leslie runs into opposition as she tries to pass her first ever bill, a tax on sugary drinks, and Ben struggles to relate to his young interns.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
When Leslie visits Ben in Washington, DC, the trip isn’t at all what she was hoping it would be. Meanwhile, Ron prepares a barbecue for the Parks Department staff. Katy, Jacob and Kirk are unimpressed with this episode, and struggle to stay on topic.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
As we take a brief break between seasons, Katy, Jacob and Kirk take a deep dive on the topic of the depiction of political campaigns on television.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
Election Day has finally arrived, and Leslie and Ben await the results and debate a new opportunity for Ben. Meanwhile, Katy, Jacob and Kirk bid farewell to this iconic season and discuss what election nights are really like for campaign workers.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
In this episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by Leslie Knope fan Mar to discuss the TV comedy series Parks and Recreation. We examine the inspiring character of Leslie Knope, the show's portrayal of female ambition and sexism in local politics. We ask if it is important to have women in lead roles in comedy and if comedy can be us ...…
 
Leslie causes turmoil on the last day of the campaign when she insults her opponent’s father. Andy investigates a crime. Meanwhile, Katy, Jacob and Kirk digress into “Game of Thrones” spoilers starting at minute 46.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
In this episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by writer and podcaster Sarah Blair to discuss the film The Wife. We examine the role of the Wife in her marriage to her prize-winning husband, the concept of the mental load, who earns the money and who brings up the children and how a woman's talent can be exploited in a patriarchal s ...…
 
Join us for a very special crossover episode in which The Tales We Tell joins forces with The Movie Palace podcast! Hosts Carl Sweeney and Clara Cook welcome regular guest Kelechi Ehenulo to talk about the famous film All About Eve and the recent stage adaptation of the story for London's West End. We talk about un-likeable women, female fandom ...…
 
Leslie faces off with Bobby Newport in a televised debate, as Andy attempts to entertain her supporters at a watch party. Katy, Jacob and Kirk respond to a listener email and try to name all the 2020 Democrats.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
Leslie fights to save the Parks Department budget, causing unexpected consequences. Chris attempts to bond with Ron. Katy, Kirk and Jacob struggle to stay on topic.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
When a hot shot Indianapolis reporter wants to interview Leslie it sets off an unfortunate chain of events. Andy faces down the final in his class, and Ron's luck in love highlights Chris's loneliness. Also, Katy and Jacob tackle this episode without Kirk for the first time ever.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
Leslie and Ben find Bobby's new campaign manager to be a real challenge, while Ron is forced to actually complete a project. Katy, Kirk and Jacob wonder about polls, Pawnee TV news, and how much the producers actually know about politics.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
In part two of our two-part episode on female interpretations of the Homeric Epics, host Clara Cook is once again joined by David Manasian to discuss the first female translation of The Odyssey, the different novelisations of the myths written by women and whether it is possible that the poet Homer could have actually been a woman.…
 
In this two-part episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by the family patriarch and fan of the Homeric epic, David Manasian to discuss female interpretations of the epic poems of The Iliad and The Odyssey. In part one we examine the women of Greek Myth and both the male and female views of the stories that surround them. We ask whet ...…
 
When Leslie tries to juggle work, life and her campaign, she forgets Jerry's birthday. Meanwhile, Kirk, Katy and Jacob battle severe technical issues and complicated schedules to get this episode produced.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
This episode concludes our conversation about private health insurance. First, we answer a listener question, and define universal coverage, single-payer healthcare, and “Medicare for All”. Then, we discuss different depictions of private health insurance on television, on shows like One Day at a Time, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Hig ...…
 
Leslie is almost as uncomfortable having Dave show up in Pawnee as Katy, Kirk and Jacob are having to discuss another episode with Louis C.K in it.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
In this episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by Horror fan Rosie Powell to discuss the TV series Penny Dreadful. We examine the female characters of the show, the themes of sex, death and Victorian morals. We ask whether women are well represented in the Horror genre and if there is room for improvement.…
 
Happy Galentine's Day! Is it a national holiday yet? It should be. In this very special Galentine's Day episode, we take a look back at all of our previous guests and have gathered insights and advice from each of our 66 guests into this one episode. We revisit why so many of our guests felt inspired to be a public servant, what lessons they ha ...…
 
In "Halloween Surprise" we gush over the house Leslie and Ben are going to move into, forget that Mark Brendanowicz existed, and bemoan the gang's treatment of Jerry after his fart attack (you're welcome, Tom). We also discuss the main event of the episode - Ben and Leslie's iconic proposal at the of the episode. We add U.S. Representative Jaha ...…
 
Leslie goes to great lengths to find Ann a date, while Ben struggles with a Valentine's Day scavenger hunt.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
Private health insurance can be confusing, but we'll help you decipher it. Join us as we delve into the world of private health insurance. Brooke will teach you the terminology you'll need to know before we look at the health insurance requirements of the Affordable Care Act. We learn about health insurance exchanges/marketplaces and the indivi ...…
 
Cristina Leos, co-founder of Real Talk, a mobile ap that delivers sex education, joins us this week to discuss the episode "Sex Education" (hey, it's almost like we plan this kind of stuff!) She talks about how the idea of creating a mobile ap that delivers comprehensive sex education for teenagers came about, how she and her co-founders used h ...…
 
Waffles Friends Work has gone international! Tanya Paz, sustainable transportation consultant and former Chair of Vancouver’s Active Transportation Policy Council, joins us from CANADA to discuss "How a Bill Becomes a Law." We talk about how her work on the Transportation Policy Council has changed how Vancouver residents can use streets, what ...…
 
Leslie loses perspective when she goes to great lengths to win the support of one unpleasant voter, Ron's worldview is thrown for a loop, and the staff try to raise funds amidst personal drama. Meanwhile, Kirk and Jacob are joined by Jessica Post, the executive director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.…
 
In this episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by L. M. Montgomery expert Jessica Young to discuss the many adaptations of Anne of Green Gables. We discuss why some adaptations are more successful than others, why Montgomery is less well known than her own literary creation and how Anne continues to appeal to new generations of audi ...…
 
School Board Member Raaheela Ahmed joins us this week to discuss "Soda Tax." Elected to the Prince George's County Board of Education in 2016, Raaheela talks with us about her experiences running for office, what it's like to be one of six Millennials on the county's school board, and why Leslie's experiences grappling with complex policy issue ...…
 
On our very last Midterm Mondays special minisode, we speak with Meg Carnaroli, founder of Playtime at the Polls. During these last midterm elections, Meg piloted a program in Rhode Island that provided a space at polling places for children to play, learn about elections, and cast their very own practice vote! She tells us how she came up with ...…
 
Confused or overwhelmed by your health insurance plan? Don’t understand the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? We’ve got you covered! On this first of two parts about health insurance, we dive into the world of public insurance, looking at how one qualifies for various state- and federally-funded insurance plans, like Medicare, Medicaid, ...…
 
Leslie and Ben disgree about how to respond to the arrival of a well-funded opponent, Bobby Newport. Meanwhile, Katy, Kirk and Jacob are completely bored by the other two throwaway plots in this episode.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
Leslie attempts to relaunch her city council campaign as Chris tries to help Ben through his unemployment.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
Building on our previous discussion of social determinants of health, we discuss how socioeconomic factors, like race, ethnicity, class, and income, can affect an individual's health, in both expected and unexpected ways. First, we talk about how racial disparities in life expectancy and health outcomes are discussed on black-ish. We examine ho ...…
 
Literally everything in life, including race, gender, and income, can have an impact on health. We introduce the concept of "social determinants of health" by looking at Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation. We analyze the different elements of her life, ranging from her genetics, to her social circle, to society at large, to understand how e ...…
 
In this episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by Sacramento native Ashley Bouchard to discuss Greta Gerwig's critically acclaimed film 'Lady Bird.' We discuss what it is like to grow up in a small city, move far away from home and how important it is to accurately represent female adolescence on screen.…
 
Leslie tries to find a new way to stay civically engaged during her suspension, Ben tries to find a new job, and Katy, Kirk and Jacob try to find out who the hell is paying for polls in a Pawnee City Council Race.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
On our third Midterm Mondays special minisode, we revisit 4 of our guests who have had some changes since the midterms. We update listeners on what happened to Voters Not Politician's anti-gerrymandering ballot initiative in Michigan, how Sofia Pereira's re-election campaign went on the City Council in Arcata, California, what happened to the " ...…
 
We discuss the history of hormonal birth control (HBC), and how pop culture has presented the pill and other forms of HBC over the past 50 years. First, we compare how different generations have talked about and learned about birth control, with examples from TV. Then, we discuss how birth control conversations play out within families. We wrac ...…
 
It's one more day until Election Day! Do you have your voting plan? Do your friends? In this episode we revisit an interview with Stephanie Smith, a woman who will be on the ballot tomorrow as the Democratic nominee for the 45th State Legislative District in the Maryland House of Delegates. Listen to what it's like to run for office in this ele ...…
 
We don't have an episode this week, we have a message: Election Day is Tuesday. Go vote! Click here for more information on casting your ballot!By Ice Town Clowns.
 
Happy Midterm Monday! With just two weeks left before the midterms, we wanted to highlight the great work that canvassers do in raising awareness of candidates and local issues by re-airing an episode from our very first season - 1.02 "Canvassing" with the great Akaylah (Jones) Weatherspoon. We also have a few brief highlights of what we have b ...…
 
We discuss how the new film Beautiful Boy depicts how substance abuse affects addicts and their families and friends. The film's themes are then applied to the current opioid crisis in the United States. We (okay, mainly Brooke) fawn over Timothée Chalamet’s acting performance, and predict his awards season success. Bonus: a discussion of other ...…
 
In part two of our two-part episode on The Handmaid's Tale, host Clara Cook is once again joined by Natalie Joanes and Kelechi Ehenulo to discuss the men of Gilead, the creative aspects of the show, our obsession with dystopias and the trope of female suffering in television.
 
In this two-part episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by Natalie Joanes and Kelechi Ehenulo to discuss the TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale. We discuss the characters of June and Serena, the women of Gilead and their relationships both with each other and the men that surround them.…
 
Leslie goes on trial when Chris finds out that she has broken his rule about office romances. Katy, Kirk and Jacob are shocked and dismayed at the complete lack of due process during the hearing.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
Brooke and Lindsey define public health. Parks and Recreation is used to show public health issues depicted in a comedic but enlightening way. We discuss several other shows and films (e.g., Sesame Street, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) that have interesting depictions of broad-ranging public health topics, and talk about why it's important that diverse ...…
 
Leslie tries to prolong a project to stay in contact with Ben, Tom is given a new assignment, and Andy enters the world of higher education. Meanwhile, Jacob is back and Katy's phone is huge.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
You probably think that combining three mediocre stories won't produce a great episode, and you are right. Katy and Kirk aren't amazed as Ben and Leslie bicker at the model UN, Chris gets even creepier, and Ron draws Tom into a really obvious trap.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
In this first episode of The Tales We Tell, Clara Cook is joined by X Files fan Natalie Joanes to discuss the character of Dana Scully, FBI Agent and Medical Doctor. We discuss the effect the character has had on female viewers, her development throughout the series and whether male script-writers can ever write realistic female characters.…
 
The Parks Department plays host to a local cult that is convinced the world is about to end... again. April and Andy take a crack at his bucket list. Tom throws one last party to say good-bye to Entertainment 720, and Katy couldn't be happier to see it go.By Ice Town Clowns.
 
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