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What inspires desire for plants? In The Cactus Hunters, Jared Margulies takes readers through the intriguing world of succulent collecting, where collectors and conservationists alike are animated by passions that sometimes exceed the limits of the law. His globe-spanning journey offers complex insight into the fields of botany and criminology, pol…
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We’re decompressing after Thanksgiving and making gravy out of turkey droppings. Bryan saw some truly inspiring quotes on some truly hideous t-shirts and Erin’s family kept dropping a cacophony of canes throughout dinner. Bryan dives into hate group Gays Against Groomers and ChatGPT not abiding by their request to denounce gender affirming care. Er…
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Hey Turkey Trotters! We're off for Thanksgiving, so we're releasing one of our favorite Columbos - Make Me A Perfect Murder - from behind the paywall! Enjoy the dulcet sounds of Lainie Kazan's sequins scraping across tile. For more Columbo and Dateline Recaps, plus hours of additional bonus content join us on Patreon! Visit www.patreon.com/attitude…
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This week is full of Streisand Fun Facts sprinkled throughout the episode gathered from Bryan’s reading of My Name Is Barbra. Bryan reads from the U.N. National Human Rights Committee review which criticizes the United States’ current record of 500 anti-LGBTQ bills currently being considered across the country, and Erin goes into how Ohio Republica…
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Erin is back in Santa Fe after having to drive a Mustang Convertible and Bryan goes to an interactive theater experience. Erin describes Ohio Republicans’ amped up lies to get people to vote against Issue 1 for abortion access, and Bryan discusses Pride Murals that have the Littleton, NH town council reacting by considering a ban on public art. Joi…
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“There is always some moment when other-than-human life bursts into presence amid the clamor of urban routine.” —Maan Barua, Lively Cities One of the fundamental dimensions of urbanization is its radical transformation of nature. The book Lively Cities: Reconfiguring Urban Ecology departs from conventions of urban studies to argue that cities are l…
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Terrorism on Trial examines the contemporary role U.S. domestic courts play in the global war on terror. Author Nicole Nguyen advocates for a rethinking of popular understandings of political violence and its root causes, and exposes how dominant academic discourses, geographical imaginations, and social processes have shaped terrorism prosecutions…
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Today we are joined by drag superstar Meatball from the Sloppy Seconds podcast who discusses her viral drag number inspired by problematic Congressman George Santos! Bryan and Erin break down the history and hypocrisy of the newly elected Speaker of the House Mike Johnson and his terrible track record on regarding gay marriage, gender-affirming car…
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In Earth, Ice, Bone, Blood, Charlotte Wrigley considers how permafrost—and its disappearance—redefines extinction to be a lack of continuity that affects both life and nonlife on earth. With a look at the coldest regions in the world, Wrigley examines the wild new economies and mitigation strategies responding to thawing permafrost, including such …
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Happy Halloqueen! Erin and Bryan were sent mystery costumes for the occasion which leads to a live wig-turning event. Erin takes down Cochrane County in Texas and their BS ordinance outlawing travel to New Mexico to seek an abortion and Bryan speaks on the Washington State Department of Corrections policy changes approving gender-affirming care for…
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This week we pull up a high heel shoe chair Guest Host Naomi Ekperigin! Bryan tells his famous Suzanne Somers story, discusses Elon Musk’s continued attacks on the Transgender community on X, and Simone Biles’ achievements being recognized. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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From his first days as a rookie firefighter and emergency medical technician to his command of a company as a twenty-year veteran, Jeremy Norton has made regular, direct encounters with the sick, the dying, and the dead. In his memoir, Trauma Sponges: Dispatches from the Scarred Heart of Emergency Response, Norton documents the life of an emergency…
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Special guest Tom Lenk joins us this week to discuss getting your colors done, mens fashion in LA, and Mohair Sweaters on Etsy! Erin discusses GOP lobbyists working to remove protections in the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act for employees recovering from abortion-related procedures. If you’re in Southern California see Tom Lenk in the LA LGBT Center…
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Comedic superstar Wendi McClendon-Covey joins us to talk about how many wigs she had in her trunk during her Groundlings days, Bryan discusses Tiktok censoring LGBTQ+ content because of the Kenyan government, and Erin reports on the lawsuit against Qatar Airways from five women who had invasive exams after an abandoned baby was found onboard a flig…
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Unfolding amid an atmosphere of profound anxiety and disillusionment, the new American war film demonstrates a breakdown of the prevailing cultural narratives that had come to characterize conflict in the previous century. In the wake of 9/11, both the nature of military conflict and the symbolic frameworks that surround it have been dramatically r…
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Bryan’s mom is trying to force him to take Oreganol and the WGA has reached a tentative agreement! Erin talks about how the GOP MAGA temper tantrums are shutting down the government and how that will affect low-income, Black & Indigenous women the most, and Bryan goes in-depth on Gavin Newsom's surprising veto of a bill targeting child custody disp…
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This week Erin finds out the Levi’s Store still exists, Nicole Scherzinger is playing Norma Desmond, Bryan rips anti-LGBTQ Congresswoman Lauren Boebert for being straight-up trash at Beetlejuice the Musical, and Erin discusses the American Beverage Association recruiting Tiktok “dieticians” to promote their pro-Aspartame messaging. Join us on the r…
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In Gramsci at Sea, author Sharad Chari asks how the environmental crisis of the oceans is linked to legacies of capitalism and imperialism across and within the oceans. Chari reads Antonio Gramsci as a thinker of the oceanic crisis, drawing on the philosopher’s prison notes and questions concerning waves of imperial power in the inter-war oceans of…
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This week Bryan gets called out at the U.S. Open for having RBF. Erin talks about the Crystal Pepsi-style rebrand for the GOP trying to shake the label "pro-life" to win back alienated voters, and Bryan speaks in support of Dylan Kaercher aka Roxi Manacoochi who was banned from the Mower County Fair in Minnesota after years of calling Bingo due to …
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Erin is back from her trip to Red Rocks where she witnessed Duran Duran’s sock wardrobe malfunction and weird TikTok filters on the audience. Bryan talks about Canada’s travel advisory for its queer citizens traveling to the United States amid rising homophobia and transphobia and legislation targeting those communities. Erin discusses Ruby Freeman…
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After a discussion on required seafood dishware, Bryan details a visit to his shi-shi-shi Beverly Hills medical office for a “procedure.” Erin breaks down how until now, tampons were only tested with saline solution, and Bryan reports on the recent Republican realization that being “Anti-Woke” is not what bread and butter voters want at the ballot …
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Buckle up for Zoom chaos as our Lady Attorneys join us for our monthly live ep. Is iCloud related to iMac? Put your Apples in your Mrs. Frigidaire crisper as Bryan talks about the rise in hate crimes including the murder of Laura Ann Carleton and Erin describes the treatment of the World Cup-winning Spanish Women’s Soccer League by the Royal Spanis…
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Focusing on Friedrich Nietzsche’s reception of the life sciences of his day (including concerns with insects and the emergent social properties they exhibit) and his reflections on technology—research areas as central to Nietzsche’s work as they are to posthumanism—Edgar Landgraf provides fresh readings of Nietzsche and a critique of posthumanist a…
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The Tale of Erin Scissorhands turns into a concept album for Shania Twain covers for situations you didn’t know you needed them for. Erin reviews Ohio’s Issue 1 and the Montana “Born Alive” referendum that were defeated by voters at the ballot box, and Bryan spotlights 2023 Idaho Teacher of the Year Karen Lauritzen who was driven out of the state b…
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We’re starting off with a visit from artist, speaker and published author The Jealous Curator - Danielle Krysa! Bryan delves into the senseless murder of dancer O’Shae Sibley, and Erin discusses Texas State District Judge Jessica Mangrum granting a temporary injunction against the state abortion ban and Greg Abbott signs the anti-trans " Save Women…
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In Noah’s Arkive, Jeffrey J. Cohen and Julian Yates examine the long history of imagining endurance against climate change catastrophe—as well as alternative ways of creating refuge. Arguing that the biblical ark may well be the worst possible exemplar of human behavior, this book uncovers the startling afterlife of the Genesis narrative and survey…
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It’s Bryan George Richárd Safi III’s birthday! Fresh from Palm Springs in his T-Shirt City Sherbet Sensation, we discuss the 80’s hottest sex symbol Jessica Fletcher. Plus, Italy's far-right PM, Georgia Meloni, passed new legislation that allows the removal of non-biological parents in same-sex relationships to be erased from their children's birth…
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As military and other forms of political violence become the planetary norm, On Posthuman War traces the expansion of war as manifest within humanity’s individual, sociocultural, and biological existence. Author Mike Hill identifies three human-focused disciplines newly turned against humanity (demography, anthropology, and neuroscience) and questi…
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Fresh off the IMDB yacht to fill you in on Bryan's hiking expeditions and explain the phrase "schadenfreude, boys." Plus, the graphic essay "The Lowkey Sadness of Gay Ken" by Jett Allen, how lazy and mean Sarah Huckabee Sanders is copying the evil legislation in Florida for Arkansas and Rep. Nancy Mace's mouth is writing checks her butt can't cash.…
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Bryan is back from France, France, France to discuss the shit show that is America - including, but not limited to this week's ssues - the uptick in a specific kind of domestic abuse - reproductive coercion and the GOP using the NDAA to legislate queer military professional's rights. Plus, we're on strike for SAG and WGA! Watch full video episodes …
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Jeffery “Bubblegum” Self (Search Party, The Horror of Dolores Roach) co-hosts with Erin to chat that chicken incident in Fire Island, the Supreme Court’s 303 Creative V. Elenis decision that would allow business to legally discriminate based on their stupid bigotry, and Ohio’s ballot measure for abortion rights that that anti-abortion politicians a…
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This week guest host Jeffery Self joins Erin to chat about the 1572 politicians (no, they are not 100% GOP) who've had their stupid names and evil fingers in dangerous abortion bans and why Tennessee refused $8M in funding from the federal government for HIV prevention and treatment in the state (even though they absolutely need it). Watch the epis…
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On ATTITUDES! this week, an absolute banger of a Dateline from behind the Patreon Paywall! Dead Man Talking! The search for an American fugitive, accused of faking his own death to evade law enforcement agencies, leads investigators to a man in a hospital in Scotland, who claims to be an Englishman named Arthur Knight, who has never been to the U.S…
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This week on ATTITUDES! We have guest host Michelle Collins from the Patreon podcast "The Michelle Collins Show!" They discuss galas, sexy shows, and spoon feet. Bryan discusses Ron DeSantis' recent ad using fake AI images of Trump hugging and kissing Fauci, Bryan also discusses Thom Tillis being censured by the North Carolina GOP for their support…
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In the 2010s cities and counties across the US witnessed long-overdue change as they engaged more with questions of social, economic, and racial justice. After decades of urban economic restructuring that intensified class divides and institutional and systemic racism, dozens of local governments countered the conventional wisdom that cities couldn…
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This week on ATTITUDES! Erin is out, and we have guest host Arden Myrin from the "No Autographs, Please!" podcast!! Bryan also discusses Pride stories from around the Globe! All this plus Euro TV, great hair, cowboy boots shelf and time goblins! Watch the episode on patreon.com/attitudes. Discord here - https://discord.gg/enEapeUC #yougotthisgirl L…
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Our Lady Attorney Level Patreons join us to talk about abortion attacks in The South and how Virgina is overloaded with people seeking abortion from other states and Target pulling and moving Pride merch after Claudine from One Million Moms used rage rants about rainbow onesies to become famous on Evangelical TicTok. Watch the episode on patreon.co…
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This week on ATTITUDES! The Dodgers kowtow to stupid pressure to disinvite the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for Pride Night and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals lets their dumbest three judges say their stupidest thoughts out loud when they hear arguments from the Justice Department. Plus, how do you get Bryan Safi to buy something from you? I…
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This week on ATTITUDES! The GOP's attack on no-fault divorce and the FDA lifts most of their terrible requirements for gay and bisexual men who want to donate blood. Plus we find out who the hell Edgar is. Watch the episode on patreon.com/attitudes. #yougotthisgirl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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This week on ATTITUDES! America's high school plays are being censored for LGBTQ+ content LGBTQ and Elon Musk slashes Twitter's parental leave from 20 weeks to 2 weeks, or less depending on what state employees work for Twitter in. Plus, updates from the pied-à-scare and what causes streaming diarrhea! Stream this episode at patreon.com/attitudes. …
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This week on ATTITUDES! Kansas state legislature's roller coaster ride of passing hateful laws, then Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly vetos them, then they override her vetos, and Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill is sent back for not being harsh enough. Are you coming to Bonnet-Con? Watch the episode on patreon.com/attitudes. #yougotthisgirl Learn more …
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This week on ATTITUDES! Bryan's backpacks, updates on the Bud Light situation, and Minnesota's 'Trans Refuge' bill and 'Abortion Refuge' bill pass! Erin discusses the Supreme Court barely doing the right thing by keeping mifepristone legal...for now. Watch the episode on patreon.com/attitudes. #yougotthisgirl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
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Lichens are composite organisms made of a fungus and an alga or cyanobacteria thriving in a mutually beneficial relationship. The Lichen Museum looks to these complex organisms, remarkable for their symbiosis, diversity, longevity, and adaptability, as models for relations rooted in collaboration and nonhierarchical structures. Author A. Laurie Pal…
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This week on ATTITUDES!, an update on mifepristone since Judge Kruds' ruling and the Bud Light boycott by the literally dumbest people on the planet and the vaguest press release ever distributed by a Brendan. Watch the episode on patreon.com/attitudes. #yougotthisgirl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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On ATTITUDES! this week, Bryan discusses Bud Light defending its partnership with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney after attacks from conservative icons like Kid Rock. Erin discusses the WI Supreme Court victory for Democrat Janet Protasiewicz and Arkansas cranking out the worst Cindy Crawfords. Watch the episode on patreon.com/attitudes. #yougotthi…
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The first biography of Robert Smithson, Inside the Spiral deepens understanding of his art by addressing the potent forces in his life that were shrouded by his success, including his suppressed early history as a painter; his affiliation with Christianity, astrology, and alchemy; and his sexual fluidity. Author Suzaan Boettger uncovers Smithson’s …
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On ATTITUDES! this week, Erin discusses West Virginia's bill to go from no age restrictions on marriage to raising it to 16 and the GOP reps who were against it and Bryan talks about the Texas hero librarian who was fired for not removing books and took on the system and got the books back in! All this plus the soon-to-be hit blockbuster Holy Shit!…
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On ATTITUDES! this week, Bryan discusses Florida revoking the liquor license of gay bars and Erin talks about the multitude of issues with Ozempic, the diabetes drug being prescribed for appetite suppression. All this plus, business ferrets and bank tubes. Watch the episode on patreon.com/attitudes. #yougotthisgirl Learn more about your ad choices.…
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On ATTITUDES! this week, Erin discusses Florida Rep. Stan McClain's attempt to ban period talk before high school, Wyoming's abortion pill ban, and Sarah Suck-a-bee Sanders, leader of the worst state to give birth or be birthed will erect a monument to life. Bryan discusses Kentucky passing the worst anti-trans bill in the U.S., which mandates doct…
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