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Why does it seem like every book written for teen girls was about being rich and mean to each other? And why were we so obsessed with them? Each week best friends Clare and Courtney will unpack these questions while turning back the pages on the books we love to hate. Are you in or are you out?
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B*tching and Bolusing

Brittney and Courtney

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Courtney & Brittney are two birth trauma mamas navigating life as full-time caregivers, mothers, wives, and friends. They aim to take their experiences, break them down, and share what they’ve learned in hope of creating a more equitable, accessible, and inclusive world. So come b*tch while you bolus…
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StraightioLab

Big Money Players Network and iHeartPodcasts

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StraightioLab is an intellectual podcast where smart comedians George Civeris and Sam Taggart unpack the rich, multi-colored tapestry of straight culture. In each episode, George and Sam are joined by a guest to hold a MIRROR to society and finally get to the BOTTOM of mysterious and perverse topics such as college fraternities, gender reveal parties, the military, themed restaurants, and the concept of "the holidays." Scared? Good.
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AI Interrogator

Infosys Knowledge Institute

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Will the AI kill us all? The AI Interrogator asks that question, along with others on AI’s impact on how we work and live today, from ethics and regulation to information and disinformation Hosted by Kate Bevan, a Senior Editor with the Infosys Knowledge Institute. Kate brings than 20 years of experience in journalism and broadcasting to the series.
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Speakola is the home for great speeches on the web. Tony Wilson is the founder and curator of Speakola, which now hosts more than 2000 speeches, some famous – think Churchill, Obama, Gandhi - some not so well known. In each episode, Tony interviews someone who has written, delivered or studied a great speech to reveal the stories behind the scenes, to provide context to the historical moment, or in the case of eulogies, birthdays and other common events, to inspire people to hit new creative ...
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Hi, Glamour Girls! iHeartPodcasts has geared up for a riveting new podcast called #1 Dad hosted by Gary Vider! As kids, most of us look up to our Dads. A Dad should be a positive role model who shows us the value of hard work. Dads are supposed to teach us the difference between right and wrong. But that’s not the story we’re telling here. This is …
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It's officially Pride Month and that means it's time for our world famous special edition podcast: GaytioLab! And who better to join us in this exploration of gay culture than writer, actor, influencer, model, engineer, and dear friend of the pod Celeste Yim. We talk about how we celebrate pride, what it takes to order off menu, and of course what …
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Since 2006, Andrew Moran has been a baritone with Opera Australia in Sydney. When he visited Melbourne as part of a touring production of Puccini's Tosca, Tony spoke to him about a lovely eulogy he delivered for his father, Lawrie Moran, the man who inspired him to sing, in Surrey Hills, Melbourne, on 9 November 2023. You can read and listen to the…
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We've all "voted" before, but to what end? Today we are joined by our dear friend Clare O'Kane to explore the mysterious hold that the position of "President" has in our society. Questions include: Is Hollywood to blame for our lack of women leaders? Was Mount Rushmore always like that or did someone make it? And finally: WHO is "Whitney Trump"?! T…
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Fallout may be a smash hit on Amazon Prime, but it got us to thinking...."what would we ACTUALLY do in the event of nuclear bomb?". No, we couldn't just strap our kids and their wheelchairs to the back of a horse and go galloping off to a Vault the way Cooper Howard did. Chances are those Vaults wouldn't be stocked with our kids medications anyhow.…
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Join host Kate Bevan and Gabby Rothschild, product manager at Appian as they talk about how AI is revolutionizing complex enterprise workflows. In this episode of AI Interrogator we uncover the future trajectory of AI and its implications on various industries including healthcare and government. Learn about the evolution from traditional machine l…
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Today we welcome back comedian, visionary, and water-on-laptop survivor Brittany Carney to talk about butts. That's right. Butts. Of course, they occupy a space in the gay community, but if you look a little deeper, you'll find the straightness was there the whole time. Plus, we talk about what the heck St. Vincent's deal is, whose fault it is when…
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Rent the Runway? Don't mind if I do! Or do I? Bicoastal beauty Courtney O'Donnell joins us to chat about the sick world of clothing rental services targeting those of us who cannot COMMIT (because of our moral shortcomings). Plus: Are sunglasses a scam? Is Junie B. Jones a huge bitch? And finally: Was Mr. Bean silent… or was he SILENCED?! NYC: See …
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From the moment we learn of our children's disability - be it before or after birth - we are told go do as much therapy for them as possible. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, all of the therapy. While therapy is a useful and necessary medical intervention, it can sometimes become overwhelming and completely consuming. Where d…
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StraightioLab has always been about pushing the boundaries of podcasting and this episode finds us once again completely reinventing the form by asking "What if the entire episode was just the introduction before the guest comes in?" That's right, it's over an hour long intro that covers everything from what we would do in a Purge situation, how we…
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It's time to POP the collars of your layered pastel polos and welcome our dear friend Hannah Pilkes to the lab to tall all things PREPPY. Do Hollister and Abercrombie correspond to specific political affiliations? Is anyone ever safe in a country club environment? PLUS: Is the concept of middlebrow over? Who in today's world is "not earning it"? Th…
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In this episode of the AI Interrogator podcast, host Kate Bevan talks to Cara Caruso, Regional Vice President of Sales at Sitecore. They explore how Sitecore is harnessing AI to revolutionize customer experiences, focusing on content engagement and commerce. From personalization strategies to the challenges of talent acquisition and privacy concern…
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All parents are faced with making medical decisions for their children, but when your child is disabled or medically fragile those decisions can be more frequent and oftentimes carry more weight. As parents we are faced with hard decisions surrounding irreversible surgeries, medications that could have negative side affects or withdrawals, and tryi…
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Cole Escola has created the theater event of the year with the stunning "Oh Mary!" (moving soon to Broadway!!) and now they are creating the podcast guest appearance of a lifetime with this groundbreaking episode. We talk hotels, baby carrots, dirty cups, and what's coming to the runway this year. And let's just say that Tim Gunn voice is in full e…
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This week we decide to be randomly controversial, and who better to do it with than author and critic Lauren Oyler! First we courageously wade into the Taylor Swift waters without educating ourselves one bit, and then we turn our attention to the concept of "online backlash." Sure, it's okay when it happens to other people... but what about when it…
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In this episode of The AI Interrogator, host Kate Bevan talks to Courtney Batiste, a business development lead at Cisco and founder of the Batiste Project. Explore how AI is reshaping education and personal productivity, particularly in aiding individuals with ADHD. Courtney shares her firsthand experiences and insights into leveraging AI tools for…
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Internalized ableism. We all have it. Yet so many parents struggle to acknowledge it, and can hardly even recognize it. This has a direct affect on our disabled children who may inherit some of that internalized ableism for themselves. On this episode of The Bitching and Bolusing Podcast we sit down to discuss our own struggles with internalized ab…
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Hope you're hungry because today's episode with public intellectual, Nymphowars host, and now writer/director/star of the new film Stress Positions, Theda Hammel, will give you plenty to chew on. We discuss the recently selected Chosen Twink of 2024, the trickiness of dignity in undignified spaces, and of course the relationship between shame and e…
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Join host Kate Bevan in a compelling conversation with Miku Jha, a serial entrepreneur at Google Cloud, on the intersection of AI and sustainability. Discover how AI optimizes supply chains to reduce food waste and the importance of integrating sustainability into AI development. Explore the balance between innovation and responsibility, and the on…
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Do NOT call HR because Sam's real-life boss Taylor Tomlinson, superstar host of After Midnight, is off the clock and ON the pod this week! Recorded mere blocks from the Oscars the morning of the big night, we chat about the lasting appeal of the Republican straight rom com, whether Jeff Probst feels isolated due to his immense talent, and the trium…
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IBM Consulting's global lead for Trustworthy AI, Phaedra Boinodiris, joins host Kate Bevan in this episode of Infosys's being AI-first podcast, the AI Interrogator. They discuss the multifaceted challenges of ensuring ethical and inclusive AI development. From the importance of diverse and inclusive teams to the role of young people in shaping AI's…
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Raising a child comes with a lot of responsibility, but when medical decisions, extra appointments, and support needs are involved those responsibilities increase. Most families have some sort of support - usually in the form of partnership, but what happens when you have to navigate all this alone? We sit down with Hope & Rachel, both single mothe…
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Ring the Kathy Griffin alarm because the legend herself is on the podcast this week! We cover everything from catheters (both the medical device and Kathy's fan community), venture capital-funded gay vacation spots, and who is coming to Kathy's notorious dinner parties. Plus, we explore what happens when one person in a couple makes more money than…
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The specter of sports and sport-like activities has haunted StraightioLab HQ for years. This week, we finally attempt a unified theory of which sports are gay and which sports are straight with the help of our dear friend and Tiny Desk superfan Jaboukie Young-White. Plus: How much are you allowed to lie in a trauma-based memoir? What would Jesus' j…
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Comedy writer Declan Fay is Tony's Speakola guest. Declan was the co-writer of Ronny Chieng International Student and the hilarious Crossbread podcast, about a Christian rap duo who hit the big time, but don't happen to be Christians (stars Megan Washington and Chris Ryan). Declan was head writer for this year's AACTA Awards, and has been part of w…
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There is a mental health crisis affecting everyone in the U.S. and beyond. Parents and caregivers of disabled individuals are no exception, and sometimes, due to lack of resources, respite, services, and support, mental health becomes an extra struggle for these families. However, it is important to seek help - and sometimes - alter your perspectiv…
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Today's guest is writer and host of the Good One podcast Jesse David Fox. What are his qualifications? Well, he literally wrote the book on comedy (called Comedy Book) so, yeah, I think he's going to know what the hell he's talking about! We ask both real and fake questions like "are we at the end of the comedy boom" and "rank every comedian ever."…
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Ice skating around in a little outfit? You might be thinking "sounds pretty queer"... but you'd be dead wrong. The one and only Sam Jay joins us to chat about her recent passion for the violent Canadian pasttime known as hockey. Plus: We finally address the differences between lesbians and gay guys! NYC: Come see our first Brooklyn StraightioLab Li…
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In this episode, we explore legal landscape surrounding AI development and deployment. Host Kate Bevan, along with legal expert Professor Lorna Woods, navigates through the complex web of regulations, from data protection to intellectual property rights. They explore the challenges faced by businesses and policymakers alike in ensuring AI technolog…
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All parents have one thing in common when it comes to balancing work and family life - lack of childcare. Yet, somehow, a recent narrative has turned this struggle into an issue that can feel almost exclusive to parents raising disabled children. In the U.S. the lack of affordable childcare is a systemic issue that affects all parents across the bo…
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Well it's that magical time of the year when we have our dear friend Max Wittert back on the podcast to create enough tension to give chronic pain to anyone who listens. We attack each other emotionally, spiritually, and financially but at what cost? Many shocking theories are explored like, are north and south poles actually different from each ot…
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In one of our most intellectual episodes EVER (and that's saying a LOT), we welcome reformed Disney adult Esther Fallick to chat about museums with slides in them—as in slides that you slide down, much like in a playground. We're talking the Museum of Ice Cream, the Museum of Sex, the Museum of Broadway... basically any museum-like establishment th…
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How can we make AI responsible? Professor Clare McGlynn and host Kate Bevan discuss the challenges and missed opportunities to make AI more reasonable, using the recent case of Taylor Swift deepfakes as a jumping off point. This episode explores the urgent need for action in safeguarding privacy and dignity in the age of artificial intelligence.…
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Welcome to season 2! Inclusive education - it can be wonderful, and it can be awful. Almost all parents of disabled children have had some sort of negative experience along the way when it comes to IEPs or 504 plans. We are oftentimes expected to know how to navigate the "special education" system for our children when we have had no experience wha…
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Welcome back to Part 2 of Earnestness Bonanza, our bi-annual call-in show where we check our world famous comedic sensibilities at the door and answer listener questions completely earnestly. LA: Come see George do an hour of standup comedy at the Elysian Theater on March 5 and March 6! Tickets at linktree.com/georgeciveris Subscribe to our Patreon…
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The cohost of ABC breakfast radio in Adelaide, Jules Schiller delivered a beautiful best man speech for his old comedy partner Tony Moclair when he married Kate in 2003. It's a Speakola favourite, and in this episode, Jules comes on in the aftermatch of a Married at First Sight best man speech abomination to talk about what makes a great best man s…
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It's time to celebrate ROMANCE with another Earnestness Bonanza, our bi-annual call-in show where we check our world famous comedic sensibilities at the door and answer listener questions completely earnestly. Stay tuned for part 2 next week! LA: Come see George do an hour of standup comedy at the Elysian Theater on March 5 and March 6! Tickets at …
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In this episode host Kate Bevan interviews Lauren Bevan, director of consulting at Ethical Healthcare Consulting. They discuss how AI can address workforce shortages, standardize practices, and enhance clinical decision-making. The conversation covers applications in diagnostics, challenges related to data quality and privacy, and importance of dat…
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The Liars are excited for prom, so they decide to take the offensive and figure out who A’s helper is with some sleuthing. But nothing is as offensive to Aria is the insinuation that her boyfriend, Noel Kahn, might be behind their torment. Hanna returns to the plastic surgery clinic, and not because she’s insecure, while Emily tries to not fall pre…
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This week we are joined by radical free-thinker and creator of the groundbreaking Netlfix special "Get On Your Knees" Jacqueline Novak. We break up the form to try to find something fresh, now, and new. Do we succeed? Or do we just create Marc Maron's WTF again, but hosted by us? The answer may surprise you! Plus, is it ethical to mirror someone el…
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For decades, George has been Sam's only co-worker with access to a microphone. That ends today, as we welcome Sam's LA work husband Ismael Loufti to the pod to talk about straight men's obsession with knowing things about events and places. Unfortunately, implying that straight men are the only people who know historical facts puts us in quite a rh…
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In this episode of AI Interrogator, Zoe Kleinman, the BBC's Technology Editor, talks to host Kate Bevan about the recent AI Summit in Bletchley. Kleinman shares illuminating perspectives on OpenAI's trajectory, examines the role of Sam Altman, and explores the dynamics of opportunism within the evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, providi…
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