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Reconcile the Aisle on Radio Misfits

Lauren LoGiudice and her characters interview experts to figure out if it’s possible to have meaningful dialogue about difficult subjects again.... Show More

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October 30, 2020 46 min

This bonus episode gets us ready for the election in 2020 — and beyond! The lessons in this episode apply to the Democratic process overall. Danielle Holtz is a historian of US political culture, intellectual history,and US foreign policy, Dr. Holtz focuses on conservatism and white supremacy in the nineteenth Read more...

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“We think about [Democracy] happening someplace else … and how I think about it and encourage students to think about it: it’s there yes … but it’s also in you.” – Timothy Shaffer, PhD Today I interviewed Timothy Shaffer, PhD Timothy J. Shaffer is an associate professor in the Department Read more...

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“The fundamental principle of a testing desert is: you’re in a county and there’s not a single test site. … About 40% of rural counties in the United States are testing deserts.” – Dr. Sema Sgaier of the Surgo Foundation Today I interviewed Dr. Sema Sgaier. Dr. Sema Sgaier is Read more...

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“To me what movement work means is creativity.” – Jeannine Cook Today I interviewed Jeannine Cook, For the last 10 years Jeannine Cook has worked as a trusted writer for several startups, corporations, non-profits, and influencers. In addition to a holding a master’s degree from The University of the Arts, Read more...

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“You’re not a rockstar and I’m not an angel either, and that’s why we need each other, and that’s why we need empathy, actually.” – Fritz Breithaupt Today I interviewed Fritz Breithaupt. Fritz Breithaupt is a provost professor at Indiana University, Bloomington since 1996, since 2010 as a full professor Read more...

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“We get into this weird thing, that if politicians don’t get made fun of [by The Capitol Steps] they get mad.” – Mark Eaton of the Capitol Steps Today I interviewed Mark Eaton of The Capitol Steps. The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out Read more...

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“Somebody described our comedy shows as going to Chippendales because it’s so rowdy. These women don’t want to leave.” – Dannagal Young Today I interviewed Mona Shaikh. Mona Shaikh is a stand-up comedian, host, emcee and producer of Minority Reportz. She most recently emcee’d the Women’s March in SF in Read more...

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“I’ve been asked over the years a lot for the potential of humor to bridge these divides and I have not figured out a way it work. …. Unless you’re someone who is willing to targets the machinery that creates the division in the first place.” – Dannagal Young Today Read more...

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“Call-out culture impoverishes our pools of meaning because we don’t get to share what everybody is thinking. Because some people are intimidated by the brutality with which an unfolding thought is received.” – Loretta Ross Today I interviewed Loretta Ross. In this episode we speak about: How her years of Read more...

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“I have choices. I’m responsible for my happiness.” — Mary Goggin Today I interviewed Mary Goggin, the creator of the solo show Runaway Princess. In this episode we speak about: Mary’s journey through drinking and hooking to become a working actor in NYC. How Mary found her calling, the desire Read more...

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“Everyone has a story to tell and when its your personal story you’re selling yourself, too. And that, to me, is a very easy sell.” — Rick Kaempfer Today I interviewed Rick Kaempfer and David Stern of Eckhartz Press. Rick Kaempfer is the co-founder and publisher of Eckhartz Press. In Read more...

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“Restorative justice is about healing. And healing in communities.” — Gina Hill Today I interviewed Gina Hill. Gina M. Hill is currently the Lead Administrator at the Oakland Emiliano Zapata Street Academy High School and a trainer with RJTI – Restorative Justice Training Institute founded by Rita Renjitham Alfred. Gina Read more...

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“Everybody has a uniqueness to them and I try to celebrate that.” — Richard W. Gretzinger Today I interviewed Richard W. Gretzinger Here’s more about him and his project The Vulnerability Project in his own words: The subject of my latest work is vulnerability. This is not a mid-life crisis, Read more...

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“It’s quite possible that TikTok is the Nintendo of this generation.” – Jesse Sneddon Today I chatted with Jesse Sneddon, standup comedian and co-writer and producer of The Melania Trump Road Show: Get Out the Vote and Get Me Out of the White House of Garbage. Jesse Sneddon is a Read more...

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“People are being groomed and don’t realize that they’re being groomed or that they have been groomed.” — Sammy Rangel Today I interviewed Sammy Rangel from Life After Hate. This is part two of that discussion. Sammy Rangel is an author, social worker, peace activist, speaker, trainer and father. His Read more...

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“You can fix a lot of things. That’s why erasers were made. But the one thing you can not fix is stupid.” — Charles LoGiudice, Jr. Today I interviewed Charles LoGiudice, Jr. My Dad. Charles LoGiudice, Jr. was born and raised in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and later raised a family in Read more...

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“I don’t think people understand the number of people we’re going to bury before this thing is over.” — Dr. Dani Holtz Today I interviewed Dr. Danielle Holtz. Danielle Holtz is the Postdoctoral Fellow at Oregon State University’s Center for the Humanities. As a historian of US political culture, intellectual Read more...

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“Hatred is also a form of suffering expressed.” — Sammy Rangel Today I interviewed Sammy Rangel from Life After Hate. This is part two of that discussion. Sammy Rangel is an author, social worker, peace activist, speaker, trainer and father. His autobiography, “Fourbears: The Myths of Forgiveness,” chronicles his life Read more...

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“There is the ideal of a pristine moment in U.S. history when, surely, people were able to communicate without the kind of violent rhetoric you see today, but the truth is that’s never been the case.” — Danielle Holtz Today I interviewed Dr. Danielle Holtz. Danielle Holtz is the Postdoctoral Read more...

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Today we’re going to talk about creating impressions. You’ll hear about my process of creating my Melania Trump character, that will be featured in my book Inside Melania: What I Learned About Melania Trump by Impersonating Her that is out in March. You’ll also hear from impersonator MJ Trump. Today Read more...

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