Unconvenient Truth

Unconvenient Truth

Leigh Crenshaw-Player and Mr. Intrigue have decided to combine their respective knowledge bases of mysticism and science to makes sense of the senseless or at the very least find ways to take care of ourselves while we fight for a more equitable world. Our weekly nerdy rants explore politics, sexuality, class, race, superheroes and so much more as we search for truth. We welcome you to join us on our journey to understand what community and personal responsibility look like at the end of the world.

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September 14, 2021 109 min
This week we have sad news...Karens (and Kevins) still exist and the Podcast will be coming to an end. Despite the sad news there is hope on the horizon. Marvel comes to the rescue again. In Feige we trust!
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e are back and full of question? What if Pfizer came up with a better name? What if the United States minded its own business? And What if Marvel made cartoons? We’re glad to be back! Links: Quality Handmade Facemasks from a Black Woman owned business free shipping on orders over $35. MoeMasks4u.com Mr Intrigue does thangs...to see what they are go to: CraftingIntrigue.com Please email us at unconvenientpod [at] gmail you kn...
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Hey kids! Stuck in the house? Time starting to feel syrupy? Browser history starting to look like the wall of a highway truck stop? Don't worry we have the perfect out-of-time-just-in-time podcast for you! We've opened the Unconvenient vault to release the F*ck episode of our F*ck-Money-Kill series. This episode is about sex and special guest Lisa Swinney, sex educator and mystic, is here to tell you how to use that free fa...
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This episode we go back into the vault (and the time machine) to dig up a treat for you! This is the second of our F!ck Money Kill Series and our guest is Juan Reid, a home-comer who is with us to talk about money, capitalism, the prison-industrial complex, and WHO IS TRYING trying to upend, subvert, or destroy the systems of oppression with his coop Tight Shift. This conversation is deep, emotionally-charged and as always truthfu...
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So we lied just a little we're back (kinda)... this [not so] mini episode is our midsummer check-in! Karens, superheroes, white guys with too much money and being underdressed in Paris...oh, and how Leigh and Mr Intrigue have been spending their summer.
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* This episode your hosts Leigh and Intrigue PREPARE TO DIE! But this week they are lucky enough to go with grace with the Death Douala Alua Arthur. We can't tell you how much we stan for this woman! From the beginning she mind-jujitsu-ed us on the concept of death and roaches! This lady is amazing and has an origin story worthy of a Marvel Comic. This conversation is both deep thought-provoking and light-hearted. Our deaths ar...
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With so much going on in their personal lives your hosts make an announcement. Want more for this week's mini episode? Slow it down to a TVA approved 1/16th speed.
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Happy Pride everyone! Now let's make it awkward by talking about the foolishness... a boat sinks, capitalism stinks, a vet is put on mute and a tennis player give a tournament the boot. We talk mass graves and memorialized slaves. Apparently there is no place for kinky folks at a parade made for rainbow floats. For all of this we do not know what to say except let's make sure we keep Pride gay! Again, Happy Pride!
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This week has your hosts tired...There seems to be an uptick in human tragedy and inequality in our new "post-pandemic” lives. So to protect our mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month we decided to ask better questions with the help of We Are Not Really Strangers. Links: Quality Handmade Facemasks from a Black Woman owned business free shipping on orders over $35. MoeMasks4u.com Mr Intrigue does thangs...to see ...
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May 11, 2021 103 min
We start our episode this week by unwittingly stress testing the Mayometer with an employer whose antebellum-esqe management style is going to cost him big bucks, a senator's Freudian slip, and a school whose HR Manager will be working overtime with legal working over its new hiring policy. It's not all workplace antics as we discuss the HBO Max series by I'm Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck's Exterminate All the ...
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This episode we crank up the Mayometer (we're starting to like this thing) to weigh the merits of an ivory colored summer, a party punch that will leave your guest talking, and a judge who gives her rulings on a very old argument. It's not all stale mayo as we recap the final two episodes of Falcon and the Winter Soldier and discuss our thoughts on Isiah Bradley and the real life myth of black super humans. Ya'll stay s...
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This episode we crank up the Mayometer and give a self-help guru, a British chef, Suzi Orman, and an unfortunate popcorn atrocity a mayo rating. We discuss the upcoming twitter inspired film 'Zola', the new assistant secretary of health and an unexpected thing that happened in Arkansas. Finally, we give a very SPOILER FILLED walkthrough of the major themes of Marvel's latest epic: 'The Falcon and The Winter Soldier&...
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In honor of Women's History Month we brought lady lawyer and podcast host Bryanna A Jenkins, Esq. to the show. We had a chat about current events, self care, equality in education and so much more. She was even gracious enough to help Mr. I's calibrate his new invention-- the Mayometer. Links: Kirk's Cuss Out Remix https://youtu.be/XtxvCo6NJ20 Montero by Lil Nas X https://youtu.be/6swmTBVI83k Top 50 Transgender Podc...
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In this episode, we discuss power couples - Megan & Harry and Wanda & Vision. The former strikes a cord with your hosts' inner petty and inner messy. Along with some of current Republican foolishness we also talk about this stimulus check mess and vaccine hell that we are all dealing with after a full year inside this perpendicular. Please stay safe, wear a mask, and get vaccinated. Wanna see Harry's daddy (allege...
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his week we talk about WandaVision and the grief-stricken reality we find ourselves in. We try really hard not to spoil the show for anyone, but next episode all bets are off **YOU'VE BEEN WARNED** It's a little conscious and it a little nerdy and hopefully we can all learn something about the stories we tell ourselves and how those stories reverberate throughout our future. We also talk about the regular dumpster fire bur...
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This week we are continuing our American History Month celebration with more brilliant excerpts from the Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin conversation that originally aired on SOUL! a Black variety program hosted by queer ancestor Ellis Hazlip in 1971. We also talk about 45's impeachment trial and the "Mexican" dish that Mr. Intrigue is rating 5 out of 5 glasses of mayo. SHOW NOTES The Elis Hazlip documentary Mr. SOUL...
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This is the most wonderful time of year! Despite the cold we are more than excited to share with you our first American History Month show ever! And ooooochile do we have a treat for you! Mr I rediscovered a television show from the late 60s called SOUL! This broadcast was brought to us by the great queer ancestor Ellis Hazlip, this show puts the entire cookout on full display with appearances by many black luminaries. The centerp...
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Well kids, they've done done it this time! Y'all already know what we are going to talk about this episode: The Crown on Netflix and WandaVision on Disney+ ....oh and that little white tantrum and forever blight on American history called sedition.
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Welcome to the new year that feels like the old one! Congratulations you made it out of 2020 ...now what? Well, Mr. Intrigue is drinking and is clearly on one...or twenty...either way Leigh is keeping score! Happy 2021!.. hopefully it's not the studio-mandated, cash-grab sequel of 2020...Here's hoping!
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Episode 28: Involuntary Hermitude or Good Riddance 2020! Welcome to our holiday show the last of the year, the last of 2020! Whew! We made it! This week we talk about our pandemic holidays and the year as a whole! Welcome to the end of 2020 everyone! Although we are so excited this year over and share all of the things we are grateful for we also remember the mess we find ourselves in. Overall it's a joyous occasion and the ho...
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