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.... Show More

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August 4, 2020 104 min
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, andWHO 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 truthful...
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ey 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 fap...
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This episode comes to you a little late but when time gets loopy and mental health is paramount we take the time needed to remain sane. That being said this week's podcast (like every week) is artisanal! This week's batch is about making: Making fun, making friends, making stuff, and making up rules! We play the quarantine version of We're Not Really Strangers and get to know more about one another. We find out what Mr....
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This week your hosts Mr. Intrigue and Leigh Crenshaw- Player talk about gaps: Gaps in their black cultural knowledge, gaps in capitalism, gaps in the education system and gaps in Beyonce's acting ability (All praise due to our lord and savior Queen Beyonce Knowles-Carter, long may she reign). We also speak about the huge gap we fell into with the podcast which turned to a conversation about minding the gaps in our mental health...
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Our cosmically intertwined hosts take this week to discuss the space-time continuum. Since they last spoke the two went to space to renew their spirits and watch asses bounce in zero G. Upon their return to earth they may have passed through a wormhole because, wow! so much has happened, there is a ton to feel and it can be overwhelming. In fact, many of you may have felt the fabric of reality ripping at the seams and may be dishea...
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Pandemics, liars, and the beauty and grace of the Obama's! Anxiety abounds this week as we talk about misinformation. Mr. I tries not to give a TED talk to refute all the strong and wrong information that just won't die. Leigh speaks eloquently about the adoption of conspiracy theories as fact. They both discuss surviving the riptide of mistrust and conserving your energy for the swim to shore. Back on land they share how t...
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May 9, 2020 66 min
We welcome back our hosts from a long hiatus only to find them dealing with the aftermath of a worldwide pandemic. Each shares their tips on staying mentally sound during the time of Rona. The two discuss the gravity of being unconveniently truthful in a time where facts and reality don't seem to matter all while every possible apocalyptic scenario is rearing its head to finish us all! It's not totally doom and gloom as th...
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Leigh and Mr. Intrigue review episodes 4-6 of Random Act of Flyness. It turns out that Mr. Intrigue has a massive brain crush on the writers of RAOF - namely Terence Nance. How does one show cover the primacy of rest, symbiosis with artificial intelligence, pathological white violence, exorcism, and the importance of authentic apology? Our minds were blown and yours will be too. CW at 41:00 - 52:30 we discuss episode 4, which is ...
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What happens when you combine mental health, time travel, self medicating, and grief? You get the award winning short film Rumination. Mr. Intrigue and Leigh bring filmmaker Chad Eric Smith into the mobile, shelter-in-place studio to explore the burgeoning Black renaissance. The team dive into Sorry to Bother You, afrofuturism, the deconstruction of monolithic Blackness, and ask a most important question, "Is art made by Black...
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Are you watching Random Acts of Flyness? If not, Mr. Intrigue and Leigh are here to convince you to tune in because the revolution is being televised. In just three episodes, RAOF has discussed street harassment, gender identity, Black male bi invisibility, slavery, gun rights, reparations, and so much more. If you are ready to go down the rabbit hole, then this episode is probably for you. Thanks Terence Nance and the entire blac...
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The pair is FINALLY back together in-person and the Black joy is thick in this episode. BlerdCon. Pose. Black Kids in Outer Space. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Mr. Intrigue and Leigh then dig into the ethical concerns of new technology CRISPR. The revolutionary technology could usher in a golden age of medicine or it could advance eugenics. As always the deciding factors are love and intention. Show Notes: Remember to ...
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Leigh and Negrodamus have an endless supply of puns this episode. The team pull back the curtain and share what it takes to raise a podbaby while living busy lives. The latest set of DC trailers get a review and the pair rebound from their disappointment by reviewing Antman and Wasp. We wrap up with practical strategies for navigating toxic environments. Show Notes Send us your questions for the "Death Doula" Alua Arthur ...
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This week the crew discusses rules for receding hairlines, who's been going apes#!t; the Cruel experiment that is Black Panther; and how racism cost the NFL the best halftimes ever! Then, we take a moment to pick up the shattered pieces of our minds as we discuss the fallacy of the self-made man, not-so-charitable charitable giving and the best tactics for using protest art against Trump. Remember your energy is valuable so mak...
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Uncovenient Truth goes international! Mr. Intrigue lives Leigh’s best life as he calls in from Italy. The pair discuss travel as self-care and share their tips for how to avoid being an American idiot while abroad. The main topic is short and sweet – stop telling Aunt Maxine and protesters to be respectable. It’s a lighter episode this time. Go see the world truthseekers. You might find the puzzle piece you need to be a powerful gl...
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Mr. Intrigue and Leigh experience peak Black Nerd Joy this week with the arrival of Marvel’s Luke Cage. The pair dig into making sound financial decisions as a mob boss, situational violence, and the toll of fighting the stereotype of the "Angry Black " person. All of this is a warm up for a discussion of an abysmal week in the Supreme Court. Despite the dire situation, Leigh and Mr. I remain hopeful, drawing courage fr...
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* Mr. Intrigue shows Leigh "Ape$#!+" for the first time. What follows is 20 minutes of pure Black Joy and commentary on long-term relationships, the power of imagery, and the lessons we can all learn from the Carters. Show Notes Queen Curly Fry brings the art history analysis of Ape$#!+ - https://twitter.com/itsmeheidi_h/status/1008207174257045508 Follow us on IG & Twitter @unconvenientpod and Subscrib...
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6/21/18 - Happy solstice from Mr. Intrigue and Leigh. The team needs the longer hours to enjoy the World Cup and go ape$#!+ for the Carters. Leigh brings Mr. I a space rock. Will it be enough to turn him into a granola bunny? = The levity is needed as the team go full angry Black person about Trump's "zero tolerance policy." They call on all their resources, including leaning on Mother Harriet, to make sense of...
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6/9/2018 -- We start off this episode with a do-over that just becomes the show's start as our audio engineer Brian gets in on the fun! Sometimes mistakes are beautiful. Leigh tries to convince Mr. I to talk to a rock. The team plays the delightfully hetero-normative 'Never Have I Ever'. It turns out both Mr. I and Leigh are trash, just in different ways. Deadpool 2 (spoiler palooza) and RIP Anthony Bourdain. The duo pl...
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5/28/2018 -- This episode sees our hosts navigating the challenges of night time recording as they battle sleep and an increasingly warming studio -- fun times ensue. We find out more about Mr Intrigue who may or may not be nude. We discuss Roseanne, Starbucks and how does one return from exile. Leigh discusses the Four Agreements and how you may not be a f**kboy after all --unlikely. And what its like to kick it at Noam Chomsky...
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5/26/18 - Mr. I and Leigh go on the hunt to find a needle in a haystack - Donald Trump's humanity. It turns out they have more in common with the Cheeto Monster than they realized. But first they nerd out on Marvel movies (no spoilers) and the perplexing phenomena of superheroines in fridges. Show Notes Women in Fridges * Feminist Frequency series on Tropes v. [cis]Women - https://feministfrequency.com/video/tropes-vs-wom...
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