The Fixerpunk Podcast

The Fixerpunk Podcast

Bridging the divide between personal and social change. Punk rock, anti-authoritarian self-help, political, and social issues perspectives. Showing people and communities how to create their own solutions in their own lives that work with their reality instead of denying it. This in turn can impact society by empowering leaders in mutual aid and building dual power. As a former political organization leader, Greyson brings the wisdom of “fixers” who work for the powerful to the masses along with ideas from creative cultures and sports to build a better person and society for the common person. Follow Greyson Peltier @GreysonNation on Twitter. www.fixerpunk.com

Episodes

November 5, 2022 26 min
Please go and vote!!!
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I cover:

- The Real Causes of Inflation

- The best inflation solutions that help the working class

- How Republicans’ plans ultimately hurt people while supposedly reducing inflation

- What is Elasticity of Demand and why does it matter in designing effective methods to fix high prices?

- The Coming Recession: Who Benefits and Who Will Suffer?

- Which groups of workers will lose their jobs the soon...
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AEW is a social movement in the sport of pro wrestling, The Young Bucks, Kenny Omega, and Adam Page are its main founders. CM Punk came in and changes started to happen, some of which seemed to be outside of the core values of the movement, and an old personal dispute popped up again out of nowhere in response to an attempt by Page to re-center the movement in its values. CM Punk relied on a style of business that is very conventio...
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Fixing The Fixerpunk covers ideas about changing yourself and society from my own self-development process.

Insights from this episode:

- The Struggle to Find Adult Autism Doctors and Therapists
- Autistic Burnout
- You have to talk about systemic issues to work on personal development effectively!
- Resources matter and drive success in personal development, whether that is mental health, physical health, fitness, etc.
- When ...
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I explain how the CM Punk and Adam Page feud as well as Punk’s heel turn are driven by differences in ethical approaches as it comes to leadership as well as the lessons from this story for cultural and social movement leaders. Adam Page sticks by his values and the true culture of his movement, not by the culture of the good old boy’s club or how things have always been done, does what is right regardless of allegiances, and he is...
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I cover a variety of topics on this Fixing The Fixerpunk installment:

- Prioritizing both self-care and fun

- Acknowledging and celebrating your existing success

- Costs of Autism and ADHD therapy versus ADHD coaching

- Talking about money with your parents when you are an adult living at home

- Intro to building your “personal kayfabe” - becoming the champion of your own wrestling storyline

- My trip to AEW Dynamite in Los Angeles, mee...
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This brief episode can help if you want to know how to complain about your doctor, how to complain about your dentist, or how to dispute an overcharged medical or dental bill. Steps for most plans below.

Other notes from my experience: Avoid Dental HMOs. They lead to overcharging. Though lasers can sometimes help, dental laser scams are common and according to my insurance, the Current Dental Terminology by the American Dental Asso...
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Are you an Adam Page fan? Let’s talk. Email greyson@greysonpeltier.com or use the form on Fixerpunk.com. (If you’re in Southern California, let’s meet!) Let’s be our own Dark Order and support each other through this difficult time after he lost the championship to CM Punk.

I touch upon how Adam Page changed my life and how finding him and AEW helped rescue me from a skateboarder church cult-like group. I also discuss how the Ha...
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Gaining political power can be expensive, and can every once in a while get a little weird, because the work covers diverse disciplines, but it is certainly rewarding.

In this episode, I cover:
- The importance of creating cultural narratives, even in unexpected places, to help counter extremist and intolerant ideologies.
- An example of alt-right rhetoric infiltrating the self-help and fitness space
- How to (and how not to) scale a ...
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Will I be full gear ready this summer? A quick episode to discuss my fitness goals and progress, or lack thereof. The importance of a progressive/leftist fitness narrative is also briefly touched upon.
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On this episode, I discuss the failure of Build Back Better, the disconnect between Democrats and average voters, and how a more courageous progressive approach rather than being caught up in what voters can perceive as technicalities can help Democrats at the polls in 2022.


Key points:


- Politicians should show what they can do when they are in office. “Show them your finishing move,” even if you fail at it.


- Voters elect politic...
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I cover:

Is Vyvanse giving me a speech impediment?

Trying to get help with mental endurance

Physical endurance and mental endurance

Work stress tolerance

Therapists don’t do deliberate plans

Forced back to work by a very expensive built-in oven and microwave combination?

CM Punk’s principle for healing

Fitness progress

Going to the gym in a KN95 mask during COVID or staying home and maintaining

Running out of time to build muscle before...
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This very late episode covers NEW AEW World Champion Adam “Hangman” Page, slow-burn storylines of the sports type, and the political and social change slow-burn storyline of the Great Resignation and Anti-Work. I discuss the foibles of the “general strike” attempts in October and political leaders looking for a big event where everything changes perfectly rather than letting people gain confidence and power through a slow-burn stor...
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This Fixing The Fixerpunk episode is posted kind of late. This is the show where I cover my personal efforts to take my own advice and fix my own problems to perhaps suck just a little less every day.

I cover:
- Turning 25 and feeling behind in life
- Establishing a sense of urgency. Why does everything take so long in my life?
- Fitness progress while using the hotel gym
- Making Resolutions for your Birthday (instead of New Year’s)
...
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In order to change the system or advocate and build a better life for yourself, you need to understand not only the rules of your society’s social and political system but also its underlying principles. The rules that are set up in law or in customs, and even sometimes the popular sense of morality, are secondary to these principles and how aligned a rule is with this power shows you how strong or weak it is. Knowing this principl...
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This is a messy, unplanned Fixing the Fixerpunk episode:

- Update on the pro surfer job
- Figuring out the stuff that distracts me
- Minor fitness progress and my new metric “How close am I to looking like Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks?”
- Incremental progress overall and finding those times when I can make a big change
- TIkTok progress
- Extreme Independence as the Core Philosophy of Punk
- Not Forcing Conformity in Activism
- Rob Dyrd...
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This is more of a current events episode covering the soon to end eviction moratoriums, problems with eviction processes, how to restructure the process of eviction to be more sane, disparate impacts of court processes like virtual hearings on the elderly and disabled, the need for more public and cooperatively owned housing, the myth of the “worker shortage,” and the ways upper middle class people misunderstand the welfare system....
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This was supposed to be a Fixing the Fixerpunk episode, but it’s pretty heavy on practical lessons.
Topics covered:
- Prioritizing Your Life and Activities when advocating for yourself
- A Key Fixerpunk Principle: Be A Pitcher, Not A Thrower as applied to personal advocacy
- Prioritizing Deadlines and Statute of Limitations
- Appropriate length of letters and communications with legislators
- Constituent Assistance with Congress, Sena...
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This is a Fixing the Fixerpunk episode, which is where I focus on how I fix the problems in my life, show my fallibility and imperfection, and hopefully help you learn from example.

Topics covered:
- My latest encounter with The Patronizing Party - my new name for “helping” professionals, like social services providers, healthcare and mental health providers, therapists, legislators, and other members of the nonprofit industrial com...
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The second part of my Learning from an Anxious Millennial Cowboy episode about Adam “Hangman” Page of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), and how I have found him to be a highly relatable inspiration for my own life and an example for the new frontiers of activism. He is a very strong yet emotionally vulnerable and relatable individual whose story shows how to claim one’s potential. His intelligence is paired with an uncanny ability to have...
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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has come under fire for purchasing a $1.4 million dollar home in Los Angeles among other real estate investments. The organization has also been criticized for not directly assisting Black people adequately, including the families of victims of police brutality. As a former organization board member who has a degree in Political Science, I explain how political and activism professiona...
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