Shelter From The Storm

This episode finds Nicolas living in a very confused mixed reality surrounded by technology in an effort to obscure their own vulnerability to shelter issues. Still haunted by their brief experience with being shelterless half a decade ago, Nicolas attempts to process their feelings about the eviction of shelterless camps in Chico and Los Angeles and the limited paths to resolution. While taking the legal approach to challenging these evictions is the most viable it requires a massive amount of funding and is a long term approach. And, in the short term, direct action is unsustainable without mass. And, with a divided and desperate population mass appeal seems hard to come by.

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Triage

In this episode Nicolas discusses trying to triage meeting the current demands of their life loosely informed by their understanding of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and The Wellness Recovery Action Plan. The former has proven to be more helpful as Nicolas works though their survival needs in hopes of being able to spend more time on meeting esteem needs.

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When You Talk About Destruction

Nicolas reacts to the actions of those fighting for justice in Minneapolis. Nicolas comes to the conclusion that with the pandemic, people of color being murdered by police across the country and the mainstream political parties being corrupt and useless, it is time to move past solely non-violent tactics.

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Take a Bow

In the face of a seemingly unwinnable political situation Nicolas finds themselves stuck and attempting to cope by analyzing the reality of the situation. Their words of wisdom? Think critically, laugh when possible and admit when stuck.

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Take Your Blah Blah to The Blahblahologist

In this episode Nicolas goes on a somewhat coherent rant about the owners, the people they exploit, the fighting spirit and much more. The going theory being that it’s better to express than to bottle up.

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Malaise

In this episode I flight a battle with malaise to ponder about why we as humans have such problems going from having good ideas to having good implementations of those ideas. I also talk about the benefits of the podcast medium and ponder the concept of ethical violence. Finally, I wonder if wondering about ethical violence makes me a terrorist

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SE 12 Ep 13 The Struggle Is Real

In this episode I describe the struggle I am having with the primary effects of the psychiatric meds I’ve been prescribed following my mental breakdown. I also describe an interview with an intern that I’ll be airing for my first Big Idea Show this week and the struggle I am having to frame the interview within the context of the show. Finally I touch on my binary brain and how that parallels with older people’s struggle to understand the concept of the non-binary gender identity.

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Se 11 Ep 34 I Had A Nightmare Last Night

In this episode I talk about Net Neutrality, GOP Tax Reform and trying not to live to please other people. Call your congressperson and senators about Net Neutrality and GOP Tax Reform

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