Month: January 2019

The First Amendment- As Long As It’s Not Polygamy

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the First Amendment of the Constitution with their guest, actor, writer, and voice over artist, Mara Wilson. Join them as they deep dive into: freedom of the press, speech, religion and assembly; how Woodrow Wilson really sucks; and the Supreme Court cases that defined it all!

Check out Mara’s new subscription-based newsletter with Substack called Shant We Tell the Vicar at mara.substack.com

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Impeachment- It’s Not Personal, It’s Politics

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the impeachment process with their guest and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another, Ophira Eisenberg. Join them as they detail the political process of impeachment, talk about who can and cannot be impeached, and why it’s never really happened at the Presidential level…yet.

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Voter Turnout – There’s an Equation for That

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about voter turnout with their guest Mike Houston, best known for his role as Lee Dixon in Orange is the New Black. Join them as they talk about the different ways to define voter turnout, what determines if people come out and vote, and what we can do to make voting a regular part of life in America.

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The History of America’s Political Parties – And What the Illuminati Gave Us

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden welcome guest and co-host of By the Book Podcast, Jolenta Greenberg.

Join them as them deep dive into the parties of the founding fathers, talk about the short-lived Bull Moose Party, and dissect how we’ve arrived at the Republican and Democratic Parties that we have today.

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Baby Scams at the Magic Castle

Sue and Caitlin do a bicoastal call for a mini-scamisode about Sue’s trip to the legendary Magic Castle in Hollywood. Yes, it’s a real place! And Caitlin lets go of a scam-struggle to give her family a happier home. Also, since the scam universe has summoned them, next week, your sleuths will cover the infamous Frye Festival. They’d love to hear from you about all the thoughts and feelings it evokes. Listeners, call in! 347-509-9414

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Let’s Get Civical & Sexual – Lizzie Stewart and Arden Walentowski

The slaydies from More Banana’s newest podcast, Let’s Get Civical, sit down with Natalie Wall and figure out what sex and civics have in common. Arden Walentowski and Lizzie Stewart share stories of pooping in public, men who have holes in their clothes, and how the government shutdown is really because some people *cough* Mitch *cough* just aren’t doing their jobs. 

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Ménage à Moi

In this episode Jessy and Rebekah recount all about how this week was shit and then get into the wild world of masturbation. There are gods, there are doctors, there are doctors who think they are gods, there is a giant vibrator called “The Manipulator” that is coal powered and oh, so much more. Sit back, enjoy, and probably don’t consume liquids while listening because you might spit it out. Special shout out to Dr. Jenn and Dr. Erica, the two gynecologists behind the awesome podcast The V Word!!

  • 01:20: Seriously. A restaurant is actually banning women from dining solo at the bar because they might be escorts. So solo women that come in have to move to a table. Give us a BREAK.
  • 04:00: God forbid anyone try to help save people in this fucking country, you know?! Like, we get it that people shouldn’t be trespassing on federal land and whatnot, but we live in a country run by a man who is trying to strip a lot of national park land of its protected status so he can open it up to development so this seems a little out of step. Seems to us like maybe the problem is that these women were trying to help immigrants. What do you think?
  • 05:30: Here is our episode with Kicy Motly about how borders are actually just a bunch of bullshit. And some other things.
  • 07:15: The Global Advisory Board for Sexual Health and Wellbeing is pretty fucking amazing. It was established in 2016 to “advocate for a positive and inclusive approach to sexuality” and has since made it its mission to establish sexual pleasure as a human right!
  • 08:00: Check out this interview with Lora Haddack, Founder and CEO of Lora Dicarlo, and Lola Vars, the Technical Director of the company, about the treatement their product received at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
  • 09:00: Here is the home page for Lora Dicarlo and Ose which, if you ask us, looks pretty fucking spectacular. This is a great resource to learn more about this amazing tool AND gender bias at the CES!
  • 10:45: Here is another great resource. Awesome article by Emily Dreyfuss of Wired that addresses the orgasm gap and all sorts of other things.
  • 12:15: Here is a really fantastically rigorous history of masturbation from Psychology Today, written by Martha S. Rosenthal, PhD.
  • 12:25: Doctors didn’t call the releases that women experienced orgasms, but instead they called them paroxysms because the going thought of the time was that women were incapable of sexual feelings and so they could not possibly experience orgasms like men. Woah. The patriarchy is real, y’all.
  • 13:00: Also from Psychology Today, but this time by Michael Castleman, M.A., is this article on the history of vibrators. Check it out. It is totally wild.
  • 13:15: Here is a link to the first chapter of The Technology of Orgasm by Rachel P. Maines.
  • 19:00: Here is a link to our episode about things not to put in your vagina! It’s a hoot!
  • 19:30: Omg gall wasps are back. And we have discovered that the creepy Etsy guy selling wasp shit for your vagina is actually just Alfred Kinsey reincarnate. Anyway, here is an article about him. Kinsey. Not the Etsy guy. Or is it….?
  • 28:30: So they totally were into self-flagellation in Victorian England but, surprise surprise, there was also a kinky side! Check out this article in Salon!
  • 28:45: Here is some info about Ben Wa Balls in case you don’t know what they are. They are curiously similar to the shi shi product sold by Goop for $65 called Jade Eggs which we talked aaaaaallllll about on our episode about what not to put in your vagina which is linked here again. Note that the material these things are made from matters.
  • 32:30: Here is the article by Ann Friedman about masturbation as the last taboo.  Great read. Highly recommend.
  • 40:20: Here is the app HappyPlayTime that aims to eliminate the stigma arounf female masturbation! Wow!

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Cait & Murda Are Now Afraid Of All Kens – “Firestorm II Angel Blade” (1987)

Cait & Murda spend another week as best friends sitting through a vintage porn in this episode of There Will Be Porn podcast. One by one they watch the AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time counting down to the best porn of them all.

Cait & Murda are watching #85 Firestorm II: The Angel Blade, 1987. Written by Ann Randal (Ayn Rand?) and Directed by Cecil Howard, this porn is a sequel to Firestorm, which the ladies decided to skip, because what could they have missed? Porns don’t have story, right? WRONG. Once again, Cait & Murda are fooled by the synopsis and find an epic tale of love, betrayal, polyamory, stock certificates and Sheiks that walk so fast. 

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Music Credit

“There Will Be Porn Theme Song” Dejen Tesfagiorgis : bit.ly/funnyreel

Magical Scams w/ Mark Philip Lichtenstein

Wow, wow, wow. Who knew that magic could be so intense and controversial? We sure didn’t. That was until magician Mark Philip Lichtenstein joined us in the studio to explain some classic magic tricks to us. Big hint on where this podcast is headed: Caity does NOT like getting tricked.

Mark reached out to us when he heard about the premise of our show, yet when he arrived in our studio he was a bit hesitant to tell his secrets, which was a huge tease for us. Guess that old adage is true. Also, he wouldn’t admit that magic in general is a wholesale scam, even though HE was the one who reached out to US, a podcast about scams. Anyway, he teaches us some tricks and we look at a very outdated website together and make fun of one of the guys and perhaps that was maybe mean and we should have edited that out, but you know what? We think it paints a picture! We’re all about painting pictures. We’re like the Bob Ross of podcasting: Pod Ross.

CoINCIDENTALLY: Sue is visiting the Magic Castle in LA this week, which, unfortunately, will not happen before this podcast comes out, but it’s kind of a weird coincidence, don’t you think? It’s like magic. The Magic Castle is this 55 year-old club for magicians in the Hollywood Hills that is invite-only and has dinner, shows, and an extraordinarily strict dress code. Like, very strict. The website even goes as far as to specify that rompers are not permitted. Now, that’s kind of a sweeping generalization, don’t you think? Rompers have come a long way and, these days, can be incredibly formal. Just step into a Madewell!

We’re torn on the concept of a dress code. On one hand, it’s like: don’t you dare tell me what to do/wear/act because you’re part of the patriarchy, and, on the other hand, it’s like: people don’t act right and they certainly don’t dress right. Just go to your local mall and you’ll see dozens of teens in pajamas. …And now we’ve become crabby old men telling kids to get off their lawns. BUT SERIOUSLY. People need to dress right and then we won’t need dress codes! No flip-flops at work! No pajamas at the Magic Castle. How hard is that?

Also, something we learned from Mark is that there are very few female magicians. Ladies: this is an untapped market for you and possibly a wise career choice! But if you think about it, magic is super patriarchal. Like, a man stands on stage and tries to control your entire experience, including the way you think and feel. It’s designed to gaslight you and make you second-guess yourself. That’s probably why we got so fired up in the studio! The patriarchy really stinks! Bad!

 

Anyway, if you would like to experience some of Mark’s magic in person, you can find Mark Philip Lichtenstein at https://magician.nyc/ See ya next week!

 

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All The Cool Kids with Darth Skater

On this episode of Frau Pow Podcast, Odd & Rags speak with junior roller derby skater and pre-teen fashion icon, Darth Skater. They also speak with Darth’s Mom about what it’s like to play the same sport as your kid, especially as mother-daughter. 

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[Don’t Get Me Started] Doctors Who Don’t Listen

This week’s Don’t Get Me Started is about Doctors who don’t truly listen to the concerns of their patients, especially women. Odd and Rags get into their own experience with being ignored and not believed for their pain. It’s a complicated relationship with fully understand healthcare and what to expect, and the ladies encourage being honest and asking for a second opinion when in doubt. 

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Guess What?! Babies Come From Sex – Caitlin Brodnick

Author of Dangerous Boobies, and co-host of ScamWow podcast, Caitlin Brodnick guests this week to talk about having a baby and being a sexy mom.
 
Natalie Wall hosts Awkward Sex and The City podcast every other Wednesday, bringing on comedians and storytellers to discuss sex, dating, and being awkward. Natalie is also the creator of the touring live show, Awkward Sex And The City live.
 
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Let’s Get Civical Sizzle Reel!

Here’s a quick preview of the new podcast, Let’s Get Civical. As hosts, Lizzie Stewart and Arden Walentowski breakdown politics and government structure, they aim to have fun doing it! These are some of the best moments from upcoming episodes.

Make sure to subscribe before the podcast release on Jan 30th! And get tickets to the launch party at Caveat NYC on Jan 27th!

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Baron von F**k: Clark Rockefeller w/ Anna Drezen

Saturday Night Live writer and hilarious comedian, Anna Drezen, takes a break from 30 Rock to stop by the studio and talk to us about the amazing con-artist, Clark Rockefeller. aka Christopher Chichester. aka Christian Gerhartsreiter. aka Chip Smith. This guy has had so many names. And tinted glasses, and the audacity to give David Berkowitz’s social security number on a job application! (He’s the Son of Sam.) The balls! Anna, go put this in one of your skits for SNL. Anyway, we’ve got 17 aliases, 3 hilarious comedians, and 3 dogs in the More Banana podcast studio today. (Our producer, Cait, calls it Kill Room Studios. Should we be concerned?  If we go missing, check the Kill Room!) 

 

One of the common themes we see with all of these scammers is that they have a crazy amount of gusto and confidence and people just bow down to that without verifying stuff. Indeed, a scammer is also referred to as a con artist, or con-man, which is short for “confidence man.” The deeper we get into these scams, the more we realize this to be true! It’s crazy that every subject of our podcast, every person we focus on, is super, super super confident. That’s what it takes to be a good trickster, we guess! Clark Rockefeller was so confident that he deserved to live in that lady’s house in California that he killed her kids and buried them in the backyard! Call it delusional, call it crazy, but he was, over everything else, absolutely certain that no one else would call him out on his bullshit. And that’s exactly how he got hired on Wall Street, too. He just walked down to the Financial District with a sharp jawline and a fake name and the Son of Sam’s social security number and knew that no one would question him! It’s wild.  

 

As a woman, it’s much tougher to have that kind of confidence. We’re taught to second guess ourselves,and that something isn’t happening, even when it is. That’s what gaslighting is. When you call someone out on something and they’re like, “I’m not crazy, you’re crazy and here’s why!” Oh! We forgot to tell you this. We tweeted it from our account (@scamwowpodcast), but maybe you missed it because it seems like people don’t use Twitter anymore. Anyway, the New York Post reported over the weekend that Louis C.K. gave Sarma Melngailis an STD! Can you believe?! There were some emails leaked between the two of them and, MAN, were they gaslighty! Louis C.K. was like, “I never told you I was clean. No one is truly clean in this day and age.” Which is SOME BULLSHIT because, um, YES, you absolutely CAN be clean. All you have to is get a test and it will tell you and then get your ailments treated. Oh, in case you don’t recall, Sarma is the former vegan chef and owner of One Lucky Duck and Pure Food and Wine who was sort of brainwashed (we think) into giving all her money to a random guy and her businesses eventually folded and she ended up in a hotel room eating pizza. It was wild. We have an episode on it. 

 

Anyway, things are a trash fire. Hope you enjoy the podcast!

 

 

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Movement: Black Youth Abroad with Kicy Motley

In this weeks episode Jessy and Rebekah discuss the important role that traveling has played in their lives, they interview Kicy Motley who is starting a bomb ass organization called Movement: Black Youth Abroad and then they regale one another with poop stories. It’s funny, it’s informative and it’ll make you want to get your wallets out to support an amazing opportunity for Black youth in America!

  • 01:20: Here is a really awesome interview with Marta from Forbes!
  • 01:30: Follow us on Instagram, god damnit! We are posting some really fun stuff. And soon we will be posting some stuff about sports!
  • 09:10: Here is the website for Movement: Black Youth Abroad. Check it out! And make sure to sign up for their mailing list! You can find the link right there on their homepage.
  • 11:30: Here is a little bit of information about Birthright Israel.
  • 13:10: We weren’t lying. Jessy really DID fist bump a monkey and here is proof! (Also, make sure you follow her travel Insta, @waywardh0.)
  • 20:00: Willing Workers on Organic Farms, or WOOFing, is an organization that connects people who want to learn about organic farming to people who want to share their lifestyles and are looking for volunteer help! It’s a really cool project. You can travel, stay places in exchange for labor, and learn all about farming techniques all around the world. Swoon.
  • 26:50: James W. Loewen wrote an entire book about this called “Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism.” Here is a review of the book by America’s Black Holocaust Museum.
  • 27:00: Just to remind people that Black people’s movement is still heavily restricted, in 2017 the NAACP issued a statewide travel advisory for the state of Missouri. The organization basically informed POC to travel through the state at their own risk due to a law that was passed that the NAACP says allows for legal discrimination. Read more about it here.
  • 35:00: DONATE MONEY HERE

Here is all the info for Movement: Black Youth Abroad

  • You can find all the information you want, and sign up for their newsletter, HERE.
  • Here are some ways for you to GET INVOLVED.
  • Don’t forget to GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY. This is a 501C3, so that makes it tax deductible for those of you who keep track of those things.
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Ladies Love Frasier

Anita and comedian Tracy Soren listen and react to voicemails from female-identifying Frasier fans who talk about why they love the show. One thing’s for sure. Ladies love Niles.

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Cait & Murda Are Capitalist Enemies – “Farmer’s Daughters : The Movie” (1986)

Cait & Murda spend another week as best friends sitting through a vintage porn in this episode of There Will Be Porn podcast. One by one they watch the AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time counting down to the best porn of them all.

Cait & Murda are watching #87 Farmer’s Daughters : The Movie, from 1986. It’s a classic leftist tale of hard working farmer getting fucked by the government, and then letting everyone fuck his daughters on film to pay back his mortgage. Does this film turn Cait & Murda into dirty commies? Or does it just prove that sex is the only industry that matters…

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Links

There Will Be Drinking Podcast (the origin of the Murda and Cait dynamic)

AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time

Music Credit

“There Will Be Porn Theme Song” Dejen Tesfagiorgis : bit.ly/funnyree

Bloody Scams! Theranos & MacGregor Island

We didn’t mean to get bloody and gruesome, but we couldn’t help it. First we dive into the billion dollar blood-testing company, Theranos, and get REAL personal about genetic testing. Then, we take a trip to MacGregor Island, which was made up by some Scottish guy and totally not real. Enjoy! (Oh, and btw, we do talk about politics a little in this episode, so WE WARNED YOU.)

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Pioneering Women of Sports & Frau Pow

In this episode of Welcome to My Vagina, Jessy and Rebekah talk holidays, sit down and dish with the cohosts of Frau Pow, an awesome podcast on the More Banana network and then highlight a few awesome women in sports! It’s thought-provoking, informative and full of that brand of holiday cheer that you only get by being called a commie bitch by your uncle. Strap in, it’s quite a ride!

  • 01:30: This is a serious question for our listeners. What do you do when someone in your family says something you disagree with? Or, worse, says something that is racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, transphobic, etc.? And what if you are the only one who disagrees? What is the best course of action, taking into consideration your own emotional and mental safety and the fact that this is your family? We would love to hear from you. Email us at welcometomyvagina@gmail.com
  • 03:11: For those of you who don’t know, “guinea plank” refers to the Verrazzano Bridge which connects Brooklyn and Staten Island. According to the ultimate resource Urban Dictionary, the term is “derived from the stereotype that Italians, escaping from Brooklyn, use this bridge to get to the one neighborhood they can escape to.” Who knew.
  • 09:30: PLEASE REVIEW US!
  • 10:00: Go to www.welcometomyvagina.com to sign up for our newsletter! It comes out on the opposite Tuesday from the podcast so you can have us in your ears and your inboxes every single week. Do it.
  • 10:30: Check out Frau Pow!
  • 11:00: We are really working on getting microaggressions out of our vocabulary and it is very, very hard.
  • 24:00: Follow us on Instagram! We’re sort of killing it over there. Find us at @welcometomyvagina
  • 24:13: Here is an excerpt from Kathrine Switzer’s memoir, Marathon Woman.
  • 24:45: As promised, here’s the video of Switzer’s boyfriend pushing that motherfucker off Kathrine when he tried to take her race bib!
  • 25:30: Here is the official trailer for “Battle of the Sexes!” Check it out!
  • 26:30: Here is the article that Serena Williams wrote for CNN following the birth of her daughter. You all should give it a read.
  • 29:00: The New York Times has been working on belatedly running the obituaries of incredible women who they didn’t write about at the time of their death because of misogyny. And Jackie Mitchell is among them. Read her obit here.
  • 32:00: Here is Misty Copeland dancing on Prince’s piano! So badass.

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[Don’t Get Me Started] Wash Your Hands & the New Jersey Pooperintendent

Odd & Rags need you you keep washing your hands, because while we all poop, it’s still important to have good hygiene! Also, they call out a story in New Jersey about a serial poop vandal.

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Understanding PTSD with Dani

Joined by therapist and educator, Dani, who covers the facets and treatments of PTSD, Odd & Rags discuss how trauma can affect you, ways to work through it, and how therapy animals, especially horses, can help.

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Everyone Should Just Try Reddit Once – Cait Moldenhauer

This week on Awkward Sex And The City Podcast with Natalie Wall, More Banana founder and producer, Cait Moldenhauer comes on to discuss  Reddit, pegging, and life revelations. 

Check out Cait’s Podcasts, There Will Be Porn and World Stealers on the More Banana network. 

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Don’t Get Relished: Moviepass With Carolyn Bergier

Wow, wow, wow what a show! First, Sue and Caitlin receive an amazing anonymous tip from a caller who experienced personal chaos at the hands of self-help group, Life on Fire. Then, Carolyn Bergier is in the studio to talk about her relationship with MoviePass and a weird chicken pot cookware scam that burned her marriage. Fire, divorce, cookery: it’s all here!

 

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Mini Episode: New Year’s Resolutions

Here are some of Anita’s favorite Frasier episodes to inspire you in the new year.

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Also, check out the new More Banana podcast, Let’s Get Civical.