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Comedy Really Does Come From Tragedy with Ali Clayton

Frau Pow was started by two roller derby teammates who wanted to tackle uncomfortable conversations and normalize societal stigmas.

This week, guest Ali Clayton graces the studio with her presence to tell her story about coming from North Carolina, becoming a stand up, coming out to her family, and working with Bradley, the love of her life.

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Don’t Get Me Started [Judging Me By My Accent]

This week, Odd and Rags talked about them accents. With guest Ali Clayton, they gripe about when people judge them based on their accents and where they come from. 

Every Kind of Bro

Jeena inducts NYC comedian Brittanie Sheree into the 1999 bro classic film “Fight Club” whereupon they constantly break the first and second rule of Fight Club by talking about Fight Club.  Fellow NYC comic Shawn Wickens joins as the Designated Apologist and everybody agrees that there needed to be more Helena Bonham Carter.

My First Time Was Gonna Be With Ricki Lake – Ali Clayton

Comedian Ali Clayton tells a story about awkward sex in New York, specially her first sexual experience with a woman! Then Natalie Wall and Ali discuss Ali’s background from North Carolina, being sober, and her relationship.

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Audrey Kitching, The Myspace Energy Scammer w/ Nayomi Reghay

Wow. We all occasionally suspect that energy healers and new age stuff is kind of BS, but investigative journalist for the Daily Dot, Nayomi Reghay, proved that our suspicions are sometimes correct, unfortunately. Nayomi went down a rabbit hole (or a 5D portal, if you prefer) to uncover the truth behind the proprietor of Crystal Cactus, Audrey Kitching. Kitching runs an online store selling spiritual goods like candles, butterfly pins, and crystal dildos that are possibly cheap products repurposed from AliExpress. She also used to be big on Myspace and dated Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco, which may or may not be how she started scamming people? Caitlin and Sue don’t know! But they do have insider text messages sharing a scammy experience where Kitching burped at our source to align their chakras and heal their energy. Also, this turns into a conversation about spirituality and feminism. Because sometimes there’s truth in this unclear territory. They laugh and cry and as a whole so you’re gonna want to tune in!

Nayomi’s article for The Daily Dot

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Presidential Pardons – If I Mistake Not!

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden tackle the Presidential pardon. Join them as they talk about the Office of the Pardon Attorney, what Alexander Hamilton thought about the pardon, and what makes Trump’s pardons a little bit different.

 

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The History of Birth Control

In this week’s episode your favorite guides through vagina land talk alllllll about birth control! We talk about methods, development, some Supreme Court decisions, the social impact and when in the ever living fuck are men going to have reasonable options for birth control outside condoms and vasectomies?


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A Beautiful Bird

The journey begins as Jeena welcome her younger sibling Carson Hyde and longtime friend Alan Fessenden as her first guests on the show.  The trio discusses the 1989 Patrick Swayze action extravaganza “Road House,” fulfilling Jeena’s promise to make Carson watch the bustin’ heads and breakin’ hearts antics of Mr. Swayze and learn everything he needs to know about being a man.  

Congress 101 – Spoiler: It’s a Mess!

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden give you a crash course in all things Congress related! Join them as they talk about why we only have 435 House representatives, what the leadership does in each of the chambers, and how we got a bicameral legislature to begin with!

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Scams of The Real Housewives: Part 2

Sue & Caitlin are joined in the studio by comedian and writer, Caitlin Bitzegaio once more for the second half of Scams of The Real Housewives! Their coverage of The Housewives franchise continues with a deep dive into the historic “Fake Cancer”  scheme that poisoned the RHOC cast against Vicki Gunvalson and Brooks Ayers. Then it’s time to break down the gambling addiction that created and can possibly destroy one Beverly Hills power couple. Will Dorit and PK Kemsley be able to maintain their millionaire status among their RHOBH castmates?

Today’s guest, Caitlin Bitzegaio, has written for shows on BET, Bravo, ESPN, MTV, CMT, truTV, A&E Lifetime, Nickelodeon, PBS, and The Travel Channel, so she’s a television connoisseur, and is quickly becoming a ScamWow fan favorite!

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The Best of Martin Crane

Patrick Monahan returns to the podcast to talk about John Mahoney’s illustrious career and greatest Martin Crane moments. Anita breaks down her detailed list of favorite Martin monologues, there are many!

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Relationships, Cycling Across The US, & Being Happy Never After with Mara Marek

Frau Pow was started by two roller derby teammates who love shaking off stigmas and having tough conversations. 

This week in the studio, Odd and Rags are joined by Mara Marek!  Mara is a comedian how started Bike Laugh Heal, where she biked all the way across the country performing comedy to help raise money for local women’s shelters to help prevent domestic violence and support survivors. She’s also the host of the podcast, Happy Never After

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Don’t Get Me Started [Tattoooooos]

Frau Pow was started by two  roller derby teammates.

This week, Odd and Rags want to talk about tattooooos and all the weird stigmas that people attach to anyone who has tattoos. 

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Scams of The Real Housewives: Part 1

Sue & Caitlin are joined in the studio by comedian and writer, Caitlin Bitzegaio. Caitlin has written for shows on BET, Bravo, ESPN, MTV, CMT, truTV, A&E Lifetime, Nickelodeon, PBS, and The Travel Channel, so she’s a television connoisseur. And yes, Sue is surrounded by Caitlins in this episode. Three of them at once! They break down their favorite scams from that wonderful piece of pop culture bestowed upon the land by Bravo: the Real Housewives. This week, they’re discussing the fabulicious family of Joe & Teresa (Tree) Giudice in New Jersey. Stay tuned for Part 2 to see who’s next!

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Lucid Dream Jizzing – Jeena Bloom

Jeena Bloom (@jeenabloom) comes on the podcast this week to tell a story about her first sexual experience and the fate of a low ceiling in Florida. 

Check out Jeena’s podcast here on the More Banana Network. 
Shweet! A Ladies Guide To Bro Culture

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Campaign Finance – Moral of the Story? It Depends

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by Amanda Litman, co-founder of Run for Something! Join them as they deep dive into campaign finance regulations, the various ways candidates raise money, and what they pay for with that money! Visit RunForSomething.net to learn more about the organization and the candidates they’re supporting.

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Felicity Huffman, Aunt Becky Are Going to Jail?! Emergency Episode!

*BREAKING NEWS* We interrupt your regularly scheduled scam to discuss COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-GATE 2019! Sue & Caity dropped everything for a bi-coastal skype to talk about Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and their dirty college entrance schemes.

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Beducated About Orgasms with Mariah Freya

In this episode, Jessy and Rebekah get to chat with Mariah Freya, co-founder of beducated.com, all that way from her home in Germany! We learned about tantric sex, her journey through the world of sexual awakening and made a new friend! We also learned a little about where the term “G-spot” came from, how small the world of birth control is AND how mattresses are a total scam. This episode has it all, so get ready!!

  • 01:10: Check out this article from The Independent all about Ernst Grafenberg!
  • 05:30: Want to know more about this lunchtime procedure, this “G-shot for your G-spot?” You can read this article from HuffPo about the procedure and the MAN WHO INVENTED IT. Excuse us while we roll our eyes so hard we give ourselves headaches.
  • 07:30: In case you haven’t traveled back in time recently, you can do it right now! And listen to our inaugural episode, Vulva Shame!
  • 09:00: Curious about what Beducated is all about? Check out the website here!
  • 12:00: The term “tantra” does not itself refer to sex. The primary meanings of the word are “framework, system,” referring to a system of practice, “doctrine, theory” and “scripture.” From what we found, it basically refers to a scripture that teaches a system of practice. Some people also say it refers to weaving. Who knows.
  • 17:00: **Trigger warning on this article.** Sawmi Vivekananda Saraswait has run a school called Agama Yoga on the Thai island of Koh Phangan. As of the publication of this article from the Guardian, 14 women and two men have claimed that the retreat has facilitated sexual assault, rape and misogynistic teachings resulting in hundreds of women being “brainwashed” into have sex with the Swami in an effort to achieve enlightenment.
  • 21:00: Betty Dodson is known in certain circles as the “godmother of masturbation,” thanks in part to her 1973 best seller Sex for One: The Joy of Selfloving. She has hosted workshops in her apartment since the 80s that teach women about their bodies, loving themselves and achieving orgasm. Super interesting lady.
  • 21:43: You can see some of Betty Dodson’s art here. She also puts out paper and art supplies during some of her classes to have women draw their own vulvas. Pretty rad!
  • 26:00: In case this bit is a little confusing, you can get some background information on it by listening to our episode FOSTA/SESTA: Change or Disappear.
  • 28:30: Doubtful about orgasmic birth? Here is an article about it from Glamour Magazine. It is interesting because it looks at how birth normally occurs in the United States – in the hospital setting – and how the lack of freedom of movement women are afforded doesn’t allow them to have this experience. You can also learn more by watching this documentary called “Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret” directed by doula and orgasmic birth activist and educator Debra Pascali-Bonaro.
  • 30:45: Here is a link to the episode of Adam Ruins Everything all about the mattress industry!
  • 31:30: So apparently it is the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) that regulates all things mattress. Unless the mattresses include some sort of medical device at which time they are overseen by the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Cait & Murda Get Sad About Ice Melting – “Realities” (1991)

Cait & Murda, two childhood friends and sex positive women,  watch the AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time counting down to the best porn of them all.

In this episode, Cait & Murda watch Realities (1991) with Ashlyn Gere, a movie that tries to play out “every woman’s fantasies,” but as usual, Cait & Murda have strong feelings about what those fantasies should be. They also feature a unique interview with Ashlyn Gere and a big fan, along with some movie history, by talking about sex scenes from Body Heat and 9 1/2 Weeks.

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AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time

Music Credit

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

H.H. Holmes w/ JiJi Lee: Don’t Get Trunked!

This week, Caitlin and Sue welcome JiJi Lee, whose writing has appeared in Reductress, McSweeney’s, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. JiJi comes to the studio bearing significant research and brought extensive notes on the mysterious scam artist and serial killer, H.H. Holmes. They discuss his twisted murder hotel and his many victims in Chicago during the World’s Fair. JiJi gets after it, Sue gets into it, and  Caitlin gets nightmares!

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National Emergencies – We Do Declare!

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden get real about declaring national emergencies! Join them as they talk about the different types of national emergencies, what they’re usually used for, and why President Trump needed to declare one in order to fund the border wall.

 

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Why Are Frasier And Niles Dying To Belong?

Anita and comedian/singer/actor Larry Owens talk about Frasier and Niles’ obsession with fitting into to “high society”.

Find Larry Owens @larryowenslive

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Radical Positivity and Getting Jacked AF with Cara Brennan

Frau Pow was started by two women on the same roller derby team.

This week Odd and Rags bring on Strong Woman, actress, and personal trainer Cara Brennan to discuss her transformation and her pathway to body building and radical positivity. 

Check out Cara’s work at barbend.com thecarabrennan.com

Instagram: @captainstarbuck

Ashertheseries.com
 

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Don’t Get Me Started [Bad Personal Trainers] with Cara Brennan

Frau Pow was started by two women on the same roller derby team.

Odd and Rags get into what it means to have a good personal trainer and a BAD one with Cara Brennan, focusing on what to look for in a trainer.

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Electoral College – What the AF?

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden are joined by actor, comedian, and friend John Early to talk about the Electoral College! Join them as they talk about the history of the Electoral College, why it’s really outdated, and the reason we’ll never be rid of it!

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DoTerra, Young Living & Caitlin’s Infomercial Scam: I Love the Boom Boom!

Listen, if an MLM (multi-level marketing) company thinks that they are going to get by Caitlin and Sue without being ridiculed, then they have another thing coming. These two girls will mock them all! Today, Sue and Caitlin discuss the essential oil multi-level marketing companies, Young Living and DoTerra. And also, go to the doctor! Use science and medicine to cure your ailments. Oh yeah, trigger warning: Sue and Caity talk about anti-vax stuff and eating disorders in this episode. Then, Caitlin discusses getting roped into doing an infomercial right before her wedding. It wasn’t a great experience and she kinda got an eating disorder from it, but hopefully her story will empower you to to not get scammed.

 

Resources for disordered eating:

 

http://americannutritionassociation.org/professionaldirectory
https://www.eatright.org/find-an-expert
https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/eating-disorders/related/eating-disorder-hotlines/
https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline


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ICYMI Extra Awkward Sex Stories

Get ready for the little extras that are left out of the final Awkward Sex And The City episodes. With stories from Jessy Caron, Bobby Hankinson, Arti Gollapudi, Lizzie Stewart, Cait Molden, & Caitlin Brodnick!

It’s a powerhouse episode about poop, orange soda, bad teens movies, catholic church, and of course, awkward sexy moments. 

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Hysteria – Blame The Wandering Uterus

In this episode, Jessy tells a story about how some lady grabbed her ass and then gaslit her and in doing so reminds us all that it isn’t only men who don’t understand consent! We relearn the ever important lesson to keep your hands to your damn self. And then you favorite guides through the Vagina Dynasty talk all about the word hysteria, its history and why it still plagues women to this day.

  • 06:30: Do you like etymology? And where words come from? Well you’re in luck because we did a whole entire episode on the etymology of the word pussy! We weren’t able to come to any real conclusions but hot damn did we have a good time doing it.
  • 09:25: Jessy has dated a lot of bros and that’s why she knows what icing is. Rebekah knows because she is friends with Jessy. Don’t know what it is? Check out this handy article all about the phenomenon of icing.
  • 09:30: In a very cursory search we were not able to find any evidence that men held women up-side-down by their ankles and shook them to get their wombs to go back to where they belong but we still stand by our belief that this for sure happened. Fight us.
  • 10:30: Kindly insert “A Womb of Her Own” joke here.
  • 11:10: OMG the uterus is basically like the Puck of the body! Being all mischievous and playing tricks on people and stuff. Shakespeare 100% used the uterus as an inspiration for the character.
  • 12:30: Here is a somewhat reliable source that basically confirms Rebekah’s statement that women would have babies and then die before menopause. A rough estimate gleaned from tomb inscriptions that share ages have led scientists to believe that half the Romans who lived to age 15 were dead by 45. So…
  • 12:45: Yo this Galen dude has a school of nursing named after him and we are kind of thinking that maybe…he shouldn’t? Well, he did normalize dissections which we guess is pretty important but wouldn’t you think that in the process he would discover that there aren’t septic eggs floating around women’s bodies? Just sayin’
  • 13:20: No one is more disappointed about this turn of events than us (and probably Rachel Maines) but here is an article from The Atlantic asserts that there was scant evidence that orgasm was used to treat hysteria and that Maines’ book was not properly peer reviewed before publication. And, if you really want to nerd out, is the scientific paper by Hallie Lieberman and Eric Schatzberg called “A Failure of Academic Quality Control: The Technology of Orgasm.”
  • 13:30: Even though now maybe some of what we said isn’t true, you should still listen to Menage a Moi and also our interview with Sarah Quinn. There is a lot of good stuff in both of them.
  • 24:30: Check out one of our very favorite episodes, “Don’t Put That in Your Vagina: A Love Letter to Dr. Gunter.”
  • 25:30: No but really, check this shit out it is gnarly. And not in a good way.
  • 28:45: It is always a good time to watch this video.
  • 29:00: Here is a trailer for the movie Hysteria which is only worth watching because it stars Maggie Gyllenhaal! Definitely drink some wine while watching.
  • 30:30: Here is part of “On Militant Hysteria” by Sir Almroth Wright if you care to peruse.
  • 32:00: DR. JOHN HARVEY KELLOGG TOTALLY DID INVENT CORNFLAKES! He loved cornflakes and circumcision and he HATED masturbation! And that’s why he invented cornflakes! Because of self pleasure! Holy shit we can’t breathe.
  • 33:40: Here is the clip of Jason Miller calling Kamala Harris hysterical and then having his ass called the fuck out by Kirsten Powers.
  • 37:50: This does not only happen in Canada, it also happens here in the US. Snopes has confirmed that “In 45 states, doctors and medical students are legally allowed to practice pelvic exams on patients who are under anesthesia without being granted explicit consent to do so.” We only have 50 states in this country so you do the math.
  • 33:40: We featured Abby Norman’s Ask Me About My Uterus on our Instagram and it appears in our reading list! Highly recommended if you want to learn more about how women’s pain is discounted or if you have some sort of chronic pain and need to feel less alone.
  • 40:00: Want to learn about abortion a little? Check out our conversation with our SUPER badass producer Cait!

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Introducing Shweet! A Ladies Guide To Bro Culture w/ Jeena Bloom

Jeena Bloom is a transgender female comedian that grew up in the world of male pop culture. Now living her best life, she’s bringing the loudest, bro-iest pieces of pop culture from her old life to her favorite female comics.

Each week, Shweet! A Ladies Guide To Bro Culture will feature a female comedian that will watch or experience, for the first time, a movie, tv show or experience geared toward men. Another comic that is already a fan will join the broadcast and both will discuss with Jeena their experiences, and what it tells them about the world of men and bro culture.

Join Jeena and her guests each week where everything from professional wrestling to Nicholas Cage action movies to Crossfit is open for debate.

Cait & Murda Are Making This Podcast Tight

Cait & Murda are changing things up!

Yes, they will still be sitting through a vintage porn one by one, to watch the AVN’s The 101 Greatest Adult Tapes Of All Time counting down to the best porn of them all.

But in this episode, Cait & Murda are trying to make There Will Be Porn into a tight tight TIGHT pod, by reworking the format, rediscovering their love for each other, and bringing in a new player, PornHub. 

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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/funnyreel

The Government Won’t Tell You to Get A Cab: An Awful Telephone Scam w/ Abby Holland

Sue and Caitlin are joined in the studio by comedian and Lady Parts Justice League activist, Abby Holland. You may also recognize Abby from a popular gif that was once retweeted by none other than Lin Manuel Miranda himself! She was also a producer on VH1’s Best Week Ever. Just warning you right now, though: as Lady Parts Justice League is a non-profit dedicated to fighting for abortion and women’s health rights, Sue, Caity, and Abby talk about politics. DON’T SAY THEY DIDN’T WARN YOU! Then, Abby reveals a traumatizing scam that happened to her over the phone. It’s so fresh and raw that she hasn’t even told to her own mother about yet. (Sorry, Abby’s mom!) After receiving a mysterious phone call possibly concerning her parents’ safety, Abby embarks on an epic journey that involves the IRS, a Mexican drug cartel, graphic designers, and one extremely helpful Apple store guy. Pro-tip: there are undercover cops at the Apple store!

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Gerrymandering – Knock, Knock, Ding-Dong, SCOTUS!

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about gerrymandering. Join them as they break down the process of gerrymandering, when and where it’s been used, and why SCOTUS needs to make a decision already! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @letsgetcivical, @lizzie_the_rock_stewart, and @ardenjulianna. Or visit us at letsgetcivical.com for all the exciting updates!

My Body Can Do That with Chub Club founders, Burd Brain & Caitlin

Frau Pow was started by two women on the same roller derby team.

Burd Brain and Caitlin founders of the Chub CLub Collective focuses their apparel and designs for fat and fabulous skaters. Odd & Rags discuss with Caitlin and Burd Brain why they started the collective, how they learned to skate, and whatever park skating is?! 

Check out this fun episode and get yourself some beautiful designs from Chub Club!

Chub Club: @chubclubofficial on Instagram // shopchubclub.com 
Chicks in Bowls (park skating resource): chicksinbowls.com 
Pigeon, owner of Moxi Skate shop: @pigeonskate on Instagram // www.moxilongbeach.com/

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Don’t Get Me Started [ UGH Traffic ] with Burd Brain & Caitlin

Frau Pow was started by two women on the same roller derby team.

This week, Odd and Rags are fed up with traffic and especially the people who create it. Joined by Burd Brain and Caitlin from Chub Club, who drove in through NY traffic to get to the studio, they all discuss the worst habits of people behind the wheel.

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Isaac Newton & 90 Day Fiancé : The Real Valentines

Hello, scammers! In honor of Valentine’s Day, Caitlin and Sue are talking about the cons that they’re truly in love with: Sir Isaac Newton and 90 Day Fiancé. Did you know that, in addition to proving the existence of gravity, Isaac Newton also busted a bunch of bad dudes? It’s the truth! Also, 90 Day Fiance: is that a scam or not? Yes, it’s a hit reality show on TLC, but who is really getting scammed? Sue and Caitlin have a lot of love and a lot of feelings! And, as always, call the Hot Tip Hotline and share your Valentine’s Day scam stories!!!


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I Have a PHD in Top 40 – Jen Keefe

Just so you know, there are some thoughts on Taylor Swift in this one! Jen Keefe (@jen_keefe) sits down with Natalie to talk about an awkward crush, loving the pop top 40, and dealing with emails from exs. 

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The Presidential Veto – Regular, Pocket, and Line Item – Oh My!

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the presidential veto with their guest, actor and activist, Piper Perabo. Join them as they break down the different types of vetoes (yes there’s more than one), how they’ve been used in history, and why Grover Cleveland really needs to settle down.

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Abortion Stories with Cait

In this episode, Jessy and Rebekah read a review, Rebekah talks about her hairy, hairy vulvic region and then your favorite hosts sit down and have a chat with their producer Cait Moldenhauer about her experience having an abobo. Or an abortion. Whatever you want to call it. As always, we try to tackle it with a good dash of humor, but in the end, it’s a well-researched and serious conversation about abortion access, care and the experience of one woman who believes that talking openly about her abortion will help undo some of the shame put on women who choose to have one. It’s a good listen. Enjoy!

  • 01:16: If you haven’t checked out our body hair episode, what are you waiting for?! Find the link here.
  • 06:15: Here is the Science Vs episode Cait references. Give it a listen! It’s super informative.
  • 06:46: Here is the trailer for Reversing Roe
  • 10:25: Women and low income people found getting a divorce easier starting in the 1960s and it was in the 1970s that no-fault divorces started becoming more popular. But it wasn’t until 2010 that New York state became the last of the 50 states to allow a no-fault divorce even when there was no mutual consent for the divorce. Wow! Who knew?!
  • 11:30: Here are some FAQs on the CDC website, including the fact that states are not required to report abortions to any centralized database.
  • 14:30: This is an INCREDIBLE article by Kayla Webley Adler for Marie Claire magazine on Dr. Colleen McNicholas entitled “On the Front Lines of the Abortion Wars.” We highly recommend you read this.
  • 15:30: Here is the New York Times article about the assassination of George Tiller in his church in Kansas.
  • 31:00: Here is some information from NARAL about forced ultrasound laws. They are horrible.
  • 41:00: Here is an article from Planned Parenthood all about the abortion pill and how it works. Here is something from the Mayo Clinic. And another one from Smithsonian Magazine that talks about the reasons people use the abortion pill and how some women buy them online because they do not have access nearby. And finally, one from Glamour magazine. These are not all perfect articles but they do give context for some of the issues we get into in the show.
  • 42:45: Just as an aside, here is a blog about how women suffering from chronic pain wait longer to receive pain medication. This reflects the disparity in care given to men and women. When viewed through this lens, it is not surprising that women do not receive pain medication when undergoing an incredibly painful experience.
  • 43:30: There are abortion doulas! Here is an article written by one. And if you are an abortion doula, we want to talk to you! EMAIL US PLEASE at welcometomyvagina@gmail.com
  • 49:00: If you want to check out all the amazing shows on the More Banana roster, follow this link!

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FYRE Festival : Part 2

“I need you to take one for the team.” This is a directive from con-artist Billy McFarland to his loyal employee, Andy King. At the time, Billy was asking Andy to go to the Bahamian Customs Office and suck the official’s dick so he would release cases of Evian for the Fyre Festival. And Andy was going to do it. Now THAT’s the kind of loyalty all bosses must demand from their employees.

Poor Andy King, though. Caitlin’s not a fan but Sue has a lot of compassion for him because she has been in that situation before. Not that exact situation, to be fair, but she has done some weird shit for her bosses. One time, when she was a receptionist at an ad agency, she had to go to the Manhattan Mall and pick out some birthday presents for her boss’s daughter. That maybe isn’t super weird. BUT her last workplace had Terry Richardson photos all over the walls, which definitely created a hostile work environment. (HWE.) Eventually, they got taken down and replaced by a gigantic print of Kate Moss smoking. So.

Anyway, Sue Smith and Caitlin Brodnick are back with Episode 2 of their coverage of the Fyre Festival, the trash fire brainchild of scammers Billy McFarland and Ja Rule.

In this episode, they finish talking about the execution of the “festival” (a word used verrrry loosely) and then discuss all the thematic elements at play, just like this was a literature class or something, but way more fun because literature is boring. And Sue can authoritatively say that because she has a B.A. in English. Imagine paying that much money to study a language you already speak? Her younger self truly did not understand how the world worked.

Speaking of not understanding the world, yeah the main themes in these documentaries are racism and substance abuse..

Also, they would love for rich people to weigh in on the logistics and mind fuckery of this all. When someone orders you to put $3,000 on a digital wristband the night before the festival, why do you do it. Also, HOW? How do you have so much money that it’s just a drop in the bucket for you. Again, no shade, but please call in because they truly can’t wrap our heads around it. And they are not judging you for being rich, at all. To the contrary, they both would like to be rich one day. They are, however, judging you for being suckers! Hahahaha jkjkjk

Here’s some further reading:
The New Yorker: The Fyre Festival Was A Luxury Nightmare

Marie Claire: Everything You Need to Know About the Summer of Scam

VICE: Let’s Just Do It and Be Legends, Man
The Fyre Festival’s Pitch Deck
Maryann Rolle’s GoFundMe

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Cait & Murda Don’t Understand Why Everyone Loves Ken – “Firestorm” (1984)

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 #84 Firestorm, from 1984 For a movie that is barely a porn and really only have one male protagonist, Murda and Cait still find ways to squeeze in a throuple discussion, fitting a thong to your butt shape, and what is an acceptable penis size for porns. 

This episode is a long one. There is just so much story to the movie, Firestorm. Ken Cushing is a down and out writer, who gets gigs as a side piece for wealthy women. His girlfriend/ex-girlfriend/hostage Liza follow him around no matter how many women he sleeps with or blind virgins he falls for. Is there Fire? Nope. Do we talk about Fyre Fest? Yes we do. 

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FYRE Festival : Part 1

It’s HERE! The Fyre Festival. The entire reason Sue and Caitlin started this podcast.

Fyre – a legendary tale of white male arrogance, social media branding, and rich kids trapped on an island as the world laughed. Fyre – a music festival where no music was actually played; a luxury experience complete with FEMA tents and impoverished, unpaid day laborers; a Ponzi scheme mixed with a catfish rolling on Molly. It was somehow more disastrous than anyone could have predicted, and totally predictable.

Six months ago, overwhelmed by the injustice, absurdity, and outright BALLSINESS of the Fyre Festival, Sue Smith needed to talk to someone about it. How was this even possible? It turned out that Caitlin Brodnick held a love of historic scams, and ScamWow was born: two comedians, fascinated by cons and hypnotized by orange tiles on Instagram, tackling the world’s most effective grifters.

Hulu? Netflix? Which Fyre documentary was better? Well, Netflix obviously, but Caitlin and Sue watched both. They discuss all of the events leading up to the festival (and they use the term “festival” loosely). They dig deep on lead con artist Billy McFarland and his little henchman Ja Rule. Seriously, Ja Rule seems really not all there mentally. No shade, but is he ok? If he tells you to get in the water, run and get help.

They ponder models swimming with pigs, Instagram influencer shit, and Pablo Escobar’s alleged Island. The usual. And OMG that brilliant moment where all the influencers wax poetic about their personal brands?!?!  And they all agree that it’s…positivity? Because of course it is.

This epic scam – along with Anna Delvey (who they will soon cover!), Theranos, Caroline Calloway (they will get to her too), and that weird Instagram egg – show that despite our unlimited access to information, scams aren’t going away. As long as someone craves a quick buck or getting drunk on a yacht with models without possessing any redeeming qualities, there will be someone there promising to make those dreams real. And isn’t that what this story is about? If you throw enough booze, money, and promises of celebrity out there, even otherwise smart people become the posse thrown under the runaway train of a vicious scam.

Why didn’t they cover this sooner? There are just SO MANY scams. Sue and Caitlin sincerely apologize for not covering this sooner, but the time has now come to rip into this ridiculous historical moment.

They’ll also cover the very bad play Sue saw in Los Angeles last week. Linda Vista? We don’t recommend it unless you want to see schlubby white peen. Caitlin talks about her amazing topless dog-walking role in the Netflix movie Set It Up that was cut out! Sue would like to apologize for her sniffles. She has two cats that she’s allergic to. Whatever, they’re cute. And Caitlin will play you a clip of her singing child! So much cuteness! Thank you for diving into the epic trash abyss of this scam for two episodes! There’s so much good garbage!

Here’s some further reading:
The New Yorker: The Fyre Festival Was A Luxury Nightmare

Marie Claire: Everything You Need to Know About the Summer of Scam

VICE: Let’s Just Do It and Be Legends, Man
The Fyre Festival’s Pitch Deck

Maryann Rolle’s GoFundMe

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The Presidential Cabinet- C. U. N. Wednesday?

In this episode of Let’s Get Civical, Lizzie and Arden talk about the Presidential Cabinet, how it started, the people and positions within it, and all of the souls we have lost from the cabinet in the last two years.

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The Britishness of Frasier

British “experts” (when I say experts it’s because they’re British) comedian Rebecca Shortall and writer Sophie Davies weigh in on the various Britishisms in ‘Frasier’. And yes, we get into Clive’s accent from “The Two Mrs. Cranes”.

 

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It’s Easier To Be Friends With You Ex – Smiley Cyrus

Odd and Rags talk with friend and guest, Smiley Cyrus, about the story of her divorce and how she manages a relationship with her ex, finds joy in Roller Derby, and stays positive. 

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[Don’t Get Me Started] NY Reproductive Health Act

On this week’s episode of Frau Pow Podcast, Odd and Rags discuss the new NY Reproductive Health Act, which extends abortion services to women at serious risk in the third trimester. Odd and Rags vent about those who don’t fully understand how they act works, and those who use it for their own agenda. 

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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!

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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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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/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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