Otherkin, Han Solo, Philando Castille & Nabra

Otherkin, Han Solo, Philando Castille & Nabra

We start our podcast off with a new segment called Tumblr Ethnographies. Vy decided to go down the rabbit hole that is tumblr and explore the world of “otherkin.” We discuss the different ideas behind otherkin, the origins, its ...

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Exiting news! New Podcast: Head On History

Exiting news! New Podcast: Head On History

Exciting news from the Currently Nerdy team! We’ve launched a new podcast, Head On History hosted by Ali A. Olomi. For all the history nerds out there, this podcast is a must. Subscribe to learn more about the history of the Middle East, ...

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Cultural Appropriation and Cinco De Mayo

Cultural Appropriation and Cinco De Mayo

Fresh from a trip to our capital, Diz and Ali regale us with tales of the Afghan American Conference and Diz’s secret act of heroism at the embassy. Our discussion of DC leads us to talking about the recent local controversy with a bar, ...

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The Last Jedi, Flip the 6th, & Afghanistan

The Last Jedi, Flip the 6th, & Afghanistan

Today’s powerhouse episode covers a wide breadth of topics. We start with a discussion of the special elections in Georgia’s 6th district. We predict what this means for politics in 2018. Next we talk about the new Star Wars trailer, ...

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Pepsi & Advertisement

Pepsi & Advertisement

Hey kids, all you need is Pepsi. In our latest episode we take a look at the latest Pepsi ad and the backlash it spawned. We talk about the new trend among corporations in co-opting social justice messages and progressive movements. We discuss ...

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School Madness, Microwave Cameras, & Conspiracy Theories

School Madness, Microwave Cameras, & Conspiracy Theories

We start this episode off with a bit of reminiscing about our school years, talking about the various mischief that we got into in the past; From Vy’s sordid past, to Ali’s instigating insurrections, to Diz’s fights with other ...

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Logan and Gamer Subculture

Logan and Gamer Subculture

Old Man Logan is a hit. We start our episode with a quick review of Logan and what we thought made the movie stand out. As avid fans of the X-Men we were excited about the film and it did not let us down. This leads us to do a quick summary of ...

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Executive Order and Protest

Executive Order and Protest

Over the weekend Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders and immediately faced backlash. We break down the orders and what they hoped to achieve. Then we discuss the immediate response to them. We talk about the spontaneous mass ...

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Trump Craziness & Charismatic Leadership

Trump Craziness & Charismatic Leadership

It’s only been a week or so since Trump took office and madness has taken over. We start the podcast talking about the protests, resistance, and the appointment of cabinet members. We talk about all the things going wrong with our ...

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Drunken Love & Idiot Cabinets

Drunken Love & Idiot Cabinets

In a usual mad riff we discuss snuggling, cuddling, and drunken love. After our foray into the sordid world of love we talk about the even more sordid world of politics. We talk about the Trump cabinet and what they represent for the next four ...

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Aleppo

Aleppo

The city of Aleppo has fallen and has become one of the greatest human rights tragedies of our modern generation. In our latest podcast we take a look at the situation and the history behind the current civil war and the complicated politics at ...

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Origin of Names, PizzaGate, & Fantastic Beasts

Origin of Names, PizzaGate, & Fantastic Beasts

In a weird riff, we start our podcast talking about the origins of names and what they can tell us about a culture or time period. We talk about the popularity of some names, titles, and how people are referred to. Eventually we talk about the ...

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World Foods and Cyber Warfare

World Foods and Cyber Warfare

Reeling from Thanksgiving we spend some time talking about global food practices and then shift into a deep philosophical discussion about the cyber. We talk about the recent attack on SF transit and what this tells us about the future of ...

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Election 2016

Election 2016

Well that happened. After livestreaming the presidential election we regroup to share our thoughts, worries, and feelings about the election of Donald Trump. We talk about how we got to this point and what we are likely going to see going ...

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Debate and Haunted House

Debate and Haunted House

The debates are finally over even if the election is not. We discuss and analyze what happened in the last debate and what impact it will have on the presidential race. Collectively we agree that we are so over this election and ready to move ...

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Journalism, Wikileaks, and Unsolved Mystery

Journalism, Wikileaks, and Unsolved Mystery

Journalism has a sordid past and in our latest episode we take a closer look at that past and how that continues today. We talk about how journalism is driven by attention, the market, and scandal and the effect that may have on how stories are ...

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Memes, October Surprise, and Debates

Memes, October Surprise, and Debates

***Content Warning, talk of sexual assault*** Why do some things go viral? We ponder this as we talk about the clown craze and Ken Bone becoming an overnight sensation. We take a closer look at meme theory and the history of viral memes from the ...

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Presidential Debate

Presidential Debate

In the most watched presidential debate in history, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton went head to head for the first time. We break down the debate and analyze what went wrong and what went right. It was a train wreck that we couldn’t look ...

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Terrorism and the Other

Terrorism and the Other

Today we go over the weeks’ craziest news. We talk about the recent terrorist attacks in Chelsea, New York and Elizabeth, New Jersey and how fixation on the background of Ahmad Khan Rahami misses the mark. We discuss the history of ...

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Nationalism & Broken System

Nationalism & Broken System

Blending several news events from protests to backlash, we take a look at the nature of patriotism and nationalism in the United States. Ali argues the nature of nationalism is tied to civic religion and dogmatism. We ask what happens when a ...

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