Hoping your summer has been full of spritzes, plowing through that pile of books on your nightstand, and planning your (eventual) entrée into grassroots politics. Or at least that's what's been working for this fam! Let us know how you've been unwinding: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week we offer a departure from our normal conversational deep dive or interview segment: a moment to catch up on a few current events, notable because we find them important and compelling. There's a loose theme woven into the flow, but we invite you to submit to the whimsy and just give it a listen.
On the docket this time:
Boobs. Specifically, the global politics of breastfeeding in 2018.*
But also, boobs! If you have tits, have you touched them recently? Data journalist Mona Chalabi and filmmaker Mae Ryan created this smart, gorgeous video to tell you why you should and how it's done. #breastcancerawareness
A V Patriotic Salute to Abortion.
The empathetic side of immigration experiences.
An intimate encounter with queerness.
Sacred Games and GLOW! (a.k.a. this fam has diverse interests in pop culture consumption 😜)
Stay tuned for more like this, and a gaggle of episodes in our typical styles heading your way over the next few weeks!! 👏🏿 👏🏾 👏🏽 👏🏻
*A correction: in the episode we misspoke that the UN World Health Assembly occurred in July, but it actually took place in May. The story we discuss, however, was not brought forward until a NYT reporter broke it in July 2018.