The Leftscape Podcast: ‘Big & Scary (Episode 42)’

In the latest episode of The LeftscapeRobin Renée takes on a serious topic: the policing and intolerance that can show up in left-leaning communities. With considerable trepidation, Robin confronts a long-held fear of speaking up about this concern. Having hit an emotional wall around responses to major social justice issues that seem to have become sacrosanct, it is a big and scary thing to express ideas that may not always fall in line. With a particular interest in communicating with others of blended backgrounds, more conversations – perhaps eventually taking the form of a book – are on the horizon.

Robin, Wendy Sheridan, and Mary McGinley may not have all the answers to complex sociopolitical challenges, but Douglas Adams did indeed point the way to the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. In anticipation of show #42, the co-hosts thought it would be apropos to talk about The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in this week’s Why is this Awesome? segment. Mary and Wendy share their memories of the series in its various incarnations in print, on film, and on radio. Robin reveals one reason why it really is useful to always have a towel.

At the top of the show, days of note include Find a Rainbow Day, National Sorry Charlie Day, National Handmade Day, and National Library Week, which runs from April 7 – 13. April 4 is highlighted as the day to remember Martin Luther King, Jr. on the anniversary of his death in 1968. Birthdays shout outs include Alec Baldwin, Eddie Murphy, Jane Goodall, Jill Scott, Maya Angelou, and Matthew Healy of The 1975. In the news is post-Mueller musing and decompression, Brexit confusion, and on a positive note, the awesomeness of Wendy’s protest postcards.

The Leftscape – the shape of progressive conversation: “Big & Scary (Episode 42).”

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