Happy Birthday to The Leftscape! Check out the latest episode and share it with a friend to join the party. The Leftscape premiered on May 30, 2018, so in Episode 48 the co-hosts celebrate a year of exploring “the shape of progressive conversation” and podcasting together. From fun with myth-busting, to an introduction to and deep thoughts about the new She-Ra, to memorable conversations with guests such as John Cecil Price and Ray Cornwall, Mary McGinley, Wendy Sheridan, and Robin Renée run down some of their favorite episodes. What have been some of your favorite moments from the first year of The Leftscape? Listen to some back episodes and get in touch with your appreciations, comments, and ideas for the future.
June is Pride Month, and events will abound around globe. World Pride will be held in New York City in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. See the “Things to do” section in the show notes for more Pride info including an invitation to meet up with Robin Renée to march with Philly Bi Visibility in the Philadelphia Pride parade. Birthday remembrances and shout outs this week go to JFK, Bob Hope, CeeLo Green, Mel Blanc, Morgan Freeman, Rafael Nadal, and Steve Vai.
Unfortunately, the news cycle is not all celebration. Extreme abortion bans are cropping up around the country. Robin, Wendy, and Mary talk about how best to turn the trend around. What would effective “taking to the streets” look like? Not nearly so consequential but in the sad category go the recent farewells to Doris Day, Tim Conway, and Grumpy Cat. A bit of good news is that the sexist decision to take away the CES Innovation Award from Lora DiCarlo for the Osé, a hands-free personal massager, has been overturned and the award has been reinstated. Will a Go Fund Me campaign for sex toy reviews be a new project for The Leftscape? You never can tell, so keep tuning in!
Thank you to all new and loyal listeners throughout this first year. The Leftscape – the shape of progressive conversation: “Our First Year! (Episode 48).”