Topics include private policing in Detroit, The Hunger Games, AirBnB, the Troubled Teen boot camp, women’s prison, Zola’s true story, being a guest star on “Friends” and moar!
Topics include Mary Gaitskill, Terri Gross, witch-hunts, The Church of Satan, murder, Todd Marinovich, pork, Times Square, Adam Lambert fandom and so much more!
Topics include the battle for the soul of Oakland, getting rid of tipping, the sex lives of college students, Terence Trent D’Arby, dying alone, the thirst of California and Ryan Murphy.
Topics include not having children, Nicki Minaj, the black family in the age of mass incarceration, Bernie Sanders, Ina Garten, the Tonys, a gay commune and more!
Topics include the Slender Man murders, girls’ games, multilevel marketing, how to write about trans women, scars, Disneyland/Dismaland, Kony 2012 and moar!
Topics include working at Disney, the real lives of Sugar Daddies, Michael Derrick Hudson in context, the ghost town of Bodie, Live Aid, an essay that made me cry and so much more!
Topics include needing diverse books, prison food, Tinder As Video Game, the scam of the Art Academy of San Francisco, a triple murder in Florida, sorority life and so much more.
Topics include Issa Rae, mistreatment of workers on H-2 visas, the disaster rescue business, Nevada, Tinder, Hiroshima, the women assaulted by Bill Cosby and more!
This past month I spent over 80 hours driving long distances in a car and another 40 hours organizing and packing things into boxes, which meant I didn’t get a lot of reading done — BUT I SURE DID LISTEN TO A LOT OF PODCASTS! Here are some episodes for you to check out before we return to our regularly scheduled programming.
Topics include porn stars, the murder of an unarmed homeless black man, The Runaways, Ta-Nehisi Coates, brand-led fake holidays and DigiTour.
Topics include lithium, a terrible cult, Taylor Swift, immigrant detention, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ letter to his son, LGBT Pride and The Awl.
Topics include Charleston, Columbia House, Disney superfans, the sharing economy, romance novels, Margaret Cho and more!
Topics include queer mamas and donor sperm, suicide in Palo Alto, Mary Gaitskill and men, orthodontics, black feminism, Baltimore and moar!
Topics include indoor malls, therapy, queer identity (well it’s more complicated than that — you’ll see), Judy Blume, domestic abuse in South Carolina and more.
Topics include Oscar the Grouch, Monster-in-Law, Uber, Key & Peele, the cruise industry, nail salons and more!
Topics include Dominique Moceanu, crowdfunding, recording our lives on social media, illness and diagnosis in comics, fan fiction, murder, the end of “bohemian” San Francisco and so much more!
Topics include being childless by choice, “white trash food,” Christopher Columbus the mass murderer, Hillary Clinton, the Millennials’ Sexual Revolution, gun violence and more!
Topics include The Bachelor, supermax prisons, Robert Durst’s futon, Brittney Spears, being a black cop, working at Hardee’s, Comcast, murder, Flawless and moar!
Topics include Detroit, Robert Durst, homelessness in San Francisco, lesbians falsely imprisoned on sex abuse charges, Joan Didion and more!
Topics include race in Silicon Valley, Ophelia, the Famous Writers School, The Jinx and Serial, the beginnings of the North American slave trade and more!