Stop Hovering, Keep Fighting

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We went to a rally, we went to shared public restrooms, we learned which email lists to stay away from…what a week, gang. Erika Prins-Simonds and Taylor Weech share interview clips from a Spokane anti-Muslim ban rally and tips for avoiding burnout as everything disintegrates around you.

Thanksgiving, or, How to Survive Post-Electoral Family Gatherings

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Taylor Weech & Erika Prins Simonds gear up for the often anxiety-inducing Family Holiday Experience and share some tools for making yours less painful, more bold, and filled with so much empathy your family won’t even recognize you! To access some of the resources shared, check out www.showingupforracialjustice.org/thanksgiving/. Like our new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheThingPodcast! […]

What the Everliving F*ck (And What Now) with Robert Miller

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Spokane activist Robert Miller joins Taylor Weech and Erika Prins Simonds in the first of a series how social media and social change mesh — or perhaps, don’t. Robert explains his two-year-long experiment in using Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to challenge racism on Facebook, and how he’s making a better world without sacrificing his emotional wellbeing. […]

Pantsuit Nation, Standing Rock & What Happens Tomorrow

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Hosts Taylor Weech and Erika Prins Simonds talk Pantsuit Nation, anti-Dakota Pipeline activism and what happens after election day. Erika reads her contribution to the secret, yet 2-million strong Facebook group dedicated to celebrating the first female president. Taylor wrestles with her mixed feelings about literally any outcome of the election. Plus, find out what’s […]

Transcend the Cabal

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Taylor Weech and Erika Prins Simonds try to solve Spokane’s decades-old patronage problem – and finding the balance between eschewing elitism and playing to win — in less than 30 minutes. What makes you an artist, a writer, a successful career person or even just a functional adult? Are millennials lazy or just better at […]

Save the Debate

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Have you been dying to hear what it sounds like when women speak because Trump keeps interrupting? Enjoy twenty solid “wrong!”-free minutes of Taylor and Erika discussing how debates got this dumb and why Erika keeps spontaneously morphing into a velociraptor.

Stranger Bears: Part 2

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In a two-part chaos-fest, Erika & Taylor delve into strange things. Berenstein Bears, parallel universes, portals, Stranger Things, real life government cover-ups and what it means to be a conspiracy theorist. ***Please excuse the weird sounds while we learn to record on our new equipment.***

Stranger Bears: Part 1

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In a two-part chaos-fest, Erika & Taylor delve into strange things. Berenstein Bears, parallel universes, portals, Stranger Things, real life government cover-ups and what it means to be a conspiracy theorist. ***Please excuse the weird sounds while we learn to record on our new equipment.***  

Ugh, Craig Meidl.

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Taylor Weech and Erika Prins Simonds are joined by Cicily Thompson and Mark Simonds. All four of us attend a forum with Craig Meidl, who was, for a moment, our appointed-by-magic police chief — he’s since been asked to apply for the job like a normal person — then unpack the train wreck that is […]