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May 3, 2016


Gender norms are old news.

TDW talks with Ariel Vegosen, an ordained Hebrew priestess, sexpert, sex educator, and self-proclaimed genderqueer. Hear about her gender-positive program, Gender Illumination, and the surprising ways sexuality fits into our world.

SHOW NOTES:

There are more than 25 types of genders currently in existence. With our concrete sense of gender norms, it’s difficult at times to wrap our brains around how we could know more than the binary set we grew up with. Ariel Vegosen- a fireball of positive, glowing energy- is at the forefront of the changes sweeping through the LGBTQIA community.

Ariel identifies as genderqueer, which means ‘a person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders.’ She’s a sexpert and sex educator, a host of play parties, an ordained Hebrew priestess. She co-collaborates on rituals to mark a young person’s journey into their true selves into gender and gender identity. She performs weddings and funerals. She is a professional Gender Inclusivity Trainer and a role model for those who might not be sure exactly who they are just yet.

Arielis currently launching her website Gender Illumination. Its mission statement is “to create safer spaces for Trans, gender queer, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people through the tools of education and policy change and to facilitate opportunities for people to explore their own personal gender stories and identities.”

To contact Ariel, follow her on Twitteror Instagram. You can also contact her through This Damn World on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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April 26, 2016


I KNOW, HUH?

TDW talks tattoos, the morality of dead celeb holograms, how Fitbit saved a guy’s life, Snapchatting dick videos, how long it will take virtual reality to mean virtual porn, TINSTAAFL. Are your nips crispy yet? :)

Show Notes:

It’s not even an astute statement to say that technology has transformed our lives. Everything from the way we eat, shit, sleep, and view images is completely different from a mere 20 years ago.

Today, we have things like virtual reality, where it’s only a matter of time before it turns from experiencing movie previews to wireless sex toys. We have Fitbits, which can monitor heart rates and save peoples’ lives. We have holograms, that can- but maybe shouldn’t?- project the images and voices of celebrities lost but not forgotten like Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.

And we’ve got the Twitter, where you can find great content cultivated just for your eyes, as well as the Instagram and the Facebook, which is mostly cute animals and pictures of us.

But that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy the simpler things in life. We still live in a day and age where you can be beat up for your seemingly meaningless tattoo, where claustrophobia or a homeless person can attack at any time, and where a politician’s daughter- looking at you, Ted Cruz- might just take him down before he ever reaches the polls.

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April 19, 2016


You’re the real you when no one else is watching.

TDW covers people who thought no one was looking, like the black woman who called out the white guy about his dreads at SF State, the student who yelled obscenities at his Uber driver, or Otto Warmbier, the guy who tried to steal war propaganda from North Korea and is now serving 15 years hard labor. #befuckinbetter

Show Notes:

We can often be heard telling others that they can do better. We’re not overly judgmental, we just think there are certain things you shouldn’t do.

Like, even if you think someone is being offensive to your culture by wearing dreads on their non-African American head, don’t use your words and body to block them into a conversation while you’re on camera. Or, don’t paying genuine Mexicans to make a Mexican restaurant more authentic and then fire them once you have enough Yelp reviews. Additionally, we would not recommend stealing North Korean war propaganda to win a bet because you’ve suddenly forgotten you’re no longer in Ohio and this is NORTH KOREA.

Lastly, don’t yell at your Uber driver and call him a slew of names we don’t even want to repeat. Or, don’t yell anti-Semitic slurs at your Uber passenger. Who are we to judge?

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April 12, 2016


A dame so nice, we had her on twice.

Comedian Gabby Poccia joins TDW again to talk the OJ Simpson trial, notorious killers, wrestler Owen Hart, the mysterious Elisa Lam, Caitlin Jenner, April Fool’s Day pranks, and how good Hamburger Helper is at rapping.

Show Notes:

Gabby Poccia

There’s something so intensely fascinating about killers. Sometimes it’s the question of the whodunit, as in the case of the notorious OJ Simpson Trial. Sometimes it’s the amazement that someone could kill nearly 50 women like Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer of Washington. Sometimes it’s the chills that run down your neck when you hear about the tortured Elisa Lam, found dead in a water tower, or wrestler Own Hart, who dropped to his death in a stunt gone wrong.

And sometimes, it’s the sheer awe of Hamburger Helper fucking killing it with their Hamburger Helper rap, which was apparently an April Fool’s Day joke but strangely really great?

Send us your thoughts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For more tweets so good you’ll want to die from jealousy, follow Gabby on Twitter.

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April 5, 2016


Throw the world a big ole fist unicorn.

TDW introduces Rage Yoga, the new practice of becoming zen as fuck. We talk with creator Lindsay Istace about her past as a contortionist and how she’s transforming traditional yoga from ‘ommm’ to ‘oh, fuck yeah.’

Show Notes:

[reyj yoh-guh] noun: a practice involving stretching, positional exercises and bad humor, with the goal of attaining good health and to become zen as f*ck.

More than just a practice, Rage Yoga is an attitude. To put it lightly, Rage Yoga creator and instructor Lindsay Istace has led an interesting life. At 19 years old, she moved to Alberta, Canada to become a full-time entertainer. She’s studied contact juggling, fire eating, fire orbing, sword swallowing, and contortion. She’s trained in Beijing China and in Vegas with world-renowned contortionist Otgo Waller.

When a friend made an offhand joke about ‘rage yoga’ on Facebook, Lindsay saw the possibilities unfurl before her.

Whether you’re seeking a safe place to let out all your pent-up passion through copious cursing and fist unicorns or just a laidback spot to do some yoga, Rage Yoga is the place. Lindsay is currently working to build a library of online classes so you can rage wherever you are. Check her out on Twitter, Facebook, and her website

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