Episode 43: Never-Ending Battles

This week Tamu and Mallory discuss the aftermath of Mallory’s Saturday night “The Postman” live Tweet event and her bringing this terrible, yet timely film back to life. Tamu wrestles with work microaggressions and coming to terms with not making excuses for feeling how she feels about racism. In Kentucky, the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor probably had a BBQ instead of prison food–AGAIN!

Moral to the Story: Believe Black women. Support Black women. Protect Black Women.

Never-ending Very Special Moral to the Story: Arrest the police officers who murdered Breonna Taylor!

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Megan Thee Stallion protecting the man who shot her while he throws her under the bus.
  • Iowa’s land hurricane, a.k.a., derecho and the time Tamu and Mallory think they were caught in one.
  • Bidets: get one for COVID Wave 2
  • Bad at Love has a theory: Racism would still exist if your wiped everyone’s memory like Men in Black.

Special Shout-outs:

  • New Podcast – Antiracist Parenting Podcast: Our dear friend and social justice book club creator, Hannah, who was our guest on Episode 32: Justice Flowers with a Side of Ranch now has her very own podcast. Please listen to Antiracist Parenting Podcast. Hannah and her co-host SooJin are parents who are deeply committed to raising antiracist children and want to build a community that will help parents gain confidence in raising a generation of antiracist kids by talking with kids about race, racism, white supremacy, and what it means to be an antiracist. Want more information? Check out their website.
  • Congratulations to Tiffany from Abroad In Education: Tiffany, creator and host of the podcast, (A)broad in Education and special guest on our series of travel episodes (Episodes 30 & 31) is doing big things with her doctoral thesis and just won a game-changing fellowship!
  • Glad you are still with us, Kelli!: Fan of the show Kelli, survived a near-death experience on Lake Michigan. So glad you and your daughter are okay.

Episode 35: Advice from a “World” Traveler

In our final episode of the season, we recap Tamu’s European trip which was chocked full of cobblestone, hills and steps!

Moral to the Story: We only go around this Earth once. Treat yo’self. Don’t cheap out on your vacations.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Get to Know Us: Justin Timberlake’s recent “poor lack of judgement” sparked this week’s question – Would you let your man hold another woman’s hand?
  • The consensus was, “I guess”.
  • Tamu got Prik in Amsterdam.
  • Sometimes being a tourist can be fun.
  • Tamu’s Tourist Suggestions:
    • LondonLondon Eye with drinks package; if you are lucky, you will see a proposal!
    • EdinburghScotch Whisky Experience; ride in a whisky barrel and learn from a ghost how whisky is made and then drink some!
    • Paris: L’Atelier des Lumieres; immerse yourself in the art of Vincent Van Gogh (until Jan 5, 2020).
  • No one gives you the topical terrain information about cities when you are reading a travel blog.
  • Tamu’s Travel Pro Tip: Scotland has inclines and steps. So does London.
  • Racism Abroad: In Amsterdam, people dress in full blackface as a Santa’s helper friend, Black Pete.
  • Shout out to Tiffany from Abroad in Education: Wigs did make a difference.
  • Shout out to my new Scottish friends Liam and James!
  • Tamu’s Foodie Suggestions:
  • That time we left a bar in Paris without paying.
  • Tamu’s Travel Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Our bizarre Outlander discussion.
  • The benefits of living minimally.
  • In praise of WhatsApp: keeps family close and friendships fresh.
  • #WePodcastLikeThis: Hannah’s (Check out Ep. 32 to learn more about Hannah and her Social Justice Book Club) talented kids made the earrings we are wearing for a fundraiser.

Thank you: To all of our old and new listener friends, we are so very grateful for your support. We wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season! See you next year for Season 3!

 

Episode 31: I See London, I See France…Alone

Tiffany from (A)broad in Education and super special guest Thuan (check out his foodie Instagram @travel2f00d) join us to discuss being American while traveling solo.

Moral to the Story: Travel makes you different.

Other Fun Topics Discuss:

  • Tamu is traveling to Europe.
  • Tiffany has two volumes of photos from her trips.
  • Tamu’s flight anxiety.
  • Group consensus: there is plenty to do to keep you distracted on flights.
  • Geography.
  • Tiffany’s Collage: Smoking in Amsterdam
  • Food tastes better in their origin countries.
  • Thuan Recommends: Churchill War Museum
  • Feeling Triggered: Tamu passes on the Heineken Museum because Wight 1 used to drink it. Tiffany suggests going to exorcise the legacy of Wight 1.
  • Tamu is taking a wig to change her persona in Amsterdam.
  • Hair changes your personality.
  • Tiffany suggests wearing a wig throughout the trip.
  • Le Paris Noir Tour.

      Travel & Race & Safety:

  • Don’t read the comments when you Google about being black and travelling.
  • Being American carries more weight than blackness.
  • Travel in Paris.
  • Tales from the Camino de Santiago.
  • Being American can also make you feel like an outsider aside from race/ethnicity.
  • Passports: Concept of US passport as reparations.
  • Head Scratcher Question: Are all Americans colonizers?
  • Americans have a privilege abroad just by being American.
  • Is it radical to travel?

Episode 30: Shit Happens During the Day, Literally

Once again, it started as an innocent Get To Know Us question and turned into a full-blown episode. We are joined by Tiffany from (A)broad in Education and super special guest Thuan (check out his foodie Instagram @travel2f00d) for a robust discussion about the ridiculous expense of bras, underwear cleanliness/rotation, and going commando.

Moral to the Story: Buy new underwear every six months, don’t be like us and have them for years.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • The most money spent on a bra.
  • Victoria’s Secret was a bra/panty training ground for most of us.
  • Tiffany was wearing the wrong sized bra because they were her mom’s.
  • Tiffany also didn’t want boobs.
  • Training bras.
  • Tamu is going to London to see Jim.
  • The consensus is that she will get laid.
  • Local Business Shout-out: Allure Intimate Apparel.
  • Nips are not a thing Tamu wants.
  • Poor Thuan is mortified.
  • No one will let Tamu finish her story.
  • Third Love bras are hella expensive.
  • Dudes just have to buy a 4-pack of Jockey underwear and are good to go.
  • Tamu realizes her boobs are sagging because she is old and not because of mammograms.
  • Thuan suggests going commando.
  • A study from Tommy John shows Americans wear the same underwear multiple times in a row.
  • Bad@Love PSA: Wash your clothes.
  • Bad@Love PSA that we shouldn’t need to remind you about: WASH YOUR PAN AFTER YOUR COOK/SEASON CHICKEN!!
  • Mallory wore someone else’s panties as a teen.
  • Bad@Love Pro-Tip: Wear underwear inside out when borrowing.
  • Bad@Love Saves the Planet: Go commando to save the landfills.
  • H&M textile bins.
  • Mallory’s sports bra is at the end of the world.
  • Correction: We meant Abercrombie & Fitch, not American Apparel.
  • Mindblown: What if we are meant to be funky?
  • Do hipsters wash their legs?
  • Americans have a different immune system.

Asia According to Thuan:

  • In Asia, you have different types of ice.
  • Drink the ice that has holes in it. Don’t drink the ice that is chipped off from a block.
  • Ask for ice on the side.
  • Drink bottled or canned.

Flutter: Try the Bacon – Advice to Tamu in Europe

Tamu is off to Europe for two whole months! Tiffany from (A)broad in Education and super special guest Thuan (check out his foodie Instagram @travel2f00d) join Mallory in giving her advice for her travels.

Moral to the Story: Say yes and don’t be afraid to go off your plan.

Other Fun Topics Discussed: