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 24: Maybe it’s Maybelline or Just Shellac and Paper Mache

Thanks to The Cut’s article, “How Many Bones Would You Break to Get Laid?” Tamu learns all about Incels and the lengths they will go to reach the impossible dream of being a “Chad”.

Moral to the Story: You are beautiful as you are unless you are a terrible person.

Other Fun Topics Discussed:

  • Getting to know us: What is your silly aspiration? For Tamu, it would be to marry Idris Elba. For Mallory it would be wine and cheese with Jeff Goldblum. Since that seemed realistic, she switched it to having Neil Patrick Harris’s baby.
  • #WePodcastLikeThis: It was butt-ass hot while recording,  but we managed to pull it off!
  • What is an Incel? Dudes who self categorize as involuntarily celibate.
  • Plastic surgery for men is frowned upon.
  • These dudes have terrible self-esteem. They feel women don’t pick them because they are ugly.
  • Chads” are the male beauty standard in the Incel community; they are either a lumberjack, a vampire or a pretty boy.
  • There are Incel forums where they Photoshop one another’s photos to look more “Chad-like”.
  • Basically they have body dysmorphia.
  • Therapy is SO very important.
  • Most Incels are not white men.
  • The glass ceiling for Incels is the friend zone.
  • There are no true 8-10s. Listen to episode 17 where we explain the science of sex appeal.
  • We are all basically 3-5s
  • These dudes probably don’t wash their legs.
  • It’s all a power grab. Incels could overthrow the Chads and change/break the patriarchy.
  • Maybe the strategy is like the Irish who assimilated in America by wearing blackface and making fun of black people…it is easier to go with the status quo and be accepted rather than a breaker of chains.
  • Mallory loves Ringo Starr.
  • Why do men want giant balls?
  • Dr. Eppley – providing judgement-free surgery since 1993.

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