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Episode Roundup

Episode 19: Inside 254 visits the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

You can listen here anytime!

In Episode 19, we share our impressions of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, along with details about how YOU can visit this wonderful new museum.

In the Trumpster Fire, we talk about the Congressional Black Caucus (here’s a link to the letter we talk about) and their refusal to meet with Trump. Our Activist Actions ask you watch, read, and listen to some very specific black voices.

Nina Simone

Get Out

Crunk Feminist Collective (and they have a new book!)

Media Minute implores you to watch O.J.: Made in America

Empower yourself by joining our community. Share this episode with your social media networks and ask others to listen and join this fight. We can do better together.



Episode 15: Sexual Harassment At Work

Remember, believe someone when they tell you they are being harassed at work.

If you are being harassed, keep notes on dates and incidents.  We want you to be safe.

“A Brief History of Sexual Harassment Before Anita Hill,” Time Magazine

The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, Susan Bordo

Donald Trump on Bill O’Reilly being a “a good person,” NYT

For the rest of the videos, search “That’s Harassment” on youtube.

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Big Little Lies: Episode 13

Big Little Lies! This week’s Table Talk gets to the heart of privilege on the show.


So, how do we talk about partner violence?

Know what the VAWA is.

Know what the Heritage Foundation wants Trump to do to the VAWA.

Know how to help a friend who is being abused.

Believe people when they say they are being hurt.  Listen.  Be there.





Episode 12: Building Community

How do you find community?  Episode 12 is here.

Ask personally.  And make sure you have goodwill in the goodwill bank!

A great primer on the steps we need to take to create and build community

Rest in Power:  The Enduring Life of Treyvon Martin.  Buy it now.

The Art of Community:  Seven Principles of Belonging.  Download today!

Loyalty is cool. However, we still need to be critical of our leaders.

the guardian on Northampton County, PA.  Here’s hoping no one punches a reporter.



Thanks to our amazing former student for making this drawing of your fearless podcasters (or “domestic terrorists” according to La Pierre)! What a beautiful gift out of the blue.  She made our day.  We are happy to have so many former students in our community.

Can you share the podcast with two people today?

Listen for our Expert Extra with Chris Ayala in the coming weeks.

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Episode Ten: Self Care

We hope you are thinking more about self care in a time of challenge.

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Want to read more about self care in the time of resistance? Click here.

And if you haven’t listened yet, click here and treat yourself to a few minutes of self care!




Episode Seven: Settler Colonialism

We hope you have listened to Episode Seven, and if you haven’t, here you go!

Here are some links to help you delve into the topic even more.

What Is Settler Colonialism?

Settler Colonial Studies blog

Change the Mascot!

Thomas King’s The Truth About Stories

Native Appropriations

Indian Country Media Network

Let us know if you need any more info.  You can contact us on Facebook, instagram (@inside254), and twitter (@inside254pod).




Episode Six: Women in Politics

Need some good news?  Listen to our round up and find hope!

Also, here are some links to keep you moving and grooving!

National Women’s Political Caucus

I hear by/hearby/hereby declare this is DJT’s twitter feed.

Also, we need your help.  We are in need of another digital audio recorder before we take the show on the road to CUBA!  We are taking you with us, but we want to make sure the two of us are able to do interviews.

Thank you, all. We have had almost 700 downloads!

If anyone would like to become a sustaining patron of Inside254, you can click here.

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We hope you will be inspired to run for office or support someone that is.  Happy listening!

Episode Five: Separating the Individual From the Structural

Remember how Trump says he is the “least racist” person.  Listen and consider his comment as you think about how we speak about oppression.

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Here are some links to help you dive into Episode Five:

What is structural oppression?

Blacks Lives Matter

John Oliver

Samantha Bee

Donald Trump’s twitter feed (open if you dare!)

Best line of the episode?  “No more gendered bladders!”

Sign up for the political boot camp!

Episode Four: Women’s March

We did a quick roundup the morning after the march here.  Episode Four goes deeper into the march and why it was important.

Transcript of Trump’s first press conference

“If that’s what it took!” article

Official site of Women’s March for activism and information

Everyday feminism 








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