Spookisode: The Haunting of Nothern State Mental Hospital (Washington)

Dameca tells a scary story

We're back for our annual tradition where we break format and share some spooky stories. First up is Dameca sharing a spooky place near her new home in Washington state.

Share your "spooky loops" with us!

Visit Northern State Mental Hospital: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//48.5255,-122.1946/@45.6761702,-125.8053075,5.46z?hl=en

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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Shadowbans & Silos on Social Media

social media to center and silo people from the margins

In this episode we take a look at shadowbanning and other challenges POC, WOC, and other people outside the "mainstream" face when connecting on social media.

Influencers, creators, and algorithms! We revisit the topic of social media this week, but this time we are discussing the mysterious beast that is shadow-banning. Difficult to define and harder to prove, content creators of size, of color, women, queer, and disabled seem to be experiencing this occurrence at higher levels. Wether it’s stricter censorship or blocking from potential “views” and “likes” we’re seeing how content is being shifted and controlled. How does this impact movements like Black Lives Matter? And what does this mean for other racially charged content that falls under the “freedom of speech”? We explore these questions and these topics in the show:

Examples of shadow-banning Influencers and Tiktok fame Reporting inappropriate content Black Lives Matter The hypocrisy/double standers of what content is or isn’t banned How representation still matters on social media The dangers AND benefits of siloed social media content The added challenges (and sometimes danger) for marginalized content creaters 

This episode's Happy Place - hint*, we’ll have you accessorizing in the rain! 

Check out our previous episodes exploring the world of social media:

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

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Minisode: Familiars

witches familiars vs patronuses vs animagi

In this episode we talk about our ideal witch's familiars.

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

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If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

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Bonusode: bell hooks day 2021

"Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books."

Happy 69th birthday to celebrated badass bell hooks!

Check out last year's bell hooks day bonusode here: https://pnc.st/s/biracialunicorns/e419136697824f40/bell-hooks-day-

Books mentioned in this episode include:

  • Killing Black Rage: Ending Racism
  • The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love

Read Love as a Practice of Freedom here: https://uucsj.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/bell-hooks-Love-as-the-Practice-of-Freedom.pdf

Check out Dani talking about Feminism is for Everybody here: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17862777847939412/

Don't forget to share all your favorite bell hooks quotes and reads with us!

...and if you buy any of her books, don't forget to support a black-owned, independent bookshop. You can check out a list of US based ones listed by state at https://www.oprahmag.com/entertainment/books/a33497812/black-owned-bookstores/

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

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All About Grief

Grief ,Disenfranchised Grief, Public, and Private Mourning

In this episode we have an honest dialogue about grief and the collective grief we all are experiencing. 

We open up this week as we discuss the issue of grief and the challenges that come from trying to process “the natural reaction to loss”.We ask the questions like why do Americans struggle with identifying, expressing, and processing grief? How do we cope with grief that isn’t death related? And are there different types of grief? In this episode you’ll hear:

  • About different types of grief 
  • Private (Personal) vs Public (Collective) Grief
  • During this time of Covid-19 many are experiencing many forms and levels of grief 
  • Disenfranchised grief 
  • Different things we can/are grieving about
  • The decolonization of mental health and mindsets
  • Who gets to grief?
  • Why we should grieve with one another 

In this episode we mention our past episode where we mention similar topics that might be helpful we have them listed below. We have also linked the NPR episode about grief and the website with other types of griefs as well. We hope this will be helpful to you. 

Episode 43: Social Media Etiquette. Episode 45: Mental Health and Self Care Episode 38: Intergenerational Trauma 

https://www.npr.org/2021/06/02/1002446604/the-importance-of-mourning-losses-even-when-they-seem-small 

https://whatsyourgrief.com/types-of-grief/

We truly needed to end the show with a Happy Place after this topic: *hint - beautiful walks and  small glimpses of hope give us all the feels. 

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

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Minisode: Are You Afarid of the Dark?

More nostalgic T.V. joy - Nickelodeon's Are You Afarid of the Dark?

In this episode we talk about about Nickelodeon's 1990 tv show, Are You Afraid of the Dark? Do you remember this show? What do you think of the recent reboot? Let us know! All our info is down below.

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

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Who is... LeVar Burton

Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek TNG, LeVar Burton Reads, and, of course Jeopardy

In this episode we fangirl out over LeVar Burton.

Today we are doing something a bit unusual on the show but we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to show our admiration and appreciation to a champion in literacy. So, today we are talking all things LeVar Burton. From Trekkies to bookworms it’s hard to find a circle that Burton has not made an impact on (especial on us late Millennials). Burton is an author, a director, a podcaster, AND perhaps the new host Jeopardy??  Thanks to social media and a petition signed by thousands, LeVar Burton was able to live out his life-long dream of being the host of the famous game show perviously hosted by the late Alex Trebek. Even though the permanent hosting duties was originally “awarded” to Mike Richards (if interested in the details of that situation there’s a brief article on what happened linked down below) but has since been relieved as host and as an executive producer on the show. This leaves the podium up for “grabs” and these Unicorns are showing all the love and support for Burton. In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Our first remembrance of LeVar Burton
  • Reading Rainbow - The impact of the nurturing male figure 
  • Star Trek - The importance of POC in sci-fi 
  • Roots- It’s cultural significance and a brief dive into black exploitation in films 
  • Jeopardy - Why is it so important to fans and POC to have LeVar Burton assuming the role of host
  • Mike Richards 
  • We mentioned in the show that Burton wrote two books - Aftermath and The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm 

If you’re an adult and miss having LeVar Burton read to you, go check out his podcast entitled - LeVar Burton Reads.

We land this episode in our happy place hint* - bacteria and Honey Bears make an enjoyable pair. 

The Mike Richards story:

https://www.vox.com/22634196/jeopardy-who-is-the-new-host-mayim-bialik-mike-richards-scandal-levar-burton

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

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Bonusode: Texas Senate Bill 8 (The Heartbeat Bill)

...in which we mess with Texas.

We touch base a bit about our feelings surrounding Texas's passing of Senate Bill 8 (The Heartbeat Bill) this week.

For our previous discussion of abortion, check out our previous episode, Abortion, a WOC Tale - https://pnc.st/s/biracialunicorns/039178af60db40d4/abortion-a-woc-tale

If you're looking for places to donate to help people in Texas get access to reproductive health, here's a few organizations to look into:

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

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Minisode: Fictional Movies and Shows within Movies and Shows

A dive into "Nestflick" nested films and shows

In this episode we talk "nested" fictional movies,showes, and parodies within movies and tv shows. Get ready to Nestflicks and chill.

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

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Critical Race Theory (and Education)

Let's Get Critical

In this episode we take a look at the hot topic Critical Race Theory and how it relates to schools.

This week our conversation focuses on the “hot topic” of critical race theory or CRT.  It’s back to school season and it’s not just face mask and vaccines parents are divided about this year.  Due to a recent surge of exposure in the media (particularly in the political realm) CRT has become less about what it ACTUALLY is and has taken on the form of a buzzword.  With some states looking to (or already have)  “ban” CRT from school curriculum we can’t help but wonder if people know exactly what they are “banning”. What is the the driving force behind the “War On Critical Race Theory”? In this episode you’ll hear us discuss:

  • The reactions of some parents towards CRT.
  • The misunderstandings and misconceptions about CRT.
  • Where did CRT come from?
  • Who is CRT for? What would that look like in the classroom?
  • What is the purpose of CRT? 
  • What are some of the dangers if you don’t teach our children to think critically

We quickly end this episode in our Happy Place, hint** Somebody gets called out on their book cataloging and someone else just “skates” by.  

Thanks to Josef Scott of Citizens of Tape City for our theme music and Dollipop Art for our podcast artwork - you can find her on instagram @dollipop.art.

We want to hear from you! If you have a question you'd like us to answer or a topic you'd like us to cover on the show, drop us a line at [email protected] or leave us a voicemail at (505) 585-1808.

Like us on facebook or follow us on instagram to join in on the discussion - we're @biracialunicorns. We're now on twitter as @biracialmagic so catch us there too.

If you'd like to support the show with some cash money visit us at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/biracialunicorn

Please review us wherever you get your podcasts or even better tell your friends to listen. :D

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