Capitalism feat. Mitch Burrow, Helen Hong, Kevan Harris, Elham Saeidinezhad and Sameer Suri

Is capitalism the future, past its prime, or what? Our live episode on it features stand-up from favorites Helen Hong and Mitch Burrow, insight from experts Elham Saeidinezhad of the Milken Institute and Kevan Harris, UCLA sociology professor and author of “A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran,” plus comedy and hosting by Toby Muresianu and Sameer Suri!

Climate Change feat. Jon Christensen, Willie Soon, Bryan Dey and Lori Weiss

We talk about climate change science and policy with panelists Dr. Willie Soon and Dr. Jon Christensen and comedians Bryan Dey and Lori Weiss.

Both panelists provided a few links and encouraged people to look into the science themselves.

Jon Christensen:

  1. The “Climate Lab” video series with Vox and the University of California: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/climate-lab
  2. The book “Why We Disagree About Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity” by Mike Hulme (Cambridge University Press, 2009): https://www.amazon.com/Disagree-about-Climate-Change-Understanding/dp/0521727324/
  3. The reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch/

Willie Soon:

  1.  http://www.co2science.org/
  2. http://climateilluminated.com/index.html
  3. https://wattsupwiththat.com/

Sexual Harassment feat. Ashley Cullins, Casey Ley, Faith Choyce and Pamela Georgette

What needs to change? Who should resign? Is there another side to the story? We talk sexual harassment and the current cultural moment with The Hollywood Reporter’s Ashley Cullins, therapist Pamela Georgette, and comedians Casey Ley and Faith Choyce!

North Korea with Joel Wit, Rorry Daniels, Benari Poulten and Sachi Ezura

We get the inside scoop on the mysterious kingdom with former diplomat and editor of 38North.org Joel S. Wit, Rorry Daniels of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, producer of The Rundown with Robin Thede Sachi Ezura, and former senior producer of the Nightly Show Benari Poulten!

Video clips: http://bit.ly/unsafespacenorthkorea

Chapters:
2:25 Toby Muresianu Standup
5:12 Sachi Ezura Standup
8:13 Benari Poulten Standup
13:31 Panel Discussion

Sex Work feat. Manisha Shah, Kasey Koop, Thai Rivera and Sammy Obeid

We discuss decriminalization, trafficking, personal experiences with sex work and more with UCLA professor Manisha Shah, Playboy writer and stripper Kasey Koop, Thai Rivera of the Unbothered podcast and Sammy Obeid of Conan and Last Comic Standing.

Note: Resources for people who wish to leave sex work include JourneyOut.org, CastLA.org and others.

2:30 Toby Standup

6:35 Kasey Koop Standup

12:00 Sammy Obeid Standup

18:11 Thai Rivera Standup

27:40 Manisha Shah – Should prostitution be legalized?

40:20 Sex worker interactions with police

45:55 Decriminalization vs. Legalization

1:16:00 History of prostitution

1:27:05 Longevity of careers in sex work

Political Correctness feat. Baron Vaughn, Bri Pruett, Teela Foxworth, and Charlie Hinkle – live from Bridgetown Comedy Festival

We travel to Portland, Oregon to talk political correctness at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival! With a stellar lineup including Baron Vaughn (Netflix’s Frankie and Grace), Bri Pruett (comedian and sex columnist for the Portland Mercury), Teela Foxworth (professor of communications at Portland Community College) and Charlie Hinkle (board member of the Portland ACLU and first amendment law professor at Lewis and Clark University).