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TikTok Populism with Maggie Maye & Steven Pitts

TikTok Populism with Maggie Maye & Steven Pitts

June 20, 2021
May the Jubilee be with you! In honor of Juneteenth, Francesca invites labor strategist and host of Black Work Talk, Steven Pitts to talk about the importance and limitations of the newest federal holiday. Plus comedian Maggie Maye on Ted Cruz outdoing himself by equating critical race theory to the KKK, and the conservative Tik Tok personality who proves one can stumble ass backwards into socialism. Finally, in honor of Bennifer 2.0, what else do we want back from the early 00s? 
 
Featuring:
Maggie Maye, comedian
 
Dr. Steven Pitts, Black economist
 
Contents:
6:09 The Wuhan Lab Theory
10:55 Candace Owens Again
14:30 The Week Where
16:00 Joe Manchin's Leaked Audio
21:00 Anti-vaxer owns herself
26:18 Ted Cruz on Critical Race Theory
36:12 Interview with Steven Pitts on Juneteenth, black workers power, and the class vs race divide
1:02:00 BENNIFER and other things we want from the 2000s
 

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Thot Police with Matt Rogers & Jayar Jackson

Thot Police with Matt Rogers & Jayar Jackson

June 14, 2021
The center is going to get us all killed! Whether its Biden's toothless Department of Justice or corporations rainbow washing their anti-gay lobbying, there are far too many talkers and not enough doers. Jayar Jackson of TYT joins Francesca along with the hilarious actor & comedian Matt Rogers, to discuss all that plus Jeffery Toobin's cringey apology to Megan Thee Stallion's new music video that both slaps and skewers.
 
Featuring
Matt Rogers, Las Culturistas https://www.instagram.com/mattrogerstho/
Jayar Jackson, TYT https://twitter.com/JayarJackson
 
Contents
5:18 What are you bitching about?
17:50 The Week Where 
19:11 Corporations rainbow washing
28:54 Kamala Harris tells Central Americans, “do not come”
37:30 Jeffery Toobin Tries to Make a Comeback?
50:00 Rough week for Democracy
1:08:00 Megan Thee Stallion at it again
 

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BONUS: Woo Woo with Joshua Kahn Russell and Jessica Sele

BONUS: Woo Woo with Joshua Kahn Russell and Jessica Sele

June 9, 2021
Whether it’s the 12-step program, therapy, meditation or even psychedelics, how do we heal our broken ass selves and the broken ass world around us? Capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy are ruthless, but organizing to end those things can also be just as destructive if we’re not careful. In this BONUS episode of the Bitchuation Room podcast, Francesca is joined by organizer and director of the Wildfire Project Joshua Kahn Russell and comedian Jessica Sele to discuss radical healing and radical self care. Support the podcast's ability to do more bonus content by becoming a patron: https://www.patreon.com/bitchuationroom
 
Featuring:
Listen to Joshua's podcast series "Dialetics and Psychadelics": https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/revolutionary-left-radio/id1218054701?i=1000517648557
 
Resources Francesca talked about:
Tara Brach Dharma talks: https://www.tarabrach.com/
Osteopathy for chronic pain. Osteopaths are MDs and miracle workers! https://doctorsthatdo.osteopathic.org/find-your-do
Manchin-ations with Anna Hossnieh & Max Moran

Manchin-ations with Anna Hossnieh & Max Moran

June 7, 2021
Who needs Republicans with Democrats like these? Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema finally show their truest colors, leaving the ball squarely in Joe Biden’s court. Plus, Donald Trump returns but his “fupa” steals the show. *wretches*. And Max Moran of the Revolving Door Project talks about the beltway to Wall St. pipeline, and how the Biden Administration is faring when it comes to hiring corporate lawyers. Finally, like Cruella what is Mitch McConnell’s origin story? 
 
Featuring
 
 
 
CONTENTS
6:33 Ok, Boomaher — Bill Maher's dumb rant about college 
19:00 Manchin and Sinema are the absolute worst.
30:50 Trump Speech Flops, Also What's Up with his Pants? 
40:00 The Sitch: How to Stop the Revolving Door Between DC and Corporations? with Max Moran
1:09:00 Origin Stories of The Villains of DC
 
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Some of Those that Work Forces with Robert Evans & Christina Catherine Martinez

Some of Those that Work Forces with Robert Evans & Christina Catherine Martinez

May 24, 2021

How do the police run cover for white supremacists? Portland-based Journalist Robert Evans of the Behind the Bastards Podcast joins Francesca to discuss prospects for any kind of police reform one year after the murder of George Floyd. Plus Republicans don’t want to have to ever think about January 6th and what their colleagues may or may not have done. And they won’t have to if they vote down a commission to get to the bottom of it. Plus a neighborhood app launches a private security outfit. What could go wrong? Finally we’re talking about the WORST reunions imaginable.

Featuring:

Christina Catherine Martinez, Comedian

Robert Evans, journalist & host of Behind the Bastards podcast

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

4:25- What Are you Bitching About:  A journalist is fired from AP for Palestine activism, Target spies on its own shoppers, and returning to “normal social life."

25:16 Republicans Refuse a Commission on Jan 6th

38:50 - Neighborhood App Has a Security Force?

46:30 - Biden Will Welcome George Floyd's Family to White House

59:00 - Police and white supremacy, the origins of American policing, and lessons from a French January 6th.

1:16:49 - In honor of FRIENDS, what's The Worst Reunion possible?

 
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BONUS: A Sea Change On Palestine with Noura Erakat (And Puppets!)

BONUS: A Sea Change On Palestine with Noura Erakat (And Puppets!)

May 18, 2021

Everything Israel/Palestine all in one episode. From Francesca’s story of being politicized about the occupation, to Matt Lieb’s bizarre Birth Right trip, to a liberal zionist puppet (actual puppets not some right-wing term), plus the brilliant activist, attorney and author Noura Erakat, this episode jam packed. Noura discusses the occupation, the plight of Palestinians living within the 1948 borders of Israel, the media’s slow change on the topic, and the Biden Administration’s reticence to do anything to actually pressure the Israeli government to stop. And as grim as this issue can be, there is a marked shift with this latest round of atrocities. It seems that the moral arc on Palestine is finally bending towards justice. 

Featuring: 
Matt Lieb, comedian

Noura Erakat, attorney & activist who joins at 1:00:00.

Noura is an attorney and co-Founding Editor of Jadaliyya, an electronic magazine on the Middle East that combines scholarly expertise and local knowledge. She is the author of "Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine"

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Hey Big Government Spender! with Stephanie Kelton & Nato Green

Hey Big Government Spender! with Stephanie Kelton & Nato Green

May 17, 2021

'How’re you going to pay for it?’ It's a refrain progressives hear every time any social program is proposed. Professor Stephanie Kelton and proponent of Modern Monetary Theory has an idea: the government can make it rain, help the people, and f*ck the haters. Deficit spending isn’t actually that big of a problem, she says, so long as inflation is controlled through taxes. Francesca and comedian Nato Green wrap their heads around this novel and life-saving conception of the economy. Plus, Israel’s aggression knows no limits as it bombs journalists and civilians and displaces families from their homes. And finally, the CDC guidelines that have our heads spinning and essential workers rightfully pissed off.

Featuring:
 
6:00 CDC Says F*ck It Mask Off
20:45 Violence in Israel/Palestine
32:50 Lieutenant of Space Force Says ‘Marxism’ is infiltrating the military. Wookay
39:45 Stephanie Kelton on Modern Monetary Theory & Spending Govt. Money to Help Everyone
1:15:36 Game of the week: "New CDC Recommendations Are In!”
 

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The ‘Woke Mob’ vs Real Mobs with John Iadarola & Emily Maya Mills

The ‘Woke Mob’ vs Real Mobs with John Iadarola & Emily Maya Mills

May 10, 2021
Francesca is jabbed and jazzed, while Piers Morgan defends Disney royalty, and Ben Shapiro’s only problem on God’s green earth is trans-inclusive language. John Iadarola of The Damage Report joins Francesca to discuss the right’s 'woke mob' outrage mill, and whether or not Joe Biden will ever actually hold Trump and Republicans accountable for their many crimes. Plus, comedian Emily Maya Mills wonders: what’s our new vaccine etiquette going to be? Are we checking our friends’ cards now? And finally, Marvel set out to re-imagine Captain America in its latest series so let’s beat them at their own game.
 
Featuring:
 
 
Francesca Fiorentini, host 
 
5:30 What Are You Bitching About? Elon Musk on SNL
21:54 Ben Shapiro Loses it Over “Birthing People”
31:24 Americans Vaccination Numbers Nosedive
44:50 Piers Morgan’s Princess Crusade
56:20 Is Biden Holding Trump Accountable?
1:10:00 An Ideal Captain America?
 
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Messy Ass Human Beings with Alicia Garza & Matt Lieb

Messy Ass Human Beings with Alicia Garza & Matt Lieb

May 3, 2021
Want to understand power and left political strategy? Alicia Garza of Black Futures Lab is just the thinker and organizer to listen to. She joins Francesca to talk openly about Biden’s surprisingly progressive plans and how social movements need to keep up the pressure specifically on immigration and racial justice. Plus comedian Matt Lieb is here to discuss Elizabeth Warren’s new memoir on her presidential campaign, Biden’s new plan to GIVE YOU A BABY without breaking the bank, and what our ideal dream work conditions would be. 
 
6:00 Please Not Andrew Yang for NY Mayor
10:25 Where Is Matt’s PS5?
14:50 Biden’s American Families Plan
31:05 Biden Gives Jill a Dandelion. Right Freaks Out
33:50 Elizabeth Warren Reflects on Her Campaign
40:49 Alicia Garza JOINS to talk Elizabeth Warren, Biden’s progressive platforms and what the left must understand about power.
1:09:10 May Day and Your Ideal Dream Work Conditions
 
Featuring 
 
Alicia Garza, @aliciagarza (Black Futures Lab, Host of "Lady Don’t Take No” Podcast)
 
Matt Lieb, @mattlieb (Pod Yourself A Gun, Good Mythical Morning)
 
Francesca Fiorentini @franifio
 
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It Gaetz Worse with Rep. Anna Eskamani & Nate Craig

It Gaetz Worse with Rep. Anna Eskamani & Nate Craig

April 26, 2021
A suspect voicemail from Matt Gaetz, Biden nears 100 days in office and a Disney World Dad gets mad. Florida state representative Anna Eskamani joins to talk about how she was creeped on by Matt Gaetz and his convicted-of-sex-trafficking tax collector friend, the Democratic machine in Florida and whether Dems are finally speaking to the needs of the people, and the Republican Party’s identity crisis. Plus The Bitchuation Room does a political rendition of Oscars with comedian Nate Craig. Give the podcast a 5-star review on iTunes and it will be your best friend.
 
Featuring
Nate Craig, comedian (https://twitter.com/hypeman)
 
Anna Eskamani, FL state representative (https://twitter.com/AnnaForFlorida)
 
Francesca Fiorentini, host (https://twitter.com/franifio)
 
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