5 Podcasts: Feminist, Part 1

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There are so many awesome feminist podcasts that I cannot just tell you about five. It’s just not fair to not mention the other podcasts that are so brilliant. There will be a sequel to this post. 

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The ladies of Feminist Frequency Radio are hilarious. They talk about movies. current events and entertainment news. If you haven’t listened to their podcast, you’re missing out. Their latest show is about The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

https://www.feministpopcorn.com/

Feminist Popcorn’s last episode was called “Tradition and Family.” In each episode, the hosts, Samantha and Elizabeth, discuss three movies, which have a female perspective. 

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Historian Alexis Cole has a relatively new podcast which focuses on women’s history or herstory. She’s also written a book , Alice and Freda Forever.
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/bitch-media/bitchradio

The last episode of Popaganda was called, “The Pumpkin Spice Must Flow,” so you know it’s got the goods. 
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/call-your-girlfriend

I enjoy listening to Call Your Girlfriend. The tone is very relaxed but they discuss some pretty important issues. 

How to Make Your Instagram as Fierce as RuPaul

From RuPaul’s Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rupaulofficial/

  1. Don’t follow everyone. I made the mistake of following everyone that followed me. Years later, I’m still weeding out tons of It Works distributors and other people selling candles or Tupperware. Instagram doesn’t have a way to organize followers, which is so annoying. The list of followers is one gigantic list. 
  2. Use hashtags. Make up your own hashtags if you feel so inclined.
  3. Participate in photo challenges. Maybe you’ll find your people out there. 
  4. Take photos of stuff that you like. I like ice cream, books, and music so all of those things are on my Instagram over here:  https://www.instagram.com/holleylolleyland/
  5. Take photos of popular things: coffee, food, animals, clothes, concerts, travel posts.
  6. Make it as personal as you want. I guess people will like selfies until the end of time. If you’re not into selfies, put yourself out there a little at a time. Take a photo of your manicure or your new shoes, old shoes, etc. 
  7. It should be a reflection of who you really are. I know, Instagram makes it so easy to make everything beautiful. Take advantage of those filters. 
  8. Try to make connections with people. Like their photos. Comment on their photos. 
  9. Take photos every day if you can.
  10. The truth is that nobody is as fierce as RuPaul. But don’t give up trying to be the fiercest you that you can be.

Interview with . . . Misty Eyed

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What can I say about Misty Eyed? They are a four-piece hard rock group from Georgia. They have a female lead singer, Megan Burke, and a drummer, Zach Nall, who wears creepy masks. John Eck and Wes Powell round out the group on guitar and bass respectively. Misty Eyed recently released a new album, Eurydice, which is available on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play. 

I had the chance to do an interview with the band. So here are the results of that opportunity with Misty Eyed. 

Where was your first show?

Swayze’s in Marietta.

What do you like about your hometown, Acworth, Georgia?

It has an amazing taco joint.

When did your drummer, Zach, start wearing masks?

Since the day he was born.

Have you ever seen that show “Unmasked”?

No, we haven’t actually.

What gives you the creeps?

Syringes, ouija boards, and really bushy mustaches. The usual.

What do you guys think of the term female fronted?

We consider ourselves more male reared than female fronted.

Who did the cover for Eurydice?

One of our friends named Angie Guarnera actually did all the art for this album cycle.

Does everyone in the band enjoy Greek mythology?


We think it’s pretty neat, it’s a cool outlook on things.

What do you want people to know about Misty Eyed?


We just want people to know they’re not alone in what they’re feeling and what they’re going through, and it’s great because music is the perfect way to convey that. We want to help people.

VOX: #bookreview

Can you imagine living in a world where women can’t voice their opinion? Some people would say that there are many places where women can’t express themselves. They would be right of course. 

In the dystopian book, Vox by Christina Dalcher, women in America have to wear counters on their wrist which counts their words. They can only speak about 100 words per day. If they go above the limit, they receive an electric shock. Young girls are not taught how to read and write anymore. Their education is focused on home economics. Home Ec is fine but not everyone wants to sew and bake cookies all day. 

Lesbians and gay men aren’t allowed to love who they want. They are imprisoned with a member of the opposite sex until they change. Women who have affairs are publicly humiliated and sent to nunneries or prison farm camps. 

Women aren’t allowed to work outside of the home. They can’t even check the mail. Even if their husband is an idiot, he has to make all of the decisions. 

Dr. Jean McClellan, a brilliant neurolinguist, was working on a cure for aphasia one day and forced to become a stay-at-home mom the next. After a year, she is brought back to work in order to finish the cure. 

She has a lot going on in her life. Her teenage son really believes that a woman’s place is in the home. Her young daughter barely speaks. Jean is also in love with someone other than her husband. 

What can she do to save her daughter and other women in America? Will she run off to Italy with her daughter and her lover? Will she stay with her husband and keep wearing the counter? 

I loved this book. The plot is not too far off from where women once were not too long ago and where we could end up in the not too distant future. It’s a scary thought. Still, everyone should read this book.  I saw one bad review for this book but don’t listen to that jackass. He probably wants women to wear the counters and be silent. 

  • I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. Obviously. 

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The last paragraph of this just made my heart smile! 🙂 https://t.co/KYTP7masSH— Christina Dalcher (@CVDalcher) November 20, 2018

This is the best! When the author or band acknowledges something that you’ve posted, it is so awesome! 🙂 

5 Podcasts: Homesteading

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In case you didn’t know, my latest obsession has been preparing the garden for the winter and planning a bigger garden for the spring. I tell everyone that I’m preparing for the apocalypse. I’m only half joking. 

Before we moved to our current house, we had the start of a decent vegetable garden. I had a mulch pile but Lucas ran it over with the mower.  It’s fine. I’m almost not mad about it anymore. In fact, he reminded me about it yesterday.

We used to live in a rural area but now we live in an actual town. So if we wanted to build a fence or a greenhouse, we’d have to get permits and things. We are a long way off from living off of the grid or anything like that.  We’d just like to grow some fruit and vegetables for now. 

Our current house has a large backyard that we could use for planting. There used to be a pool so I’ve been hesitant to plant anything.  We’ll probably do a raised bed garden. Lucas is also excited about not having to mow the whole yard. 

Two summers ago, there was Poison Oak in the side area. It got me and I was done in the yard for awhile. This past summer, I did some recon work – killing the Poison Oak, weeding and mulching. The soil is not very good for planting – yet. I’m thinking of maybe planting flowers and a burning bush next spring. The burning bush is a real thing. (Lucas thought I was really going too far with all of the talk of the apocalypse.) 

Anyway, the point of this post is to share a few podcasts about homesteading, which you may find interesting if you’re into gardening or living in a more sustainable way.

The Good Life Revival podcast

http://thegoodliferevival.com/podcast/

The Modern Homesteading Podcast

https://smalltownhomestead.com/modern-homesteading-podcast/



Mountain Woman Radio
http://trayerwilderness.com/podcast-184/


The Sustainable Living Podcast

http://sustainablelivingpodcast.com/



Pioneering Today Podcast
https://melissaknorris.com/

5 Post-Apocalyptic Movies on Netflix

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I love post-apocalyptic movies. Unfortunately, not everyone in my house wants to watch everything related to the apocalypse like I do. I might be watching too many of them lately because that feeling that we’re not prepared for living off the grid is taking up space in my brain. Is it paranoia or just wanting to be ready? 

Anyway, I’ve listed a few fairly decent post-apocalyptic movies without zombies that are on Netflix. 

Children of Men

In the year 2027, no one is having children. It’s been 18 years since the last child was born. Theo (Clive Owen) is entrusted with escorting a very pregnant Kee ( Claire-Hope Ashitey) to a safe place. But who can they trust? As far as I could tell – only Jasper (Michael Caine) is trustworthy.

Into the Forest

After their father dies, two sisters – Nell and Eva -are alone in their house in the woods. They have to figure out how to survive when the world as they know it is ending. The electricity is out. The food and gas are almost gone. The house is falling apart. This is the movie that inspired me to look up how to live off of the grid. They do alright until a few unexpected things happen.

The Road

I read the book also. When you see it play out in the movie, the story seems so much darker and depressing. It is probably close to what would actually happen in an apocalypse. It is a good book and movie. 

The Survivalist

The Survivalist doesn’t say much – not even his own name. He’s living alone in a remote cabin in the woods. Two ladies arrive at his cabin and he is less than welcoming. Can you blame him though? He doesn’t know if they are going to steal his food or kill him. Of course, he’s right not to trust them. They are plotting against him the whole time but nothing goes the way anyone expects.  

The Rover

A group of thieves steal Eric’s (Guy Pierce) car. Most people would have given up on getting the car back but not Eric. He goes through hell and kills a lot of people to get this car. You’ll probably wonder why he would do all of this for a piece of crap car. Just watch it. All will be revealed. 

Interview with . . . MKNLY

It’s been a long time since I’ve been to North Carolina. There were good memories of food. My ex’s mom, Ms. C, made the best fried chicken that I’ve ever had in my whole life. If I could, I would introduce the alternative rock band MKNLY to her. They would appreciate the good food and conversation. I have to go – I made myself hungry thinking of Ms. C’s fried chicken. 

MKNLY’s vocalist Benjamin Green responded to all of the interview questions that I sent over.  Enjoy the interview!

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What is one thing that you would like to change about the world?

That’s a really tough question honestly. I would really just like to see alot more compassion in the world. Our children are growing up and seeing so much hate… just hurts to see.

If you could collaborate with any musician, who would it be?

That’s easy, I have always wanted to work with You Me At Six, and of course JoJo!

What do you like to read?

I’m actually not much of a reader! Used to be but these days I’m more of a documentary or history series buff.

Has being lonely ever led to terrible choices in your life?

Yeah, I can say it has. When I was younger I really felt abandoned by my father. It let to a lot of trying to figure out if it was my fault or questioning why, and though my dad, the man that raised me, as there, I always felt like a piece of me was missing. Part of my life I would never have. Which lead to me trying to hurt myself. But that was a long time ago and I’ve grown.

What do you do to keep loneliness at bay?

You know I don’t battle too much anymore. I have a loving family wife and kids. So I just focus on them and my music and trying to live the best life I can!

Do you get to eat at decent places while touring? Any favorites?

Ummm all depends on what you classify as decent! For me, tour life has always been about cheap fast food or lots of peanut butter sandwiches. Although on our last tour we ate at some place, I can’t think of the name of it, in Florida that made pancakes that were probably bigger serving dish! And they were so good!

Do you guys like to cook?

I make some mean spaghetti!!! And love grilling!

What do you want people to know about MKNLY?

We are super stoked and have worked really hard to get all this music prepared to give to the world! We love and appreciate everyone that has supported us or listened to our music!!! But mostly, if you are passionate about something or have dreams, chase it no matter what! Don’t allow yourself to regret never trying! You got this!!

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