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Polite Company

Polite Company

By Jane Smith
This is the podcast about all the things that we're told not to discuss in polite company.

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Part 1 of Interview with Lauren Carlson: Teaching Children about Consent & Boundaries

Polite Company

Part 1 of Interview with Lauren Carlson: Teaching Children about Consent & Boundaries

Polite Company

What Happens when Our Uteruses Become Political Footballs: Interview with Federica about Miscarriage and Abortion
I started this podcast because there are so many complex, interesting issues that are generally considered taboo to discuss in "polite company"... They are considered taboo for good reason. When these topics are discussed, perhaps at a cocktail party after a few drinks, it can lead to disruption in social expectations and even loud conflict.  There needs to be a place where those of us who are not politicians or clergy can feel empowered to discuss these topics.  In this episode, I am joined by a formidable, talented, and intellectually curious young woman who has a story to tell and some perspectives to share. She courageously discusses the very personal topic of a woman's right to choose whether, when, and how to become a mother. In the second part of the interview, we dive deeper into the way that arguments about other health issues are often framed in a very dramatic, polarizing way, in order to get people to believe certain things. 
September 13, 2021
How millennials can face debt and financial shame head on: Interview with Vivi Schenk
This is an enlightening episode, where Vivi Schenk discusses her experiences with overcoming debt and the associated shame. She has a message targeted towards millennials. There is hope for even those of us who stumble in navigating money management. 
August 9, 2021
Interview with a PolyInnovator: Dustin Miller
Conversation about wide-ranging topics. We discuss discipline, getting stuff done, and how our personal actions ultimately play into the advancement of humanity.
June 28, 2021
Part 2 of Interview with Lauren Carlson: Teaching Children about Consent & Boundaries
Continuation of Interview about teaching children about physical boundaries and consent. Part 1 can be found here:
January 22, 2021
Part 1 of Interview with Lauren Carlson: Teaching Children about Consent & Boundaries
Part 1 of talk with Lauren Carlson, the author of "My body is my own," a children's book about teaching kids boundaries. Don't miss listening to this, especially if you are a parent. One thing you will learn is how to spot red flags. Part 2 can be found here:
January 2, 2021
Finding hope & redemption in a novel about slavery: Jaquintin Means on "Willie"
Wonderful, deep interview about finding places of hope and redemption in the worst of situations.
December 2, 2020
Interview with Dmitri Leonov about the Tao Patch, Pain Relief, Self Care, and Healing
This episode is a further exploration of self-administered ways of healing.  Although the Tao Patch is said to help with MS and other issues, this podcaster is not endorsing or validating this claim. Please see the research and evaluate for yourself.
October 22, 2020
Self care for people who are too busy
Too busy for self care? Not exactly sure what self care is? Not sure it's worth your time? This podcast is for you.
September 10, 2020
Black American Genealogy, Family History, and Trauma
1. "Understanding Slavery Initiative: Africa before Transatlantic Enslavement." 2. Death rates in middle passage: "Between 1680 and 1688, an average of 23% of the Royal African Company's human 'cargoes' died en route to the Americas." 3. Death rate in the first year for field slaves was around 50%. "Death Toll from the Slave Trade." 4. The Project Gutenberg eBook, "A Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Venture, a Native of Africa, But Resident above Sixty Years in the United States of America, Related by Himself, "by Venture Smith
August 14, 2020