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GraysMatter Podcast

GraysMatter Podcast

By Justin Grays
Justin Grays is a Black, queer, polyamorous sci-fi enthusiast who has a lot of things on xyr mind. In this show, Justin talks to xyr friends about society and current events, which invariably gets connected to Star Trek in one way or another. If you want to hear the experiences of people who are not your typical podcasters, then GraysMatter Podcast is the podcast for you.
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S2E01: This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things
The Season Premiere! In this episode, we discuss what we did over the break and the history of the Post Office, and Justin has a new Discord Server. Hosted By: Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Nat MN (they/them) Sarah (she/her) Content Warning - Mentions of: Blood Pressure | Medical Issues Economy Obesity Ronald Reagan Richard Nixon Student Debt Books Referenced: American Gods - Neil Gaiman For show notes, please visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2022/6/15/graysmatter-podcast-season-2-episode-01
56:43
June 17, 2022
S1E17: It All Comes Back To Anime
The Season Finale! In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from theater to anime to World War II. This episode is not sponsored. Hosted By: Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Nat MN (they/them) Sarah (she/her) Content Warning - Mentions of: Chronic Pain (Migraines / Sciatica) COVID-19 H. P. Lovecraft Louis C.K. Holocaust / Nazis Robert A. Heinlein Student Debt For show notes, please visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2022/2/15/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-17
53:21
February 15, 2022
S1E16: Racist Reagan Rants
In this episode, we talk about topics ranging from guns and droughts to language and history. This episode is not sponsored. Hosted By: Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Nat MN (they/them) Sarah (she/her) Content Warning - Mentions of: Death Guns NRA Police Ronald Reagan Second Amendment For show notes, please visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2022/2/1/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-16
53:55
February 01, 2022
S1E15: A Conversation with Kareem Abdelrahman
As longtime listeners may be aware, the usual format of this podcast is for me and two or three of my co-hosts to talk about society and current events from a perspective other than your stereotypical podcaster - that is, not from a cishet white male. But another thing that I’ve been meaning to do is to sit down and talk to fellow POC folx in the geek community about our experiences. Our special guest this week is local geek Kareem Abdelrahman. This episode is not sponsored. Content Warning - mentions or uses of: Confederate Flags Horror Jim Crow Lynchings Racial/Ethnic Pejoratives/Epithets Racism R*pe For show notes, please visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2022/1/15/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-15
01:03:56
January 15, 2022
S1E14: A Conversation with Katy Solko
As longtime listeners may be aware, the usual format of this podcast is for me and two or three of my co-hosts to talk about society and current events from a perspective other than your stereotypical podcaster - that is, not from a cishet white male. But another thing that I’ve been meaning to do is to sit down and talk to fellow POC folx in the geek community about our experiences. Our guest today is an accomplished performer, choreographer, and director with Fandazzi Fire Circus, Katy Solko. You can find Fandazzi Fire Circus here: Website: https://www.fandazzifire.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FandazziFire YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FandazziFireCircus Instagram: https://instagram.com/fandazzi This episode is not sponsored. Content Warning - Mentions of: Alcohol / Drugs Racism Religion / Mormons Residential Schools Slavery Trail of Tears Whitewashing For show notes, please visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2022/1/1/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-14
42:60
January 01, 2022
S1E13: A Conversation with Sonni de Soto - Part 2
Welcome to Part 2 of my conversion with Sonni de Soto. If you haven’t listened to Part 1, I suggest you listen to it first. Sonni and I had a lot to talk about, and this is starting right where we left off. You can find Sonni with the following links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sonnidesotoallaccess Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sonnidesotostories Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonni_de Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonni_de_soto/ This episode is not sponsored. Content Warning - Mentions of: Biphobia / Homophobia COVID-19 / COVID Harassment Holocaust Denial / Texas Schools Racism / Colorism / Racist Terms Wage Gap / Poverty For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/12/15/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-13
56:25
December 15, 2021
S1E12: A Conversation with Sonni de Soto - Part 1
So, as longtime listeners may be aware, the usual format of this podcast is for me and two or three of my co-hosts to talk about society and current events from a perspective other than your stereotypical podcaster - that is, not from a cishet white male. But another thing that I’ve been meaning to do is to sit down and talk to fellow POC folx in the geek community about our experiences. And so with that in mind, today we have a special guest - writer and cosplayer, Sonni de Soto (she/her). You can find Sonni with the following links: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sonnidesotoallaccess Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sonnidesotostories Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonni_de Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonni_de_soto/ This episode is not sponsored. Content Warning - Mentions of: 9/11 & TSA Cultural Appropriation Disney Immigration & Assimilation Imperialism & Colonialism Loss of Family Member R*pe & Victim Blaming Racial Slurs Racism & Fetishization Religion TERFs & J. K. Rowling For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/12/1/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-12
01:01:32
December 01, 2021
S1E11: Foxtrot One Two
In this episode, we are picking up from where we left off last week about policing. This episode is not sponsored. Hosted By: Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Nat MN (they/them) Sarah (she/her) Content Warning - Mentions of: Burglary Edina Military Penal System Police Pregnancy | C-Section Slavery Student Debt Violence War Resources that Sarah gives: Reclaim the Block Black Voices Coalition Communities United Against Police Brutality MPD 150 For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/11/15/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-11
48:20
November 15, 2021
S1E10: Would You Like To Know More?
In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from city councils and the military to The Muppets and Animaniacs. This episode is not sponsored. Hosted By: Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Nat MN (they/them) Sarah (she/her) Content Warning - Mentions of: Alcohol Anti-maskers Death Medical Appointments Medical Procedures Mental Illness Military Police Psychological Abuse Racism Slavery Starship Troopers Spoiler Warning: Disney’s Gargoyles Please vote Yes For Minneapolis on Tuesday, November 02, 2021! For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/11/01/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-10
01:03:13
November 01, 2021
S1E09: ACAB
In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from police at PRIDE to the near-future and Star Trek. This episode is not sponsored. Hosted By: Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Nat MN (they/them) Sarah (she/her) Content Warning - Mentions of: Bob Kroll Jason Van Dyke Justine Damond Mohamed Noor Police | Police Shootings Slave Patrols PLEASE VOTE YES FOR MINNEAPOLIS ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2021! For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/10/15/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-09
36:49
October 16, 2021
S1E08: It Wasn't About Religion
In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from politics to PRIDE. This episode is not sponsored. Hosted By: FaeBun Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Sarah (she/her) Content Warning - Mentions of: Autoimmune Disorders Police Sexual Assault Transphobia For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/10/1/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-08
43:21
October 01, 2021
S1E07: The Simpsons Did It
In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from White Liberalism and Oregon to The Simpsons and Avatar: The Last Airbender. This episode is not sponsored. Hosted By: Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Nat MN (they/them) Sarah (she/her) Content Warning - Mentions of: Animal Injuries Blood Collapsed Lung Medical Neglect Medical Racism Medical Sexism Nazis/NeoNazis Racism/Racial Slurs For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/9/15/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-07
55:02
September 15, 2021
S1E06: The Long One
In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from politics and lateral reading to science fiction and polyamory. This episode is not sponsored. Hosted By: Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Nat MN (they/them) Noel (they/them) Sarah (she/her) Content Warning - Mentions of: The Bible COVID-19 Death Guns/Gun Violence Joss Whedon Mass Shooting Masturbation Military/National Guard Murder Nazis/Neonazis Odinists Police Porn Religion Richard Spencer Seth MacFarlane Sex Suicide Violence Zack Snyder For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/9/1/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-06
01:43:58
September 01, 2021
S1E05: The Long Con
In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from conventions and politics to COVID-19 and memes. This episode is not sponsored. We are not medical providers, and nothing we say should be construed as medical advice. Hosted By: FaeBun (she/her) Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Michelle Chmura (she/her) - https://twitter.com/avocadabro & https://residentialrobot.tumblr.com/ Content Warning - Mentions of: Aging COVID-19 Death Fibromyalgia Military Physical Therapy Richard Dawkins Weight & Weight Loss For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/8/15/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-05
59:22
August 15, 2021
S1E04: Cracked Ciphers & Emotional Intelligences
In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from COVID-19 & Recreational DNA Testing to Education & Multiple Intelligences. This episode is not sponsored. We are not medical providers, and nothing we say should be construed as medical advice. Hosted By: FaeBun (she/her) Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Michelle Chmura (she/her) - https://twitter.com/avocadabro & https://residentialrobot.tumblr.com/ Content Warning - Mentions of: COVID-19 Medical Procedures Murder Serial Killers Ted Cruz For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/8/1/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-04
43:01
August 01, 2021
S1E03: I Enthusiastically Consent To Guaranteed Annual Income
In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from chronic pain and wage theft to gender reveal parties and height. This episode is not sponsored. We are not medical providers, and nothing we say should be construed as medical advice. Hosted By: Erin (she/her) Jen (she/her) - https://twitter.com/Jenathi Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Content Warning - mentions of: Alcohol Chronic Pain Coercion Collapsed Lung COVID-19 “Deep State” Drugs Intoxication Medication Mental Health R*pe Sex Suicide Attempt For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/7/14/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-03
01:06:12
July 15, 2021
S1E02: Picard is Aluminum Recycling, JJTrek is Plastic Recycling
In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from Star Trek to recycling. This episode is not sponsored. HOSTED BY: Erin (she/her) Jen (she/her) - https://twitter.com/Jenathi Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ CONTENT WARNING: Mentions of Incest. SPOILER WARNING: Star Trek: Picard The Dragon Prince For show notes, visit: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/6/30/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-02
01:03:59
July 01, 2021
S1E01: Dream Jobs and Other Bullshit
Episode 01: Dream Jobs and Other Bullshit In this episode, we discuss topics ranging from capitalism & Star Trek, to cats & bunnies, to healthcare & stigma. View the show notes here: https://www.justingrays.org/my-blog/2021/6/15/graysmatter-podcast-season-1-episode-01 This episode is not sponsored. We are not medical providers, and nothing we say should be construed as medical advice. Hosted By: FaeBun (she/her) Jen (she/her) - https://twitter.com/Jenathi Justin (xe/xem) - https://www.justingrays.org/ Content Warning - Mentions Of: COVID-19 Armed Security Broken Elevators Workplace Injuries Weight Stigma in the Medical Community Reproductive Organs Medical Conditions Death Joss Whedon Seth MacFarlane Executives Abusing Power Game of Thrones 13 Reasons Why #notsponsored #notmedicaladvice #notaphysician
52:06
June 16, 2021