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STPT is a podcast collective focused on amplifying the stories + voices of those dedicated to justice + collective liberation. By learning, re-learning, imagining, holding space + witnessing, we commit to a radical redefinition of relations with one another + the natural world. We choose to be fully present to this moment as we address societal, cultural + political issues + engage with one another as to how we can imagine the world we deserve.
Produced by Danielle Holland, Robyn Thompson and Alex Moshchevitin.
Engineering + Original Music by Karrie Williams.
Show Art by Anna Conner.
Produced by Danielle Holland, Robyn Thompson and Alex Moshchevitin.
Engineering + Original Music by Karrie Williams.
Show Art by Anna Conner.
Practice the Change (w/ Nkem Ndefo)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland is joined in conversation with Nkem Ndefo. Ndefo is the founder and president of Lumos Transforms and creator of The Resilience Toolkit, a model that promotes embodied self-awareness and self-regulation in an ecologically sensitive framework and social justice context. Together they explore adaptation, reclaiming resilience, and the joy of resistance. From transforming big and complex systems, to awareness in one's own body, Ndefo asks, when we are dismantling, what are we actually building? "Letting the change be the gardener, the soil, the seed, the water, the fertilizer, the fruit, and the person eating the fruit. Every little bit is transformed in the act of changing." - Ndefo This week's episode reflects on bell hook's love ethic. By centering love, we practice it. With love, enjoy the show. _________________ Licensed as a nurse-midwife, Nkem also has extensive post-graduate training in complementary health modalities and emotional therapies. She brings an abundance of experience as a clinician, educator, consultant, and community strategist to innovative programs that address stress and trauma and build resilience for individuals, organizations, and communities across sectors, both in her home country (USA) and internationally. Nkem is particularly interested in working alongside people most impacted by violence and marginalization.
October 13, 2021
Reparations and Worldmaking (w/ Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Puja Datta discuss the state of ever increasing abortion restrictions that have swept across the country over the past year. They break down who these laws most affect, what the dangerous impacts are, and what you can do to help financially or in volunteer action to support those seeking to obtain access to health care, either in rural states or for traveling across state lines. Then they are joined by philosopher Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò. Táíwò is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, working on social political philosophy. His book, Reconsidering Reparations: Worldmaking in the Case of Climate Crisis, connecting climate justice and racial justice, comes out this fall via Oxford University Press. (More at Olufemi) Together they dive into reparations as a worldmaking project in response to racial injustice. Addressing what reparations should accomplish towards changing the global social structure, they tie in labor, climate justice, migration and land back as core issues. Come worldmake with us in our post fucks society. Power concedes nothing without a demand.
October 6, 2021
Loving Expansively (w/ Junauda Petrus-Nasah)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Bryan Barnett II hold conversation with writer, pleasure activist and filmmaker, Junauda Petrus-Nasah. Centering the conversation on Junauda's The Stars and The Blackness Between Them, they explore the deep potency, possibility and melancholy within adolescence. Junauda shares her experiences in writing with care, compassion and cognizance towards healing before and on the written page. From asking what abolition within oneself actually feels like, to slipping into liminal spaces of queer desire, this weeks episode is dedicated to all of the rest of you pleasure activists. Stay hydrated, rest well, masturbate, and enjoy. Junuada is a writer, a soul sweetener, runaway witch, and performance artist of Black-Caribbean descent, born and working on unceded Dakota land in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her work centers around wildness, queerness, Black-diasporic-futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, shimmer and liberation. Her first YA novel, The Stars and The Blackness Between Them received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award. She is the co-founder with Erin Sharkey of Free Black Dirt a Black, experimental healing art collective. She is currently working on her second novel, set in the 90s about a young, Black woman training in circus.
September 29, 2021
Reclaiming The Wild (w/ Gina Rae La Cerva)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Puja Datta discuss the media outpour and allocation of local, national and federal resources towards the tragic search for Gabby Petito. Taking in the larger national context of missing and murdered women, they share some key thoughts from their recent conversation with Roxanne White, nationally recognized for her work on issues related to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People. “Nobody is searching for us, except for us” White shared about the erasure, invisibility, and devaluing of #MMIW in this country. We invite listeners to support White’s work by donating to MMIP and Families at Unkitawa. Then, award-winning writer, geographer, and environmental anthropologist, Gina Rae La Cerva joins the show. La Cerva speaks to a reclaiming of ourselves as part of the wild, exploring how we can tend to nature and one another with support and connection. It is through this survival of connections, as we face a future of uncertainty, that La Cerva reminds us “We have to release this trauma, we have to start processing it. And it’s not individual, it’s always going to be collective.” Drop into this week's lush conversation, as they forage through capitalism, conservation history, and reconnection to pleasure. Let us all find our small joys in this fucked up world. Gina Rae La Cerva is an award-winning writer, geographer, and environmental anthropologist originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. An avid adventurer, La Cerva has researched tsunamis in Indonesia, crossed the Pacific Ocean on a sailboat, and traced the wild meat trade from the forests of the Congo Basin to the streets of Paris. Her first book, Feasting Wild: In Search of the Last Untamed Food was selected for the New York Times Summer Reading List, and chosen by Amazon as a Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020.
September 22, 2021
Language, Love, and Belonging (w/ Anne Liu Kellor)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland is joined by returning guest, Rokea Jones (she/her) to dive into TX SB8, reproductive rights and how adverse medical outcomes are inextricably linked to the experience of racism in the US. "We are literally fighting for our lives." Rokea shares specific ways we can give voice to the voiceless and be of service in this world. Rokea Jones is Director of Doula Services at Open Arms Perinatal Services, public service experts, and a maternal health specialist. Her diverse work experience over the years has covered providing advocacy, education, direct social services and extensive civic engagement and policy advocacy. Then, Anne Liu Kellor (she/her) joins Holland in conversation centered around Kellor's memoir debut, Heart Radical: A Search for Language, Love, and Belonging, out now via She Writes Press. Anne and Danielle explore embodied states of love, inherited silences, and coming home to ourselves. From little t to big T Trauma, dissolving shame, and sharing the conflicts of her mixed race experiences, Anne offers herself to be seen in her multitudes as an inspiration to us all. Ride with us this week, in the Heart Radical. Anne is a mixed-race Chinese American writer, editor, and teacher. Her essays have appeared in Yes Magazine, Longreads, Fourth Genre, Witness, New England Review, Entropy, The Normal School, Los Angeles Review, Literary Mama, and many more. She is the recipient of fellowships from Hedgebrook, Seventh Wave, Jack Straw Writers Program, 4Culture, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods. Anne teaches writing workshops and leads writing retreats across the Pacific Northwest. She also facilitates a year-long creative nonfiction manuscript program for women and nonbinary writers seeking mentorship and community.
September 15, 2021
Name The Things That Matter
Danielle Holland, Moises Nuñez, Kimi Lee King and Maryam Arshad kick off this week with an STPT roundtable. Diving into definitions of the self within the context of community and humanity, they explore language, accountability, and perception. These four question how to turn off the background noise and get into intentional alignment, all while flying high on Bowenian altitude training and soaking with generational trauma bath bombs™. For laughter, for love, and for your consideration.
September 8, 2021
We Stand In Resilience With Our Ancestors (w/ Roxanne White)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Puja Datta dive headfirst into boundaries, discussing how they impact and inform our relationships with ourselves, one another, and our greater community. Then, they are joined by Roxanne White (she/her), Grass Roots Organizer and Social Justice Advocate who has dedicated her work to Indian Country. Roxanne and hosts discuss MMIP and why the missing aunts, sisters, and daughters become stories that remain siloed within Native communities. Roxanne shares that for every Sacred person they search for, march for, grieve for, is another person whom law enforcement disregarded, devalued, dehumanized. That every Border Town and city ignored, abused, abducted, and trafficked in. These people become the stories that news media refuses to tell, the cases that legal systems do not prosecute for, and that white feminists write up resolutions that will travel no where with. Roxanne shares the work she does, the hard work of fighting for answers, for a semblance of justice, and for the lives of so many Indigenous peoples. Within this heavy work, White brings hope, be it in her visions from the Ancestors, to her new ideas and imaginings of reparations and resilience. We offer you this weeks conversation, that together we may stand in solidarity. Donate to MMIP at unkitawa - (Select MMIP Families from Dropdown). Learn more at MMIP and Families ______ Roxanne White is of Nez Perce, Yakama, Nooksack and Aaniiih Nations. She is recognized nationally for her work on issues related to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People and for her work with Native families and communities seeking justice and healing. She is also known her work on human trafficking in Native communities. Roxanne works to amplify the voices of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women across North America. Roxanne is also a grassroots organizer, standing on the front lines for Indigenous rights and environmental justice. She embodies vibrant Indigenous leadership through the resilience of culture and ceremony and a lens of historical trauma. Roxanne is a family member of MMIWG, as well asa survivor of human trafficking, domestic violence, childhood abduction, and sexual abuse. She draws on her personal experience to empower and support survivors in Native communities. Roxanne has been featured on HuffPost, the Canadian Broadcast Channel, CNN, Al Jazeera TV, Seattle Times, and a variety of local and national media.
September 1, 2021
We Need Mass Movements (w/ Jen Marley)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Maryam Arshad dive into political antics regarding Afghan women and transnational feminisms. Then, they are joined by Jennifer Marley (she/her) citizen of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, PhD student, queer Indigenous feminist and organizer with The Red Nation. Marley and hosts dive into Native art extraction for tourist economies, US Imperialism and War On Terror, and global Indigenous solidarity. Join us this week as we glimpse into the world we can build, the world we can co-create and tend to, fertile grounds for a revolutionary moment. Land Back. Jennifer Marley is Tewa, from the Pueblo of San Ildefonso, she has been a member of The Red Nation since 2015. In 2019 completed a B.A. with a double major in Native American Studies and American studies from the University of New Mexico, where she served as Kiva club president from 2018-2019. Jennifer is currently a Ph.D. student in the American Studies department at the University of New Mexico. Jennifer’s research interests include Queer Indigenous Studies, Indigenous feminisms, Third world feminisms, Indigenous Political Movements, Marxism, internationalism, Environmental Studies, Critical Indigenous studies, and settler colonialism.
August 25, 2021
Digital Alchemy (again) w/ Moya Bailey
Danielle Holland and Maryam Arshad are joined by Moya Bailey in week 3 of 3 of STPT summer replays. They dive into misogynoir, Black womens’ intersections with both medical racism and advancements, and the development of digital alchemy as tools for building the world we want. Moya Bailey is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and the program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion, and she is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. Bailey currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities. She is also the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network. She is an MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT for the 2020–2021 academic year.
August 18, 2021
Living In Good Relations (again) w/ Nick Estes
Danielle Holland and Bianca Blanco-Jimenez are joined by Nick Estes in week 2 of 3 of STPT summer replays. They dive into colonialism, capitalism, and climate change. Nick Estes invites our collective imagination as we work towards decolonization and a radical shift to our relations to the natural world. Citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Dr. Nick Estes is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. He is a historian, journalist, and host of The Red Nation Podcast. Estes also is a founding editor of Red Media Collective, which publishes books, podcasts, and stories highlighting Indigenous intelligence in all its forms. His writing and research engage decolonization, Indigenous histories, environmental justice, and anti-capitalism and have been featured in The Baffler, The Guardian, The Nation, High Country News, Indian Country Today, Jacobin, NBC News, and The Intercept. In 2019, Estes was awarded the Lannan Literary Fellowship for Non-Fiction. Estes is the author of the book “Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance.” He is a co-author of two books coming out in 2021 on police abolition and Indigenous environmental justice, and is currently working on a book on the history of Red Power.
August 11, 2021
Our Impact Is Immeasurable (again) w/ Anna Hansen
Danielle Holland and Sharayah Lane are joined by Shίshάlh Nation & Ilocano Elder, facilitator, consultant and therapist, Anna Hansen, in week 1 of 3 of STPT summer replays. Anna Hansen carries over 40 years’ experience working in communities using an energetic, visionary and caring approach to help sustain wellbeing, healing and healthy connections. Her specialty areas include historical trauma and recovery, loss & grief, cultural humility/competency, and compassionate recovery. Hansen holds space with your co-hosts, to talk in a circle around naming ceremonies, the power of Indigenous languages and rituals. Together they weave through time, building upon generations of action, resilience, and work. Hansen and Lane speak from the lens of those who experience settler colonialism in mind, body and spirit, to this day. Together they listen to the body and listen to one another. They witness. They invite us all to witness. For healing, for recovery, and for evolution. This episode reminds you that "Tears will come before the understanding" so find a safe, warm space to be and to feel this conversation. All show notes and a place in our heart at sorrytopodcastthis.com
August 4, 2021
What A Time To Be Alive
Danielle Holland, Sharayah Lane, Puja Datta and Agi Brown kick off this week with an STPT roundtable. They dive into conversation on grief and dying, living an authentic life, and the challenges of living in true solidarity. Addressing boarding school trauma and healing, life as the struggle and death as a gift, and the revolutionary act of experiencing joy, this week’s episode is filled with a range of thoughtful and compassionate reflections on what it means to be alive.
July 28, 2021
Parenting Is A Verb (w/ Yolanda Williams)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Damithia Nieves dive into the generative practice of imagining, centering intentions in joy, and how the contemplation of death can help us live the shit out of our lives. Then, Host of the podcast Parenting Decolonized and Positive Discipline Coach, Yolanda Williams (she/her) joins the show. Yolanda and hosts explore colonial constructs in parenting, engaging with boundaries, and preparing one another for a liberated world. Download this week's conversation to unpack how colonization impacts our most intimate relations, and how we can imagine outside of those constraints.
July 21, 2021
The Speed of Empathy (w/ Siila Watt-Cloutier)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland is joined by Inuit leader and activist and one of the world’s most recognized environmental, climate change and human rights advocate, Siila Watt-Cloutier (she/her). Watt-Cloutier was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy work in showing the impact global climate change has on human rights and is author of The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic, and the Whole Planet. Siila Watt-Cloutier sums up her work by saying: “I do nothing more than remind the world that the Arctic is not a barren land devoid of life but a rich and majestic land that has supported our resilient culture for millennia. Even though small in number and living far from the corridors of power, it appears that the wisdom of the land strikes a universal chord on a planet where many are searching for sustainability.” Siila and Danielle dive into conversation, addressing the context of historical trauma in relation to residential schools, finding imaginative solutions within Indigenous culture and knowledge, and the intertwined connection of human and planet trauma. Take pause this week. Rest and listen to the creative wisdom and inspired leadership of Siila Watt-Cloutier. Climate change is a human rights issue, and the Revolution begins with personal transformation. At the speed of empathy. At the speed of trust. _______________ Watt-Cloutier is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of the Aboriginal Achievement Award, the UN Champion of the Earth Award, the Norwegian Sophie Prize, the Jack P. Blaney award for Dialogue, and the Right Livelihood Award. Watt-Cloutier gave a TEDx Talk in 2016 titled “Human Trauma and Climate Trauma as One." Siila Watt-Cloutier works tirelessly on transforming public opinion into public policy. Experienced in working with global decision-makers, Watt-Cloutier offers a new model for 21st century leadership. She speaks with passion and urgency on the issues of today — the environment, the economy, foreign policy, global health, and sustainability — not as separate concerns, but as a deeply interconnected whole. At a time when people are seeking solutions, direction, and a sense of hope, this global leader provides a big picture of where we are and where we’re headed.
July 14, 2021
Not Cool Bro: Engaging with Masculinity
Alex Moshchevitin, Sameer Arshad and Andy Sell kick off this week with STPT’s first masculinity roundtable. How does the frog describe the boiling water in the pot? These men grapple with the spectrums of masculinity: definitions, systems, constructs, power and gender play. Does masculinity require constant interrogation? How can we dismantle the organizations of toxic masculinity? Can internally examined masculinity be the healing and balance our communities need? We certainly hope so, and with that loving intention we offer you this week’s episode. Here is to accountability, interruptions and evolution. ____________ Andy Sell (he/him) is a queer, neurodivergent writer and performer with decades of experience in poetry, stand-up comedy, and film and theatre production. He earned his undergraduate degree in Moving Image Arts a very long time ago at a school that no longer exists and co-hosts /co-produces two podcasts about horror movies - Ghoul School: A Horror History Podcast and Look Good for the Boys: A Horror Gossip Podcast. Andy lives on the Dakota land known as Minnesota with his partner and their cat. Sameer Arshad (any pronoun) is a professional linguist and also a playwright, living in Tacoma, WA, who likes to study the sociolinguistics of social justice and the sociolinguistics of hate speech. He is Turkish-Persian-Arab-Indian and has lived in many countries. Alex Moshchevitin (he/him) is a recent UW grad with a major in sociology and minor in political science. He is queer, trans, uses he/him pronouns and is in recovery from substance use disorder. Alex is a producer, writer, immigrant, and a bilingual Third Culture Kid.
July 7, 2021
Imagining The World We Deserve (w. Carolina Rubio-MacWright)
Danielle Holland, Kimi Lee King, and Angela Rae Amos kick off the week on STPT, connecting the historical heat waves, Democrats and pipeline deals, and the need for everyone to read the Red Nation’s “The Red Deal: Indigenous Action to Save Our Earth.” Indigenous Climate Justice Now! Then, artist, immigration lawyer and activist fighting for immigrant and humanitarian rights Carolina Rubio-MacWright (she/her) joins the show. Carolina believes art is the most powerful way of bringing humans together and dissolving walls and cages that separate us. Rubio-MacWright and hosts explore imagination as a healing tool, the art that lives within all of us, and the power we each have in our voice. From immigration justice to fighting for human rights, they dive into the specifics and the simplicity of it all. Meet us in the estuary this week. We’ll be waiting for you.
June 30, 2021
Creating New Languages (w/ Atsuko Okatsuka)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland asks Damithia Nieves for her thoughts on the announcement of Juneteenth as the newest federal holiday. They continue the discussion on the co-option of social justice, the commodification of literally everything, and the spectacle of the ending of an Empire. Reparations Now! Then comedian Astuko Okatsuka (she/her) joins the show. Okatsuka and hosts dive into the heartbreak of assimilation, gendered language, and the policing of language as a colonial practice. Come wade into the surreal and weird cardinal Cancerian waters with us. Atsuko is the creator & host of Let's Go, Atsuko! A (woke) Japanese Game Show & OHAYO: Good Morning from Inside A Monster. Her comedy has been covered in Variety, Vulture, New York Times, LA Times, & more. She's written for Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show & Soft Focus with Jena Friedman and is in Season 3 of HBO's Room 104, as well as HULU's latest project with ATTN: Mom & Pop.
June 24, 2021
Mistakes and Freedom (w/ Ebo Barton)
Danielle Holland and Alex Moshchevitin kick off this week on STPT discussing the origins of pride, corporate opportunism, and the right to exist without being prosecuted. F--k your rainbow-washing, support Black trans women! Then, artist and educator, Ebo Barton (they/them/he/him) joins the show. Barton and hosts dive into writing to make sense of oneself in the world, exploring history through the creations of artists, and getting out of the way of the youth. They got this. For this special episode, Ebo shares two poems (Mistakes and Freedom, Cut Me Loose) from his book, Insubordinate. “The only place I feel loved, safe and valued is within a poem.” We offer this week's conversation with this intention, to share with you the feeling of being loved, safe and valued. Ebo Barton comes from salt— from the moment before worlds converge. In this world, we are still trying to articulate that mixed Black and Filipino, Transgender and Non-Binary, Queer, Artists and Educators not only matter but are precious. In another world, Barton is loved, safe, and valued. The only difference being that the latter is a path they must make themselves. You may have seen Ebo's work in Adrienne Issue 01 by Sibling Rivalry Press, Thriving While Trans: A Love Manual, Natasha Marin's Black Imagination, The King County Metro, and online on Write About Now, Button Poetry, and All Def Poetry channels. In 2016, they placed 5th in the World at Individual World Poetry Slam. In 2017, they co-wrote and co-produced the award-winning play "Rising Up." In 2018, they played "Invisible One" in Anastacia Renee's "Queer. Mama. Crossroads" and reprised the role in 2019. In 2020, Ebo Barton published their first collection of poetry titled "Insubordinate". A leader in arts and activism, Ebo Barton is committed to creating opportunities for others to organize, heal and rejoice. From weekly open mics to curated shows like Alchemy Poetry with Ben Yisrael to educating across the country at various institutions, 2020 Jack Straw Writing Fellow, Ebo Barton's written, performative, and community work demand societal reckoning.
June 16, 2021
Organizing Is The Lifeblood (w/ Vijay Prashad)
This week on STPT, Puja Datta and Danielle Holland discuss oppressive humidity, the pleasures of being alive, and why no one needs 40 choices of vanilla yogurt. We want health care, dammit! Then, Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, Chief Editor of LeftWord Books, and Chief Correspondent of Globetrotter, Vijay Prashad (he/him) joins the show. Prashad amplifies the voices of people in struggle centered within a historical framework of laborers, workers, and brave journalists. From corporate moral laundering, the weight of class on the bodies of people, to the fight to make work more meaningful, Prashad and hosts travel the landscape. In remembrance this week of Comrade Anthony Bourdain, we invite you, always, to an ever evolving radicalization. Prashad is the author of thirty books, his most recent is Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations (LeftWord, 2020).
June 9, 2021
Honoring Defiance (w/ Anjali Nath Upadhyay)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Damithia Nieves deal with the emotional grief of recent and historical state sanctioned violence against children. When processing one’s complicity within oppressive systems, it is imperative to pause, rest, and have snacks on standby. Then, recovering academic and unapologetic nerd, Anjali Nath Upadhyay (she/they) joins the show. Anjali is academically trained as a political scientist, philosopher, and educator. They are the founder of the adult, grassroots education program, Liberation Spring, and host of the decolonial feminist podcast, Feral Visions. Her long standing curiosities focus on learning and teaching as practices of liberation. Upadhyay and hosts dive into conversation guided by Liberation Spring’s “pulling weeds and planting seeds.” The weeds must go: cut our losses, send out divine “fuck you’s” to soul crushing systems, and decolonize our traumatized minds. It’s time to plant: delicious seeds of (re)learning, healing relations with curiosity, and dancing on the graves of grind culture. This week, we plant our garden together. With mutual-aid, collective love and labor, and endless imagination, oh how our garden will grow.
June 2, 2021
International Class Struggle (w/ Harsha Walia)
Danielle Holland and Puja Datta are bringing the fire this week on STPT, reminding us that people power is our only leverage. Now is the collective moment where we must organize and collaborate to resist capitalist exploitation, fight against corporate gaslighting, and center our actions upon international solidarity. Then, author, organizer and campaigner, Harsha Walia (she/her) joins the show. Harsha Walia is the award-winning author of Undoing Border Imperialism (2013). Trained in the law, she is a community organizer and campaigner in migrant justice, anti-capitalist, feminist, and anti-imperialist movements, including No One Is Illegal and Women's Memorial March Committee. Her newest book, Border & Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, a and the Rise of Racist Nationalism, is an urgent, global account of the migration crisis and the function of borders across political, social, cultural, and economic systems. Walia and hosts dive into a conversation guided by her research and work in Border & Rule. From capitalist globalization and green colonialism to mass global dispossession generated by climate change, they travel through the logics and politics of borders that displace, immobilize, expel, exploit and criminalize people. Harsha exposes global state violence and apartheid, and calls for the creation of a world that is in right relations. This week, get your bags of flour ready. Here, no one is illegal. No one is exploitable. No one is expendable. We are all in, all together.
May 26, 2021
I Just Want To Tell Pussy Jokes (w/ Danielle Perez)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Bianca Blanco-Jimenez get into marketing religion and the proselytizing of vag cups. Then, Los Angeles based comedian, actor and writer, Danielle Perez (she/her) joins the show. Perez and hosts dive into reflections on the pandemic, from creative outlets, unhealthy coping mechanisms, to finding self-empowerment and validation. Perez reminds us to trust that the work we put in will see us through, and shares the weight of expectations of being an inspiration when you just want to tell pussy jokes. This week the world is still burning, but Danielle Perez reminds us to keep laughing, to find joy, and to not let anyone else define us. Download, unwind, and relax. _____________ Danielle Perez is a Los Angeles based comedian, actor, and writer. Profiled by The Los Angeles Times after a standout performance in the 2020 CBS/Viacom Showcase, Danielle appears in season 2 of Special on Netflix. A 2018 and 2019 StandUp NBC Semifinalist, she has opened for Maria Bamford, Josh Gondelman, Guy Branum, and Cristela Alonzo. Her personal and biting stand-up can be heard on Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cotton's podcast Hear To Slay. Funny, feminist, and fierce, this bold Afro-Latina isn't afraid to get personal. Danielle has been profiled by CNN, Refinery29, Great Big Story, Forbes, and in 2018 Los Angeles Magazine featured her as one of the "13 Powerful Women Who Are Making L.A. a Better Place". Not just a performer, Danielle is a disability rights advocate and advisor at Joey Soloway's 5050by2020, an intersectional arm of the Time's Up movement. This year she spoke with NALIP at the Sundance Film Festival on the importance of disabled Latinx inclusion in entertainment. In 2015 Danielle became an internet sensation when a clip of her winning a treadmill on The Price Is Right, went viral. She appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for her hilarious reaction to winning the awkward prize. Danielle stars alongside Jodie Sweetin and Alec Mapa in the upcoming romantic comedy Will You Be My Quarantine? and hosts Wow Rude, a weekly comedy podcast about pop culture, friendship, and being too much, with her bestie Madison Shepard. For upcoming virtual comedy show dates and strong opinions about brunch follow Danielle on Twitter and Instagram @divadelux.
May 19, 2021
Mapping Social Change w/ (Deepa Iyer)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Maryam Arshad get into post colonial theory, global vaccine rollout, and hair in the high desert. Then, South Asian American lawyer, writer, activist and facilitator, Deepa Iyer (she/her) joins the show. Deepa and hosts dive into her social change ecosystem mapping, transformative solidarity, and social justice as a lifestyle commitment. This week is asking us to imagine what is possible when we come together. The new moon brings us new growth as critical connections are coming to life. Plant some seeds with this weeks’ offering. Deepa is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Building Movement Project where she manages projects on social change and solidarity. She is the author of We Too Sing America: South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh Immigrants Shape Our Multiracial Future. She hosts the podcast, Solidarity Is This.
May 12, 2021
A Tradition of Violence (w/ Cerise Castle)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Netsie Tjirongo get into police procedurals, copaganda, and how Andy Samberg has got us all heart eyes. Then, Los Angeles based multimedia journalist, Cerise Castle, joins the show. Cerise and hosts dive into her recent investigative series, A Tradition of Violence: The History of Deputy Gangs in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Breaking through the illusion of "serve and protect," Castle examines deputy gang activity in Los Angeles, state sponsored violence across the Nation, and how you can take action to support your community. The great UnEarthing is here and now. Get ready to uproot some shit. This week is delivering you some of that Real Real, but rest assured we will leave you with a sprinkle of Joy, a taste of Luxury, and a fuck-ton of that Big Taurus Energy. Cerise Castle is a Los Angeles-based multimedia journalist specializing in arts & culture, civil rights, crime, and human interest stories. She has produced and hosted segments for the Emmy-award winning nightly news program, VICE News Tonight, Los Angeles NPR affiliate KCRW and nationally syndicated radio program Marketplace. She has also produced two series for the podcasting giant, Wondery. Her reporting and commentary has been featured in The Daily Beast, The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine and MTV.
May 5, 2021
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland, Bianca Blanco-Jimenez, and Maryam Arshad kick off the ep asking who among us has not slept with an angsty Marxist? Your killjoys are back and reckoning with how resilient the patriarchy is. Is just surviving within itself a win? From endangered whale populations, to contemporary colonialism, and holding space to question gender, your hosts dive right in. Grab your zoodlers and vag cups friends, we are going to figure out how to get the fuck out of this mess. Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com
April 29, 2021
Fortify Your Energy Field (w/ Jessica Lanyadoo)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Netsie Tjirongo discuss their feelings around the Derek Chauvin verdict, conversations as agents of monumental change, and how we can divest from shock and awe culture. Then, part two with Astrologer & psychic medium, Jessica Lanyadoo! Lanyadoo and hosts continue on with reflections on death and dying and the psychological lessons of astrology. From auras to energy and that Glenda the Good Witch shit, it's all here. Gather your crystals and settle in for a wild trip. Jessica is the host of the popular twice weekly Astrology + Advice show, Ghost of a Podcast, the author of Astrology For Real Relationships, and founder of Zodiac The Vote. She has lectured extensively and has over 25 years experience as a consulting astrologer.
April 21, 2021
Understanding The Journey (w/ Jessica Lanyadoo)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Netsie Tjirongo take on that big Pluto energy, addressing police violence and cover ups, the every day living trauma for BIPOC communities, and the Black Mirror robo-dogs of our present reality. From the misogynoir in the film industry, to recognition of our violent history on this land, they get into it. Then, Astrologer & psychic medium, Jessica Lanyadoo, joins the show (she/her). Jessica is the host of the popular twice weekly Astrology + Advice show, Ghost of a Podcast, the author of Astrology For Real Relationships, and founder of Zodiac The Vote. She has lectured extensively and has over 25 years experience as a consulting astrologer. Lanyadoo and hosts kick off Part I of this two part series, with an examination of the sillification of "woo" as a function of the patriarchy, establishing and hearing others boundaries, and the recognition that not all ancestors are safe for your healing. If you need an etch-a-sketch for your brain after this week, Netsie and Danielle offer you some pro Joy tips to set your mind free. Part two drops next Wednesday. So what are you waiting for? Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com. Find Jessica all over the internet and at lovelanyadoo.com
April 14, 2021
Room For All Of Us (w/ Sonora Jha)
This week on STPT, the sun is out and Danielle Holland and Damithia Nieves reflect on young love, heartbreak and first kisses. It’s all fun and games until the patriarchy comes for your heart. Then, essayist, novelist, researcher, and professor of journalism, Sonora Jha, returns to STPT. Jha and hosts get right into Jha’s latest book, How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family. Together they explore themes in the book, from narratives of family, the structure and necessity of apology, the performative, predatory and partnered feminists, and the work it will take to get to critical mass for an intersectional feminist future. This is what we need to learn and know to take care of one another. What more important work is there? Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com Sonora Jha, PhD, is an essayist, novelist, researcher, and professor of journalism at Seattle University. She is the author of the novel Foreign, and her op-eds and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Seattle Times, The Establishment, DAME, and in several anthologies. She grew up in Mumbai and has been chief of metropolitan bureau for the Times of India and contributing editor for East magazine in Singapore. She teaches fiction and essay writing for Hugo House, Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and Seattle Public Library. She is an alumna and board member of Hedgebrook Writers’ Retreat, and has served on the jury for awards for Artist Trust, Hedgebrook, and Hugo House.
April 7, 2021
Kinship and Relationality (w/ Kyle Whyte)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Mo Nunez discuss the week’s news, from who is being centered in environmental projects to the trial of Derek Chauvin. It’s windy af out there. Then, Native American Organizer and Professor, Dr. Kyle Whyte joins STPT. Kyle Whyte is George Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan. Kyle’s research addresses moral and political issues concerning climate policy and indigenous peoples, the ethics of cooperative relationships between Indigenous peoples and science organizations, and problems of Indigenous justice in public and academic discussions of food sovereignty, environmental justice, and the anthropocene. He is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. In conversation this week, Kyle explores the context and history of urgency being used as a tool of colonialism. He calls to account the suspension of moral judgment at play in modern day colonial environmentalism, and he reminds us that this is the time to be serious about kinship. With this conversation, from the words of Dr. Whyte, we intend to leave you focused on your relationships with trustworthiness, accountability and consent. Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com
March 31, 2021
We Can Reclaim (Again) w/ adrienne maree brown
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Bianca Blanco-Jimenez share the weight of this past week and all of the heavy feelings. They reflect on what love is and question how to hold space for one another in the midst of endless violence. With love as an action, they then invite all of us to revisit "We Can Reclaim" with adrienne maree brown. In "We Can Reclaim" Netsie Tjirongo, Maryam Arshad, and Danielle Holland are joined by adrienne maree brown, author of Pleasure Activism, Emergent Strategy, and most recently, We Will Not Cancel Us. They dive into ancestral resilience, grief, and time traveling orgasms to Harriet Tubman. With this conversation we wish you the healing snuggles of your ancestors. pic by anjali pinto
March 24, 2021
Our Impact Is Immeasurable (w/ Anna Hansen)
Danielle Holland and Sharayah Lane kick off this week's show discussing Deb Haaland's confirmation as 1st Native American Interior Secretary. Then, Shίshάlh Nation & Ilocano Elder, facilitator, consultant and therapist, Anna Hansen, joins STPT. Anna Hansen carries over 40 years’ experience working in communities using an energetic, visionary and caring approach to help sustain wellbeing, healing and healthy connections. Her specialty areas include historical trauma and recovery, loss & grief, cultural humility/competency, and compassionate recovery. Hansen holds space with your co-hosts, to talk in a circle around naming ceremonies, the power of Indigenous languages and rituals. Together they weave through time, building upon generations of action, resilience, and work. Hansen and Lane speak from the lens of those who experience settler colonialism in mind, body and spirit, to this day. Together they listen to the body and listen to one another. They witness. They invite us all to witness. For healing, for recovery, and for evolution. This episode reminds you that "Tears will come before the understanding" so find a safe, warm space to be and to feel this conversation. All show notes and a place in our heart at sorrytopodcastthis.com
March 17, 2021
Measurements and Rituals
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland, Agi Brown and Angela Rae Amos dive into roundtable conversation on children, care and community. STPT hosts ask how do we measure and what are we measuring when we ask if the kids are alright? From mid-day brunches, to school stressors, to creating shared rituals, they address the work it takes to keep directing us towards a better place. Rest up, sleep in, and stream this ep over brunch. Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com
March 10, 2021
Danielle Holland, Bianca Blanco-Jimenez, Maryam Arshad and Kimi Lee King dive into roundtable conversation on Regenerative Self-Care. STPT hosts look at regenerative self-care as a concept, an action, a question, and an invitation. From how we create and nurture community, to connection as a practice and a cultivation, step into this stream for practice with us. This episode pairs well with a glass of celery juice, a garnish of Bowenian therapy, and a splash or two of feminist rage. Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com
March 3, 2021
Digital Alchemy (w/ Moya Bailey)
This week on #STPT, Danielle Holland and Maryam Arshad discuss Amazon’s union busting efforts, veneers of progressivity and how decolonization is not a metaphor. Then, Professor, Writer, Researcher and Digital Alchemist, Moya Bailey, joins the show in conversation. They dive into the events and history that led to the coinage of misogynoir, Black womens’ intersections with both medical racism and medical advancements, and the development of digital alchemy as tools for building the world we want. Venus is traveling through Pisces, so little fishies, swim on over for love, connection and death doulas for capitalism. Show notes at STPT Moya Bailey is Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and the program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Northeastern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice as acts of self-affirmation and health promotion, and she is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. Bailey currently curates the #transformDH Tumblr initiative in Digital Humanities. She is also the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network. She is an MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT for the 2020–2021 academic year.
February 24, 2021
Black Imagination (w/ Natasha Marin)
This week on #STPT, Danielle Holland and Damithia Nieves are joined by conceptual artist Natasha Marin. They dive into ethereal spaces taking you from Carnival in Trinidad, to the beaches of the Motherland in Tanzania, to the ocean waters off the San Juan Islands. You are invited to settle in this week. Feel the language in your mouth. Sense your body in relation. Feel safe in loving yourself, being in community and being joyful, for it is indeed, some of the most revolutionary shit we can do. Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com Natasha Marin is a conceptual artist whose people-centered projects have circled the globe since 2012 and have been recognized and acknowledged by Art Forum, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times, Vice, PBS and others. Her viral web-based project, Reparations, engaged a quarter of a million people worldwide in the practice of "leveraging privilege," and earned Marin, a mother of two, death threats by the dozens. Her most recent project is BLACK IMAGINATION-- a series of conceptual exhibitions, including Black Imagination: Black Voices on Black Futures (McSweeney's, 2020). The ongoing Black Imagination project has already engaged (and paid!) Black folks from all over the world-- amplifying, centering, and holding sacred Black Joy and a diverse sample of voices including LGBTQIA+ Black youth, incarcerated Black women, Black folks with disabilities, unsheltered Black folks, and Black children. The latest iteration is Sites of Power, an online exhibition that opened February 1, 2021 at www.black-imagination.com with support from over 20 local community organizations. Natasha is able to afford rent in Seattle because she also serves her community as an antiracism consultant--trust and believe, there is racism afoot!
February 17, 2021
Holding Space For Each Other (w/ Baron Vaughn)
Danielle Holland and Netsie Tjirongo are joined by returning guest; actor, comedian, writer and podcast Host of Self Quar, Baron Vaughn. Dinner is served and it's a Prix Fixe Menu this week on #STPT. All dishes are dressed with trauma sauce and come with recurring sides of Shelly Duvall. The main courses are serving you a multitude of Black experiences, recovery and addiction, stories from collaboration, The Body, catharsis and integration, Reagan, somatics, and lastly, a desert of social roles and resilience. We hope you are hungry, now come get fed. Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com ___________________ With an undeniable ability to construct and produce remarkable performances, actor/writer/comedian Baron Vaughn is a skilled talent both on and off the stage, as well as in front of and behind the camera. He can be seen acting alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie in the role of “Bud” currently in its sixth season. He is the voice of "Tom Servo" in the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 (The Return and The Gauntlet) also streaming on Netflix. He has made a very personal documentary for the Fusion Network called Fatherless directed by Dawn Porter. He's the co-creator and co-host of the acclaimed Comedy Central showcase variety series The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle and the series Call & Response with Blavity and Funny or Die. He is also the host of Syfy Wire’s The Great Debate on SYFY. Baron has performed stand-up comedy for 18 years. He has 2 comedy recordings Raised by Cable and Blaxistential Crisis both streaming on all platforms. He’s performed on Comedy Central in his own Half Hour, and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. He’s also appeared on HBO's 2 Dope Queens, Showtime's SXSW Comedy, and TBS’ Conan (twice). On top of headlining major clubs and colleges all over the US, Baron has performed at the Just for Laughs (Montreal), Life Is Beautiful (Las Vegas), and the New York Comedy Festival among others. Baron and Open Mike have also toured the live version of The New Negroes to many festivals, clubs and theaters across the country. Baron has punched-up shows produced by IFC and Dreamworks, was selected for the inaugural 2016 Sundance New Voices Lab, and of course, wrote on both The New Negroes and MST3K. Baron’s directorial debut, the short film "So Much To Do" featuring Toni Trucks, can be seen in the horror anthology, Scare Package, on Shudder. He has a BFA in Acting from Boston University's prestigious theatre program.
February 10, 2021
Living In Good Relations (w/ Nick Estes)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Bianca Blanco-Jimenez touch on AOC's recent livestream and the white erasure of history in real time. Then, Dr. Nick Estes joins the pod diving into conversation of colonialism, capitalism, climate and resistance. They explore how we can collectively imagine and work towards decolonization with a radical shift in our relations to the natural world. If the goal is to have a quality of life, then this episode will certainly help get us there. And as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry. Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com Citizen of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Dr. Nick Estes is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. He is a historian, journalist, and host of The Red Nation Podcast. Estes also is a founding editor of Red Media Collective, which publishes books, podcasts, and stories highlighting Indigenous intelligence in all its forms. His writing and research engage decolonization, Indigenous histories, environmental justice, and anti-capitalism and have been featured in The Baffler, The Guardian, The Nation, High Country News, Indian Country Today, Jacobin, NBC News, and The Intercept. In 2019, Estes was awarded the Lannan Literary Fellowship for Non-Fiction. Estes is the author of the book “Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance.” He is a co-author of two books coming out in 2021 on police abolition and Indigenous environmental justice, and is currently working on a book on the history of Red Power.
February 3, 2021
Truth + Reconciliation
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland, Netsie Tjirongo, Mo Nuñez, and Angela Rae Amos kick off the show by examining healing and unity when devoid of accountability. Then, from racism within vaccine distribution, to the performative absurdity of Harriet Tubman on the American dollar, to the correlation of the rise of fascism with superhero culture in the US, they get into it all. This is a really juicy episode, like a sweet peach on the first day of summer's harvest. Take a bite, and as always, #sorrynotsorry. Shownotes at sorrytopodcastthis.com
January 28, 2021
Courage is Contagious
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland, Robyn Thompson, Kimi Lee King and Sharayah Lane bring you your January roundtable! From reflecting on MLK's radical revolution of values, to addressing the work of being human-centered, to dismantling parenting standards, this group dives deep into the courage it takes to do some good in the world today. Cuddle up with a loved one and listen in, because you are all about that revolution baby. And as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry. sorrytopodcastthis.com
January 20, 2021
Create Your Own Table (w/ Brione Scott)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Damithia Nieves check in with some grounding rituals, a good deal of head shaking, and ask how far things need to devolve before they evolve. Then, founder of Bri Living: Women on the Rise, Brione Scott (she/her) joins the pod. Bri is the Director of Clean Greens Farm and Market, and hosts the Clean Greens Living show on Rainier Avenue Radio. They hold space to reflect on the violence of last week and the language we use to understand it. From white supremacist structures, to finding your voice and taking a leap of faith, these three have you covered. And as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry.
January 14, 2021
They Will Not Keep Us Divided (w/ Puja Datta)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Maryam Arshad welcome in the new year reflecting on boundaries, the socialization of people pleasing, and the fallacy of grind culture. Then labor organizer and danger to the ruling class, Puja Datta (she/her) returns to the pod. Puja has done extensive political and labor work throughout the country, has organized hundreds of workers as they have won union rights, and is honored to continue the fight for workers in South Dakota. They dive into this invigorating time in the labor movement, examining both the history of the movement, the parallels between work and abusive relationships, and how we build towards liberation at a mass scale. Come because you are a worker, but settle in and stay, because you are so much more than that. And as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry.
January 7, 2021
We Need To Tell Our Stories (w/ Lynn Johnson)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Maryam Arshad kick off the show discussing the dynamics of reading in the bathtub, World War Zero's Hawkish environmentalism, and the Biden future of mindful fracking. Then, award-winning speaker, entrepreneur, producer, and organizational development consultant, Lynn Johnson (she/hers) joins the conversation. A lifelong theater artist and transformational facilitator, her work lies at the intersection of arts, media, culture, and social change. They dive into the power of telling our stories (over and over and over again), the wisdom found on the margins of dominant culture, and why the shit should come tumbling down. Prep yourself for this magical episode, in the bath or otherwise. And As Always, Stay For #sorrynotsorry.
December 9, 2020
I'm Rooting For The People (w/ Myisha Cherry)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland and Netsie Tjirongo kick off the show discussing grief, complex relationships with dads, and the centering of white people in climate change related media. Then, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, and the host of the UnMute Podcast, Myisha Cherry (she/her) joins the conversation. Her research is primarily concerned with the role of emotions and attitudes in public life. Cherry’s latest book, The Case for Rage: On the Role of Anger in Anti-racist Struggle, will be released Fall 2021 by Oxford University Press. Her work on emotions and race has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Huffington Post, WomanKind, and New Philosopher. They dive into anger as a form of resistance, the American art of mythmaking, and how redemption is still possible. Fill up your mug, get settled in, and as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry. sorrytopodcastthis.com - myishacherry.org
December 3, 2020
Healing Our People (w/ Carolyn Presnell)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland, Bianca Blanco-Jimenez and Maryam Arshad kick off the show discussing the pandemic, gender roles and the pyramid of collective pain. Then, Community Navigator for Weld Seattle (serving the formerly incarcerated community before and after release) and Future Director of the 1426 Project, Carolyn Presnell joins Bianca and Danielle in conversation. Carolyn shares her personal story and how it led her to the work she does in communities today. It's "the heart from which the task is done!" Listen in for a beautiful conversation on change, meaning, and being of service. And, as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry. - sorrytopodcastthis.com
November 18, 2020
Struggling is Part of the Journey (w/ Delbert Richardson)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland, Netsie Tjirongo, and Angela Rae Amos kick off the show discussing the Biden/Harris win, Mitch McConnell in a cage, and a list of incredible Election Firsts! Then, Community Scholar, Ethnomuseumologist, and Second Generation Storyteller, of the National Award Winning American History Traveling Museum: The "Unspoken" Truths, Delbert Richardson joins the conversation. Delbert and hosts dive into American History through the Afrocentric lens. And, as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry. - sorrytopodcastthis.com - https://www.unspokentruths.org/
November 11, 2020
Talkin' Bout an Election
Talkin' bout an election with STPT Hosts Roundtable! This week on STPT, Danielle Holland, Netsie Tjirongo, Mo Nuñez, and Angela Rae Amos share their exhaustion and emotions from the national gaslighting and abuse. They get into the time honored American tradition of voter suppression, the medicine we've all been spooned of white supremacy, and, not to leave y'all down, some of the election highlights towards greater justice within our political systems. Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com
November 6, 2020
Race Is Our Achilles Heel (w/ Dr. Fon Gordon)
This week on STPT, Damithia Nieves returns to co-host with Danielle Holland. They get into candy tunnels, the layer cake of 2020, and why every male Karen is a Chad. Then, Professor and Coordinator of Africana Studies, Dr. Fon Gordon, joins the pod. They dive into the intersection of race, mobility and modernity. Show notes at sorrytopodcastthis.com
October 29, 2020
Now Is The Time To Create (w/ Anastacia-Renee)
This week on STPT, Daemond Arrindell returns to #STPT to co-host with Danielle Holland. They get into where they are currently finding joy, from coffee rituals to pumpkin patches and we learn that Daemond hates clowns! Then, writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, TEDx speaker and podcaster, Anastacia-Renee joins the pod. They dive into heartbreak and creation, reaching for the ancestors, and speaking to the Lorde (Audre). Anastacia-Renee shares two new poems with our listeners. sorrytopodcastthis.com - anastacia-renee.com
October 21, 2020
We Can Reclaim (w/ adrienne maree brown)
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland, Netsie Tjirongo, and Maryam Arshad get into grief, anti-fascism and American lies. Then, adrienne maree brown, author of Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements, joins the conversation. They dive into ancestral resilience, lineage and (more) grief, and time traveling orgasms to Harriet Tubman. And, as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry. - sorrytopodcastthis.com - adriennemareebrown.net
October 14, 2020
Solidarity Is My Favorite Word
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland is joined in conversation by labor organizer Puja Datta and poet Jenny Molberg. Using Molberg's most recent book of poetry, Refusal, as a guide, they dive into trauma, resilience, and imagining the futures we want . Come for workers rights and guess who is the Marxist, and stay for Justice, Liberation and, of course, Solidarity. Visit sorrytopodcastthis.com for show notes.
October 7, 2020
The Friendship Rom-Com You Need
This week on STPT, Danielle Holland is joined by Bianca Blanco-Jimenez, Maryam Arshad, and Chloe Doores for some zoom roundtable conversation. They get into active listening, friendship loves and breakups, disenfranchised grief, and who the fuck is Mitch McConnell's mother. And, as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry - Visit sorrytopodcastthis.com for reference/book links.
September 30, 2020
Blood and Money (w/ David McNally)
Danielle Holland and Matt Wittman get into Florida Governor DeSantis, legal crackdowns on BLM protestors, and ICE's forced hysterectomies. Then, the Cullen Distinguished Professor of History and Business at the University of Houston, an editor of Spectre journal, and author of seven books, including Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance and Empire, David McNally joins #STPT in conversation. They explore the history of capitalism and money as rooted in domination and oppression and discover that Isaac Newton was a cop. And, as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry. sorrytopodcastthis.com
September 23, 2020
Reproductive and Social Justice (w/ Rokea Jones)
Danielle Holland and Damithia Nieves get into wildfire smoke, resiliency, and finding equilibrium when the world is burning down. Then, doula, birth educator, and social justice advocate, Rokea Jones, joins STPT in conversation. They get into systemic racism in the medical industry, the history of the granny midwives, and the powerful joy of being present. And, as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry. - sorrytopodcastthis.com
September 16, 2020
Silence Is Complicity (w/ Elizabeth Rosner)
Danielle Holland and Bianca Blanco-Jimenez kick off Season 3 of STPT! They get into the ongoing housing crisis, heatwaves, and finding our little pieces of power in these times. Then, novelist, nonfiction author, essayist and poet, Elizabeth Rosner joins STPT in conversation. They dive into trauma, epigenetics, healing and reparations. And, as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry. - sorrytopodcastthis.com - elizabethrosner.com
September 9, 2020
You Just Need Courage (w/ Mo Nuñez)
Danielle Holland and Anna Conner welcome Educator, Designer and Leader, Mo Nuñez, to the final episode of Season 2 #STPT. Join us as we dive into addressing, talking about, and dismantling toxic masculinity. From language, to equity, to cancel culture and beyond, we get into it. And, as always, stay for #sorrynotsorry. sorrytopodcastthis.com
July 11, 2020
The Human is A Fallible Creature (w/ Kristen Millares Young)
Danielle Holland and Anna Conner kick off this week discussing covid and the racism and xenophobia in American mask politics. Then, joining #STPT, is author, journalist and essayist, Kristen Millares Young. From diving into the reckoning with our own complicity and responsibility within the long history of contact in this country, to how fiction can be a lens to understand what it is that we have been through and how we might comport ourselves differently in the future, Kristen engages an inspiring conversation rooted in creativity, collaboration and community. Find Kristen and her writings at https://kristenmyoung.com sorrytopodcastthis.com
July 2, 2020
Imagining A Future (w/ Kirsten Harris-Talley)
Joining Danielle Holland and Anna Conner this week on #STPT, is activist and community educator, Kirsten Harris-Talley. They get into being present in this emerging moment, Octavia Butler, meditation, and the long fight towards a truly free and liberated future for us all. Learn more about Kirsten and her community campaign at www.electkht.org and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok at @ElectKHT. sorrytopodcastthis.com
June 24, 2020
A Call To Mamas (w/ Sonora Jha)
This week on #STPT, Jeffrey Trachtman returns to discuss the the Bostock Title VII decision, the coming fight over religious exemptions, and the need for hugs in the time of COVID. Then, author and professor Sonora Jha makes her return to STPT. They dive into George Floyd's call to mothers, the violence of whiteness, and South Asian anti-Black racism. http://sonorajha.com/ And as always - #sorrynotsorry sorrytopodcastthis.com
June 17, 2020
Living a Life Worth Living (w/ Baron Vaughn)
This week on #STPT, Danielle Holland and Anna Conner attempt to process the developments as protests and social unrest increase in the face of ever escalating police violence. Then, comedian and actor Baron Vaughn (Creator and Host of The New Negroes, Host of the upcoming Syfy Wire's The Great Debate, Grace and Frankie, Mystery Science Theater 3K) joins the pod. Baron breaks down rioting, weathering, mental health, and on speaking with the authority of your experience. No #sorrynotsorry this week and we are #sorrynotsorry about that. sorrytopodcastthis.com - https://www.baronvaughn.com/
June 3, 2020
Stumbling Towards Grace
This week on #STPT, Danielle Holland and Anna Conner get into Central Park Karen, the weaponization of white supremacy, and the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. STPT makes a call to white listeners to take action towards racial justice. Then, Danielle and Anna get into friendships. The roles, the love, the work, and the breakups over the years. As always, stay for for this week's #sorrynotsorry. Fuck you Central Park Karen. sorrytopodcastthis.com
May 28, 2020
Straight Outta Quarantine (w/ Katie Capano)
This week on #STPT, Danielle Holland and Anna Conner make fun of Musk's temper tantrums on twitter and talk about Doctors Without Borders heading into Navajo Nation. Then, frontline healthcare worker Katie Capano joins the pod. Katie shares her experience working an emergency relief Covid unit in Queens, NY, and discusses structural violence, bureaucratic roadblocks, and the thin lines healthcare providers are currently walking. Katie speaks truth to power - get into it! As always, stay for for this week's #sorrynotsorry. sorrytopodcastthis.com
May 20, 2020
More Than A Campfire (w/ Bernard Addison + Marc Devine)
This week on #STPT, the team gets into businesses reopening and who has the right to "opt-out", the rising "Fuck the Governor" mentality, and the Ohio government inviting employers to report work refusal to cut people's unemployment benefits. Fun fucking times in America! Then Los Angeles based actor, educator and voice artist, Bernard Addison, and Theater Professor Marc Devine, join Danielle to discuss the changing face of theater and theater education across the spectrum and what they imagine the theater across the country to look like post-covid. Compassion, empathy, and collaboration - all you need is right here. As always, stay for for this week's #sorrynotsorry. sorrytopodcastthis.com
May 13, 2020
There is No Back to Normal (w/ Diane Klein)
This week on #STPT, the team recaps the happenings of the past 6 weeks. Anna was a desert vampire, Danielle gave the middle finger to capitalist productivity, and Sean was 10% hornier. But he's essential! The team shares coping mechanisms - you be the judge as to whether they are healthy or not! Then Los Angeles based law professor, Diane Klein joins the pod! Diane and Danielle get into emergency remote education versus online learning, pre-existing trends in higher ed, predictions and hopes for the coming years, and the financial +/ legal issues surrounding Covid era learning. Stay tuned to hear Diane's action item you can do from your place of social isolation! https://medium.com/@dianeklein And as always, stay for for this week's #sorrynotsorry. sorrytopodcastthis.com
May 6, 2020
My My My My Corona
This week on #STPT, Danielle Holland and Sean De Torre are coming at ya straight from an apartment recording on a phone. What's happening?! They discuss social distancing and how Danielle "just doesn't want to touch the handle!" Then they get Anna Conner on the horn who has all the appreciation now for parents who are true homeschooler's. STPT makes an announcement about a "corona pause" in Season 2, so listen in to hear the details on how we are moving forward through this time. Please stay safe, reach out to one another, connect online, get creative, and for god's sake - don't stockpile! We close off with a little #sorrynotsorry. See you soon.
March 18, 2020
Disrupting the Pipeline (w/ Jessica Hanna)
This week on #STPT, Danielle Holland and Anna Conner get into the news of the week from Warren and her newfound TikTok fame, the joys of elbow bumps, and code words for anti-semitism. Yay! Who will Danielle call an imperialist hawk this week? Find out! Then guest, Los Angeles based Director and Producer, Jessica Hanna joins the pod! They get into the Killroys and gender parity in the arts, marginalized voices of female, trans and non-binary writers and artists, and the importance of lifelong mentorships. They dive into how art creates empathy and Anna reminds us we are never too old! Then Jessica Hanna stays to join the team for this week's #sorrynotsorry.
March 11, 2020
The Rich are Filthy; and Other Truths (w/ Sameer Arshad)
Anna Conner is back from va-cay and catches Danielle Holland up on turtle traps, rum punches, and who Magnum PI was. Then returning guest Sameer Arshad, professional linguist and playwright, is back on STPT! They get into civility politics, intersections of privilege in online and real life discourse, and American political memory. Sameer shares "Every time I hear someone say please be civil, I consider it an admission of guilt" and Danielle is thrilled to learn the phrase "dirty deleting." And as always this week's #sorrynotsorry.
March 4, 2020
America's Forgotten Communities (w. Quan Huynh)
Daemond Arrindell (Poet, Playwright, Educator, and returning guest) joins Danielle Holland to discuss the current state of Florida's 2018 Amendment 4 to restore voting rights to ex-felons, as well to get into the sub-human living conditions in Mississippi's Parchman Prison. From modern poll taxes to punitive laws to contemplating restorative justice, it's here. Then Quan Huynh (Post Release Program Manager for Defy Ventures, a non-profit that helps men and women with criminal histories to create their own companies through entrepreneurship) joins STPT. Quan shares his incredible backstory, his life's awakening and his resultant work w/ the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and system-impacted people. Get inspired and get active! And as always this week's #sorrynotsorry.
February 26, 2020
The Only Antidote is Community Engagement (w/ Shankar Narayan)
This week's show packs a double! Sarah O'Connell, Director, Professor and Founder of Eat More Art Vegas, joins Danielle Holland from Las Vegas to talk about the Nevada Democratic Elections. They get into what this week is looking like, the candidate's ground game in NV, and of course, some predictions! Then (32:88) activist, attorney, immigrant and poet, Shankar Narayan, joins STPT to get into data privacy, AI tech, accountability and people power. Get into it and learn why the law isn't going to save us. And as always this week's #sorrynotsorry.
February 19, 2020
Reproductive Justice and Abortion Care (w/ Dr. Glenna Martin)
This week on the pod Danielle Holland and Anna Conner catch up on the past week! Iowa! Acquittal! Debate! Pelosi! What a week! Then on STPT, family physician and abortion care provider, Dr. Glenna Martin, joins the conversation as we dive into stigmas, using education and advocacy to humanize abortion care, and what holistic and inclusive reproductive justice looks like. And as always, this week's #sorrynotsorry.
February 12, 2020
Ethnicity is not a Genre (w/ Alisa Valdez-Rodriguez)
This week on the pod Danielle Holland and Anna Conner talk about about volunteerism campaigns outside of America and Danielle predicts the DNC will fuck shit up in Iowa. Then on STPT, best selling author, screenwriter and producer, Alisa Valdez-Rodriguez, joins the conversation to get into anti-cultural misappropriation, dangerous stereotypes and colonial language, and the Mexicanizing of the entire Latinx experience in Jeanine Cummings novel, American Dirt. And as always, this week's #sorrynotsorry.
February 5, 2020
Unlearning Sex Ed (w/ Tai Fenix Kulystin + Katie Spataro)
This week on the pod Danielle and Anna talk about zombies, Kavanaugh's rage face, and vulnerable leaders. Then on STPT, sexological body workers and somatic sex educators, Tai Fenix Kulystin and Katie Spataro join the conversation to discuss sex, eroticism, healing trauma, and unlearning your high school sex ed class. And as always, this week's #sorrynotsorry.
January 29, 2020
SCOTUS + Title VII (w/ Jeffrey Trachtman)
This week on STPT, Danielle and Anna get into Lev Parnas joining the Resistance, updates on Puerto Rico, and Warren/Sanders dropping the besties routine. Then they are joined by guest lawyer, Jeffrey Trachtman, to talk about SCOTUS, Title VII, and the state of LGBTQ legal rights in 2020 America. And, as always, a close off with this week's #sorrynotsorry.
January 22, 2020
You Have The Right To Exist (w/ Dani Tirrell)
Season 2, Ep 2 is here! Danielle and Anna get into Puerto Rico and Australia w/a side of Bolton (not Micheal - we swear!) Black queer choreographer, Guest Dani Tirrell, joins the pod to discuss the dark history of new years day, duality, desire and dance. Then Dani joins the team for your weekly #sorrynotsorry.
January 15, 2020
Suing Women Into Silence (w/ Amber Moore-Barcus)
Danielle and Anna kick off Season 2 getting into a little "World War Me" time then invite everyone to step up this year and grab an oar - We've got work to do! Guest Amber Moore-Barcus joins the pod to discuss defamation, libel and slander lawsuits being used to silence those who speak out in the #metoo era. And as always, the team shares their #sorrynotsorry for the week.
January 8, 2020
Fake Laugh Till You Laugh So Hard
The STPT team closes out Season 1 getting into robocalls, RoboCop, and the ultimate question, "Who is your daddy and what does he do?!" Just kidding, it's "what animals will even be alive 40 years from now?" Then, Roberto Avilés returns to STPT for an update on what's happening in Puerto Rico and where this new year looks to be headed. And as always, some #sorrynotsorry to last you through the holidays.
November 27, 2019
Trust + Communication (w/ Lux Sternstein)
Teacher, content writer and leader in the global Acro community, Lux Sternstein, joins STPT this week. We get into it about physical safety, emotional safety, trust and communication within teaching environments.
November 13, 2019
Language, Action and the Arts (w/ Arlene Martínez-Vázquez )
Anna eats too much Halloween candy and Danielle disses your favorite baby boomer! Then, Arlene Martínez-Vázquez (director and educator) joins STPT as this week's guest, to talk about power dynamics in diversity and equity work in the arts. Arlene also shares what a good bullshitter she is in therapy! All the women declare what we need is a Revolution. Still. So get into it. Photo credit: Naomi Ishisaka
November 6, 2019
Two Years Later: Reflection on Surviving the Route 91 Harvest Festival
As MGM Resorts International agreed this month to pay up to $800 million to settle lawsuits from victims of the Las Vegas shooting, Brittany Marzocchetti joins STPT to talk about what surviving, healing, and moving forward has been like for her. CW/ Content Warning - This show contains audio of gunshots from this mass shooting. There is a verbal notice prior so those who wish to fast forward can.
October 30, 2019
"Shove it up your ass!" (w/ Brett Hamil + Matt Spek Watson)
Brett Hamil and SPEK (Matt Watson) join STPT to get into no-limit PACs, the agenda against the homeless, and the exact dollar amount it takes for Amazon to own us. Bonus reminders that Tim Burgess is still a piece of shit, Safe Seattle is still a hate group, and Seattle is still not a socialist utopian wet dream.
October 23, 2019
"A scoop of Peach-Mint Please!" (w/ Maythinee Washington)
Maythinee Washington, Theater artist and writer, joins Sorry To Podcast This in a conversation about Politics, abortion laws, gun violence, racism and the performance of civility.
October 16, 2019
Decolonizing Healing Spaces (w/ Agi Brown and Damithia Nieves)
Damithia Nieves & Agi Brown, holistic healers and educators, join Sorry To Podcast This for a conversation about decolonizing yoga, healing and self care.
October 9, 2019
We're on the Road to Friendship: Special Kids Edition
Frank (Nathan) and Noodlehead (Lennon) get real with their mamas and talk about friendships, bullying, and what it means to be brave. Sorrytopodcastthis.com
October 2, 2019
Do you even language, Bro? (w/ Sameer Arshad)
Sameer Arshad, professional linguist and playwright, joins STPT for a conversation about hate speech, legal language, sociolinguistics and the beauty of words. You can follow Sameer at @sameerican_dream on Twitter and Insta or find him on FB under Sameer Arshud. Visit us at sorrytopodcastthis.com
September 25, 2019
Dismantling Racism in the Arts (w/ Randy Ford + David Rue)
This week STPT talks with Randy Ford and David Rue about subverting narratives, lancing the boils, and dismantling racism in the arts. They share personal stories and get to the heart of what it takes to be an accomplice to the Black & POC community. Learn more at sorrytopodcastthis.com
September 18, 2019
Our Future Depends on Feminist Men (w/ Sonora Jha)
This week Sonora Jha joins STPT to talk about raising feminist son's, #metoo, and toxic (and positive!) masculinity. We hear stories about parenting, (content warning) sexual assault, masculinity, and the changing language and attitudes about sexuality and power through generations. STPT Engineer Sean De Tore shares his thoughts for the first time as this controversial and critical conversation unfolds. You can follow Sonora at https://twitter.com/profsonorajha or visit her at http://sonorajha.com/
September 11, 2019
Dismantling the Band-Aids (w/ Daemond Arrindell)
Danielle and Anna are joined by guest Daemond Arrindell to discuss mass incarceration, equity bandaids, and prison reform. Plus, Daemond reads his poetry! Find Daemond on Twitter @d_arrindell on Insta @daemondarrindell or visit heartworkcollective.org
September 4, 2019
Puerto Rico in Political Crisis: Part 2
In the second piece of our series on Puerto Rico, Danielle and Anna speak with La Isla Foundation about Hurricane Maria and their rebuilding and solarizing efforts in the midsts of exploitive multinational contracts and a struggling economy. Learn more at http://laislafund.org/
August 26, 2019
Puerto Rico in Political Crisis: Part I
Reflecting and Rebuilding: A Conversation about Political, Social, and Environmental struggles in a Contemporary Colony, Part 1. T his week Danielle and Anna sit down with Roberto Aviles, Cristina Rodriguez, Vicente Bravo from La Isla Foundation and Solerize Puerto Rico to talk about the current political climate, notions of independence and accession, and hope for rebuilding after the hurricane in Puerto Rico. Learn more about our guests work at http://laislafund.org/ and http://solarizepuertorico.org/
August 19, 2019
It's Not All Up to Joan of Arc (w/ Rachel Jendrezjewski + Zoe Aja Moore)
Danielle and Anna get on the phone with Rachel Jendrzejewski and Zoe Aja Moore to discuss The Passion of Joan of Arc, feminism, emotion, art, and our current political environment. Learn more about their collaboration THE PASSION at https://performancepractice.la/
August 12, 2019