What Do I Do?

What Do I Do?

By What Do I Do?
“What Do I Do?” is a Podcast hosted by David Kimple where we talk about current events one at a time and finish each episode with at least three action steps for listeners who want to get involved. You can follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @WDID_Pod or support us on Patreon.com/WDID_Pod
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Covid-19 / Support Small Business
In this episode, we are highlighting ways that we can support those local businesses and workers who are being adversely impacted by COVID closures.  For our #ActionSteps in this episode we have the following:  Use your voice - support by sharing and engaging with businesses online Use your intention - thing strategically about how you spend your money and the pathway of the dollar Use your money - don't stop spending if you're able. Buy gift cards, send your service industry folx tips when you can, engage where it is safe to engage.  "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
16:06
April 7, 2020
Blood Donor Restriction
In this week’s episode, we’re talking about antiquated restrictions on blood donation from people in the queer community - specifically MSM (men who have sex with men). For our #ActionSteps in this episode: If you’re eligible, please donate blood. Check out redcrossblood.org Sign the petition. Glaad is hosting a petition to lift this ban of MSM and you can add your name for free at glaad.nationbuilder.com/blood Continue your education. We will be posting several references mentioned in today’s episode to the blog on our website at whatdoidopod.com and our Facebook page @wdidpod. If you’re someone who wasn’t aware of this restriction, you can probably assume that someone else you know is also unaware. Share this episode or the Glaad petition with your friends - help spread the word so we can make a change. "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod. Article/News to Learn More: On the policy: Red Cross Williams Institute Regulations.gov NBC News Glaad
21:13
March 27, 2020
Apocalypse Anxiety
In this week’s episode, we're still at home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak and the world's anxiety is at an all-time high. Speaking from a place of personal history, this week David is offering some ways for folx to practice interacting with that anxiety while the world feels a little like it's ending.  For our #ActionSteps in this episode: Identify some action steps! Finding things you can do may help to distance yourself from what you cannot. Feel your feelings. Ask yourself "Am I safe?"  Stay present with your senses "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
16:35
March 20, 2020
Work From Home
In this week’s episode, we're bringing it back to the family with guest Blaine Johnston and talking about working from home amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. Businesses around the world are asking employees to go remote in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. Most of us aren't used to being home as much as we will be for the next little while, though, and we've got to be proactive to stay healthy and sane along the way.  For our #ActionSteps in this episode: Don't slip into a social media spiral just because your boss isn't around Excercise Honor your work hours! Start at "9" and end at "5" Be intentional about how you use your home space - the bedroom is for rest, the living room can become your office Be patient with your new live-in co-workers  Use some holistic anti-viral supplements & essential oils to help boost your natural immunities **These are NOT suggested as cures for Covid-19** Use video chat instead of text-only exchanges Go outside if you are healthy  "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
15:40
March 13, 2020
Crystal Meth in the Gay Community
This week’s episode is an important conversation with social worker and head of Housingworks' Re-Charge program, Kristopher Thorpe. In this episode, Crystal Meth is the subject of conversation. We're talking about the rising numbers of gay/queer people who are using the drug with negative outcomes and how we can slow this health epidemic. For our #ActionSteps in this episode: Support Harm Reduction efforts in your community. Remove the stigma. Ask your friends and loved ones about their experience, knowledge, and history with Crystal Meth. Support LGBTQIA organizations; these orgs are most likely to be dealing with this epidemic first and most often. Your support will go a long way to ensure they're ready and able to do good work when the time comes. Support/Donate to Housingworks and/or Ballroom, We Care. Two amazing organizations doing work with folx who need support around Crystal Meth use. "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
24:29
February 28, 2020
Imposter Syndrome
We're talking with the owner of Haus Urban (@hausurban), digital advertising executive, and content creator Hassan Sayyed about Imposter Syndrome.  For our #ActionSteps in this episode: Consider the context. Ask yourself questions about the situation to pinpoint the root of where the imposter syndrome is coming into play.   Cut negative self-talk. Speak to yourself the way that you would speak to someone who came to you for advice. Be your own hype-person and stay positive.  Visualize your success instead of failure.  Check out some of the following resources on Imposter Syndrome to learn more about the who/what/where/when/why of it all. - Time.com article. TedED video. Ted Talk video. "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Patreon.com/wdid_pod, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
21:43
February 21, 2020
Accountability #1
For our last episode of 2019, it’s more “What Have I Done?” than “What Do I Do?”. We’re talking about the actions that we’ve taken since starting the show and outlining some action steps for future accountability. "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Patreon.com/wdid_pod, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
13:37
December 20, 2019
Can we laugh at that?
This week’s episode is a faaaabulous conversation with #1 New York Times best selling author and staff writer on HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John OIiver", Jill Twiss where we talk about why and how we can take the scary world around us and make it a little lighter.  For our #ActionSteps in this episode, we are proud to give a shout out to the book "The Someone New" by Jill Twiss / @Jill Twiss / JillTwiss.com  "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Patreon.com/wdid_pod, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
23:31
December 13, 2019
Allyship
We're talking with theatre manager and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) advocate Kelvin Dinkins Jr. about the broad concept of allyship and getting specific about ways to activate our roles as allies. For our #ActionSteps in this episode:  We have created a list of organizations, articles, and bonus action steps available at whatdoidopod.com   We are proud to give a shout out to Service Never Sleeps. They can be found at serviceneversleeps.org.  We recommend the book "Emergent Strategy" by Adrienne Maree Brown. Her work can be found at http://adriennemareebrown.net/ and @adriennemaree.  "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Patreon.com/wdid_pod, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
21:55
December 6, 2019
Holiday Arguments
We're talking with life coach Collin Baja about the age-old argument that can happen with family during the holidays and ways to navigate those moments.  For our #ActionSteps in this episode, we are proud to give a shout out to Women Against Abuse. They can be found at womenagainstabuse.org "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Patreon.com/wdid_pod, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
22:23
November 27, 2019
Air Quality with Alex Karambelas
We're talking with air quality scientist Alex Karambelas about why air quality is important and what we can do to make it better.  For our #ActionSteps in this episode, we are proud to give shout outs to a few organizations. Check them out at http://weact.org / @weact4ej and http://openaq.org / @OpenAq "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Patreon.com/wdid_pod, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
23:40
November 22, 2019
Transgender Day of Remembrance - November 20th
In this micro-episode, we highlight The Transgender Day of Remembrance happening on November 20th. The day honors the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.  If you’re a trans or gender non-conforming person in crisis, please know you’re not alone. You can call the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 or The Trevor Project's 24/7/365 Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Patreon.com/wdid_pod, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
03:16
November 19, 2019
What are we doing?
In this episode, we are joined by Blaine Johnston to chat about the concept and inspiration for "What Do I Do?". What are we doing and why?  For our #ActionSteps in this episode, we are proud to give a shout out to the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown / @GregoryMcKeown.  "What Do I Do?" can be found at WhatDoIDoPod.com, Patreon.com/wdid_pod, Facebook @WDIDPod,  Twitter @WDID_Pod, & Instagram @WDID_Pod.
14:44
November 12, 2019