EPISODE 15 - A Smorgasbord of Suck

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Joe and Kelley put on the ranty pants again as they try and sort through all the various stories that make them cringe. From Russia to Roseanne, it's hard to even know where to begin. And who would have thought Generation Z would be the ones to fix it all?

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modernmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees

Episode 14 - #NeverAgain

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Joe and Kelley tackle gun control and applaud the students behind the #NeverAgain movement. Is it just about taking away guns versus mental health checks, or are there other solutions? And, really... would you arm Joe?

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modernmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees

Episode 13 - Politics Burnout

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Joe and Kelley put on their ranty-pants to vent about a year of craziness. How to you avoid political burnout? We're not sure, but we certainly released some pressure in this episode!

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modernmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees

Episode 12 - The Politics of The Last Jedi

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Joe and Kelley close 2017 by discussing The Last Jedi. Not only was it an incredible movie, but it's drummed up controversy, started Alt-Right movements and did this all by being a diverse film that commented on the state of today's world, without really trying to be political.

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modernmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees

Episode 11 - Why Geeks Should Care (A PSCC Panel)

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This month, Joe and Kelley actually got to meet in person for the very first time! This meeting resulted in a panle at Palm Springs Comic Con with their friend Katie from Tea Time with Katie and Chelsea! In the panel, they discuss why geeks should care about politics and be involved.

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modernmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees
Katie: Tea Time with Katie and Chelsea@TeaTimewithKC or @LadyKatharineP

Episode 10 - #MeToo

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They are not dead! They are also not locked away in a Russian gulag. Joe and Kelley return after a few months off to talk about the fall out from Harvey Weinstein and the hashtag movements that followed. They give their reactions to #metoo and #howIwillchange and talk about a problem that's always been there but no one ever talks about.

Talking points:

Call to action: Based on the topic, what are some good calls to action?

Kelley Believe and call it out.

Joe - Be uncomfortable. That person you disagree with may still have valid points.

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modernmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees

Episode 9 - Safe Spaces v Freedom of Speech on College Campuses

This week, Joe and Kelley talk about the fine line between maintaining a safe space and allowing freedom of speech. They discuss how this is particularly troubling on college campuses and how it may be resulting in a world where people are unable to deal with challenges to their ideas or beliefs in a constructive way. Plus...our first listener feedback!

Talking points:

Call to action: Based on the topic, what are some good calls to action?

Kelley - Tell people nice things.

Joe - Be uncomfortable. That person you disagree with may still have valid points.

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modernmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees

Episode 8 - Artistic Expression and Politics

This week, Joe and Kelley look at new stories where artistic expression goes too far or maybe not far enough. We talk about Kathy Griffin, Julius Caesar as well as our usual musings on the geeky things we did this week and we also talk vaccinations. Seriously, people... just do it.

Talking points:

 

Call to action: Based on the topic, what are some good calls to action?
Kelley - Expose yourself to some form of art that makes you uncomfortable
Joe - Support local artists and know what you're demonstrating against

ll the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modernmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees

Episode 7 - Racism

This week, Joe and Kelley discuss the uptick in racist activity caught and published online. We realize two white people talking about racism is a tricky thing, but we feel it is important to get the conversation going. Join us in the conversation!

Talking points:

Call to action: Based on the topic, what are some good calls to action?
Kelley - Step in on behalf of others (when safe)
Joe - Don’t let it pass.

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
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Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modernmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees

Episode 5 - #MoneyMeetMouth

In this episode, Joe and Kelley are joined by Kenny Rotter of the Dumbbells and Dragons Podcast to talk about activism and what we can actually do to make a difference. The audio quality is a little rough this episode (Joe apologizes) but we think you'll find the content strong! #Resist!

Episode 4 - Finger Wagging White People

In this episode, Joe and Kelley are joined by Dustin Calhoun of Cock Tales Over Cocktails to discuss the first month of the Trump Presidency, how liberals can #resist without pissing each other off, and Cop Rock.

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modernmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees
Dustin Calhoun: Cock Tales Over Cocktails@talesovertails

Episode 3 - #GamerGate: Precursor to Politics

Recorded on Inauguration Day, Joe and Kelley are joined by Raven from Girls Gone WoW to talk about how #GamerGate paralleled current politics. Also, we add a new segment, "WTF Komrade!" where we briefly look at the latest tragedies and controversies caused by the new administration.

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modern, @KelleyDisagrees
Raven: Girls Gone WoW@SilkyRaven

Also...

Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul D. Alinsky
Nameless by Matthew Rossi

Episode 2 - Trumpocalypse

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Joe and Kelley talk about the fallout of the election and what we can do to fight against intolerance, ignorance and oppression.

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modern

Episode 1 - State of the Geek

In this episode, Joe and Kelley talk with Ray Vargas about the current state of geek culture. Discussion points include the inherent discontent of the geek culture community and they way that is expressed in social media.

Nerd Culture Is Fighting A Losing Battle Against Reality
Geek culture is dominant, so why are so many of its fans still so angry?

All the music in this episode is by Bensound and is being used under a Creative Commons license. You can find more muisc by Bensound at www.bensound.com
You can currently find us at stateofthegeek.com as well as iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and most other podcatchers out there. Please leave us a review and tell others about us!
You can also follow the show on twitter at @StateoftheGeek! Remember to use the hashtag #Geeks4Change to promote positive change in our community.

Joe: geektitudejoehogan@geektitude.com or @EpicGrays
Kelley: Mating Habits of the Modern Geekmoderngeekcast@gmail.com or @KelleyDisagrees
Ray: Website@rayvargas3