#2: Stop Traffic…and You Die

In this episode, Danielle and José consider the force, function, and fragility of political protests. We consider some of the recent Republican-backed legislation that threatens to limit the ability for people to protest. What purpose do protests serve in the public arena? In what ways do protests help build a sense of community? Is violence in public protesting ever acceptable?

Here is a Washington Post article summarizing the national trend in legislation against protests


#1: I had a crumby trip because I’m a crumby person

In our inaugural episode, Danielle and José discuss travel and authenticity. When we go on trips, many of us are in search of some kind of authentic experience of another place. Where does this desire for authenticity come from and is it possible to achieve? Is the search for authenticity harmful for the places we travel? We end the show by discussing what we’ve been thinking about over the last few weeks, and leave our listeners with some recommendations.