SEASON 1 FINALE - thanks and we love you!
Sonya and Anza both start with an update on where their lives are taking them currently (#adventures), before diving into a look back at Season 1. We pop a bottle of champs (#day drinking) and revisit highlights from each of our interviews.
Enjoy this look (listen?) back at all the amazing guests we've had the pleasure of interviewing and sharing with all of you! And once you're all nostalgic for Sex Drugs and Sustainability don't worry--we'll be dropping a new season on you in October!
Episode  - how do people respond when you profit from oppression?
Guest: Maureen Benson
We have a big announcement coming at you about Sex Drugs and Sustainability this week! You'll have to tune in to find out what it is...
Also in this episode Sonya talks about how her mental health journey has continued to transpire, Anza shares about some family-things, and we acknowledge the state of the world this past week. In these time, we couldn't have had a more timely guest than Maureen. She is super fierce and fucking bad ass. She talks to us about education, white privilege, how we all need to have some skin in the game, and so. much. more.
This is not an episode you want to miss!
Want to know more about Maureen and get in touch?? http://www.maureenbenson.org
Episode  - what's the gay-bashing situation in Napa?
In this episode of Sex Drugs and Sustainability: Sonya has a fun-filled, un-vegan, and free bleeding month. While Anza has some squeaky friends stinking up her office. We give our feminist take on a couple of truly tragic current events (CW: sexual assault and gun violence). But don't worry, we turn it around with our incredible guest who is a gender non-conforming, LGBTQ-nonprofit magician (best job title ever!) Enjoy an amazing conversation with an amazing human!
Book Recommendation: I Rise-The Transformation of Toni Newman
Episode  - was there a moment you knew you were asexual?
Happy Pride Month equality-loving-beasts! Sex Drugs and Sustainability celebrates you for whoever you are! It’s more than just LGBTQIA+ around here. We love and support you wherever you may be in your “journey”…SO this week we have a super special surprise guest (who you’ve met before!) talk about recently coming to terms with identifying on the asexual spectrum!
Also fresh this episode: Sonya has an interview where she is told flat out she wasn't good enough for the job, but ultimately realizes she is fucking amazing AND plenty good enough. (Don’t believe everything you’re told, kids!) Meanwhile, Anza spends hours walking around Washington D.C. trying to find a lesbian bar, followed by a hunt for pizza--and ultimately turns up empty handed both times. Tune in for these stories, and more!
Episode  - there's no police brutality in socialist countries?
This just in! David Sedaris lets us down (#whitemenruinmylife, anyone?), Anza keeps adulting real hard (is adulthood actually marked by home appliance purchases?), and Sonya takes another step in her mental health journey (how hard can the system possibly make it to ask for help? P.S. the answer is REALLY HARD.) PLUS OUR GUEST IS FROM SWEDEN. That's right, the ARCTIC CIRCLE (are you wondering if there are reindeer everywhere??? APPARENTLY SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE!) Evelina was born and raised in Sweden before coming to the good ol' USofA for college and has lived here for 6 of the past 7 years. We dig into what it's like living abroad from the silly questions people ask to the things that are still jarring after all these years. Also, she's basically the reason Anza stayed in college, so we think she's pretty great.
Episode  - how is it being gay in the Bay Area compared to back home?
Hear all about Sonya's new hashtag (#whitemenruinmylife) and the story behind it, directly followed by a conversation with...a white man! A fun conversation with this episode's guest who is gay and atheist, and happens to be from the South.
Bonus: we continued recording after the episode and Cody told such a gem of a story that we had to include it at the end of the episode. It involves titties!
Episode  - what effects have you seen with the cannabis versus these other medications?
Guests: Kara and Forrest
Happy 10th episode, y'all! In this episode we start lighthearted, but then we bring the thunder with our guests, Kara and Forrest. These two share about being parents who are also caretakers, advocates, activists (and so much more) for their children. Learn all about medical cannabis use, and what some of the implications of laws and legislature surrounding it's legalizations (or lack there of) are for families like theirs.
Free Cannabis-Medicine Seminar - April 20, 2016 at Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley
Silas' Story - FaceBook.com/hopeforsilas
Oakland Museum of California | Altered State: Marijuana in California | April 16-September 25, 2016
Lennox Gastaut Foundation - LGSfoundation.org
Project CBD: Medican Marijuana | Cannabinoid Science - projectCBD.com
Episode  - is slut shaming in Tahoe different than other places?
Did you hear we were in Tahoe?? In this episode we talk about how Tahoe reminds us of mental health issues and we interview the spectacular APRIL who shares her experience being a former slut-shamer and creating environmental and feminist art! Check it out!
Episode  - so what was gamer-gate?
This is no April Fool's joke--here is another episode for your listening pleasure! Hope y'all are enjoying this weekly content while it lasts.
The Trump saga continues and our guest talks about what it's like to be a woman who uses the internet and plays video games. Stay sustainable out there!
Episode  - so you have to shed the shame?
Guests: Samuel and Samantha
SURPRISE!!! Bet you weren't expecting an episode this week. Well here you go! Our gift to you!
Anza may have just made a very adult purchase and Sonya may be pretty shaken about an old friend supporting a certain political figure.
Our awesome guests are Samuel and Samantha, a married couple who may or may not practice traditional monogamy in their marriage (gasp!). Find out in this weeks episode of Sex Drugs and Sustainability!