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A monthly podcast celebrating good people doing great things - making the small changes that make a big difference. In each episode, hosts Christian, Lynsey, Rachael and Rich bring you the best sustainability stories from Cardiff, Wales & beyond. Get inspired by the people making positive change happen in their communities, whether it's growing, repairing, conservation or fighting for social justice.
 
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When Gaia Morrissette decided to get married, it was to game the system. But she discovered that people didn't like it when she told them that. Instead, she slowly realized that everyone around her was a member of the Cult of Marriage! So she undertook a grand experiment: Getting married to see how the rest of the world would react. And the results…
 
We welcome Amanda Barr—ceramicist, teacher, and disability advocate—to the show to talk about the experience of disability in a colonial society. A society that often seems as though it would prefer if people with disabilities would vanish from public life. We touch on the impact of being disabled in everything from education to parking to work to …
 
We’re joined by the incandescent dancer, poet, spiritual abolitionist Nikki Darling to talk about how sex work both is and is sometimes not a force for healing and decolonization. From porn to private sex work to stripping and beyond, we break down the systems that oppress people, and how to divest your own energy from them. Along the way, we visit…
 
The Red Badge of Courage. Moon Time. Good ol’ Aunt Flo. Call them what you will. Periods are a part of life. A very big part of it for people who menstruate, in fact. But it’s not helping anyone if we pretend they don’t happen just to make people who don’t menstruate more comfortable. Lenny and Lynsey talk about why it’s in everyone’s best interest…
 
The rules are all made up, so let’s make everyone valid—especially the elderly. Thus spoke Lenny and Lynsey in this episode all about aging. Your favorite decolonizers talk about issues faced by the elderly in the dominant culture: silencing, media invisibility, medical discrimination, and unacceptable sexuality. Plus side quests into MILFs, cougar…
 
Lenny and Lynsey sit down over some beer and cider to talk about fashion! From a brilliant form of self-expression and rebellion to a tool of the patriarchy and colonization, fashion is where art meets utility, and it’s part of literally every human society. So let’s talk about it, and talk a little sh*t about it, too. From corsetry to hypersexuali…
 
Are we all living in ancient Rome? Because it kind of feels that way to us. We’re joined by Jenny Williamson, co-host of Ancient History Fangirl, to dig into how weirdly familiar gender and sexuality were 2 millennia ago in ancient Rome, and how a lot of those ideas were passed down to use today (hint: it was colonization). Along the way, we hit a …
 
Lenny and Lynsey get personal about beauty standards as they’re applied to female-identified folks in America—including themselves. They also discuss how modern beauty is tied to colonization, how whiteness came to be considered supremely beautiful, and the lengths people have gone to in different times and cultures in order to be considered beauti…
 
Lenny and Lynsey dig into the way marriage functions as a means of population control, from time immemorial up through the Dawes Act of 1887, the post–World War II push toward nuclear families and suburban living, and the expectations we live with today. Why is marriage so damn important in our culture, and why did it get that way? And how do our c…
 
The voice of your generation, Charley Macorn, joins us for a long look into the history of queer representation—or lack thereof—in the American comic book industry. From "Seduction of the Innocent" to the comics code of conduct to the subversive machinations of Wonder Woman to sneaking queer representation into stories by way of villains who broke …
 
Let's all take a moment to appreciate Ursula the sea witch. Now that that's done, let's settle in to talk about Disney films. They've played a huge part in normalizing gender expression in American youth for decades—so what did they teach us? How do their lessons hit differently for someone who was raised on them (Lynsey G) and someone who came to …
 
We're back after a 6 month break for our last ever episode!For our finale, Lynsey talks to two of those behind Cardiff's buzzing bee scene: Tamsin, owner of eco gift shop Blossom and Nectar and Liz from Pharmabees project at Cardiff University's School of Pharmacy. Discover how researchers are creating a bee friendly city and helping the fight agai…
 
The whole team are back together this month, to look at the latest developments as Wales deals with the effects of the pandemic.Across the country, communities are showing their strength in the face of Covid-19. We hear from Katie Hastings from Planna Fwyd and Mach Maethlon about Machynlleth's rapid response to emptying supermarket shelves and its …
 
Rich speaks to John McCrory from Repair Cafe Wales, which have now expanded to 25 locations from Wrexham to Fishguard. With the cafes closed due to Covid-19, they've taken the service online, running workshops to help people fix things at home - starting with bikes, furniture and jewellery. LINKShttps://repaircafewales.org/https://www.facebook.com/…
 
Wales is rising to the challenge of feeding its people during the Coronavirus crisis. In this episode, Lynsey and Rich hear from some of the people making that happen, despite our heavy reliance on food imports and high levels of poverty. Pearl from Food Cardiff explains the nature of the challenge and how local food growing could help in the long …
 
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