A.Ron

3RT:20 – Y’all Giving Me Homework?! Feedback Episode!

It’s high time for another feedback episode! Listeners chime in on questions, comments, and concerns regarding how to talk with your conservative friends and families, BLM, billionaires, blaxit, and more. Lots of stats, lots of studies, lots of reports to peruse! Links mentioned in this podcast… On “Moral Licensing” Revisionist History Podcast, “The Lady Vanishes”…

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3RT:19 – Warlocks from the Ninth Lodge of Hell vs the Sons of Hemlock

A.Ron attempts to distill what he’s learned about how, when, and why people change their minds about deeply held beliefs and how you can arrive at the truth of a thing using formative experiences from his past and tortured video game metaphor.

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OWT:16 – Reduce the Spread

In this week’s episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily talks about predatory men, supporting women, and shares a personal story; and Aron’s in part three of his weird tricks for building social skills.

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3RT:17 – TERF Wars

JK Rowling published a controversial essay last week that some people labeled transphobic while others hailed it as a a well reasoned defense of women’s rights. There is a movement among feminists that want to push back against what they consider radical redefinition of sex and gender. They call their movement “gender critical”, while their opponents label them “TERFs”, trans exclusionary radical feminists. Gender critics fear trans-friendly legislation may make women more vulnerable to abuse and harm, but how can we balance these fears against the many present dangers facing young transpeople right now? A.Ron has on Nat from the UK to debate the merits of the gender critical movement, and weigh the benefits of trans acceptance against potential harm to women.

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OWT:15 – Small Talks

In this episode of #OWT, A.Ron gives us advice on working on social skills and Cecily gives us tips on how to educate yourself on, and support, the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Then, the discuss emails about workplace documentation and training, conflicting feelings about Father’s Day, and understanding your own sexuality when you’re already in a relationship.

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3RT:16 – “Walking in the Snow”

Every few months/years, cops beat or kill unarmed Americans, at far higher rates than our partners and allies in developed countries. While this is cause by itself for question and reform, the data also says that black men are at a particularly high risk. Are American cops using unnecessary violence and brutality or are there just a few bad apples making shaky calls in extreme situations? Are our police forces beholden to systemic racism or worse? If so, what do you do about it? Who watches the watchmen?

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3RT:15 – “Moving Forward” with Corey

A.Ron is joined this week by Corey from the Moving Forward Podcast to talk about Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income proposal from a progressive point of view. Is $1000/month UBI a good deal for the working class, or are they taking pennies on the dollar, and if so, who’s got a better idea than UBI? But first, A.Ron spends a couple minutes talking about the nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd; why they are happening, what can make things better, and how you can help the victims of police brutality be heard.

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OWT:14 – Safety Dance

On this episode of One Weird Trick: Cecily discusses using safe words in sex, love, and life in general. A.Ron gives us ways that you can strengthen your social skills so you’ll be a social beast once we’re done with social distancing.

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3RT:14 – Monkey Business with Bastiat

A.Ron recently had a long conversation with Neoliberal at large Bastiat! Should there be limits to economic power? Does Socialism have a future? Are strong social safety nets compatible with open borders? Does capitalism require never ending growth to function, and is infinite growth possible? Bastiat is a sharp guy with a lot to say, and this was a fun and interesting back and forth that ranges everywhere from Charles Dickens and public executions to Eastern Bloc abortion bans.

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OWT:13 – Stupider Biases

In lucky number 13th episode of One Weird Trick, Cecily discusses her favorite cognitive biases and A.Ron talks about pathological video gaming.

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