No, Totally!

The fifth of a ten part series looking at the aftermath of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, solely through the voices of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Following the shooting, I began seeing members of the community openly worrying on social media, understandably for their lives, but also about the packaging of the attack both by major news outlets and elected officials. It seemed like coverage of the shooting was overwhelmingly formatted as cisgender, heterosexual people talking about members of the queer and Latinx community rather than talking to them. After frustrating hours of fruitlessly searching for perspective from the actual communities affected, I remembered that, in this modern world, I didn't have to wait for any other outlet to have these conversations for me; I could do it myself.

As I started thinking about the project, something else became painfully obvious to me: I couldn't wrap my head around the weight of 49 lives lost. I heard about a news anchor reading all 49 names on air, and was surprised to hear that this simple act took seven minutes. That number, 49, by itself, can feel small. 49 cents, 49 seconds. I wanted to understand the enormity, the massive loss of life, by talking to 49 people who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, to understand that weight.

The interviews here are presented chronologically by recording date. I spoke with the interviewees for this episode on June 16, just four days after the attack, and where they’ve given permission, I’ve included their Twitter handles:

21. George Winter @George_HWO
22. Mark @homiiesexual
23. Alan Mark Tong @AlanMarkTong
24. Ryan @TacoDetective
25. Kat @90210Blaze

Given the fluidity of language surrounding sexual, gender, and ethnic identities, it can be hard to find current and comprehensive resources for inclusive language. Here are a few that I've found helpful, and I'm happy to add additional resources by recommendation:

GLAAD Media Reference Guide
Human Rights Campaign Glossary of Terms
Teaching Tolerance: A Gender Spectrum Glossary
Trans Student Educational Resources Definitions
Why We Say Latinx, via Latina magazine

This episode contains the following music:

"Reflections" by Kevin_Hartnell, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
"Hippie House Pianoversion" by Lobo Loco, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
"Breathe New Life" by Scott Holmes, licensed under CC BY 4.0
"Ritual Seven" by Jason Leonard, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0
"If Time Allowed" by Ketsa, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
"Downhill Racer" by Blue Dot Sessions, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

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Direct download: 49_Voices_21-25_-_No_Totally_126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

The fourth of a ten part series looking at the aftermath of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, solely through the voices of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Following the shooting, I began seeing members of the community openly worrying on social media, understandably for their lives, but also about the packaging of the attack both by major news outlets and elected officials. It seemed like coverage of the shooting was overwhelmingly formatted as cisgender, heterosexual people talking about members of the queer and Latinx community rather than talking to them. After frustrating hours of fruitlessly searching for perspective from the actual communities affected, I remembered that, in this modern world, I didn't have to wait for any other outlet to have these conversations for me; I could do it myself.

As I started thinking about the project, something else became painfully obvious to me: I couldn't wrap my head around the weight of 49 lives lost. I heard about a news anchor reading all 49 names on air, and was surprised to hear that this simple act took seven minutes. That number, 49, by itself, can feel small. 49 cents, 49 seconds. I wanted to understand the enormity, the massive loss of life, by talking to 49 people who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, to understand that weight.

The interviews here are presented chronologically by recording date. I spoke with the following people for this episode on June 15 and 16, just three and four days after the attack, and where they’ve given permission, I’ve included their Twitter handles:

1. Dani
2. Shannon @plentyofalcoves
3. Alex @investigaytion
4. Albert @AEWallace
5. Sam

Given the fluidity of language surrounding sexual, gender, and ethnic identities, it can be hard to find current and comprehensive resources for inclusive language. Here are a few that I've found helpful, and I'm happy to add additional resources by recommendation:

GLAAD Media Reference Guide
Human Rights Campaign Glossary of Terms
Teaching Tolerance: A Gender Spectrum Glossary
Trans Student Educational Resources Definitions
Why We Say Latinx, via Latina magazine

This episode contains the following music:

"Morning One" by David Szesztay, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0
"Ritual Three" by Jason Leonard, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0
"non.time" by beat.dowsing, licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US
"Land Legs" by Andy G. Cohen, licensed under CC BY 4.0
"Night Whispers" by Ketsa, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
"ES" by La venganza de Cheetara, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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Direct download: 49_Voices_16-20_-_No_Totally_125.mp3
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The third of a ten part series looking at the aftermath of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, solely through the voices of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Following the shooting, I began seeing members of the community openly worrying on social media, understandably for their lives, but also about the packaging of the attack both by major news outlets and elected officials. It seemed like coverage of the shooting was overwhelmingly formatted as cisgender, heterosexual people talking about members of the queer and Latinx community rather than talking to them. After frustrating hours of fruitlessly searching for perspective from the actual communities affected, I remembered that, in this modern world, I didn't have to wait for any other outlet to have these conversations for me; I could do it myself.

As I started thinking about the project, something else became painfully obvious to me: I couldn't wrap my head around the weight of 49 lives lost. I heard about a news anchor reading all 49 names on air, and was surprised to hear that this simple act took seven minutes. That number, 49, by itself, can feel small. 49 cents, 49 seconds. I wanted to understand the enormity, the massive loss of life, by talking to 49 people who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, to understand that weight.

The interviews here are presented chronologically by recording date. I spoke with the following people for this episode on June 14 and 15, just two and three days after the attack. They've all given permission to include their Twitter handles:

1. Emerald @emeraldleighw
2. Viktor @wondermann5
3. Chance @ChanceCalloway
4. Diana @oldadams
5. Marcus @MDameionWillis

Given the fluidity of language surrounding sexual, gender, and ethnic identities, it can be hard to find current and comprehensive resources for inclusive language. Here are a few that I've found helpful, and I'm happy to add additional resources by recommendation:

GLAAD Media Reference Guide
Human Rights Campaign Glossary of Terms
Teaching Tolerance: A Gender Spectrum Glossary
Trans Student Educational Resources Definitions
Why We Say Latinx, via Latina magazine

This episode contains the following music:
"Cloud Line," "The Air Escaping," "A Path Unwinding," "Slow Toe," "Fervent" by Blue Dot Sessions, licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

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Direct download: 49_Voices_11-15_-_No_Totally_124.mp3
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The second of a ten part series looking at the aftermath of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, solely through the voices of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

In last week's episode, the first, I talked about how and why this project came about, so I won't spend a lot of time repeating that here. If you haven't caught episode one yet, I highly recommend doing so.

The feedback that I and the first five interviewees have received has been tremendous over the past week, and I thank everyone who's gotten in touch with me and them via Twitter or elsewhere. On behalf of everyone who consented to participating in this project, I'd like to encourage you, the listener, to share this episode as widely as you're comfortably able to. One thing I heard repeated over and over was massive frustration at the reluctance of major media outlets to present queer voices in an unmediated fashion. This is a small show, so word of mouth is essential to the number of ears that we can eventually reach. Thanks, in advance, for that.

The interviews here are presented chronologically by recording date. I spoke with the following people for this episode, and where they've given permission, I've included their Twitter handles:

6. Sara Beth
7. Josh Rosenfield @J_Rosenfield
8. Linh @linhtropy
9. Sharra
10. Sheila @giddy1313

Given the fluidity of language surrounding sexual, gender, and ethnic identities, it can be hard to find current and comprehensive resources for inclusive language. Here are a few that I've found helpful, and I'm happy to add additional resources by recommendation:

GLAAD Media Reference Guide
Human Rights Campaign Glossary of Terms
Teaching Tolerance: A Gender Spectrum Glossary
Trans Student Educational Resources Definitions
Why We Say Latinx, via Latina magazine

This episode contains the following music:
"Tree Tops" by Ketsa, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
"Anamalie" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under CC BY 3.0
"Music for Funeral Home - Part 11" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under CC BY 3.0
"Trio for Piano, Cello, and Clarinet" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under CC BY 3.0
"Plaint" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under CC BY 3.0
"Brachen Cave" by Golden Grey, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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For a no-cost way of supporting the show, do all of your Amazon shopping from nototally.com/amazon. This will take you to Amazon's front page, and every purchase you make will send a few pennies our way. Thank you!

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Direct download: 49_Voices_6-10_-_No_Totally_123.mp3
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The first of a ten part series looking at the aftermath of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, solely through the voices of members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Following the shooting, I began seeing members of the community openly worrying on social media, understandably for their lives, but also about the packaging of the attack both by major news outlets and elected officials. It seemed like coverage of the shooting was overwhelmingly formatted as cisgender, heterosexual people talking about members of the queer and Latinx community rather than talking to them. After frustrating hours of fruitlessly searching for perspective from the actual communities affected, I remembered that, in this modern world, I didn't have to wait for any other outlet to have these conversations for me; I could do it myself.

As I started thinking about the project, something else became painfully obvious to me: I couldn't wrap my head around the weight of 49 lives lost. I heard about a news anchor reading all 49 names on air, and was surprised to hear that this simple act took seven minutes. That number, 49, by itself, can feel small. 49 cents, 49 seconds. I wanted to understand the enormity, the massive loss of life, by talking to 49 people who identify within the LGBTQIA+ community, to understand that weight.

The interviews here are presented chronologically by recording date. I spoke with the following people for this episode, and they've all given permission to include their Twitter handles:

1. Logan Kenny @LoganKenny1
2. Sal Mattos @salmattos
3. David Hart @pccasestudy
4. Nick @PorterPizzazz
5. Ming @weimingkam

Given the fluidity of language surrounding sexual, gender, and ethnic identities, it can be hard to find current and comprehensive resources for inclusive language. Here are a few that I've found helpful, and I'm happy to add additional resources by recommendation:

GLAAD Media Reference Guide
Human Rights Campaign Glossary of Terms
Teaching Tolerance: A Gender Spectrum Glossary
Trans Student Educational Resources Definitions
Why We Say Latinx, via Latina magazine

This episode contains the following music:
"Awaken the Wolf" by Golden Grey, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
"Fairytale Waltz" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under CC BY 3.0
"Light Thought var 1" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under CC BY 3.0
"On the Streets" by Daniel James Dolby, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
"Skyward" by Golden Grey, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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Direct download: 49_Voices_1-5_-_No_Totally_122.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

Shaun, returning guest Jon Tsuei and longtime friend but first-time guest Rebecca Theodore to talk Black and Asian representation via a classic of the early 2000s.

Jon Tsuei is the co-creator of RUNLOVEKILL, published by Image Comics. Follow him on Twitter: @jontsuei.

Rebecca Theodore is a writer who's written for Forbes, rogerebert.com, and Vulture, among many more. Follow her on Twitter: @FilmFatale_NYC.

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Brian and Shaun take a request to discuss a largely-forgotten Michael Keaton mob movie spoof.

As mentioned in the show, check out this Zero Hour! vs. Airplane! comparison video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO90hdkeKrs

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A few Saturdays back, without an episode to record, I tweeted an invitation for literally anyone to call in to see if we could fashion an episode on no notice and with no topic. Here's what happened.

My guests ended up being:
Matt Guringo, co-host of Guringo Fuck Yourself (@EmperorOTN)
Diego Crespo, writer for Audiences Everywhere and host on The Waffle Press (@deggowaffles)
Amir Talai, actor (@AmirTalai)
Andrew, person (@thetimepast)

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Brian and Shaun introduce themselves to the world of Jeff Nichols, starting with his second film.

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Shaun speaks to blogger and writer Monique Jones about finding one's self in a culture full of embedded racial expectations.

Visit Monique's blog: http://colorwebmag.com
Follow Monique on Twitter: @moniqueblognet

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