251 — Worst Doubloon Ever — assumption, communication and autonomy with JV Hampton-VanSant

If I describe an episode as being about nuanced understanding of fellow humans, you probably wouldn’t assume that it is nearly as fun as it is. Or as scandalous.

Guest: JV Hampton-VanSant, Crime in Color and Wannabe Film Buffs

 

Disclaimer: Kamijace

Promo: Freedom Speaks

 

Artwork: Derek Graziano, Rolling Misadventures

Facebook group: The Asylum

 

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), BetterHelp online therapy at trybetterhelp.com/IWB

 

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Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

250 — The Sweatpants of Disinterest — sex, consent and addiction — with Harper

What better way to celebrate 250 episodes than with a forthright talk about sex, consent, addiction… and blueberry yogurt?

Guest: Harper Jean (The City Within the Walls, We Be Pirates, so many others…)

 

Disclaimer: Derek, Rolling Misadventures and LifeWorld

Promo: Malice podcast

 

Artwork: DarkWolf Creative

Facebook group: The Asylum

 

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), BetterHelp online therapy at trybetterhelp.com/IWB

 

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Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

249 — Escapism and Politicism — representation in gaming — with Kamijace from The Weekly Cooldown

Games aren’t just a waste of time. And the messages they send aren’t just about fun.

Guest: Kamijace, The Weekly Cooldown

 

Disclaimer: Grahame, The Role Less Taken

Promo: Those Guys Over There

 

Artwork: Erin Schwartz

Facebook group: The Asylum

 

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), BetterHelp online therapy at trybetterhelp.com/IWB

 

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Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

248 — Judgey McJudgeypants — adoption

Parenthood is a challenge under normal circumstances… whatever those are. And there’s an extra layer when adoption is part of the picture.

Guest: Nubia

 

Disclaimer: Courtland, Up All Night podcast

Promo: Mission Rejected

 

Artwork: Minna, True Crime Finland

Facebook group: The Asylum

 

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), BetterHelp online therapy at trybetterhelp.com/IWB

 

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Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

247 — A Lot of Free Time — addiction and sobriety — with Reed Messerschmidt

I consider it a personal victory when an episode about addiction and recovery can also include phrases such as “Bigfoot porn” and “potted plant.”

Guest: Reid Messerschmidt, Irrationally Exuberant podcast

 

Disclaimer: Burt Boone, Hayseed Junction

Promo: Listen, Rinse, Repeat

 

Artwork: Reid Messerschmidt

Facebook group: The Asylum

 

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), BetterHelp online therapy at trybetterhelp.com/IWB

 

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Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

246 — Fear of Darkness — anxiety and creativity — with David from Me My Demon and I

This was recorded just before COVID-19 was formally called a pandemic, but you can hear it creeping in at the edges of the conversation. And you can hear how we cope.

 

Guest: David, Me, My Demon and I

 

Disclaimer: Nikki, Top of the Round

Promo: Sticks Shift

 

Artwork: Asylum 94 Productions

Facebook group: The Asylum

 

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), BetterHelp online therapy at trybetterhelp.com/IWB

 

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Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

244 — A Wall to Throw the Tennis Ball at — with Phil Rood

This is where you can find the overlap between Facebook, prison, marriage and friendship…

Guest: Phil Rood

 

Disclaimer: Jo, Dice Shame

Promo: Palimpsest

 

Artwork: Phil Rood

Facebook group: The Asylum

 

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), BetterHelp online therapy at trybetterhelp.com/IWB

 

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Music: DFA by OnlyMeith