Hey listeners, this episode we are taking a brief moment to talk about something that happened to us after we posted the last episode. We received a bunch of comments on our Facebook page from people who definitely had not listened to our show, yet felt they had to reach out to tell us how horribly wrong we are. We've gotten a few of these comments before, but nothing like the 70+ comments we received this past time. Because of this, we decided to use this moment to address what happened.
We responded as best we could, trying to make sure our facebook page was not overrun with trolls; however, some commenters did go way too far and were blocked and their comments deleted. Others we tried to combat with reason and/or sarcasm.
Trolls are not a new phenomenon, so we looked back at this Poynter article from 2013 to assess what exactly is going on. Some people just want to attack and walk away, some people look to argue and gaslight and others just want to insult and demean us as people. In every case though, the common thread was the people commenting on our post we not listeners and never would be (according to them).
Kelly's Jam of the Week: Evicted by Matthew Desmond
In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
Beth's Jam of the Week: Absentia (Amazon Prime)
Absentia (Amazon Prime) tells the story of FBI agent Emily Byrne who disappears without a trace while hunting one of Boston's most notorious serial killers, and she is declared dead in absentia. Six years later, she is found in a cabin in the woods, barely alive and with no memory of the years that she was missing. She returns home to learn that her husband has remarried and her son is being raised by the new wife, and she soon finds herself implicated in a new series of murders.
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