Season 2E5: Conspiracy Theories and the Believers Who Walk Among Us

The Peas are talking about conspiracy theories. Come on our journey of skepticism and cynicism. Mystery and romance. Fake News and Alternative Facts! Have you ever wondered how a conspiracy theory develops? Do you question if we are actually living in a computer simulation? Is alien life landing in New Jersey?! Well, listen to the Peas discuss some of these topics and decide for yourself what to believe. Don’t worry, we are judging you.

Links:

Are we living in a computer simulation? I don’t know. Probably.

WHAT IS SIMULATION THEORY AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

We Are Probably Living in a Simulation, Here’s What You Need to Know About Simulation Theory

People Drawn to Conspiracy Theories Share a Cluster of Psychological Features

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories: Why Do People Believe Them?

How to talk to conspiracy theorists—and still be kind

The Tragic Full Story Behind The Death Of Marilyn Monroe

Mystery Still Lingers On Marilyn Monroe

Natalie Wood’s Fatal Voyage

True story behind Marilyn Monroe ‘helping’ Ella Fitzgerald land gig that’s gone viral

Stevie Wonder Is Not Blind: The Truthers’ Case

“Give It Up” – Franz Kafka

Season 2E4: Disney’s Africa: Black Is King, Black Panther, and Keepin’ It Two Virgils with Special Guest Gwladys

It’s already time to start welcoming guests into our mess! This season’s first guest is Gwladys. The topic for this episode focuses on Blackness and Black culture through the African Diaspora – but of course through the lense of Disney. The Peas and Gwladys give some hot takes, ideas on the diaspora, and question whether or not Black people can culturally appropriate one another. Hope you all enjoy this episode as much as we did making it… also, please pray for our podcast. Beyonce might get us for copyright infringement or the Beyhive might not like our critique!

Meet Gwladys

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Gwladys is always engaging in conversations related to Africa and the African diaspora as a whole. She’s from Togo (which is a small country in West Africa right next to Ghana) but grew up in New Jersey. She personally identifies as African-American. Gwladys only has fake twitters and instas.

Music:

beyoncé & jay z & childish gambino – mood 4 eva (slowed + reverb) – Late Night Drives

Links:

Beyoncé Called a Young Fan Who Was in Tears After Watching Black Is King

Beyoncé fans plumb the many facets of ‘Black Is King,’ from ‘Momyoncé’ to dark skin

Why We Must Be Careful When Watching Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’

Beyoncé released a video celebrating ‘African tradition.’ Then came the backlash.

‘Black Panther’ offers a regressive, neocolonial vision of Africa

“Black Is King” References Various African Traditions Through Fashion

Season 2E3: The Death of Celebrity

The trio is back together and talking about everything from how we prioritize celebrity to what happens when we “cancel” them. The Peas discuss Swans and Love, LeBron James to Doja KKKAt, and Disrupt Theatre Company’s own local celeb, Star! How do you view celebrity and do you agree with the Peas that it’s changing?

Music:

iMarkkeyz x DJ Suede The Remix God – Lose Yo Job

Links:

The Swan as a Metaphor for Love

In 2019, Let’s Have a Less Toxic “Stan” Culture

Stop Celebrating Stan Culture: It’s Toxic

How Cancel Culture Quickly Became One of the Busiest and Most Controversial Words on the Internet

Cancel Culture is Not Real – At Least Not the Way People Think

Season 2E2: The Death of Celebrity

This week, Daphnee and Jamir are discussing the ways mental illness impacts black men and black women. Star is preparing for Disrupt Theatre’s inaugural show, if you’re wondering where she is! So, sit back and listen to two Aquarians grapple with toxicity (even their own) and mental health between genders and generations.

Links:

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Toxic, Homophobic Men More Likely to Have Mental Health Issues, Study Finds

10 Things to End Toxic Masculinity

How to Fight Toxic Masculinity

Disrupt Theatre Company

BLACK BUSINESS TO SUPPORT:

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