Episode 47: Tokens of the Apocalypse

Corinna surprises Nina with a spontaneous “Fresh Air”-style interview about Apocalypse Animated, her just-completed animated eBook project. They discuss hairy Semites, the Whore of Babylon, vaginal symbolism of the New Jerusalem, depicting fire, tesseracts, a cute Lamb, galloping horses, and Corinna’s new career as an activist. Corinna has now testified twice in favor of Indiana House Bill 1041, which seeks to prohibit boys from girls’ school athletics teams. Does Corinna’s voice carry more authority as a transsexual? Unfortunately yes, because even though we all know tokenism is unfair and wrong, it is the coin of the identity politics realm.

Indiana House Bill 1041: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2022/bills/house/1041

Corinna’s first testimony: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CZDobmmiNlg

Apocalypse Animated: https://apocalypseanimated.com/

Muybridge horse quilt: https://blog.ninapaley.com/2015/04/29/horse-quiltimation/

Theo’s Entrepreneurial Research & Fabrication Space: https://www.palegraylabs.com/

NO TERFS: https://spinster.xyz/@ninapaley/posts/AGR6XS3UEkgHtJ2VbE

Episode 46: True Faith with Aaron Rabinowitz

Aaron Rabinowitz identifies as an atheist, skeptic, and philosopher. He’s also a faithful trans ally, and considers the adjective “religious” an insult. Acutely aware of his cisheteronormative privilege, he willingly sacrifices himself on the altar of Heterodorx because “my humanity is not being questioned in this particular debate.” The resultant conversation is even more fascinating than it is long (1:46, our longest yet!). Listen closely and you just might have a religious experience.

Embrace the Void podcast: https://voidpod.com/podcasts

Philosophers in Space podcast: https://0gphilosophy.libsyn.com/

Aaron Rabinowitz at The Skeptic: https://www.skeptic.org.uk/author/aaronrabinowitz/

I Enjoy Being a Girl: https://youtu.be/iEW_nXwWvd4

Episode 45: Cancel Klatch with Razib Khan

Razib Khan is a Bangladeshi-American writer in population genetics and consumer genomics (wikipedia). He identifies as a Coconut, and is a repeat member of Club Cancel, getting denounced by friends and associates approximately every 6 months. He and the Dorx start the episode by erasing as many ethnicities, religions, and genders as they can. Then Khan recounts the sorry tale of Scientific American (a science fiction magazine) and late great biologist E.O. Wilson. Our smart and funny guest is all bravado and self-confidence until Nina asks him to define “woman,” the question that brings even the toughest intellectuals to their knees.


Setting the record straight: open letter on E.O. Wilson’s legacy: https://razib.substack.com/p/setting-the-record-straight-open