We’re here to bring you an extra special crossover episode in support of Marissa Alexa Lennox-Mccool. She is a podcaster, author, performer, speaker, and an LGBT rights and atheist activist. She co-founded the Trans Podcaster Visibility Network, she is the host of the podcasts The Inciting Incident and The Cis Are Getting Out of Hand, and she produces a few other shows and helps out numerous other podcasters in many ways, including being a rad guest.
She is the author of 6 books with a 7th coming soon, as well as several screenplays. She’s now about to go in and get a Science Vagina, and we wanted to show her some love from her community to perk up her spirits, and share her go fund me and her work to perk up her bank account. You can find links to her writing and more information on her website, Rismccool.com
Okay, so before we go on, here’s a plug for Rissy’s gofundme: Operation Science Vagina Recovery She’s gonna need as much help as we can provide to get through these lean times. We donated and it would be super helpful if you can donate too, or share the link.
In this episode, you’re going to hear a lot of gushing of love, support, and admiration for Marissa. This is being released simultaneously on several other podcast feeds. We wanted to get this out as widely as possible so we’ve partnered with other shows to get these audio messages together and out to the world. And it’s a surprise!
Content Note/Trigger Warning: We discuss sexual assault, emotional abuse, bullying, PTSD, and suicidal thoughts.
We figured we should probably talk frankly about our mental health and life challenges that led us to go on podcast hiatus. Deanna Joy discusses a lot of the things she has been through in recent years in detail, hence the CN/TW.
Here it is: Our first official announcement of our return to podcasting. This special crossover episode was one of the most fun we’ve ever done. I didn’t think we could alternately laugh so much and have serious conversation all in the same session. We’re eternally grateful to Amy with a Y and Ami with an I of The Secular Soup Podcast for doing this with us!
Way back in 2013-ish we had the good fortune of speaking with PZ Myers in our studio in Seattle. Even back then, we thought maybe we were being a little too cynical about the direction of the atheist movement but when we look back now, I feel like we were still so innocent. Such a great conversation.