49 - Second Place Confederate Trophy Cases and the Racialization of American Life, with Moxie la Mouth from Your Brain on Facts

Released Monday, 15th June 2020
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Welcome to Episode 49 of Nooks and Crannies!

Second Place Confederate Trophy Cases and the Racialization of American Life with Moxie la Mouth, from Your Brain on Facts


What you are aboot to hear is the middlish section of Matt’s chat with Moxie. We take a sudden and unexpected “Left Hand Turn” (take a swig) and start talking US politics!!

**We were recording this 2 weeks after the death of George Floyd and suffice to say, the situation changed by the time you are hearing this.**


Welcome Folks, our guest this time *and newest signee of the incredibly binding yet woefully under-compensated Nooks and Crannies pod-contract, Moxie Labouche from Your Brain on Facts (http://yourbrainonfacts.com/); the most trivial in all the best ways, podcast out there.

N&C Bonus Points if you listen to Matty’s pre-record on the Chinampas of Mexico!


TOPICS: Hold onto your ears, buds, there are a lot (see below for all the links)

- Confederate Statues in Richmond VA, their Monumental status and symbolic meanings A’La C. Geertz actually *Meaningless Bonus Points for knowing who that is..I’m such a dork folks ;-)

- How symbolic meanings morph over time meaning different things to “different people” and Idol Worship (biblical-style)

- Stigmatized and Underrepresentation within a marginalized community *Trans-People of Colour, 3rd mention on the pod…Please Support The Okra Project:


- A helpful way to give back to the community by being a Social Media, Ignoramus Honky Re-Education Specialist! Followed by a whole host of Youtube video’s (below) which will help the entire White Community with nuanced first-hand, experientially based, information about Black Culture and the politics that define.

- Random learning moment about the “Creoleization” of African American names followed by a nuanced discussion about White Privilege and a really honest moment from Moxie. I respect that you shared that, well done new Buddy!

- We then do a rather deep dive into the “Pop Cultural” representations of African American’s in film and TV, and how this actively perpetuates Racial Tropes that are particular to the American Context and Experience.

- All in the Family (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_in_the_Family) – Best show ever and Blazing Saddle’s (1974) are both discussed, asking: could/should these be made now?

- Weirdly “The Jews” come up momentarily, as do the Mennonites and Amish, then the liminality of race and ethnicity and Whoopi Goldberg!

- Moxie is my new favorite :-)


A Redonkulous Amount of Links

Your Brain on Facts (pod): http://yourbrainonfacts.com/

(Her Brand New Book that I am about to Buy after I hit upload!):

Your Brain on Facts: Things You Didn't Know, Things You Thought You Knew, and Things You Never Knew You Never Knew. Moxie Labouche (Author)  Emily Prokop (Foreword)


The Okra Project: https://www.theokraproject.com

Say it Loud (PBS): https://www.pbs.org/show/say-it-loud/

LeVar Burton: This is my Story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsGlBNDf64c

The Talk (by P&G): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovY6yjTe1LE

The Ringer (pod) with CC Sabathia: https://www.theringer.com/the-bill-simmons-podcast…

Reefer Madness (1936): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhQlcMHhF3w  

The Sewers of Paris w/Matt Baume (pod): http://www.mattbaume.com/sewers-shownotes

Whoopi Goldberg explains old cartoons, Tom and Jerry in this one: 



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