April 28th, 2023 | 2 hrs 44 mins
caitlyn doughty, death, death positive movement, death positivity, the order of the good death
Jala is joined by Desirée and Cameron to discuss the death positive movement, The Order of the Good Death, and that one time Cameron faceplanted directly into the chest cavity of an embalmed corpse.
April 14th, 2023 | 2 hrs 21 mins
bollywood, hrithik roshan, krrish, movie, sci-fi, superhero
Jala is joined by Dave (Monster Dear Monster) and Nick (TripleSMoon) to discuss Krrish (2006) and Krrish 3 (2013), the second and third movies of the superhero Bollywood series.
March 31st, 2023 | 2 hrs 44 mins
gender, gender identity, health, identity, sex, sexuality, wellness
Jala is joined by Zombi and Marcus to talk about the psychology of sexuality, the myriad ways it manifests (intimate and creative) and how these correlate to identity. This is a follow-up to episode 21 on attraction and identity.
March 24th, 2023 | 2 hrs 50 mins
Jala is joined by Briar to discuss ALOK's activism for gender-nonconforming and trans bodies as well as work to combat what they call "the international crisis of loneliness." They also discuss ALOK's books of poetry, Femme in Public and Your Wound/My Garden.
March 3rd, 2023 | 1 hr 50 mins
accessibility, disability, universal design
Jala is joined by two new guests, Andy and Suzie, to discuss accessibility needs, challenges disabled people face, and universal design and its benefits.
February 17th, 2023 | 1 hr 44 mins
cartoons, comic strips, comics, detective fiction, noir, novel, prose, roger rabbit, toons, toontown
Jala is joined by returning guests Adelaide and Raúl to discuss Gary K. Wolf's 1981 novel Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, upon which the later Who Framed Roger Rabbit movie was based.
February 11th, 2023 | 2 hrs 1 sec
attraction, identity, sexuality
Jala is joined by Zombi and Marcus to talk about types of attraction and how these correlate to identity.
January 20th, 2023 | 1 hr 30 mins
action, indian cinema, kollywood, movie, neo-noir, noir, thriller, vikram vedha
Jala is joined by Dave and Raúl to discuss the 2017 neo-noir action thriller, Vikram Vedha. This movie is one of Jala and Dave's all-time favorite movies for its masterfully intricate story, striking cinematography, and captivating performances. WATCH THIS MOVIE!
January 6th, 2023 | 1 hr 54 mins
culture, family, family tree, heredity, heritage
Jala is joined by Raúl and Simón in discussing ways we learned our heritage and how we pass it down to the next generation, or share it with others.
December 23rd, 2022 | 1 hr 16 mins
agatha christie, book, detective fiction, hercule poirot, movie, murder on the orient express, tv
Jala is joined by Will Hughes (The A.V. Club, Everything to Guppy) to discuss Murder on the Orient Express and Hercule Poirot as an enduring fictional detective.
December 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 54 mins
ableism, belonging, d&i, dei, deib, disability, diversity, equity, inclusion
Jala is joined by Lance to discuss what disability is, how to talk about it, and ways to reduce your own personal ableism. Lance also tells his own personal journey before and after becoming disabled.
November 26th, 2022 | 2 hrs 10 mins
card game, deck of wonders, game, game developer, game development
Jala is joined by Dennis Furia of Furia Games to discuss his card game, Deck of Wonders.
November 11th, 2022 | 2 hrs 27 mins
children of immigrants, culture, first generation americans, heritage, immigrants, immigration
Jala is joined by Antonio and Raúl to explore their experiences as the children of immigrants to the United States. They discuss childhood, fitting in (or, more appropriately, NOT fitting in), not being "enough," the struggle to remain connected to their parents' cultures, and more.
October 28th, 2022 | 1 hr 41 mins
book, books, gaston leroux, horror, phantom, phantom of the opera, prose, romance, susan kay
Jala is joined by Alex and Slade to discuss both Gaston Leroux's classic 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera as well as Phantom by Susan Kay, a novel exploring Erik's past before he dominated the Paris Opera.
October 14th, 2022 | 1 hr 52 mins
gender, gender binary, gender identity, masculinity, performance of identity, performative identity
Jala is joined by Zombi to talk about how gender identity affects everyone and why it is significant, as well as discussing how we engage with masculinity. NOTE: Briar was supposed to be on this episode but due to technical difficulties, they wrote a blog post instead. Be sure to check it out!
September 30th, 2022 | 2 hrs 5 mins
bollywood, hrithik roshan, koi...mil gaya, krrish, movie, sci-fi
Jala is joined by Dave (Monster Dear Monster) and Nick to discuss the 2003 Bollywood action/drama/romance/sci-fi movie Koi...Mil Gaya (I've Found Someone).