Crazy thrilled to announce that tomorrow, August 26th — Women’s Equality Day — White House economist Betsey Stevenson will be taking over the blog for a Chartist in Residence Day.
We are handing Betsey that keys to the blog, and she will be discussing the importance of ensuring women earn a fair and equal wage, promoting the women’s economic agenda, and using terms I will have to Google.
Thank you to the awesome team over at the White House for helping bring this together. Tune in tomorrow and learn some stuff from probably the smartest person to ever post on this blog!
I’ve been secretly working on putting a podcast together for a little while. It’s called Reasonably Sound and next week I finally get to have people listen to it! It’s about sound and music and audio and the science, theory and culture surrounding those things. I’m very excited.
It’s been really fun to figure out how to podcast (the first episode is… rough) and to work with the folks who are distributing it (who I can’t name specifically yet because they’re making a big super secret deal about it).
Anyway, here’s some info, if you’re interested. Which I hope you are. If you want the direct line for Reasonably Sound info, you should follow the show account on Instagram: reasonablysnd.
This is going to be your new favorite podcast.
Crown her with many crowns. The ILC fifth and only birthday party is so on brand right now!
“Tell me the best fantasy lands aren’t deep, deep conversations. The one you had when everyone else was asleep at a slumber party when you were nine years old on the basement floor covered by a green outdoor rug next to her brother’s barbell stand. Or the one you had on the bus with that boy when you were fourteen who said girls didn’t go out with him because he had a paunch and didn’t play football. And you admitted a few things about yourself that didn’t sound good. Or the one that kept you in the dining hall so you missed all your afternoon classes in college. Or the one that led you to elope. Or the one last week when you talked about how you felt about failing and failing again until one of the children came running in because you’d forgotten dinner. Tell me, aren’t the best fantasies where you have those conversations you don’t want to leave, like an island, ancient volcano, surrounded by jeweled waters, warm in the sunlight, icy in the shadow of its caves—a place you remember best for being rare, for being far in the middle of the sea, uninhabitable, or unbearably too inhabitable, left before we ruined it.”
– Jimin Han, in The Rumpus Readers Report: Fantasy Land. (via therumpus)
BREAKING: DISNEYLAND NO LONGER HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH
I could watch this all day.