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    Quantifying Podcast Diversity + Bonus Podcast Recs

    Recently there have been a couple of articles written about diversity in podcasting. Charley Locke wrote a piece on Wired drawing attention to the fact that the top podcasts suffer from the same problem public radio does, which is an overabundance of white men targeting an audience of white men. From the article: “As the medium of podcasts is on…

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    Accessibility 101 Recap

    Over the weekend I presented at Secular Women Work, and I was so psyched about my presentation that I wanted to share it with all of you as well. Accessibility. Most events kind of suck at it. While there is a law in place (the ADA) that requires reasonable accommodations for disabilities, many organizers don’t really know what that means…

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    The Highlander Rule of PoCs

    There’s been a long acknowledged rule when it comes to people of color (PoCs) being involved in things. “Things”? What kind of “things”? How about the boards of tech companies? Darold Cuba states in The Loud Fight Against Silicon Valley’s Quiet Racism that “Just three companies—Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce.com—have a black or Hispanic person on their boards.” Emphasis totally added, y’all. The Chemical…

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    ICYMI: November 24 – November 30 on the Skepchick Network

    Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 75: Physics and Biology! Living Together! In Space! Mindy explores what apparent weightlessness is and what happens to the human body in sustained weightlessness. Suspension of Disbelief: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire Olivia reviews the second installment of the Hungar Games franchise. Mad Art Lab Sagan Day 2013 Repost – We All Live on…

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    ICYMI: June 23 – June 29 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! Nice to see you! Here’s a big list of posts for you to read. Have fun! Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 54: Axis in Motion Mindy keeps on in her study of physics. The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming: The Shift of Control Self-help tripe internalizes external influences, which puts the blame for bad stuff exactly where it doesn’t…

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    Spineless: Threats to the World’s Invertebrates

    Hot off the press, a new report published by the Zoological Society of London, in cooperation with IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and Wildscreen.  You might recognize IUCN as the authors of the Red List, the definitive international list of species that are at risk of extinction. Why should you care about a bunch of squishy boneless animals?  …

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