It can be hard to talk to women. What if you say something dumb? What if you say something that makes sense in your head, but doesn’t come out quite right? What if the woman already has a boyfriend? Any number of things could go wrong in talking to women! This creates deep anxiety in some guys, be they a six-year-old during recess nurturing his first crush, or a thrice-married, Hostess Cake frosting-coiffed presumptive nominee for the GOP ticket.
“If [Clinton] didn’t play the women’s card, she would have no chance, I mean zero, of winning,” Trump said. “She’s playing the women’s card. She’s going [sarcastically] ‘Did you hear that Donald Trump raised his voice while speaking to a woman?’ Oh, I’m sorry!’. I mean. All of the men, we’re petrified to speak to women anymore. We may raise our voice. You know what? The women get it better than we do, folks. They get it better than we do. If she didn’t play that card, she has nothing.”
These were Donald Trump’s words at a rally in Spokane, Washington, and they require some delicate parsing. So “petrified” is Mr. Trump that it seems his thoughts have gotten all jumbled in his head. If we read him right, he’s saying men are scared to speak to women because they, the men, might start yelling.
Then it gets a little tougher. He’s either saying “the women get it better than we do”—as in, the lives of women are better than the lives of men, since people yell at men but nobody ever yells at women. Or he’s saying women “get it” better than men—as in, women understand what he’s talking about. If that’s true, women, feel free to reach out on Twitter and explain what he’s talking about.
In any case, let this be encouraging news for your day. If you’re scared of talking to girls, you are not alone; all men feel fear. But the important thing is what you do with that fear, and that you recognize that saying nonsense means you are not equipped for the highest office in the country.
Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.
Aharon Rabinowitz is the head of marketing for Red Giant based in New York City. During our conversation, we discussed the importance of work life balance, his start as a production intern at Sesame Street and why artist’s feel personally offended when you reject their work.
United gets their cheap on, fake news, and Trump hired who?
Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.
If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.
To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit MPJmusic.com.
Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.
Special Election Edition, President Trump to legalized weed and everything in between.
This week we reflect on the election and discuss our strategies for staying sane.
Luca and Ilenia are the founders of Illo, a studio based in Turin, Italy. During our conversation, we discussed their self-driving video bot named Algo, how Illo was formed and how they’ve crafted a unique office culture.
This week we discuss Beyonce’s night at the CMAs, last minute election plans and how SNL might save us all.
We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.