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Virginia Echeverria Whipple  

This week
Ugh, I love a short week but I also hate a short week, you know? On the podcast, we talk about obituaries, scam artists, and intergenerational friendships.

I'm reading
The corrosive, lonely privilege of Donald Trump, and the consequences for the earth. "A competent woman losing a job to an incompetent man is not an anomalous Election Day surprise; it is Tuesday in America." It's time to talk about white male terrorists, and the Homeland Security official who tried issued warnings about right-wing extremists. How to make a police shooting disappear. Growing up black amid Confederate monuments. The American tradition of disguising cowardice as bravery. Alexis Frank wants to be the youngest Congresswoman in U.S. history. How the U.S. government segregated housing. Why calling someone out isn't always toxic. "Business as usual" with the Army's first mixed-gender infantry squads. A visit to a family farm in the Philippines, and another view of Duterte. A Pakistani-American Mr. Leather. What one woman learned from gay men. The weird & wonderful Sophie Calle. I am fascinated by social-media-grown Gen Z celebrities. The Instagram obituaries of the Manchester victims. "Learn to code" is cold comfort for people on capitalism's losing end. "The investment community seems to object to being nice to employees." People were naturally skinnier in the '80s. White supremacists are reviving an ancient Nordic religion. Remembering Denis Johnson. In praise of June gloom and jacaranda trees.  Plus Salt Fat Acid Heat, which is such a delight and so much more than a cookbook.


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I’m looking & listening
Alice Coltrane soloing on the harp pairs well with NASA's "approaching the bubble nebula." The Nancy podcast. Teens in West Texas made a radio show. This documentary on the anti-choice movement looks terrifying. Staggering charts on homelessness in Los Angeles. Unfair & Ugly: a new show in development about a South Asian Muslim family in Orange County

GIFspiration
when the news gives an old-favorite GIF a sad new meaning.
 

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June 26, L.A.: In conversation with Roxane Gay!!
July 16, Philadelphia: CYG live show at Philly Podcast Fest
August 5, L.A.: I'm hosting a pitching workshop with Jade Chang—join us if you want to hone your ideas and up your game.
October 4, L.A.: Werk It podcast festival panel

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