Episode 79 – Rig Moroi

This episode features blogger Rig Moroi of facebook.com/criticalmassesthinking. Michael and Rig discussed audio engineering, photography, vintage sound equipment, Boards of Canada, music, our parents’ music, 56 KLZ, Country and Western, celebrity deaths of 2016, subverting masculinity, integrated schools, critical thinking, Magnet schools, dangerous neighborhoods, youthful defiance, drama productions, nerdiness, old computers, family game rules, movies, Marvel Cinematic Universe, horror movies, cinematic sexism, Hidden Figures, equality, Alien 3, Batman films, and standup comedy. 

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Critical Masses Thinking
WhoSampled

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Episode 73 – Bryan Belleza and Kelly Thayer

This episode is the return of Los Angeles AcroYoga performer Bryan Belleza along with his creative partner, Kelly Thayer. Bryan, Kelly, and Michael discuss AcroYoga, film projects, the creative process, creating on a budget, work vs. play, collaboration, passion projects, common vision, positivity, sexism in Acro, personal power, Kitty Brown, actualization, Filipino cuisine, food issues, portion control, nutrition, body aesthetics, food science, Alton Brown, exercise, water, sleep, hypoglycemia, and Feminism.

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AcroAnt on Instagram
Kelly Thayer on Facebook
Brian Belleza on Facebook
Ivithebatmanivi on Instagram
Play LA AcroYoga channel on YouTube
The Showdown
The Rising
The Goddess Cellebration 

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Episode 69 – Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na

This episode features filmmakers and actors, Rhonda May Karson and Zachary Na. We’ve all been friends at the clubs for many years, and Rhonda and Zach recently released a short film on YouTube called Comfort. Kitty and I sat down with Rhonda and Zach and chatted about California culture, growing up in Denver, nutrition, fitness, filmmaking, comics, Comfort, short films, rehab, spirituality vs. religion, Star Wars, spoiler culture, The Force Awakens, pooping at work, squat & toss, powerlifting, Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot, Entourage, white Hollywood, comic book movies, Whedonopolis, Deadpool, movies vs. comics, The Ultimates, chudder day, animal onesies, Hannibal Lecter, American Mary, Gone Girl, female protagonists, character flaws, character agency, Marvel 1602, The Knick, The 100, John Boyega, Daniel Craig, James Bond, Spectre, and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.

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Black Squid Media on Youtube
Comfort on YouTube
Whedonopolis 2016

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Kitty’s Back!

Kitty Brown is back! After a several month hiatus, Michael and Kitty talked about The X-Files, Twin Peaks, fitness, selfies, body dysmorphia, systemic sexism, Susan Sarandon, Beyonce, representation, Ghost Busters, The Jonah Keri Podcast, vulnerable action heroes, Mad Max: Fury Road, #OscarsSoWhite, intersectional feminism, compliments, mansplaining, Star Wars, nerd culture, The Big Bang Theory, TV, and movies.

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Kitty Brown Designs

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Episode 57 – Patrick Duncan

Our guest is LA filmmaker, actor, and writer, Patrick Duncan. Michael, Kitty, and Patrick discussed karaoke, live theatre, Patrick’s short film Jes and Lora, The Twilight Zone, Star Wars, David Lynch, screenwriting, Rod Serling, The Night Gallery, Sexism in Cinema, American Puritanism, Control, female writers, Follow the Money, Splice, May, female villains and protagonists, wielding privilege well, racism, institutional systemic sexism, Masters of Sex, sex ed, STDs, Planned Parenthood, domestic terrorism, Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Smith, and safe spaces.

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Patrick Duncan on Facebook
We Make Movies official site
WeMakeMoviez on Twitter
WeMakeMovies on Facebook
JesAndLora on Twitter
Jes and Lora on Facebook
Support Something2XP via Audible.com

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Episode 28 – Carl Beu

Kitty Brown joins again as co-host. We sat down with Disney animation background artist, Carl Beu, and discussed personal fitness, moving, wage slavery, Disney animation, labor unions, the future, humanism, Bioshock, Siri, robot-human marriage, bleak futuristic sci-fi, empathy, #TheDress, Leonard Nimoy, problematic perception in corporate culture, Purple Dog, misogyny in media culture, Net Neutrality, background animation, concept art, advice for new artists, Motor City, Goth and Industrial club culture and dating, mosh pits, and background art influences.

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Carl Beu’s Deviantart page
Carl Beu’s Tumblr
Kitty Brown’s website

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