Alexandra brings the case against her mother, Dale. Whenever Dale travels, she likes to adopt the local accent in conversation with those around her. Alexandra is embarrassed every time she does this and wishes she would stop. Who's right? Who's wrong?
If you want to listen to the Dick Van Dyke interview on Bullseye that was referenced in this episode, you can find it here.
Here's a comprehensive list of Alexandra's Googlings:
A) “I urge you all never to mimic another person’s accent without permission, and here is why […] I understand that for many people I’ve met, mimicking my accent is not something that is done out of spite. Most would assure me the reason they do it is because they like it, and I too am guilty of copying an accent out of admiration. However, when someone tries to impersonate me, two things happen: They do an awful job at it, and I instantly feel like a joke.”
-Excerpt from the article “Don’t Do A British Accent” by Gena-Mour Barrett
B) "My favourite (sarcasm) are the people who think because I am white and British it is acceptable to imitate my accent when having a conversation. Now if I were Indian would they do the same? I think not. Just like the author said. We are not here to amuse and entertain you."
-From this webpage (comments section)
C) "What is cultural appropriation? Cultural appropriation is the adoption or theft of icons, rituals, aesthetic standards, and behavior from one culture or subculture by another. It generally is applied when the subject culture is a minority culture or somehow subordinate in social, political, economic, or military status to the appropriating culture."
-From this webpage
D) "Just because it doesn’t affect you personally doesn’t mean it’s not oppressive."
-From this webpage
E) “The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.”
Submitted by Dale:
Statement #1, from Dale’s friend Sarah (interview between Dale and Sarah).
Statement #2, from Dale’s younger daughter, Olivia.
Statement #3, from Dale’s friend, Marie, a Franco-American.
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Where to begin? This episode of The Bachelor was an absolute barn burner -- we had competition, heartbreak, and more cringeworthy interactions than we ever dreamed one two-hour television episode could contain. Hold onto your butts, and also someone else's butt, because that's the order of the day, folks.
Last week, we kinda threw our hat over the fence vis-a-vis zagging on y’all. This week, we’re trying to adhere to this new philosophy with an episode chock-full of surprises and twists and turns and … uh … shocking … revelations?
Suggested talking points: Zag Update, Fushigi Update, Robe Rules, Gary Spangler, Volvo Comms, Good Mugshots, 50 First Fake Dates
Comedian Nicole Passmore returns to talk karaoke songs, baby sizes, and pies in faces.
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New MaxFun Senior Producer Laura Swisher joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jordan's new resolution, Jesse's difficulty getting Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther comic book, and the new slogan for 2017.
Biz and Theresa revisit their resolutions from last year and are reminded that resolutions are bullshit! Seriously. Let's resolve to talk about cake or anything else next year. Plus, Biz recovers from the holidays, Theresa reminds us of her favorite gift, and we talk to Professor of Cognitive Sciences Barbara Sarnecka about her fascinating recent study on how moral judgments affect the way we perceive risk.
Barbara Sarnecka: http://www.cogsci.uci.edu/cogdev/Sarnecka/
No Child Left Alone: Moral Judgments about Parents Affect Estimates of Risk to Children: http://www.collabra.org/articles/10.1525/collabra.58/
The NPR interview: http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/08/22/490847797/why-do-we-judge-pa...
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This week Bryan explains how Mamma Mia is the modern day Cats, while Erin shares about her eventful New Years Eve with a bunch of dead rats. Also, Religious TV Show host Gordon James Klingenschmitt recently defended a stationary store that was discriminating against gay people, and The New York Times published an article about tech companies recruiting women candidates for positions of power to help enact change. Happy New Year!
Caution: There are unbleeped swear words that happen during the musical portions of this episode. If you are listening with kids, keep that in mind.
"Shut Your Drawer Hole" and "The Most Important Trial of the Day," taped in front of a live audience at one of two shows recorded at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY on September 19, 2016 during the Tour of Live Justice! Plus, Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn catch up with Jenny and Erin from Episode 186: The Commune-ish Manifesto and songs from PitchBlak Brass Band!
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It’s finally 2017, Rocketeers! Guy, Wynter, and Karen sit down to discuss their new year resolutions for pop culture. Should we be watching less Housewives and more musicals? Who is reupping their subscription to THR this year? What kind of books should we try to read this year? Plus, the gang remember George Michael, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds.
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AW HELL YEAH. It's a new season of The Bachelor, and to celebrate, we've joined forces with the Maximum Fun network. Welcome to our new listeners! Just a heads up: We don't usually talk about the elemental composition of vaginas as much as we do in this one. It's a very special occasion.