Linda and Reiaino have a discussion about the women’s protest going on in Iran right now.
The Grills have a Special Guest this week! Monica/Wickedkitten13, Podcaster, Sporadic Streamer, Cat Wrangler.
The Grills have a lovely discussion about the late great Nichelle Nichols; her career and accomplishments, and what an inspiration she was to so many.
Discussion Topic: Ms.Marvel (show) and The Partition Of India
- In Ms. Marvel they show footage of the riots breaking out and of Ghandi on tv-he fasted to protest the violence https://actionvillageindia.org.uk/unlocked/gandhis-fasts-the-cultural-context-of-fasting-and-in-particular-for-nonviolent-change/
- Kamal means perfection in Persian (thanks Baha’i school!)
Here’s some other informative viewing
It’s summer time, so of course we are going to talk about its main feature, the heat! This week alone millions of people in the US will be impacted by a large-scale heat advisory. The advisories are earlier this year due to climate change and happen when the heat index, which combines the heat and humidity to represent how it actually feels outside, reaches 110 degrees. The National Weather Service measures temperature in the shade, so if you’re in direct sunlight it will feel even hotter. The upswing in temperatures is also happening across the globe, reinforcing that climate change is real and impacting all of us, regardless of mapped borders.
Another thing that seems to impact humanity as a whole is the connection of violent crime and heat waves. Occasionally cited as the “heat hypothesis” We have reports going back as early as the 1890’s mapping the upswing in violent crime with the rising temperatures.
Earliest study Temperature and aggression: ubiquitous effects of heat on occurrence of human violence. | Semantic Scholar Published by C.Anderson on 1/7/89 Compared data from 1899-1987 showing offenses peaked in summer months and property crime was more common in winter.
The Guardian David Hambling notes in his report (Weatherwatch: a heatwave can lead to a crime wave | Extreme weather | The Guardian) that studies in Australia, South Korea and Finland have documented this as well.
As the heat rises “serotonergic transmission” which may increase impulsivity and general human activity level, However, to our knowledge, no causal neurobiological mechanisms have been proposed thus far.
Per the Interpersonal violence associated with hot weather – The Lancet Planetary Health there are two many theories to try and address this information. One, that as the temperature rises it causes discomfort, frustration, impulsivity and aggression making people lash out more. The second theory which suggest that change in temperature can alter routines, causing conflict.
Increased testosterone generated during heat?
This also seems more prevalent in older and lower income neighborhoods. Perhaps due to the lack of heat relief such as air conditioning High temperatures can lead to more violent crime, study finds (nypost.com)
Rey and Linda get caught up on their geeky goings on, and chat about Maya Angelou.
- The Grills have a chat with @jhammondc (Hammond Chamberlain) – Host of Beyond the Playlist and Soundography, Producer of Women Kick Ass and America’s Next Top Podcaster, and More!
- If you’re interested in our little “grilling” session where Hammond answers some rapid fire Q&A, check out our Patreon at patreon.com/grills
This is a difficult conversation about the content of the lawsuit brought against Activision/Blizzard, and their response so far.
It’s emotional, it’s potentially triggering, but it’s a discussion we feel we MUST still have (unfortunately) over and over again.
As promised, here are links to a lot of the content we referred to in our talk:
This is an episode we did in april of 2019. We talked a lot about how we thought the state of streaming and podcasting for women had gotten better…women getting seen as “real” gamers and becoming less objectified. Too bad the actual development industry didn’t keep up!
The Instance Episode with Jules Scott: https://www.frogpants.com/blog/the-instance-suplimental-scott-and-jules
“No Way Home” Merchandise by Scott Johnson/Frogpants: https://www.frogpants.com/store
- Hazelnuttygames: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCrP8CD2AO4
The Actual Lawsuit: YJw (aboutblaw.com)
Black Widow Movie-Spoiler Episode
You have been warned 😀