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Swimming With A Champagne Shark

Posted on February 21, 2018

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On this show, Brett talked to T (@RickyRawls) from the Champagne Sharks podcast about

// Consumerism As Activism // Unlocking The HuffPo Code // Bridging The Empathy Gap // Genesis Of Champagne Sharks // Black Politics // Monoculture // Get Fired Friday // Relationship Advice // Son Cubano Music // Iggy Pop //

Opening Song – A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight

End Song – Iggy Pop & James Williamson – Beyond The Law

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Weird Dad Boss

Posted on February 11, 2018
My name is Unreal and I’m a listener in St. Louis. I’m writing to tell you a story about a breed of small business tyrant you guys don’t talk about much on air, but I feel like you’d appreciate. That’s right, I’m talking about Weird Dad Boss.

Have you ever been to one of those stores that seems like it’s family-run but the people who work there can’t possibly be related? For some reason I’ve temped at a number of these places, but the place where I currently work takes the cake. When people come into the store ask if we’re a family, we’re *supposed* to say yes. Weird Dad Boss often gives customers a fake name, so we’re supposed to say that we’re [fake name’s] son/daughter/grandson/daughter. The owner / patriarch is your classic small business owner who pays his employees minimum wage but thinks of himself as a nice guy. I should have been tipped off that things were going to get weird when I asked someone if we had to clock out for lunch, and she said yes but that we couldn’t actually leave for lunch because Weird Dad Boss likes to cook for everyone. Seems nice, right? Well…

Weird Dad Boss has a dog that he brings to work that sits in the store most of the day. When we’re at work the dog is all of ours, which means I sometimes have to walk and feed it. No big deal, right? One day early on I went to the mini-kitchen in the back of the store and noticed that there was a large quantity of chicken boiling in water on the stove. I asked what it was for and Weird Dad Boss said that buying chicken was cheaper than dog food. When I went back to the kitchen later I saw that one of the other employees was eating the chicken, which I pointed out was for the dog. He laughed and asked what the difference was anyway. I guess he’s right, but I would rather bring my own lunch than eat dog chicken. When I asked if I could do that I was told it would really hurt Weird Dad Boss’ feelings.

A few weeks later Weird Dad Boss asked me what I was. As an off-white person in the Midwest I get this all the time and it doesn’t really bother me. Once he found out I was part Japanese he began making increasingly questionable comments– once telling an Asian-American customer that she and I were “probably cousins.” The strangest thing to happen so far took place shortly after. I came in to work one day and found a large (2 x 3 ft) framed print of a Japanese woman behind my chair. Sometimes Weird Dad Boss rotates the artwork that hangs in the store so I didn’t think much of it. When Weird Dad Boss came in he kept asking me leading questions about how nice the painting was. Finally he admitted that he’d gotten the painting at a garage sale *for me* because he thought the woman looked like me, and he hoped that I would hang it up on my wall. I refused and he continued to insist that I take it. When I told him that I found it a little bit racist he backed off, but hung the painting right where I can see it, where it hangs to this day.

Then he announced we were having something I would like for lunch: “Chinese food.” I got excited because I actually like Chinese food, but it turned out to be the same boiled chicken with soy sauce on it.

Anyway, those are my stories! You guys get me through the day.

Wrestlesplania ft. Rachel Millman

Posted on February 7, 2018

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On this bonus show Bryan talked to Rachel Millman about life and wrestling

// Segregated City // Taking Down The Country In The Wrong Way // Internalized Misogyny // Bank Account Gymnastics // Middle Child Syndrome // All Or Nothing Proclamations // Being Cranky // Worst Jobs // Teens Shouldn’t Work // “Worked” // Wrestlesplania //

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Closing Song –

Andre The Giants Theme Song From NJPW

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Press Release From The Black Pride 4

Posted on January 31, 2018

The following is a press release we received from representatives for The Black Pride 4

“For immediate release

#BLACKPRIDE4 TO GO TO TRIAL ON FEBRUARY 5th

AFTER NON-VIOLENT PROTEST

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, several Black queer and trans people gathered with their allies at the “Columbus Pride Festival” in Columbus, Ohio, with the intent of silently blocking the parade for seven minutes. This action was planned with the intent to protest the acquittal of Jeronimo Yañez, the Minnesota police officer who killed Philando Castile in 2016, as well as to shed light on the lack of safe spaces for Black and brown people in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Though the protestors’ method was a silent, non-violent demonstration, less than two minutes after the roadblock had been initiated the Columbus Police Department assaulted protesters with mace, bicycles, and brute force. Four Black protesters, now known as the #BlackPride4, were targeted and arrested: Wriply Bennet, Deandre Miles, Ashley Braxton, and Kendall Denton. Three of the four individuals (Bennet, Braxton, and Denton) face misdemeanor charges. Deandre Miles faces a heinous charge of aggravated robbery, a felony of the first degree.

On Monday, February 5th, after months of community outrage, the #BlackPride4 start trial for these manufactured charges. We call for community members to join us in supporting the #BP4 by rallying outside the Franklin County Courthouse on 2/5. After the rally, we will join the #BP4 inside the courthouse to kick off weeklong court support efforts.

We also call on members of the Columbus and greater Ohio community members to show up and pack the court for the #BP4 each day that they are in trial. More details on the rally and court support can be found here.

“Though it is considered a hub for the LGBTQ community, Columbus’s people of color face discrimination and inequality. Police violence is rampant, according to a report earlier this year: Since 2013, the Columbus Division of Police has killed 28 people, 21 of whom were black, and over two dozen lawsuits are currently filed against the department, many claiming civil rights violations.” –– Teen Vogue

“During the demonstration, the protesters linked arms and stepped into the street. Video footage then shows Columbus Police officers using mace on protesters, pushing them back with their bikes and tackling them to the ground.” –– Columbus Alive

Black Queer and Trans Protesters Arrested at Ohio Pride Parade

Four black LGBTQIA people were arrested at an Ohio Pride parade after staging a protest.Correction: This event happened June 17, not July 17 as stated in the video. Sorry for the mix-up!

Posted by AJ+ on Friday, June 23, 2017

#BP4 #FREEDEANDRE

STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT

“Stonewall Uprising was a protest against police brutality targeting queer youth and trans women. I honor the legacy and work of Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera who sparked a fight against police brutality […] I stand in support of the #BlackPride4 and demand all charges be dropped immediately.” –– Jennicet Gutierrez, La Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

“Today we demand justice for the #BlackPride4 who were rammed with police bikes, maced, and shoved to the ground within the first two minutes of exercising their First Amendment rights. They too believe in a Pride that honors the struggle against racism, queerphobia, and transphobia, and were arrested with bogus charges of misdemeanors ranging from resisting arrest to disorderly conduct.” –– Hoods4Justice

“We vehemently advocate for the demands of the #BlackPride4, and, consistent with the DISCO Graduate Caucus goals, full justice for individuals at the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, nation, class, and ability. The violence and racism experienced by #BlackPride4 is part of the systemic oppression that the DISCO Graduate Caucus works to identify, critique, and resist both on and off Ohio State University’s campus.” –– DISCO Graduate Caucus

“We are devastated and appalled by the video of Columbus Police assaulting these non-violent protesters. Wriply, Ashley, Kendall, and Deandre went to the Pride parade to raise their voices to the Columbus LGBTQ community, and were met with the same violence and anti-Blackness that killed Charleena Lyles, Raelynn Thomas, Brittany Nicole Kidd-Stergis, Tamir Rice, and so many other names that we have been chanting in the streets. The actions taken by police during Columbus Pride are further evidence that police forces have no incentive or ability to keep our communities safe — especially queer and trans people of color.” –– GetEqual.

WITH FURTHER SUPPORT FROM

2017 Stonewall Columbus Pride Planning Committee Members

Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Org

Central Ohio Street Medic Collective

Columbus Bi Local

Equality Ohio

Jewish Voices for Peace Central Ohio

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Lori Gum (Stonewall Columbus’ former Program and Pride Coordinator)

No Justice No Pride

Trans Liberation Collective

TGI Justice Project

Chicago Black Trans and Gender Nonconforming Collective

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

TransOhio

http://www.columbusalive.com/entertainment/20170628/community-feature-black-pride-4-inspire-community-to-examine-pride-protest-and-police-response”

You’re Our Valentine

Posted on January 31, 2018

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I should probably get this to all y’all at a regular time each month…but as the most reluctant business owner between the ice walls that means I’d have to do more work. Last day of the month still counts! We had to do the Love issue in January so that people receiving the physical zine could hand them out too. They are going to be here tomorrow. Expect them in your mailbox next week. Enjoy and hand out those valentines to all the cool people you know.

Peace,

Brett

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What A Time To Lie, Cheat, and Steal ft. Kath Barbadoro

Posted on January 29, 2018

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On this episode Bryan called up our buddy Kath Barbadoro to do a bonus show! They talked about

// Cool Parents Are Bad Parents // Cater To Your Audience // Local Media // Organic Comedy // Wrestlesplania // New Orleans Live Show // Living On The Financial Edge // Wage Slavery // Marketing Slogan //

Closing Song – CSS – Alala

You can find her on twitter @kathbarbadoro

You can listen to her on the What A Time To Be Alive and Lie, Cheat, and Steal podcasts.

If you are in Austin or New York City check her calendar for live dates.

She will be joining us on stage in New York City at the end of March.

Peace,

Brett

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Bad Repuation ft. Will Menaker

Posted on January 18, 2018

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This week Bryan invited Will Menaker from the Chapo Trap House podcast on so he could have someone to talk about TV’s and movies with.

// What Do You Know About Ohio? // Weed Tech // Marijuana Chat // The Effects Of 24 // White House Down // Vice Principals // No More Rewatching // Jackie Chan vs Sinn Fein //

Closing Song – Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation

Thanks for tuning in! I will keep you posted on the answer to the questions.

– Brett

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Screamo Lives ft. @ChudsMacKenzie & Nan0Bel

Posted on January 4, 2018

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Grab your white studded belts and flattening irons. You’re getting a music bonus episode of Street Fight Radio today.

Bryan got to talk about his favorite misogynist genre of music he grew up with so I wanted to do my own. He was kind of aged out of this during it’s meteoric rise but as a sensitive young man who liked his eyebrows plucked and his jeans extremely tight in the early 2000’s there was nothing better than ccreamo. That maligned musical genre made up of sadness, narcissism, cheating, and 20 more toxic flavors of woe-is-me frustrations with the world.

We started in the early 90’s with bands that a lot of you will probably like. We talked about Orchid, Swing Kids, The Locust, The Blood Brothers, and Indian Summer. We then delved into the sweetest pop heavy hitters like Taking Back Sunday, Thursday, and Underoath. We closed it out with a discussion about the lead singer of Brand New being a sexual assaulter and all the problematic shit that comes with screaming your feelings at the top of your lungs being your only method of communication.

It was a ton of fun and very revealing. Tell @Nan0bel & @ChudsMacKenzie thank you!

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New Patreon Rewards

Posted on December 28, 2017

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Things are changing in 2018. We’ve learned a lot this year. The zine turned from a night of packing into a week-long work schedule. We are doing delivery runs between each other’s houses now. We also found out that it’s very expensive to run a modern loot krate business. A $5 donation quickly dwindles down to $2 when you’re sending out a 48 page zine. We were at the point of hiring people to handle it but we didn’t have the budget. It’s also a lot of strain on the environment. So while we enjoyed having our exclusive little zine being sent to every corner of the ice wall I think this new digital method is going to make it easier to focus on good shows and writing for the zine. This also means I will be able to set aside money to properly pay the contributors to the zine (and take care of previous contributors*).

If you like your plan, you can keep it.

We will be honoring sign ups for the old pricing and reward tiers up until the 1st. After that it will be locked up. We will also be a lot stricter with kratom. You can still sign up for Loot Zine Kratom but if it becomes illegal in your state you will receive a bonus zine in its place. We will be selling kratom in the Street Fight Store as well. We may move all kratom over to the store but for now you can still get the LZK.

From now on a $3 subscription gets you all the bonus shows, a digital copy of the zine, and any videos that Street Fight Radio makes**

An $8 subscription gets you a physical copy of the zine, all the bonus shows, a digital copy of the zine, and our videos that we make.

A $12 subscription will get you a physical copy of the zine, a bonus zine (I hope to expand this into producing exclusive zines for our subscribers. Please let me know of any zinesters that you think would work well with Street Fight), all the bonus shows, a digital copy of the zine, and our videos.

For $35 a month you will get the zine and a tub of CBD butter, 30 ml of CBD Vape Juice, or 1 CBD gram Isolate.

I hope this all makes sense. I will be fielding any questions in the DM’s. I will also work on getting together some informative video or audio about CBD out there.

Peace

*Starting in January I will pay the writing contributors to zine #1 $20 for their submission. February will be #2 and so on and so forth until everyone gets paid.

**Videos rewards will be changing in 2018. It was really challenging to keep up with the video goals when it was just me. I am horribly self-taught with very little time that I am not being asked to do a chore, play, or make food. Having 12 – 16 hours of fumbling around my consumer grade editing software and a day or two of figuring out how to get the video to stop dying at 75% exported was not good for me. If you don’t know much about professional editing and camera work it also costs $30 – $100 an hour. So Nick Hayes, who has helped out with videos for Baltimore and New York will be collaborating with us on some of the bigger shows. He has started a company called Means Of Production that will be working with lefty entertainers y’all know and love to create live specials. We are doing all this on a percentage of video sales basis instead of a flat fee. So I won’t be able to offer discounts for those shows. If I grab a camera and record a live show I’ll absolutely share it with y’all. But going forward we won’t be having complete control over all of the video content.

 

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Rob And Stefan And Bryan

Posted on December 19, 2017

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Friends of the show Rob Whisman and Stefan Heck joined Bryan for an enlightening discussion about the following topics.

The Disastrous Cleveland Show // Letting Everyone Know You’re Very Smart // The Weirdest Moment Of Rob’s Life // When Meme’s Incite Violence // Wrestlers In Movies // Death Match Wrestling // Getting Power Bombed For Comedy // That Old Old Weed // Seeing Movies In LA Before Everyone Else

You can find @Robwhisman and his antics on twitter. You can watch him on PROBLEM SOLVEDon Cafe. He also came to our Cleveland show and got so stoned he looked like a ghost when we brought him on stage. He also did a runin during our DNC 2016 video.

You can find more of Stefan on his podcast Real Good Show or on twitter where he is the infamous @boring_as_heck. He is also the guy who asked the Infowarrior at the DNC what he thought about the Lady Ghostbusters on our 2016 DNC live video. Oh yeah he works on Lil Alex Jones as well!

Hope you enjoyed! Go fuckn apeshit in the comments!

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