In episode #5 of Guys with Feelings, Jaemin and Gabe welcome their first ever Guest with Feelings: Alex Zobel, a modern-day Renaissance woman who has a PhD in 16th century English Lit, teaches prisoners in San Quentin, is building her own tiny home, and opening a brewery with her brother, among other things.
The three of them discuss:
• becoming a modern day Renaissance person
• what San Quentin prisoners thought of the election
• what Standing Rock taught Alex (radical listening)
• IUD’s and accessible poetry
• and much more!
Guest with Feelings Interview
• The tension between exploring many diverse interests and diving deep into each of those interests.
• What San Quentin prisoners thought of Donald Trump winning the election.
• Invisibilia podcast: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?
• The origins of the Armistice Brewing Company
• Teams without conflict don’t work.
• The importance of Asset Mapping: what are the skills that I have and how can they be used to advance the causes I believe in?
• How climbing a gigantic metal boar at Burning Man taught Alex to “just do it”.
• The power of community to galvanize and inspire social change.
• Alex’s experience at Standing Rock: “If Burning Man is about racial self-expression, showing up at Standing Rock is about radical listening.”
• Ta Nehisi Coates quote on allyship.
• “Bad Feminist” by Roxanne Gay
• “Say what you’re going to say, but be willing to say you’re sorry.”
• Tactics for talking about Trump with family at the dinner table.
• Gabe’s #1: The People vs. O.J. Simpson (on Netflix)
– O.J.: Made in America (ESPN documentary)
• Alex’s #1: IUD’s (non-hormonal) – removable birth control.
– Planned Parenthood video on IUDs (that Jaemin produced)
• Jaemin’s #1: In Defense of Facebook
• Gabe’s #2: Having a light morning routine (Meditate for 3 min. and journal for 3 min. before checking email)
• Alex’s #2: Accessible poetry
– Alex’s list of 10 accessible poets, (with a link to a poem by each poet): Nayyirah Waheed, Gwendolyn Brooks, Mary Oliver, Warsan Shire, Sherman Alexie, Billy Collins, Sharon Olds, Ted Kooser, Lucile Clifton, Louise Gluck.
– salt. by Nayyirah Waheed
• Jaemin’s #2: Gymnastic rings workouts
• Alex’s brewery: Armistice Brewing Company
– Alex’s latest brewery blog post: “Brewhouse Found Its Forever Home!”
• Gabe’s twitter
– Gabe’s latest blog post: “My Top 6 Books of 2016””
• Jaemin’s twitter
– Jaemin’s latest blog post: “Three Books I’m Embarrassed to Admit Changed My Life”
• Music for the podcast: “As Colorful As Ever” by Broke For Free