Social Justice Warrior Princess

Comedy, Activism, Nerd Stuff

bonus episode: Remember Heather Heyer

August 13th, 2017

Ep 112: Nadine Nettmann, author of the Sommelier Mystery Series

June 20th, 2017

Shannon sits down over a nice Argentinean red blend with mystery author and certified Sommelier Nadine Nettmann. They talk about staying motivated to follow your dreams, travelling French wine regions in a van for 32 days, whether boxed wine should have drinking straws stuck to the back like juice boxes, and so much more.

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Ep 111: “Where do you get a child’s size ankle-length leather jacket, by the way?” Kim and Scout from 9 O’Clock Bedtime Cosplay

June 10th, 2017

“Unicorn Farts is the Highest Compliment we can Give Chris Pratt.” Children truly are the future and in this episode, Scout McAndrew gives us some great wisdom. Shannon interviews her and her mom, Kim Henderson McAndrew, the dynamic duo that makes up 9 O’Clock Bedtime Cosplay. The interview is as much fun as you can have WITHOUT having a pillow fight. (We should have also just had a pillow fight. Why didn’t we?)


 Kim’s Raising a Hero Not a Villain Blog:

9 O’clock Bedtime Cosplay on Instagram

 Justin Davidson Photography (cosplay and other) 

Hero Within Men’s Clothing

Rainbow blush from sephora (not sure if this is the one that Kim and Scout bought but it’s just fun to have a link to Rainbow Blush)

PS This is the first time I edited an episode myself so please excuse the delay in publishing. It took so long for me to edit it that sadly, Roe Dameron the guinea pig is no longer with us. RIP, Roe.

Ep 110: Phalluses of Logic

May 23rd, 2017

Holy SH*T what is even going on in US politics right now! Shannon discusses this, as well as ancient Greek phalluses, internal biases toward tall people, the musical Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812, and her bad Australian accent. All, unfortunately, perfectly sober. 

Ep 109: “I will let the people who need to punch Nazis punch Nazis, and then I will give them a bag of treats when they’re finished.” Jack Kelly

May 15th, 2017

This week, after processing the week’s crazy events (which crazy events this time?) Shannon talks to Jack Kelly (17:29), who she originally “met” by hearing them talk on NPR about something called Hamiltunes. Jack explains what Hamiltunes is and how it was conceived and why it resonates with people and what it was like to (squeeee!) meet Lin-Manuel Miranda in real life (22:46). Jack talks about how it’s been difficult to learn to use his singing voice again while transitioning (32:42). They discuss some philosophical questions about the Harry Potter universe and of course, Shannon has to ask what house Jack identifies with (45:20). Jack discusses whether he is more comfortable punching Nazis or offering empathy and support (1:00:10). Together, they hate on comedians who think they are being “brave” by making racist, sexist, homophobic etc. jokes and discuss the difference between punching up and punching down in comedy (1:05:54). Shannon asks Jack what questions cis people should NOT ask trans people if they want to be good allies (1:19:04) (hint: don’t ask about anyone’s genitals in polite conversation). Jack talks about what it was like to grow up as a person assigned female at birth, having their appearance scrutinized and critiqued the way so many women’s are, and then transitioing and STILL having their appearance always part of conversation (1:22:46).

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KPCC’s The Frame

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Also, the Deputy Attourney General of the United States of America is named Rod Rosenstein, not Rob Rosenthal. Sorry about that.

Ep 108: Should we say “May the 4th Be With You” or just “Happy Holidays?”

May 8th, 2017

Shannon and Jason plan to talk about comic books but Shannon is super tired and Jason is hungover and they're both mad about house republicans disregard for basic human decency so they only talk about comics a little at the end. They discuss pretty much everything else though: creativity, the fall of the "true conservative," First Contact Day, and then Shannon starts a story about the first time she realized she had Christian Privilege but totally forgets to finish it. 

Ep 107: Chicks Dig Obi-Wan

May 1st, 2017

A Very Special Episode where Shannon introduces you to some of the awsome nerds she met at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. Also – who won the Lekku hat???

Karen Nerds Out:

The Nerdy Show:

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Ep 106: That Ride Was Problematic

April 24th, 2017

Shannon (kinda drunk) and Jason (mostly sober) reflect on the 2nd half of their Florida journey, once Star Wars Celebration had ended. Shannon is glad that the Magic Kingdom's Hall of Presidents is closed because seeing audio-animatronic Trump would just make things too real, but Jason wanted to see what they'd have him say. Also discussed: the amazing but deadly Carousel of Progress, Star Tours Goose Droids, and how Shannon drank her way through Epcot's International Showcase.

Ep 105 Star Wars Celebration Tipsy Reflection

April 17th, 2017

Shannon and Jason drink 4 tropical rum drinks and then "articulate" their feelings about Star Wars Celebration 2017. It was a bit bumpy, but worth it in the end. The Episode and the Convention.

Ep 104: Dr. Donald Grant: Building Bridges by Expressing and Exposing Vulnerability

April 10th, 2017

“What we need is to develop some framework to say, ‘OK, I heard you, and I don’t agree with you because I don’t understand you,’ as opposed to developing 20,000 reasons to explain it away.” –Donald Grant PhD


Shannon grapples with Trump’s air strikes and totally forgets to make a joke about Steve Bannon calling Jared Kushner a “cuck.” She then sits down with Dr. Donald Grant, aka, “The Good Donald” to discuss privilege, opression, and Richard Pryor.


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