Episode 154: Saddles And Sadness 🐎😭
Teenage depression is skyrocketing... I lost my life savings in the alpaca market... The trans furry Unicorn Ranch is collapsing. This pod underperforms among the 1-yo demographic. Why even live?
In this week’s depressing episode… Sigh…
A journalist is spat on in a high-profile case. Is it time to tone down the rhetoric? It’s probably too late to de-escalate…
The disappearance of Apu. He’s probably never coming back.
Matt Yglesias won’t come on the podcast. Should Kanye come on instead? He’ll probably say no too. Sigh…
Why are young liberals so depressed? Matt Yglesias’ new article sparks discussion, but we probably can’t fix this. We should just give up…
Katie’s shocking stance on solar power. We’ll never be able to transition to renewables, will we?
Journalists really messed up with the Tenacious Unicorn Ranch story… Kiwi Farms did the media’s job better than the media did… Not again…
28 TERFS PULLING UP IN BLACK FORD RAPTOR TRUCKS. HELICOPTERS LANDED. UNICORN RANCH IS UNDER SIEGE! UNDER LOCKDOWN!
Yglesias’ article on why everyone is suddenly so depressed
The graph Katie oh-so-eloquently described. I think. I don’t know, I’m tired…
Uh… here’s the study: “The politics of depression: Diverging trends in internalizing symptoms among US adolescents by political beliefs”
The Tenacious Unicorn Ranch
The Advocate: Trans Anarchists, Alpacas, and the Beauty of Tenacious Unicorn Ranch
The Governor Whitmer kidnapping plot glows harder than Chernobyl in 1986
Business Insider: How the trans alpaca ranchers of Custer County, Colorado, are forging a new frontier
UNICORN RANCH IS UNDER ATTACK. UNDER SIEGE.
Unicorn Ranch is “nothing more than a glorified cult”, a 17-part epic
The remaining Ranchers respond
The current Wikipedia page on the ranch
The "journey of recontextualization"
Kiwi Farms is accused of sending police to the ranch
Alpacas and goats are relocated
The Ranch is... scuffed, to say the least
Bonnie's "IRS Report"
Denver Post: How an anarchist commune for queer people grew a haven in conservative rural Colorado
High Country News: Meet the gun-toting ‘Tenacious Unicorns’ in rural Colorado
NPR: A Would-Be Trans And Queer Haven In Rural Colorado Just Wants To Be Left Alone
PBS: Southern Colorado alpaca ranch a safe haven for LGBTQ+ community
Pink News: Meet the brilliant trans folk who built a community of armed, anti-fascist alpaca farmers
“human behavior is basically a meme” ~ Katie Herzog