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EPISODE 1: ELLEN

My very first interview was conducted on January 29, 2017, with a woman we'll call Ellen. She's a 70-someting retiree who strongly disliked the Obama years and was ready for the change Trump promised. We discuss #BlackLivesMatter and if it's really doing any good, the Women's March and what exactly we were protesting, Donald Trump's treatment of women, and whether or not the Electoral College deserves all the criticism it's been getting lately. But mostly, we talk about Islamophobia and how it's affected Ellen's perception of Muslim communities in the US. Please read the Show Notes, linked below, for accurate info and sources on everything we discuss in the episode, and feel free to leave comments below or message me directly through the Contact form.

SHOW NOTES - get your fact checks here!

TRANSCRIPT

THE AMAZING SLATE ARTICLE ABOUT ISLAM THAT I MENTION IN THE EPISODE