Not About You
By Levi Weinhagen
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Not About You is a podcast about identity and social justice. I’m the producer and host of the show and I wanted to make a show where a white, straight, cis-gendered man (that’s me) connected with folks with different lived experiences from my own about the ways parts of their identities bump up against injustices. We’ll be talking about race, gender, religion, representation, protests, politics, relationships and more. My hope is that this series leads to more conversation and interaction. I want folks who are hesitant or new to standing in these struggles to feel more comfortable showing up for change and asking questions. I want underrepresented voices to have new ways to be amplified and supported. I’ve set up a voicemail line, 612-361-9261, where you can share comments, suggestions and personal stories of your own that may be used in future episodes of the podcast. If you tell me which episode you’re responding to, that will help me make follow up episodes with voicemail responses. Call 612-361-9261 with your questions, comments or stories.
||ExplicitYom Kippur sermon by Carin Mrotz 2017||Carin Mrotz presented this Yom Kippur sermon in Minneapolis at the Shir Tikvah Synagogue in 2017 The text as prepared for delivery: In preparing, I asked my self: What do I want to say to you. What do I need you to know, today, on Yom Kippur. And who...||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhiteness | Not About You special episode 20||What do white people need to do about white supremacy?||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRebecca Kling | Not About You Season 2: Episode 9||Rebecca Kling talks art, advocacy & transgender activism||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBharti Wahi | Not About You Season 2 : Episode 8||Bharti talks about rural Minnesota, systems change & racism||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEric Pogi Sumangil | Not About You Season 2 : Episode 7||Pogi talks about representation on stage||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPH Copeland | Not About You Season 2 : Episode 6||PH Copeland talks about building community and understanding self||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJess Banks | Not About You Season 2 : Episode 5||Jess Banks talks ablism, activism and pain||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKareem Tabsch | Not About You Season 2 : Episode 4||Kareem talks about why representation in art & life matters||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTimothy Iverson | Not About You Season 2 : Episode 3||Timmy Iverson talks about being gay, nerdy & visibly disabled.||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTaj Ruler | Not About You S2 : E2||Taj Ruler talks about having to tell people she's bi-racial||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCarin Mrotz | Not About You Season 2 : Episode 1||Carin Mrtoz talks anti-semitism, whiteness and resistance||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Season 1 Trailer||Clips from all 10 episodes of Season 1||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Episode 10 Sarah White||Sarah White talks about all the unacknowledged work black women do||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Episode 9 Alfonso Wenker||Alfonso Wenker talks about cultural competency & recentering experiences||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Episode 8 Regina Mustafa||Why are there so many misconceptions about Muslim-Americans?||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Episode 7 Hannah||Why do pronouns matter?||12/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Episode 6 Heid Erdrich||The pain of "passing" & the seedy darkness of pumpkin spice||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Episode 5 Noel Nix||You're one of the "good" ones||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Episode 4 Peggy Flanagan||Cultural appropriation and hurtful "praise" of Native Americans||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Episode 3 Kathy Mouacheupao||What does it mean to be a Hmong-American?||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Episode 2 Javier Morillo||Puerto Rican Independence, Unions, Equal Marriage||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNOT ABOUT YOU | Episode 1 Jun-Li Wang||Where do you REALLY come from?||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
It's a testament to the heart and vision of Levi that this podcast is here. This is so sorely needed and I'm excited to tag along on a journey that sheds light on the cultures and communities that have for too long struggled in the shadows. Great work Brother. Please explore military veterans and their/our experiences. I'm a 100% supporter and would love to contribute in any way that I can. Let's build a community around this journey. Forever grateful, Paul Riedner
Funny, Vulnerable and Insightful
I love these interviews - they are such beautifully nuanced insight into different people’s lived experiences. Levi and his guests are so generous and vulnerable and I love that Levi is willing to ask the “dumb” questions so we can hear the answers and responses. I also love the voicemail responses and especially Taj’s contribution to each show!
We need these conversations
The challenges of cross-cultural communication can unfortunately lead some to paralysis. While it is important for all groups to be able to express their identities authentically in a pluralistic society, sometimes that is read as "you can't possibly understand me." Perhaps, but we must always try. Levi has engaging, funny and relevant conversations with a diverse group of people working in social justice, giving each an opportunity to say what questions they're tired of hearing from people outside their group. It's a great entry point for conversations about real and missed connections between people in our cross-cultural society.