Geometric Octopus Podcast

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Geometric Octopus Podcast is created by Jackie Beaudoin, Cosmo Cavanaugh, Kyle Mitchell, and Tracy Medcalf, where we tackle a range of topics sure to pique your interests. Well release discussion segments, sketch and improv comedy, short story readings, and tie it all together with some great music.

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  • GO011.9 The Octopus Returns(!)

    01/06/2017

    In this interlude, Cosmo reassures listeners that new content will be arriving soon with the ending of the gender and sexuality series and that there is exciting, new material being developed. Credits Intro/Outro : Cosmo Cavanaugh Sound Editing : Cosmo Cavanaugh Script: Cosmo Cavanaugh Show Notes: Cosmo Cavanaugh Hosted by Cosmo Cavanaugh, Jackie Beaudoin, Kyle Mitchell, and Tracy Medcalf Music “Tech Live” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Social Media iTunes: goo.gl/bsW0Ab YouTube: goo.gl/3qMdwm Blog: goo.gl/3Y6NkO Twitter: goo.gl/vM5HUD SoundCloud: goo.gl/bsW0Ab Reddit: goo.gl/6CcA7l Facebook: goo.gl/b0g3xA © 2017 Geometric Octopus Some Rights Reserved Written with StackEdit.http://feeds.feedburner.com/GeometricOctopusPodcast

  • GO011D - Transphobia: The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    01/02/2017

    DownloadTHIS EPISODE, ALONG WITH THE PREVIOUS PARTS OF THIS DISCUSSION, IS UNCENSORED.Trigger Warnings:HomophobiaTransphobiaMentions of incestMentions of pedophilia~Please be a responsible listener.~Here ends our conversation on fetishization and whether a boyfriend in a hypothetical scenario is transphobic. This was what we began in episode 11a and are ending with this finale--each member giving their final position on both discussion topics (the hypothetical scenario and fetishization, respectively). We also discuss thoughts being morally neutral, pedophilia, incest, and hyper-sexualization of Indigenous Peoples. Listed below are the vital sections within this episode (the numbers are the approximate times where they appear in the episode):Jackie’s statement on the hypothetical scenario, 0:40Kyle’s statement on the hypothetical scenario, 2:50Tracy’s statement on the hypothetical scenario, 3:55Cosmo’s statement on the hypothetical scenario, 4:51Jackie’s statement on fetishization, 7:40Kyle’s statement on

  • GO011C - Transphobia: The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    25/11/2016

    DownloadTrigger Warnings:HomophobiaTransphobiaTERRIBLE THINGS~Please be a responsible listener.~We continue our conversation on fetishization and whether a boyfriend in a hypothetical scenario is transphobic. This was what we began in episode 11a and will continue on for one more episode after this. We also makes points about sexual attraction, sex education, neurobiological sexism, the non-binary nature of intersex people’s genitalia, and how a trans woman is a woman regardless of her genitalia. We make commentary about ancient Greek culture and how it is largely our culture in the present day that has shaped our thoughts about what is considered masculine and what is considered feminine. Here, have some quotes from this episode in case you want to jump directly into a particular sub-conversation (the numbers are the approximate times where they appear in the episode):“I was talking about the ways of viewing sex, but I realize there’s multiples ways of viewing sex and valuing certain things in sex… I rem

  • Episode 11b: Transphobia - The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    24/09/2016

    DownloadTrigger Warnings:HomophobiaTransphobiaTERRIBLE THINGSWe continue our conversation on fetishization and whether a boyfriend in a hypothetical scenario is transphobic. This was what we began in episode 11a and will continue on after this one. We also touch on the topic of sexual attraction and our culture of monogamy. Here, have some quotes from this episode (the numbers are the approximate times where they appear in the episode):“Is it okay to not date someone because of a certain characteristic that you find out?” — Jackie, 7:00"Your parents probably aren't okay with polyamory." — Kyle, 21:30“If people cast their opinions, it would be righteous to have people who can experience a particular thing voice their opinions first and and go from there. Because there's always a problem with voice.” — Cosmo, 40:30“If a person prefers blonde women, and that might be because they're a product of their culture—maybe they had some assumptions about that at some point—but I'm just saying that it's okay to pre

  • Episode 11a: Transphobia - The Great Debate (UNCENSORED)

    02/09/2016

    DownloadTrigger Warnings:HomophobiaTransphobiaTERRIBLE THINGSViolence towards members of the LGBT community~Please be a responsible listener.~In this first of a multi-part episode, we debate two issues. The first is a hypothetical where a cisgender man leaves his girlfriend when he finds out that she is transgender and has a penis.The second is the fetishization of transgender people, and we also touch upon other issues such as the morality of certain kinds of sexual thoughts and pedophilia.CORRECTION: Mentioned in the podcast was a trans woman who was murdered by a U.S. marine. In the podcast, we will tell you that it happened in Thailand, when, in fact, it was in the Philippines.http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/02/world/asia/us-marine-joseph-pemberton-guilty-in-killing-of-transgender-woman-in-philippines.html?_r=0 CreditsSpecial Guest (G&S Specialist) : Klaus McHendryIntro/Outro : Cosmo Cavanaugh, Jackie Beaudoin, Kyle Mitchell, & Tracy MedcalfSound Editing : Cosmo CavanaughScript : Cosmo Cavanaugh & K

  • Episode 10: Gender Expression - Expectation; Presentation

    28/06/2016

    DownloadTrigger Warnings:HomophobiaTransphobiaViolence towards members of the LGBT community~Please be a responsible listener.~Tune in to find out how questionnaires should not ask about gender, the stereotypical LGBTQ+ job, and how white we are. We turn to personal experiences, such as with school dress codes, in our discussion of gender presentation and how it relates to gender identities. Sources mentioned in this episode can be found at the bottom of these notes.On a different note, if anyone has any knowledge/experience with race issues and would like to be on our show, please reach out to us at geometricoctopus@gmail.com.CreditsSpecial Guest (G&S Specialist) : Klaus McHendryIntro/Outro : Kyle MitchellSound Editing : Cosmo CavanaughScript : Cosmo CavanaughHosted by, all the above, and : Jackie Beaudoin and Tracy MedcalfMusic“Kaibu” by KillercatsKillercats SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kcatsofficial Killercats Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kcatsofficial/ Killercats YouTube: https://www.

  • Episode 9: P*rn & Prison

    27/04/2016

    Trigger Warnings: Sexual Abuse & Rape Homophobia & Transphobia Violence towards people in the LGBT community ~Please be a responsible listener.~ In this episode we talk about aromantics and asexuals as relating to a heteronormative , allonormative society. (Allosexual basically means not asexual, so you can infer what allonormative means). Then we go into trans people's problems with authority (not in a 'punk' way, but in a trans-people-are-consistently-and-unfairly-done-significant-harm-by-the-justice-system kind of way), and wrap up with the fetishization of LGBT+ people and the porn industry's propagation of that. Credits Special Guest (G&S Specialist) : Klaus McHendry Intro/Outro : Cosmo Cavanaugh Sound Editing : Cosmo Cavanaugh Script : Cosmo Cavanaugh Hosted by, all the above, and : Jackie Beaudoin, Kyle Mitchell, and Tracy Medcalf Resources Transgender Military Ban: http://goo.gl/P4ho0p Military Health Plan May Cover Some Transition-Related Care: http://goo.gl/BN52jv Music “Breathe” by Glude

  • Episode 8.5: A Wrinkle in the Schedule

    01/04/2016

    LISTEN FOR AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.(If you want a hint, it concerns our long hiatus and when we're going to break it.)CreditsVoice & script by Kyle MitchellSound editing by Cosmo Cavanaugh Hosted by, all the above, and : Jacqueline Beaudoin and Tracy MedcalfMusic“Achaidh Cheide” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Social MediaiTunes: goo.gl/bsW0Ab YouTube: goo.gl/3qMdwm Blog: goo.gl/3Y6NkO Twitter: goo.gl/vM5HUD SoundCloud: goo.gl/MjRcVt Reddit: goo.gl/6CcA7l Facebook: goo.gl/b0g3xA © 2015-2016 Geometric Octopus Some Rights Reservedhttp://feeds.feedburner.com/GeometricOctopusPodcast

  • Episode 8: LGBT Is Neither A Lifestyle Nor A Choice

    29/02/2016

    Trigger Warnings:OstracizationHomophobiaTransphobiaViolence against people of the LGBT community.~Please be a responsible listener.~This is the sixth part of the gender and sexuality (mini-)series. Here we’re using a recording style a bit outside our norm. Listen for what is pertinent to us; it might be pertinent to you. Actually, it’s pertinent to everybody. I’m referring to systemic discrimination towards LGBTQ+ people, specifically. Even more specifically, injustice in regards to dorm rooms and employment. Don’t shy away if you’re getting a foreboding chill at the darkness of these topics; we bravely treat them, armed with smiles and sometimes anger, because that’s useful for cutting through bullsh*t.CreditsSpecial Guest (G&S Specialist) : Klaus McHendryIntro/Outro : Kyle MitchellSound Editing : Cosmo CavanaughScript : Cosmo Cavanaugh (Ah, but Kyle’s voice is warm, right?)Hosted by, all the above, and : Anne Beaudoin and Tracy Medcalf “Crystal Clouds” by Phantom SagePhantom Sage SoundCloud: https://soun

  • Episode 7: Gatekeeping & A Word On Leelah Alcorn

    22/02/2016

    Trigger Warnings:OstracizationHomophobiaTransphobiaSuicide & Self-EndangermentSexual AbuseViolence against people of the LGBT community.TortureSurgeryVictimization of childrenPedophilia~Please be a responsible listener.~In this episode we start off talking about surgery on vocal cords and the gatekeeping on certain terms, two things which aren’t necessarily related. Then we mention Leelah Alcorn and conversion therapy, two things which are very much related. If we’ve learned anything from the life and death of Leelah Alcorn, it’s that transgender youth need acceptance and that conversion therapy must end. Conversion therapy is not only a denial of the validity of someone’s sexual or gender identity, but also a heinous torture.On the brighter side, we throw Stonewall and Laverne Cox some love.CreditsSpecial Guest (G&S Specialist) : Klaus McHendryIntro/Outro : Cosmo Cavanaugh and Tracy MedcalfSound Editing: Cosmo CavanaughScript : Cosmo Cavanaugh and Tracy MedcalfHosted by, all the above, and : Anne Be

  • Episode 6: Candy Corn & How to Have a Conversation

    15/02/2016

    Trigger Warnings:OstracizationHomophobiaTransphobiaMedication & SurgerySelf-endangerment~Please be a responsible listener.~Get ready to expand your vocabulary, because in this episode we drop some terminology, and I don’t just mean the words below. We talk about transitional surgery, hormones, and equipment such as chest binders. Then we laugh, because sometimes you have to face all the heavy business of life and have yourself a light-hearted moment or two. Just remember: gay people are not your search engines.TerminologyGRS - Genital Reconstruction SurgeryPhalloplasty - surgery performed to construct/repair/enlarge the penisDFAB - designated female at birthDMAB - designated male at birthCreditsSpecial Guest (G&S Specialist) : Klaus McHendryMonologue : Kyle MitchellSound Editing & Script : Cosmo CavanaughHosted by, all the above, and : Anne Beaudoin and Tracy MedcalfMusic“A World Away” by InukshukInukshuk SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/iaminukshuk NCS Release: https://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds/in

  • Episode 5: Scars and Stories

    08/02/2016

    Trigger Warnings:OstracizationHomophobiaTransphobiaViolence towards people of the LGBT communityPersonal stories about the discovery of an identity~Please be a responsible listener.~It is an unfortunate fact that for LGBT+ people, coming out is often met with resistance—to say the least. In this episode, we discuss toxic environments, safe spaces, and get a bit personal.The blog at http://thenicklauseffect.tumblr.com/ has recently been archived and is no longer available. However, Klaus has a fantastic art blog at http://thealchemistofcalais.tumblr.com/. CreditsSpecial Guest (G&S Specialist) : Klaus McHendryMonologue : Kyle MitchellSound Editing & Script : Cosmo CavanaughHosted by, all the above, and : Anne Beaudoin and Tracy MedcalfMusic"Our Story Begins" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/“Let Me See You” by NAIMANAIMA SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/adamnaimaNCS Release: https://soundcloud.com/nocopyrightsounds

  • Episode 4: Skewed Images

    25/01/2016

    Trigger Warnings:SurgeryOstracizationHomophobiaTransphobiaViolence towards people of the LGBT communityHypermasculinity~Please be a responsible listener.~In this second installment of our gender and sexuality mini-series, we continue the conversation about LGBTQ+ representation in the media, touching upon About Ray and Stonewall on one hand, and Metroid, Deadpool, and Undertale on the other.Spoiler alert: Disclosed are certain ending details of The Matrix series. And the New Testament.If you didn't catch it, here's a recap of things we think you should go find: After hours specials on The Matrix at Cracked.com, meta, and Undertale, a retro-styled indy game that gives multiple paths towards victory. Notably, the game refers to the player with they/them pronouns and gives positive non-binary representation. According to Anne, it’s “fukn g9.”To read more on women in the videogame industry and female gamers, check out https://www.superdataresearch.com/blog/why-all-gamers-matter/.Get moar Klaus at http://thenic

  • Episode 3: The Reign of the Gender Binary

    13/01/2016

    Trigger Warnings: mutilations suicide surgery ostracization homophobia and transphobia violence towards people of the LGBT community. ~Please be a responsible listener.~ You’ve all been waiting for it: The first part of our mini-series on gender and sexuality. We bring on blogger Klaus McHendry. From the get-go we deal with some heavy topics, including abuses against LGBTQ+ people, but stick with us because we talk about the pervasive gender binary. We also touch on Western imperialism and the question: which is better, bad representation or no representation?Klaus has more to say at the thenicklauseffect.tumblr.com. Follow them; they’re awesome. Klaus will be coming back as we continue the gender and sexuality mini-series.If you want to know more about two-spirit people, check out nativeout.com or the Center for Cross-Cultural Research at Western Washington University.CreditsSpecial Guest (G&S Specialist) : Klaus McHendryMonologue : Kyle MitchellSound Editing & Script : Cosmo CavanaughHosted by: All t

  • Episode 2.5: Back to the Sea

    24/11/2015

    In this interlude, Kyle talks about the mini-series on gender and sexuality coming out in December and gives a shout-out to some of our contributing artists. Credits Voice by Kyle Mitchell Sound editing and script by Cosmo Cavanaugh Music Credits "Gymnopedie No. 1" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Social Media https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/geometric-octopus-podcast/id1054748725?mt=2 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPIEbMW5TKcikAyL9QuRJ6A http://geometricoctopus.blogspot.com/ https://twitter.com/GeoOctoPodcast8 https://soundcloud.com/geometric-octopus https://www.reddit.com/r/GeometricOctopus/ © 2015 Geometric Octopus Some Rights Reservedhttp://feeds.feedburner.com/GeometricOctopusPodcast

  • Episode 2: Book Readings . . . And Stuff

    16/11/2015

    In our first comedy episode—unless, that is, you’d consider our previous discussion funny—classic authors talk about about our private moments, Anne wrecks my computer charger, and we play some music by Kevin MacLeod, Doprah, and Cash Out Keyz. In December, we’ll be doing a q&a with our guest Klaus McHendry on gender and sexuality. If you have any topics or inquiries relating to that subject, email us at geometicoctopus@gmail.com. That also goes for any thoughts or questions you may have on this episode. If you are interested in submitting a track to us for promotion in one of our episodes, please send us an email stating so and we will reply as soon as we are able to. Alternatively, submit a track through our moderated group on SoundCloud. If you are interested in hearing your short story read aloud or performed, please visit our blog page for the details. Social Media https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPIEbMW5TKcikAyL9QuRJ6A https://twitter.com/GeoOctoPodcast8 http://geometricoctopus.blogspot.com/ htt

  • Episode 1: Cosmicism

    31/10/2015

    Geometric Octopus would like to bring you a platterful of a writhing, slimy fiction, humor, music, and discussion if you’ll let us. It’s a veritable variety of things we have stewing. In this first episode, we discuss Cosmicism (a philosophy developed by H. P. Lovecraft), and whether or not humans are more than the sum of their parts. You can listen to it above or click here. Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to put this episode in a packing crate and store it somewhere very safe. You never know—it could be a collector’s item in the future!Our sources are linked to below, except a lot of the information came from Anne’s memory, and we can’t link to her brain (although we’re trying). Check us out on the links below.For questions/comments, shoot us an email at geometicoctopus@gmail.com—we would love to hear your thoughts on this episode. If you are interested in submitting a track to us for promotion in one of our episodes, please send us an email stating so and we will reply as soon as we are able to. A

  • Behold! The Podcast

    31/10/2015

    This short clip introduces the Geometric Octopus Podcast (and if you play it backwards, you will hear our plan to take over the world).Credits:Editing and voice by Cosmo CavanaughAdditional voice by Anne BeaudoinScript by Kyle MitchellMusic"Unity" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Social Mediahttps://www.reddit.com/r/GeometricOctopus/https://soundcloud.com/geometric-octopushttps://twitter.com/GeoOctoPodcast8 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPIEbMW5TKcikAyL9QuRJ6Ahttp://feeds.feedburner.com/GeometricOctopusPodcast