Am I [M] Ready for a Relationship?

How do we know when we’re ready to not manipulate, dismiss, lie to, degrade, physically assault the people we’re dating? No, it’s not a given we won’t do those things. It’s a given we will. Is there some sort of test we can administer to ourselves in advance of agreeing to the next privacy policy? This week, Donovan and Harrison are joined by special guest Ashley Peterson, to reflect on relationships past and present and discuss their difficulties and developments with emotional maturity. … More Am I [M] Ready for a Relationship?

Do Video Games Cause Real World Violence?

This week, Kelly returns to the show to challenge the integrity of an old, old, old talking point so often trotted out in the wake of mass shootings (in that impossible space between “let the families grieve” and “politicize the tragedy”). How to explain the epidemic of gun deaths and massacres in this country? I don’t know. Ms. Pac-Man? Even though war veterans will tell you first-person shooters don’t adequately capture the trauma of combat (despite developers’ best… efforts?) and the sleeve-worn biases of ’90s-born moral panic, we’re back with the soft reboot of “video games cause problems,” which fell upon perhaps a new generation of ears, this time uncaring, Fortniting. … More Do Video Games Cause Real World Violence?