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Touching Grass with Bridget Phetasy
E10 | Forbidden Conversation
My guest on this episode is none other than the wonderful writer, host, podcaster, and comedian Bridget Phetasy. This happens to be our second conversation, with the first taking place during my appearance on her own terrific podcast, Walk-Ins Welcome. So, in a way, this is round two for us. We decided to just let loose and see where the conversation takes us, but we make a lot of stops along the way. We talk about rising extremes, the right fighting with the same tactics as the left, labels, political homelessness, how to avoid falling into thought traps, trusting your own opinions, nurturing an audience that feel free to disagree with you, the economics of being an independent speaker, and how to deal with noise of social media. ▶️ WATCH on YouTube
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Bridget Phetasy is a writer and stand-up comedian. She incorporates vulnerability, satire, and mischief into themes about independence, recovery, wellness, and the critical importance of dialogue in our daily civic life.
Bridget has contributed to a wide variety of publications such as SpectatorUSA, Huffington Post,Playboy, Tablet Magazine, The Washington Examiner, The Federalist, The New York Post, Mel Magazine and New York Daily News, sharing her opinions, advice and stories of struggle, faith, grit and resilience.
Her weekly podcast, Walk-Ins Welcome, has become staple listening for many influencers in the social media space. Her relaxed and conversational style provides an easily accessible environment for the sharing of important and topical ideas.
Her YouTube show Dumpster Fire is a satirical commentary on the ridiculousness of the 24-hour news cycle, the culture wars, media, social media and humanity in general. Bridget is passionate about issues related to addiction, recovery, mental health, sex, and relationships, and is honest in sharing her own experiences. She is a fearless advocate of free speech and tackles the topics of self-censorship and cancel culture with vigor, providing a refreshing dose of common sense in an increasingly insane culture.
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Who am I? I’m a writer with an overactive imagination and a random mind. Outside of Substack, you’ll find my work in publications such as Newsweek, WIRED, Variety, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Esquire, Playboy, Mashable, CNN Travel, The Independent, and many others.