This jam-packed episode features a first-person dispatch from Standing Rock, a look at problematic dating manuals from the ’90s, an exploration of the time Amber Tamblyn catfished Tyrese, a quiz on bizarre celebrity baby names, and a list of reasons why Bill Maher is terrible.


We start things off by welcoming guest host Luna Malbroux, a local comedian and one of KQED’s Women to Watch.

We talk about Mapping Privilege, her new project in collaboration with KQED Pop, which involves traveling everywhere from Standing Rock and Wichita to Detroit and Houston to talk to strangers about identity:

Introducing ‘Mapping Privilege,’ a New Series Exploring Identity in the U.S.

Luna Malbroux talks about what inspired her new project, where it’s taken her, and whether she’s had any Oprah A-ha! Moments.

We honor Hall of Fame troll Amber Tamblyn for that time she catfished Tyrese by pretending to be Amber Rose:

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We partake in a quirky quiz about even quirkier celebrity baby names:


QUIZ: Test Your Knowledge of Bizarre Celebrity Baby Names

The word of weird baby names goes far beyond Blue Ivy, North West, and Apple.

We revisit some problematic dating manuals from the ’90s:


We list all the reasons why Bill Maher is terrible:


We celebrate Iceland’s newest and cutest reality show, Keeping Up with the Kattarshians, which involves kittens living in a dollhouse and sleeping in mini bunk beds:

Cutest realisty show in the world: Keeping up with the Kattarshians

The cats in Kattarshians love Guðna Th. the Icelandic president and have a picture of him on the wall. Follow their adventures live on Nútiminn..

We honor the Muslims behind this fundraiser to repair the vandalized Jewish cemetery in Missouri:

Muslims Unite to Repair Jewish Cemetery | LaunchGood

This campaign will collect all funds raised by {{createDate(‘Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0000′) | date:’MMM d, y h:mm a’}}. CelebrateMercy is a Registered 501(c)(3), Tax ID 274171311. The campaign creator’s identity has been verified by Stripe. #RestInPeace UPDATE 1 (Feb 21, 5:00 PM EST): We are overjoyed to reach our $20,000 goal in only three hours.

And we ride out with a song of Luna’s choosing, “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)” from The Hamilton Mixtape:

If you want more Luna, listen to the last time she was on the show:

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Don’t Cut Your Hair Like Felicity & Other ’90s Dating Rules 13 March,2017Emmanuel Hapsis


Emmanuel Hapsis

Emmanuel Hapsis is the creator and editor of KQED Pop and also the host of The Cooler. He studied creative writing at University of Maryland and went on to receive his MFA in the field from California College of the Arts. In his free time, he sings his heart out at karaoke.

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