You’ve Got Time – an Orange is the New Black Podcast: Grief and Loss 101

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Christina Iovanne, Certified Thanatologist, joins us to break down all the nitty gritty when it comes to loss. She talked us through all the specifics of Grief and Loss, including the famous theories from Elizabeth Kübler Ross and John Bowlby, as well as how to apply these theories into the real life practice of mourning.

Also, we ask the best way to mourn a fictional character, process the loss of one of our favorites on Orange is the New Black, and talk about why the public mourning associated with Black Lives Matter can fall in the category of “disenfranchised grief.” Loss is hard, y’all. We’re here to help you through it. Loss is hard, y’all. We’re here to help you through it.

Recommended Reading: We chat a bunch about theories on grief and bereavement. If you’d like to go more in depth on the topic, check out these links on Elizabeth Kübler Ross and John Bowlby. Also, Christina mentions the Association for Death Education and Counseling, and that site can be found at ADEC.org.

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You’ve Got Time – an Orange is the New Black Podcast: Episode 13

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Jamie Broadnax from Black Girl Nerds joins our Orange is the New Black podcast this week to chat about that highly emotional Season 4 finale. We had a great conversation about missed opportunities on the series, the lack of diversity in the OITNB writers’ room, and the potential danger of the nuance lent to white male aggressors on the show.

Recommended Reading For This Episode: In discussing the loss of Poussey (Samira Wiley), we addressed the issue of her crime and why the show may have chosen to juxtapose her death with Bailey’s (Alan Eisenberg) life. The two had a connection that was easy to miss, but that ultimately said volumes about our broken justice system. I broke down the heartbreaking comparison in detail, and you can read all about it here.

Also, if you’d like to check out more information on the Effie Brown and Matt Damon controversy that we chat about on the episode, click here.

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You’ve Got Time – an Orange is the New Black Podcast: Episode 12

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This week, Hidden Remote staff writer Julie Linzer joins us on the podcast. She’s a super smart cookie who wrote her Master’s thesis on female agency and power dynamics in Game of Thrones. Coolest. Thesis. Ever. Right? So we wanted to chat with her about the sudden death of one of our favorites, and how power – both corporate and personal – played in to the events that led to Poussey’s untimely death.

Recommended Reading: At one point in the talk, I reference the article “What You Can Do Right Now About Police Brutality” by Ijeoma Olou. It’s an enlightening and informed piece about taking action within your community – even if you are white – to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement. You don’t have to be black to effect change. Institutional racism is everyone’s responsibility. Do something.

Also, we talk about the horrific death of Darius Robinson, a young man who was killed in an Oklahoma jail by guards using unauthorized choke holds and pepper spray. This death occurred just days after Season 4 of Orange is the New Black premiered, and the parallels between Darius and Poussey cannot be ignored. Check out his story and honor his memory.

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You’ve Got Time – an Orange is the New Black Podcast: Episode 11

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Licensed therapist Gillian Tanz joins us for our latest Orange is the New Black podcast. We broke down Season 4, Episode 11, “People Persons” in which Lolly (Lori Petty), Suzanne (Uzo Aduba), and Healy (Michael Harney) all cope with severe mental health symptoms, and the prison starts to collapse like an ugly cry face.

Recommended Reading: Once again, we chat about the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. Both Gillian and I have heard some people state that the act is useful, and others who claim that it’s harmful. I’m not one to preach about opinion, so here’s a thorough and thoughtful analysis of both the pros and cons by writer Pete Earley. I found his breakdown to be insightful and helpful in discerning exactly where the bill succeeds and fails in the bigger picture.

In addition, I reference an article about sympathizing with aggressors on Orange is the New Black. That article was published in Vulture, and it can be found here.

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You’ve Got Time – an Orange is the New Black Podcast: Episode 10

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One of our favorites gets released from prison, but ends up with a whole host of new issues. We discuss the siren song of easy money, recidivism, and more on our latest Orange is the New Black podcast.

Aleida (Elizabeth Rodriguez) gets out of Litchfield just in time, but things aren’t perfect. Upon her release, she gets no support from any services and is left to fend on her own. This is an ugly reality that faces so many people getting released from prison, and we applaud Elizabeth Rodriguez for conveying the quiet desperation of Aleida’s situation with such humanity.

Veronique Hoebeke from Resources to Recover joins us on our Orange is the New Black podcast this week to discuss the very real issues that face individuals who have served their time and are returning to their communities. We also chat about mental health, the dynamics of power, and whether or not The Wiz is really the worst.

Recommended Reading For This Week’s Episode: Veronique and I both come from mental health backgrounds, so we reference a famous psych experiment which we refer to as “the Zimbardo study” throughout this episode. The Zimbardo study – sometimes referred to as the Stamford prison experiment – is directly relevant to Orange is the New Black as it illustrates what power dynamics can do to individuals who start out as complete equals. You can check out an interesting breakdown of the study here, or hop over to Wikipedia for the cliff notes here.

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You’ve Got Time – an Orange is the New Black Podcast: Episode 9

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On this week’s Orange is the New Black podcast, we focused on children of incarcerated parents, addiction, civil disobedience, and whether or not the show misrepresents veterans.

Orange is the New Black might just be changing lives in the real world. Last week, the Department of Justice announced that they would be phasing out the use of private prisons. Did OITNB have something to do with it? It’s definitely possible. Orange is the New Black is at the forefront of progressive pop-culture as they wrap important issues in an entertaining package and get people to care. By opening a dialogue, the Netflix series has taught thousands – maybe millions –  about the mass incarceration crisis in the United States.

Here at our humble Orange is the New Black podcast, we strive to continue that conversation. This week, Hidden Remote staff writer Brad Tilles joined me. We had a great talk about a whole host of weighty issues including rape, trauma, and addiction. (Side note: If you’ve ever wanted to know a bit more about how I approach addiction treatment in my career as a therapist, you’re definitely in luck.)

Recommended Reading: Dive into a wealth of information on children who have parents in jail. Time incarcerated not only affects the person serving the sentence, but it also has an impact on their entire family. As women with children are a rapidly growing percentage of the prison population, this issue deserves a closer look. The great folks over at CTCIP are doing fine work researching the issue and implementing policies that can effect change. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Totally Optional Reading: We had fun chatting about what food we’d dream about in prison. If you get hungry, just blame Piper (Taylor Schilling) and Alex (Laura Prepon) and their burger obsession. We got a bit sidetracked and started talking about food on death row, which led to a chat about this website, Famous Last Meals.

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You’ve Got Time – an Orange is the New Black Podcast: Episode 8

image1-3-850x560Things are starting to get deep, y’all. Season 4, Episode 8 of Orange is the New Black is stuffed with relationship issues, foreshadowing, and some seriously fantastic acting.

This week, guest Patrick Schmidt (Netflix Life, FanSided) joins us for a chat. We try to answer the questions: Why is Red so damn helpful all the time? Did Linda actually have a point for once in her life? Also, what in the what is going on with Nicky? (Hint: We’re super concerned about Nicky.)

Totally Non-Required Reading: Cal and Piper’s phone call in this episode reminded me of this article from the Verge on unfair charging practices within the prison phone system.  There’s a fun interactive tool where you can see what each state in the U.S. is charging per second. The disparities are astounding.

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