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The Leelah Alcorn Case

The Leelah Alcorn CaseBlendover Episode 152:

We look into the tragic story of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender girl who committed suicide at the age of 17, after her parents removing her from school, being sent to “corrective” therapy, & ultimately not being accepted by her mother and father. Also on this episode: Privatized Probation, Neill Blomkamp’s Alien, & The Walking Dead. Our Craniumelody band this episode is Break Science.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs and Other Remarks
  • The Leelah Alcorn Case
  • Debtors Prison and Private Probation Services
  • Break Science
  • Alien 5: Xeno
  • The Walking Dead
  • Zombie Apocalypse
  • WTF: Pandogs
  • WTF: Play-Doh Dicks!

BlendoveR is the “trendover” podcast, bringing you the news that the news isn’t covering. Presented by Greg Davies and Terr Ciavarra, we focus on topics that are not trending across the web and in the mainstream media, and have a knack accurate predictions of coming events, trends, and media coverage.

 


 

Shout-Outs and Other Remarks

Amy Vernon @ Twitter

Jennifer Wieda @ Reddit

Media Nox

So, let me get this straight…

The Origins of Progressive Music

TARDISblend

 


 

The Leelah Alcorn Case

An Ohio transgender teen’s suicide, a mother’s anguish

Leelah Alcorn @ Tumblr [Backup]

Leelah Alcorn: Even After Her Death, Parents Call Her A Boy, Say They Loved Their Son

Leelah Alcorn’s mother: ‘We loved him’

 


 

Debtors Prison and Private Probation Services

Court-Sanctioned Extortion by Private Probation Companies: Modern Debtors’ Prisons

Private Probation Services Penalize the Poor, New Report Says

QI L S12E08 XL

VIDEO: Innocent Americans Are Being Jailed Because They’re Too Poor To Pay Rising Court Costs

Wikipedia: Debtors’ prison

Wikipedia: Judicial Correction Services

Wikipedia: Private probation

 


 

Break Science

Break Science @ BandCamp

Break Science @ Amazon

Break Science @ Facebook

Break Science @ Last.fm

Break Science @ MySpace

Break Science @ SoundCloud

Break Science @ Twitter

 


 

Alien 5: Xeno

Neill Blomkamp’s ALIEN 5 Concept Art has stolen our hearts

Neill Blomkamp’s Secret Alien Movie Looks So Good We’re Furious

 


 

The Walking Dead

‘The Walking Dead’ Spin-Off: Is A Comic Book Companion In The Works?

 


 

Zombie Apocalypse

Ohio town threatens legal action against ‘zombie’ baby Jesus Nativity scene on man’s lawn

The science of ZOMBIES: Neuroscientists reveal the anatomy of the undead’s brain – and how to avoid becoming their dinner

Zombie Olfaction: Smells Like Undead Spirit

Zombie Nativity scene defies order

 


 

WTF: Pandogs

Police: Circus dyed dogs to pass off as pandas

 


 

WTF: Play-Doh Dicks!

Play-Doh Cake Playset Contains Penis-Shaped Tool; Parents Are Pissed

 


 

Recommended Listening:

  • Resistance March” by Break Science from the album Monolith Code

 


 

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