Where Is Now Podcast
w/ Jesse Freeston and Billy Buntin
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ABOUT WHERE IS NOW
On each episode of Where Is Now, Billy and Jesse take turns crafting a case for the impact of an individual on our world, while the other host listens, learns and fires back. With equal parts rigour, vigour and trigger, Billy and Jesse weave their way through archival clips, warm takes, and belly laughs in a sincere attempt to better understand themselves and the society surrounding them.
JESSE FREESTON is a documentary filmmaker, shooter/editor, and comedy performer with a degree in political science and economics.
BILLY BUNTIN is a storyteller, visual effects artist, and journalist with a degree in Ethics.
... If you're reading this, you're probably on his website. Learn more about him here.
Episode 9 was filmed on 11/21/2020
The American Voter: Hostage of Spectacle Politics are a more popular conversation topic than Billy and Jesse could have ever imagined a decade ago ... yet the political choices seem to be more limited than ever. All this as the threats facing humanity as a whole grows. The hosts wrestle with the question of how the American voter got here, and how they might get out.
Episode 8 was filmed on 9/27/2020
A legacy rooted in thoughtful commitment to equal justice, under the law. We discuss Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Her Brooklyn roots, as well as her circuitous and creative approach to equal justice. The convo veers into the merits of corrective discrimination, and some potential challenges. Jesse clarifies his position on racist thoughts. And we find the Notorious RBG to be a complex, and beautiful model for a life well lived!
Episode 7 was filmed on 8/10/2020
Rosa Parks was a quiet, unassuming woman who would commit her life to activism, and eventually change the course of American history. In this episode, Billy leads the discussion around Ms. Parks' life, her legacy, and the lessons we can learn, as we navigate difficult waters, today.
Jesse and Billy discuss the unfortunate "shrink wrapping" of Rosa Parks' life. They discuss strategy with activist, author Bill Fletcher Jr. Bill offers powerful insights on tactics for winning, plus the meaning and value of "intersectionality". The hosts discuss the importance of narratives, and critique the unfortunate ethnic divisions that have become resurgent, recently.
Rosa Parks reminds us to remain vigilant. Do the work. Take the risk.