Go Ask Ali

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Ali Wentworth has become a comedic authority on dissecting the shit show that is modern life. In season 3 of Go Ask Ali, she speaks with experts, friends and celebrities as part of her personal masterclass to learn more about the things happening with us and our world. She also answers questions from listeners and guests the only way Ali can: with honesty, candor and humor. Leave her a question at (323) 364-6356 or email a voice memo to GoAskAliPodcast@gmail.com.

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Accidentally Brave w/ Maddie Corman
16-02-2023
Accidentally Brave w/ Maddie Corman
CONTENT WARNING: this episode discusses child pornography, the pornography industry, sex addiction and potential suicide. Actress and playwright Maddie Corman became brave because she had to be. It was crisis time. About seven years ago her husband was arrested for downloading images of child sexual abuse material* (legally known as child pornography). And while it’s important to point out that he never went further in any way, that shocking act would forever change their lives. Maddie wrote and starred in a one-woman play called Accidentally Brave that depicts the horrors and terrible loneliness she experienced in those early days, years and even now. But she has continued to fight for her marriage, protect her family and heal herself one day at a time. Maddie says there is opportunity when your life blows up.  Maddie won the Off Broadway Alliance award for best solo performance in Accidentally Brave.  *Thorn.org : “Child sexual abuse material (legally known as child pornography) refers to any content that depicts sexually explicit activities involving a child.” // “Those working to combat this type of abuse have begun using the term “child sexual abuse material” (CSAM), which more accurately conveys the content and is explicitly tied to the source of the problem.” If you have questions or guest suggestions, Ali would love to hear from you. Call or text her at (323) 364-6356. Or email go-ask-ali-podcast-at-gmail.com. (No dashes) Links of Interest: RAINN - help for survivors of sexual abuse S-ANON - support for loved ones of sex addicts SAA - support for sex addicts Accidentally Brave on Audible Also, from Season 1 of Go Ask Ali:  Casting Light on to the Dark Web w/ Julie CorduaSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Parenting the Digital Wild West w/ Dr. Abe Baggili and Jim Steyer
17-11-2022
Parenting the Digital Wild West w/ Dr. Abe Baggili and Jim Steyer
It’s been about 15 years since Facebook went mainstream and the iPhone was released. In this short time social media and our pocket computers have become indispensable, even addicting. And now we have a new frontier on the horizon, the Metaverse. You’ve probably heard this trendy buzzword, but do you know what it is? Dr. Ibrahim “Abe” Baggili, a cybersecurity and forensics expert, shares his opinion, some content and security risks his team has found, what his biggest fear is, and more. Then our second guest, Jim Steyer, a civil rights attorney and the founder/CEO of Common Sense Media, offers a path forward. His global child advocacy and parental resource non-profit is devoted to child privacy, fighting for big tech regulations, and helping parents navigate the ever-evolving digital wild west.   If you have questions or guest suggestions, Ali would love to hear from you. Call or text her at (323) 364-6356. Or email go-ask-ali-podcast-at-gmail.com. (No dashes) Links of Interest: Dr. Abe Baggili: Twitter Connecticut Institute of Technology  Hacking the Metaverse, LSU Media Center (11/08/22) Baggili Recent Research: Rise of the Metaverse’s Immersive Virtual Reality Malware and the Man-in-the-Room Attack & Defenses Information Commissioner’s Office (UK) Jim Steyer: Twitter Common Sense Media Book: Which Side of History: How Technology Is Reshaping Democracy and Our Lives (2020) Book: Talking Back to Facebook (2012) Child Mind Institute Metaverse in the News: Oculus Founder Claims To Make VR Headset That Will Actually Kill You If You Die In A Game (Forbes, 11/8/22) An Exploration of 12 Metaverse Use Cases (Ericsson, 6/30/22)  Murder In The Metaverse: Crime or Creativity? (Medium, 5/28/22)      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Landscape of Abortion Care w/ Dr. Colleen McNicholas
27-10-2022
The Landscape of Abortion Care w/ Dr. Colleen McNicholas
Chief Medical Officer Dr. Colleen McNicholas is instrumental in running two Planned Parenthood facilities - one in a banned abortion state, Missouri, and the other in a protected abortion state, Illinois. She joins Ali to provide the picture of what abortion care has come to after the U.S Supreme Court announced the Dobbs decision in June stating that abortion is no longer a protected constitutional right. They talk about the monumental demand abortion care facilities are seeing as millions of people around the country living in banned states, but needing this important healthcare, are scrambling when time is of the essence. They also talk about how her Illinois team is finding innovative ways to close the distance gap with its new mobile abortion clinic, what the next generation of doctors will be and the proper way to talk about women’s health and reproduction rights: say ABORTION. It is not a dirty word. [*recorded 10/14/22] If you have questions or guest suggestions, Ali would love to hear from you. Call or text her at (323) 364-6356. Or email go-ask-ali-podcast-at-gmail.com. (No dashes) Links of Interest: National Network of Abortion Funds: https://abortionfunds.org/ Privacy for Self-Managed Abortions: https://www.vice.com/en/article/qjkvjb/police-self-induced-abortion-arrests Action for All (resource): https://choice.crd.co/ Planned Parenthood: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/ Just the Pill (Abortion Care Network): https://www.justthepill.com/ Hope Clinic for Women: https://hopeclinic.com/ Book: Lady Justice by Dahlia Lithwick https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/598207/lady-justice-by-dahlia-lithwick/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.