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The world can be an absolute shit show. But, maybe it would be less of a shit show if we all understood wtf was actually going on.


Join us - Luce, Liv and Rubes, the humans behind Shit You Should Care About - as we try to help you navigate through the thunderous news, politics and pop culture moments (and all the shit in between) that saturate your feed.


If you're after some current events and a bit of a laugh (two things that don't often go hand in hand) then come along for the ride... it could be a shit show.

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As of late, it really does seem like Ellen has been having a moment in the media - but not in the way we are used to.From the not so nice twitter threads, to the deeply worrying reports about workplace culture, racism, and sexual misconduct occurring behind the scenes of her show, Luce and Rubes deep dive into it all.Buzzfeed report 1 on the toxic workplace culture: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/krystieyandoli/ellen-employees-allege-toxic-workplace-cultureBuzzfeed report 2 on sexual misconduct: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/krystieyandoli/ex-ellen-show-employees-sexual-misconduct-allegationsThis episode was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards.And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497Big shout out to Roar Collective for powering The Shit Show!
Yep - you read that right folks! Luce and Rubes sat down with the legend that is Chlöe Swarbrick to get the word on weed, and boy oh boy, did we ever.Chlöe, who is the NZ Green Party’s Drug Reform Spokesperson (among many other things) sat down with us to explain the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill that we’ll be voting on in the upcoming election - and she did not disappoint.Come along for the ride to hear us break down the proposed bill, with plenty of memes and laughter to break up the political chat.Read about the referendums (or is it referenda?) here: https://www.referendums.govt.nz/cannabis/index.htmlENROL TO VOTE HERE: https://vote.nz/This episode of The Shit Show was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards.And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497Thanks to our mates at Roar Collective for powering The Shit Show!
This week Luce and Rubes unpack *that* AOC speech, and why being a father or a husband does not allow you a free pass to be sexist, misogynistic, or to call someone a fucking bitch.You’d think it would go without saying, right?Links to the articles discussed:New York Post: https://nypost.com/2020/07/26/whats-really-vulgar-is-aocs-fake-outrage-devine/New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/us/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-sexism-congress.htmlThis episode was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards.And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497Thanks to our mates at Roar Collective for powering The Shit Show!
Welcome to another episode of “Let’s get politiCOOL” where, when we see fit, we breakdown wtf is going on, politically.Today we tackle the Andrew Falloon and Iain Lees-Galloway saga’s before deep-diving into the culture of politics these days, how it enables the abuse of power, the prevalence of sexual misconduct, and how mental health is being used as a political tool.It’s a big one, so buckle up.This episode of The Shit Show was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards.And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497Big shout out to Roar Collective for powering The Shit Show!
I took the cognitive test Trump “aced” to see if I could run the USA.Trump has been banging on about acing this cognitive test, so I took it, live on the podcast to see if I was fit to do his job.Listen in to see how I did!The test! https://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2020/jul/19/trump-says-he-aced-this-cognitive-test-can-you/Trump talking about the test: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/07/10/trump-hannity-cognitive-test/
Welcome to the first installment of “Let’s get politiCOOL” where, when we see fit, we breakdown wtf going on, politically. We’ll discuss - in our unorthodox, un-expert, and totally UN biased way (can you pick up sarcasm through text?) - some of the most important goings-on in the election cycle (that goes for you NZ, and you too USA). Today we tackle just wtf is happening to the NZ National Party, why Todd Muller’s resignation was an important step for mental health, and the legacy of Judith “Crusher” Collins. This episode of The Shit Show was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards.And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497
HANGXIETY (hangover anxiety)Today, Luce, Rubes and Liv (welcome back to the pod Liv!!) chat about Hangxiety.You know, that awful feeling you get the day after drinking when you’re too anxious to function?You’ve felt that? Yeah, us too. But what is it? What are some of our experiences? How do you deal with it? What’s the actual science behind it? The gals have you covered!This episode of The Shit Show was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston, Ruby Edwards and Olivia Mercer.And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497
Kanye NOT?

Kanye NOT?

2020-07-0919:28

On today's bonus ep Luce chats about Kanye's potential Presidential run (or walk as he calls it.)Is it even possible for him to run 4 months out? What party would he run for? Who’s on his campaign team? What would his policies be? What do you MEAN he's never voted?Listen in as Luce answers all your burning questions (to the best of her ability!) Forbes article that Luce keeps mentioning: https://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2020/07/08/kanye-west-says-hes-done-with-trump-opens-up-about-white-house-bid-damaging-biden-and-everything-in-between/#2c123de147aa
Is Facebook Over?

Is Facebook Over?

2020-07-0727:28

Facebook - which low key started as a “hot or not” rating site (who knew?) - Is in hot water. Again.In this episode Luce and Rubes dive into Facebook’s controversial past, some of their recent scandals, and why companies are boycotting them now in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.Also - who knew that Facebook employees had an internal version of Facebook called Workplace where they have to lodge their disputes? Not us. Listen in!This episode was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards, and as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497Thanks to our mates at Roar Collective for powering The Shit Show!
WTF is PIZZAGATE?

WTF is PIZZAGATE?

2020-06-2932:04

What do Hillary Clinton, Justin Bieber, a Pizza Parlour in Washington, and TikTok have in common? They’re all linked to Pizzagate, a conspiracy theory that came to light in 2016 and is having a moment right now, four years on. Today Luce and Rubes do what they do best and debunk this conspiracy theory for you all - and you better believe that once again, TikTok has a huge role to play in it’s resurgence. This episode was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards, and as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497Thanks to our mates at Roar Collective for powering The Shit Show!
This week we are talking about how K-Pop stans and TikTokers rolled Trump’s rally in Tulsa and how young people are 👏🏽the 👏🏽future 👏🏽From reserving tickets at Trump’s latest rally to taking over racist hashtags in support of the Black Lives Matter movement - we talk about how young people aren’t simply playing pranks, they’re being straight up activists, and we are here for it. This episode of The Shit Show was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards. And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497
DEFUND THE POLICE

DEFUND THE POLICE

2020-06-1531:331

We’re back, and this time we are debunking what it means to DEFUND THE POLICE.We start off chatting about the essay you all have to read: “Confessions of a former bastard cop,” before launching into the topic of the day:What the fuck does defunding the police mean?Does it mean you call 111 and no one comes? Are criminals going to be roaming the streets? Is anyone actually doing it? (spoiler: YES)Tune in to listen to Luce and Rubes do what they do best - help you give a shit about defunding the police.This episode was powered by Part Time Rangers: makers of the famous “White Rhino’s!” Find out more here: https://parttimerangers.co.nz/#0“Confessions of a former bastard cop”: https://medium.com/@OfcrACab/confessions-of-a-former-bastard-cop-bb14d17bc759Facts about NZ Police bias against Maori: https://thespinoff.co.nz/society/the-side-eye/28-06-2019/the-side-eye-the-receiving-end/This episode was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards from Shit You Should Care About! And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497
This week Luce and Rubes tackle some bloody important topics.We start off by discussing the riots in America and the importance of speaking up and doing better.We then launch into the stories of the week: Trumps latest executive order against social media (and his new vendetta against Twitter) and Amy Cooper and the weaponization of whiteness.Then we bring things home, by taking a deep dive into how Simon Bridges got rolled and who the fuck Todd Muller is.This episode was brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards from Shit You Should Care About! And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497
WTF is Obamagate?

WTF is Obamagate?

2020-05-2524:37

Yes. We are doing it. We are diving down the rabbit hole that is "Obamagate" so you don't have to.Listen to Luce and Rubes explain to you, in the simplest way they know how: what the fuck Obamagate is, and what Trumps latest conspiracy theory is really distracting us from.Brought to you by Lucy Blakiston and Ruby Edwards from Shit You Should Care About! And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497
Today Luce and Rubes talk about *that* Adele photo, and why her “transformation” is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS, before tackling the wider issue - why do we comment on people’s weight? And why do we put so much emphasis on weight anyway?We chat about concern trolling, Lizzo, healthcare malpractice when it comes to managing weight, and why we should stay the fuck out of people’s business. How you look isn’t an accurate representation of your health! Listen in for some passionate chats - as per.Recommendations: I Weigh pod with Jameela Jamil and Roxanne Gay: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/roxane-gay/id1498855031?i=1000473940165Boyhood (film.)Articles mentioned: Everything you know about obesity is wrong: https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/everything-you-know-about-obesity-is-wrong/The Art of Compliments: https://shityoushouldcareabout.com/home/theartofcomplimentsAnd as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497
This week we introduce Rubes - the long lost third member of SYSCA (and best pal of Luce and Liv.) We laugh for WAY too long about 5G and Kelly and Ryan from The Office before launching into our more important topics of the day: Ahmaud Arbery, North Korea, and a bunch of other rabbit holes.We then discuss (well, scrape the surface of) the ideology behind a conference known as “the mansplaining event of the century” and how the alt right exists. We also talk a lot of shit about Trump. Just another day in the life right?Articles:How the Western Media Got North Korea So Wrong https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/western-media-north-korea-wrong-200505155134971.htmlSudan to outlaw female genital mutilation https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/may/01/sudan-to-outlaw-female-genital-mutilation-fgmHow the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory went from fringe to mainstream https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/4/24/21231085/coronavirus-5g-conspiracy-theory-covid-facebook-youtubeCall for credit card freezes on porn sites https://www.google.com/search?q=Call+for+credit+card+freeze+on+porn+sites+(BBC)&rlz=1C5CHFA_enNZ753NZ753&oq=Call+for+credit+card+freeze+on+porn+sites+(BBC)&aqs=chrome..69i57.204j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8And as always you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497
This week Luce and Liv absolutely GUSH about the masterpiece that is Normal People, they dive into possible covid vaccinations, and explain to you guys the upcoming cannabis referendum. Then, Luce does a deep dive into Arbonne, the MLM company coming under fire at the moment, with Liam Sharma who wrote the article: White Mercedes-Benz, VSCO filters & cooked concerts. We need to talk about Arbonne. It gets juicy and tea (orr fizz sticks) get spilt! Headlines: Profits and Pride at Stake, the Race for a Vaccine Intensifies: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/02/us/politics/vaccines-coronavirus-research.html Here’s what we’ll be voting on in the cannabis referendum https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/01-05-2020/heres-what-well-be-voting-on-in-the-cannabis-referendum A quarantine anthology series is already in the works at Netflix https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/y3maqv/quarantine-anthology-series-social-distance-netflix Why Zoom is Terrible: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/29/sunday-review/zoom-video-conference.html Can children spread the coronavirus? It’s complicated. https://www.vox.com/2020/5/2/21241636/coronavirus-children-kids-spread-transmit-switzerland Liam’s Article: https://www.saucemag.co.nz/beauty/arbonne Ainsley’s Article: https://shityoushouldcareabout.com/home/arbonne As usual you can find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout, online at www.shityoushouldcareabout.com or in our facebook group the Shit You Should Care About Squad here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497
SHIT CHAT: Jess Quinn

SHIT CHAT: Jess Quinn

2020-04-2753:211

This week we have our very first SHIT CHAT (podcast edition) with none other than the queen Jess Quinn.At 9 years old, Jess lost her leg to cancer - but has that slowed her down? Shit no. From modelling campaigns, to dancing with the stars to carrying a bloody olympic torch, Jess is a FORCE.We chat about everything from her story, to the state of the modelling industry - even about who would replace Donald Trump. We go down some great rabbit holes together.You can find Jess here: @jessicaemilyquinnAnd find us here @shityoushouldcareabout or at shityoushouldcareabout.com
Bad Sex

Bad Sex

2020-04-2053:18

This week’s episode is about BAD SEX, a topic driven from the response we had to an anonymous article posted on our website titled “Bad Sex.” We are not talking about having sex with someone who is bad in bed, but sex that leaves you feeling shit - and the lack of vocabulary that exists around it.The episode starts with Lucy banging on about One Direction before launching into ‘Around the World in 5 headlines.” Then, we have a massively important discussion about the grey area between consensual sex and sexual assault - the grey area that we can only call, ‘Bad Sex.’Articles mentioned:Productivity: https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/4/17/21201878/quarantine-productivity-social-distancing-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-19-capitalism-ep-thompsonRohingya donation page and article: https://www.tearfund.org.nz/ https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/4/feature-women-mobilize-to-prevent-covid-19-in-rohingya-refugee-campsUnconventional Beauty Advice: https://www.russh.com/unconventional-beauty-advice/Tom moore’s donation page and article: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52333127Fiona Apple’s new album sounds like 2020 feels: https://www.vox.com/culture/2020/4/17/21225315/fiona-apple-fetch-the-bolt-cutters-reviewLuce’s 1D Article: https://shityoushouldcareabout.com/home/1dFeeling shit? https://shityoushouldcareabout.com/feeling-shitFollow us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout, or on our website at www.shityoushouldcareabout.com
In today's BONUS episode, Luce discusses a topic she knows very well - One Direction, and whether they're getting back together. First she lays out everything we know so far, what all the boys have said, and all the sneaky things going on online, before finishing off with the ultimate One Direction power ranking and discussion about what each member would get out of a reunion. Take a break from the shit show that is the world at the moment, and sink your teeth into some 1D. Find us on instagram at @shityoushouldcareabout, or come hang out in our Facebook group “Shit You Should Care About Squad” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2653704428049497
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