Nicnac (she/they) is a passionate self-identifying autistic trans and queer person in her late 30s. Nicnac debuted her personal podcast The Nicnac Podcast in May of 2006. Her podcast features philosophical monologs and conversations with others about divergent life. Nicnac also hosts a dedicated series on flight simulation and other forms of computer simulation software called FSRideAlong which debuted in 2010.
In the past 15 years, Nicnac has produced over 400 episodes across their main podcast and their FSRideAlong Series. Nicnac has also volunteered her time in her community to produce and host audio content for radio and streaming media.
She is an all-around geek for learning about the world and its systems. As a result, she is extremely passionate about social justice and favors societal structures that ensure individual needs are met while working out communal concerns through Dynamic Governance and related processes.
As a creative person with a unique neurotype and a degree in game design, Nicnac places a high value on expressive projects. She believes that expressive projects are one of the better ways to cope with the phenomena of human life. She understands that neurodiversity means that every individual is unique. She hopes that the balance of her output proves to be a force for good.
Please listen and decide for yourself.
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Nicnac thanks those willing to listen. She knows that being empathetic is one of the biggest challenges a human can undertake.
She hopes every individual can find the safety and support to empower them and meet their needs
The music used in the podcast opening is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Nicnac thanks both groups for allowing their creations to be used in this production via The Creative Commons.
Nicnac shares and knows the value of The Creative Commons approach to intellectual creations.
In this episode Nicnac tries to challenge themselves and listeners to do better than Thanksgiving and the way we are supposed to spend the holiday. Nicnac impresses the importance of holding ourselves and our ancestors accountable for our atrocities and failings in the never ending pursuit of a world, species, and life that sucks less.
As Nicnac is still in Seattle, she opts to focus this episode on SimCity and Cities:Skylines and how using these software toys might help inspire one to think about communities in ways outside of the western colonial norm. Nicnac hopes this episode may serve as a kind of bridge connecting FSRideAlong and other simulation games content to the rest of her long-running podcast.
In this episode, Nicnac reports from Seattle where they are experiencing a very potent mix of old memories and new experiences with their partner after enduring a harrowing Greyhound bus trip from hell. They remind both themselves and their listeners of the importance of connection and the solace and safety the right connection can offer in the face of the harsh outside world.
In this episode, Nicnac tries to get her head out of the happy clouds long enough to think in the face of the challenges posed by all the things that have happened in her life as of late. Although they feel lucky, they know that they and other divergent people like themselves face a severe uphill battle, particularly in these times. She is continuing her climb up the mountain and hopes you are as well
In this episode, Nicnac talks with her friend Moss Wildwing about a unique Coming Out Day Experience they both had that inspired each other. They go on to talk about being queer, trans, and otherwise divergent in both Chico and San Francisco. They also discuss mental health and psychology. They come to no definite conclusions but they both express much hope and look forward to future conversations and a more positive world heavily influenced by queer culture.
In this episode, Nicnac tells of a new partnership and love that has her crazy twitterpated and happy. She asks listeners to help her get some writing projects finished and work towards seeing her new partner in Seattle. A place she has been homesick for for 10 years anyway.