The Ugly

Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t!

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Show Notes

In this episode, Nicnac drops as much of the mask as they can muster and just tries to deal with it in hopes of coming out the other side. 

Credits

The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica

If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations!

The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Borderline

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Show Notes:

In this episode, Nicnac’s creativity and life train is jarringly derailed by their very frustrated body’s instance on closeness despite Nicnac’s mind objecting to the cries. This forces Nicnac to explore a different kind of date seeking despite their extremely rational objections and ongoing gender changes.

Nicnac hopes this episode can serve as an admittedly dramatized look into their mind and their loathing of the gender they were assigned at birth.

They hope they can find someone far from Hellhole, CA who can see them for who they are. And, that they might work together to actually climb the Denali that could be divergent love. For Nicnac knows that people are people too.   

Credits

The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica

If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations!

The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Genius Is Pain And Being Wrong

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Show Notes

In the episode, Nicnac reflects on their second conversation with Antony and tries to signal where they want to go next. This leads Nicnac back to their creative process and the problem of not being commercial while having walked backward into broadcasting. They tie it all to John’s simple statement of fact that genius is pain while noting it has to be packaged in just the right way. Nicnac hopes they package it in the right way just often enough.

Credits

The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica

If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations!


The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Nobody Told US

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Show Notes

In this episode, Nicnac has the privilege of being rejoined by Antony to wax about the challenges of being creatively divergent in a world nobody told us about. They muse about the last 20 years, the future and the further-flung past in a worthy follow-up to “Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed”. Please check out Antony’s wonderful music and podcasts including Glass Onion: on John Lennon, Film Gold and Life and Life Only

Credits

The music is Raindrop Rahspody by Josh Elkinberry, Mr. Rainbow-No Love by Nicnac Marsh, The Fools Guide by Anthony Rotunno and, of course, Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica

If you enjoy this music please support these independent artists by buying their work or making donations!
The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

20 Years

Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t!

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Show Notes

In this episode, Nicnac reflects on the horrors of 9/11 even from 2,800 miles and 20 years away and tells what they remember of that morning 20 years ago from the perspective of an isolated and burnt-out kid who loves flight sim and hates war and oppression…They talk about the dim view they take of the choices made by world leaders in the 20 years since that day and the 56 years prior to that day 

Credits

The music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry.

The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Say No To Dogma

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Show Notes

In this episode, Nicnac thinks back to the horrors of being a child and having that natural wonder beaten down and suppressed. Although Nicnac has never been able to tolerate children (even as a child) they see and know the pain of childhood. They encourage those that do have the skills needed to be there for children to let them be human. They encourage adults to remember a free their inner child.

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Credits

The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry.

The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com.

The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

They Say It’s Raining

Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and autistic life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t!

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Show Notes

In this episode, Nicnac reviews some notable media portrayals of Autism and autistic traits and puts them in the context of their personal experience of life on the spectrum as best they can. They focus their efforts on Raymond from Rain Man, House from House MD, and Leonard and Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. Nicnac notes that the writers for House and Big Bang claimed their characters weren’t Autistic. Likely to try and give themself artistic license. Although Nicnac loves both shows at various points in their runs Nicnac views this move as dishonest and harmful to people that live the lives portrayed on a daily basis. Rain Man is a far worse case of the writer using Raymond as little more than a cheap story mechanic to force change in the main character (keep in mind Nicnac is a struggling writer. They get these things).

Nicnac again emphasizes the incredible diversity of the spectrum and how little those that don’t have lived experience truly know about Autistic life. Nicnac encourages media creators and consumers to be inclusive ad admit when they fall short. Nicnac strives to hold themselves to the same standard.

Links

Learn From Autistics

Autistamatic YouTube Channel

Autistic Collaboration

Sarah Kurchak

Credits

The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry.

The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com.

The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2021 by Nicnac Marsh and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License