Nicnac Podcast : Stress Gated

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In this episode Nicnac laments the needless pressure caused by the many ‘stress gates’ they are navigating through and hopes that their work and the work of others may eventually lead to a less hostile world for divergent people like themselves

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

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Routine Disruption

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Note: Nicnac is still having adudo difficulties; they did their best in the edit and are working to resolve them. Your patience is appreciated! 

In this episode, Nicnac offers some sage advice on gender transitions,integrity, life and neurodivergence as they continue to try to hold themselves together. “If you’re going through hell keep on going”.

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

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Don’t Stop

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In this episode Nicnac tries to keep her momentum as she faces a variety of hurdles in the next few months before hopefully moving to Seattle to be with her partner 

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

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The Nicnac Podcast & FSRideAlong Series is © 2006-2022 by The Nicnac Podcast Network and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Help Me Take This Mask Off

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In this episode Nicnac tries to deal with all the things the universe is challenging her with while expressing gratitude for the autistic and neurodivergent communities.

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

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

The Guilty Season

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In this episode Nicnac turns her attention to the insincerity she perceives in many of the winter holiday traditions. She deduces that this behavior is driven by guilt and suggests an alternate course of action amidst her struggle to save money and keep her momentum.

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

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

Coming Out in California with Moss Wildwing

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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.

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

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Going Beyond The Mind (You Were Cool)

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In this episode, Nicnac talks about where she is in divergent life, transitioning and thinking back to a person they once knew in passing who was so cool. She feels the sting of the missed connection even years later and tries to find the good in the missed connection and living the day-to-day challenges of being divergent. Nicnac advises you to skip if you aren’t ready to bawl your eyes out with love. She thanks you for sticking with her!

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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

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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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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. 

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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

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

Being Studied And Treated

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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In this episode, Nicnac turns a critical eye towards what little help is offered for divergent individuals with and without means in The United States. They break down their personal experience with their support systems both internal and external. They’ve come to like and accept most aspects of being an autistic, physically limited, queer, and trans person. But, they still struggle and endure much physical and mental pain from both the internal and external world. 

Being physically limited, their autism is their superpower. They have no interest in a cure! 

They don’t use person-first language these days because they would not be who they are were it not for their genetic inheritance and the traumatic life experience that inheritance has lead to.  it’s pain that leads to creative divergent ability. Nothing else. They seek only support that will empower their authentically autistic self. 

Little of that is available in The US. Still, less of it is being developed. Nicnac encourages anyone listening that cares to address them using their proper name and pronouns (Nicnac, They/Them). They understand that this takes getting used to and ask that people self-correct quickly before moving on.

To the scientific, education and medical communities, they point out that much of what they are currently doing isn’t helpful to their experience of being on the spectrum. It’s a spectrum so results will vary from individual to individual. They list their unmet needs in hopes that someone with the power to help meet them might hear. They do this mainly because their in-person articulative abilities are more limited than in the context of the podcast.

They find it strange how it all comes down to Maslow and Rosenberg. As if society has spent the last 48 years or so intentionally forgetting the tremendous thought that took place in the mid to late 20th century. They implore listeners to get over their amnesia. Pointing out that lives depend on it and noting that continuing their own life is mostly contingent on getting their needs meet and having their own space where they can stimm, game and live as they see fit. Including their extremely divergent sleeping habits that are functionally non-functional.

They have no qualms with dying on this hill. After so many years of living a life of social deprivation and ostracisation, the conclusion to them is pretty simple. People that fail to meet societal standards aren’t failures. Society is the falling element. They implore people to care enough to do better. Knowing that more wrongness will come. But, hoping that rightness will come along at some point. If not for them then for future generations that endure the dualistic nature of being on the harsher end of our neurologically diverse species.

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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

Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed

In this episode, Nicnac sits down with Antony Rotunno, a teacher, podcaster, musician, truth seeker and life coach to talk about artistic media creation, the search for truth, John Lennon, The Beatles and everything in-between. This is a hugely deep conversation that will likely cause both Nicnac and listeners to rethink some things.

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Check out all of Antony’s work at https://www.antonyrotunno.com/

The opening music is Raindrop Rhapsody by Josh Eikenberry. We also hear a selection of Antony’s “Life Goes On” featuring an amazing violin solo by María Martín. “Life Goes On” is copyright 2017 by Antony Rotunno and included with his permission. Check out his music at https://www.antonyrotunno.com/ The closing music is Catch Me If You Can by Attica Attica. Find them at atticaattica.bandcamp.com.

I thank these artists for allowing their creations to be used in this production. 

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