Ingrid Ostby
Ingrid Ostby
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 25: #MeToo founder Tarana Burke on Brett Kavanaugh (transcript)

"Believe women' or 'believe survivors' is not just like, 'Believe us at all costs, don’t investigate.'

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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 24: Nonwhite men and black metal; hip-hop’s favorite lawyer

"As soon as I walk in, somebody — usually some big dude — will say like, 'What the fuck is a black person doing here?'"
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 22: Marriage and same-sex attraction among Mormons (full transcript)

Can a gay man and a straight woman be happily married — to each other?
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 21: Trans women homicides; black women tattooists (full transcript)

Trans women of color face violence at disproportionate levels compared to the general population. The average life expectancy for a trans woman of color in America is only 35 years old.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 20: Trans male models on the runway; taxi driver suicides (full transcript)

Our correspondents investigate trans inclusivity on the runway and a recent string of suicides among cab drivers.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 19: Shaun King and the morality of doxxing people online (full transcript)

Shaun King is a journalist and political organizer who has close to 3 million followers. Some say he’s an internet vigilante. But are his methods of calling out racism and violence ethical?

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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 18: Kim Kardashian West and prison reform in the Trump era (full transcript)

"Who loses if we decide that, because Trump is so objectionable on 99 other issues, we won’t help the prisoners? The prisoners lose — not the liberal critics, not the people on Twitter."
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 17: HIV-positive service members; the death of Tyrone West (full transcript)

"I’ma keep fighting nonstop until killer cops are in cell blocks."
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 16: The process of reversing a gender transition (full transcript)

Serena Daniari discusses detransitioning with those who’ve experienced it, then speaks about the process with a transgender therapist specializing in gender identity.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 15: John Legend; out football players (full transcript)

Jake Horowitz speaks with award-winning musician John Legend about criminal justice reform, and Evan Ross Katz interviews former football players like Wade Davis to discuss being out as an athlete.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 14: A trans governor makes history; the CBD oil boom (full transcript)

Serena Daniari sits down with Christine Hallquist, the first trans woman of a major party to win a primary, and Jeff Ihaza finds out what's up with the CBD trend around New York City and the U.S.

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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 13: Hip-hop and cryptocurrency; the problem with minimum wage

'Mic Dispatch' correspondents explore how hip-hop artists are jumping into the novel world of cryptocurrencies, and to a woman who lost her job and is fighting for higher minimum wage.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 12: Exploring 3D-printed guns; inside the world of incels

Jake Horowitz explores the legality and consequences of 3D-printing guns, and Yoonj Kim interviews a former incel, or involuntary celibate, about the misogyny and racism that incels often display.
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‘Mic Dispatch’ episode 11: Rapper 21 Savage; the police shooting of Tyler Gebhard (full transcript)

On episode 11 of 'Mic Dispatch,' Chantel Simpson talks with 21 Savage about black youth and money management, and Aaron Morrison talks with the family of police shooting victim Tyler Gebhard.
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‘Mic Dispatch’: Inside the FBI’s crackdown on “black identity extremists” (Full transcript)

Welcome to Mic Dispatch, a new Facebook Watch show from 'Mic.'