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Why you so salty? The anger episode

Back in The Before Times, I had a monthly advice show called Asking for a Friend at Sea Tea Comedy Theater in downtown Hartford, and in one part of the show, the house lights would come up and the audience members took the mic and talked about what was bothering them.

From being annoyed about pumpkin spice, to frustrations with the healthcare industry, pollution, and racism, no gripe was too small or too vast to put words to.

The segment was called “Y U SO SALTY”, and it’s the inspiration for today’s entire show. You’ll hear audio from Asking for a Friend, and voicemails from adults and kids, and you’ll hear what’s gotten under the skin of some Connecticut Public employees, too.

Plus, a philosopher on why anger is essential to anti-racist struggle.

You'll hear saltiness from: Tianna Glass-Trip, Pratima Singh, Chion Wolf, Mari Firkatian, Tracy Wu-Fastenberg, Allan Smith, Alexa LaFever, Julia Pistell, Patrick Rico Williams, Zulynette Morales, Richard Hollant, Aisha Mo, Jim Bonaldo, Scarlett Cistulli, Brian Hines, Karen Hines (no relation), Allie Rivera, Jaleith Gary, Ryan Lindsay, Kamora Herrington, Drew John Ladd, Suzi Craig, Anthony Emanuel, Emily Lowinger, Macy Lipkin, Marilyn Rosetti, David Zakur, Sonja Pasquantonio, Meg Fitzgerald, Sophia MacGillis, Robyn Doyon-Aitken, Victoria Martinez, Ella Fisher, James & Daniel Russell, Paige Wittingham, Charlotte Donnely, and Aidan, Willow, and Arwen Gladis Perez-Sauquillo.

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  • Myisha Cherry is an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Her most recent book is called The Case for Rage: Why Anger Is Essential to Anti-Racist Struggle

Jessica Severin de Martinez, Catie Talarski, and Abe Levine contributed to this show.

Chion Wolf is the host of Audacious with Chion Wolf on Connecticut Public.
Jessica Severin de Martinez is a producer for Audacious with Chion Wolf.
Catie Talarski is Senior Director of Storytelling and Radio Programming at Connecticut Public.
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