Imagination Revolution: U.B.I.
By Kori Doty
Conversations about Basic Income structures are often spun to the neoliberal tune of "How much will it cost?", "How could we pay for that?", "People would do nothing!"
This is a different angle, where instead we look at the social losses incurred by NOT introducing UBI. People have gifts that aren't making it to society while folks are locked into eat to-work to-sleep to repeat cycle.
Join us to witness our guided visualizations of the futures we want to live.
Hosted by Kori Doty, koridoty.com
Imagination Revolution: U.B.I.Feb 17, 2023
Fighting Hard, Staying Soft: visioning castles in the sky
This episode is an interview with traveling artist, tech worker, community builder and social media rebel rouser Riles Spicer (they/them). We talk about a lot of things including organizing skills, building trust, choosing battles, learning discernment and the ways that the current capitalist paradigm makes those things hard.
You can support this show and Kori's other work by joining their Donut Club on Patreon: patreon.com/koridoty
The tiktok that got this conversation started:
Some of the ideas and teachers we reference in the show are:
https://www.tadahozumi.org/ -when we sit at a table to "do business", what is left out?
https://drkimberlydouglass.com/ - the dangerous conflation of leadership/organizing & management
https://www.lindastout.org/ - the need to imagine the world we want to live in without the restrictions of "but how?"
Kori's appearance on Good Morning Britain- when the fight is not about the opponent, but the audience.
Caterpillars become goo- becoming something new may involve a complete deconstruction
Claiming and Being Claimed by a Future that Cannot Be Unspoken
This episode is a conversation with my old friend Sharon Pink where we talk about all sorts of things including relationship to ancestry and traditions, queerness, kink, art, food security, consent and mythologies of scarcity. It was recorded in January 2023, so there are some references to upcoming events that came and went before the show was finished in editing, but I left them in for the conversation.
You can find Sharon here: https://www.sharonishere.com/
And some of the other things that come up in this conversation can be found by following these breadcrumbs:
You can support this podcast by joining Kori's Donut Club at patreon.com/koridoty
Following a Calling Towards Pleasure w/ Taara of the Modern Bed
This episode of Imagination Revolution UBI I am joined by non-monogamous, pansexual sex and intimacy educator and host of the podcast, Sex Ed for the Modern Bed, Taara Rose. We talk about her journey out of personally extractive resource extraction work towards following a calling towards embodied pleasure in the field of somatic sex education. We talk about the need for more diversity in educators and care providers and how structures like UBI could open types of work that have often been restricted to those with privilege. We explore values, limits of censorship heavy social media and the pressure to monatize and challenges in imagining our way out of struggle.
Bold Visioning & Brave Bargaining; Beyond Gaps in Business Shaped Governance
This is part 2 of my conversation with Elise Ian Fields, where we get in even further to issues with corporate over reach & governance failures in attempting to operate social services as for profit businesses. We talk about bold visioning, allyship, ableism, autonomy, ageism and accessible neighborhoods. If you missed part one of our conversation, check out episode 3.
Some things that come up in this episode:
"You Are My Comrade, or You Are a Bootlicker": Episode 3 w/ Elyse Ian Fields
This is part one of a long juicy conversation I had with Elise Ian Fields as a part of this exploration of what our lives could look like with our basics covered. We talk about capitalism failing at providing services, profiting on collapse, mutual aid, and middle age history podcasts.
Come back for part 2 of this conversation, in episode 4.
The Spaciousness of A Supported Life
A conversation with brow tamer and pleasure seeker
Reia Lance exploring how pleasure, connection and balance can grow in the spaciousness of a supported life.
Our conversation makes the full circle from day sex to informed consent for shadow play, stopping along the way to talk about sleep timing, personal agency, orienting the body and nervous system to pleasure, calling in sick, dreamy victorian mansions with dungeons in the basement and being in relationships with systems in balance.
Links to stuff that comes up in the conversation that is worth more reading:
https://moneywise.com/managing-money/budgeting/boots-theory-of-socioeconomic-unfairness (being poor is expensive)
https://yourmoneyoryourlife.com/book-summary/ (Vicki Robbins- what's the true cost of going to work?)
https://www.homelesshub.ca/blog/cost-savings-associated-housing-first (Conservativism isn't fiscally smart)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2014/08/20/the-buy-nothing-year-how-two-roommates-saved-more-than-55000/?sh=16d56c894c00 (Reia's friend Geoff who went "buy nothing"
https://www.facebook.com/events/601024662027890 (sober dance party)
https://thereframecollective.com/ (the new years’ workshop host that talked about clear intentions and open attention)
Jess DeVries: Unpacking Shame and Learning to Feel
Somatic Sex Educator and Sexological Body worker Jess DeVries of Portland, Oregon joins me to discuss slowing down, learning to feel, making up for gaps in shitty sex ed, and how all that ties into imagining our way out of a system that exploits us and deprives us agency.
In the original recording, all Kori's audio was too compromised to use, so they combed through it, transcribed what they could and re-recorded their side of the conversation. While it may at points seem like there is less laughs and agreement passed between us than would be expected, that's why.
You can find Jess online at https://www.patreon.com/BelovedCoaching/ , https://www.belovedcoaching.net/ or on IG @BelovedCoaching
This is the first episode I have recorded and am releasing since I took a year long hiatus to devote my attention to my partner Coco through cancer treatment. That process continues but I am back to recording this show and booking guests to come on and share with me and my listeners what they would do if/when all their basics are guarenteed. This is Imagination Revolution: UBI. Support the show at koridoty.com or patreon.com/koridoty
2. Death & Rebirth out of exploitative economies with Rhoneil
Rhoneil is an artist, musician and newly hatching somatic therapist. We talk about trials and bold steps she has run in pursuit of her life long dream of getting out of the conveyor belt systems. This journey goes through the internal, social and planetary layers, looking at limitations, pleasure, gratitude and magic. Support this show and my other projects by becoming a backer on patreon.com/koridoty and follow all of my work at koridoty.com
You can find more of Rhoneil at linktr.ee/Rhoneil
1: How Do We Even Imagine? With Hope Warren
Hope Warren is a 41 year old disabled trans woman. She is currently taking some time outside the conventional workforce as she recovers from injuries incurred as a blue collar & trades worker. We talk about how hard it can be to even entertain questions like, "What would you do if money wasn't an issue?" and get into a bunch of fun side tangents like how gender and value are socialized, how capitalists are sucking at capitalism, and the process of unlearning grind culture to enable healing.
Imagination Revolution: UBI. 0)The Invitation
This is the seed. A show will grow from it, but first it is taking some time, sitting in the moist, dark; ruminating, building up potential. From this seed great things will grow- keep an eye out.