Listener Mail, Travel Pile, & DAPL Hippies

We often get emails from listeners, whether they email directly or comment on Facebook posts. Everyone’s opinion deserves to be heard, so we read those messages here on the show. Today we have comments from Dean, Susan, Bunjosh, and Sarah. Some of them wrote in expressing their anger, so we filed a few under the ‘hate mail’ title. Download and listen to the audio file here, and find out what people think of our topics, and listen to our responses to people just like you:

Then, since I am traveling by plane to Tacoma myself this week, we did a travel pile, including stories from a woman who departed the plane via the emergency exit and jumping off the wing before the plane had even made it to the gate. We have travel facts about how people behave on plane trips, and how often people fly.

And, as the DAPL Pipeline protests are still ongoing, Natives there have notices a rather odd trend. The reports of protester violence and verbal abuse toward the police does seem to be true, but it doesn’t appear to be perpetrated by Natives. It seems white people – hippies to be specific, have been moving in and co-opting the camp and making it their own. They have no regard for following established rules, including eating all the food but not helping to clean anything up. They are bringing drums, guitars, smoking a lot of weed, and essentially seem to be converting the protest into a music festival. True water protectors have overheard many of them openly comparing DAPL to Burning Man and the Rainbow Gathering. Natives do hope that the cold weather and harsh South Dakota winter will drive the riff raff out, leaving only the truly committed behind. Bottom line, Hippies suck.

Listen to us talk about it and make fun of the hippies by downloading today’s 30 minute audio file here and listen to more STIMULATING Native talk radio. Share the show with your friends and other natives on Facebook! We also appreciate getting reviews about the show, which you can leave via the website or on iTunes.

Cliff and Brandon are both registered members of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians and host the Tribal Podcast each and every week with all our past episodes available online at They talk about native issues in the news and anything of interest to Native Americans! See you all next week!

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