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Spemma: The Homo Sapien Podcast

Emma Thorp and Sparkle TOAO

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Spemma: The Homo Sapien Podcast

Spemma: The Homo Sapien Podcast

Emma Thorp and Sparkle TOAO

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Do you wanna get high on some knowledge today? Join Sparkle and Emma as they unwind and unpack what it means to be a Homo Sapien living on Wash U campus & here in the world.

Latest Episodes

Spemma 205: Officer Casem

After a brief hiatus where Emma tried to get her life together, SPEMMA IS BACK! Spemma sat down with Campus Celebrity WUPD officer Casem known widely across campus for telling people to keep track of their items and LABEL THEIR PHONES! You can often see Officer Casem in BD late at night making sure everyone knows to put their student ID number in their phones/laptops. Officer Casem recounts his emotional journey serving as a police officer for the Ferguson police department, and offers up his thoughts on why we shouldn't automatically fear law enforcement. Casem discusses why he joined law enforcement and how he ended up at this crazy land of Wash U, and finally calls out the bird scooters as the ableist commodity they are. (SPEMMA: The Homo Sapien Podcast publicly denounces the bird scooter. They must end.) In summary, Emma hates birds, Sparkle hates birds, Officer Casem hates the birds, and ALL WASH U STUDENTS SHOULD LABEL THEIR PHONES!!Spemma would like to offer a quick trigger warning for this episode. Towards the end Officer Casem tells the emotional story of Jamyla Bolden, a nine-year-old girl who has shot and killed while she was doing homework in her home. Officer Greg Casem was one of the first responders on the scene and did everything he could to save Jamyla's life. As Team Spemma, we are honored that Officer Casem joined us to share his stories with the Wash U community, but encourage all of our listeners to take care of themselves in whatever ways they can.

39 MIN2019 NOV 9
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Spemma 205: Officer Casem

SOS Sessions: Agree to Disagree

It isTIMEEEEE to stop running from the uncomfortable andlearnfrom it!! Listen up to how you can go about that risk that you're afraid of taking. So happy to continue the SOS Sessions with you beautiful people.

12 MIN2019 OCT 20
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SOS Sessions: Agree to Disagree

Spemma 204: Eromosei (Daniel) Osemobor

ESpemma is taking a throwback with Eromosei (Daniel) Osemobor, a sophomore at wash u on the pre med track and one of Sparkles good friends from FSAP. He sat down with SPEMMA this week to talk about being an EMT on campus and the misconceptions that surround being a part of EST. He talks a little about his hometown in Connecticut and plays a round of unpopular opinions where he confesses to not liking cheesecake and Emma for some reason attacks almost every single one of her friends. In the end we are reminded that EST is a wholesome welcoming community of people, Grey’s Anatomy isn’t realistic, and Emma still hates Justin Timberlake.

36 MIN2019 OCT 12
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Spemma 204: Eromosei (Daniel) Osemobor

Spemma 203: Ola Adebayo

EOla Adebayo is a Sophomore from Minnesota on the PreMed track and one of Sparkle and Emma’s favorite Homo Sapiens on campus. Ola sat down in the SPEMMA LAIR this week to discuss her experience as the CS40 Speaker, contemplate the end of the world, and reminisce over watching the Jonas Brothers' music video for "Sucker" with Emma for the first time (arguably one of the highlights of both their lives). The three talk about being “involved” in politics, how they do their best to stay informed, and what it really means to say “Politics doesn’t affect me”. In summary, Emma doesn't think you should brag about not knowing who the Vice President is, Ola hasn't watched reality TV since Jersey Shore ended, and Sparkle doesn't want to kill Emma in a Zombie apocalypse, but says she will if she has to.(PSAPSA PINEAPPLES ARE SOUR, and the first three minutes of this episode were recorded while the equipment was being set up so not everyone is heard clearly Emma just thought it was funny and decided to leave it in)

66 MIN2019 SEP 28
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Spemma 203: Ola Adebayo

Spemma 202: Jeffrey McCune

EThis week Spemma sat down with their former faculty fellow Professor Jeffrey McCune. Professor McCune lives in Umrath House on the South 40 and taught Sparkle last semester in his class focusing on Sparkle's favorite topic, Kanye West. Professor McCune recounts growing up in the South side of Chicago, being a "big fish in a small pond" throughout his college years, and joining a queer affinity group which he can't remember the name of. He offers just a few of his thoughts on Kanye West, corporal punishment, cancel culture, the "46-1" President of the United States, and why all homo sapiens need to do away with the concept of "the human". In summary, Sparkle still loves Kanye, Professor McCune hates grades, and Emma idolizes Puff the Magic Dragon. Let the record show Professor McCune was the first one to swear on the air and that he takes the crown as Emma's favorite guest she has ever had the privilege of interviewing.Spemma: The Homo Sapien Podcast is proudly supported by RIZE Medi...

55 MIN2019 SEP 21
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Spemma 202: Jeffrey McCune

Spemma 201: Kickoff

Sparkle and Emma recap their summers off, tease some of their upcoming guests, play an exciting round of "Unpopular Opinions", and offer their two cents on how to make new years resolutions (or new school year resolutions) that you can actually keep.

18 MIN2019 SEP 14
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Spemma 201: Kickoff

SOS Sessions: Power of Your Name

It's your name. Know its power.

21 MIN2019 JUN 19
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SOS Sessions: Power of Your Name

SOS Sessions: Green, Yellow, and Red Light

Sparkle of Spemma and special guest Tifebolu illustrate the beauty of everyday traffic lights, as they apply to our movement, pauses, and halts in life. Nonetheless, we are reminded of the value of moving when the light turns green and the importance of remaining focused onyourlane and vehicle and not the the speed of others beside you.

17 MIN2019 JUN 12
Comments
SOS Sessions: Green, Yellow, and Red Light

SOS Sessions: Eviction Time

Sparkle of Spemma takes a moment to offer insight into the first step of reaching one’s full potential: evicting the negative elements in one’s life. She discusses how different habits, people, and behaviors hinder our growth as homo sapiens. She highlights the interconnection between one’s mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional well being and how we can better regulate those areas of life by evicting habits, people, behaviors, etc. that harm us. Join her on the first episode of SOS Sessions and learn about being more in control of one’s well being and growth.

23 MIN2019 JUN 5
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SOS Sessions: Eviction Time

Spemma Special: No Uterus, No Opinion.

Spemma came out of hiatus for one very special Spemma Summer Special to hash out their thoughts on the recent legislation in Alabama, Missouri, and other places around the country regarding abortion. To let out some of their pent up anger they both offer up stories from their lives of men being stupid and unfit to run the country. Emma recounts misogynist interactions she's had working at the Sumers Recreation Center, and Sparkle talks about how she wishes she was the Mother of Dragons so she could solve all the world's problems. Finally the two stress the importance of voting especially for young people in the upcoming elections and then discuss the meaning behind Robert Smith's generous actions paying off the student loans of all Morehouse College graduates this year.To stay up to date on Spemma Summer make sure you subscribe to the Spemma youtube!

34 MIN2019 JUN 1
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Spemma Special: No Uterus, No Opinion.

Latest Episodes

Spemma 205: Officer Casem

After a brief hiatus where Emma tried to get her life together, SPEMMA IS BACK! Spemma sat down with Campus Celebrity WUPD officer Casem known widely across campus for telling people to keep track of their items and LABEL THEIR PHONES! You can often see Officer Casem in BD late at night making sure everyone knows to put their student ID number in their phones/laptops. Officer Casem recounts his emotional journey serving as a police officer for the Ferguson police department, and offers up his thoughts on why we shouldn't automatically fear law enforcement. Casem discusses why he joined law enforcement and how he ended up at this crazy land of Wash U, and finally calls out the bird scooters as the ableist commodity they are. (SPEMMA: The Homo Sapien Podcast publicly denounces the bird scooter. They must end.) In summary, Emma hates birds, Sparkle hates birds, Officer Casem hates the birds, and ALL WASH U STUDENTS SHOULD LABEL THEIR PHONES!!Spemma would like to offer a quick trigger warning for this episode. Towards the end Officer Casem tells the emotional story of Jamyla Bolden, a nine-year-old girl who has shot and killed while she was doing homework in her home. Officer Greg Casem was one of the first responders on the scene and did everything he could to save Jamyla's life. As Team Spemma, we are honored that Officer Casem joined us to share his stories with the Wash U community, but encourage all of our listeners to take care of themselves in whatever ways they can.

39 MIN2019 NOV 9
Comments
Spemma 205: Officer Casem

SOS Sessions: Agree to Disagree

It isTIMEEEEE to stop running from the uncomfortable andlearnfrom it!! Listen up to how you can go about that risk that you're afraid of taking. So happy to continue the SOS Sessions with you beautiful people.

12 MIN2019 OCT 20
Comments
SOS Sessions: Agree to Disagree

Spemma 204: Eromosei (Daniel) Osemobor

ESpemma is taking a throwback with Eromosei (Daniel) Osemobor, a sophomore at wash u on the pre med track and one of Sparkles good friends from FSAP. He sat down with SPEMMA this week to talk about being an EMT on campus and the misconceptions that surround being a part of EST. He talks a little about his hometown in Connecticut and plays a round of unpopular opinions where he confesses to not liking cheesecake and Emma for some reason attacks almost every single one of her friends. In the end we are reminded that EST is a wholesome welcoming community of people, Grey’s Anatomy isn’t realistic, and Emma still hates Justin Timberlake.

36 MIN2019 OCT 12
Comments
Spemma 204: Eromosei (Daniel) Osemobor

Spemma 203: Ola Adebayo

EOla Adebayo is a Sophomore from Minnesota on the PreMed track and one of Sparkle and Emma’s favorite Homo Sapiens on campus. Ola sat down in the SPEMMA LAIR this week to discuss her experience as the CS40 Speaker, contemplate the end of the world, and reminisce over watching the Jonas Brothers' music video for "Sucker" with Emma for the first time (arguably one of the highlights of both their lives). The three talk about being “involved” in politics, how they do their best to stay informed, and what it really means to say “Politics doesn’t affect me”. In summary, Emma doesn't think you should brag about not knowing who the Vice President is, Ola hasn't watched reality TV since Jersey Shore ended, and Sparkle doesn't want to kill Emma in a Zombie apocalypse, but says she will if she has to.(PSAPSA PINEAPPLES ARE SOUR, and the first three minutes of this episode were recorded while the equipment was being set up so not everyone is heard clearly Emma just thought it was funny and decided to leave it in)

66 MIN2019 SEP 28
Comments
Spemma 203: Ola Adebayo

Spemma 202: Jeffrey McCune

EThis week Spemma sat down with their former faculty fellow Professor Jeffrey McCune. Professor McCune lives in Umrath House on the South 40 and taught Sparkle last semester in his class focusing on Sparkle's favorite topic, Kanye West. Professor McCune recounts growing up in the South side of Chicago, being a "big fish in a small pond" throughout his college years, and joining a queer affinity group which he can't remember the name of. He offers just a few of his thoughts on Kanye West, corporal punishment, cancel culture, the "46-1" President of the United States, and why all homo sapiens need to do away with the concept of "the human". In summary, Sparkle still loves Kanye, Professor McCune hates grades, and Emma idolizes Puff the Magic Dragon. Let the record show Professor McCune was the first one to swear on the air and that he takes the crown as Emma's favorite guest she has ever had the privilege of interviewing.Spemma: The Homo Sapien Podcast is proudly supported by RIZE Medi...

55 MIN2019 SEP 21
Comments
Spemma 202: Jeffrey McCune

Spemma 201: Kickoff

Sparkle and Emma recap their summers off, tease some of their upcoming guests, play an exciting round of "Unpopular Opinions", and offer their two cents on how to make new years resolutions (or new school year resolutions) that you can actually keep.

18 MIN2019 SEP 14
Comments
Spemma 201: Kickoff

SOS Sessions: Power of Your Name

It's your name. Know its power.

21 MIN2019 JUN 19
Comments
SOS Sessions: Power of Your Name

SOS Sessions: Green, Yellow, and Red Light

Sparkle of Spemma and special guest Tifebolu illustrate the beauty of everyday traffic lights, as they apply to our movement, pauses, and halts in life. Nonetheless, we are reminded of the value of moving when the light turns green and the importance of remaining focused onyourlane and vehicle and not the the speed of others beside you.

17 MIN2019 JUN 12
Comments
SOS Sessions: Green, Yellow, and Red Light

SOS Sessions: Eviction Time

Sparkle of Spemma takes a moment to offer insight into the first step of reaching one’s full potential: evicting the negative elements in one’s life. She discusses how different habits, people, and behaviors hinder our growth as homo sapiens. She highlights the interconnection between one’s mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional well being and how we can better regulate those areas of life by evicting habits, people, behaviors, etc. that harm us. Join her on the first episode of SOS Sessions and learn about being more in control of one’s well being and growth.

23 MIN2019 JUN 5
Comments
SOS Sessions: Eviction Time

Spemma Special: No Uterus, No Opinion.

Spemma came out of hiatus for one very special Spemma Summer Special to hash out their thoughts on the recent legislation in Alabama, Missouri, and other places around the country regarding abortion. To let out some of their pent up anger they both offer up stories from their lives of men being stupid and unfit to run the country. Emma recounts misogynist interactions she's had working at the Sumers Recreation Center, and Sparkle talks about how she wishes she was the Mother of Dragons so she could solve all the world's problems. Finally the two stress the importance of voting especially for young people in the upcoming elections and then discuss the meaning behind Robert Smith's generous actions paying off the student loans of all Morehouse College graduates this year.To stay up to date on Spemma Summer make sure you subscribe to the Spemma youtube!

34 MIN2019 JUN 1
Comments
Spemma Special: No Uterus, No Opinion.
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