The Safe Space Podcast returns to help ring in New Year as only our brave hosts can – pretty much just like the last one. That’s great news for loyal listeners and fans who’ve yet to be disenchanted with the unfiltered truth and battles against politically incorrect nonsense clogging up your television, monitor, and smartphone screens.

Come join us; you’ll be happier as we attempt to find the answer to life, the universe, and everything. That’s a resolution worth keeping.

Did you know that actress/model/activist Rose McGowan is punk? We didn’t either, but apparently many people do. Just what the heck is “punk” in 2018 terms, anyway? Our hosts trace the roots of what used to be transgressive anti-social behavior to the tightly controlled, processed cheese it’s become. It’s enough to make you long for the days when Green Day and Blink 182 were considered punk. Or maybe not.

As Hollywood continues to reel from endless allegations of sexual assault, harassment, and everything else, our hosts keep their thoughts and ruminations to an absolute minimum. Except, of course, for the strange circular journey of Gretchen Carlson, ex-Miss America and failed television personality, who has come back to where it all started for her by taking the role of the archaic pageant’s chairwoman. As with McGowan, Carlson has attempted to resurrect her career as a “survivor” of sexual harassment during her tenure at Fox News, becoming a latter-day champion of assault/harassment victims while neglecting her complicit role that enabled would-be offenders as long as the paychecks didn’t bounce. And just like McGowan, Carlson would have you forget the curious timing of her accusations, conveniently tied to the ending of her contractual work.

Lest we forget, there’s no way around the strange controversy of YouTube sensation – and qualified douchebag – Logan Paul. After posting a video showing a Japanese suicide victim, his detractors came out in force against the buffoonish influencer, calling for everything from his removal from YouTube to (surprise) even more censorship. Nowhere in the discussion, however, are those actions and events that may have actually led to the creation of Logan Paul, and others like him. Follow along as our hosts make a brave attempt to decode the generational divide between younger YouTubers and old fogeys raising hell.

So, here’s to 2018, and a better, healthier year for everyone. To those new friends we made (hello!), and those we lost (goodbye), you can bet we’ll keep the torch lit for those fellow travelers who need respite from the utter inanity, stupidity, and foolish behavior out there. Well, at least until our dear leaders use that big, beautiful button to end it all. Because if there’s one thing we can all agree with: Joss Whedon is terrible. Happy New Year!