Rank #1: What is the Joke with Kimia Behpoornia
Andrew and Tawny catch up on some racist news involving a virtual NASCAR race and then have a nice chat with Kimia Behpoornia (Abby’s)! They talk about stolen tuna, feeling inadequate within your own culture, embracing stereotypes as jokes within your group, and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.
Apr 15 2020
Rank #2: How Do You Make Friends? with Sarah Hagi
Andrew and Tawny talk to each other about passing the time in the quarantine and then they talk to writer Sarah Hagi! They talk about making friends with people of color, using the word “woke” and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.
Apr 08 2020
Rank #3: White Devil Christmas (w/ Hayes Davenport)
Merry Christmas from Andrew, Tawny and the rest of us here at Yo! Andrew and Producer Zig talk LA politics with everyone's favorite Hayes Davenport and then answer listener questions about how and when to argue with POC when they're wrong, the use of old-timey racist words and whether or not white people are allowed to enjoy soup. We hope your Holidays aren't too racist, but if they are: (323) 389-RACE.
Dec 25 2019
Rank #4: Weaponized Catholicism (w/ Lorraine DeGraffenreidt)
Andrew and Tawny review the state of racism in American sports before Tawny and guest co-host Dani Fernandez (Nerdificent) sit down with writer/comedian Lorraine DeGraffenreidt (UCB, Tuca & Bertie) to answer listener voicemails about the availability of quality produce, whitesplaining HBCUs to black students and how to get your non-black family to stop using the N-word. The Holidays are rife with racism, so let us know if we can help with any of it: (323) 389-RACE
Dec 18 2019
Rank #5: Happy New Year, Nerds! (w/ Edgar Momplaisir)
New Year, same pod. Andrew and Tawny welcome back Edgar Momplaisir (Culture Kings) to help ring in the New Year by helping listeners out with their questions. Topics include: people not knowing Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is black, the complexities of criticizing the black church and problematic fantasy gaming characters. Still dealing with racism in 2020? Hit us up at (323) 389-RACE.
Jan 01 2020
Rank #6: Nothing Is My Problem (w/ Tymberlee Hill)
Andrew and Tawny sit down with actor and vocalist Tymberlee Hill (Perfect Harmony, Search Party) to discuss therapy and racially-sensitive catering before answering listener voicemails about over-eager security guards, dealing with stupid family members and racist buffet franchises. Got a question about racism burning you up inside? Call us: 323-389-RACE.
Dec 04 2019
Rank #7: Yo, Is This Seattle? (LIVE w/ Hari Kondabolu)
Happy New Year! To kick off 2020, we are blessing you with a special live episode recorded at Seattle's Fremont Abbey Arts Center last fall. Andrew, Tawny and Seattle's best, Hari Konabolu (The Problem with Apu) talk high school racism, "America, fuck yeah!" parties, whether whiteface is anything, and much more. Don't forget to hit us up on the racism hotline: 323-389-RACE.
Jan 08 2020
Rank #8: Orientalism (w/ Jane Kim)
Andrew, Tawny and Producer Emeritus Zig speak with comedian Jane Kim (UCB) about the racist state of Hollywood and answer listener voicemails about well-meaning white people who accidentally fuck up, Dads trying to speak Spanish to restaurant staff and how to tell if you're being an "ignorant white dumbass". Hit us up with your racism-related questions: 323-389-RACE.
Dec 11 2019
Rank #9: Pattern vs Intention (w/ Teresa Lee)
Andrew and Tawny keep it light and talk tech woes in the new normal before sitting down with comedian and writer Teresa Lee (I Think She Likes You). Topics include: things named after ethnic groups, explaining American racism to your immigrant parents, pattern vs intention, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.
Apr 01 2020
Rank #10: Don't Call it the China Virus (w/ Rep. Mark Takano)
Welcome to this week's very special episode! Andrew and Tawny speak with the first-ever "Gaysian" elected to congress, Rep. Mark Takano of California's 41st district. We talk about the Coronavirus, racism, what it's like to work for Nancy Pelosi, and much more! Plus, we bid farewell to Producer Alex. The racism tip line is still open for business: 323-389-RACE.
Mar 25 2020
Rank #11: I Guess We're Doing Racism Again (w/ Jonathan Braylock & Keisha Zollar)
We're back, baby! Tawny and Andrew sit down with Keisha Zollar and Jonathan Braylock of Netflix's Astronomy Club to answer listener voicemails about what to do with a playlist called, "Songs That Excite White People" and and white people's unending curiosity about black hair. Plus, Andrew Ti finally gets to go off about Andrew Yang on the pod. Need help solving racism? Leave us a voicemail: 323-389-RACE.
Jan 15 2020
Rank #12: Black Women's History Day (w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Laci Mosley, Sarah Hagi & Kara Brown)
It's our very own special Black Women's History Day episode! No headlines. No voicemails. Just Prosecco, pastry and tea with Andrew, Tawny, Naomi Ekperigin (Couples Therapy), Laci Mosley (Florida Girls, Scam Goddess), Sarah Hagi (Vice) and Kara Brown (She-Hulk, Keep It). We get into everything-- from Britney Spears to Canada to The Royal Family to dealing with white people in the wild. Enjoy this bonus episode and we'll see you next Wednesday!
Feb 29 2020
Rank #13: To Catch A Racist (w/ Usman Ally)
It's Super Wednesday! Did you vote? Andrew and Tawny welcome Usman Ally (On Becoming a God in Central Florida, Veep) to the studio to help with a fresh batch of listener voicemails. How can you tell if a student is being racist? What should you do if someone starts speaking Spanish to you for no reason? How to best navigate the complexities of calling out an immigrant for their racism? Let us help you with your racism questions! 323-389-RACE.
Mar 04 2020