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A podcast about -isms and -phobias in pop culture.

A podcast about -isms and -phobias in pop culture.
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Somerville, MA

Description:

A podcast about -isms and -phobias in pop culture.

Language:

English


Episodes

EP42 - The Exorcist and the Middle Eastern Demon

10/11/2018
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It's Halloween season so let's talk about something spooky, creepy, and disturbing, like how the 1973 horror film The Exorcist perfectly packaged anti-Arab sentiment, Islamophobia, and xenophobia to its audience. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:27:58

EP41 - Harry Belafonte Frames 1968

9/27/2018
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For one week in 1968, singer and activist Harry Belafonte guest hosted the Tonight Show for Johnny Carson. Belafonte and his guests talked about the Vietnam War, poverty, native rights, race, and interracial relationships, making his one week stint an encapsulating lesson of the turbulent year that was 1968. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the...

Duration:00:21:53

EP40 - Orange is the New Black

9/13/2018
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I have a love/hate relationship with Orange is the New Black. While you could argue that the show has a diverse cast of characters bringing representations to media, it's also easy for those characters to also turn into "token" characters, especially when it comes to Sophia Burset. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:30:11

EP39 - The (Supremacist) Wizard of Oz

8/23/2018
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First published as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has turned into a cultural phenomenon, from plays and musicals to movies, most notably as the 1939 film starring July Garland. But scratch the surface of it's creator, and you'll learn that L. Frank Baum was nothing more than a white supremacist who called for the genocide of all Native people. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the...

Duration:00:22:00

Rebroadcast: EP01 - Captain Planet and HIV - AIDs

8/9/2018
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PSA: I just moved from Massachusetts to California, and instead of creating a subpar episode, I decided to rebroadcast the first ever Burst Your Bubble episode for you to enjoy. In this episode, we'll talk about HIV, AIDs, and Captain Planet's 1992 episode "A Formula for Hate." Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:19:07

EP38 - Firefly and East Asian Representation (or Lack Thereof)

7/26/2018
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Although it was only on TV for less than a full season, Firefly has become a cult classic. And while I'll admit that I'm a fan of the show, there's on big problem: although Firefly is inspired by East Asian culture, there aren't any East Asian actors. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:25:28

EP37 - MTV's Questionable History

7/12/2018
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What do you think of when you think of MTV? Reality TV? TRL? Beavis and Butt-head? Because depending on when you started watching MTV you might remember it for what it truly was: a music channel that tried to only play white rock artists. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:24:00

EP36 - Scarface and the Mariel Boatlift

6/28/2018
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Whether you have or haven't seen the 1983 film Scarface, you'll agree it has its place in pop culture. It's referenced in film, TV, and music; you might know lines from the movie ("Say hello to my little friend!"), and may have seen the infamous movie poster on a college dorm wall or two. But let's talk about how the film, which premiered only three years after the 1980 Mariel Boatlift, showed all Cuban political refugees as criminals. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd...

Duration:00:22:43

EP35 -The Two Sides of Roseanne

6/14/2018
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Let's talk about the two sides of Roseanne: the fictional Roseanne Conner and the real life Roseanne Barr. What do representations of race and gender presentation mean on a show when so closely linked to a woman who sends out racist and transphobic tweets? Can we separate the art from the artist? And should we? Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast...

Duration:00:28:04

EP34 - Clueless is Problematic

5/24/2018
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Yes, the movie Clueless is problematic, but where to start? From class and race to gender and sexuality, there's something everyone can hate. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:18:12

EP33 - Whitewashing Natives and Iron Eyes Cody

5/10/2018
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Let's talk about whitewashing, Natives in pop culture, and Iron Eyes Cody. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:18:54

EP32 - Ugh, The Rolling Stones

4/26/2018
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Let's talk about the Rolling Stones and their sexist ad campaign for their 1976 album Black and Blue. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:22:41

EP31 - How Black Voices Shaped Good Times

4/12/2018
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For this episode we’re going to talk about Good Times and how it was truly a product of its time. From Black Power to the Moynihan Report, the show was a reaction to images of black life and black representations in the media. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:32:31

EP30 - West Side Story

3/22/2018
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In this episode, let's talk about West Side Story - it's story of immigration, assimilation, and whitewashing. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:24:55

EP29 - The Jungle Book

3/8/2018
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Want to ruin even more childhood nostalgia? Let's talk about The Jungle Book, colonialism, imperialism, and racism. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:20:47

EP28 - Flipping (Racist) Pancakes

2/22/2018
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So I might just ruin breakfast for you. Let's talk about the racist history of Aunt Jemima pancakes. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:19:02

EP27 - Disability, Movies, and the Oscars

2/8/2018
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Let's talk about the Americans with Disabilities Act, actors without disabilities portraying characters with disabilities, and the rise of those roles getting Oscar nominations and wins. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:24:44

EP26 - The Little Rascals And The KKK

1/25/2018
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In today's episode we're going to talk about how the writers of The Little Rascals were influenced by popular media of the time: the Inglewood Raid and lynchings in newspapers, the film The Birth of a Nation, and music produced and sold by the KKK. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:15:37

EP25 - Ay Yi Yi Yi, the (Racist) Frito Bandito

1/11/2018
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On today's episode, let's talk about -isms, -phobias, and one of your favorite bags of chips. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:26:51

EP24 - Jews, Radio, and the 1930s

12/28/2017
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Another time when I get to say that I love radio, but I don't have to love its history. Let's talk about Jews on the radio in the 1930s - from sounding Jewish to anti-semitism to assimilation. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. www.burstyourbubblepodcast.com www.facebook.com/burstyourbubblepodcast www.twitter.com/burstbubblespod

Duration:00:40:33