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Yo, Is This Racist?

Earwolf

Yo, Is This Racist?, hosted by Andrew Ti, creator of the popular blog of the same name, is now a weekly podcast! Every Wednesday, Ti, co-host Tawny Newsome, and their guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist.

Yo, Is This Racist?, hosted by Andrew Ti, creator of the popular blog of the same name, is now a weekly podcast! Every Wednesday, Ti, co-host Tawny Newsome, and their guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Networks:

Earwolf

Description:

Yo, Is This Racist?, hosted by Andrew Ti, creator of the popular blog of the same name, is now a weekly podcast! Every Wednesday, Ti, co-host Tawny Newsome, and their guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist.

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. Box 1421 Los Angeles, CA 90078 323-389-7223


Episodes

Yo, Is This Particularly Racist?

10/20/2021
Tawny, Andrew, and Kevin discuss an update on the IATSE union strike, an Atlanta baseball team, and spooky season before sparks (literally) fly! Later they answer some listener questions about calling the cops and making friends in a new city. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:49

Are There Podcasts in The Matrix?

10/13/2021
Andrew, Tawny, and Kevin discuss the big response to Andrew's new shirt and a problematic new stand-up special. Later, they answer questions about mistaken blackface and travelling. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:49

Puffy Wigs: The Original Sin (with Joey Clift)

10/6/2021
Tawny and Andrew welcome back friend of the show Joey Clift! They discuss Garfield shirts and the almost unanimous vote by IATSE members in TV and film to authorize the first nationwide industry strike in its 128-year history. We also talk about Joey's new short video for Comedy Central called "How to Cope with Your Team Changing Its Native American Mascot." Check it out! The episode wraps up with listener questions about other countries' depiction of diversity in children's books and the...

Duration:01:01:16

Good Cop, Bad Cop, Actual Cop (with Matt Apodaca)

9/29/2021
Tawny, Andrew, and Kevin catch up with former YITR producer/current friend Matt Apodaca! They talk about scary witches, the Super Mario Bros. movie casting, and performing live. Later, they answer listener questions about a coworker doing bits and being someone's fetish. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:26

Here We Are, Your Favorite Weasels

9/22/2021
Tawny and Andrew discuss the major lack of diverse winners at the Emmys, despite a large number of people of color attending and performing at the show. They also have a conversation about appropriation. Later, they answer listener questions about podcast editing and confronting a roommate. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:46:58

There's No More Firsts On This Show

9/15/2021
Tawny, Andrew, and Kevin talk about Tawny's recent trip to Chicago, a troubling new reality show, and Shang-Chi getting a Box Office record. Later, they answer listener questions about a geisha costume and when a TV director takes a joke seriously. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:39:16

The Beyoncé of Books (with Traci Thomas)

9/8/2021
Tawny and guest co-host Traci Thomas discuss the indie podcaster life, the racist undertones of voter suppression, and how not to respond to the recent Roe v. Wade news in Texas. They also talk about the death of iconic actor Michael K. Williams. Later, Tawny and Traci answer some listener questions about a racist bumper sticker and using the wrong skin tone for your emoji. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at...

Duration:00:52:32

Not Being Weird Here

9/1/2021
(This was recorded before the Roe V. Wade news in Texas.) Andrew and Tawny discuss their trip to Disneyland, Nia DaCosta becoming the first Black female director with a No. 1 movie at the box office, and the Muir Woods park staff adding Post-it notes with historical corrections for racism and misogyny. Later, they answer listener questions about wearing a Black Lives Matter face mask and saying you're not attracted to certain races. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and...

Duration:00:41:52

Sub-Optimal Pods Trailer

8/26/2021
Enjoy a few clips of all the great shows over at suboptimalpods.com! If you're not familiar, Sub-Optimal Pods is the optimal place to subscribe to Tawny and Andrew’s premium podcasts. Like our racism antidote show, ‘Yo, Can We Live?’ where we chat and celebrate cool things POC are doing right now and try hard not to talk about racism (doesn’t always go great). There’s also the Sub-Optimal Bundle: a grab bag of wild content where we let loose and try out all sorts of limited series pods,...

Duration:00:03:00

I'm Rested and I Don't Give a Damn!

8/25/2021
Tawny's back! She catches up with Andrew and Kevin and shares stories about her recent fun trip. They also discuss white men getting shows greenlit about cancel culture and continued police misconduct in Portland and L.A. Later, they answer listener questions about an all white workplace and a teacher's bulletin board celebrating Black artists being taken down. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com! See...

Duration:00:48:08

The Yo, Is This Racist? Cookbook (with Matt Apodaca)

8/18/2021
Andrew and Kevin are once again joined by former YITR producer/current friend Matt Apodaca! They discuss making a cookbook, why Californians should vote no on the governor recall this upcoming election, and Uber getting called out for upcharging Black people. Later, they listen to voicemails about ducklings and problematic music/movies from your childhood. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com! See...

Duration:00:50:54

The All Voicemails Spectacular

8/11/2021
On a voicemail-centric episode, Tawny and Andrew answer listener questions about being racist if you live in Wisconsin, managing a racist employee, and being in an all-white diversity and inclusion group at work. They also discuss hedgehogs. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:02

The DaBaby Dabacle

8/4/2021
Andrew and Tawny discuss the response to Simone Biles’s mental health break during the Olympics and a musician’s half-hearted apology after homophobic comments. Later, they answer listener questions naming a trail and pulling off a look. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:38

Sub-Optimal Presents: DEAR DAIRY

7/28/2021
We're releasing the first episode of one our favorite shows over at suboptimalpods.com! DEAR DAIRY is Punam Patel and Tawny Newsome sharing their personal journal entries from their very uncomfortable, very brown, teen and childhood years. They drag each other's punctuation, discuss youthful crushes, and send virtual hugs to their bruised younger selves. Cathartic and silly, a warm but cringey listen for anyone who was an outsider. Hear more episodes of DEAR DAIRY in the Sub-Optimal Bundle...

Duration:00:37:48

Fun Flackt

7/21/2021
Tawny, Andrew, and Kevin record in person! They discuss LAPD and right wing violence at protests for transgender rights, shout out the many talented Black women nominated for Emmys, and Tawny spotting a wild shirt at work. They also answer listener voicemails about mindfully advocating for a step brother to seek therapy and wearing a shirt with dragons on it. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com! See...

Duration:00:38:24

America's Al Dente on Race

7/14/2021
Tawny, Andrew, and Kevin discuss why taking time off benefits the big picture and Laci Mosley's L.A. Times interview about what Hollywood should learn from the racist backlash she received for being in iCarly. They also talk about a director's continued racist comments and listen to voicemails about fat phobic remarks and the neighborhood watch. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's new podcasts at suboptimalpods.com! See...

Duration:00:48:23

Cowboy Butts Drive Me Nuts (with Matt Apodaca)

7/7/2021
Tawny, Andrew, and Kevin talk to Matt Apodaca about America's birthday, San Diego high schoolers throwing tortillas at a Latino basketball team, and Sha'Carri Richardson's suspension from the Olympics after testing positive for marijuana. Later, they answer listener questions about Black people being race-related questions in a job interview and a co-worker adding "We All Matter" in an email. If you'd like to check out more of our bonus content, go to suboptimalpods.com! See...

Duration:00:49:12

Imperfect Solutions to Intractable Problems

6/30/2021
Tawny and Andrew discuss conservatives trying to prevent critical race theory in schools, mass graves of Native children found in Canada, and the importance of fluency in these conversations. They finish up the episode with some listener voicemails about a school's civil war-themed dance and being questioned if you're the mother of your daughter. If you'd like to check out more of our bonus content, go to suboptimalpods.com! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:54:29

Yo, Can We Live: Book Recommendations/Fixing Andrew (with Traci Thomas)

6/23/2021
This week, we're releasing an episode of our bonus show Yo, Can We Live! Guest Traci Thomas asks Andrew about his reading preferences and recommends so many amazing books to help diversify his mostly white male bookshelf. If you'd like to check out more of our bonus content, go to suboptimalpods.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:07

Engage Instead of Tokenize (with Sarah Hagi)

6/16/2021
Tawny and Andrew catch up with friend of the show Sarah Hagi. They discuss COVID-19 protocols in Canada, the murder of a Muslim family in Ontario, and being asked to write about Muslim hate crimes. They also answer listen questions about having second thoughts supporting musicians and non-white Trump supporters. Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:53:37