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We explore the collision of race, identity and the news with Monica Tan and Michael Safi

We explore the collision of race, identity and the news with Monica Tan and Michael Safi
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Australia

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The Guardian

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We explore the collision of race, identity and the news with Monica Tan and Michael Safi

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English


Episodes

Why are there so few BAME leaders in Britain? – podcast

9/29/2017
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The Colour of Power project has shown that just 3% of Britain’s most powerful people are non-white. What can be done to change this?

Duration:00:32:01

End of season 2 – Token podcast

5/12/2017
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Leah and Freddy bring you a quick update on Token. Unfortunaly it’s going to have to be put on pause because, among other things, there’s a general election taking place in the UK and their day jobs need all the time they have. They’re just so great! But they should be back sooner rather than later

Duration:00:04:53

The 'why do you walk like that?' episode – Token podcast

4/12/2017
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This week Leah Green and Fred McConnell are joined by Gideon Goldberg, their colleague and token disabled person. They discuss ‘when to ask’, inspiration porn, and the awkwardness of disabled summer camps

Duration:00:30:06

The 'I Am Not Your Negro' episode - Token podcast

3/31/2017
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Leah Green and Fred McConnell are joined by Raoul Peck, director of the Oscar-nominated documentary I am Not Your Negro. They talk about the legacy of James Baldwin, white fragility and the irrelevance of #OscarsSoWhite I am Not Your Negro will be released in UK cinemas on 7th April

Duration:00:25:34

The 'can you be an atheist Jew?' episode – Token podcast

3/14/2017
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Fred McConnell and Leah Green are joined by LA Times columnist and host of the Unorthodox podcast, Mark Oppenheimer

Duration:00:31:48

The 'I got the job because I'm Asian' episode – Token podcast

3/3/2017
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Fred McConnell and Leah Green are joined by the Guardian’s political editor Anushka Asthana. She talks about her experience of being a child of immigrants but wanting to be as white as possible, her passions for gender equality and how she’s benefited from other people’s racism WARNING: Contains very strong language

Duration:00:28:59

The Valentine's Day sex advice episode – Token podcast

2/14/2017
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Leah and Freddy are joined by sexpert Alix Fox to answer listeners’ sex and relationships questions. Their discussion spans novice polyamory, asexuality, ‘real lesbians’ and jelly butt plugs

Duration:00:40:05

The 'Why is black hair a thing?' episode – Token podcast

2/3/2017
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It’s Fred McConnell’s turn to be ignorant this week as Leah Green and guest Grace Shutti lament the ups and downs of being born with Afro hair. Topics include supporting your local auntie and the problem of getting your hair touched by Europeans. Also, can we talk about white people and braids?

Duration:00:40:29

The gender quiz episode – Token podcast

1/18/2017
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Tinder now lets you state your gender in your own words, and provides a list of options in addition to ‘female’ and ‘male’. We thought the obvious response to this was to have an quiz. So, listen as Fred McConnell (trans) and guest CJ (non binary), test Leah Green (cis) on her gender ID smarts. Plus, we chat about awkward pronoun confusion, social constructs and the London underground

Duration:00:41:18

The Christmas vulva episode: part 2 – Token podcast

12/27/2016
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Leah and Freddy talk about more things vulva related with Guardian US data editor Mona Chalabi, who also produced and presented The Vagina Dispatches. This time, we get a bit tipsier and a lot more confessional, as we chat copper coils, loving one’s period, ‘orgasmic inevitability’ and ... pigeons. Listen to part one here

Duration:00:33:06

The Christmas vagina episode: part 1 – Token podcast

12/22/2016
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Leah and Freddy are joined by Guardian US data editor Mona Chalabi to talk about all things vulva related, for a festive, slightly-tipsy, end-of-year double bill. Mona produced and presented the online video series The Vagina Dispatches, and she joins our hosts to delve deeper into everything she learned. Plus there’s free-wheeling chat about the perils of sex-ed, the joys of orgasm and the challenge of labelling body parts

Duration:00:33:58

The 'are racial preferences racist?' episode - Token podcast

12/9/2016
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Leah and Freddy are joined by film-festival organiser Jack Casey, to discuss the explicit racism sometimes found in the contemporary LGBTQ community

Duration:00:27:36

Transparent and trans parents – the Token podcast

11/15/2016
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Leah Green and Fred McConnell are joined by TV journalist Rebecca Nicholson for a chat about Transparent, the Amazon Prime show that had its third season debut in September

Duration:00:33:34

The gay cake episode – Token podcast

11/1/2016
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Fred McConnell and Leah Green are joined by columnist Owen Jones to discuss the case of the ‘gay cake’

Duration:00:26:35

The ups and downs of strength – Token Podcast

9/21/2016
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Comedian Tom Ballard joins Leah Green and Fred McConnell to talk about strength in all its forms: women’s strength and Hillary Clinton; male strength and the pressures of the gym; and the potentially patronising ‘super-humans’ coming out of the Paralympics

Duration:00:33:26

How far should an ally go? - Token podcast

9/14/2016
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This week we’re talking about allies: white allies, straight allies, male allies - all the allies

Duration:00:30:52

Positive stereotyping and can you ever avoid being on dodgy ground? – Token podcast

9/6/2016
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Women relate better to gay people. Black people are better dancers. Jewish mums love to feed people. Is there any truth in these seemingly complimentary generalisations? And is it ok to have that conversation? Freddy McConnell and Leah Green discuss the good, the bad and the dodgy ground of stereotyping

Duration:00:24:19

Offensive questions – Token podcast

8/26/2016
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WARNING: This podcast will probably offend you! When curiosity oversteps the mark – hosts Leah and Freddy create an ‘offence-free’ zone to discuss what they feel are the most offensive questions they’ve been asked as a black Jew and a trans man

Duration:00:28:28

Misogyny and homophobia at Rio 2016 - Token podcast

8/19/2016
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Hosts Leah Green and Fred McConnell discuss the misogyny and homophobia that have hit the headlines, or rather have been the headlines, at Rio 2016. Should we be more forgiving and are these instances being dealt with properly?

Duration:00:19:26

Do anti-racism protests do more harm than good? - Token Podcast

6/2/2016
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Monica Tan and Michael Safi talk over recent unrest in Melbourne and why an anti-halal app has become a smash-hit with Muslim shoppers. Plus: what happened when a famous writer asked Monica if she was ‘from mainland China’?

Duration:00:25:33