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Author: Earwolf & Tawney Newsome, Andrew Ti

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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Orientalism (w/ Jane Kim)

Orientalism (w/ Jane Kim)

2019-12-1100:48:14

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.
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.
On this week's very special episode, Andrew and Tawny welcome comedian Kaitlyn Jeffers to answer wild listener voicemails about the fetishization of minorities, racist Thanksgiving dinner themes and racially-tinged interactions with Costco managers. Correspondent Joey Clift drops by to discuss his experience on How Did This Get Played? and the many conundrums associated with tokenization. Did you experience something racist? Tell us about it: 323-389-RACE.
Andrew, Tawny and Producer Zig are joined by Joey Clift (Wow! You're Native American Too!? & Telling People You're Native American When You're Not Native Is A Lot Like Telling A Bear You're A Bear When You're Not A Bear) to discuss racist mascots, dating apps and problematic studio executives. They also bid adieu to their beloved Producer Zig. Got a question about racist stuff? Give us a call at (323) 389-RACE.
Writer and actor Jana Schmieding (Woman Of Size podcast) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about diversity in academia, using Native American imagery for a fundraiser, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
Writer and comedian Lucas Brown Eyes joins Andrew and Tawny once again to discuss caller questions about cosplaying as “shadow” characters, dreamcatchers, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
Urban planner and community advocate Nithya Raman joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss running for Los Angeles City Council, homelessness in LA, affordable housing, gentrification, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
Sean Rameswaram (Totally Explained) joins Andrew and guest co-host Lorraine DeGraffenreidt to discuss caller questions about the FBI’s most dangerous cities list, being tolerant of people who are trying their best when they make racist remarks, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE. This episode is brought to you by Bombas (www.bombas.com/yitr).
Comedian, actor, and writer Moshe Kasher (Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher, The Endless Honeymoon Podcast) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss what kind of online criticism makes him sad, and caller questions about identifying with characters of color on television, whether or not dressing in Korean attire for a traditional Korean wedding is cultural appropriation, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
Author Shea Serrano (The Ringer, Basketball (And Other Things)) joins Andrew and producer Zig to discuss his new book “Movies (And Other Things)”, and caller questions about gentrification, cancel culture, and more. Plus, Andrew and Tawny recap the recent news including the Guyger Trial. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
Actor, writer, improviser Travis Coles (Liza On Demand, Davis Makes Man) joins Andrew and producer Zig to discuss caller questions about a chef who wants to call his restaurant “Ghetto Burger”, toxic masculinity, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
Scam Goddess Drops 10/1/19

Scam Goddess Drops 10/1/19

2019-09-2700:03:18

Scam Goddess is a podcast dedicated to fraud and all those who practice it! Each week host Laci Mosley (aka Scam Goddess) keeps listeners up to date on current rackets, digs deep into the latest scams, and breaks down historic hoodwinks alongside some of your favorite comedians! It's like true crime only without all the death! True fun crime! 
Actress Natalie Morales (Ellie and the Wave) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about using the terms African American and Hispanic as catch-alls, rationalizing a racist mom, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.This episode is brought to you by Bombas (www.bombas.com/YITR).
Lauren Lapkus (Raised By TV, Threedom) joins Tawny and guest co-host Dani Fernandez to discuss caller questions about white people using the word “ghetto,” blind submissions versus diverse submissions, and more. Plus, Andrew and Tawny recap this week’s news including Andrew Yang sitting down to chat with Shane Gillis. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
Acclaimed poet/musician/activist Saul Williams joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about making assumptions about where people are from & what language they speak, white people stopping other white people from saying the n-word, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
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Goddess💙💛

😂😂 This has me dying

Jan 10th
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Goddess💙💛

I'm dying💀😂😂

Jan 10th
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Goddess💙💛

listen to this👍🏾👏🏾😍

Jan 10th
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Peter Saarloos

Andrew Yang is racist...? How?... Why? Why accuse someone that just sort of, on the fly? Weird podcast.

Dec 30th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

"I'm so glad that I can just be dumb and funny" LOLOLOL my new life motto!

Dec 22nd
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Sandra Norris

Cuomo is the governor not the Mayor. Bill de Blasio is Mayor. that doesn't change the point, just wanted to point that out.

Oct 31st
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Bede Daly

'Black Leopard, Red Wolf' by Marlon James

Oct 16th
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Carmel Evangelista

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Sep 28th
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G. J. Stone

i have to disagree with this "locs/dread locs" is cultural appropriation. 🤨 white ppl can, and historically have had (i.e. Vikings & pagans) locs. i am a black woman, with locs; & if u ask a Rasta (who should be the only authority...) they'd say it's all good. ja loves all.

Jul 5th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

1. I'm white so I recognize that my opinion on this is completely irrelevant. 2. If you have to ask if you're allowed to say the N-word, the answer is probably NO. 3. But if you're a POC I'm not gonna blink. 4. And if you're white I'm gonna say something because you're most likely a racist piece of shit who absolutely does not need to be in my orbit.

May 24th
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Charlie Page

Good on you for doing this podcast, jesus i worry about your bloodpressure 👍

May 12th
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🌻 sister mouzone 🌻

Laughing to tears at each and every one of your episodes... Imagining this poor black dude at the doorstep oh lord. Please keep doing what you're doing, your show is amazing, you guys are both hilarious and so interesting to listen to ❤️ Bons baisers de France 🇫🇷

May 8th
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alex jupp

you really can't hear what you're saying. you both terrify me. where do you think this is leading to in the future?

Mar 31st
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Identity is hard. My husband grew up in Small Town USA, deep in the cornfields of America, so lots of folks around here assume he's like them: gun-toting, racist, right-wing, redneck. And, like, he's not. He's a Democratic Socialist, a staunch Feminist, an ally to the LGBTQ community, and extremely anti-racist. But when he walks into the local grocery, people in line start talking about "those people" -- either the poor people who live up the hill on the "other" side of town, or the brown people in the town just south of ours, or "them dirty illegals" at the border, or "the queers"... and these are our neighbors, our coworkers, our security guards, our mechanics, our local businesses... Needless to say, we don't spend much time with the people where we live -- our friends are more suburban than rural -- but it gets tiresome and can even be dangerous correcting the people next to you on a daily basis. My daughter came home from school one day and told us about the kids running through the halls of the junior high shouting, "Build the wall!" She's half-Ecuadorian in an all-white school so this was a somewhat scary experience for her, even tho she "passes" for White. We don't always get to choose who takes up our space. Me and my husband's White Privilege allow us to stay quiet. My daughter's heritage forces her to stay quiet. We vote Blue Ticket but can't put up yard signs or bumper stickers. This is all a long winded way of saying I empathize with the caller who needs to get new friends. While it's worth the effort, it certainly isn't as easy as all that.

Mar 21st
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Andi-Roo Libecap

My parents occasionally make vague racist comments in jest, but they do not believe they are racist (full disclosure, they are Southern Baptist, gun-toting, Tea Party, Trump supporters eager for The Wall, and I'm so sorry about all of it). I actually started crying when one of you suggested that if your parents won't change their behavior around you (because YES, of course I've asked them to stop saying racist things), then they must not respect you very much. I'm 42. My parents have never, and will never, see me as their equal or treat me with the respect owed to any adult. So my problem goes deeper than just "Is this racist*?" (asterisk for All The Things). My question, on a personal level, is basically "Why don't you love me enough?" --- And of course that question answers the first one, because if they don't even respect or love their own kids, why the fuck should or would they respect anyone else outside their privileged, White, zealously religious bubble? So anyway, thanks for covering this topic. Not sure I walked away feeling better, but I do feel a bit less lonely and sad. First time listener, definitely subscribed.

Mar 14th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I can totally get why y'all are laughing at white people wringing their hands and being overly apologetic, but all in all I think it's a good problem to have. Keep in mind, most of the white folks asking questions are trying to find new ways to navigate a woke world, ways that aren't disrespectful and that allow them to be better allies. I don't think that white people think these questions are the most important things to worry over; I think that white people think being decent and recognizing diversity and growing and learning as much as possible is there most important thing to worry about, and asking questions, no matter how stupid, is the way we do that. WE WANT TO BE BETTER. Please, let us. And yes, I do see the irony in being a white person who is asking people of color to humor me. For what it's worth, I'm sorry I even have to ask, and I'm sorry you're in the position of educating my sorry ass.

Mar 8th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I wear sunglasses on my head ALL. THE. TIME. so that I don't lose them but also because it makes me feel "cool" since I never had sunglasses when I was younger so I'm reliving my youth in my 40s. I didn't realize it's a thing that gets criticism. I'ma keep doing it anyway. Fuck haters. PS. I recognize my white privilege in being able to wear my hair however I want with little to no negative feedback, and I'm super sorry for anyone who gets flack over something so stupid. Racism is garbage. Picking on someone's hair is trash. Humans are basically cockroaches with thumbs. Fuckers.

Mar 8th
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Joe Bobst

listened for 20 min and unsubbed.

Jan 31st
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Tiuri

Absolutely love this podcast! Tawny and Andrew are hilarious and they have a great dynamic. They also tend to have very interesting guests. 5/5 stars;)

Jan 27th
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Boris

damn this is biased af

Jan 25th
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