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Yo, Is This Racist?

75 episodes - English - Latest episode: about 20 hours ago - ★★★★ - 1.7K ratings

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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Episodes

Bounce Pass Dribble Dribble Dribble

August 05, 2020 04:00 - 51 minutes - 71.2 MB

Andrew and Tawny talk hot soup and kneeling in the NBA before listening to some voicemails! They hear from people getting called out on TikTok for lip syncing, how to talk to your anti-mask friends, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Dorothy and Them

July 29, 2020 04:00 - 53 minutes - 72.8 MB

Andrew, Tawny and producer Matt catch up and talk about Trader Joe’s and The Washington Football Team before getting into some voicemails! They answer questions about cancelling your mom, “crack” jokes, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

The Chicken Run with Ryan O'Connell

July 22, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 97 MB

Andrew and Tawny catch up on the news while Andrew does some cooking before throwing to their interview with Ryan O’Connell! They take voicemails about what is paying respect vs co-opting, being accused of being too sensitive, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Plot Twist with Courtney Sauls

July 15, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 89.7 MB

Andrew and Tawny have a private conversation and talk about Goya before throwing to their interview with Courtney Sauls!  They take voicemails about being mad on someone else’s behalf, a t-shirt, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Ask the Clowns with Roy Wood Jr

July 08, 2020 04:00 - 41 minutes - 56.7 MB

Andrew and Tawny throw it quick to their interview with Roy Wood Jr! They talk about parenting and schooling in quarantine and take voicemails about being called a famous person of your race, feeling like you have to prove you’re black, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Fun Only with Ashley Nicole Black

July 01, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 92.9 MB

Andrew and Tawny talk about fake justice like removing certain episodes of TV shows before throwing to their interview with Ashley Nicole Black! They take voicemails about how to handle someone who is “too far gone”, thinking other people of your race are “making you look bad”, and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Last of the Before Times with Marcella Arguello

June 24, 2020 04:00 - 57 minutes - 78.4 MB

Andrew and Tawny talk about some racist news before throwing to their pre-quar interview with Marcella Arguello! They take voicemails about how to deal with a roommate, ordering food in Spanish, and the “first” call from the repeat racist caller from the bonus episodes! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Accidental Education with Bashir Salahuddin

June 17, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 84.3 MB

Andrew and Tawny talk about what hope looks like right now before throwing to their interview with Bashir Salahuddin! They talking about complimenting people’s accents, childhood clapping games, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.   To help support Assata’s Daughters, donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/yo-is-this-racist-fans-unite?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link-tip 

Challenging Comfort Levels with Black Violin

June 10, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 102 MB

Andrew and Tawny welcome friends new and old to the show and talk about the proposed disbanding of the Minneapolis Police and other news before throwing to Andrew’s interview with Black Violin! They talk about respectability politics from a bumper sticker, parents casual racist jokes, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.   To help support Assata’s Daughters, donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/yo-is-this-racist-fans-unite?utm_source=cust...

Black Lives Matter - George Floyd Protests

June 03, 2020 04:00 - 24 minutes - 22.6 MB

Andrew and Tawny discuss the ongoing protests for the murder of George Floyd.

That’s MY Card with Lyric D. Lewis

May 27, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 84.8 MB

Andrew and Tawny get into some news before throwing to their chat with Lyric D Lewis! They talk about mostly white school productions performing African songs, bi-racial people using racial slang, waiters handing checks to the white person at the table, and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Indisputably Intimate with Dewayne Perkins

May 20, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 83.3 MB

Andrew and Tawny talk about Andrew becoming a baby before throwing to a chat with comedian and writer Dewayne Perkins! They talk about the line between enjoying culture and appropriation, potentially insensitive tattoos, and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE

A Kickback Show with Atsuko Okatsuka

May 13, 2020 04:00 - 58 minutes - 80 MB

Andrew and Tawny get back into the news before throwing to a pre-quar interview with Atsuko Okatsuka! They talk about being done with coronavirus jokes, marching bands, not owing people an explanation of who you are, and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Instant Classic with Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings

May 06, 2020 04:00 - 51 minutes - 70.4 MB

Andrew and Tawny talk about binging prestige TV and connecting with old friends before talking to Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings from Quibi’s The Nod! They talk about a racist English teacher, texting your friends to tell them you’re eating their ethnicities signature dish, and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Yo, Is This Raciest? 001 - Getting Paid for your F*ckery

May 01, 2020 04:00 - 30 minutes - 28.4 MB

Welcome to the first episode of Yo, Is This Raciest?, where Andrew, Tawny and Team Yo answer voicemails that are “too hot” for the main feed! They take calls about their merch maybe causing some confusion, polyamorous people co-opting the language of marginalized groups, and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE. For a free month of Stitcher Premium, head over to stitcherpremium.com and use promo code YO!

Taking it a day at a time with Ronnie Adrian

April 29, 2020 04:00 - 54 minutes - 75 MB

Andrew and Tawny work through an audio delay before chatting with comedian and actor Ronnie Adrian! They talk about a baffling use of a racial slur prior to sex, getting braids and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Taking the Show on the Train with Rob Haze

April 22, 2020 04:00 - 56 minutes - 78.1 MB

Andrew and Tawny talk about what’s been making them happy recently and then they have a hilarious chat with comedian Rob Haze! They talk about nightlife in New York & Chicago vs LA, “white Jesus”, problematic haircuts, secret Santa gift optics, and more! Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

What is the Joke with Kimia Behpoornia

April 15, 2020 04:00 - 54 minutes - 74.4 MB

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.

How Do You Make Friends? with Sarah Hagi

April 08, 2020 04:00 - 1 hour - 83.1 MB

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.

Pattern vs Intention (w/ Teresa Lee)

April 01, 2020 04:00 - 45 minutes - 62 MB

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.

Don't Call it the China Virus (w/ Rep. Mark Takano)

March 25, 2020 07:00 - 1 hour - 97.3 MB

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.

You're One of the Good Ones, Lady (w/ Reina Hardesty)

March 18, 2020 04:00 - 55 minutes - 76.9 MB

Andrew and Tawny share their thoughts on the Coronavirus from a safe, social distance before sitting down with Reina Hardesty (Brockmire) to answer listener voicemails. Topics include: why nobody should make fun of mixed-race people, what you should do when you can't pronounce a name in a book, and the difference between racism and depictions of racism. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

Yo, This is Weird Right?! (w/ Pallavi Gunalan)

March 11, 2020 04:00 - 44 minutes - 61.1 MB

Andrew and Tawny are joined by comedian Pallavi Gunalan (Facial Recognition Comedy) to help listeners get to the bottom of who should get off work for MLK Day, how to deal with ignorant gentrifiers in Colorado and ways to process your complicated feelings about the British royal family. We're always here to help you with your racism questions: 323-389-RACE. 

To Catch A Racist (w/ Usman Ally)

March 04, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 86.9 MB

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.

Black Women's History Day (w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Laci Mosley, Sarah Hagi & Kara Brown)

February 29, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 68.1 MB

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!

Thanks Teens! (w/ Big Dipper)

February 26, 2020 08:26 - 50 minutes - 69.3 MB

Andrew and Tawny welcome the hilarious producer and musician, Big Dipper, to the mic to answer listener voicemails about Ryan Gosling's broad appeal, prom politics at elite high schools and whether or not we just have to wait for all the old racists to die. Want us to answer your racism question on the pod? Call in! 323-389-RACE.

White Court (w/ Christina Anthony)

February 19, 2020 05:00 - 52 minutes - 71.9 MB

Andrew and Tawny sit down with the incomparable Christina Anthony (Mixed-ish) to help listeners with their racism dilemmas-- When should you dump your white friends from high school? What are the best ways to confront racist family members? How do you know when you're ready to have a Día de los Muertos party? Got a question about racism? We're here to help: 323-389-RACE.

Snacks And Lotion (w/ Christian A. Pierce)

February 12, 2020 05:00 - 52 minutes - 71.5 MB

Andrew and Tawny celebrate this year's Oscar winners. Then, Andrew talks with actor Christian A. Pierce (The Real Bros of Simi Valley) to answer listener questions about the woke argument against color-blind casting, the Billie Eilish cultural appropriation controversy and ways non-black people can stay in their lane when relating to their black family members. Got a racism question burning a hole in your soul? Leave us a message: 323-389-RACE.

Basket (w/ Aparna Nancherla)

February 05, 2020 08:43 - 50 minutes - 69.1 MB

Andrew and Tawny sit down with the amazing Aparna Nancherla (Corporate) to answer listener voicemails about white supremacist graphic design choices, the strange universe of plantation weddings and adopting nicknames to make life easier for the whites. Send us your delicious racism questions: 323-389-RACE. 

Thank You, Home Alone! (w/ Charlie Barnett)

January 29, 2020 05:00 - 53 minutes - 48.6 MB

Andrew and Tawny celebrate the Lunar New Year by talking about current events. Then, Tawny sits down with actor Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll) to help listeners with their questions about gifting racist novelty socks, reading books with slurs with them out loud and how weird it is to talk about your "racial preferences. Hit us up at 323-389-RACE if you've got a question for us.    This episode is brought to you by Audible (www.audible.com/yitr).

It's Gross. We're Gross. (w/ Rizwan Manji)

January 22, 2020 05:00 - 59 minutes - 54.1 MB

Tawny and Andrew are joined by the wonderful Rizwan Manji (Perfect Harmony) to answer listener voicemails about cancelling your own (woke) child and how to inquire about the ethnicity of someone you're dating before getting to the bottom of: dating apps...are they for white people? The racism tip line is always open: 323-389-RACE.

I Guess We're Doing Racism Again (w/ Jonathan Braylock & Keisha Zollar)

January 15, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 55.9 MB

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.

Yo, Is This Seattle? (LIVE w/ Hari Kondabolu)

January 08, 2020 05:00 - 1 hour - 77.7 MB

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.

Happy New Year, Nerds! (w/ Edgar Momplaisir)

January 01, 2020 05:00 - 46 minutes - 42.9 MB

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.

White Devil Christmas (w/ Hayes Davenport)

December 25, 2019 05:00 - 54 minutes - 49.5 MB

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.

Weaponized Catholicism (w/ Lorraine DeGraffenreidt)

December 18, 2019 05:00 - 1 hour - 59.1 MB

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)

December 11, 2019 05:00 - 45 minutes - 42.1 MB

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.

Nothing Is My Problem (w/ Tymberlee Hill)

December 04, 2019 05:00 - 53 minutes - 49.2 MB

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.

Native Fetish (w/ Kaitlyn Jeffers)

November 27, 2019 05:00 - 1 hour - 59.4 MB

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.

Natives In Hollywood (w/ Joey Clift)

November 20, 2019 05:00 - 56 minutes - 52.2 MB

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.

Diversity in Academia (w/ Jana Schmieding)

November 13, 2019 05:00 - 54 minutes - 50.1 MB

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.

Dreamcatchers (w/ Lucas Brown Eyes)

November 06, 2019 18:48 - 54 minutes - 49.8 MB

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.

Affordable Housing (w/ Nithya Raman)

October 30, 2019 18:17 - 59 minutes - 54.9 MB

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.

FBI’s Most Dangerous Cities List (w/ Sean Rameswaram, Lorraine DeGraffenreidt)

October 23, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 65.2 MB

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).

Identifying with TV Characters of Color (w/ Moshe Kasher)

October 16, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 62.9 MB

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.

Cancel Culture (w/ Shea Serrano)

October 09, 2019 04:00 - 52 minutes - 48.5 MB

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.

Ghetto Burger (w/ Travis Coles)

October 02, 2019 07:53 - 57 minutes - 52.4 MB

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

September 27, 2019 04:00 - 3 minutes - 3.07 MB

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! 

Rationalizing a Racist Mom (w/ Natalie Morales)

September 25, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 56 MB

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).

Blind Submissions (w/ Lauren Lapkus)

September 18, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 65.9 MB

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.

Guests

Andrew Ti

1 Episode

Kulap Vilaysack

1 Episode

Lauren Lapkus

1 Episode

Saul Williams

1 Episode