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Yo, Is This Racist?

44 episodes - English - Latest episode: 2 days ago - ★★★★ - 1.5K 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

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 - 49.1 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 - 59.3 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 - 52.1 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.

Saul Williams, Poet/Musician/Activist

September 11, 2019 08:12 - 59 minutes - 54.1 MB

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.

Friend Boundaries (w/ Sasheer Zamata)

September 04, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 64.4 MB

Sasheer Zamata (Best Friends, SNL) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about a husband’s racist impressions, boundaries in friend groups, and more. Plus, comedian/writer Joey Clift joins Andrew to discuss Dior’s Sauvage perfume ad which has Native American cultural appropriation and features Johnny Depp. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

Live from Minneapolis (w/ John Gebretatose)

August 28, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 68.7 MB

Actor and comedian John Gebretatose joins Tawny live from Minneapolis to discuss the Black and Funny Improv Festival, a father’s advice to be careful driving with a person of color, excluding friends in skincare discussions, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE. Check out John Gebretatose campaign here link to the campaign http://www.hugetheater.com/donate/hugemove/ This episode is brought to you by Bombas (www.bombas.com/YITR).

Carlos Santos and Tony Rodriguez of Spanish Aqui Presents

August 21, 2019 04:00 - 58 minutes - 53.5 MB

Carlos Santos and Tony Rodriguez of Spanish Aqui Presents join Andrew to discuss caller questions about only bringing up black news to your friends, certain white people not knowing that all people of color deal with racism, and more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

Anna Hossnieh and Shereen Younes of Ethnically Ambiguous Return

August 14, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 59.9 MB

Anna Hossnieh and Shereen Younes of Ethnically Ambiguous return and join Andrew to discuss caller questions about white-passing as a person of color, making your friends better allies, 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 Money Ha Ha Podcast.

Colonial Theft (w/ Nikesh Shukla, Dani Fernandez)

August 07, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 68.1 MB

Writer Nikesh Shukla (The Good Immigrant) joins Andrew and guest co-host Dani Fernandez to discuss caller questions about how protecting antiquities from war is different from colonial theft, calling out your friends for being racist, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE. This episode is brought to you by Money Ha Ha Podcast.

Call Center Hitler (w/ Larry Wilmore, Jessica Gao)

July 31, 2019 07:27 - 1 hour - 57.1 MB

Larry Wilmore (Insecure) and Jessica Gao (Corporate, Rick and Morty) join Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about a child’s use of a blaccent, code-switching, getting fired from a job for saying “F White People,” and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

Problematic Family (w/ Laci Mosley)

July 24, 2019 06:12 - 1 hour - 58.7 MB

Actor and comedian Laci Mosley (Florida Girls, Scam Goddess) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about a confederate flag t-shirt in Japan, telling your family they are problematic, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

Spanish Aqui Presents

July 19, 2019 04:00 - 3 minutes - 3.05 MB

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Mexican Murder Mystery Party (w/ Oscar Montoya)

July 17, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 63.4 MB

Comedian and actor Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aqui Presents) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about schools scaring children so they learn about racism, a Mexican Murder Mystery house warming party, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

Tanning Obsession (w/ Raiza Licea)

July 10, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 60.9 MB

Comedian and actor Raiza Licea (Spanish Aqui Presents) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about a kid’s reference point for Black people being Space Jam, people’s obsession with tanning, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

Co-workers & Micro Aggressions (w/ Punam Patel)

July 03, 2019 04:00 - 58 minutes - 53.5 MB

Actress & stand-up comedian Punam Patel (Special on Netflix) joins Andrew & Tawny to discuss caller questions about a co-workers’ micro aggression, Tiger Woods & racist golf fans, and more! As Always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389- RACE.

Black Owned Banks (w/ Tone Bell)

June 26, 2019 06:22 - 51 minutes - 47.4 MB

Stand-up comedian Tone Bell (Little) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about Black owned banks, White people using the term “Uncle Tom,” and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

The Juneteenth Special

June 19, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 105 MB

Lorraine DeGraffenreidt, Laci Mosley, Jacquis Neal, Edgar Blackmon, Brodie Reed, Kara Brown, Ify Nwadiwe, Carl Tart, and Andy Beckerman join Andrew and Tawny to talk all things Juneteenth including the best way to celebrate, it’s importance, and what people don’t know about the holiday. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

The Wokest with Edgar Momplaisir: Racism with Andrew Ti

June 14, 2019 04:00 - 38 minutes - 35.4 MB

Edgar is joined by comedian, writer, and host of Yo, Is This Racist? Andrew Ti. He joins Edgar to enlighten listeners about racism & it effect on marginalized peoples, in turn Edgar enlightens Andrew by highlighting groups of people they didn't know they were erasing, and together they enlighten each other by playing a game of Cancel, Rehab, Stan. Listen to Yo, Is This Racist? here: http://h.earwolf.com/yo Theme Song by Jake Pinto

International Racism (w/ Jeff Chan)

June 12, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 65.5 MB

Writer/director Jeff Chan (Plus One, PEN15) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss his new movie Plus One, meeting Andrew by arguing over Twitter about La La Land and caller questions about racism needing a power dynamic, international racism, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE. Subscribe to Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata’s new podcast Best Friends here:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/best-friends-with-nicole-byer-and-sashee...

Should You Intervene? (w/ Kimrie Lewis)

June 05, 2019 04:00 - 50 minutes - 46.6 MB

Actress, comedian, writer Kimrie Lewis (Single Parents) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about getting involved in a verbal altercation on a train, the belief that a white man needs to be the candidate in order for the democrats to win, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE. This episode is brought to you by American Hysteria Podcast.

Laos Angeles (w/ Kulap Vilaysack)

May 29, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 61.8 MB

Actor/writer Kulap Vilaysack joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss her documentary Origin Story (availability on Amazon Prime), creating a community called Laos Angeles, a racist thing that happened to her recently, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

Bonus: Mash Up Americans

May 24, 2019 04:00 - 40 minutes - 36.7 MB

In this bonus crossover episode Tawny & Andrew are joined by Mash Up Americans host Amy Choi & Rebeca Lehrer to answer if doing an accent is racist, how to combat erasing your identify, and if "African-American" is in deed racist. Afterward, Amy & Rebecca share a clip from the Mash Up Americans interview with Fatimah Asghar.

Can I Touch Your Baby’s Hair? (w/ Allen Maldonado)

May 22, 2019 04:00 - 50 minutes - 46.6 MB

Actor and writer Allen Maldonado (The Last O.G.) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about people asking to touch their baby’s hair, enjoying K-Pop music without fetishizing, and much more. This episode is brought to you by Leesa Mattress (www.leesa.com/YO).

Virtue Signaling (w/ Charles Rogers, Casey Jane Ellison)

May 15, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 60.4 MB

Charles Rogers and Casey Jane Ellison (The Problem with Charles & Casey) join Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about white privilege jokes, if it’s racist for someone outside of a race or ethnic group to criticize someone inside of that race or ethnic group, virtue signaling, 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 The Sun is Also A Star.

Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn of The New Negroes

May 08, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 71.7 MB

Open Mike Eagle and Baron Vaughn of The New Negroes join Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about a theatre group looking for actors of color, a white woman looking for advice on her racist family meeting her black boyfriend for the first time, 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 The Sun is Also a Star.

Pronouncing Names (w/ Erik Rivera)

May 01, 2019 04:00 - 1 hour - 56.2 MB

Comedian and actor Erik Rivera (Entre Nos on HBO) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller’s questions about pronouncing someone’s name properly, having a civil conversation about race with your family, Ariana Grande's spray tan, 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 Ramy on Hulu and Leesa (www.leesa.com/YO).

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