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 seri
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. William
(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-i
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 c
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 l
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 upchargin
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.
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.
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. Th
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
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
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.
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 voi
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 ch
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 havi
Tawny, Andrew, and Kevin discuss learning a new language, Katt Williams's response to cancel culture, and Naomi Osaka withdrawing from the French Open.
They also answer listener questions about dealing with a pro-cop co-worker and white wom
Andrew and Tawny discuss the re-opening of Echo Park Lake, LAPD's continued displacement of Los Angeles's unhoused community, and alternative resources to calling the cops like DontCallThePolice.com.
They also answer listener questions about
Tawny and Andrew talk to podcaster Traci Thomas about her amazing book club show The Stacks. They also discuss when performative support misses the point and listen to voicemails about asking where someone is from and a co-worker talking about
The Clown Prince Matt Apodaca returns to fill in for Andrew on today's episode! Tawny, Andrew, and Kevin catch up and talk about Candadian guacamole and baby Tecate.
Later, Tawny shares resources like Dear Asian Youth and Decolonize Palestin
Andrew and Tawny discuss the continued violence against Asian Americans, the public's various reactions, and intending to help vs. actually helping. They also talk about May 5th being the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Nativ
Andrew, Tawny, and Kevin discuss the world's oldest water, a billionaire hosting SNL, and mega-podcasters using their platform to spread disinformation about getting the vaccine.
They also listen to voicemails about being asked for race prefer
Andrew, Tawny, and Kevin welcome back former producer Cody Ziglar to talk about his new Marvel comic book Heroes Reborn: Siege Society, which you can pre-order here! They also discuss the Derek Chauvin verdict and murder of Ma'Khia Bryant, and
On this week's episode, Tawny and Andrew discuss the murders of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo. Later, they welcome back actor Jana Schmieding to talk about writing and starring in one of TV's first Native sitcoms, Rutherford Falls. They also li
Note: This was recorded before the news of Daunte Wright’s death. We will be discussing it next week.
On this week's episode, Tawny discusses discovering the plantation her family is from and Andrew shares his thoughts on Politico calling Andr
Carl Tart and Ahsohn Williams (Carl Calls His Cousin) join Andrew to discuss the end of the COVID-19 lockdown, republicans boycotting Coke and the MLB, and answer some listener questions.
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