38 episodes

An ongoing dialogue about race, politics, and the search for a universal response to oppression.

Race Invaders Tim Yang & Alok Desai

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

An ongoing dialogue about race, politics, and the search for a universal response to oppression.

    S2; Ep4 – Code Switching

    S2; Ep4 – Code Switching

      Hey Race Invaders, tonight we talk about Code Switching and how I mess it up, we talk about it in media portrayals in Kim’s Convenience and… Read more "S2; Ep4 – Code Switching"

    Nerd Herd

    Nerd Herd

      Welcome to Race Invaders, where it’s no secret that Alok and Tim are big giant nerds. In this episode we will be discussing Nerd/Geek culture. Why… Read more "Nerd Herd"

    Season 2, Ep 2: Long Division

    Season 2, Ep 2: Long Division

      We recorded on the last day of AAPI Heritage month. We managed to be Asian the entire month and not get threatened by white guys with… Read more "Season 2, Ep 2: Long Division"

    Season 2, Ep 1: Reunification

    Season 2, Ep 1: Reunification

    Hey Race Invaders. Big thank you for coming back to the show. Today we’re going remedial, to an 084 class. Namely? Why the phrase, “I don’t see… Read more "Season 2, Ep 1: Reunification"

    Episode 33: Being an SJW the Generation X Way.

    Episode 33: Being an SJW the Generation X Way.

      I’ll be honest Race Invaders, Episode 33 with Malcolm Gin was one of my favorite while Alok is on holiday. Why? Well for starters, the technology… Read more "Episode 33: Being an SJW the Generation X Way."

    Episode 32: Blame Canada with Matthew To

    Episode 32: Blame Canada with Matthew To

    We discuss what it’s like in Canada – how it’s a complete fantasy land without racism, sexism and how they treat their Indigenous People with complete respect.… Read more "Episode 32: Blame Canada with Matthew To"

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Soyale ,

A must for HR professionals

As an HR leader I find a lot of the “standard” HR materials and resources about race to be sanitized, high level and uninspiring. Race Invaders is a gritty examination of the issue of race in America through the lived experience of two smart and thoughtful men. As a white man, I’ve learned more about the issues around race from this podcast than I would in a lifetime of “standard” materials. Bonus : there are also discussions of other issues of diversity like mental health!

MrKandosiipants ,

Long time, first time

Glad to hear your voices again.

corriecat ,

Social justice/comedy duo! (?)

Alok and Tim have a totally unique perspective and style in the social justice dialogue - hard core, hilarious, exploratory, irreverent, personal. A mix of current news (stupid things politicians say, Get Out movie analysis...) & deep dives into really abstract but critical topics (patriarchy meets racial injustice, what *is* race and racism...). A must listen for those interested in what's next in race and social justice thought.

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