101 episodes

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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    • 4.2 • 2.2K 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.

    Fun Flackt

    Fun Flackt

    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 listener voicemails about mindfully advocating for a step brother to seek therapy and wearing a shirt with dragons on it. 


    Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com!

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    America's Al Dente on Race

    America's Al Dente on Race

    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 continued racist comments and listen to voicemails about fat phobic remarks and the neighborhood watch. 


    Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's new podcasts at suboptimalpods.com!

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 43 min
    Cowboy Butts Drive Me Nuts (with Matt Apodaca)

    Cowboy Butts Drive Me Nuts (with Matt Apodaca)

    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. 


    Later, they answer listener questions about Black people being race-related questions in a job interview and a co-worker adding "We All Matter" in an email. 


    If you'd like to check out more of our bonus content, go to suboptimalpods.com!

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 46 min
    Imperfect Solutions to Intractable Problems

    Imperfect Solutions to Intractable Problems

    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 voicemails about a school's civil war-themed dance and being questioned if you're the mother of your daughter. 


    If you'd like to check out more of our bonus content, go to suboptimalpods.com!

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min
    Yo, Can We Live: Book Recommendations/Fixing Andrew (with Traci Thomas)

    Yo, Can We Live: Book Recommendations/Fixing Andrew (with Traci Thomas)

    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 check out more of our bonus content, go to suboptimalpods.com. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    Engage Instead of Tokenize (with Sarah Hagi)

    Engage Instead of Tokenize (with Sarah Hagi)

    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 having second thoughts supporting musicians and non-white Trump supporters. 


    Leave a voicemail with your questions at 323-389-RACE and subscribe to Tawny and Andrew's bonus podcasts at suboptimalpods.com!

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

sneakykikiriki ,

Love it

Really enjoy the show. Keep inviting Matt as a guest on the show!

C.Herms ,

What’s the Point?

I tried listening to this pod for a while and wasn’t sure what to make of it. I find the voicemails received interesting, but the hosts provide little meaningful “analysis” of the voicemails. Sometimes Tawny provides counterpoints on why a situation might not be intentionally racist, but for Andrew, the answer is always that everything is racist & he usually ends up persuading Tawny away from any slightly different opinions she might have had. The rest of the pod is spent talking about boring Hollywood banter I don’t really care about usually. Tawny always says, “this isn’t a news show”, or “this isn’t a (fill in the blank) show”, and in a recent episode said something to the effect of “we aren’t experts in race issues”. So what is the point of the show then? From what I gather, it’s to have pointless Hollywood banter through the lens of extreme leftism. I am more liberal leaning myself, but these are the type of people who make normal liberals look bad. They are like the liberal equivalent of Marjorie Taylor Greene, and they surround themselves with only other extremists such that they think of themselves as the “normal” ones and everyone else is just asleep/ blind to their cause. To give them a small amount of credit, they do say reasonable & thoughtful things occasionally, but then they dilute that message with copy and pasted rhetoric from others with similar views. I can translate for myself through the rhetoric, but I’ve decided that it’s not really worth my time to do so anymore as there are better pods out there.

TxW0777 ,

Hey own your racism…

I love all the negative review comments from all the racists complaining because the show’s calling them on their racism….Hilarious and sad that we have so many tone deaf people walking around justifying their racism!!

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