The Week in TWiB! 11/1/13
Happy Dia de los Muertos, everyone! #TeamBlackness made it through another Halloween season and some folks still, STILL, think that blackface is a good look. Pro tip white people: extra bronzer is still blackface and totally offensive. This week we called the black phone and spoke with Dr. Blair Kelley about the history of blackface and she properly threw shade at those who deserve it most. The racially insensitive exhibitionism didn’t stop there: Don Yelton gave us plenty of laughs in light of his resignation after his epic racist interview on The Daily Show. And slavery just might be okay if it’s what the people want.
So rev up those podcast engines, check out what you missed this week and drop us a line in the comments!
#TWiBradio #473 | Ted Cruz Translated
#TeamBlackness discusses Jay Z being overwhelmingly reasonable (00:20), Ted Cruz at the Stand Your Ground hearings (00:32), and NBC news INVESTIGATES (00:01:07). Download.
#TWiBradio #474 | The Language of Racism
#TeamBlackness discusses Britney Spears as a pirate deterrent (00:20), Don Yelton resigning after his interview with The Daily Show (00:26), a teacher’s racist rant (00:40), and a few words with Professor Blair Kelley regarding the historical relevance of modern comedy tropes (00:48). Download.
The Morning Crew is splintered by Elon and Ljoy’s impending podcast divorce but we manage to find time to discuss an interesting quirk about diaper usage (00:38) and the discovery that clinical tests of medicine are not balanced across ethnicities (00:49). Download.
The Morning Crew discusses the upcoming Red Bull liability suit (00:23), a Nevada politician willing to be pro-slavery (00:30), and Ray Kelly getting booed offstage (00:40). Download.
The Morning Crew discusses the TSA letting us use cell phones (00:15), adopted children raising suspicion (00:27), and single people are ruining the economy (00:36). Download.
#TWiBdark #15 | When Lines Are Crossed
Feminista and N’Jaila discuss the limits of our understanding, including the story of a man who cut off his own genitalia, how we treat the mentally infirm, and how we classify pedophiles. Download.
@WeNerdHard #62 | Really, Fox?
#BitterCynicalAdults discuss uprades to the Google suite, Batman: Arkham Origins, and the trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past. Download.
#Sportsball #8 | Fielding A Baby
Aaron, The DVE, and Parenta discuss the obstruction rule, the NON-douche of the Week, the Bengals having potentially the most talented team in the NFL, and the NBA season starts tonight. Download.
This Tastes Funny
#ThisTastesFunny #15 | The Halloween Candy Debate
Elon and Emily discuss secret menu items, how much candy is actually consumed during Halloween, a wine shortage, and the great Halloween Candy Debate of 2013. Download.