Burst Your Bubble

A podcast about -isms and -phobias in pop culture.

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EP44 - BoJack Horseman, Whitewashing, and Diane Nguyen

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BoJack Horseman might be a wonderful show, but it's not without its flaws. Let's talk about why representation is important, how using white actors to voice animated characters of color is still whitewashing, and Diane Nguyen - a Vietnamese American character who is voiced by a white woman.

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Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP41 - Harry Belafonte Frames 1968

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For one week in 1968, singer and activist Harry Belafonte guest hosted the Tonight Show for Johnny Carson. Belafonte and his guests talked about the Vietnam War, poverty, native rights, race, and interracial relationships, making his one week stint an encapsulating lesson of the turbulent year that was 1968.

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Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP40 - Orange is the New Black

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I have a love/hate relationship with Orange is the New Black. While you could argue that the show has a diverse cast of characters bringing representations to media, it's also easy for those characters to also turn into "token" characters, especially when it comes to Sophia Burset.

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Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP38 - Firefly and East Asian Representation (or Lack Thereof)

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Although it was only on TV for less than a full season, Firefly has become a cult classic. And while I'll admit that I'm a fan of the show, there's on big problem: although Firefly is inspired by East Asian culture, there aren't any East Asian actors.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP37 - MTV's Questionable History

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What do you think of when you think of MTV? Reality TV? TRL? Beavis and Butt-head? Because depending on when you started watching MTV you might remember it for what it truly was: a music channel that tried to only play white rock artists.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP35 -The Two Sides of Roseanne

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Let's talk about the two sides of Roseanne: the fictional Roseanne Conner and the real life Roseanne Barr. What do representations of race and gender presentation mean on a show when so closely linked to a woman who sends out racist and transphobic tweets? Can we separate the art from the artist? And should we?

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP31 - How Black Voices Shaped Good Times

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For this episode we’re going to talk about Good Times and how it was truly a product of its time. From Black Power to the Moynihan Report, the show was a reaction to images of black life and black representations in the media.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP26 - The Little Rascals and the KKK

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In today's episode we're going to talk about how the writers of The Little Rascals were influenced by popular media of the time: the Inglewood Raid and lynchings in newspapers, the film The Birth of a Nation, and music produced and sold by the KKK.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP21 - Highway To Heaven And Vietnamese "Dust Children"

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In today's episode we're going to talk about the TV show Highway to Heaven, its 1984 episode titled "Dust Child," and its connection to the Vietnam War and anti-Vietnamese sentiment in the 1980s.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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