Burst Your Bubble

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

EP25 - Ay Yi Yi Yi, the (Racist) Frito Bandito

On today's episode, let's talk about -isms, -phobias, and one of your favorite bags of chips.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP24 - Jews, Radio, and the 1930s

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Another time when I get to say that I love radio, but I don't have to love its history. Let's talk about Jews on the radio in the 1930s - from sounding Jewish to anti-semitism to assimilation.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP23 - Islamophobia in the Siege

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For this episode, we’re going to talk about the 1998 film The Siege and how it portrays Arabs and Muslims as terrorists and Islam as a violent religion.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP22 - Yusuf Hawkins and Jungle Fever

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Let’s talk about Yusuf Hawkins, the black teen Spike Lee dedicated Jungle Fever (1991) to and how his story influenced the movie.

And for this episode there’s a special Spotify playlist on music influenced by and/or about Yusuf Hawkins: spoti.fi/2zZ8u3Y

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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EP20 - White Zombie and Its Many -Isms And -Phobias

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It's the second Halloween episode! Let's talk about zombies - specifically from the 1932 film White Zombie.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP19 - Dracula and the Eugenics Movement

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It's Halloween! And to celebrate there will be two episodes on monsters in pop culture and the -isms and -phobias that they represent. First up: Dracula.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP17 - Latin America in Good Neighbor Films

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For this episode, we're going to talk about U.S. foreign policy and how it shaped Hollywood's representation of Latin America in the 1940s, creating films full of racism, whitewashing, exoticism, and sexual objectification.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP16 - Gung Ho and the American Auto Industry

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Let’s talk about the 1970s oil crisis, unions and blue collar workers, and how the failing American car industry gave rise to anti-Japanese sentiment.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP15 - Thunderheart and the Fight for Native Rights

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In today’s episode we’re going to analyze the 1992 film Thunderheart and look at the very history that influenced it: the 1970s Native Movement - from John Trudell and Leonard Peltier to corruption and water pollution.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP12 - Blackface, Sounding Black, and Beulah

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I love radio, but I don't have to love its history. Let's talk about how minstrelsy, blackface, and stereotypes shaped radio and helped frame the first sitcom to star a black star.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP11 - The Many -Isms of Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom

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In this episode we're going to look at Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. You might want to rewatch it and see for yourself the -isms and -phobias that rear their ugly heads: racism, xenophobia, sexism, and general anti-Indian sentiment.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP10 - What Shall I Be? - The (Sexist) Game Of Career Girls

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On today's episode we'll talk about the 1966 board game What Shall I Be? The Exciting Game of Career Girls and its connections to sexism, feminism, and the women's liberation movement.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP08 - California Diggers

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In this episode, we're going to talk about a cartoon from 1945, its stereotypes of Native people, and some history of the California Gold Rush.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP07 - Hairspray and Segregation

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So maybe you've seen Hairspray (1988) or one of its adaptations. Maybe you know the lines by heart or the songs in the musical, but do you know its history? On this episode, let's talk about Baltimore, segregation, and hairspray.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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