Burst Your Bubble

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

Filtering by Category: anti-immigration

EP64 - I Love Lucy: The All American Girl and "The Latin"

EP64 - I Love Lucy starred Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. Arnaz was Cuban American, and so the real life married couple was the first interracial couple on television at a time when the typical TV family was suburban, middle class, and white; in the real world there were anti-miscegenation laws, immigration quotas, and xenophobia. On one hand I Love Lucy created more representation in the media, but on the other the show certainly had its problems.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP62 - Breakfast at Tiffany's, Yellowface, and Whitewashing

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EP62 - Breakfast at Tiffany's may be a classic film but it's hard to ignore Mr. Yunioshi, a Japanese character played by a white man in yellowface. While discussing this adaptation of Truman Capote's 1958 novel, let's look at the history of yellowface in Hollywood, reminding ourselves that while we might not see someone doing such a blatant caricature yellowface and its racism, xenophobia, and orientalism still seeps into pop culture today - but now more covertly through whitewashing.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP51 - Renew One Day at a Time

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Have you ever watched the show One Day at a Time? The remake of the 1975 sitcom is a present day story of the Cuban American Alvarez family. The remake - brought to life largely in part by Gloria Calderón Kellett, a Cuban American, and a half Latinx writing team - is in danger of not being renewed for its 4th season. Listen as we look at either why you should be watching the show or reminding you exactly why you love it.

#RenewODAAT

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP47 - Modern Family, Sofia Vergara, and the Influence of Carmen Miranda

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The term "spicy Latina" has dominated Latinx representations in pop culture since the 1940s. Today we have Modern Family and Sofia Vergara, where she is a Colombian playing a Colombian. But is Vergara a positive representation of Latinx culture, and furthermore is it fair to ask her to be?

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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EP36 - Scarface and the Mariel Boatlift

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Whether you have or haven't seen the 1983 film Scarface, you'll agree it has its place in pop culture. It's referenced in film, TV, and music; you might know lines from the movie ("Say hello to my little friend!"), and may have seen the infamous movie poster on a college dorm wall or two. But let's talk about how the film, which premiered only three years after the 1980 Mariel Boatlift, showed all Cuban political refugees as criminals.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

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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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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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