¡Dame Más Gasolina!
|This Week In Mash-Up America
What is your bubbe meise? In this episode, we visited this question with some of our favorite past guests. Plus, hear from Phil Yu, aka The Angry Asian Man, and his esteemed wife, Joanna Lee, and be blessed with so much wisdom from food historian Michael Twitty.
Mash-Ups In The News:
The Library of Congress announced its annual list of 25 songs that will be preserved in our country’s cultural archive. “Gasolina” is now the first reggaeton song on the registry.
“Soy-boys,” “carnivore” diets, banning “Meatless Mondays – the meat culture war seems goofy, but some conservatives have spun it into the destruction of American liberty and masculinity.
From her book “Thick” to her definitive writings on Dolly Parton, Tressie McMillan Cottom is a certified genius. Enlightening and entertaining, listen to this episode with Tressie and go deep.
Thirteen years later, thousands of cleanup workers have experienced chronic health issues – a problem known among local residents as “BP syndrome.” Many others have developed cancer. They’re still waiting for justice – and waiting to be heard.
How I Was Reborn
“After my mother’s death, my father plunged the family into evangelicalism, leaving our Jewish faith behind. What, I wondered, would become of our souls?”
Better Bus Systems Could Slow Climate Change
Cutting down traffic and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the process? Enter the solution: the humble bus.
“There’re so many men walking around with confidence that’s unearned. If women do the same, they’re monsters. I’m confident in my abilities, confident that I’m funnier than most people. That’s not even my ego, that’s years in the game.”
Beef’s legacy was tainted by cast member David Choe, who graphically bragged and joked about committing rape on a podcast. If the show’s creators didn’t rely on nepotism in choosing Choe, could this controversy have been avoided?
The (Un)holy Gospel Of Suga Free
LOS ANGELES TIMES
“After half a century of hard living — near-death experiences, struggles with substance abuse, multiple incarcerations, the shady travails of the record business, the constant stresses of the world’s oldest profession — Suga Free has learned to value simplicity.”
Indigeneity’s Data Dilemma
The federal standard used to count Indigenous peoples using race and ethnicity, but does that work for a people with a political classification?