ATR 14 – Jan 30, 2006 – Voicemail 206-203-3983 – addictedtorace@gmail.com

This is a bonus mini-episode in which we interview Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of the new book Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time) (Issues of Our Time) You’ll notice that there’s a slight delay so there will be a few places in which the questions and answers run together. This is the last interview where we’ll have this problem, sorry for the inconvenience!

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Duration – 23:18
File Size – 11.0 MB
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ATR 13 – Jan 23, 2006 – Voicemail 206-203-3983 – addictedtorace@gmail.com

RANT:
The “oppression olympics” is the subject of Jen’s rant today. What she means is the way people try and out-victim each other and as a result, we find ourselves divided rather than united.

MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE:
Carmen shares her thoughts on a recent episode of Dr. Phil in which he attempted to shed some light on race relations. The content of the episode? A racist white father outraged at his daughter’s biracial baby, a passing story (natch!) in which a mixed man’s parents convinced him and themselves that he was actually white, and a black mother who feels her mixed daughter acts “too white.”

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GUEST RANT:
Luke Lee does the first-ever guest rant on Addicted to Race about mixed Asian-American women, exoticiziation and import car models. Listen in to find out what it’s all about.

INTERVIEW WITH DR. JOSEPH L. GRAVES, JR.
Carmen and Jen interview Dr. Joseph L. Graves, pre-eminent evolutionary biologist and author of The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America He’ll answer everything you always wanted to know about race and biology. What exactly does it mean when we say that race is a social construct? Why can racial DNA tests be misleading? Is it true that if you need a bone marrow donor, you can only find a match with someone of your own race? Are African-Americans really better at basketball than any other people? Are mixed people really more healthy/beautiful/intelligent/strong than non-mixed people?

Here’s a look at the next two episodes.

EPISODE 14 – Monday, January 30, 2006 :
This will be a bonus mini-episode in which we interview Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of the new book Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time) (Issues of Our Time)

EPISODE 15 – Monday, February 6, 2006 :
1) Carmen will rant about “diversity-speak”–those phrases like “cultural competency” or “tolerance” that mean absolutely nothing and only serve to obscure conversations about race.
2) Mixed Media Watch news round-up.
3) We’ll interview renowned science fiction writer Octavia Butler, author of Kindred (Black Women Writers Series) and Parable of the Sower. Her newest work is Fledgling : A Novel.

Duration – 1:35:07
File Size – 43.7 MB
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ATR 12 – Jan 9, 2005 – Voicemail 206-203-3983 – addictedtorace@gmail.com

RANT:
The stupid stereotypes about Asian men and women perpetuated by the media is the subject of Carmen’s rant today.

MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE:
Jen counts down the top trends of 2005 that we’ve tracked on Mixed Media Watch: DNA tests, hate crimes, celebrities talk about race, how can I be racist? I’m in an interracial relationship!, blackface is back, race still black and white only, more products for mixed people and families.

TALKING TO CHILDREN ABOUT RACE
Jen and Carmen discuss why parents should talk about race with their mixed kids even if there are no apparent “issues” or problems. Check out Jen’s article on the topic here.

INTERVIEW WITH SHERIDAN PRASSO
Carmen interviews Sheridan Prasso, author of The Asian Mystique: Dragon Ladies, Geisha Girls, & Our Fantasies of the Exotic Orient

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Here’s a look at the next episode:
1) Jen will rant about the “Oppression Olympics”: how various communities try to out-victim each other.
2) Mixed Media Watch news round-up.
3) We’ll interview Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of the new book Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers.

Duration – 1:28:00
File Size – 21.4 MB
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