Immigration is the subject of major debate in the United States. Given the ongoing myths surrounding the topic, Ty and Daphne decided to tackle questions, concerns, and misconceptions about immigration in the United States. The hosts begin by reflecting on the start of the new decade (00:30) and sharing their 2020 resolutions (2:05). They then dive into the topic and discuss the history of race and immigration in the United States (7:19), the role of the U.S. government in shaping the current "immigration crisis" (16:33), and the U.S immigration quota system (24:07). Ty and Daphne then turn their attention to NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) (27:40). In addition to providing insight into NAFTA's provisions, they also discuss the policy's effectiveness (31:40), its impact on Mexico's economy (33:40), and how it affected the environment (38:20). The hosts also discuss the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), its potential impact on each country involved (39:20), and Pharma provisions within the policy (48:57). The hosts close by discussing myths and misconceptions about immigration and the economy (50:18), how the broken immigration system makes it difficult for immigrants to "do it the right way" (57:35), and the relationship between immigration and crime (1:03:19).
For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss life, recent news, and politics. After catching up (00:30), the hosts discuss "Oh Lawd" news (03:34), including a mass layoff over Christmas break (4:05), the increase in emergency room visits following the legalization of cannabis in Illinois (6:29), and a bizarre North Korea political crime (8:06). They then discuss recent pop culture debates about love, marriage, and cheating. Specifically, they have a conversation about Mike Tyson's comments on interracial dating (10:04), Loni Love's remarks about cheating among Black men (21:45), the data related to race and faithfulness in relationships (28:25), the factors behind racial differences in marriage rates (33:30), and how gender roles shape marriage satisfaction and divorce (41:34). Ty and Daphne then switch gears by discussing health and the best and worst diets of 2020 (49:42). Next, the hosts have a conversation about the British royal family drama (56:00) as well as Meghan Markle's self-identification and the role of race in her treatment in the British press (58:30). Ty and Daphne wrap up the episode by sharing their thoughts on millennials' limited upward mobility (1:04:30), the latest developments related to the Democratic primary (1:10:15), and tensions between the US and Iran following Trump's decision to authorize Soleimani's killing (1:15:32).