The purpose of this podcast is to take everyday questions, conversations, and debates and attempt to provide answers by including up-to-date research along with occasional interviews from experts. This podcast is meant to bridge the gap between the world of academia and The People. When you listen to us, you'll always have new facts to bring to the conversation with friends on the hottest topics. And as always, continue to be the oppressor's worst fear.
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).
Climate change was a major topic of discussion during the December 2019 Democratic debate. Given its importance to public policy and its impact on the Black community, Ty and Daphne decided to dedicate an episode to addressing questions and misconceptions about climate change and global warming. The host begin the episode by defining climate change and how it differs from global warming (3:20). They then discuss factors that have contributed to global warming over time (5:00) and the potentially dangerous effects of climate change (10:50). Ty and Daphne then have a conversation about how climate change impacts disadvantaged communities and contributes to environmental racism and injustice (22:35) as well as the potential health implications of climate related disasters (33:40). They then turn their attention to how money shapes the politics of climate policy (36:20), where various Democratic candidates stand on different solutions to climate change (40:05), and key provisions of the Green New Deal (48:45). They close by discussing what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint (53:05) as well as how those changes can save you money (1:00:40).