This week #TeamBlackness went to see 12 Years a Slave and rage-drank/cried through the whole thing. We also unequivocally banned any future discussions of Richard Cohen — he wins all of the a**hole awards. #TWiBRadio welcomed a number of guests including historian Dr. Blair Kelley and graphic novelist Larime Taylor. The morning crew discovered Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s theme song. Hint: it’s about Crack. A room full of nerds trolled “eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhh-Fahnon Bennett” and rejoiced at the impossible epic rap battle combinations. And the #AfterDark crew raises challenging questions about pedophiles, and This Tastes Funny returns with some serious wine country shade.
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#TWiBradio #479 | 12 Years A Slave
#TeamBlackness discusses a history of Veteran’s Day (35:50), for the love of God everyone please follow @USDAFoodSafety on Twitter (41:02), more Americans dying from resistant bacteria than AIDS (49:04), white supremacist Craig Cobb attempting to take over North Dakota (01:05:19), and we discuss the film 12 Years A Slave with Dr. Blair Kelley (1:12:34).
#TWiBradio #480 | The Interracial Gag Reflex
#TeamBlackness discusses the same word that is known across 5 continents (34:42), Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s methods of leadership (37:42), a teenager stabbed to death with Frodo Baggins’ sword (44:04), McCain’s “people” telling him to run for President again (53:02), Richard Cohen making racism his word now (57:02), and West Coast Bureau Chief Dacia Mitchell explaining exactly what racism is (01:012:32).
#TWiBradio #481 | To Hate Being Black
#TeamBlackness discusses the latest on the Renisha McBridge murder (17:12), Bill Clinton chiding the ACA (19:33), Barack Obama saying the ACA “could be better written” and taking one for the team (24:00), the 98,000 dollar question (34:51), and Orville Lloyd Douglas’ “Why I Hate Being a Black Man” (56:06).
#TWiBradio #482 | My Mayor Your Mayor
#TeamBlackness discusses tarballs filled with flesh eating bacteria as a result of the BP oil spill years ago (28:51), everyone’s mayor Rob Ford telling it like it is (35:19), PTSD fixed with a little Jesus (46:14), a few words about UConn’s rape response “suggestions” with activist Wagatwe Wanjuki (54:08), and we talk about the upcoming comic release “A Voice In The Dark” with creator Larime Taylor (1:11:02).
@amTWIB #125 | The Shadow Candidate
The Morning Crew discusses a helpful assist for Amazon Prime customers (21:25), a white politician winning an election by making everyone think he is Black (27:40), and feminine care products using unregulated chemicals (50:43).
@amTWIB #126 | Grandma In The Morning
The Morning Crew discuss the NAACP supporting Bipartisan marijuana legislation (27:29), a parent’s cocaine use potentially diminishing their child’s potential for addiction (38:32), unregulated denture construction and TWiB’s new racket (50:51), and the coming war between the legalized marijuana and alcohol industries (55:42).
@amTWIB #127 | Bill Cosby 2: The Annihilation
The Morning Crew discusses the looming Walmart and Target employee strikes for Black Friday (21:06), Bill Cosby’s return to the stage (23:52), a casino that seems to operate lawyer-free (30:46), and we discuss the potential banning of all trans fat in America (51:38).
@amTWIB #128 | Crack Crack Crack
The Morning Crew discuss the 2nd ever City Council hearing on street harassment (23:26), the “Face of Obamacare” a victim of online bullying (31:00), Occupy Wall Street eradicating $15M of U.S. citizen’s medical debt (37:12), a peculiar response to noise pollution in Spain (45:50), and of course embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford (55:41).
#TWiBdark #17 | Stigma
Feminista and N’Jaila discuss the limits of our understanding, including the story of a man who cut off his own genitalia, how we treat the mentally infirm, and how we classify pedophiles. Download.
@WeNerdHard #64 | Let’s Go H…
#BitterCynicalAdults discuss new Tweetdeck catching up to the masses, Fahnon making us discuss Gravity again, and Epic Rap Battles because, … reasons. Download.
This Tastes Funny
#ThisTastesFunny #16 | A Trip To Wine Country
Elon and Emily discuss secret menu items, a wine shortage, and the great Halloween Candy Debate of 2013. Download.