George Takei's Oh Myyy Pod!

George Takei's Oh Myyy Pod!

By George Takei
"Oh Myyy Pod!" explores how social media influences the court of public opinion, both the good and the bad.

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To Shame or Not to Shame
George and Todd dig into the online public shaming phenomenon and explore its pros and cons -- when is online shaming appropriate and when does it go too far? Interviews with Sue Scheff, best-selling author of Shame Nation about her experience getting shamed and how she fought back; Activist and digital strategist Shireen Mitchell about the value of online shaming in the social justice space; and neuroscientist Dr. Molly Crockett about why we so often seek to express moral outrage through online public shame.
50:54
September 16, 2019
When Bystanders Refuse To Stand By
George and Todd explore the viral videos in which witnesses to racial injustice refused to remain passive observers and stepped in to call out and expose the injustice.
47:14
September 9, 2019
“I was guilty of speaking Spanish”
Is it becoming dangerous to speak Spanish in America? Journalist Jose Fermoso says it is. Todd sits down with Jose, as well as Hector Torres, who went viral in 2017 after he posted video of a white man accosting him in an airport for speaking Spanish with his Puerto Rican mother on the phone.
35:13
September 3, 2019
White Fragility
We speak with Robin DiAngelo, best-selling author of White Fragility, about why white people often react defensively and even confrontationally when challenged on their assumptions about race and when faced with racial discomfort.
34:24
August 26, 2019
Napping While Black
We explore the “BBQ Becky” phenomenon in which people of color have the police called on them for doing everyday ordinary things in public spaces. Interviews with Dennis Parker, an expert in the field of racial justice, and Lolade Siyonbola, who, as a Yale graduate student, had the campus police called on her for napping in her dormitory common room.
34:38
August 19, 2019
Introducing George Takei's Oh Myyy Pod
Join hosts George Takei and Todd Beeton as they explore the racially charged viral videos that have taken the internet by storm. Beckys, Bigots and Bros, Oh Myyy. 
00:58
August 6, 2019
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