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Read The D*mn Room

Read The D*mn Room

By Read The D*mn Room
Your favorite Black and Brown duo offering cultural commentary on WTF is going on in the world. We read the room so you don’t have to.

Created by Olivia Harden and Mitali Shukla
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America’s Got Me F*cked Up: Juneteenth Edition
Juneteenth is a celebration! But there’s a lot to talk about including Juneteenth being a federal holiday, teaching about Juneteenth in school, and what are the best ways to celebrate. Special Guest: Arianna Ngnomire
June 20, 2021
Billionaires Shouldn’t F*cking Exist
There’s no way in hell you can make a billion dollars without exploitation. In this episode, we talk about how wealth inequality is seriously twisted. The American Dream never existed. But with a lot of luck and lots of privilege, you can successfully hoard wealth too.
June 11, 2021
Mental Health is a B*tch
Mental health can be even more complicated for BIPOC. This episode covers everything from generational trauma to medication. It can be so complicated figuring it all out.
May 23, 2021
B*tch You're Killing It
Our season one finale! Can you believe we've put out ten of these? This week we're talking about success and in the world of late-stage capitalism, how that reflects in our society and ourselves. Like what you're hearing? There's nine other episodes waiting for you. Happy 10th f*cking episode.
April 12, 2021
Gender Roles Are Sh*tty
What the h*ll are gender roles and why have we followed them for so long? Special guest Jesse Galvez joins us to discuss why dismantling the rules allows us all to live out our most fabulous fantasies. And of course we had to talk about Lil Nas and the Montero music video.
April 04, 2021
We’re Burned The F*ck Out
What is burnout? Why are we all so d*mn tired all the time? And why aren’t employers doing something about it? Who knew doing what you love could be so hard?
March 28, 2021
Bad Days Don’t Lead To F*cking Murder
We couldn’t gloss over the tragic incident in Atlanta that killed 8 people, 6 of them being Asian women. We address the nuances that are imbedded in this tragedy. Objectification, sexual repression, the complexity of the “model minority” and how Twitter has handled Anti-Blackness in the Asian community. #StopAsianHate
March 22, 2021
Eat The D*mn Rich
In this episode we discuss why the f*ck is it impossible for Americans to get a liveable wage and the inherent racism imbedded in capitalism
March 11, 2021
Your Fatphobia is F*cked Up
Featuring special guest Oindrila, we dive into why y’all are so f*cking afraid of fat people. TW: eating disorders
March 03, 2021
Black Women Rappers Are Bad*ss
It's Black History Month! And we're here to celebrate Black women. Throughout the century, Black women have created music that redefines and embraces feminity, sexuality and identity. Thank you queens! Oh, and shoutout to Tessica Brown. We were rooting for you!
February 15, 2021
WTF Is Lookism?
On this episode of RTDR we’re discussing colorism, featurism and a bunch of other sh*t that has to do with how we look.
February 07, 2021
Astrology, Spirituality And All That Good Sh*t
Our featured guest astrologer Cassidy Scanlon helps us unwrap the mystics behind astrology, spirituality and organized religion in modern-day culture.
February 01, 2021
John Eastman Is An A**hole
Free speech or hate speech? Chapman University took its sweet time breaking up with former law school professor John Eastman after he spoke at the Washington D.C. rally that ended with a mobbing of the U.S. Capitol. What are the consequences of racism in higher education? 
January 24, 2021
A F*cking Sneak Peek
Read The D*mn Room was created to provide insight and commentary on today's cultural chaos from the perspective of two Black and Brown women. We read the room, so you don't have to.  Created by Olivia Harden and Mitali Shukla.
January 19, 2021