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RPR: "I Don't Want to Be Your Damn Ally" (Part One)
A critique on contemporary notions of allyship and politics of self-reflection
17:45
February 26, 2021
RPR: Storming the Capitol
How did we get here and how do we get out? I believe economic conditions and a highly polarized media environment paved the way for the storming of the US Capitol. It will take a left agenda and strong relationships built on solidarity and common cause that will help us avoid further disaster.
10:44
January 29, 2021
RPR: High School Reunion!?!?
It's that time already?
11:07
December 24, 2020
RICE Cycle #5: THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Ryan and Vince talk about the (still undecided at time of posting) presidential election. 
01:06:32
November 6, 2020
RICE Cycle #4: The Presidential Debates
Your two favorite hosts are back to talk RICE, politics, and the presidential debates!
01:05:30
October 20, 2020
RPR: Trump vs Biden Debate and Other Thoughts
The first presidential debate was a national embarrassment. Regardless of who wins the general election, politics devoid of a working class program fosters the growth of right-wing forces. 
13:59
October 14, 2020
RICE Cycle #3: ASMR, San Fran, "Looks Like Me"
We're back with another episode of RICE Cycle! Indulge your ears. 
01:00:21
October 1, 2020
RPR: Fantasy Football Week Two
I recap week one of the NFL and discuss my fantasy stars and duds. 
17:03
September 20, 2020
RPR: Fantasy Football!
I talk about two of my fantasy football teams. HOPEFULLY NO ONE GETS COVID AND NFL DOESN'T GET CANCELLED. GO NINERS. 
38:32
September 13, 2020
RICE Cycle #2: A Sofa, Mental Health, Essential Working Class, and More
Welcome to RICE Cycle where we literally or figuratively rest, ice, compress, and elevate! In this episode, we have a naughty sofa that gets stuck, boba addiction, mental health issues, and more! Enjoy!
56:33
August 24, 2020
RPR: Cancel Culture and Other Wokeisms
Cancel culture is now a hot topic on the left. I share my thoughts about it along with other phrases common on the #woke left. 
25:20
August 23, 2020
RICE Cycle #1: Cold Showers, Mcdonald's, Urination, and More
Ryan and Vince talk about how they figuratively rest, ice, compress, and elevate. Disclaimer: Elements of this episode are not meant to be taken seriously and are not a reflection of the values of either host.
59:47
August 10, 2020
RPR: Neoliberal Antiracism, Police Reform, Monuments
This is a followup to my last episode "RPR: George Floyd, BLM, Police Violence, Antiracism - A Critical Assessment." I go over the corporate response to the death of George Floyd, the idea of defunding the police, and the removal of monuments. Music by Lukrembo
33:17
July 10, 2020
RPR: George Floyd, BLM, Police Violence, Antiracism - A Critical Assessment
George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officers on May 25th, 2020. His death sparked nationwide protests demanding justice for Mr. Floyd and an end to police violence. The dominant discourse utilized by activists and demonstrators relied on a race reductionist, liberal antiracist framework. We should all be vehemently opposed to racism, prejudice, and discrimination, but the antiracist line is inadequate for understanding the root causes of our carceral crisis along with who is most likely targeted, killed, and incarcerated. In this episode, I utilize several works from scholars and researchers that help make sense of our current policing crisis and how we should respond to it. 
27:09
June 8, 2020
RPR: "Solidarity Forever" - A Depressingly Great Song
"Solidarity Forever" was written by trade union activist Ralph Chaplin in 1915. It has been covered by a multitude of artists including Pete Seeger.  Underneath the simple and catchy tune is a message of solidarity and desire to create a more fair and just society. Listen to the song here.
16:44
May 23, 2020
RPR: Tendencies Among Contemporary Left/Liberals and the Struggle for Solidarity.
In this episode, I talk about tendencies within contemporary left/liberal circles and how they are unhelpful towards the project of organizing the forces necessary to challenge power. 
23:46
May 18, 2020
RPR: What the Hell Did I Just Read?
Someone I know recommended an article off Quora about politics in America. Not only was it unremarkable, it was completely off the mark regarding Bernie Sanders and progressive politics.  Article here Edit: The "article" is actually an answer to a Quora question of the same title. The author of the piece remains the same.
24:54
April 26, 2020
RPR: Exit Bernie, Enter Biden
I talk about Bernie Sanders dropping out of the presidential race and share my thoughts on some criticisms levied against him. There's a part where I mistakenly say "superior court" instead of "Supreme Court." Music credits go to Lukrembo.
12:29
April 11, 2020
RPR: Subtle Asian Race Reductionism
Our only hope against the neoliberal assault is to build a mass movement of working people from all backgrounds. This includes combating race reductionism and essentialism. Apologies for the low quality sound. Credit goes to Lukrembo for his awesome music.
25:12
March 31, 2020
RPR: The General Election Dilemma
I share my thoughts about this year's general election  and why I'm #NeverBiden
09:48
March 27, 2020
RPR: The Future of the Left
In this episode, I talk about Bernie Sanders, the Left, the media, and Andrew Yang. Credit to Lukrembo for his awesome music https://www.instagram.com/lukrembo
22:19
March 19, 2020
RPR: Alienation and the Work Grind
The thought of working forever is a scary one. I use Marx's theory of alienation to briefly talk about the problems with work. 
11:31
March 12, 2020
Forbidden RICE #6: XFL, Bernie Sanders, Finding Your Identity
We're back boys and girls! Get your bowls and chopsticks and dive into our newest episode of FORBIDDEN RICE.
01:47:51
March 5, 2020
RPR: Bernie Post-Nevada, MSNBC Insanity
We're heading into Super Tuesday folks! How do the candidates fare? Also, the mainstream media is at it again with their crazy antics.   Note: This episode was created prior to the South Carolina Primary
16:25
March 2, 2020
RPR: Bernie Sanders Wins Nevada!
Bernie wins Nevada! We're on a roll baby!
11:54
February 23, 2020
RPR: The Sequel Trilogy and the Fall of Star Wars
How could the Star Wars sequel trilogy be so bad? I take a look at the various issues plaguing the new Star Wars films. 
25:54
February 14, 2020
RPR: Iowa Caucus Shenanigans
The 2020 Iowa caucuses were a prime example of extreme incompetence, mismanagement, and ineptitude. 
11:49
February 9, 2020
Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020: P3 E7 - Hell Hath No Fury
It's been 29 episodes since Joyce and Ryan have recorded A Terrace House Podcast... Talk about inconsistency. Included is a breakdown of "P3 E7: Publicity Stunt." The main question being, whereth doth ye stand on the courtship of Ryo the Dominican? Listen to this as a warmup for "P3 E8: I Hate You", which just dropped today! Send questions and comments to @joycez914, @rynlouie, and/or the contact form on thericeclub.wordpress.com.
15:03
February 4, 2020
RPR: Annoying Corporate Jargon
Vince goes over some phrases commonly said in the corporate world that annoy the hell out of him. 
10:36
February 2, 2020
RPR: Rise of Skywalker Review
Ryan and Vincent review Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
02:00:09
January 25, 2020
RICE Public Radio: It's Bernie Time
Time for a quick update on the people's champ, Bernie Sanders!
06:10
January 11, 2020
RICE Public Radio: LeBron James' "Humble Beginnings" Ad
Is LeBron James a socialist? Probably not. His new ad for Nike does question our love for "rags to riches" stories. Instead of applauding athletes who escape their terrible circumstances to achieve greatness, we should eradicate the conditions that produce such unequal and unjust outcomes in the first place.
11:53
December 27, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Kamala Out, Wall Street Pete Still In
I discuss why Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the 2020 race and why Pete Buttigieg continues to be the worst candidate in the field.
14:45
December 14, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Capitalism, Racism, and the Right
Where does racism come from? How is it connected to capitalism? How has the Right utilized racism and bigotry for political purposes? I look into these questions on this episode of RICE Public Radio. 
11:34
December 2, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Scumbag Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg is officially my most disliked candidate in the Democratic primary. Recent events are highlighting his dishonesty and his hackiness in dealing with racial issues and healthcare. I cite the the following articles in my analysis: https://www.theroot.com/pete-buttigieg-is-a-lying-mf-1840038708 https://theintercept.com/2019/11/15/pete-buttigieg-campaign-black-voters/ https://theintercept.com/2019/09/20/pete-buttigieg-south-bend-police/
10:49
November 30, 2019
RICE Public Radio: My Thoughts On Veterans Day
We need to take care of our veterans, as well as being critical of our foreign policy and American imperialism. I apologize for some of the screwy audio in the track. 
11:01
November 17, 2019
RICE Public Radio: No, Not Andrew Yang
In this episode of RICE Public Radio, I critique 2020 presidential candidate, Andrew Yang. 
20:41
November 6, 2019
Staple Foods #4: Fantasy Football, Bernie vs Warren, Franchises, Parasite
Today on Staple Foods, Ryan and I discuss our fantasy football teams, Bernie Sanders versus Elizabeth Warren, overdone entertainment, and Parasite. Music by Pedro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84ANGsQS_7w
52:46
October 23, 2019
RICE Public Radio: The Limits of Antiracism
In today's episode, I discuss Professor Adolph Reed Jr.'s work "The Limits of Antiracism." You can access the article here: http://www.leftbusinessobserver.com/Antiracism.html
22:29
October 20, 2019
Staple Foods #3: Hoodslam, Fashion Trends, Words of Affirmation
WE talk about an underground wrestling event, fashion trends, and words of affirmation! Music by Pedro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84ANGsQS_7w
43:13
October 13, 2019
Staple Foods #2: Phone Usage, Job Searching, Techies
Welcome to Staple Foods, where we give a brief take on an interesting subject or a controversial topic. Song credit to Lee. Check out the original track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdYJtRBPlTw
39:57
October 6, 2019
Staple Foods #1: Penpals and Youth Lingo
Welcome to Staple Foods, where we give a brief take on an interesting subject or a controversial topic. Song credit to Lee. Check out the original track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdYJtRBPlTw
46:26
September 24, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Looking Beyond Reactionary Approaches to Mental Illness and Substance Abuse
I recently attended a Justice and Safety Challenge workshop in San Francisco. Representatives from various criminal justice agencies and service providers came to discuss the connection between mental health, substance abuse, homelessness, and criminal justice. Although there was a lot of knowledge and expertise in the room, these issues cannot truly be addressed without looking at our economical system. 
12:00
September 24, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Class Is In Session
In this episode, I talk about what's missing in our contemporary discussions on racism, misogyny, sexism, and other forms of oppression.
09:13
September 9, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Bernie 's AWESOME Criminal Justice Plan
Bernie Sanders recently released his plan for criminal justice reform. In this episode of RICE Public Radio, I take a look and analyze his proposed changes. 
31:35
September 3, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Corporate Media, Establishment Bias, Bernie Sanders
Today I discuss why and how the corporate media has an Establishment bias and how that affects reporting.
14:27
August 25, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Bernie Sanders, Grassroots Support, Electability
I take a look at several articles and charts that demonstrate the reach and appeal of Bernie's message. I use the following articles and sources for my analysis: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/02/us/politics/2020-democratic-fundraising.html https://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/comments/co1wwe/2020_donation_distribution_candidate_by_candidate/ https://www.mediaite.com/election-2020/mayor-pete-defends-big-fundraisers-to-david-axelrod-how-else-can-we-fund-campaigns/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/giacomotognini/2019/08/05/here-are-the-democratic-presidential-candidates-with-the-most-donations-from-billionaires/#631260164c15
15:39
August 12, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Shane Martin Talks Suicide Hotline
Shane Martin discusses three strategies he utilizes when manning a suicide hotline. Shane Ray Martin is a speaker and negotiation coach for millennials. He works at a growing technology company named Poll Everywhere in San Francisco as a sales executive.  Shane’s greatest work is done volunteering at the national suicide hotline where nearly every conversation is a life or death negotiation. One thing is consistent across the work Shane does, he loves to negotiate and is constantly seeking to improve and share his skills.
56:38
August 5, 2019
RICE Public Radio: First Debate Recap and the State of the Democratic Primary
In tonight's episode, I share my thoughts on the first Democratic primary debate and why some voters tick me off. 
23:57
July 22, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Kamala Harris and the Illusion of Black Authenticity
Kamala's record as district attorney and attorney general refutes her own claim of being a progressive progressive. In order to mask her record, Kamala Harris plays to black identity and authenticity. In Race Matters by Cornel West, he discusses the need to question all claims to black authenticity due to their political and ethical motivations.  
12:03
July 12, 2019
Forbidden RICE #5: Last Black Man in San Francisco, White Liberals, Twitter, Climate Change Death
Our today's Forbidden RICE podcast, Ryan and I discuss the movie Last Black Man in San Francisco, the antics of White liberals, Twitter culture, climate change, and more!
01:35:45
July 9, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Farewell, Swalwell and Hello Tom Steyer?
In this short podcast, I talk about Eric Swalwell dropping from the 2020 Democratic Primary and rumors that billionaire Tom Steyer joining the race for president. 
05:36
July 9, 2019
RICE Public Radio: 6/27/2019 Pre-Debate Special
In this podcast, I discuss why Joe Biden is the embodiment of the status quo and why Bernie Sanders stands for transformative, fundamental change for America. 
12:44
June 26, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Game of Thrones "I'm Still Mad" Edition
I share some thoughts about where I believe Game of Thrones went wrong. I'm still fuming over the ending of Game of Thrones. The only way I cope now is through memes on Reddit. r/freefolk forever!
15:41
June 24, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Stop Bashing on Millenials
In a study done by Deloitte, Millennials are facing worse economic outcomes as they pay more for basic goods and services. These findings destroy many of the myths that are commonly attributed to Millennials.
14:05
June 14, 2019
Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020: P1 E2 and P1 E3 - The Championship Belt
Joyce and Ryan continue their weekly podcast, two weeks later. Included is a full recap and breakdown of "P1 E2: Tempura Incident" and "P1 E3: Dreamed of Her." They introduce their Terrace House "Championship Belt" and the "Omu Rice Coward of the Week." Also, is Italian food in Japan any good? What are your faux-designer T-Shirt English-language phrases? Will Shohei be the shows first "seventh member" and live on the roof permanently, chainsmoking and talking to residents? Send questions and comments to @joycez914, @rynlouie, and/or the contact form on thericeclub.wordpress.com. 
40:48
June 12, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Game of Thrones Season 8 Ep. 6 Review and Series Discussion
I review the series finale of Game of Thrones and how the series was ruined by the writers.
33:10
May 28, 2019
Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020: P1 E 1 - Pornstar Vibe
(FULL DISCLOSURE: We were very high) Joyce and Ryan begin their weekly podcast, in which they will tackle every episode of "Terrace House Tokyo 2019-2020". Included is a full recap and breakdown of "P1 E1: We're Back in Tokyo". Send questions and comments to @joycez914, @rynlouie, and/or the contact form on thericeclub.wordpress.com. 
58:36
May 25, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Ben Shapiro Gets Wrecked by the BBC
Ben Shapiro is a conservative political commentator who is supposedly full of "great ideas".  That is, until he can barely defend them when asked to by a journalist. 
25:12
May 20, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Game of Thrones Season 8 Ep. 5 Review
Queen Daenerys and company finally reach King's Landing. What will be the fate of Cersei and the Iron Throne?
27:58
May 19, 2019
Forbidden RICE #4: Rise of Skywalker
We discuss our thoughts on the trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
01:07:33
May 18, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Pete Buttigieg Stands for Nothing
I take a look into Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and why he's not the candidate for America. 
11:41
April 22, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Privilege, Identity Politics, Race, Marxism
I look at privilege, identity politics, and race from a Left perspective 
20:57
April 15, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Medicare for All
Our current healthcare system is broken and immoral. Medicare for All is the solution. 
17:30
April 15, 2019
Forbidden RICE #3: Beto O'Rourke, Russiagate, Queer Eye, Bernie Sanders Rally, Climate Change
Crappy Beto, Russiagate embarrassment, Queer Eye wholesomeness, Bernie Sanders, climate change-related deaths. I use a small clip from The Young Turks and credit goes to them. They are the world's biggest online news network and they can be found at  https://www.youtube.com/user/TheYoungTurks 
01:09:47
April 3, 2019
RICE Public Radio: AIPAC, Ilhan Omar, Antisemitism
This year's AIPAC conference was utilized to smear Rep. Omar on her supposed "antisemitic" claims.  These baseless accusations are used to deflect criticism away from undue Israeli influence on American politics. 
13:53
April 2, 2019
RICE Public Radio: An Interview with Tony Beliso About Pretrial Supervision
I interview my colleague and friend Tony Beliso, on pretrial supervision in San Francisco. 
57:21
April 1, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Bernie Sanders, Reparations, Ilhan Omar
Bernie Sanders, Reparations, Ilhan Omar, Antisemitism, Obama
15:54
March 17, 2019
Forbidden RICE #2: Creative Writing, Truth Bombs, Subtle Asians, Race
Creative writing workshop, droppin' truth, Subtle Asians, race
52:50
March 11, 2019
RICE Public Radio: Subtle Asian Disaster
Today we talk about a controversial question that pertains to Subtle Asians Bay Area, a Facebook group.
16:05
February 18, 2019
Forbidden RICE #1: Mornings, Self-Stimulation, Alcohol, Kumon (A Drunken Podcast)
Games, Alcohol, Self-Stimulation, Morning Routines, Basketball, Kumon Enjoy!
01:16:46
February 9, 2019