Episode 15: Imaginary White People–wha the wha?

May 18, 2017

We talk with author Jacqueline Battalora the author of Birth of A White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today who shares historical proof that White people are made up. Tania is very excited about this. Jackie is a White woman who was a Chicago cop and is currently a lawyer and a sociology professor, in addition to being an anti-racist activist. Get ready to have your mind blown!


BONUS Episode: Mission Impossible Moby Dick

May 11, 2017

In this bonus episode you'll hear another part we cut from our interview with the brilliant Lesley Williams (episode 13) where Lesley talks about Moby Dick in a way that will make you sound super smart at your next cocktail party. 


BONUS Episode: What do Scandal, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, American Girl Dolls and Black Nazis have to do with racial equity?

May 11, 2017

In this bonus episode you'll hear the part we cut out of our interview with Evanston librarian Lesley Williams (episode 13) where we talk Scandal, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, American Girl Dolls and Black Nazis. That's right, black nazis.


Episode 14: To Grill a Mockingbird

May 4, 2017

Do the depictions of race in "To Kill A Mockinbird" hold up 50 years later? Is Atticus Finch a Trope or a Treasure? Alert your English teacher: Tania and Paul discuss the movie based on Harper Lee's classic novel! Also: Cranky Librarian verdict will make you angry, and yet another child, Jordan Edwards, is killed by police.


Episode 13: A Jew, A Catholic and a Presbyterian walk into a podcast

April 27, 2017

We dance on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News grave, Lesley Williams; a biracial-Jewish-social activist-bad ass librarian joins us for a conversation that ranges from racism in publishing to Uber? or Lyft? and Tania has a "racism is a verb" with a surprise ending!


Episode 12: Our first guest and “I’ve always wanted to ask” with a bit of “Is that racist” on the side

April 20, 2017

We welcome the velvety-voiced Derrick Nelson and have an extremely unexpected discussion of Daisy Dukes, Tania’s Big dry cleaning dilemma is RESOLVED and Paul tries for an, “I’ve always wanted to ask?”, but finds himself in an uncomfortable version of, “is that racist?”


Episode 11: Celebrating, fighting the good fight and planning for the future

April 13, 2017

We forgot to celebrate our 10th episode so we do it in episode 11! Tania has an "always wanted to ask" for Paul, we look back including talk about our "first fight" and forward sharing big plans for Race Bait's future.


Episode 10: The “dread” of Dolezal, America’s 1st racist uncle Bill O’Reilly and “take the note”

April 6, 2017

We talk Rachel Dolezal and whether "Trans Black" is a "thing" (hint: it's not), Tania has a theory on Bill O'Reilly and Tania and Paul take an acting term and relate it to how to accept feedback when dealing with issues around race. 



Episode 9: Dry Cleaners, racists and law suits, OH MY!

March 29, 2017

Do micro-aggressions matter? Is St. Patrick's Day racist? Is Race Bait getting sued? These questions and MORE answered in this week's episode. 


BONUS Episode: Why Black people can say “Black don’t crack” but White people can’t

March 21, 2017

In this bonus episode you'll hear the part we cut out of our Obama episode (episode 5) where Tania explains (much to Paul's chagrin) why Black people can say "Black don't crack" but White people can't. You'll also hear some of us talking about Obama. You're welcome. We're back next week with a new episode!