Episode 106: All White & All Spice
For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss recent news and politics. After catching up on life (00:30), the hosts discuss “Oh Lawd” news (7:10), including a Walmart layaway scheme (7:35), a professor making it rain with grant money (10:35), a woman’s dangerous test of faith (12:00), a new development in male birth control (14:00), and a pilot’s shocking airport behavior (16:05). They then turn their attention to the latest Democratic debate. They begin by discussing the lack of diversity on the debate stage (18:50), whether or not Steyer entered the race too late (21:35), the remaining candidates’ engagement with racial issues (24:45), and the business of running for office (28:05). Ty and Daphne then turn their attention to the Warren and Sanders controversy and discuss how identity shapes electoral politics (30:50). The hosts also have a conversation about whether they prefer “perfection” or growth in a political candidate (36:45), the “Never Warren” hashtag (42:35), and the tendency for some people to become emotionally invested in political candidates (46:02). The hosts close the episode by discussing Black political attitudes (53:35), Biden’s popularity among Black voters (56:11), whether the upcoming caucuses represent the Black voice (1:03:30), Hillary Clinton’s political missteps (1:08:45) and important points to consider when choosing between candidates (1:12:10).
Walmart says $20K of NFL player layaway donation handled improperly - https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/478229-walmart-admits-20k-of-nfl-player-layaway-donation-handled
Former Drexel professor arrested and accused of spending $185,000 in grant money on strippers, sports bars and iTunes - https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/18/us/drexel-former-professor-grant-money-strippers-trnd/index.html
The British men who are the first to try new male birth control gel you rub on your SHOULDER - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7902311/The-new-male-birth-control-gel-rub-shoulder-boost-sex-life.html
Woman, 31, 'DELIBERATELY drives into path of oncoming car to test her faith' - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7902717/Woman-DELIBERATELY-drives-path-oncoming-car-test-faith.html
Pilot caught on camera writing pro-Trump graffiti, racial slurs at Tallahassee airport - https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2020/01/17/pilot-delta-tallahassee-airport-caught-camera-writing-pro-trump-graffiti-racial-slurs-endeavor/4503579002/
8 in 10 black voters say Trump is racist, new poll shows - https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/17/politics/black-voters-trump-poll/index.html