Burst Your Bubble

48 EpisodesProduced by Morgan Jaffe

Burst Your Bubble is a podcast that looks at racism, sexism, homophobia, and all of the other -isms and -phobias within our society through pop culture. From music and movies to comic books and games, hatred, bigotry, and ignorance seep into our everyday lives. What is important is to dissect it a… read more

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EP46 - Conversion Therapy in Pop Culture: From Will & Grace to Boy Erased

December 13th, 2018

38:25

Conversion therapy shows up a lot in pop culture, but how is it shown? As a comedy? As a drama? What time period does the story takes place in? …

**Special Announcement**

November 29th, 2018

2:56

Listen in for some big news!

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

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EP45 - Addams Family (Thanksgiving) Values

November 22nd, 2018

7:33

Let's talk (real quick) about Addams Family Values (1993) and the infamous Thanksgiving scene.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

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EP44 - BoJack Horseman, Whitewashing, and Diane Nguyen

November 8th, 2018

34:34

BoJack Horseman might be a wonderful show, but it's not without its flaws. Let's talk about why representation is important, how using white actors …

EP43 - Candyman and the Fear of "Urban Society"

October 25th, 2018

30:04

It's another Halloween episode! This time we're going to focus on Candyman, a 1992 film that plays off a white, middle class audience's fear of "urban society": their fears urban housing projects and the residents …

EP42 - The Exorcist and the Middle Eastern Demon

October 11th, 2018

27:59

It's Halloween season so let's talk about something spooky, creepy, and disturbing, like how the 1973 horror film The Exorcist perfectly packaged anti-Arab sentiment, Islamophobia, and xenophobia to its audience.

Art by …

EP41 - Harry Belafonte Frames 1968

September 27th, 2018

21:53

For one week in 1968, singer and activist Harry Belafonte guest hosted the Tonight Show for Johnny Carson. Belafonte and his guests talked about the Vietnam War, poverty, native rights, race, and interracial …

EP40 - Orange is the New Black

September 13th, 2018

30:11

I have a love/hate relationship with Orange is the New Black. While you could argue that the show has a diverse cast of characters bringing …

EP39 - The (Supremacist) Wizard of Oz

August 23rd, 2018

22:00

First published as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum in 1900, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has turned into a cultural phenomenon, from plays …

Rebroadcast: EP01 - Captain Planet and HIV - AIDs

August 9th, 2018

19:08

PSA: I just moved from Massachusetts to California, and instead of creating a subpar episode, I decided to rebroadcast the first ever Burst Your Bubble episode for you to enjoy.

In this episode, we'll talk about HIV, …

EP38 - Firefly and East Asian Representation (or Lack Thereof)

July 26th, 2018

25:28

Although it was only on TV for less than a full season, Firefly has become a cult classic. And while I'll admit that I'm a fan of the show, there's …

EP37 - MTV's Questionable History

July 12th, 2018

24:00

What do you think of when you think of MTV? Reality TV? TRL? Beavis and Butt-head? Because depending on when you started watching MTV you might …

EP36 - Scarface and the Mariel Boatlift

June 28th, 2018

22:43

Whether you have or haven't seen the 1983 film Scarface, you'll agree it has its place in pop culture. It's referenced in film, TV, and music; you …

EP35 -The Two Sides of Roseanne

June 14th, 2018

28:05

Let's talk about the two sides of Roseanne: the fictional Roseanne Conner and the real life Roseanne Barr. What do representations of race and gender presentation mean on a show when so closely linked to a woman who …

EP34 - Clueless is Problematic

May 24th, 2018

18:12

Yes, the movie Clueless is problematic, but where to start? From class and race to gender and sexuality, there's something everyone can hate.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the …

EP33 - Whitewashing Natives and Iron Eyes Cody

May 10th, 2018

18:54

Let's talk about whitewashing, Natives in pop culture, and Iron Eyes Cody.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of …

EP32 - Ugh, The Rolling Stones

April 26th, 2018

22:41

Let's talk about the Rolling Stones and their sexist ad campaign for their 1976 album Black and Blue.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

New episodes released the …

EP31 - How Black Voices Shaped Good Times

April 12th, 2018

32:31

For this episode we’re going to talk about Good Times and how it was truly a product of its time. From Black Power to the Moynihan Report, the show …

EP30 - West Side Story

March 22nd, 2018

24:56

In this episode, let's talk about West Side Story - it's story of immigration, assimilation, and whitewashing.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

EP29 - The Jungle Book

March 8th, 2018

20:47

Want to ruin even more childhood nostalgia? Let's talk about The Jungle Book, colonialism, imperialism, and racism.

Art by Jeremy Ferris.

New …

EP28 - Flipping (Racist) Pancakes

February 22nd, 2018

19:02

EP27 - Disability, Movies, and the Oscars

February 8th, 2018

24:45

Let's talk about the Americans with Disabilities Act, actors without disabilities portraying characters with disabilities, and the rise of those …

EP26 - The Little Rascals And The KKK

January 25th, 2018

15:38

In today's episode we're going to talk about how the writers of The Little Rascals were influenced by popular media of the time: the Inglewood Raid …

EP25 - Ay Yi Yi Yi, the (Racist) Frito Bandito

January 11th, 2018

26:52

On today's episode, let's talk about -isms, -phobias, and one of your favorite bags of chips. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. …

EP24 - Jews, Radio, and the 1930s

December 28th, 2017

40:34

Another time when I get to say that I love radio, but I don't have to love its history. Let's talk about Jews on the radio in the 1930s - from sounding Jewish to anti-semitism to assimilation. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New …

EP23 - Islamophobia In The Siege

December 14th, 2017

30:18

For this episode, we’re going to talk about the 1998 film The Siege and how it portrays Arabs and Muslims as terrorists and Islam as a violent …

EP22 - Yusuf Hawkins And Jungle Fever

November 23rd, 2017

32:07

Let’s talk about Yusuf Hawkins, the black teen Spike Lee dedicated Jungle Fever (1991) to and how his story influenced the movie. Art by Jeremy Ferris. And for this episode there’s a special Spotify playlist on music …

EP21 - Highway To Heaven And Vietnamese "Dust Children"

November 9th, 2017

30:01

In today's episode we're going to talk about the TV show Highway to Heaven, its 1984 episode titled "Dust Child," and its connection to the Vietnam War and anti-Vietnamese sentiment in the 1980s. Art by Jeremy Ferris. …

EP20 - White Zombie And Its Many -Isms And -Phobias

October 26th, 2017

33:09

It's the second Halloween episode! Let's talk about zombies - specifically from the 1932 film White Zombie. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. …

EP19 - Dracula and the Eugenics Movement

October 12th, 2017

29:27

It's Halloween! And to celebrate there will be two episodes on monsters in pop culture and the -isms and -phobias that they represent. First up: …

EP18 - The Bechdel Test

September 28th, 2017

24:59

On today's episode, let's talk about the Bechdel Test, the Mako Mori Test, and representations of women in film. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. …

EP17 - Latin America In Good Neighbor Films

September 14th, 2017

28:01

For this episode, we're going to talk about U.S. foreign policy and how it shaped Hollywood's representation of Latin America in the 1940s, creating …

EP16 - Gung Ho And The American Auto Industry

August 24th, 2017

42:14

Let’s talk about the 1970s oil crisis, unions and blue collar workers, and how the failing American car industry gave rise to anti-Japanese …

EP15 - Thunderheart And The Fight For Native Rights

August 10th, 2017

31:26

In today’s episode we’re going to analyze the 1992 film Thunderheart and look at the very history that influenced it: the 1970s Native Movement - …

EP14 - Cheers And Queers

July 27th, 2017

31:16

On today's episode we'll talk about homophobia, whitewashing, and gay bars as through Cheers' 1983 episode "The Boys in the Bar." Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. …

EP13 - Ugly Betty And Affirmative Action

July 13th, 2017

35:59

For this episode we're going to talk about Ugly Betty, affirmative action, and privilege in a "post-racial" society. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. …

EP12 - Blackface, Sounding Black, and Beulah

June 22nd, 2017

35:42

I love radio, but I don't have to love its history. Let's talk about how minstrelsy, blackface, and stereotypes shaped radio and helped frame the first sitcom to star a black star. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes …

EP11 - The Many -Isms of Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom

June 8th, 2017

32:48

In this episode we're going to look at Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. You might want to rewatch it and see for yourself the -isms and -phobias that rear their ugly heads: racism, xenophobia, sexism, and general …

EP10 - What Shall I Be? - The (Sexist) Game Of Career Girls

May 25th, 2017

24:09

On today's episode we'll talk about the 1966 board game What Shall I Be? The Exciting Game of Career Girls and its connections to sexism, feminism, and the women's liberation movement. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes …

EP09 - Ableist Language And The Black Eyed Peas

May 11th, 2017

23:34

Let's talk about top 40 hip hop and rap, ableist lyrics, and the Black Eyed Peas. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. …

EP08 - California Diggers

April 27th, 2017

21:31

In this episode, we're going to talk about a cartoon from 1945, its stereotypes of Native people, and some history of the California Gold Rush.

EP07 - Hairspray And Segregation

April 13th, 2017

44:02

So maybe you've seen Hairspray (1988) or one of its adaptations. Maybe you know the lines by heart or the songs in the musical, but do you know its history? On this episode, let's talk about Baltimore, segregation, and …

EP06 - Dr. Seuss And Japanese Americans

March 23rd, 2017

31:18

On today's episode we'll talk about Dr. Seuss, Japanese Americans in the 1940s, and how it all still relates to today. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. …

EP05 - Anna May Wong Part II

March 9th, 2017

22:16

Last episode you got to learn all about Anna May Wong, and this episode we're finishing up the cliffhanger! You'll hear about how American views about the Chinese and Chinese Americans shifted in the 1930s and WWII. Art …

EP04 - Anna May Wong Part I

February 23rd, 2017

23:58

Are you ready for the newest release? In this episode we're going to talk about whitewashing, yellowface, anti miscegenation, and Anna May Wong. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of …

EP03 - Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

February 9th, 2017

24:03

Let's talk about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 1971 and 2005 film adaptations, and race. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd …

EP02 - The Watermelon Woman and the NEA

January 26th, 2017

24:21

In this episode, we'll talk about the Watermelon Woman, the National Endowment for the Arts, and federal spending. Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. …

EP01 - Captain Planet And HIV - AIDS

January 10th, 2017

15:11

In this episode, we'll talk about HIV, AIDs, and Captain Planet's 1992 episode "A Formula for Hate." Art by Jeremy Ferris. New episodes released the …

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