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Dark Tank with Yedoye Travis

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Dark Tank is a podcast where white people try their best. Yedoye Travis invites melanin deficient guests to undo the mistakes of the past by pitching solutions to pressing minority issues to a panel of people of color. We're solving racism, one white ego at a time. Produced by the Forever Dog Podcas… read more

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Legalize All Drugs - Irene Merrow Tries Her Best

March 23rd, 2020

54:57

Irene Merrow proposes her best solution to racism: simply legalize all drugs. Eman El-Husseini tolerates. Yedoye Travis hosts.


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Raparations - Josh Gondelman Tries His Best

March 16th, 2020

54:38

Josh Gondelman proposes his best solution to racism: taxes levied on appropriation of hip hop culture. Menuhin Hart tolerates. Yedoye Travis …

Mass Hauntings - Sarah Pappalardo Tries Her Best

March 9th, 2020

1:02:17

Sarah Pappalardo proposes her best solution to racism: a ghost haunting in every third house to unite the human race. Roy Wood Jr. and …

We Just Did It By Having A Conversation - Josh Sharp Tries His Best

March 2nd, 2020

1:09:27

Josh Sharp proposes his best solution to racism: something about a new Federal Reserve. Alingon Mitra and Alex Babbitt tolerate. Yedoye …

Racism Is Basically Solved, So... Wendi Starling Tries Her Best

February 24th, 2020

57:43

Wendi Starling is back to sort of propose another solution to racism but, honestly, it's all good so why even bother? Chris Daniels …

Never-Ending Robot Apocalypse - Molly Austin Tries Her Best

February 17th, 2020

52:32

Molly Austin proposes her best solution to racism: fascist robots constantly threatening humanity. Karen Chee and Ziwe Fumudoh tolerate. …

Having To Call Your Black Friend When Claiming To Have One - Samantha Ruddy Tries Her Best

February 10th, 2020

54:56

Samantha Ruddy proposes her best solution to racism: making white people who claim to have black friends immediately call them to prove it. …

A Sweeping New Fertility Policy - Jane Harrison Tries Her Best

February 3rd, 2020

1:01:59

Jane Harrison proposes her best solution to racism, and then everyone talks about skincare for twenty minutes. Karolena Theresa tolerates. …

White People Can Only Bike To Places - Liz Miele Tries Her Best

January 27th, 2020

55:53

Liz Miele proposes her best solution to racism: taking away all modes of transport except bikes from white people. Seaton Smith tolerates. …

White Victim Day - Matthew Broussard Tries His Best

January 20th, 2020

1:00:52

Matthew Broussard proposes his best solution to racism: a day for ceremonial white victimhood. Also, the importance of wearing a helmet …

Blockers For Race - Nick Naney Tries His Best

January 13th, 2020

53:36

Nick Naney proposes his best solution to racism: blockers to prevent people from seeing race. Martin Urbano and Eudora Peterson tolerate. …

Being Your 2020 Best

January 12th, 2020

8:06

In a special minisode, Yedoye reflects on 2019 and muses about mental wellness and what's to come in 2020.


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Tariffs On Uggs - Drew Anderson Tries His Best

January 6th, 2020

1:00:54

Drew Anderson proposes his best solution to racism: taxing shoes that conservatives tend to buy, e.g. Uggs. Wyatt Cenac and Clare OKane …

Teach Kindness and Accountability - Ian Fidance Tries His Best

December 30th, 2019

51:33

Ian Fidance proposes his best solution to racism: intergration, accountability and general acts of kindness. Wanjiko Eke and Monroe Martin …

Wealth Distribution Through F***ing Each Other - Rosebud Baker Tries Her Best

December 23rd, 2019

59:08

Rosebud Baker proposes her best solution to racism: a robust reparations plan that includes splitting assets when hooking up and teaming up …

Make Black Products The Default - Jess Salomon Tries Her Best

December 16th, 2019

1:00:46

Jess Salomon proposes her best solution to racism: calibrate shampoos, makeup, cameras and other products for use by black people so that …

Grant Black-Owned Businesses National Sovereignty - Marcia Belsky Tries Her Best

December 9th, 2019

55:36

Marcia Belsky proposes her best solution to racism: giving black-owned businesses the perks of independent countries with all the benefits …

Blade Runner-Inspired Racism Tests - Sam Taggart Tries His Best

December 2nd, 2019

52:28

Sam Taggart proposes his best solution to racism: a sort of racist emissions test and higher taxes paid by those who fail it. Sonia Denis …

Endless Phone Trees For Paranoid White Women - Julia Young Tries Her Best

November 25th, 2019

1:12:37

Julia Young proposes her best solution to racism: use word recognition software to send paranoid white 911-callers down a rabbit hole of …

NYCF With Panelists Saurin Choski, Kerry Coddett, Petey DeAbreu & Gentrepreneurs Rachel Sennott, James Adomian, Anya Volz, Ryan Donahue

November 18th, 2019

1:43:28

Live from NY Comedy Festival: send canceled celebs to a trash island, guilt yoga, Bernie Sanders for "last non-POC president," reparations but with crystals, rationing pinot grigio and much, much more. …

Remake "The Color Of Friendship" - Mary Beth Barone Tries Her Best

November 11th, 2019

1:01:10

Mary Beth Barone proposes her best solution to racism: trick everybody into reenacting Disney's "The Color of Friendship." Marie Faustin, …

Everything Is Pussy - Tommy McNamara Tries His Best

November 4th, 2019

50:06

Tommy McNamara proposes his best solution to racism - eliminate surge-pricing for people of color - but everyone thinks it should be: call …

Outlaw Sunscreen - Wendi Starling Tries Her Best

October 28th, 2019

1:10:03

Wendi Starling proposes her best solution to racism: outlaw sunscreen so that sunburned white people can feel less superior. Jay Jurden and …

SPECIAL NY COMEDY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!

October 25th, 2019

1:22

Dark Tank is coming to this year's New York Comedy Festival! Join Yedoye and some very special guests on Sat. November 9th @ 9pm at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY.

Get your tickets here: foreverdogpodcasts.com/live

Change History - Mary Houlihan Tries Her Best

October 21st, 2019

1:10:20

Mary Houlihan proposes her best solution to racism: change the textbooks to say slavery ended in 1963 so that more white people feel …

Reverse-Cast Unpopular Characters - Brett Davis Tries His Best

October 14th, 2019

53:18

Brett Davis proposes his best solution to racism: recasting unpopular black characters with white actors so that people stop being mad when …

Maybe Poison - Steph Tolev Tries Her Best

October 7th, 2019

57:44

Steph Tolev proposes her best solution to racism: poison. Vincent Bryan and Atsuko Okatsuka tolerate. Yedoye Travis hosts.

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Kidnap The Men - Merrill Davis Tries Her Best

September 30th, 2019

56:52

Merrill Davis proposes her best solution to racism: kidnap and reprogram white men. Madison Shepard and Danielle Perez tolerate. Yedoye …

New Jesus - Dave Ross Tries His Best

September 23rd, 2019

41:20

Dave Ross proposes his best solution to racism: sacrificing Mark Wahlberg. Christine Medrano and Teresa Lee tolerate. Yedoye Travis hosts.

Racism CAPTCHA - Julia Loken Tries Her Best

September 16th, 2019

1:03:03

Julia Loken proposes a CAPTCHA code for racism. Clark Jones and Maggie Maye tolerate. Yedoye Travis hosts.

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Dark Tank LIVE - Good Good Comedy Club

August 6th, 2019

1:32:36

Our Gentriprenuers (Joe Bell, Shannon Fahey, Andrew Shearer, Kara, Sankus, Zak Krone). try their best.Brandon Vincent Jackson, Christine …

Dark Tank LIVE - Montreal

July 31st, 2019

1:05:31

This one is full of great ideas, particularly one regarding police moisture levels. Other nonsense comes from Robby Hoffman, the Sklar …

Dark Tank Best of Volume 1

June 25th, 2019

1:00:01

This is a best of episode from some of our favorite episodes.Go back Check them out and enjoy.Josh Gondelman, James Hamilton, James …

Anya Volz Tries Her Best

June 3rd, 2019

1:07:12

We're finally back after a short hiatus. It didn't seem like there was any racism for a couple weeks so a podcast just didn't seem necessary, but now it's back with a vengeance. We talk about racist Airbnbs and …

Julie Mitchell Tries Her Best

May 13th, 2019

1:11:51

We talk about Loqueesha, white death, prison and plenty more.Chanel Ali and LeClerc Andre tolerate.

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The Internet - Leif Enoksen Tries His Best Again...

May 6th, 2019

1:14:25

We talk about the internet, communication,and algorithms.Karen Sepulveda and Mamoudou N'diaye tolerate.

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Segregation - Janet His Tries Her Best

April 29th, 2019

1:12:09

LA and Austin, TX are more racist than the south, especially Stone Mountain, where the Klan was founded!!! We talk about M2M bussing, white …

Dark Tank Live at Union Hall

April 22nd, 2019

1:53:31

This one gets off to a rough start. Geoffrey Asmus tries to solve institutionalized religion and leaves Casey James Salengo to cleanse the …

Mike Abrusci Tries His Best

April 15th, 2019

1:14:48

This is a hot one. We talk Ilhan Omar, Morehouse's attempts almost progressive new policy, and CJ Wallace's weed business. Mike comes in …

Jess Salomon Tries Her Best

April 10th, 2019

1:12:31

Jess Salomon Tries Her Best. Erica Hernandez and Rachel Pegram Tolerate.

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Dark Tank LIVE - Treefort Festival Tries Its Best 

March 25th, 2019

1:14:34

The whites of the Treefort Festival really make a concerted effort here and we actually appear to be making some real progress until Sam …

Tribalism - Chloe McGovern Tries Her Best

March 18th, 2019

1:21:36

In this one, we talk about aliens, study abroad programs, and protecting our white women. There's levels to this shit. We talk unnecessary distinctions and Israel, and Pussy throws its hat in for 2020. LeClerc …

Dark Tank LIVE - Dave Chappelle (Very Briefly) Tries His Best 

March 14th, 2019

1:05:35

The Darks are joined by a mystery guest with a pitch that just might work. We round out the show talking about selling Montana, robot nannies, and the gentrification of prisons. Jak Knight regrets everything …

Matt Braunger Tries His Best

March 4th, 2019

1:11:43

I have a one on one chat with Matt Braunger, who seriously buries the lead here. Sure, we talk about the N word for a while, but when have we not?

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Climate Change - Ahamed Weinberg Tries His Best

February 25th, 2019

58:09

This week, we talk about God's role in intergalactic gentrification and how humanity is a virus. Finally someone gets it. Baron Vaughn and …

Dark Tank LIVE - Philly Tries its Best 

February 21st, 2019

1:19:50

The whites of Philadelphia pitch to a sold out crowd at Good Good Comedy Theater. Nicole Phoenix, Chanel Ali, and Kyle Harris tolerate …

Hate Crimes - Natasha Vaynblat Tries Her Best

February 4th, 2019

56:36

This episode we talk about hate crimes and Natasha Vaynblat tries her best. Wanjiko Eke and Taylor Garron tolerate. Yedoye Travis hosts.

Black Cops - Leif Tries His Best

January 28th, 2019

42:55

This episode we talk about Black Cops and producer Leif finds a mic. Ariel Leaty and Dekunle tolerate.

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Dark Tank LIVE - Union Hall Tries Its Best

January 21st, 2019

1:42:08

Kenice Mobley, Marie Faustin and Nore Davis tolerate. Kevin Saucier, Sarah Hartshorne, Jane Harrison, John Rosenberger, James Hamilton, and …

Passing - Ben Wasserman Tries His Best

January 14th, 2019

1:17:49

Ben Wasserman tries his best to solve racism. We talk about augmented reality.Mamoudou N'Diaye and Eudora Peterson tolerate. Yedoye Travis …

The N Word - Emily Flake Tries Her Best

January 7th, 2019

54:33

Emily Flake tries her best to solve racism. We talk about the N word, Ricky Gervais, and all that shit. Akilah Hughes and Janelle James …

Color Blindness - Erin Dewey Lennox and Jordan Doll Try Their Best

December 17th, 2018

55:22

Erin Dewey Lennox and Jordan Doll try their best to solve racism. This week I have no moral support as I face the prospect of dog cops and …

War on Drugs - Dave Ross and Georgea Brooks Try Their Best

December 10th, 2018

52:22

Dave Ross and Georgea Brooks try their best to solve racism. Thank god we conclusively solved this with Brodie Reed. On to the next one. …

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up Part 2

December 3rd, 2018

1:06:30

Everybody's still out of town so I'm just bullshitting, playing Pokemon and working out my feelings. It's weird when the holidays are …

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up Part I

November 26th, 2018

54:01

Everybody's still out of town so I'm just bullshitting, playing Pokemon and working out my feelings. It's weird when the holidays are …

Communist Repto-Sapiens - Sam Rose Tries His Best

November 19th, 2018

53:51

Sam Rose tries his best to solve racism. This episode was recorded by aliens. Jourdain Searles and Randall Otis are lizards in an Islamic …

Cultural Appropriation - The Narcisistas Try Their Best

November 12th, 2018

55:10

The Narcisistas (Courtney Maginnis and Wil Cope) try their best to solve racism. We kinda just talk shit on this one. Hope that's okay! …

Babies of a Different Color - Remy Kassimir Tries Her Best

November 5th, 2018

48:29

Remy Kassimir tries her best to solve racism. In retrospect I still don't know if I'm sold on this one, but Ben Katzner and Sydnee …

911 - Krystyna Hutchinson Tries Her Best

October 29th, 2018

1:11:50

These white ladies keep calling the damn police and Kofi Thomas and Nonye Brown-West want to know why. This one has a surprise ending. …

Dark Tank LIVE - Beast Village Comedy Festival Tries Its Best

October 22nd, 2018

1:01:11

The whites of the Beast Village Festival band together but Dante Powell, Clif Antoine, and Justin Luke have the cheat codes. Yedoye Travis hosts.

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Mental Health - Brendan Eyre Tries His Best

October 15th, 2018

55:14

Brendan Eyre tries his best to solve racism. Dewayne Perkins and Courtney Fearrington Matrix dodge all this emotional labor. Yedoye Travis …

Gentrification - Austin Chardac and Andy Sandford Try Their Best

October 8th, 2018

48:49

The Studio gets gentrified by Austin Chardac and Andy Sandford. Elsa Waithe will have NONE of that. Yedoye Travis hosts.

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Interracial Dating - Katie Boyle Tries Her Best

October 1st, 2018

54:29

Katie Boyle pitches her best solution to racism. Chanel Ali and Danielle Perez are poised af in this one. Yedoye Travis hosts.

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Fetishization (Whose Mans Is It Anyway?) - Irene Morales Tries Her Best

September 24th, 2018

1:03:05

Irene Morales pitches her best solution to racism while Jim Search and Neruda Willliams throw minimal shade. Yedoye Travis hosts.

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Subway Policing - Maeve Higgins Tries Her Best

September 16th, 2018

1:05:00

Maeve Higgins pitches her best solution to racism. AJ Thompson and Lemar McLean demand results. Yedoye Travis hosts.

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Allyship - Alice Wetterlund Tries Her Best

September 10th, 2018

51:05

Alice Wetterlund pitches her best solution to racism. Franqi French and Haywood Turnipseed Jr. really let a lot slide with this one. Yedoye …

Black on Black Crime - Max Fine Tries His Best

September 3rd, 2018

1:15:03

Max Fine does his best to solve racism. Khalid Rahmaan and Dulce Sloan let Max off easy on this one. Yedoye Travis hosts.

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Kanye West - Jane Harrison Tries Her Best

August 26th, 2018

56:24

Jane Harrison tries her best to solve racism. I don't know why this one got so heated. Dulce Sloan and Rob Haze could not solve the Kanye …

Protests - James Hamilton Tries His Best

August 20th, 2018

54:07

James Hamilton tries his best to solve racism. And okay to be honest, Ayo Edebiri and Otto Fernandez got dealt a pretty good hand with this …

Prison - Hannah Boone Tries Her Best

August 13th, 2018

38:10

Hannah Boone tries her best to solve racism. Jonathan Braylock and Shanna Christmas really rolled with the punches here. Yedoye Travis hosts.

Education - Kate Willet Tries Her Best

August 6th, 2018

48:05

Kate Willet tries her best to solve racism. Wanjiko Eke and Momoh Pujeh are patient AF. Yedoye Travis hosts.

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Appropriation - Josh Gondelman Tries His Best

July 30th, 2018

41:54

Josh Gondelman tries his best to solve appropriation. Nonye Brown and Kenice Mobley knew it would come to this eventually. Hosted by Yedoye …

Transracialism - David Tveite Tries His Best

July 26th, 2018

37:55

David Tveite tries his best to solve racism. Jourdain Fisher and Tawanda Gona give more time to this idea than it deserves. Hosted by Yedoye …

Representation in Hollywood - Blake Midgette Tries His Best

July 26th, 2018

38:09

Blake Midgette tries his best to fix representation in Hollywood. Brian Bahe and Tawanda Gona hoped for more than this. Hosted by Yedoye …

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