My American Meltingpot
By Lori L Tharps
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My American Meltingpot is a podcast where we have conversations about pop culture, parenting and identity politics, all from a multicultural perspective. Hosted by journalist and author, Lori L. Tharps and featuring an exciting mix of special guests, the Meltingpot offers inspiration and information about American diversity.
||Clean#7 The "Beauty and Pain of Black hair" with Gillian Scott-Ward||On episode 7 of the My American Meltingpot podcast, I'm joined by Dr. Gillian Scott-Ward. In 2013, Gillian was a psychologist working at Barnard College. But when she decided to go natural, her whole world changed. On the show, we discuss how Gillian we||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 Unapologetically Bold and Black: Diversity in Kids Lit with Zetta Elliott||On episode #6 of the My American Meltingpot podcast, I am joined by author, activist and educator, Zetta Elliott, for a passionate conversation about diversity in children's literature. Zetta has written over 30 books for children, teens and young adult||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 Behind the Music with Sumi Tonooka||On episode #5 of My American Meltingpot, we’re going behind the music with legendary jazz composer, Sumi Tonooka. You might recognize Sumi’s name because not only is she the woman who created our Meltingpot theme music, she’s also a world class co||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 The One-Drop Rule Revisited||On episode #4 of the MAMP podcast, we're revisiting the one-drop rule with two women who both believed they were white, until they discovered by accident, that they weren't. My guests are Gail Lukasik and Shannon Wink. Gail is the author of the new boo||1/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 K-Pop Is Everything||K-Pop, or Korean pop music, is already a global phenomenon, but 2018 was arguably the year K-Pop went mainstream in the United States. Supported by a devoted, multi-ethnic fan base, groups like BTS dominated America's pop music charts all year long, eve||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Racist Technology||Is it possible for technology to be racist? And if so, what does that mean for the human beings that use it? What does that mean for society in general? Who gets hurt by technology that's racist? (Hint: Anybody with extra melanin.) All of these question||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Deconstructing Thanksgiving||Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving? What's this holiday really about? Meltingpot host, Lori Tharps is joined by Dr. Crystal Fleming, author of the new book, How to Be Less Stupid About Race and together they deconstruct the Thanksgiving holiday. Note, it'||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Trailer||Welcome to the My American Meltingpot podcast. A podcast where we have conversations about pop culture, parenting and identity politics from a multicultural perspective. In our trailer, meet host Lori L. Tharps and hear why she believes America needs a||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Melted-Americans need these stories
I just started listening to this podcast and as a Mixed-Race, Multicultural, and Multinational woman myself this is exactly the kind of podcasts I want to have access to. I am also a fellow podcaster, and I got into this world because there was so little about us intersectional folks available to me at the time. What Lori does, is give us access to a concept such as the "one drop rule" and make it real for people that may not have that same perspective, through the people she interviews. I love this style and I'm so happy that she is out here sharing these stories.
Looking forward to more episodes
Thought-provoking exploration of multicultural issues. Lori Tharps asks questions that make you see the world differently. Particularly loved the episode on racist technology.
I love this podcast
There are so many different topics with a multicultural focus. I feel like I learn something new with every episode! Well done Lori Tharps.