Hey! That's My Hummus!

We're the only hummus-themed podcast which is not a cooking show.

[105] Dear “Dear White People” People…

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Yes. It’s been several weeks. We’ll get back on track soon. You trust us, right?

We both have watched the new Netflix series “Dear White People,” a 10-part sorta-comedy about students at the fictional Westminster College where, in 2017, the student body realizes that, even on a progressive campus as theirs, racism still exists. How do the characters interact? Does this show get white people defensive? In fact — what have some of the reactions been to the show itself?

We also talk about the different sub-groups within our own cultures and how they compare and contrast.

What do you think? Have you seen it yet? Have you commented? To us? On our Facebook Page? On Twitter: @thatsmyhummus? And have you reviewed us on iTunes?

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[104] “Look It Up Yourself.”

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We’re sort of all over the place during this one.

Aside from the friendly banter, we talk at first about the recent epidemic of bomb threats called into Jewish institutions — and the surprising suspect who was arrested. Mike talks about his kid’s personal experiences with one of these incidents last month.

And then we talk about another issues that has started to gain attention: should marginalized groups have the responsibility to educate privileged groups? We came at this with different points of view, but it took an interesting turn.

(This video gives an interesting take on it. Have a look:)

We’d love to hear about your experiences regarding self-education, marginalized groups, and privilege. Please let us know your thoughts on our Facebook Page or on Twitter: @thatsmyhummus. Also be sure to get on iTunes and rate and review us!

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Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Oxygen Mask (Andy G. Cohen) / CC BY 4.0

[99] Was Streep’s Leap Steep Enough?

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We talk about all sorts of things: The Women’s March which Mike is attending this weekend (and of which Faiqa is attending one of 600+ sister marches), Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech for the Cecile B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes, and what happens when parents cut off a daughter financially due to her interracial relationship — and she initiates a GoFundMe campaign. What is the responsibility of those with privelege? Are we going far enough?

Get in touch with us and let us know what you think! via Twitter: @ThatsMyHummus. Or via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeyThatsMyHummus/. And come to think of it? Subscribe on iTunes and give us 5 stars. It will make you feel so much better about yourselves.

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(3) Our next episode will be about intermarriage and interdating — whether between different races, religions or cultures. And we want to hear from you! What are your thoughts about the way your group (whatever that may be) sees committed relationships with those “on the outside?” Is it shunned? Welcomed? Do you have any stories to share? Let us know via social media — or email shiny@heythatsmyhummus.com if you’d like to share something without your name being attached. We may read some of these on air during our next episode.

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Particle Theory (Westy Reflector) CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

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