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Decoder Ring

The Karen

40:39 | Jul 13th

12 recommendations
The Karen, a white woman who surveys, inconveniences, and terrorizes, service workers and people of color is a relatively new term in the culture, but her character type has been with us for centuries...Show More

Recommendations

wc50 recommended:Jul 29th

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I thought this episode was:

๐Ÿ’ฌ A great conversation

forceofbadassery recommended:Jul 27th

I thought this episode was:

๐Ÿ’ก Educational
๐Ÿค” Thought-provoking

aliceko recommended:Jul 20th

Fantastic episode that explores the origins of the meme "Karen" and why a male equivalent doesn't yet exist.

I thought this episode was:

๐Ÿค” Thought-provoking
๐Ÿ‘ Well-produced
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€ Well-researched
๐Ÿ“ Well-written

rmmiller364 recommended:Jul 19th

I thought this episode was:

๐Ÿ’ฏ A must listen
๐Ÿค” Thought-provoking
๐Ÿ‘ Well-produced

jennx recommended:Jul 14th

Didnโ€™t expect to learn so much about the pejorative term/name โ€œKarenโ€ and how that came to be. The earliest โ€œKarenโ€ aka Miss Ann was code name for the White mistress of a plantation traced back to the days of slavery.

I thought this episode was:

๐Ÿ˜ฒ Fascinating
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€ Well-researched

mm recommended:Jul 14th

Terrific episode about the origins of "Becky" (aka "pre-Karen") and "Karen". Pretty amazing how Reddit has so much influence in culture nowadays.

I thought this episode was:

๐Ÿ’ก Educational
๐Ÿง Intriguing
๐Ÿ’ฏ A must listen
๐Ÿค” Thought-provoking
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€ Well-researched

phocks recommended:Jul 14th

Made me think about the different stereotypes we associate with common names. My mother's name is Karen, but she's definitely not a "Karen" if you know what I mean.

I thought this episode was:

๐Ÿ’› Honest
๐ŸŽถ Musically superb
๐Ÿค” Thought-provoking
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€ Well-researched

write2tg recommended:Jul 13th

Words have a lot of meaning and we canโ€™t take them lightly especially when used in a racial context. Names can be sometimes more than what they seem and have โ€œreal, concrete and punitive consequencesโ€. This is a pertinent podcast on the origins of โ€œKarenโ€ and how she has been there all along and ho...Show More

I thought this episode was:

๐Ÿ’ฌ A great conversation
๐Ÿง Intriguing
๐Ÿค” Thought-provoking
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€ Well-researched

jspinelle recommended:Jul 13th

Decoder Ring does it again. I learned so much in this episode.

I thought this episode was:

๐Ÿ’ก Educational
๐Ÿค” Thought-provoking

hummingbird95 recommended:Jul 13th

I thought this episode was:

๐Ÿ‘ Well-produced
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€ Well-researched
๐Ÿ“ Well-written