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

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:

💛 Honest
🎶 Musically superb
🤔 Thought-provoking
🕵️‍ Well-researched

hummingbird95 recommended:Jul 13th

I thought this episode was:

👍 Well-produced
🕵️‍ Well-researched
📝 Well-written

jspinelle recommended:Jul 13th

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

I thought this episode was:

💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking

write2tg recommended:Jul 13th

Words have a lot of meaning and we can’t take them lightly especially when used in a racial context. Names can be sometimes more than what they seem and have “real, concrete and punitive consequences”. This is a pertinent podcast on the origins of “Karen” and how she has been there all along and ho...Show More

I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation
🧐 Intriguing
🤔 Thought-provoking
🕵️‍ 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:

💡 Educational
🧐 Intriguing
💯 A must listen
🤔 Thought-provoking
🕵️‍ Well-researched

jennx recommended:Jul 14th

Didn’t expect to learn so much about the pejorative term/name “Karen” and how that came to be. The earliest “Karen” 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:

😲 Fascinating
🕵️‍ Well-researched

rmmiller364 recommended:Jul 19th

I thought this episode was:

💯 A must listen
🤔 Thought-provoking
👍 Well-produced

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:

🤔 Thought-provoking
👍 Well-produced
🕵️‍ Well-researched
📝 Well-written

forceofbadassery recommended:Jul 27th

I thought this episode was:

💡 Educational
🤔 Thought-provoking

wc50 recommended:Jul 29th

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I thought this episode was:

💬 A great conversation

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