40:39 | Jul 13th
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
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.
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
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.
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.
aliceko recommended:Jul 20th
Fantastic episode that explores the origins of the meme "Karen" and why a male equivalent doesn't yet exist.