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Join host Dino-Ray Ramos as he brings together a panel of minorities (and at times, one token white hetero male, if they're up for it) to have a lively discussion about the portrayal of people of color and other minorities in the current landscape of movies, television, pop culture and media. Long story short, it's commentary with color.
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Apr 27, 2017

Sujata Day and Tristen J. Winger (a.k.a. Sarah and Thug Yoda from Insecure) continue our conversation from last week. The two talk about their time on Issa Rae's Awkward Black Girl, the web series which the Golden Globe-nominated HBO comedy was based as well as their upcoming projects including Sujata's short film Cowboy and Indian as well as Tristen's "kept under wraps" web series. 

Apr 20, 2017

In this two-parter, Sujata Day and Tristen J. Winger (a.k.a. Sarah and Thug Yoda from Insecure) stop by my brand new home studio (a.k.a. dining room with microphones) to talk about their show, donuts, Bat Day (whatever the hell that is), the ridiculous price of cable, and some unintentional/intentional racist moments in their lives inside and outside of the entertainment industry. But that's only the half of it! Come back next week for Part 2 when they talk about their time on Issa Rae's Awkward Black Girl, the web series which the Golden Globe-nominated HBO comedy was based as well as their upcoming projects including Sujata's short film Cowboy and Indian as well as Tristen's "kept under wraps" web series. It's another grand ol' time on Off White!

Apr 13, 2017

We're going to Canada! Well, at least in this episode we are. Off White has a rousing conversation about mature subject matter including shitting, farting, dating, and bad gift-giving with the lovely Katie Uhlmann and Trish Rainone as well as returning guest Bobby Del Rio. They are the creators and stars of the hilarious web series My Roommate's an Escort — make sure you check it out. You can watch it before or after listening to this episode. It doesn't matter when just as long as you watch it. 

Apr 7, 2017

It's been a minute since I have posted something so I decided to post this short ep to profess my ride or die love for Danity Kane and then go off on the bullshit that is Ghost in the Shell and that goddam Kendall Jenner Pepsi commercial.

Mar 17, 2017

During my crazed schedule at SXSW, I made sure to set some time aside to talk to the cast and creator of the upcoming gal pal comedy I Love Bekka and Lucy, the first digital series to be included in the episodic programming at the festival — and that's a huge deal. On the episode, I have a grand ol' time talking with writer-director Rachael Holder and actors Jessica Parker Kennedy, Tanisha Long, Chris Smith, and Alexis Denisof about the hysterical series, diversity & inclusion (obvi), and most importantly, The Great British Baking Show.

 

Feb 28, 2017

It's been 24 hours since the chaos that was the Oscars and we have all survived. Erin Lim, host of the Bitch Talk Podcast and Jeff Hunt, co-host of the Muni Diaries join me in a rousing discussion of all the Moonlight madness and La La Land ba-ba-backlash. Plus, we throw massive shade at Casey Affleck and manage to spend a good amount of time talking about more important things like the '80s made-for-TV movie Kate's Secret starring the legendary Meredith Baxter-Birney.

 

Feb 9, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Sure, I'm over a month late, but better late than never, right? In this solo episode I talk about my Sundance journey as well as my opinions about this year's Oscar race.

Dec 29, 2016

2016 has had a lot of ups and a lot of downs...and more downs on top of that, but as George Michael says, you gotta have faith. So that's exactly my mantra for 2017, but before we usher in a new year, I say good-bye to 2016 with Bitch Talk podcast host Erin Lim, journalist Nicole Grigg, and Producer Char from the Go-To Productions in San Francisco. Despite all the malarkey and bullcorn happening in the world, we try to focus on all the minority representation in TV, film, and pop culture in 2016 — and we bitch about all the bullshit that it has brought to people of color, women, and the LGBT community. I hope you enjoy the conversation and I'll see you in the new year with more Off White banter.

Nov 23, 2016

Before I stuffed myself with carbs, I just wanted to throw up a short ep to give thanks to my listeners, rant about and give tips on how to fight all the Trump madness, talk about how the Hamilton mixtape has kept me sane, and sing my praises of Disney's Moana.

Nov 11, 2016

Two episodes in a row with guests of Canadian origin? That's wacky! Well, it seems appropriate considering so many people from the U.S. are looking to move there.

In the latest ep, I briefly touch on my feelings about what happened on November 8, but after,I have a chat with Hayden Szeto from the upcoming comedy The Edge of Seventeen (out in theaters November 18). We talk about his experience as an Asian-Canadian in Hollywood and how his dad actually encouraged him to go into an arts — and for an Asian family, that's totes bonkers!

Oct 27, 2016

The cast and crew from the Canadian-based IRL: The Series join me via Google Hangouts to talk about Glenn's fate in The Walking Dead season premiere, the upcoming all female-directed season of Jessica Jones, and Amy Schumer's "Formation" parody — or whatever the fuck that was. We also get into deep discussion about Canadian culture...and by that I mean Drake and Justin Bieber. 

Oct 6, 2016

This week I welcome amazing writers Laura Sirikul from Nerds of Color and Erin Chew from YOMYOMF. We dig deep into NBC's Mail Order Family malarkey, the so-called Bruce Lee film Birth of the Dragon, the brilliance of Luke Cage, and Hollywood's affinity for whitewashing. I also manage to force my guests to listen to a retelling of the time-honored story of when I scored Hamilton tickets.

Sep 29, 2016

It's been a while since I posted a short episode because life and laziness has gotten in the way. In this morsel of Off White-ness, I wax poetic on TIFF and briefly touch on the Emmys — which is all old news considering they happened weeks ago. But I also give a ringing endorsement to Disney's Queen of Katwe for not having a "white savior" and examine the diversity of Fall TV.

Sep 6, 2016

Classic VMA performances, spoken word reunions, Colin Kaepernick, donuts, Star Wars, haircuts at the gym, and the mystery of red velvet cake — those are just SOME of the wonderful topics discussed in this jammed packed episode with the talented cast and creators from the film Grass which include director/writer/second-time guest Tanuj Chopra, actress/Vampire Diaries alum Emily Chang actress/reverse-immigrant Pia Shah as well as executive producer/Keanu co-writer Alex Rubens. I had a damn good time on this episode and loved my guests so much that I'm now stalking each and every one of them.

Aug 23, 2016

After a brief hiatus, I am BACK... and I have guests! Comedians and actors Atsuko Okatsuka & D'Lo join me for the latest ep to talk about the Olympics, Ryan Lochte Privilege, the Hollywood whitewashing epidemic, and most importantly, the second annual Comedy Comedy Festival in Los Angeles (August 25-28).

Buy tix and find out more about Comedy Comedy Festival here: comedycomedyfest.com.

And make sure you visit Atsuko's website and D'Lo's website to get all their social media deets.

Jul 29, 2016

Still recovering from the hellacious lines from Hall H at Comic-Con, I talk about the country's obsession with Stranger Things, the awesome things I saw at Comic-Con and ask the world if I am a bad Asian for not being mad enough about certain issues.

Jul 15, 2016

The nominations for the 68th Annual Emmy Awards were announced today and diversity-wise, they were good enough...but I still have a couple of things to say about them.

Jul 7, 2016

The lovely Karyn Paige returns to chat about some good ol' fashioned minority oppression. We also manage to have time to talk about our favorite member of New Edition and who was the best blonde on Three's Company.

Jun 30, 2016

It would hate myself if I didn't talk about the incredible Prince tributes at the BET Awards and the personification of wokeness that is Jesse Williams. And finally, I go through the list of Academy invitees which includes four Boyz N the Hood and an impressive, diverse list of other actors and filmmakers.

Jun 24, 2016

I just got a haircut so I thought I'd record a quick episode to talk about it and the latest season of Orange is the New Black. So in other words, it's just approximately 12 minutes of me babbling. Enjoy.

Jun 17, 2016

Please bear with me as I babble my way though trying to make sense of the tragedy in Orlando.

Jun 8, 2016

It's L.A. Film Festival time and filmmaker Tanuj Chopra and actor Sunkrish Bala join me to talk about their film "Chee and T", Bay Area rent prices, the genius of Prince, and being brown in the biz.

May 27, 2016

I went to see Beyonce's Formation tour and desperately needed someone to talk to about it so I contacted Jason LeRoy from the Binge Podcast to compare notes on the ordeal. From the TED talk she performed in the middle of her concert to her splashing around in a pool of water to her Prince tribute to her fine hosiery, we cover it all from A to Bey.

May 6, 2016

Fellow film writers and MCU ambassadors Bernard Boo and Zaki Hasan join me in a lively discussion about Captain America: Civil War with PLENTY of spoilers (consider yourself warned). We also chime in on all the Hollywood whitewashing malarkey and manage to bring the Space Jam sequel into the conversation.

Apr 20, 2016

While at SXSW, I had the chance to talk to director Matthew Cherry about his film 9 Rides and his thoughts on being a working director at a time when diversity in Hollywood is probably the hottest topic.

9 Rides marks his second feature film to premiere at SXSW. In addition, he's directed short films, music videos with Snoop Dogg, Common, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland and Beyonce. It was a terrific conversation and he was awesome... my only regret was not asking him if his soul was forever enlightened by staring into Queen Bey's eyes.

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