DecodedS3 • E12When Did You Realize Your Race?
Franchesca and friends recall when they became aware of their races.
DecodedS4 • E1Five Excuses for Slavery That Need to Stop
Franchesca digs into some of the excuses for slavery, including Bill O'Reilly's quip that it wasn't "so bad."
DecodedS4 • E2Are Hispanics White?
Franchesca enlists Kat Lazo to help break down the difference between "Hispanic" and "Latino" leading up to the 2020 U.S. census.
DecodedS4 • E3Five Ethnic Stereotypes That Used to Be the Opposite
Franchesca's crew of comedians reacts to some of the quotes and ideas historical racists came up with about Irish, German and other people.
DecodedS4 • E4Are "Cracker," "White Trash" and "Redneck" Racist?
Franchesca examines three pejorative names for white people and shows how these terms have been racialized but are not racist.
DecodedS4 • E5A Retirement Home for Trump Supporters
Franchesca pitches Simpler Times Retirement Home, the perfect place for aging Americans who are longing for a return to simpler -- or racist -- times.
DecodedS4 • E6How Voter ID Laws Explain Structural Racism
Franchesca reveals the racist history of voter ID laws, which have primarily prevented the poor, the elderly and BIPOC from voting.
DecodedS4 • E7Just Try Saying My Name Right
Decoded talks to people who have firsthand experience with strangers butchering their names, which actually aren't that complicated.
DecodedS4 • E8Four Misconceptions About Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
With the help of journalist Dana Schwartz, Decoded tackles some of the biggest misconceptions about anti-Semitism, anti-Romanyism and the Holocaust.
DecodedS4 • E9Is Racist the N-Word for White People?
Decoded uses stand-up comedy to figure out why some white people are triggered by being called racist.
DecodedS4 • E10Why Does MTV Decoded Hate White People?
Franchesca cites Dr. Robin DiAngelo's book "White Fragility" as she talks about what's at the core of discussing racism.
DecodedS4 • E11Can De-Escalation Training Prevent Police Violence?
Franchesca sits down with Master Sergeant Benari Poulten to talk about how the U.S. Armed Forces trains and employs de-escalation techniques to handle difficult situations during conflict.
DecodedS4 • E12Do You Speak for Your Entire Race?
Franchesca presents the idea of the race ambassador, someone from a specific cultural background who is expected to represent and speak for the entire culture in question.
DecodedS5 • E1Do These Celebs Look Alike?
Franchesca examines the concept of "own race bias" in the context of regularly mistaken identities of celebrity BIPOC.
DecodedS5 • E2Why Legal Immigration to the U.S. Is Almost Impossible
Franchesca learns about the incredibly complicated process to becoming a U.S. citizen.
DecodedS5 • E3Can Legalizing Weed Fight Racism?
Franchesca explores the racist marijuana arrest patterns disproportionately affecting BIPOC in U.S. states where weed is legal and states where it is illegal.
DecodedS5 • E4The Strange and Gross Origin of "Cuck"
Franchesca traces the development of the word cuck, from Shakespeare to forums like Reddit, on which it's used by the radical right as a catchall insult.
DecodedS5 • E5Three Cinco de Mayo Misconceptions Debunked
Kat explains why it's more American than Mexican to celebrate Cinco de Mayo by drinking margaritas and loading up on nachos.
DecodedS5 • E6Five Poverty Myths Debunked featuring The Liberal Redneck
Franchesca busts five common myths about poverty with the help of Trae Crowder a.k.a. The Liberal Redneck.
DecodedS5 • E7How to Be Queer AF at Prom featuring Dylan Marron
Franchesca and Dylan Marron explain what rights are available to LGBTQ youth who want to attend prom together.
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