DecodedS6 • E4Are Your Choices Instinct or Influence?
Raymond Braun helps Franchesca understand how cigarette companies have found ways to influence low-income communities to smoke.
DecodedS6 • E5Four Black Hair Myths Debunked
Franchesca presents a FAQ about Black hair, introduces common Black hairstyles and reveals misconceptions people of other races have about Black hair.
DecodedS6 • E6Racism in Gay Dating? featuring Dylan Marron
Dylan Marron shows how "preferences" are often used to mask discrimination in the world of gay dating apps and LGBTQ relationships.
DecodedS6 • E7How Hollywood Misrepresents the Working Class ft. Gabe G.
Gabe Gonzalez talks about the importance of accurately depicting middle- and working-class people in the media.
DecodedS6 • E8Colorism in the Latinx Community featuring Lee Chin
Franchesca enlists Lee Chin to break down colorism, a form of discrimination based on skin color in Latin America and the Latinx community in the U.S.
DecodedS6 • E9Are Mexicans Taking Our Jobs? featuring Maritza Montanez
Maritza Montanez shares what kinds of work undocumented immigrants do in the U.S. and debunks the racist notion Mexicans steal existing jobs from Americans.
DecodedS6 • E10Are All Asians Rich? featuring Lily Du
Lily Du topples the myth of the model minority.
DecodedS6 • E11Can You Choose Your Own Pronouns? featuring Patti Harrison
Guest Patti Harrison explores gender pronouns, and why asking and using someone's preferred pronouns is a sign of respect.
DecodedS7 • E1Four Reasons School Dress Codes Are Sexist
Franchesca explains how dress code enforcement at school disproportionately affects girls, polices their bodies and unfairly limits their wardrobe choices.
DecodedS7 • E2Why Are There So Few Asians in Hollywood?
Guests Lily Du and Fareeha Khan examine Hollywood's justification for Asian erasure in big-budget movies and posit diversity in film would be a boon for Hollywood.
DecodedS7 • E3Five Phrases Disabled People Are Tired Of
Guest Danielle Perez reviews offensive comments made about people with disabilities.
DecodedS7 • E4Why Don’t Straight Men Hold Hands?
Guest host Kenny and Franchesca break down homophobic ideas about intimacy and show intimacy between men is not only instinctual, but has mental health benefits.
DecodedS7 • E5Where Does the "Fiery Latinx" Stereotype Come From?
Joanna Hausmann breaks down the history of a Latinx stereotype, from one-dimensional roles in 1920s Hollywood to Sofia Vergara's character on "Modern Family."
DecodedS7 • E6Can You Sound Gay?
Gabe Gonzalez examines three speech characteristics perceived as inherent in gay men that instead they widely embrace.
DecodedS7 • E7The Virginity Double Standard
Franchesca concludes the viginity double standard serves no one and oversexualizing women -- and men -- reduces them into objects.
DecodedS7 • E8Five Asexuality Myths Debunked
Ricky Dillon explores misconceptions about asexual people.
DecodedS7 • E9Three Reasons Being Called Exotic Is Not a Compliment
Franchesca explains why describing female BIPOC as exotic reinforces white beauty standards.
DecodedS7 • E10Are Drag Queens Trans?
Peppermint explains the differences between drag queens and trans women.
DecodedS7 • E11The History of Cholo
Veronica Garza shares the origins of the word "cholo" and how a word meant to be an insult was transformed into a look, attitude and cultural movement.
DecodedS7 • E12Light-Skinned Privilege
Franchesca breaks down the concept of colorism as it exists within racism and explains how light-skinned Black women have had skin color privilege throughout history.
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