#018: The “Because Colonialism" Episode
Hosts Raquel Cepeda, Baratunde Thurston, and Tanner Colby, and special guest Jay Kang of the New York Times magazine debate whether xenophobia is quintessentially American and critique Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix show. 

Our guest for this episode was New York Times magazine writer Jay Caspian Kang. He has contributed Grantland and the New Yorker and the author of the novel, The Dead Do Not Improve

Follow him on Twitter @jaycaspiankang

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