Nerd Herd


Welcome to Race Invaders, where it’s no secret that Alok and Tim are big giant nerds. In this episode we will be discussing Nerd/Geek culture. Why nerds still exist even though nerd culture is way mainstream. And how and why toxic masculinity has poisoned the nerd well.

Tabletop RPGs, Star Wars, Comic Books, and we’re even going to be talking about fountain pens.

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Season 2, Ep 2: Long Division


We recorded on the last day of AAPI Heritage month. We managed to be Asian the entire month and not get threatened by white guys with knives. Lucky us.

In this episode, Tim wonders if the Left and the Far Left are seeing much more of a rift, and Alok tells us about the Overton Window which is, “An aproach of identifying which ideas define the domain of acceptability within a democracy’s possible governmental policy. Proponents of policies outside the window seek to persuade or educate the public in order to move and/or expand the window.”

We touch upon Rosanne and her racist shitfit, but to the larger point when we should or shouldn’t shoulder the emotional labor on what racism is and what it looks like.

Season 2, Ep 1: Reunification

Hey Race Invaders. Big thank you for coming back to the show. Today we’re going remedial, to an 084 class. Namely? Why the phrase, “I don’t see color” is deeply problematic and unhelpful. Why now? Because we’ve seen an uptick in it’s use and we want to nip that shit in the bud.

Also, we have a good time talking about why Koreans and Indians loved Black Panther. Thanks for letting us rant for 40 minutes, it feels good to be back.

❤ Tim & Alok

Episode 33: Being an SJW the Generation X Way.


I’ll be honest Race Invaders, Episode 33 with Malcolm Gin was one of my favorite while Alok is on holiday. Why? Well for starters, the technology was in place: home studio, microphone, earphones were all perfect. I mean, Mal consulted me with doing a setup before hand and technically this conversation was flawless. Okay, but what about the content?

Mal was easy to talk to, and since we are from the same generation, there was an easy cadence to how we spoke. We speak about trans issues, because Mal was born intersexed and identifies as Trans. We talk about doing social justice work, and how age has made us more radical, not less. (Frankly Mal is further left than me, and I welcome being challenged).

At any rate, please enjoy this conversation. I did. -Tim


Episode 32: Blame Canada with Matthew To

We discuss what it’s like in Canada – how it’s a complete fantasy land without racism, sexism and how they treat their Indigenous People with complete respect. Wait wait.

Kellie Leitch


That’s not true.

We talk about nerdy shit, like LARPing – a company that a shitty whitetwashed video to hawk their wares, and the loathed Barbaric Practices Act of 2015 and their promise to establish a “tip line” to report other Canadians of Color. 


Episode 31: Chicago with Dr. Miquel Lewis


Hello Race Invaders, Tim Yang here to let you know that Alok is taking some time off. So, with his blessing I’m interviewing/co-hosting the show with other interesting, funny and insightful PoC.

In this episode myself and Dr. Miquel Lewis discuss what the hell is happening over in Chicago. A great place, no doubt, but beset with it’s own challenges with violence for sure. It turns out? There’s no special thing about Chicago except that the people in power are cutting resources for people already dealing with the issues surrounding poverty and what appears to be limited choices.

Regardless, it’s super interesting to hear Miq’s take, so fire up the ole podcast and let’s hear what the good doctor has to say!


Episode 30: Proportional Responses

Hello Race Invaders. Hey, look – we’ve been at this for a year now. How the hell did that happen?

On today’s episode, Tim has three things he wants to get off his chest and tries to tie them all back to a central theme: Proportional Responses to Difficult Situations. Have we as a society lost track on how to do this? Has the Internet Hate Machine made us into monsters, or have we been monstrous all along? Where should lines be drawn?

Also, Tim talks about his experience going to a townhall where a discussion of Tommy Le’s slaying takes place. Rest in Power Tommy Le, you were taken way too early from us.