The most unique aspect of TUT is our comedy show hosted by our founder, Rahim Jessani. In each episode, he breaks down a complex problem currently affecting society in a witty and concise fashion. We partner up with academics, nonprofits and other organizations to use their resources to make sure our information is factual. TUTtv is based on The Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj.
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The Great Climate Migration
When discussing the long-term effects of climate change, they can often seem abstract, or too large to be possible. The idea of our known geography altering over time, summers heating up too much to bear, and animals going extinct over just a few decades can seem like a foreign or impossible concept to grasp. But what isn’t abstract is the migration happening right now to millions of people whose lives had relied on the delicate balance of our ecosystem.Just as climate change poses scientific and developmental challenges, it also poses a very human one. We have to humanely provide and re-home these refugees and build a more fair world for all.
Gender Inequality in Sports
Women are often underpaid and treated unequally in sports. Phrases like “you throw like a girl” hurt girls’ dreams of being athletes. Learn about the consequences of these actions in our society and how they evoke the cycle of gender inequality. We dedicate this episode to the late Kobe and Gianna Bryant
The History of Racial Rhetoric
Learn about how some of the rhetoric we used in the past is similar today. We talked with Historian Martin Summers to explain to us how this rhetoric has hindered black progress.
Failing to Cover Africa
When our media outlets cover global conversations such as climate change, poverty, or inequality, Africa often gets left out. Consequently, we know nothing about the region and its problems. Instead of educating ourselves, we often perpetuate stereotypes. Our government also fails to provide basic aid or support for the region. Last year, the USAID only gave 7 billion dollars to the entire continent that holds more than a billion people. Yet even when “the people” try to enact change, it is often temporary and full of pity. Instead of justice. Change is possible. We have protested and demanded for international problems many times in the past. Africa should be no different. But if news outlets refuse to provide a platform for their problems or successes, how will we be able to understand the continent at all? We hope you give this episode as much as attention as you do to others.