GUEST LIST
Dustin Tahmahkera of the University of Illinois

Chadwick Allen of the University of Washington

Daryl Maeda of the University of Colorado at Boulder

Zig Misiak author of “Tonto: The Man in Front of the Mask

Matthew Polly author of “Bruce Lee: A Life.”

In part two of our mini series on sidekicks, we look at two characters that have travelled in parallel since they came out of the same radio station in the 1930s – Tonto and Kato. There wasn’t anything authentically Native American or Asian about these characters, but that didn’t matter to the audiences who enjoyed their team-ups with The Lone Ranger and The Green Hornet. Embodying Tonto and Kato was a lot more challenging for the actors Jay Silverheels and Bruce Lee, who struggled to find humanity within the stereotypes and respect behind the scenes. 

MUSIC LIST

Tesalit by Blue Dot Sessions

Chain of Events by Michael Rothery

​Imaginary Sunrise by Alexis Cuadrado

​The Anthem by NYM

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Episode 117: Sidekicks Part 2: Tonto and Kato

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