Ask the Clowns with Roy Wood Jr
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Andrew and Tawny throw it quick to their interview with Roy Wood Jr! They talk about parenting and schooling in quarantine and take voicemails about being called a famous person of your race, feeling like you have to prove you’re black, and more. Stay safe out there and call in if you have a racism question: 323-389-RACE.

FANTI
FANTI
Maximum Fun
Hallelujahween!?
This week, in part one of our two-part Halloween special, Tre’vell and Jarrett talk about their childhood experiences with Halloween, what candy will get you cussed out and answer the question: Do Black people celebrate Halloween? Plus, a sneak-peak of Jarrett's chat with "Bad Hair" director Justin Simien and more! Is Hallalujah-ween just as satisfying as trick or treating? Will White celebs somehow find a way to do Blackface this year despite wearing a mask? Do we need to be reminded again that "we are a culture not a mask?" Spooky skeleton season and even spookier candy corn gets the FANTI treatment But first... Pass the Popcorn Tre'vell and Jarrett discuss the recent stunts of Black entertainers including Ice Cube, 50 Cent and Diddy. DIS/Honorable Mentions This week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for the new Focus Features documentary _The Way I See It_ which will make you miss the days of decorum and full sentences. He also has an honorable mention for the film _Sylvie's Love_ which drops on Christmas. You can watch the trailer here. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for Patrik Ian Polk who was a part of this year's BIPOC queer film cannon panel at New Fest. Learn more about it here. Another honorable mention goes out to the film _Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom_ starring Viola Thee Davis and features the late Chadwick Boseman in his final performance. One last honorable mention for the wonderful Issa Rae who hosted SNL this past week! And finally, we would like to mention the civil unrest currently going on in Nigeria and the activists and protestors currently risking their lives to end police brutality and overreach. To learn more about this subject you can read “Queer Nigerians Are Being Beaten by SARS — I'm Trying to End That” by Matthew Blaise. Do you have a voting plan? Click here for more information on how you can make your voice heard by voting. And remember… #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeforBreonnaTaylor #BlackTransLivesMatter Go ahead and @ us Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org @FANTIpodcast @Jarrett Hill @rayzon (Tre’Vell) @FANTIpodcast @TreVellAnderson @JarrettHill @Swish (Producer Laura Swisher) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.org Laura Swisher is the senior producer. Jordan Kauwling is our associate producer.
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Go Fact Yourself
Go Fact Yourself
MaximumFun.org
Ep. 69: Eliza Skinner & Josh Gondelman
Turn up your favorite song and raise a glass, it's time for more _Go Fact Yourself_! Eliza Skinner is known for her comedy and musical improvisation, but she’s also got a TV show out now on Disney+! “Earth To Ned” is a talk show with a cast made up entirely of puppets from the Jim Henson company. She’ll explain why, despite all the aliens and spaceships, it’s still a lot like its contemporaries… just with more coordination to make the host talk. Eliza Skinner’s debut comedy album, “Regarding My Lovers,” is available now. Eliza’s opponent is her friend and fellow TV producer Josh Gondelman. He works behind the scenes on the show, “Desus and Mero,” which has gone through some creative changes since the quarantine started. He’ll explain. Plus, he’ll tell us all about his discovery that a good pep talk can make all the difference in a rough situation (even when that situation is 2020). Our contestants will answer questions about life behind the scenes and classic shows on the stage and screen What’s the difference: God complex What’s the difference between the gospel and the scripture? What’s the difference between “complex” and “complicated”? Areas of Expertise Eliza Skinner: Stephen Sondeim, the Jamestown colony and Beanie Babies Josh Gondelman: The NBA bubble in Florida, the first seven seasons of the TV show “Cheers” and celebrities from Massachusetts. Appearing in this episode: J. Keith van Straaten Helen Hong Eliza Skinner Josh Gondelman With guest experts: Michel Cerveris, actor, singer and guitarist who’s won two Tony Awards. George Wendt and Bernadette Birkett, actors best known for their respective roles as Norm and Vera on the show “Cheers.” _Go Fact Yourself_ was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance. Theme Song by Jonathan Green Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher The show is edited by Julian Burrell. Mask-wearing by YOU.
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