Still Processing
Still Processing
Jul 23, 2020
Ziwe May Destroy Hamilton
Play • 37 min

“Hamilton” is back in the mix, but the flavor has changed from beloved historical blockbuster to “wait, that’s what this is?” Elsewhere, in new works like “Baited,” on Instagram Live, and “I May Destroy You,” on HBO, Black women are getting personal in ways that are expanding our palates for discomfort.

Discussed this week:

You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton
You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton
Disinformation (with Tristan Harris and Maria Ressa)
Over the last several years, we’ve learned the hard way that disinformation, when combined with the power and reach of social media, can radicalize, divide, and destabilize communities -- and even entire countries. In this episode, Hillary talks with social media and technology expert Tristan Harris about how we got here, and what we need to do to mitigate the influence of Big Tech on our democracy. She also speaks with award-winning Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa about why the Philippines’ shift away from democracy and toward authoritarianism should serve as a warning to us all. Tristan Harris spent three years as a Google Design Ethicist developing a framework for how technology should “ethically” steer the thoughts and actions of billions of people from screens. A featured subject in the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, Tristan is now co-founder & president of the Center for Humane Technology, whose mission is to reverse “human downgrading” and re-align technology with humanity. He co-hosts the Center for Humane Technology's Your Undivided Attention podcast with co-founder Aza Raskin. For her courage and work on disinformation and “fake news,” Maria Ressa was named TIME Magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year, and has also been named one of TIME’s Most Influential Women of the Century. A journalist in Asia for nearly 35 years, Maria co-founded Rappler, the top digital-only news site in the Philippines. Maria has endured constant political harassment and arrests by the Duterte government, forced to post bail eight times to stay free. In June of 2020, Maria was found guilty of Cyber Libel charges which includes a sentence of up to six years in prison. Maria is profiled in Frontline’s A Thousand Cuts, directed by Ramona Diaz, and now streaming online on and YouTube. The film is also available to stream in the PBS Video App and on PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel. Full transcript here.
53 min
Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen
Movie Therapy with Rafer & Kristen
Kristen Meinzer
I'm Turning Into My Mother
Rafer and Kristen advise one listener who is taking on her mother’s worst tendencies, and another who wants to help her kids get a little wild. And for their What Should I Watch Next segment, they offer new viewing options to a listener who loved The Flight Attendant.  Need some Movie Therapy of your own? Submit your questions to or by filling out the contact form at You can also tweet us @raferguzman and @kristenmeinzer and join our Facebook Community at Huge thanks to our sponsors! Acorn TV  is a streaming service that’s rooted in British television, with a rich catalog of exclusive, award-winning series across genres including mysteries, dramas, comedies, and more. Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to Acorn dot TV and use my promo code MOVIE. Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that makes eating well easy and affordable with plans to fit every kind of lifestyle. Go to and use code movie80 to get $80 off including free shipping. Magic Spoon is a cereal company that’s discovered a way to recreate your favorite childhood cereals with 0 sugar, 11 grams of protein, and only 3 net grams of carbs in each serving. Go to magicspoon dot com/movietherapy to grab a variety pack and be sure to use our promo code MOVIETHERAPY at checkout to get free shipping. See for privacy information.
44 min
Our Body Politic
Our Body Politic
Lantigua Williams & Co.
February 19, 2021: Examining a provocative way to build Black voting power, why Covid-19 vaccination must be a global effort, and facing up to the limits of inclusion at the Golden Globes.
This week, Farai Chideya talks to Charles Blow, New York Times opinion columnist and author of “The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto,” about his proposal for building Black political power in the South. Dr. Ashish Jha of Brown University explains why vaccinating against Covid-19 must be a global effort, and Dr. Debra Furr-Holden of Michigan State University says getting Black Americans vaccinated is a key part of that effort. Our business of entertainment contributor Casey Mendoza breaks down who was nominated, who was snubbed, and who might be miscategorized at the Golden Globes. And political roundtable regulars Errin Haines and Jess Morales Rocketto explain why it’s important to keep trying to hold former President Trump accountable for his actions, despite his acquittal by the Senate. EPISODE RUNDOWN 0:55 Writer and columnist Charles Blow explains how moving en masse can change the political dynamics of a state. 7:04 A central argument in his book, Blow dispels the myth that racism only exists in the South. 10:34 Blow says that because of implicit bias, multi-racial coalitions can be limiting for building Black power. 14:16 Dr. Ashish Jha explains how herd immunity works in the vaccination process. 16:26 Dr. Jha says there is promising research that current vaccines can fight against most variants of Covid-19. 17:54 Dr. Jha says that vaccination efforts must be global in order to eliminate the threat of Covid-19 variants that prolong the pandemic. 19:58 Casey Mendoza looks at past controversies addressing the lack of diversity in entertainment awards shows. 22:38 Mendoza reflects on the role of white creators in the conversation about diversity and inclusion in Hollywood. 24:38 Mendoza explains why the Golden Globes were highly criticized for the categorization of “Minari” as a foreign language film. 25:53 Categorizing international or foreign-language films still proves to be problematic, Mendoza explains. 30:00 Errin Haines reflects on her interview with Vice President Kamala Harris. 33:28 Farai Chideya discusses Charles Blow’s idea for obtaining Black political power with Errin Haines. 36:02 After the impeachment acquittal of former President Donald Trump, Jess Morales Rocketto says that the threat of Trump and Trumpism is still very real. 39:00 Chideya tries to make sense of the conflicting positions from Senator Mitch McConnell regarding Trump’s role in the January 6th insurrection. 41:27 Sippin’ the Political Tea’s experts discuss other ways people are trying to hold Trump accountable for the events of January 6th, and why voting to convict on an impeachment charge would have had different consequences.
48 min
Good Kids
Good Kids
Lemonada Media
Gaslight Daniel Tiger
Podcast host Jody Avirgan’s daughter has learned a lot from the hit kids’ TV show Daniel Tiger: how to say thank you, how to deal with anger, and even how to use the potty. The show’s songs have been so effective for her that Jody’s started implementing them into his parenting strategy. “I found myself doing what I've come to call the Gaslight Daniel Tiger technique, which is trying to convince my daughter that there are Daniel Tiger songs about very specific things that I want her to do or situations that we've encountered.” The catch is, that means Jody has to come up with his own Daniel Tiger-style songs on the spot. Hear Jody sing about putting away the vacuum cord, taking off your muddy shoes, and more!    You can follow Jody Avirgan on Twitter and Instagram @jodyavirgan.     Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows:    Interested in learning more about Jody? Check out the links below:  Watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS Kids:  Listen to Jody’s latest podcast, This Day In Esoteric Political History:  Keep up with all of Jody’s work at his website:    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to shortly after the air date.   Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit   If you want to submit a show idea, email us at See for privacy information.
12 min
Into America
Into America
MSNBC, Trymaine Lee
Harlem on My Mind: Jessie Redmon Fauset
In Part 3 of Into America’s Black History Month series, Harlem on My Mind, Trymaine Lee spotlights the influence of Jessie Redmon Fauset. Langston Hughes called her one of the midwives of the Harlem Renaissance, but few today remember her name. As literary editor for NAACP’s _The Crisis _magazine, Fauset fostered the careers of many notable writers of the time: poets Countee Cullen and Gwendolyn Bennet, novelist Nella Larsen, writer Claude McCay. Fauset was the first person to publish Langston Hughes, when _The Crisis _printed the poem _The Negro Speaks of Rivers. _Fauset was also a writer, penning essays and poems. She went on to write four novels, including _There is Confusion _(1924). Her focus on bourgeois characters and women’s ambition shaped the conversation about Black identity in Harlem at the time. Dr. Julia S. Charles, professor of English at Auburn University, sheds light on the full scope of Fauset’s work, including her complicated relationship with Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois and other notable Black thinkers. Author Morgan Jerkins describes how Fauset’s legacy has inspired her own work as a writer, editor, and resident of today’s Harlem. Special thanks to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Thoughts? Feedback? Story ideas? Write to us at Further Reading and Listening: * Harlem on My Mind: Jacob Lawrence * Harlem on My Mind: Arturo Schomburg * The Forgotten Work of Jessie Redmon Fauset
29 min
Extra Hot Great: This Week In TV
Extra Hot Great: This Week In TV
Tara Ariano, Sarah D. Bunting, David T. Cole
343: Taking Off Our Glasses For Superman & Lois
After illness prevented her from making her earlier booking, LaToya Ferguson has returned to talk about another show she feels passionate about: The CW's Superman & Lois! Is she all in on this latest iteration of the Man of Steel and his family? Listen and find out! Around The Dial takes us through It's A Sin, Cherries Wild, In & Of Itself, the full-throated endorsement of Firefly Lane that circumstances ROBBED LaToya of the chance to deliver earlier this month, and a report on a particularly bonkers episode of 9-1-1: Lone Star. Francoise uses her Extra Credit to ask us to share any TV-related resolutions we've made for 2021 (look, we're close to the Lunar New Year); then it's on to Tara's Canon presentation on Saved By The Bell (2020) S01.E07: "House Party." Finally, we crown the week's Winner and Loser, and close up with a game that requires us to determine, once again: is this anything? Put on your tights and cape -- or take them off; whichever feels right -- and join us! SHOW TOPICS * Superman & Lois * ATD: It's A Sin * ATD: Cherries Wild * ATD: In & Of Itself * ATD: Firefly Lane * ATD: 9-1-1: Lone Star * Extra Credit: TV Resolutions * The Canon: Saved By The Bell (2020) S01.E07: House Party * Winner and Loser of the Week * Game Time: Again, Is This Anything? SHOW NOTES * LaToya Ferguson on Twitter * Explaining the Cherries Wild slot machine disclaimer * Tara's Cherries Wild review at Primetimer * Tara's For All Mankind Season 2 review at * LaToya's Vampire Diaries podcast The AMPire Diaries on Twitter * LaToya's Angel podcast Angel On Top on Twitter * Linda Holmes's review of In & Of Itself at * Exhibit B. Books online * "Monkey Christ" * The Muppeturgy podcast * Photo: The CW DISCUSSION * Tweet at us @ExtraHotPodcast on Twitter * We are @ExtraHotGreat on Instagram SUPPORT EHG ON PATREON The EHG gang have been recording this podcast for almost a decade now. In podcasting terms, that makes us positively Methuselahian. Since the start of EHG, our listeners have asked if we had a tip jar or donation system and we'd look at each other and say surely that is a...   See for privacy and opt-out information.
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