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.

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Reading Women
Reading Women
Reading Women
Ep. 102 | Most Anticipated Reads of 2021 Pt. 1
Kendra and Joce talk about their most anticipated books for the first half of 2021. Read the Transcript Check out our Patreon page to learn more about our book club and other Patreon-exclusive goodies. Follow along over on Instagram, join the discussion in our Goodreads group, and be sure to subscribe to our newsletter for more new books and extra book reviews! A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors! Go to and use the code ReadingWomen to get your first thirty days free! Go to for a 30-day trial Go to Betterhelp/com/readingwomen to get 10% off your first month. Some links are affiliate links. Find more details here. Books Mentioned Bride of the Sea by Eman Quotah (Tin House, Jan. 21st) Kink: Stories edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell (Simon & Schuster, Feb. 9th) The Memory Theater by Karin Tidbeck (Pantheon, Feb. 16th) Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert (Avon, March 9th) I’m Waiting for You and Other Stories by Bo-Young Kim, Translated by Sophie Bowman (HarperVoyager, April 6th) Touring the Land of the Dead by Maki Kashimada, Translated by Harydn Trowell (Europa, April 6th) White Magic by Elissa Washuta (Tin House, April 27th) Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Feiwel and Friends, June 1st) CONTACT Questions? Comments? Email us  SOCIAL MEDIA Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website Music by Miki Saito with Isaac Greene Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
40 min
All the Books!
All the Books!
Book Riot
E295: New Releases and More for January 26, 2021
This week, Liberty and Patricia discuss My Brilliant Life, The Girls I’ve Been, The Swallowed Man, and more great books. Pick up an All the Books! 200th episode commemorative item here. Subscribe to All the Books! using RSS, iTunes, or Spotify and never miss a beat book. Sign up for the weekly New Books! newsletter for even more new book news. This post contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, Book Riot may earn a commission. BOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW: Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo We Could Be Heroes by Mike Chen Patience & Esther by SW Searle My Brilliant Life by Ae-ran Kim, Chi-Young Kim (Translator) The Knockout by Sajni Patel The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe WHAT WE’RE READING: Work Won’t Love You Back: Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone by Sarah Jaffe Just as I Am: A Memoir by Cicely Tyson MORE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK: American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption by Gabrielle Glaser  Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth by Avi Loeb Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy: The Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book by Tanis Gray  Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You): A How-to Guide from the First Family of Podcasting by Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, Griffin McElroy Shadow City by Francesca Flores Time Travel for Love and Profit by Sarah Lariviere A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army by Brian Matthew Jordan Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner’s Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause by Ty Seidule  If I Disappear by Eliza Jane Brazier Everybody (Else) Is Perfect: How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes by Gabrielle Korn No Heaven for Good Boys: A Novel by Keisha Bush  A Thousand Ships: A Novel by Natalie Haynes Sophomores by Sean Desmond  The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon  Don’t Tell a Soul by Kirsten Miller The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson Take Back the Block by Chrystal D. Giles  Every Waking Hour by Joanna Schaffhausen  We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year by Charles Wheelan Forgive Me: A Novel by Susan Lewis No Holding Back by Lori Foster The Heiress Gets a Duke (The Gilded Age Heiresses Book 1) by Harper St. George  Then There Was You by Mona Shroff Brother Red by Adrian Selby The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto by Charles M. Blow America and Iran: A History, 1720 to the Present by John Ghazvinian The Hare by Melanie Finn Consent: A novel by Annabel Lyon Prodigal Son: An Orphan X Novel by Gregg Hurwitz  Unchosen by Katharyn Blair The Expert System’s Champion by Adrian Tchaikovsky We Need to Hang Out: A Memoir of Making Friends by Billy Baker We See It All: Liberty and Justice in an Age of Perpetual Surveillance by Jon Fasman Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion  The Mission: A True Story by David W Brown  The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon  Bride of the Sea by Eman Quotah  The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency by Tove Ditlevsen, Tiina Nunnally (translator), Michael Favala Goldman (translator)  Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty by Maurice Chammah  Faye, Faraway by Helen Fisher You Are Not American: Citizenship Stripping from Dred Scott to the Dreamers by Amanda Frost Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It by Ethan Kross This Is the Voice by John Colapinto Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibañez Ida B. the Queen: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Ida B. Wells by Michelle Duster The Power of Voice: A Guide to Making Yourself Heard by Denise Woods  Noah McNichol and the Backstage Ghost by Martha Freeman Sergeant Salinger by Jerome Charyn  A Vow So Bold and Deadly (The Cursebreaker Series Book 3) by Brigid Kemmerer  The Movement: The African American Struggle for Civil Rights by Thomas C. Holt Brown Trans Figurations: Rethinking Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Chicanx/Latinx Studies by Francisco J. Galarte Mrs Death Misses Death by Salena Godden  See for privacy information.
36 min
Our America with Julián Castro
Our America with Julián Castro
Lemonada Media
Why I'm F*cking Mad (with Jonathan Van Ness)
With the launch of the hit Netflix show, “Queer Eye,” Jonathan Van Ness became a personal grooming guru for unkempt Americans across the country. But JVN has engaged audiences in so much more than better hygiene practices – a year after the show launched, JVN wrote a memoir that helped to demystify living with HIV and what “undetectable equals untransmittable” (or U=U) actually means.    JVN joins us this week to talk about living with HIV, overcoming addiction, and the steps that he hopes the Biden/Harris administration will take to overcome the stigma that he and so many other folks, particularly LGBTQ-identifying, face after coming out as HIV-positive. Tune in, henny.   Keep up with Julián on twitter @JulianCastro and Instagram @JulianCastroTX.    Resources from the episode: Tune into JVN’s podcast, Getting Curious Read JVN’s memoir, “Over The Top” Search for your local Planned Parenthood  Locate additional HIV testing by zip code  Find a PrEP provider by zip code Read up on U=U   Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows.   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 us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See for privacy information.
30 min
Teaching to the TOP
Teaching to the TOP
056. How To Do More With Less
Have you been on a purging kick as much as we have? If not, we want to tell WHY you should jump on this train with us and give you some starting points on where to start. We have all either been, or seen a teacher who carries their “life” with them. You all know what we mean, the dreaded “teacher” bags that have every resource you need. It’s that bag that you end up packing up at the end of the day but never doing anything with it. So why get away from having so much stuff? Compare your bags to the idea of stress or weight that you are carrying, metaphorically. This is stress that you are taking with you back and forth from home and school. You are not able to escape it and therefore you have a constant reminder of the tasks you feel as though you should be doing instead of unwinding after a long day. The good news is that operating with less stuff is possible and in fact it allows you to be more creative and even DO MORE. Yup, we said it. You can do more with less! In this episode we share: * Why it’s important to minimize in order to feel less stressed. * How to begin minimizing what you are using. * How less items can help build the separation from home and work. * What more “stuff” is teaching our students. * How more stuff is affecting our mental health.SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Are you subscribed to our podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. Click here to subscribe to iTunes! Now if you’re feeling extra loving, We would be really grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find our podcast and they’re also fun for us to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let us know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!
38 min
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