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34 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lena Waithe. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lena Waithe, often where they are interviewed.

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34 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Lena Waithe. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Lena Waithe, often where they are interviewed.

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Lena Waithe: The Truth-Teller, on Breaking the Rules, and Mentorship

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This week’s episode of The Dissenters Debra and Mandana sit down with the truth teller Lena Waithe, a multitalented screenwriter, producer and actress and the first ever black women to win an Emmy for comedy writing. She geeked out over her love of TV, and was so honest about her journey getting there and how it makes her feel.     

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Sep 17 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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Catching Up with Lena Waithe

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Lena Waithe gets into virtual bed with Nick and Megan to discuss auditioning for Master of None, writing Queen & Slim, and discovering your artistic voice.

Aug 17 2020 · 40mins
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"THANKSGIVING" - MASTER OF NONE (2017): LENA WAITHE

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For our second PRIDE episode, Angie(@poetrysoul3) joins the podcast to discuss the semi-autobiographical, Emmy winning episode of “Master of None” entitled “Thanksgiving” (2017). This TV episode was written by and stars our diva of the week: Ms. Lena Waithe. 

SERIES LOGLINE: 

Master of None is an American comedy-drama web television series, which was released for streaming on November 6, 2015, on Netflix. The series was created by Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, and stars Ansari in the lead role of Dev Shah, a 30-year-old actor, mostly following his romantic, professional, and personal experiences. The first season was set in New York City, and consisted of ten episodes. The second season, which takes place in Italy and New York, consists of ten episodes and was released on May 12, 2017.

EPISODE LOGLINE: 

Over a series of Thanksgivings from the '90s to the present, Denise settles into her sexuality and faces the challenge of coming out to her family.

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TIME STAMPS:

- Oscar & Razzie Moment of the Week (04:26) 

- TV Episode Breakdown (13:58)

- Pop Corn & Pop Stars (64:03)

- Spill the Technicolor Tea (68:32)

- Tinseltown Showdown (77:02)

- Show Me the Receipts (77:55)

- Closing Thoughts/Impact (81:25)

- Coming Attractions (83:23)

Jun 18 2020 · 1hr 26mins
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093 Lena Waithe X BlackGirlsTexting Podcast

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Chelsea, Glynn and Sade sit down and chat with the amazingly talented Lena Waithe about her BET original series Twenties. We get the inside scoop, the real real on all of season 1!!!!!! Have yall been watching? Look for the video of our conversation on youtube and instagram and twitter!

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLrXXz-lR6SW651IUXQu37w

instagram: @blackgirlstexting , @chelspinky, @bedstuybrat

twitter: @blackgirlstext1

email us @ hello@blackgirlstexting.com

visit our website at blackgirlstexting.com

Apr 22 2020 ·
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Vibe Check #11: Lena Waithe Talks New Show on Sneaker Culture and Her Isolation Rotation

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While many people know Lena Waithe through her accomplishments as an actress and screenwriter for films and shows like Queen & Slim and Master of None, host Jian DeLeon taps into Lena’s equally prominent identity as a sneakerhead by discussing her new Quibi show ‘You Ain’t Got These’ along with the kicks she has on her current isolation rotation.

During this quarantine, Lena is appreciating a need to respect other people’s time and maintain boundaries while everyone is working from home. Of course, listening to music, FaceTiming, and revisiting old movies and shows like Boomerang and High Fidelity are just as important (3:35).

Lena speaks on the relatability of her characters, their stories, and how people are connecting to her material overall. These elements shine through her newest Quibi show as well, which Jian commends for its cultural authenticity (6:29).

Lena is embracing the unique connections that each generation has with sneaker culture, including the booming resell phenomenon and the introduction of new hype sneakers like Travis Scott’s Jordans with secret stash pockets being acts of public service (8:50). 

Even though people aren’t wearing their kicks out right now, Lena sees herself as a semi-purist who can keep a pair of sneakers in a box or glass case and simply appreciate their craftsmanship. At the same time, she’s not a believer in taking away the functionality of sneakers as someone who has worn out a pair of Yeezy Red Octobers. Lena has been leaning towards the former practice of appreciating her collection while putting wear and tear on her Balenciaga slides and other selects that are a part of her isolation rotation (15:10). Meanwhile, she’s waiting on the right time to flex her kicks, even if it means getting her hands on Pharrell’s Chanel NMDs and wearing them once in a blue moon.

Stay tuned for new episodes of ‘Vibe Check’ released every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Apr 21 2020 · 16mins
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Vibe Check #11: Lena Waithe Talks New Show on Sneaker Culture and Her Isolation Rotation

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While many people know Lena Waithe through her accomplishments as an actress and screenwriter for films and shows like Queen & Slim and Master of None, host Jian DeLeon taps into Lena’s equally prominent identity as a sneakerhead by discussing her new Quibi show ‘You Ain’t Got These’ along with the kicks she has on her current isolation rotation.

During this quarantine, Lena is appreciating a need to respect other people’s time and maintain boundaries while everyone is working from home. Of course, listening to music, FaceTiming, and revisiting old movies and shows like Boomerang and High Fidelity are just as important (3:35).

Lena speaks on the relatability of her characters, their stories, and how people are connecting to her material overall. These elements shine through her newest Quibi show as well, which Jian commends for its cultural authenticity (6:29).

Lena is embracing the unique connections that each generation has with sneaker culture, including the booming resell phenomenon and the introduction of new hype sneakers like Travis Scott’s Jordans with secret stash pockets being acts of public service (8:50). 

Even though people aren’t wearing their kicks out right now, Lena sees herself as a semi-purist who can keep a pair of sneakers in a box or glass case and simply appreciate their craftsmanship. At the same time, she’s not a believer in taking away the functionality of sneakers as someone who has worn out a pair of Yeezy Red Octobers. Lena has been leaning towards the former practice of appreciating her collection while putting wear and tear on her Balenciaga slides and other selects that are a part of her isolation rotation (15:10). Meanwhile, she’s waiting on the right time to flex her kicks, even if it means getting her hands on Pharrell’s Chanel NMDs and wearing them once in a blue moon.

Stay tuned for new episodes of ‘Vibe Check’ released every Tuesday and Thursday.

Apr 21 2020 · 16mins
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"Tigertail" Director Alan Yang With Lena Waithe

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The multi-hyphenate force behind Netflix's new drama "Tigertail" Alan Yang reconnects with his "Master of None" collaborator Lena Waithe to break down his feature directorial debut, inspired by his Taiwanese father's own immigration story.
Apr 10 2020 · 36mins
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Take The Unconventional Route: How Sending A DM To Lena Waithe Helped Racquel Baker To Jumpstart Her Writing Career

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This week on #beatsheetpod, I talk with TV writer Racquel Baker (Boomerang) about her what it takes to be a phenomenal writer's assistant, how a serendipitous DM to Lena Waithe helped jumpstart her career, the inception of @hillmangradmentorship, and more.

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Feb 10 2020 · 48mins
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Lena Waithe on Police Violence and “Queen & Slim”

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Lena Waithe is the screenwriter and creator of the Showtime series “The Chi,” about the South Side of Chicago, but she tells Jelani Cobb, “Getting your own TV show is like getting beaten to death by your own dream.” Her first script for a feature film is “Queen & Slim,” directed by Melina Matsoukas. It’s about a man and woman who are on a not-great first date, during which they unintentionally kill a police officer at a traffic stop that escalates. “I just wanted to write something about us. But unfortunately, if I’m writing about us, how can I ignore the fact that we’re being hunted?” The film arrives in the aftermath two notorious police killings of black people in their homes—Botham Jean in Dallas and Atatiana Jefferson in Fort Worth—only the latest in a long line of similar murders. “I do not want that kind of publicity for my film,” Waithe says. “I am like every other black person. . . . Every time these stories hit our phones, a piece of us dies, because we know that we could be next.”

Dec 16 2019 · 20mins
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‘Queen and Slim’ featuring Lena Waithe

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Gia Peppers (Entertainment Journalist) and Emmy-award winning writer, actor, and producer, discuss Waithe’s new film, Queen and Slim. 

Nov 27 2019 · 33mins
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