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At Black Girl Magic headquarters, senior editors Cori Murray (@corimurray), Charli Penn (@ManWifeDog) host ESSENCE's Yes, Girl! Podcast every Thursday. The award-nominated, podcast fills your glass with celebrity interviews, pop culture and unapologetic perspective. From week-to-week, they're uplifting everybody who’s taking Black culture a little higher. 

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At Black Girl Magic headquarters, senior editors Cori Murray (@corimurray), Charli Penn (@ManWifeDog) host ESSENCE's Yes, Girl! Podcast every Thursday. The award-nominated, podcast fills your glass with celebrity interviews, pop culture and unapologetic perspective. From week-to-week, they're uplifting everybody who’s taking Black culture a little higher. 

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Get it girls

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Yassss Queens this is really fierce❤️❤️❤️❤️ Keep getting it girls😂💕

Yes GIRL

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Great interviewers and questions!!! Love you ladies

iTunes Ratings

1153 Ratings
Average Ratings
983
85
33
17
35

Get it girls

By kloesz - Apr 23 2020
Read more
Yassss Queens this is really fierce❤️❤️❤️❤️ Keep getting it girls😂💕

Yes GIRL

By MiamiFamu - Mar 13 2020
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Great interviewers and questions!!! Love you ladies

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

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Yes, Girl!

Latest release on Dec 17, 2020

Best weekly hand curated episodes for learning

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Mary J. Blige

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Fresh off the release of her latest album, "Strength of a Woman," Mary J. Blige checks in with Charli and Yolanda about life after divorce, finding real love again, and what fans can expect from her sure-to-be epic performance alongside Chaka Khan, Jazmine Sullivan and Monica at the 2017 Essence Festival.

May 25 2017

36mins

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Rank #2: Bishop T.D. Jakes and Tonya Lewis Lee Bring Food to Our Souls

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Blessings on blessings! This week’s episode is a double portion of inspiration. Bishop T.D. Jakes (@bishopjakes) will motivate your spirit, and Tonya Lewis Lee (@tonyalewislee) will motivate your mind and body. Cori and Charli’s cup overflowed with joy when Bishop T.D. Jakes came to NYC while promoting his new book, Crushing. The bishop gave the hosts a loving read about manifesting vision and the reality of success. Meanwhile, producer, author, and entrepreneur, Tonya Lewis Lee, brought her Brooklyn vibes to the studio to dish on how she stays fit and fabulous, plus spill the tea on all things Nola Darling, in season two of She’s Gotta Have it.


Keep the comments coming! Hit up Cori (@corimurray) and Charli (IG @charlipenn / Twitter @manwifedog). Be sure to tag #yesgirlpodcast.


Jun 08 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #3: Lauren & Cameron From Netflix’s ‘Love Is Blind’ Are As Adorable As You Imagine And They're Already Thinking About Their Future Children!

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If you’ve not watched Netflix’s newest reality show sensation ‘Love Is Blind’ you need to stop what you’re doing and go binge it right now. It’s too good to look away! Once you finish you need to come back here and listen to this week’s bonus episode with Lauren and Cameron, the couple on the show that really stole all of America’s hearts. We’ve been swooning about their love story since the first episode of the show and we finally got our chance to ask them all the questions we ALL want to know! Another wedding? How scared was Cameron to meet Lauren’s father? What goes down in the Love Is Blind cast mates group chat? You already know - Use #YesGirlPodcast to chime in on all things Love Is Blind and to let us know what you think of our chat with the lovely Lauren and Cameron!


Mar 11 2020

43mins

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Rank #4: A Seat At the Red Table with Jada Pinkett-Smith and Her Mom Adrienne Banfield-Norris

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Are you ready for all of that longevity tea?! Charli (@ManWifeDog) and Cori (@corimurray) pulled up a seat at the famous red table with Jada Pinkett-Smith (@jadapsmith) and her mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris (@adriennebanfieldnorris) for a chat on maintaining love, marriage and yourself through the years. Plus, Yes, Girl! reunites with Yolanda (@yolizama), who’s back from maternity leave, and she shares her emotional birth story. In Tea for the Week, they discuss Kanye’s latest flip-floppin’, Cardi B’s instagram gems and Black folks' urgency to rock this midterm election vote. With the girls back together, grab your mugs because the tea is served.

**Interview w/ Jada Pinkett-Smith starts at the 21:12 mark


Yes, Girl! Hosts: Cori Murray @corimurray; Charli Penn @ManWifeDog; and Yolanda Sangweni @yolizama

Producer: Tiffany Ashitey (@misstiffsays)

Bookings: Rorna Richards 

Audio Engineer: Agerenesh Ashagre (@agerenesh) 

Music: Gold Standard Creative (@gscdotnyc)

Nov 01 2018

35mins

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Rank #5: Alicia Keys Sits Before Us As A Grown Ass Woman

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Being in the music industry for nearly twenty years qualifies Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) to be a lot of things - a veteran, a role model and so much more - but it’s her role as a wife and mother that has helped her become the grown ass woman who sits before us today. Hosts, Cori Murray and Charli Penn catch up with the timeless musician, and June ESSENCE cover star, to exchange grown woman wisdom and Keys is happier than ever. Listen to her tell us why hubby Swizz Beatz completes her, when she put her “big girl panties” on and how motherhood changed her. Plus C+C discuss the most grown move anyone could make…paying off those student loans and bills. (Congrats Morehouse Class of 2019!)

Keep telling us what you think. Hit up Cori (@corimurray) and Charli (IG @charlipenn / Twitter @manwifedog). Be sure to tag #yesgirlpodcast.

May 22 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #6: Issa Rae + Regina Hall Invite Us to Their #BlackGirlMagic Party

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Issa Rae (@issarae) and Regina Hall (@morereginahall) are an instant mood booster. Their comedic chemistry is so pure, we’re secretly wishing they get a TV show together. Days before the release of ‘Little’, with co-star and executive producer Marsai Martin — who, at age 10, pitched this movie idea to producer Will Packer —  Cori and Charli got a sneak peak into all the #BlackGirlMagic on set.

Plus we’re still in the running for this Webby y’all!!

Yes, Girl fans thanks for all the love. Keep voting, and help us #WinAWebby! http://wbby.co/vote-pod15 Let Cori (@corimurray) and Charli (IG @charlipenn / Twitter @manwifedog) know you’ve voted. Be sure to tag #yesgirlpodcast.

Apr 10 2019

38mins

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Rank #7: Brunch with Bae: We got cozy with Michael B. Jordan at ESSENCE Fest

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When Michael B. Jordan posted “s/o to the baby oil lady” in the IG caption for his first solo ESSENCE cover, inquiring minds wanted to know: How can I apply for the job next time? Well, we invited Michael “Bae” to brunch at ESSENCE Fest — with some special invited friends — to discuss his application process among other things. During a steamy afternoon in New Orleans, Michael shared what his life has been like since the global success of Black Panther, the women he counts as his sheroes and who keeps him grounded, why his brotherhood with Ryan Coogler is so strong and how he’s intent on living a full, happy life. Are you ready to get personal with bae?

Yes, Girl! hosts: Cori Murray @corimurray; Charli Penn @ManWifeDog; and Yolanda Sangweni @yolizama

Producer: Steven Psyllos @stevenpsyllos

Audio engineer: Chiquita Pascal @ChiquitaPaschal

Music: Gold Standard Creative @gscdotnyc

Jul 18 2018

56mins

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Rank #8: Niecy Nash / Beyonce's Dance Captain Ashley Everett

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Cori Murray and Yolanda Sangweni laugh it up with Niecy Nash, who we’ve adored since her days on Reno 911!, Clean House and Soul Man. Niecy tells us about her upcoming dramedy Claws, befriending Karrueche Tran, laughing through grief and meeting her husband at a party (yes, there’s love in the club).

After that, Charli Penn and Beyoncé’s dance captain Ashley Everett talk about how Ashley’s man put a ring on it with a surprise engagement on The Formation Tour.

Mar 16 2017

51mins

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Rank #9: As Free as She Wanna Be: Janelle Monáe

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“I’m happy to be a Black woman making art, as free as I want to right now.” That’s the space singer and actress Janelle Monáe (@janellemonae) occupies as she unveils her boldest work yet, Dirty Computer. In the episode, Monáe opens up about why the new album is near and dear to her heart, her earliest memories of Prince and the impact he left, and why the revolution will be female. Tea for The Week is short and sweet: Beychella strikes again, Waffle House shooting survivor James Shaw, Jr. is a national hero and oh, Kanye, Kanye, Kanye. 


Yes, Girl! hosts: Cori Murray @corimurray; Charli Penn @ManWifeDog; and Yolanda Sangweni @yolizama

Producer: Steven Psyllos @stevenpsyllos

Audio engineer: Chiquita Pascal @ChiquitaPaschal

Music: Gold Standard Creative @gscdotnyc

Apr 26 2018

43mins

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Rank #10: Tracee Ellis Ross, The Queen of Natural Chic, Is Living Her Juiciest Life and Reflects on Her Fame During "Girlfriends"

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Hey boos! Before this month wraps up, we wanted to share a special bonus episode with our Yes, Girl! fam. Earlier this month, ESSENCE's Global Beauty Director, Julee Wilson (@missjulee), sat down with our October 2019 cover star (and birthday girl 😉 10/29), Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) for an episode of The Color Files podcast! Don't worry, we'll be back with a new episode of Yes,Girl! on Thursday. In the meantime, get into this conversation with a legend, a mood, and the BFF in all of our heads.


Check out more of this conversation in the October 2019 ESSENCE magazine.


16:20 - Tracee talks how late-night shows ignored her while on Girlfriends

30:04 - Tracee shares her Hair Story and gets passionate about the beauty of Black hair


Be sure to share your thoughts with The Color Files host, Julee Wilson (IG: @MissJulee) using #TheColorFiles to let her know your thoughts…anytime, anywhere!


This episode is sponsored by Ulta Beauty.


Oct 30 2019

50mins

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Rank #11: Beloveds! Iyanla Vanzant Speaks On R. Kelly, Practicing Self Love and Healing Our Community

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Grab the sage and get ready for spiritual healer Iyanla Vanzant (@IyanlaVanzant) to cleanse and bless your soul for 2019. That’s right beloveds, Mrs. Vanzant brings her love and light to Yes, Girl this week and we couldn’t be more excited. When she speaks, lives change. So we couldn’t wait to hear what’s in store for season six of Iyanla, Fix My Life. She keeps it candid about her guests, how she prepares them to do the work on the show, and shares why you must protect your energy at all costs. Plus Cori (@corimurray), Charli (@charlipenn) and Yolanda (@yolizama) receive some anecdotes on how we heal as a culture in the wake of the R. Kelly revelations. Go to essence.com for the video version of this conversation.

  • Yes, Girl! Hosts: Cori Murray @corimurray; Charli Penn @charlipenn; and Yolanda Sangweni @yolizama
  • Producer: Tiffany Ashitey (@misstiffsays)
  • Bookings: Rorna Richards 
  • Audio Engineer: Anthony Frasier (@AnthonyFrasier)
  • Music: Gold Standard Creative (@gscdotnyc)

Jan 18 2019

38mins

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Rank #12: Hey Auntie! Angela Bassett Is Here, Plus 'Blindspotting’s Daveed Diggs & Rafael Casel Came Through

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Prepare yourself for a moment in Black Hollywood excellence as we share an epic conversation with screen queen Angela Bassett (@imangelabassett). Bassett, who’s in the soon-to-be summer hit Mission Impossible: Fallout, shares her secrets to ageless beauty, a lasting career and a peaceful family (hint: her kids aren’t allowed to have cell phones). And yes, we asked the sixty-year-old stunner to recite a classic line from What’s Love Got To Do With It. You’ll never guess which one it is. Plus: Charli (@ManWifeDog) relives her Oakland days with Bay Boys Daveed Diggs (@daveeddiggs) and Rafael Casal (@rafaelcasal), who both wrote and star in the buzzy buddy film Blindspotting.


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Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal interview: 31:00

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Yes, Girl! hosts: Cori Murray @corimurray; Charli Penn @ManWifeDog; and Yolanda Sangweni @yolizama

Producer: Steven Psyllos @stevenpsyllos

Audio engineer: Chiquita Pascal @ChiquitaPaschal

Music: Gold Standard Creative @gscdotnyc

Jul 26 2018

53mins

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Rank #13: DeVon Franklin Translates Your Man’s Bad Behavior

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When it comes to men, who better to ask for answers than a man? Well, we hope you're sitting down, because it’s about to get honest…very honest. Producer, author, speaker and preacher, DeVon Franklin (@DeVonFranklin) stopped by, and didn’t hold back. Yolanda (@yolizama), Cori (@corimurray) and Charli (@charlipenn) got the truth about men, relationships, marriage and more, in advance of his latest book The Truth About Men. If you want to watch and listen, be sure to check out this interview on YouTube.

Plus Yolanda and Charli are on a mission, and need your help. #yesgirlpodcast

  • Yes, Girl! Hosts: Cori Murray @corimurray; Charli Penn @charlipenn; and Yolanda Sangweni @yolizama
  • Producer: Tiffany Ashitey (@misstiffsays)
  • Bookings: Rorna Richards 
  • Audio Engineer: Anthony Frasier (@AnthonyFrasier)
  • Music: Gold Standard Creative (@gscdotnyc)

Feb 07 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #14: Iyanla Vanzant (Live at Essence Festival)

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A year ago, Iyanla Vanzant was a scheduled keynote speaker at Essence Festival. Then the unthinkable happened days before her appearance: she was fighting for her life due to a medical emergency. On July 1, Iyanla made a triumphant return to the daytime stage as an empowerment speaker – shouting hallelujah as she walked through the audience before delivering a stirring testimony about surviving, letting go and shining from within. As a Yes, Girl! treat, we’re sharing her full speech here; let Iyanla words feed your spirit. 

Jul 06 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #15: Beychella Hangovers, Woke Notes with Tessa Thompson and ESSENCE President Michelle Ebanks On What's Next

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In this high season of Black Excellence, we start our episode in acknowledgment and praise for Beyoncé’s salute to HBCU’s greeks and goddesses at Beychella’s first weekend. Next, a sit-down with Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communications Inc, and actress and activist Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x). Both women are leading movements: Michelle’s helming Black Girl Magic headquarters with a vision to super-serve Black women, and Tessa’s fiercely advocating for diversity representation on screen and off through her work as a founding member of Time’s Up. In the spirit of King Bey, we came to slay. #yesgirlpodcast

 Yes, Girl! hosts: Cori Murray @corimurray; Charli Penn @ManWifeDog; and Yolanda Sangweni @yolizama

Producer: Steven Psyllos @stevenpsyllos

Audio engineer: Chiquita Pascal @ChiquitaPaschal

Music: Gold Standard Creative @gscdotnyc

Apr 19 2018

1hr 26mins

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Rank #16: Kofi Siriboe Pours Out His Heart and Steals Ours

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Calling all #SiriBAEs—your king is here! Queen Sugar is back and Ralph Angel, a.k.a. Kofi Siriboe (@kofisiriboe) celebrated with Cori (@corimurray) and Charli (@charlipenn) over some of Aunt Vi’s (delicious) pies. With Essence Fest 2019 just around the corner, the trio reflected on a crazy memory from Essence Fest 2016 when Kofi had the entire crowd parted like the Red Sea. He also gushes about his love for women, advice from Oprah and advocating for mental health. Things get a bit emotional when Kofi spoke about the untimely passing of his mentor, Nipsey Hussle. Listen in.


Jun 14 2019

38mins

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Rank #17: Tamela Mann Talks Getting Snatched and Having The Most Supportive Hubby Ever (Who's Also Here!)

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For those who’ve been part of the Yes, Girl Squad for a while, you’ll remember that Tamela and David Mann joined us last Thanksgiving for a hilarious and heartwarming Yes, Girl! convo. Well, they are back! This time we talked about how in sync they are as a couple, David’s support of Tamela’s Weight Watchers weight loss journey, and what it takes to keep a strong, healthy marriage for over 2 decades! Check out the episode and hit us up to let us know what you think makes a strong relationship! Cori Murray (@corimurray) and Charli Penn (@charlipenn).


Nov 14 2019

51mins

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Rank #18: Monica’s Commitment and Friendship Commandments (Preach!)

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BAES! This week is very special. It’s not just one of those days. It’s a great day because THE Miss Thang herself, Monica (@MonicaBrown), came through for a true heart-to-heart about all things matters of the heart with Yes, Girl! co-host Charli Penn. She has a hot #1 single (“Commitment”) ruling the charts with a fire video and a new album coming this Fall. Sis shared her entire truth on everything from her greatest musical accomplishments, her divorce from ex-husband Shannon Brown, what it means to be a GREAT friend and why it’s important to tell your kids the whole truth. All the more reasons why we love her so much! P.S. - Cori is traveling for work but she really misses y’all! Listen to Monica’s new single and be sure to tell us what qualities you value most in a friendship using #YesGirlPodcast. Follow Cori (@corimurray) and Charli (IG: @charlipenn, Twitter: @ManWifeDog) to stay up on all things YGP. We love you for listening!


Aug 02 2019

39mins

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Rank #19: Be Yourself, Because Everyone Else Is Taken

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How can you be your best self if you’re not being true to who you are? All month, we’re helping you do the work of getting to know and love who you are in 2019.

Look out for these bonus self-care episodes, all month long. This week, Yes, Girl’s Yolanda Sangweni (@yolizma)…aka our Yo-prah meets with artist, author and speaker Neycha (@neycha) to discuss authenticity and how we can be true to ourselves. From code-switching and imposter syndrome to the social media trap, Neycha has ways for us to face the person in the mirror. Psst…stay to the end of the episode, we have some self-care homework for you.

  • Yes, Girl! Hosts: Cori Murray @corimurray; Charli Penn @charlipenn; and Yolanda Sangweni @yolizama
  • Producer: Tiffany Ashitey (@misstiffsays)
  • Bookings: Rorna Richards 
  • Audio Engineer: Anthony Frasier (@AnthonyFrasier)
  • Music: Gold Standard Creative (@gscdotnyc)

Jan 23 2019

36mins

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Rank #20: Regina Hall (Girls Trip)

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Everyone’s talking about new movie Girls Trip, so obvi we’re chatting with one of the film’s stars, actress Regina Hall.

Regina was all about the girl talk, and we covered all of our fave topics — including why we love our girlfriends, caring for our edges and finding puppy love. Listen, and she’ll definitely be your newest friend in your head.

Jul 20 2017

1hr 2mins

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