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Represent is a space for discussion, highlighting movies, TV, and online shows created by and/or about women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those in the LGBTQ community. Join Aisha Harris as she dives deep into conversations with critics about the latest pop cultural news, and filmmakers about what they do and how they do it.

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Represent is a space for discussion, highlighting movies, TV, and online shows created by and/or about women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those in the LGBTQ community. Join Aisha Harris as she dives deep into conversations with critics about the latest pop cultural news, and filmmakers about what they do and how they do it.

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Love this show!

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Their Pre-woke segments are everything!

Great interviewer

By softvoicesdie - Jan 11 2018
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She does her research and asks thoughtful questions.

iTunes Ratings

149 Ratings
Average Ratings
128
13
1
1
6

Love this show!

By IMFlippin - Apr 01 2018
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Their Pre-woke segments are everything!

Great interviewer

By softvoicesdie - Jan 11 2018
Read more
She does her research and asks thoughtful questions.

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Represent

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Represent is a space for discussion, highlighting movies, TV, and online shows created by and/or about women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those in the LGBTQ community. Join Aisha Harris as she dives deep into conversations with critics about the latest pop cultural news, and filmmakers about what they do and how they do it.

Wakanda Forever

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Aisha Harris is joined by producer Veralyn WIlliams and chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie for a spoiler-filled review of Black Panther. They discuss the politics of Wakanda vs. black America, what makes the movie’s fight scenes so compelling, and much more.

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Correction: The original version of this episode identified Denzel Whitaker who plays a Young Zuri in Black Panther, as the son of Forest Whitaker, who plays Zuri. They are not related.

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Feb 17 2018

53mins

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#51: Hawaii Five-0 Controversy and The Big Sick

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Aisha Harris talks Kumail Nanjiani’s romantic comedy, The Big Sick with Ahmed Akbar, host of BuzzFeed’s podcast, See Something Say Something. And Vulture writer, Alex Jung comes on to discusses the reports of unequal pay on Hawaii Five-0.

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Jul 14 2017

55mins

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#48: "GLOW" Star Betty Gilpin

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Aisha Harris talks to Betty Gilpin about starring in the new Netflix comedy GLOW, being typecast in Hollywood, and finding empowerment through wrestling. And in our Pre-Woke Watching segment, Slate’s science editor Susan Matthews reflects upon a show that was integral to her adolescence and young adulthood: Gilmore Girls.

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Jun 23 2017

49mins

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#57: "Atypical" and "Insecure" Star Yvonne Orji

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Aisha Harris talks to Yvonne Orji, aka Insecure’s Molly, about Season 2 and much more. Also, Timotheus Gordon Jr., the creator of the blog, Black Autist, and Sara Luterman, founder and editor of, NOS magazine, tell us why the Netflix series, Atypical, contributes to a negative representation of an autistic person.

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Aug 25 2017

54mins

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#32: What Went Down at the Oscars

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Aisha Harris and producer Veralyn Williams recap everything that went down at the Oscars last night.

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Feb 27 2017

27mins

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#44: Unpacking “The Handmaid’s Tale”

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Aisha Harris and Slate staff writer, Katy Waldman, break down Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.

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May 19 2017

53mins

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#2: Director Meera Menon talks women on screen

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Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris talks depicting women on screen with Equity director, Meera Menon; and discusses the cross-racial voice-over casting of the Netflix original animated series, BoJack Horseman with guest co-host and Vulture writer, Alex Jung.

Check out:

-The Voice: The Tricky Topic of Race and Voice Actors-Nickelodeon’s Roundhouse "Feminism" episode

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Aug 05 2016

1hr 3mins

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#39: "Insecure" Showrunner Prentice Penny

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Aisha Harris talks to writer and showrunner Prentice Penny about his work on the hit HBO series Insecure and his new TruTV lifestyle series Upscale.

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Apr 14 2017

50mins

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#69: Coco and Portrayals of Latinos in Animation

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On this episode of Represent inspired by Disney-Pixar’s new movie Coco, Aisha Harris talks to film critic Carlos Aguilar about how Latinos have historically been portrayed in animation. Then, Antonia Cereijido, a producer at Latino USA, joins to chat about Coco and whether or not it succeeds as a representation of Mexican culture.

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Nov 24 2017

50mins

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The "Insecure" Recap Edition

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Aisha Harris, Slate producer Veralyn Williams and Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D, Associate Professor at The University of Alabama and member of the Crunk Feminist Collective discuss the emotional end to Season 2 of Issa Rae’s hit show.

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Sep 12 2017

37mins

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#11: "Spa Night" lead Joe Seo on being a working Asian American actor

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Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to actor Joe Seo about his new film, Spa Night, and Vulture writer Alex Jung comes on to chat race and class in Season 3 of Transparent.

Check out:

-Radio Raheem’s “love, hate” monologue in Do the Right Thing

-Will & Grace scene about the 2016 election

-Fences teaser trailer

-Alex Jung’s interview with Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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Represent is brought to you by Upstanders, a new podcast from Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Hear stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. Listen and subscribe to Upstanders on iTunes now.

And by Denial. From the screenwriter of The Hours and The Reader comes the true story of one woman’s court battle for historical truth against a Holocaust denier. Starring Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson. Denial: Now playing in select theaters.

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Sep 30 2016

1hr 1min

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#31: Comedians/Writers W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery

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Aisha Harris is joined by comedians and writers W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery, hosts of the Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period podcast, to look back on the historic Oscars night when Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, and Sidney Poitier all won.

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Check out:

-Reports of Russell Crowe after his 2002 Bafta speech was cut short

-Comedian W. Kamau Bell reflecting on the 2002 Oscars in the midst of #OscarsSoWhite

-Sidney Poitier receiving his Honorary Award from the Academy

-Halle Berry accepting her Oscar for Best Actress

-Denzel Washington Oscars acceptance speech in 1990 for Supporting Actor and 2002 for Best Actor

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Feb 24 2017

52mins

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#15: “Moonlight” filmmaker Barry Jenkins

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Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to filmmaker Barry Jenkins about his much buzzed about new film, Moonlight. And Latino USA producer Antonia Cereijido returns to talk season 3 of Jane the Virgin

Check out:AV Club’s Jane The Virgin gets used to the new normal with another powerful chapterAisha’s How Barry Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy Laid the Groundwork for His Gorgeous, Haunting MoonlightA.O. Scott’s Review: ‘Moonlight’: Is This the Year’s Best Movie?Master P on his contribution to Solange's new album, "A Seat at the Table"Indiewire’s Naomie Harris On ‘Moonlight,’ The One Role She Never Thought She Could HandleThe Black Film Canon: The 50 greatest movies by black directorsTell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent

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Oct 28 2016

59mins

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#30: Moonlight Editor Joi McMillon

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Aisha Harris talks to Moonlight co-editor Joi McMillon about her path to becoming the first black woman to be nominated for an Oscar in her field—and only the second black person ever nominated in the Best Film Editing category. But first, on this week’s segment of “Guess Who’s Coming to Oscar,” we talk West Side Story with Turner Classic Movies host Tiffany Vazquez.

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Check out:

-Turner Classic Movies’ 31 Days Of Oscar 2017

-West Side Story as Cinema: The Making and Impact of an American Masterpiece by Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

-Rita Moreno winning Best Supporting Actress in 1962

-Variety’s look at minority workers and the fight against below-the-line bias

-Moonlight director Barry Jenkins on a previous episode of Represent

-The cast and director of Lemon discuss the film with the Hollywood Reporter

-“Moonlight Has One of the Best Food Scenes of the Year” in Bon Appétit

-The Cosby Show spinoffA Different World

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Feb 17 2017

58mins

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#37: Whitewashing in "Ghost In The Shell"

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Aisha Harris talks to Inkoo Kang of MTV News and Alex Jung of Vulture about recent whitewashing controversies over casting in Ghost In The Shell. And in our second installment of Recognize, producer Veralyn Williams discusses, Big Little Lies.

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Represent Live at The Tribeca Film Festival

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Mar 31 2017

59mins

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#70: She's Gotta Have It and Filmmaker Greta Gerwig

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Aisha Harris chats with filmmaker Greta Gerwig about how she crafted the contentious mother-daughter bond at the center of her directorial debut, Lady Bird. Also, senior editor at Mic, Erin Evan, joins is to talk, She’s Gotta Have It.

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Dec 08 2017

57mins

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#19: Disney and Representation: Moana and Floyd Norman

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Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris digs into Moana, Disney’s new musical film inspired by Polynesian mythology, with New York Times and Jazz Times music writer, Nate Chinen. Then we talk to Disney’s first black animator, Floyd Norman about working for the studio in the 40’s and 50’s and the documentary that tells his story.

Check out:

-Disney's Moana Soundtrack

-Nate Chinen’s Moana article: Consider the Coconut

-The last time Nate write about Hawaiian representation on screen

-Aisha’s Moana Makes It Official: Disney Has Entered a Progressive, Inclusive Third Golden Age

-LA Times: Our national parks can also be reminders of America’s history of race and civil rights

Dakota Access Pipeline:

-Native America Calling conversation from 5/10/16 (starts at 6:00)

-Another Round’s Heben talks with Dr. Adrienne Keene about Standing Rock

-Newsweek: Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Standing Rock Sioux

-Slate: Police Clashed With Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Sunday Night

-Donate: Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund

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Dec 02 2016

56mins

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#47: "Everything, Everything" Director Stella Meghie

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Aisha Harris talks to Stella Meghie, the director behind the Amandla Stenberg–starred big screen adaptation of YA best-seller, Everything, Everything. But first, the Washington Post’s Alyssa Rosenberg joins us to discuss what Wonder Woman's super box-office performance means for the future.

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Jun 09 2017

58mins

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#56: "Detroit" and “Lemon” Filmmaker Janicza Bravo

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Aisha Harris talks Janicza Bravo, about her new movie Lemon, challenging what it means to be a black female filmmaker, and directing that great episode of Atlanta, "Juneteenth." Also, Slate’s Chief Political Correspondent, Jamelle Bouie joins us for the second week in a row, to discuss Kathryn Bigelow's much criticized-- Detroit.

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Aug 18 2017

1hr 2mins

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#18: Comedian and Actress Kathy Griffin

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Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to Comedian and Actress Kathy Griffin about her start, how she handles rejection and criticism in an industry that’s especially harsh to women, and her new book, Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z index.

Check out:

-Kathy Griffin’s New Bravo Special Sets Guinness World Record

-From Johnny to Jimmy: The History of Politics in Late Night TV

-Aisha’s conversation with writer-director Paul Haggis about Crash.

-Soul food on the boondocks

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Nov 18 2016

47mins

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Represent Lovefest

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It really is hard, but Aisha, Veralyn, and Marissa say goodbye. Aisha talks to her dad, Hartford Courant columnist Frank Harris III, there is a final quiz and the Represent team reminisce.

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Jun 08 2018

1hr 22mins

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#89: Filmmakers Leslie Harris and Nikyatu Jusu

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Aisha Harris talks to two black female filmmakers at different points in their careers: veteran director Leslie Harris, who helmed the cult classic Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. and up-and-coming filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu.

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Jun 01 2018

54mins

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The Represent Rose: The Royal Wedding

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Slate producer Veralyn Williams and Robin M. Boylorn, an associate professor at the University of Alabama and member of the Crunk Feminist Collective, unpack the blackness of Harry and Meghan’s wedding, from Doria Ragland’s dreadlocks to Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon. Then, podcast producer Renay Richardson gives her perspective on the royal wedding as a black, British woman and explains how she believes it will change the monarchy.

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May 22 2018

42mins

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#88: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding

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Aisha talks to Kristen Meinzer, co-host of When Meghan Met Harry about her obsession with the royals and makes a case for why skeptics should care about this royal love connection.

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May 11 2018

33mins

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#87: Dear White People Creator Justin Simien

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Aisha Harris talks to filmmaker Justin Simien about making season two of his Netflix series, Dear White People. For links on what we discuss check out our show page.

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May 04 2018

47mins

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#86: Comedians Hari and Ashok Kondabolu

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Comedians Hari and Ashok Kondabolu chat with Aisha about their new podcast, The Kondabolu Brothers, their pre-woke watching stories, and Hari responses to The Simpsons’ latest Apu episode.

Note: This conversation took place the day before Hank Azaria appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to advocate for listening to the criticisms of the South Asian community and suggest that he’d be willing to “step aside” from voicing the character.

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Apr 27 2018

32mins

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#85: Isle of Dogs

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Aisha Harris and Mashable writer Angie Han, discuss cultural representation in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, which is set in Japan.

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Mar 30 2018

28mins

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Pre-Woke Watching

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Here are three of our favorite Pre-Woke Watching segments. Also, we're partnering with Slate’s video team to bring visuals to these conversations. Check out our inaugural video in this series.

Hear more from actor, writer, and video producer Dylan Marron in episode 36.

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Mar 23 2018

33mins

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#84: A Wrinkle in Time and Representations That Hurt

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Aisha Harris and producer Veralyn Williams discuss A Wrinkle in Time. And our conversation at the Speak Up, Rise Up festival with BuzzFeed’s Bim Adewunmi and Latino USA’s Antonia Cereijido about shameful representations in film and tv.

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Mar 16 2018

36mins

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#83: Unpacking The Chi

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Aisha Harris and writer/TV critic Jasmine Sanders take a closer look at Showtime’s The Chi and its depiction of Chicago.

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Mar 09 2018

36mins

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What Went Down at the 2018 Oscars

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Aisha Harris and Chris Lamberth, actor/comedian and host of host of the Mundane Festival podcast, recap everything that went down at the Oscars last night.

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Mar 05 2018

36mins

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#82: Oscar-Nominated: A Fantastic Woman, Strong Island and Lady Bird

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Aisha Harris talks A Fantastic Woman, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, with Slate science intern Alex Barasch. And we revisit two conversations we had with two first-time directors who are up for big awards this Sunday: Yance Ford, whose Strong Island is nominated for Best Documentary, and Greta Gerwig, whose Lady Bird is nominated for 5 awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Original Screenplay.

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Mar 02 2018

39mins

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#81: Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler

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Aisha Harris talks to Black Panther production designer Hannah Beachler about her process when taking on new films, creating the imagery behind Wakanda and much more. Also, Gene Demby, host of NPR’s Code Switch, comes on to discuss the hype around Black Panther.

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Feb 23 2018

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Wakanda Forever

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Aisha Harris is joined by producer Veralyn WIlliams and chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie for a spoiler-filled review of Black Panther. They discuss the politics of Wakanda vs. black America, what makes the movie’s fight scenes so compelling, and much more.

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Correction: The original version of this episode identified Denzel Whitaker who plays a Young Zuri in Black Panther, as the son of Forest Whitaker, who plays Zuri. They are not related.

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Feb 17 2018

53mins

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#80: Wesley Snipes Talks Blade and Black Panther

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Aisha Harris chats Wesley Snipes about cult favorite, Blade and trying to bring Black Panther to the big screen more than 20 years ago. Also, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Senior programmer, Ash Clark recently, joins us to discuss their  film series, Fight the Power: Black Superheroes on Film.

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Feb 16 2018

59mins

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#79: Thinking About #MeToo Through Quentin Tarantino and Gloria Allred

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Aisha Harris chats women's rights attorney Gloria Allred and film producer Marta Kauffman, about their new Netflix documentary, Seeing Allred, advocating for women’s and minority rights, and Gloria’s fraught relationship with the media. Also, in the wake of the current re-examination of Quentin Tarantino and his filmmaking style, Aisha and film critic Candice Frederick, discuss what it’s like to be women who love Tarantino movies.

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Feb 09 2018

54mins

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#78: "Jane the Virgin" Star Jaime Camil

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Aisha Harris has a very candid conversation with Jane the Virgin's Jaime Camil about his career, the double standards for men and women in Hollywood, why studios should be trying to reach Mexican audiences, and much more.

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Feb 02 2018

47mins

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#77: Represent Takes On Sundance

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Live from Sundance Film Festival, Aisha Harris is joined by Slate’s movie critic and Culture Gabfest host Dana Stevens. They swap Sundance stories and talk to director Sebastián Silva about his latest film, Tyrel.

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Jan 26 2018

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#76: Oscar Nomination Predictions and Filmmaker Charles Burnett

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Aisha Harris and Mark Harris, Vulture writer and author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back, breakdown their Oscar nomination predictions. Also, Aisha talks to Charles Burnett, a revered filmmaker who emerged from the period of groundbreaking black independent filmmaking known as the LA rebellion, which took place from the late 1960s-1980s.

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Jan 19 2018

52mins

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#75: Actor Bambadjan Bamba Comes Out as Undocumented

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Aisha Harris talks to actor Bambadjan Bamba of Suicide Squad, The Good Place, and the upcoming Black Panther. He shares why he came out as undocumented and asks Hollywood to stand with immigrants in the industry, including those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA.

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Jan 15 2018

32mins

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