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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!

By IMFlippin - Apr 01 2018
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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
Read more
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

Latest release on Jun 08, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: #33: Unpacking Jordan Peele's "Get Out"

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Aisha Harris and Slate’s chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie have a spoiler-filled discussion of Get Out, the directorial debut of Jordan Peele. And Valerie Woodward Srinivasan, Panoply Software Engineer shares her “Pre-Woke Watching” story.

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Mar 03 2017

55mins

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Rank #2: #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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Rank #3: #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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Rank #4: #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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Rank #5: #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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Rank #6: #71: "She’s Gotta Have It" Writer Radha Blank

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Aisha Harris chats with Radha Blank, writer and producer on Spike Lee’s Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It. Also, Slate writer, Christina Cauterucci share’s why Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is problematic.

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Dec 15 2017

1hr

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Rank #7: #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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Rank #8: #13: The Birth of a Nation Edition

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Slate’s culture writer Aisha Harris and chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie discuss the very controversial awards season contender, Nate Parker’s the Birth of a Nation.

Check out what we mentioned:

-Aisha’s piece in Slate,In the Birth of a Nation, Women Don’t Participate in Nat Turner’s Rebellion. History Tells Us Otherwise.”

-Former President George W. Bush at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

-Good Morning America:Birth of a Nation Star Nate Parker Speaks Out

-The 2003 filmNat Turner: A Troublesome Property

For more Nate Parker rape allegation coverage we recommend:

-About Race podcast: Cold Empathy for Nate Parker with Roxane Gay

-Ebony: “Nate Parker on Campus Incident, Consent and Toxic Male Culture

-Slate: “Nate Parker Seems Like He’s Had It With Talking About Rape

Bonus: The 50 greatest movies by black directors.

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Oct 14 2016

56mins

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Rank #9: #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.

For links on what we discuss check out our show page.

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Represent Live at The Tribeca Film Festival

For the first time ever, Slate Represent will be live! Join us on April 24th at 6:45pm at The Tribeca Film Festival! For more information and tickets click here.

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Mar 31 2017

59mins

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Rank #10: #9: "Crash" director Paul Haggis reflects on his 2005 film

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Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris talks to writer-director Paul Haggis, of 2005’s Crash, one the most derided Best Picture Oscar winners, ever.

Check out what the critics had to say:

-Worst Movie Of The Decade by Ta-Nehisi Coates

-Crash and Fizzle by David Edelstein

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Sep 22 2016

34mins

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Rank #11: #8: Director Kamala Lopez on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment

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Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris sits down with actress, filmmaker, and activist Kamala Lopez, about her new documentary, Equal Means Equal, which advocates hard for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment; and talks Donald Glover and his new off-kilter half-hour comedy on FX, Atlanta with Kara Brown, staff writer at Jezebel.

Check out:

-Donald Glover’s Community by Rembert Browne

-Solange Knowles essay: “And do you belong I do?” I do.

-Paperboy song from Atlanta

-How Amos ’n’ Andy Paved the Way for Black Stars on TV

-Black List Live! in LA Saturday, 9/17

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Sep 16 2016

59mins

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Rank #12: #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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Rank #13: #20: Better Things' Pamela Adlon

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Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to Pamela Adlon about her career and semi-autobiographical FX series, Better Things. And we share our second edition of our “Pre-Woke Watching” segment.

Check out:

-Slate: Pamela Adlon’s new show is like a brasher, more confident, female-driven Louie.

-Slate Represent episode with our inaugural “Pre-Woke Watching” segment.

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Dec 09 2016

45mins

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Rank #14: #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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Rank #15: #53: Girls Trip and Showrunner Monica-Owusu Breen

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Aisha Harris talks to showrunner Monica-Owusu Breen about her new show Midnight, Texas, a supernatural ensemble drama on NBC, based on the book series by True Blood author Charlaine Harris. Also, Brittany Luse, host of The Nod podcast, joins us to to talk Girls Trip.

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Jul 28 2017

1hr

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Rank #16: #23: Represent: 2016 in Review

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Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris is joined by guest co-hosts Alex Jung (Vulture writer), Antonia Cereijido (Latino USA producer), and Tiffany Vazquez (Turner Classic Movies host) to look back on the Pluses and Deltas on 2016 with a quiz, laughs, and tears.

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Dec 30 2016

1hr

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Rank #17: #16: Good Girls Revolt's Joy Bryant

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Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to actress Joy Bryant about her role as the groundbreaking attorney Eleanor Holmes Norton, in the new Amazon series, Good Girls Revolt.

Check out:Slate’s The Good Girls Revolt Trailer Shows the Dangers of Sexism and Sort-of-True Stories Joy Bryant in Refinery29: Girl, You BeautifulJoy Bryant’s Lenny Letter: Stop Telling Me I Should Have KidsAisha’s conversation with Moonlight Filmmaker Barry JenkinsSlate Plus members: Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/SM2879949563

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Nov 04 2016

24mins

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Rank #18: #63: Fall TV Roundup

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Aisha Harris, Black Girl Nerds contributor Jacqueline Coley, Vulture writer Alex Jung, and Turner Classic Movies host Tiffany Vazquez talk representation in the new and returning TV shows this fall-- with a bit of debate, a pop quiz, and predictions.

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Oct 06 2017

48mins

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Rank #19: Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s “Open Secret” Culture

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Aisha Harris is joined by Slate’s movie critic Dana Stevens and science editor Susan Matthews to discuss fallout from the scandal that has engulfed film producer Harvey Weinstein.

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Oct 17 2017

28mins

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Rank #20: #59: “Dear White People” Music Supervisor Morgan Rhodes

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Aisha Harris talks to Morgan Rhodes, a music supervisor whose curated sounds on some of the biggest movies and TV shows of the last few years, including Selma, Netflix’s Dear White People, and Queen Sugar. Also, we’ve got a brand new Recognize, in honor of producer Veralyn’s newest TV obsession: Survivor’s Remorse.

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Sep 08 2017

51mins

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