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Your Attention Please

What does excellence look like? Join us as host Kimberly Drew gets to know Black visionaries who are defining the future and inspiring the world. The official podcast for Hulu's Your Attention Please.

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Iddris Sandu Codes for the Culture

Iddris Sandu is an architectural technologist, which means that he’s a real-life wizard with code, constantly building something out of nothing. And his particular brand of magic is his ability to create meaningful connections between the worlds of technology, hip-hop, and design. He's literally constructing our future.  In this episode, Iddris and Kimberly chop it up about always being prepared, being particular with your time, and building brand new platforms rather than amending broken systems. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

32mins

13 Mar 2020

Rank #1

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Tomi Adeyemi Crafts Fantastic Worlds with Words

In 2019, Tomi Adeyemi followed up her best-selling debut novel, Children of Blood and Bone, with another installment in the Legacy of Orïsha series, Children of Virtue and Vengeance. Readers have fallen in love with Adeyemi's stories, which are magical and transporting but also so resonant in today's world. In this episode, Kimberly chats with Tomi about believing your dreams are possible, having the right people on your team, and bad spinoffs. And, naturally, Tomi has all the best metaphors for life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

34mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Hilton Carter Brightens Homes With Plants

Plant stylist and artist Hilton Carter is all about making homes feel cozy and vibrant – including his own home, where he has hundreds of plants. But he also stresses that plants are living things that must be tended to with care, not treated as props. Kimberly – a self-professed “proud plant mom” – talks with Hilton about bonding with plants, stereotypes about plant people, and how plants can teach us to be more nurturing in our relationships. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

37mins

10 Apr 2020

Rank #3

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Nicole LaPointe Jameson Enlivens the Esports Industry

When Nicole LaPointe Jameson became the CEO of the esports organization Evil Geniuses in 2019, she took the helm of a brand that had a well-established presence in the gaming world. But it was also floundering. Nicole quickly brought in new talent and made other changes to energize the company at a time when the entire industry was dealing with growing pains. Kimberly and Nicole sit down to talk about the wellness of players, misconceptions around gamers, and whether Nicole makes time for play outside of her profession. By the end of their conversation, Kimberly is (mostly) sold on getting back into gaming. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

36mins

27 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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Phillip Youmans Is the Future of Film

Phillip Youmans was thrown into the spotlight when his film “Burning Cane” won big at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and was picked up by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY. Even when he’s not behind the camera or on set, he has a vision that’s so singular and clear that it’s impossible not to be inspired by him. Kimberly sits down with Phillip to talk about the confidence it takes to sell your art, the pain and promise of constructive criticism, and trusting your instinct. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

35mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #5