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The Sci-Fi Sigh Podcast

Join Amber and Ben for their weekly podcast about staying on the same page in their marriage and in the wonderful world of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy

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Scary-Good Black Storytelling with NIGHTLIGHT's Tonia Ransom | Episode 45

Black horror writers have been overlooked for years, and Tonia Ransom has something to say about it. Ransom created NIGHTLIGHT-- an audio drama podcast featuring horror written by Black authors and performed by Black actors. She’s committed to centering black horror authors and ensuring they’re paid for their work. Join us for a scary-good interview about diversity, literacy, and werewolves. __________________________________ Check out NIGHTLIGHT at https://nightlightpod.com/ Risen Novella Book: https://www.amazon.com/Risen-Novella-Tonia-Ransom-ebook/dp/B08LL5CSB2 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nightlightpod/posts

1hr 10mins

27 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Full Court Press with "Space Jam 2: A New Legacy" | Episode 44

It took 25 years, but Malcolm D. Lee, King James, and Bugs Bunny teamed up to bring you “Space Jam 2: A New Legacy.” Join us for a Looney conversation about thriving black nerds, parental expectations and Warner Bros. slam-dunking their CV in our faces.  Resources: Atlantic Article- https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2021/07/space-jam-a-new-legacy-movie-review/619440/ Article on Jerry Lawson Inventor of Video Game Catridge- https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/02/22/jerry-lawson-the-black-man-who-revolutionized-gaming-as-we-know-it Black Animator Article- https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210715-has-hollywood-animation-truly-left-racism-behind Twitter Thread “First Generation of Men that have to work harder”- https://www.instagram.com/p/CRCmv0dANXY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Report on Black Representation Within the Speculative Short Fiction Market:  https://firesidefiction.com/blackspecfic Stephen A. Smith apology to comments about  Shohei Ohtani’s “Marketability” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/stephen-smith-shohei-ohtani-how-racism-gets-coded-concerns-over-n1274003 ________________________ Grab your Space Jam sets!! Grab your joggers and tops here: Shop Roam Loud at roamloud.com Promo Code: HOTMESS15 ________________________ Podcast Music created by Anthony Rideout: Check out https://www.anthonyrideoutmusic.com/

55mins

20 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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"Sleight" on Time | Episode 43

Pick a card, any card...and feast your eyes on the 2016 film Sleight, directed by JD Dillard. This magical, scientific mash-up sparked a discussion on flipping tropes, monetizing your hobbies, and the danger of not ordering your partner a #1 on fast food menus. Seriously, just get the number one.   ________________________ The Malinke Set just dropped!! Grab your joggers and tops here: Shop Roam Loud at roamloud.com Promo Code: HOTMESS15  ________________________ TikTok by itscaitlinhello: https://www.tiktok.com/@itscaitlinhello/video/6980796585902984453?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6952480267068835333 ________________________ Podcast Music created by Anthony Rideout: Check out https://www.anthonyrideoutmusic.com/

52mins

13 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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Down by Eve's Bayou | Episode 42

Who says you can’t mix Voodooism and Christianity? We watched Kasi Lemmons’s directorial debut “Eve’s Bayou,” starring a young Jurnee Smollett and an even younger Samuel L. Jackson. Take in this 1997 classic and join us for a discussion about the matrix of memory, Southern Hospitality, and the mystery of the Director’s Cut. ______________________ Book about Grief Referenced in Episode: Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief: A Revolutionary Approach to Understanding and Healing the Impact of Loss by Claire Bidwell Smith ___________________ If you want to sit comfy... Shop Roam Loud at roamloud.com Promo Code: HOTMESS15  ________________________ Podcast Music created by Anthony Rideout: Check out https://www.anthonyrideoutmusic.com/

51mins

6 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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We're Not "Sorry to Bother You" | Episode 41

Union busting, performance art, and soul-selling in the name of capitalism are just a few of the topics we get into as we discuss Boots Riley’s 2018 film “Sorry to Bother You.” This film is a “horse” of a different color-- starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson who bring their “white voice” and artistic talents to the big screen, respectively.  _______________________ If you want to sit comfy... Shop Roam Loud at roamloud.com Promo Code: HOTMESS15  ________________________ Podcast Music created by Anthony Rideout: Check out https://www.anthonyrideoutmusic.com/

57mins

29 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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The Scary Truth about "The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2" | Episode 40

We went to the movies to see “The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2,” directed by Deon Taylor, and... the popcorn was delicious. In this episode, we discuss mishandling women in film, playing ableism for laughs, and how Katt Williams attempted to carry this movie on his back. Get ready for another scary good roast.  ________________________ If you want to sit comfy... Shop Roam Loud at roamloud.com Promo Code: HOTMESS15  ________________________ TikTok by Ryan_Ken_Acts: https://www.tiktok.com/@ryan_ken_acts/video/6974394889479933190?lang=en&is_copy_url=0&is_from_webapp=v1&sender_device=pc&sender_web_id=6952480267068835333 ________________________ Podcast Music created by Anthony Rideout: Check out https://www.anthonyrideoutmusic.com/

53mins

22 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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So...We Met the Blacks | Episode 39

Directed by Deon Taylor, starring Mike Epps, and dragged by Amber and Ben Wallin, Meet the Blacks is a comedy/horror that uncovers what happens when no expense is spared on celebrity cameos. Watch the movie, grab a drink and listen to us recap this purge parody, ultra low-budget funny.If you want to sit comfy...Shop Roam Loud at roamloud.comPromo Code: HOTMESS15 For more awesome music visit: Check out https://www.anthonyrideoutmusic.com/

43mins

15 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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Reading and Riding through "The Underground Railroad" | Episode 38

We've reached the last stop of "The Underground Railroad." We took a trip with, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Colson Whitehead through a powerful story that prompted discussions of divine anxiety, American labor practices, and the commodification of black bodies. Join us as we close out this incredible story.Source:https://screenrant.com/underground-railroad-show-book-comparison-differences-explained/Shop Roam Loud at roamloud.comPromo Code:HOTMESS15

40mins

8 Jun 2021

Rank #8

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Ending the Series through "The Underground Railroad" | Episode 37

Sometimes, " a useful delusion is better that a useless truth," and this alternate history got right to America's reality. This week we finished watching the second half of "The Underground Railroad" directed by Barry Jenkins. Join us for an emotional dialogue about respectability politics, PTSD and the creative spirit of Black Americans.Vulture Article:https://www.vulture.com/tv/the-underground-railroad/Shop Roam Loud at roamloud.comPromo Code- HOTMESS15

1hr

1 Jun 2021

Rank #9

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Beginning our Journey through "The Underground Railroad" | Episode 36

Based on Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer Prize winning book with the same title, The Underground Railroad directed by Barry Jenkins explores America’s unresolved, tormented past. Watch episodes 1 through 5, and join us for a weighted conversation about the business of slavery, the ethics of suicide, and the precision Jenkins uses to tell Black stories.CBD Sex Polish:https://www.vividwellness.com/

54mins

25 May 2021

Rank #10