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Still Processing

By The New York Times

Rank #130 in Society & Culture category

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Society & Culture
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Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2018.

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Step inside the confession booth of Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham, two culture writers for The New York Times. They devour TV, movies, art, music and the internet to find the things that move them — to tears, awe and anger. Still Processing is where they try to understand the pleasures and pathologies of America in 2018.

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One of my favs pls come back

By Mo Lee Gee - Nov 28 2018
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I miss and love u guys pls come back!

WOW!

By CityGirl61 - Oct 26 2018
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Just discovered these two and I am HOOKED. I am now subscribed! Off to binge listen...

iTunes Ratings

3769 Ratings
Average Ratings
3406
169
74
43
77

One of my favs pls come back

By Mo Lee Gee - Nov 28 2018
Read more

I miss and love u guys pls come back!

WOW!

By CityGirl61 - Oct 26 2018
Read more

Just discovered these two and I am HOOKED. I am now subscribed! Off to binge listen...

Top 10 Episode of Still Processing

Rank #1: First Date | Episode 1

Sep 08 2016
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In this inaugural episode, Wesley and Jenna work through their feelings about America's reaction to Colin Kaepernick and Leslie Jones, take a romantic stroll through Central Park, and talk to Tika Sumpter of "Southside With You" about the art of the first date.

Rank #2: ‘The Perfect Movie for Our Time’ | Episode 18

Jan 05 2017
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We’re kicking off 2017 with a movie speed round to prepare for this weekend’s Golden Globes. We talk through our feelings about “La La Land,” “Fences” and a couple of the other films we saw over the holidays that made us laugh, cry — and sometimes cringe. Plus: Wesley serenades Mariah Carey after her New Year’s Eve debacle and we offer some cultural intentions for 2017.

Rank #3: We Watch Whiteness

Apr 26 2018
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This week we're talking about white culture, and what it is trying to tell us about itself on TV, at the movies and in books. We're noticing that white people are anxious--consciously and unconsciously--about their place in the world, and it's fascinating to unpack. First, we look at the new season of Roseanne, a show that explicitly embraces its whiteness and thumbs its nose at anyone who would challenge that. Then, we talk about the hit horror movie A Quiet Place, which explores dystopia in a way that reveals submerged white fears of a brown invasion (we liked the craft of the movie a lot, but it’s got some problems it’s not aware of). We pose the question: what would a self-aware interrogation of being white look like? Plus, we celebrate JaVale McGee's incomparable stank face, worry about Kanye's tweets (we recorded this episode before his most recent tweets in support of Trump, which we'll have to address another time), and bring you our very first nominee for Song of the Summer...!   One last thing: we're bringing the show to Australia, and we'll be back with new episodes in a couple weeks. Till then, keep stuntin'! Keep shinin'!   Discussed this week: JaVale McGee (NBA player, Golden State Warriors) "The Legacy of Childhood Trauma" (Junot Diaz, The New Yorker) "I Like It" (Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J. Balvin)  Kanye's recent tweets Roseanne (ABC) A Quiet Place (directed by John Krasinski) White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America (Nancy Isenberg, Penguin Books) Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (JD Vance, HarperCollins) Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Matthew Desmond, Broadway Books) Green (Sam Graham-Felsen, Random House)

Rank #4: We Sink Our Claws Into "Black Panther" with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Feb 16 2018
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It's going to be one of the biggest opening weekends in movie history. But "Black Panther" is about so much more than the box office. This week we're putting Ryan Coogler's new film in the full context it deserves and demands, with a little help from our friend Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Rank #5: The Reckoning | Episode 10

Nov 10 2016
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Through tears, and with the help of our oracle Margo Jefferson, we begin to process the election of Donald J. Trump.

Rank #6: We Talk BeyChella

Apr 19 2018
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We were so blown away by Beyoncé’s performance at the Coachella music festival that we decided to scrap our previous plans and dedicate this week’s entire episode to it. We think her performance will go down in the annals of American pop music as one of the greatest live shows ever. We close read some of our favorite moments, including her beautiful rendition of the black national anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” and how she turns the swag surf into a dance for royalty. And we talk about the ways Beyoncé continues to shape-shift and grow as an artist, reinterpreting her own musical catalogue and making it richer, more sonorous and more black. We think about the ways black American music has always been misappropriated, and the ingenious way Beyoncé is pushing against that history, making music so skillful it can’t ever be replicated. Discussed This Week: “Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer in ‘Big Moment for Hip-Hop’” (Joe Coscarelli, The New York Times)

Rank #7: We're Going Black(er) AKA Dear Woke People

May 25 2017
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In the last 30 years, blackness has migrated from the margins of American popular culture to its center. Right now, a bounty of television, movies, and music engages with the question of how people signal to each other that they’re down with blackness. And it isn't just white people doing the signaling. It's black people too, albeit in a different way. We’ll dig into Netflix’s new show “Dear White People,” and television and film from the 1980s and 1990s and try to understand: what does it mean to perform blackness?

Rank #8: ‘You Can’t Code Your Way Out of Racism’ | Episode 2

Sep 15 2016
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This week, Wesley and Jenna meet for breakfast to talk through their conflicting feelings about the new film “When the Bough Breaks,” the No. 2 film in America — she loved it, he not so much. They also decode the inherent racism of the sharing economy and bring in dance writer Shanti Crawford to review the moves we watched during the U.S. Open.

Rank #9: We Go To S-Town

Apr 13 2017
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We’re back! And we’re picking up right where we left off: thinking about “Get Out.” Jordan Peele’s instant classic is the lens through which we’re seeing everything these days, from the hit podcast “S-Town” to that Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad the internet will never let us forget. We've got a grand theory about how it all connects.

Rank #10: Season Finale with Jordan Peele | Episode 26

Mar 02 2017
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We’re not over what happened at the Oscars on Sunday. You probably aren’t either. But we’re ready to move onto next year’s Oscars, where we fully expect to see “Get Out,” currently the No. 1 movie in America. We talk to its writer and director, Jordan Peele, about carving out space in the horror genre, how to deal with your liberal white friends and what it’s like to ask an actor to play a racist. Then, before the show takes month-long hiatus, we meditate on what we’ve learned doing Still Processing.