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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.

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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.
Cover image of Represent

Represent

Updated 10 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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.

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

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Production by Veralyn Williams
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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
53 mins
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Rank #2: #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
55 mins
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Rank #3: #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
49 mins
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Rank #4: #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
54 mins
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Rank #5: #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
53 mins
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Rank #6: #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:
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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
56 mins
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Rank #7: #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
1 hour
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Rank #8: 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
37 mins
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Rank #9: #43: “Master of None” Co-creator Alan Yang

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Aisha Harris talks to Master of None co-creator Alan Yang about everything from making season 2 in the midst of Trump’s election to his memorable Emmy speech last year.

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May 12 2017
51 mins
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Rank #10: #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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #11: #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
50 mins
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Rank #12: 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
33 mins
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Rank #13: #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

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Oct 28 2016
59 mins
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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
58 mins
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Rank #15: #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
45 mins
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Rank #16: #50: “One Day at a Time” Showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett

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Aisha Harris talks to Gloria Calderon Kellett, the showrunner for One Day at a Time, about how the show pulls from her personal life and Latinx representation on screen. And in our Pre-Woke Watching segment, Panoply producer Renee Richardson reflects on some problematic aspects of Sex and the City.

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Represent Live at the Speak Up, Rise Up Festival
WHEN: August 16th at 7:30 pm
WHERE: Connelly Theater in NYC
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Jul 07 2017
1 hour
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Rank #17: #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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #18: #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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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
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #19: #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
50 mins
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Rank #20: 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
28 mins
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