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The Queen of Bounce on Big Freedia Bounces Back, cultural appropriation, and the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.

Sept. 12 2017 10:16 AMThe Insecure Recap EditionWe have a spoiler-filled discussion about the emotional Season 2 ending of Issa Rae’s hit show.
Sept. 1 2017 10:49 AMSteven Universe Animator Ian Jones-Quartey on His New Show, OK K.O.!Jones-Quartey talks to us about his new Cartoon Network series and what it takes to “make it” in the industry.
Aug. 30 2017 12:08 PMAtypical and Yvonne Orji of Insecure: The TranscriptRead a full transcript of Episode 57 of Slate Represent.
Aug. 18 2017 1:00 PMDetroit and Filmmaker Janicza BravoThe director talks about her “weird” new movie Lemon, directing Atlanta’s “Juneteenth” episode, and challenging what it means to be a black female filmmaker.
Aug. 9 2017 12:20 PMThe Represent Rose: Part 4As Rachel Lindsay’s search for love comes to an end, we recap the Bachelorette finale and look back at how the season handled race and representation.
July 28 2017 1:49 PMGirls Trip and Monica Owusu-BreenWe discuss the box-office hit starring Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Queen Latifah. Then, an interview with the showrunner of Midnight, Texas about her career and the NBC supernatural drama.
July 21 2017 7:14 AM13 Reasons Why and “Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?”We discuss the controversial Netflix show’s depictions of suicide and sexual assault. Then, an interview with the host of Slate’s new docuseries about Muslim American identity.
July 7 2017 10:46 AMOne Day at a Time Showrunner Gloria Calderon KellettOn how the Netflix sitcom seeks to represent a variety of Latino experiences, from those in the LGBTQ community to military veterans.
June 29 2017 3:20 PMThe Represent Rose: Part 2In our latest Bachelorette recap, we discuss the feud between Lee and Kenny, check in on the Bachelor in Paradise controversy, and predict who we think will make Rachel’s final four.
June 14 2017 3:27 PMThe Represent Rose: Part 1In our first Bachelorette recap, we discuss everything that’s happened so far on ABC’s “historic” new season, which follows Rachel Lindsay’s quest for love.
June 2 2017 10:37 AMBand Aid Director and Star Zoe Lister-JonesOn her new indie comedy, music as couple’s therapy, and why she employed an all-female production crew.
May 19 2017 7:30 AMUnpacking The Handmaid’s TaleWe break down Hulu’s adaptation of the dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood with the help of Slate staff writer Katy Waldman.
May 5 2017 1:38 PMComedian Moshe KasherOn his new Comedy Central show Problematic, the legacy of The Champs podcast, and navigating discussions about race while white.
April 21 2017 12:28 PMBrown Girls Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam BaileyOn the series that have inspired them, telling queer millennials’ stories, and hiring people of color behind the camera.
April 7 2017 11:01 AMOscar-Winning Actress Marlee Matlin: The TranscriptRead a full transcript of Episode 38 of Slate Represent.
Sept. 8 2017 12:43 PMDear White People Music Supervisor Morgan RhodesOn finding the right musical cues for some of the biggest movies and TV shows of the past few years.
Aug. 30 2017 1:31 PMThe Represent Rose: The EpilogueRobin and Veralyn interview Bachelorette contestant Eric Bigger and his aunt, fan favorite Verna Myers, about life after the show and the role that race played this season.
Aug. 25 2017 12:59 PMAtypical and Yvonne Orji of InsecureWe discuss Netflix’s new autism comedy with two self-advocates. Then, Orji talks to us about auditioning for the role of Molly, her faith, and more.
Aug. 11 2017 12:46 PMWhose Streets? and Anika Noni RoseWe unpack the powerful Ferguson documentary with Slate’s chief political correspondent and talk to Rose about Power and princesses.
Aug. 4 2017 2:10 PMColumbus Director KogonadaThe prolific video essayist talks about his new feature debut starring John Cho.
July 26 2017 3:34 PMThe Represent Rose: Part 3We discuss The Bachelorette’s hometown dates and check in on how the show is balancing its fairy-tale premise with the real pressures surrounding race and dating.
July 14 2017 12:28 PMHawaii Five-0 and The Big SickWe unpack the controversy surrounding Hawaii Five-0’s recent cast departures before diving into a discussion on Kumail Nanjiani’s new romantic comedy.
June 30 2017 11:54 AMIndie Filmmaker Nefertite NguvuOn her long journey making and distributing her new film, In the Morning.
June 23 2017 7:26 AMGLOW Star Betty GilpinOn her new Netflix comedy, being typecast in Hollywood, and finding empowerment through wrestling.
June 9 2017 12:49 PMEverything, Everything Director Stella MeghieOn making the leap from indie films, the rarity of black female protagonists in YA, and addressing criticism about how her new movie portrays disability.
May 26 2017 10:43 AMThe First Black BacheloretteRachel Lindsay is looking for love on a “historic” new season.
May 12 2017 10:51 AMMaster of None Co-Creator Alan YangOn his memorable Emmys speech, the show’s love of food, and filming Season 2 in the aftermath of Trump’s election.
April 28 2017 12:14 PMLive From the Tribeca Film Festival With MTV Decoded Host Franchesca RamseyThe comedian and YouTube personality talks shutting down Twitter trolls, writing for The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, and her new Comedy Central pilot.
April 14 2017 1:01 PMInsecure Showrunner Prentice PennyOn the hit HBO comedy, how he got his start, and his new lifestyle series Upscale.
April 7 2017 11:00 AMOscar-Winning Actress Marlee MatlinOn her incredible career and advocating for deaf and disability representation on screen.

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