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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.
The Insecure Recap EditionWe have a spoiler-filled discussion about the emotional Season 2 ending of Issa Rae’s hit show.
Steven 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.
Atypical and Yvonne Orji of Insecure: The TranscriptRead a full transcript of Episode 57 of Slate Represent.
Detroit 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.
The 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.
Girls 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.
13 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.
One 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Band 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.
Unpacking 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.
Comedian Moshe KasherOn his new Comedy Central show Problematic, the legacy of The Champs podcast, and navigating discussions about race while white.
Brown 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.
Dear 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.
The 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.
Atypical 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.
Whose Streets? and Anika Noni RoseWe unpack the powerful Ferguson documentary with Slate’s chief political correspondent and talk to Rose about Power and princesses.
Columbus Director KogonadaThe prolific video essayist talks about his new feature debut starring John Cho.
The 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.
Hawaii 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.
Indie Filmmaker Nefertite NguvuOn her long journey making and distributing her new film, In the Morning.
GLOW Star Betty GilpinOn her new Netflix comedy, being typecast in Hollywood, and finding empowerment through wrestling.
Everything, 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.
Master 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.
Live 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.
Insecure Showrunner Prentice PennyOn the hit HBO comedy, how he got his start, and his new lifestyle series Upscale.