Comedian Hari Kondabolu
On his new documentary, The Problem With Apu, and how his stand-up routine changed after 9/11.
The Mindy Project and Dawn-Lyen Gardner of Queen SugarWe discuss the finale of Mindy Kaling’s once-groundbreaking rom-com series. Then, Gardner talks to us about Queen Sugar’s second season.
Q’orianka Kilcher on Portraying a Native American HeroineThe actress talks starring in Te Ata, dealing with typecasting, and how her activism influences her work.
Telling Marsha P. Johnson’s StoryWe discuss the importance of trans perspectives in filmmaking and talk to activist Victoria Cruz about her role in Netflix’s new documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson.
The Return of ScandalAs Shonda Rhimes’ game-changing drama enters its final season, we recap the premiere episode.
Strong Island Director Yance FordThe filmmaker describes the journey to making his new, deeply personal documentary about the murder of his brother, William Ford Jr.
Big Freedia Comes to SlayThe Queen of Bounce on Big Freedia Bounces Back, cultural appropriation, and the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.
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.
All I See Is You and Q’orianka Kilcher: The TranscriptRead a full transcript of Episode No. 66 of Slate Represent.
Gabourey Sidibe, Live From New OrleansThe actress talks to Aisha Harris about her role on Empire, sexism in Hollywood, and her directorial debut The Tale of Four.
Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s “Open Secret” CultureDozens of women have accused the film mogul of sexual harassment and assault. What does the fallout tell us about the industry’s power dynamics?
Fall TV RoundupOur panel of guests discusses hopes and fears about new and returning shows this season.
Bollywood Star Ali FazalOn crossing over to Hollywood, his new film Victoria & Abdul, and what it means to represent India at home and abroad.
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.