Kat and Bill join Jenn and Trin in answering your friendship questions.
Kat and Bill start the episode with the newer segment Y’all Trying It where they go in on Bill Clinton, the no reach pouch and conservatives canceling their Netflix accounts. They then go in on these deplorable child interment camps and those implicit in allowing/defending them. They finish up with a little Pride talk. Happy Pride Month, UnLearners!!!
Kat and Bill do a short and sweet episode for Memorial Day. They discuss the little know Black treasure, the Negro Motorist Green Handbook, that allowed Black motorist to safely road trip around the country in Jim Crow America.
Kat and Bill ditch the segments and spend the whole show discussing the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850’s influence on modern day policing and the not so recent epidemic of white people calling the police on black people for simply existing.
Kat and Bill discuss Bill Cosby’s conviction, Kanye’s journey into the sunken zone and Janelle Monae’s glorious coming out. In the main segment, they discuss the consequences of being Black in White spaces and finish discussing the first Black female soldier, Cathay Williams.
Kat and Bill introduce a new segment Breathing While Black where we talk about black people just trying to live. They then go into gender identity, queer misogyny and gender policing. They later honor Alice H. Parker for her invention that paved the way for central heating.
In honor of spring, Kat and Bill discuss the progress of this year’s goals in Slay or Nay. They then talk about rethinking the 9 to 5 and pros and cons of the gig economy. Can we change what work looks like within our generation? They finish by celebrating Black Women’s History month by featuring Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson.
Kat and Bill discuss the importance of voting and explore different family structures. Is the heteronormative American ideal of a husband, wife and 2.5 kids outdated? They also feature Navajo activist Annie Dodge Wauneka for Women’s History month.
Kat and Bill tackles the most infamous racial slur in the American vocabulary. Is it ok for white people and other non black people of color to use? Is there a difference between using it maliciously and just singing along with your favorite Kanye song? Also featured in this episode, Best Things and Trans Activist Miss Major Griffin Gracy.
In this episode, Kat and Bill bring back slay or nay because accountability matters.They dive into their feels on the opioid crisis and praise the hustle of Madam CJ Walker who continues to inspire us to live our dreams.