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 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.
This week in science: Kat and Mesha discuss the March for Science and why you should be good to your mother… mother earth. In their main topic, they try to figure out whether millennials are too sensitive. At a party? Hear someone say something racist/homophobic/ableist/sexist? Is it worth it to confront that person in a social setting even if you may never see them again? Lastly, Kat and Mesha ends Black Women’s History Month with highlighting CNN correspondent Angela Rye and her sick side eye game.
Kat and Mesha try to figure out how a spouse can be considered a family member when you have a romantic relationship. They also ponder the relationship between street harassment and gender performance through clothing. They spotlight US Rep Maxine Waters and her general slayage.
Mesha high key shames Kat in this month’s slay or nay. They then attempt to understand how their past has contributed to their negative emotions around food and fitness. Finally, they feature Jessamyn Stanley, a body positive, plus sized black fitness queen that shows us that every body is a yoga body.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Black Women’s History Month! April will be jam packed with features of some awesome Black women you may not know about. In this special minisode, Kat responds to listener’s comments on whether Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was transphobic in a recent interview. We also feature Black Trans activist Marsha P. Johnson.
It’s our book club episode! Kat and Mesha discuss Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Beyonce because, you know, it’s Beyonce.
Kat and Mesha chat about gentrification and tell Phil Mushnick where he can stick it.