Jon Lovett on Crooked Media, Politics, and More
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
by The Ringer
1d ago
Larry is joined by comedian and host of 'Pod Save America' and 'Lovett or Leave It' Jon Lovett. They begin their conversation by discussing the progressive network he co-founded Crooked Media, and the tumultuous political landscape that inspired its genesis. Next, they dive into the nature of the political system and the success of some of its arbiters, notably Barack Obama, and point to the rise of Sarah Palin as the beginning of the Trump era currently dominating right wing ideology (14:48). After the break they talk about Joe Biden's presidential success, how he's being underestimated becau ..read more
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Van Lathan Jr. on ‘Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales From the Trenches of Transformation’
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
by The Ringer
1w ago
Larry is joined by journalist, Ringer contributor, and Academy Award–winning producer Van Lathan Jr. to discuss his book ‘Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales from the Trenches of Transformation.’ They start their conversation by reviewing some of their personal experiences from the past couple of years and discussing the importance of perseverance when navigating the mental roadblocks in your career. Van then recounts the emotional visit to his father's home in Baton Rouge after his death (11:00). Next, Van dives into the process of writing the book, his history with panic attacks, and the incident t ..read more
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Mina Kimes on Damar Hamlin, the State of the NFL, and Much More
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
by The Ringer
3w ago
Larry weighs in on the new year, the Speaker of the House race, and 'Harry & Meghan'. He is then joined by sports writer and analyst for ESPN's 'NFL Live', Mina Kimes. They begin their conversation by discussing the Damar Hamlin tragedy and the complications it presents, both institutionally within the NFL and ethically for the fanbase (11:17). They then dive into the current state of the league, the adjustments made to make the game safer, and the viability of football as America's primary sport moving forward (23:12). Next, Mina details how she got started in sports journalism, the acces ..read more
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Mina Kimes on Damar Hamlin, the State of the NFL, and Much More
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
by The Ringer
3w ago
Larry weighs in on the new year, the speaker of the house race, and 'Harry & Meghan'. He is then joined by sports writer and analyst for ESPN's 'NFL Live' Mina Kimes. They begin their conversation by discussing the Damar Hamlin tragedy and the complications it presents both institutionally within the NFL and ethically for the fanbase (11:17). They then dive into the current state of the league, the adjustments it's made to make the game safer, and the viability of football as America's primary sport moving forward (23:12). Next, Mina details how she got started in sports jou ..read more
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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on 'Kindred'
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
by The Ringer
1M ago
Larry begins the pod by resharing a lovely discussion he had with his daughter Lauren from an episode in 2020 where they dissect the lyrical intricacies of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and examine how the song has evolved over time. He's then joined by award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to discuss his new television show 'Kindred' streaming at FX on Hulu. They begin their conversation by talking about how the show came together, why Branden chose to adapt 'Kindred' from author Octavia Butler's impressive catalog, and the similarities between his show and the '70s TV mi ..read more
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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins on 'Kindred'
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
by The Ringer
1M ago
Larry begins the pod by resharing a lovely discussion he had with his daughter Lauren from an episode in 2020 where they dissect the lyrical intricacies of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and examine how the song has evolved over time. He's then joined by award-winning playwright and producer Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to discuss his new television show 'Kindred' streaming at FX on Hulu. They begin their conversation by talking about how the show came together, why Branden chose to adapt 'Kindred' from author Octavia Butler's impressive catalog, and the similarities between his show and t ..read more
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Phil Rosenthal on 'Somebody Feed Phil'
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
by The Ringer
1M ago
Larry weighs on the recent anti-semitic rhetoric being advertised from celebrities like Kanye West, Kyrie Irving, and Dave Chapelle before answering some of your mailbag questions. He's then joined by television writer and producer Phil Rosenthal to discuss his new book 'Somebody Feed Phil the Book', which serves as a companion to his ongoing Netflix show 'Somebody Feed Phil'. They begin by talking about how the book came together and the delicious experience at a Georgia 7-Eleven in his youth that inspired his lifelong obsession with travel and food (36:05). Phil then details how the TV show ..read more
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Phil Rosenthal on 'Somebody Feed Phil'
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
by The Ringer
1M ago
Larry weighs on the recent anti-semitic rhetoric being advertised from celebrities like Kanye West, Kyrie Irving, and Dave Chapelle before answering some of your mailbag questions. He's then joined by television writer and producer Phil Rosenthal to discuss his new book "Somebody Feed Phil the Book" which serves as a companion to his ongoing show on Netflix "Somebody Feed Phil'. They begin by talking about how the book came together and the delicious experience at a Georgia 7-11 in his youth that inspired his lifelong obsession with travel and food (36:05). Phil then details how the TV show ca ..read more
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Cari Champion on 'The Cari Champion Show' and Much More
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
by The Ringer
2M ago
Larry is joined by television personality and journalist Cari Champion. They start their conversation by discussing her new venture, 'The Cari Champion Show' on Amazon Prime Video. They then pivot to the controversial Jerry Jones photo, Lebron James's subsequent comments, and the journalistic double standards that arise in these instances (5:37). Next, they dive into the firestorm surrounding Kanye West's recent diatribes and discuss the implications and consequences of these troubling actions (30:51). After the break Cari talks about some of the challenges of being a woman in the world of spo ..read more
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Elvis Mitchell on 'Is That Black Enough For You?!?'
Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
by The Ringer
2M ago
Larry is joined by writer and filmmaker Elvis Mitchell to discuss his new documentary on Netflix, 'Is That Black Enough For You?!?', which focuses on the unsung heroes of African-American cinema during the 1960s and '70s. They begin their conversation by talking about the genesis of the project and some of the legendary actors who serve as inspiration for the film's focus, particularly Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte. Next, they examine how the psychological dynamics and representation presented in films like 'Cotton Comes To Harlem', 'Night of the Living Dead', and 'Uptight' were flashpoin ..read more
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