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Represent is a space for discussion, highlighting movies, TV, and online shows created by and/or about women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those in the LGBTQ community. Join Aisha Harris as she dives deep into conversations with critics about the latest pop cultural news, and filmmakers about what they do and how they do it.

Represent is a space for discussion, highlighting movies, TV, and online shows created by and/or about women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those in the LGBTQ community. Join Aisha Harris as she dives deep into conversations with critics about the latest pop cultural news, and filmmakers about what they do and how they do it.
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Represent is a space for discussion, highlighting movies, TV, and online shows created by and/or about women, people of color, people with disabilities, and those in the LGBTQ community. Join Aisha Harris as she dives deep into conversations with critics about the latest pop cultural news, and filmmakers about what they do and how they do it.

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Episodes

#85: Isle of Dogs

3/30/2018
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Aisha Harris and Mashable writer Angie Han, discuss cultural representation in Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, which is set in Japan. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyle Production by Veralyn Williams Social media: Marissa Martinelli Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:26:49

Pre-Woke Watching

3/23/2018
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Here are three of our favorite Pre-Woke Watching segments. Also, we're partnering with Slate’s video team to bring visuals to these conversations. Check out our inaugural video in this series. Hear more from actor, writer, and video producer Dylan Marron in episode 36. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyle Production by Veralyn Williams Social media:...

Duration:00:33:44

#84: A Wrinkle in Time and Representations That Hurt

3/16/2018
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Aisha Harris and producer Veralyn Williams discuss A Wrinkle in Time. And our conversation at the Speak Up, Rise Up festival with BuzzFeed’s Bim Adewunmi and Latino USA’s Antonia Cereijido about shameful representations in film and tv. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyle Production by Veralyn...

Duration:00:36:13

#83: Unpacking The Chi

3/9/2018
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Aisha Harris and writer/TV critic Jasmine Sanders take a closer look at Showtime’s The Chi and its depiction of Chicago. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. And please fill out the Slate podcast survey at slate.com/podcastsurvey. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyle Production by Veralyn Williams Social media: Marissa Martinelli Learn...

Duration:00:33:09

Oscars 2018: Here's What Went Down

3/5/2018
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Aisha Harris and Chris Lamberth, actor/comedian and host of host of the Mundane Festival podcast, recap everything that went down at the Oscars last night. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. And please fill out the Slate podcast survey at slate.com/podcastsurvey. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyle Production by Veralyn Williams Social...

Duration:00:35:50

#82: Oscar-Nominated: A Fantastic Woman, Strong Island and Lady Bird

3/2/2018
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Aisha Harris talks A Fantastic Woman, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, with Slate science intern Alex Barasch. And we revisit two conversations we had with two first-time directors who are up for big awards this Sunday: Yance Ford, whose Strong Island is nominated for Best Documentary, and Greta Gerwig, whose Lady Bird is nominated for 5 awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Original Screenplay. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. And please fill...

Duration:00:36:33

#81: Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler

2/23/2018
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Aisha Harris talks to Black Panther production designer Hannah Beachler about her process when taking on new films, creating the imagery behind Wakanda and much more. Also, Gene Demby, host of NPR’s Code Switch, comes on to discuss the hype around Black Panther. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent,...

Duration:00:58:47

Wakanda Forever

2/17/2018
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Aisha Harris is joined by producer Veralyn WIlliams and chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie for a spoiler-filled review of Black Panther. They discuss the politics of Wakanda vs. black America, what makes the movie’s fight scenes so compelling, and much more. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent,...

Duration:00:53:17

#80: Wesley Snipes Talks Blade and Black Panther

2/16/2018
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Aisha Harris chats Wesley Snipes about cult favorite, Blade and trying to bring Black Panther to the big screen more than 20 years ago. Also, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Senior programmer, Ash Clark recently, joins us to discuss their film series, Fight the Power: Black Superheroes on Film. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter:...

Duration:00:58:44

#79: Thinking About #MeToo Through Quentin Tarantino and Gloria Allred

2/9/2018
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Aisha Harris chats women's rights attorney Gloria Allred and film producer Marta Kauffman, about their new Netflix documentary, Seeing Allred, advocating for women’s and minority rights, and Gloria’s fraught relationship with the media. Also, in the wake of the current re-examination of Quentin Tarantino and his filmmaking style, Aisha and film critic Candice Frederick, discuss what it’s like to be women who love Tarantino movies. For links on what we discuss check out our show...

Duration:00:54:10

#78: "Jane the Virgin" Star Jaime Camil

2/2/2018
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Aisha Harris has a very candid conversation with Jane the Virgin's Jaime Camil about his career, the double standards for men and women in Hollywood, why studios should be trying to reach Mexican audiences, and much more. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyle Production by Veralyn Williams Social media:...

Duration:00:47:31

#77: Represent Takes On Sundance

1/26/2018
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Live from Sundance Film Festival, Aisha Harris is joined by Slate’s movie critic and Culture Gabfest host Dana Stevens. They swap Sundance stories and talk to director Sebastián Silva about his latest film, Tyrel. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyle Production by Veralyn Williams Social media: Marissa...

Duration:00:35:21

#76: Oscar Nomination Predictions and Filmmaker Charles Burnett

1/19/2018
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Aisha Harris and Mark Harris, Vulture writer and author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back, breakdown their Oscar nomination predictions. Also, Aisha talks to Charles Burnett, a revered filmmaker who emerged from the period of groundbreaking black independent filmmaking known as the LA rebellion, which took place from the late 1960s-1980s. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email:...

Duration:00:51:45

#75: Actor Bambadjan Bamba Comes Out as Undocumented

1/15/2018
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Aisha Harris talks to actor Bambadjan Bamba of Suicide Squad, The Good Place, and the upcoming Black Panther. He shares why he came out as undocumented and asks Hollywood to stand with immigrants in the industry, including those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. Learn more about Bamba’s #StandWithBamba campaign here, and read more in Slate about DACA here. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share...

Duration:00:30:15

#74: Faith-Based Film Producer DeVon Franklin

1/12/2018
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Aisha Harris talks to DeVon Franklin about his latest book, The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success, the subtle ways in which movie studios attempt to engage faith-based audiences with ostensibly secular films, and more. Also, Aisha and producer Veralyn Williams share what they consumed over the holidays. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email:...

Duration:00:48:12

#73: Hollywood Women Respond to #MeToo

1/5/2018
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Aisha Harris and Monica Castillo, New York Times film writer, discuss Time’s Up, the ambitious initiative for fighting sexual misconduct, driven by hundreds of women in the entertainment industry. Also, the latest winner of, The Great American Baking Show, Vallery Lomas, joins us to talk about her love of baking and the show's sudden cancellation after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against one of its judges. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend...

Duration:00:44:18

Rethinking "Gone With the Wind"

12/29/2017
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Aisha talks with Studio 360 about how America is finally rethinking, Gone With the Wind. Read Aisha's full article, How Movie Theaters, TV Networks, and Classrooms Are Changing the Way They Show Gone With the Wind. And you can find more from Studio 360 here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:52

#72: Represent: 2017 in Review

12/22/2017
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It’s our very last episode of 2017! To help us reflect on the year in representation, we’re joined by three friends of the show: Alex Jung, a writer for Vulture; Antonia Cereijido, a producer at Latino USA; and Tiffany Vazquez, a host at Turner Classic Movies. They recap their favorite (and least favorite) moments from 2017, try to pass Aisha’s quiz, and revisit their predictions from last year’s show. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe!...

Duration:00:58:00

#71: "She’s Gotta Have It" Writer Radha Blank

12/15/2017
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Aisha Harris chats with Radha Blank, writer and producer on Spike Lee’s Netflix series, She’s Gotta Have It. Also, Slate writer, Christina Cauterucci share’s why Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is problematic. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyle Production by Veralyn Williams Social media: Marissa...

Duration:00:58:27

#70: She's Gotta Have It and Filmmaker Greta Gerwig

12/8/2017
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Aisha Harris chats with filmmaker Greta Gerwig about how she crafted the contentious mother-daughter bond at the center of her directorial debut, Lady Bird. Also, senior editor at Mic, Erin Evan, joins is to talk, She’s Gotta Have It. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email: represent@slate.com Facebook: Slate Represent Twitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyle Production by Veralyn...

Duration:00:54:56

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