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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

#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


#69: Coco and Portrayals of Latinos in Animation

11/24/2017
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On this episode of Represent inspired by Disney-Pixar’s new movie Coco, Aisha Harris talks to film critic Carlos Aguilar about how Latinos have historically been portrayed in animation. Then, Antonia Cereijido, a producer at Latino USA, joins to chat about Coco and whether or not it succeeds as a representation of Mexican culture. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email:...

Duration: 00:48:18


Weinstein Accusers in Conversation

11/21/2017
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Three women who spoke out about Harvey Weinstein—Alice Evans, Katherine Kendall, and Tomi-Ann Roberts—sit down together with Slate’s editor-in-chief, Julia Turner, to discuss the movement they helped start, whether it’s gone too far, and whether there could ever be a satisfying apology. For a transcript of this conversation, go to Slate.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 00:59:39


#68: Comedian Hari Kondabolu

11/17/2017
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Aisha Harris chats with comedian Hari Kondabolu about his new documentary, The Problem With Apu. Also, Slate producers Veralyn Williams and Ben Frisch join us to share their own personal "Apu" characters. 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: 00:52:52


#67: The Mindy Project and Queen Sugar's Dawn-Lyen Gardner

11/10/2017
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Aisha Harris chats season two of OWN’s Queen Sugar, with Dawn-Lyen Gardner, who plays middle child Charley Bordelon on the hit drama, centered around a trio of estranged siblings living in rural Louisiana. Also, the Washington Post’s Lavanya Ramanathan and Splinter's Isha Aran joins us to discuss the legacy of The Mindy Project. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email:...

Duration: 00:54:27


#66: Actress Q’orianka Kilcher on Portraying a Native American Heroine

11/3/2017
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Aisha Harris chats with actress and activist Q’orianka Kilcher about starring in Te’Ata, a biographical film about the life of Te’Ata Fisher, a Chickasaw Nation citizen who helped tell the stories of Native Americans through her performances across the country throughout much of the 20th Century. Also, Represent’s social media assistant, Marissa Martinelli, and an entrepreneur and movie fan, Oni Hartstein, join us to discuss a trope that has popped up in multiple movies this year-- a blind...

Duration: 00:55:28


#65: Live with Actress Gabourey Sidibe

10/27/2017
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Aisha Harris talks to actress Gabourey Sidibe live from the New Orleans Film Festival, about her directorial debut, the short film, The Tale of Four, sexism in the industry, 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: Marissa Martinelli Learn more...

Duration: 00:45:05


#64: Telling Marsha P. Johnson’s Story

10/20/2017
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Aisha Harris talks to trans Activist Victoria Cruz about her role in the Netflix documentary, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Also, Slate’s Evan Urquhart joins us to unpack the controversy the documentary has ignited over who gets to tell trans stories. 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: 00:39:22


Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s “Open Secret” Culture

10/17/2017
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Aisha Harris is joined by Slate’s movie critic Dana Stevens and science editor Susan Matthews to discuss fallout from the scandal that has engulfed film producer Harvey Weinstein. 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...

Duration: 00:27:00


The Return of Scandal

10/6/2017
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On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris, Slate producer Veralyn Williams and writer Demetria Lucas D'Oyley recap the premiere episode of Scandal’s final season. 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....

Duration: 00:28:55


#63: Fall TV Roundup

10/6/2017
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Aisha Harris, Black Girl Nerds contributor Jacqueline Coley, Vulture writer Alex Jung, and Turner Classic Movies host Tiffany Vazquez talk representation in the new and returning TV shows this fall-- with a bit of debate, a pop quiz, and predictions. 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...

Duration: 00:43:55


#62: “Strong Island” Director Yance Ford

9/29/2017
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Aisha Harris sits down with Yance Ford, director of the stunning and incredibly personal Netflix documentary, Strong Island. And Indiewire editor, Kate Erbland, joins us to discuss the numerous sexual assault allegations connected to both the national theater chain Alamo Drafthouse and the long-running pop culture website, Ain’t It Cool News. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent Email:...

Duration: 00:52:37


#61: Bollywood Star Ali Fazal

9/22/2017
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Aisha Harris sits down with Bollywood star Ali Fazal to discuss his new film, Victoria & Abdul, in which he stars opposite Judi Dench. And Slate staff writer Christina Cauterucci shares her “Pre-Woke Watching” story, about a little-known Disney film called The Ugly Dachshund. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/represent It’s pledge season on Slate podcasts! Show your support for Represent—and get ad-free...

Duration: 00:37:52


#60: Big Freedia Comes To Slay

9/15/2017
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Aisha Harris sits down with Big Freedia, Queen of Bounce to discuss the latest season of her Fuse show, Big Freedia Bounces Back, cultural appropriation, and the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina. 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: 00:30:52

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