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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 cri...Show More
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Rethinking "Gone With the Wind"

12:47 | Dec 29th, 2017

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 36...Show More
Represent Lovefest

1:22:54 | Jun 8th, 2018

It really is hard, but Aisha, Veralyn, and Marissa say goodbye. Aisha talks to her dad, Hartford Courant columnist Frank Harris III, there is a final quiz and the Represent team reminisce.For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a f...Show More
#89: Filmmakers Leslie Harris and Nikyatu Jusu

54:45 | Jun 1st, 2018

Aisha Harris talks to two black female filmmakers at different points in their careers: veteran director Leslie Harris, who helmed the cult classic Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. and up-and-coming filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu.For links on what we discuss ...Show More
The Represent Rose: The Royal Wedding

42:29 | May 22nd, 2018

Slate producer Veralyn Williams and Robin M. Boylorn, an associate professor at the University of Alabama and member of the Crunk Feminist Collective, unpack the blackness of Harry and Meghan’s wedding, from Doria Ragland’s dreadlocks to Bishop Micha...Show More
#88: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding

33:35 | May 11th, 2018

Aisha talks to Kristen Meinzer, co-host of When Meghan Met Harry about her obsession with the royals and makes a case for why skeptics should care about this royal love connection. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend t...Show More
#87: Dear White People Creator Justin Simien

47:09 | May 4th, 2018

Aisha Harris talks to filmmaker Justin Simien about making season two of his Netflix series, Dear White People. For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/representEmail: represen...Show More
#86: Comedians Hari and Ashok Kondabolu

32:55 | Apr 27th, 2018

Comedians Hari and Ashok Kondabolu chat with Aisha about their new podcast, The Kondabolu Brothers, their pre-woke watching stories, and Hari responses to The Simpsons’ latest Apu episode.Note: This conversation took place the day before Hank Azaria ...Show More
#85: Isle of Dogs

28:57 | Mar 30th, 2018

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/repre...Show More
Pre-Woke Watching

33:53 | Mar 23rd, 2018

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 Mar...Show More
#84: A Wrinkle in Time and Representations That Hurt

36:21 | Mar 16th, 2018

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 wh...Show More
#83: Unpacking The Chi

36:10 | Mar 9th, 2018

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...Show More
What Went Down at the 2018 Oscars

36:20 | Mar 5th, 2018

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 sur...Show More
#82: Oscar-Nominated: A Fantastic Woman, Strong Island and Lady Bird

39:03 | Mar 2nd, 2018

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 Str...Show More
#81: Black Panther Production Designer Hannah Beachler

1:01:09 | Feb 23rd, 2018

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 Bl...Show More
Wakanda Forever

53:17 | Feb 17th, 2018

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 compellin...Show More
#80: Wesley Snipes Talks Blade and Black Panther

59:39 | Feb 16th, 2018

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, F...Show More
#79: Thinking About #MeToo Through Quentin Tarantino and Gloria Allred

54:52 | Feb 9th, 2018

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 ...Show More
#78: "Jane the Virgin" Star Jaime Camil

47:26 | Feb 2nd, 2018

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...Show More
#77: Represent Takes On Sundance

36:03 | Jan 26th, 2018

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 ou...Show More
#76: Oscar Nomination Predictions and Filmmaker Charles Burnett

52:33 | Jan 19th, 2018

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 groundbreak...Show More
#75: Actor Bambadjan Bamba Comes Out as Undocumented

32:40 | Jan 15th, 2018

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 Ac...Show More
#74: Faith-Based Film Producer DeVon Franklin

49:00 | Jan 12th, 2018

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...Show More
#73: Hollywood Women Respond to #MeToo

45:06 | Jan 5th, 2018

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 More
#72: Represent: 2017 in Review

1:00:23 | Dec 22nd, 2017

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 Class...Show More
#71: "She’s Gotta Have It" Writer Radha Blank

1:00:50 | Dec 15th, 2017

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 ou...Show More
#70: She's Gotta Have It and Filmmaker Greta Gerwig

57:22 | Dec 8th, 2017

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 wha...Show More
#69: Coco and Portrayals of Latinos in Animation

50:13 | Nov 24th, 2017

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...Show More
Weinstein Accusers in Conversation

59:34 | Nov 21st, 2017

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 ther...Show More
#68: Comedian Hari Kondabolu

54:48 | Nov 17th, 2017

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 sh...Show More
#67: The Mindy Project and Queen Sugar's Dawn-Lyen Gardner

56:24 | Nov 10th, 2017

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 Ramanath...Show More
#66: Actress Q’orianka Kilcher on Portraying a Native American Heroine

57:24 | Nov 3rd, 2017

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 t...Show More
#65: Live with Actress Gabourey Sidibe

48:15 | Oct 27th, 2017

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 fr...Show More
#64: Telling Marsha P. Johnson’s Story

42:32 | Oct 20th, 2017

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 tr...Show More
Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s “Open Secret” Culture

28:10 | Oct 17th, 2017

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 ...Show More
The Return of Scandal

30:35 | Oct 7th, 2017

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...Show More
#63: Fall TV Roundup

48:35 | Oct 6th, 2017

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....Show More
#62: “Strong Island” Director Yance Ford

57:17 | Sep 29th, 2017

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 nationa...Show More
#61: Bollywood Star Ali Fazal

42:31 | Sep 22nd, 2017

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 ...Show More
#60: Big Freedia Comes To Slay

34:02 | Sep 15th, 2017

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 p...Show More
The "Insecure" Recap Edition

37:08 | Sep 12th, 2017

Aisha Harris, Slate producer Veralyn Williams and Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D, Associate Professor at The University of Alabama and member of the Crunk Feminist Collective discuss the emotional end to Season 2 of Issa Rae’s hit show.For links on what we d...Show More
#59: “Dear White People” Music Supervisor Morgan Rhodes

51:20 | Sep 8th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Morgan Rhodes, a music supervisor whose curated sounds on some of the biggest movies and TV shows of the last few years, including Selma, Netflix’s Dear White People, and Queen Sugar. Also, we’ve got a brand new Recognize, in ho...Show More
#58: Steven Universe’s Ian Jones-Quartey On His New Show, O.K. K.O.!

49:23 | Sep 1st, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Steven Universe’s Ian Jones-Quartey about his new Cartoon Network show, OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes. Also, we give a slow handclap to Ed Skrein for setting himself apart from other white actors, casted as Asian characters in a majo...Show More
The Represent Rose: The Epilogue

52:02 | Aug 30th, 2017

Bachelorette contestant Eric Bigger and his aunty Vernā Myers chat’s with Slate producer Veralyn Williams and Doctor Robin M. Boylorn, Associate Professor at The University of Alabama and member of the Crunk Feminist Collective.For links on what we d...Show More
#57: "Atypical" and "Insecure" Star Yvonne Orji

54:48 | Aug 25th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Yvonne Orji, aka Insecure’s Molly, about Season 2 and much more. Also, Timotheus Gordon Jr., the creator of the blog, Black Autist, and Sara Luterman, founder and editor of, NOS magazine, tell us why the Netflix series, Atypical...Show More
#56: "Detroit" and “Lemon” Filmmaker Janicza Bravo

1:02:24 | Aug 18th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks Janicza Bravo, about her new movie Lemon, challenging what it means to be a black female filmmaker, and directing that great episode of Atlanta, "Juneteenth." Also, Slate’s Chief Political Correspondent, Jamelle Bouie joins us for ...Show More
#55: "Whose Streets?" and Actress Anika Noni Rose

1:02:50 | Aug 11th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to the incredibly talented Anika Noni Rose, aka the voice of Disney’s first black Princess, Tiana, about her latest, game-changing role on the hit Starz series, Power. Also, Slate’s Chief Political Correspondent, Jamelle Bouie join...Show More
The Represent Rose: Part 4

56:27 | Aug 9th, 2017

Slate producer Veralyn Williams and Robin M. Boylorn, Ph.D, Associate Professor at The University of Alabama and member of the Crunk Feminist Collective, recap the final two episodes of The Bachelorette.For links on what we discuss check out our show...Show More
#54: Prolific Video Essayist-Turned-Filmmaker Kogonada

58:29 | Aug 4th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks prolific video essayist-turned-feature-filmmaker Kogonada on his first feature film, Columbus, the difficulties of trying to sell a film with an Asian lead, and the story behind his mysterious moniker. Also, we highlight the short ...Show More
#53: Girls Trip and Showrunner Monica-Owusu Breen

1:00:44 | Jul 28th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to showrunner Monica-Owusu Breen about her new show Midnight, Texas, a supernatural ensemble drama on NBC, based on the book series by True Blood author Charlaine Harris. Also, Brittany Luse, host of The Nod podcast, joins us to to...Show More
The Represent Rose: Part 3

1:01:18 | Jul 26th, 2017

The Bachelorette recap (episode 7-9) with Slate producer Veralyn Williams and Doctor Robin M. Boylorn, Associate Professor at The University of Alabama and member of the Crunk Feminist Collective.For links on what we discuss check out our show page. ...Show More
#52: 13 Reasons Why and Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?

55:44 | Jul 21st, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Slate video producer Aymann Ismail about his new video series, Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?, which seeks to uncover new and different perspectives on Muslim American identity today. Also, producer Veralyn Williams and our soci...Show More
#51: Hawaii Five-0 Controversy and The Big Sick

55:17 | Jul 14th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks Kumail Nanjiani’s romantic comedy, The Big Sick with Ahmed Akbar, host of BuzzFeed’s podcast, See Something Say Something. And Vulture writer, Alex Jung comes on to discusses the reports of unequal pay on Hawaii Five-0.For links on...Show More
#50: “One Day at a Time” Showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett

1:00:03 | Jul 7th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Gloria Calderon Kellett, the showrunner for One Day at a Time, about how the show pulls from her personal life and Latinx representation on screen. And in our Pre-Woke Watching segment, Panoply producer Renee Richardson reflects...Show More
#49: Indie Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu

59:07 | Jun 30th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to up-and-coming filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu, about her film, In the Morning, on the love life and friendships of a group of black professional Brooklynites. And writer Corey Atad joins us to discuss Sofia Coppola’s latest film, The ...Show More
The Represent Rose: Part 2

54:48 | Jun 29th, 2017

The Bachelorette recap (episode 4-6) with Slate producer Veralyn Williams and Doctor Robin M. Boylorn, Associate Professor at The University of Alabama and member of the Crunk Feminist Collective.For links on what we discuss check out our show page. ...Show More
#48: "GLOW" Star Betty Gilpin

49:10 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Betty Gilpin about starring in the new Netflix comedy GLOW, being typecast in Hollywood, and finding empowerment through wrestling. And in our Pre-Woke Watching segment, Slate’s science editor Susan Matthews reflects upon a show...Show More
More from Brown Girls creators Fatimah & Sam Bailey

05:49 | Jun 16th, 2017

Represent is talking a break this week, but we are also celebrating Brown Girls creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey development deal with HBO! Read all about it here. Check out our conversation with Fatimah and Sam on episode 40. And here's a clip...Show More
The Represent Rose: Part 1

45:48 | Jun 13th, 2017

The Bachelorette recap (episode 1-3) with Slate producer Veralyn Williams and Doctor Robin M. Boylorn, Associate Professor at The University of Alabama and member of the Crunk Feminist Collective.For links on what we discuss check out our show page. ...Show More
#47: "Everything, Everything" Director Stella Meghie

58:02 | Jun 9th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Stella Meghie, the director behind the Amandla Stenberg–starred big screen adaptation of YA best-seller, Everything, Everything. But first, the Washington Post’s Alyssa Rosenberg joins us to discuss what Wonder Woman's super box...Show More
#46: "Band Aid" Director and Star Zoe Lister-Jones

50:58 | Jun 2nd, 2017

On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris talks to Zoe Lister-Jones about writing, directing, and starring in her new indie comedy Band Aid. But first, Slate producer Veralyn Williams makes a compelling case for why the recently canceled Sense8 dese...Show More
#45: The First Black Bachelorette

49:03 | May 26th, 2017

Aisha Harris, Andrea Silenzi (Why Oh Why, Host), and Kara Brown (Jezebel’s Senior Writer) talk ABC’s “historic” move to make Rachel Lindsay the first black Bachelorette. And on our Recognize segment, Slate’s editorial assistant and Represent’s social...Show More
#44: Unpacking “The Handmaid’s Tale”

53:58 | May 19th, 2017

Aisha Harris and Slate staff writer, Katy Waldman, break down Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.lin...Show More
#43: “Master of None” Co-creator Alan Yang

51:38 | May 12th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Master of None co-creator Alan Yang about everything from making season 2 in the midst of Trump’s election to his memorable Emmy speech last year.For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! ...Show More
#42: Comedian Moshe Kasher

53:24 | May 5th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Comedian Moshe Kasher about his new Comedy Central show Problematic, the legacy of The Champs podcast, and being a white guy who talks openly about race. And on our Recognize segment, Panoply Producer and By The Book host, Krist...Show More
#41: Live with MTV Decoded Host Franchesca Ramsey

59:41 | Apr 28th, 2017

On this episode Represent is live from the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival! And Aisha Harris talks to MTV Decoded star Franchesca Ramsey about her mission to heal America through brutal comedy.For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a f...Show More
#40: Brown Girls Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey

49:50 | Apr 21st, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Brown Girls writer Fatimah Asghar and director Sam Bailey about their critically-acclaimed web series. And Every Single Word creator Dylan Marron shares his “Pre-Woke Watching” story.For links on what we discuss check out our sh...Show More
#39: "Insecure" Showrunner Prentice Penny

50:06 | Apr 14th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to writer and showrunner Prentice Penny about his work on the hit HBO series Insecure and his new TruTV lifestyle series Upscale.For links on what we discuss check out our show page. Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: meg...Show More
#38: Oscar-Winning Actress Marlee Matlin

47:21 | Apr 7th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to actress and deaf advocate Marlee Matlin about her 30+ years in Hollywood, including her recent guest spot on Season 2 of The Magicians. And Slate Web designer Derreck Johnson shares his “Pre-Woke Watching” story.For links on wha...Show More
#37: Whitewashing in "Ghost In The Shell"

59:08 | Mar 31st, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Inkoo Kang of MTV News and Alex Jung of Vulture about recent whitewashing controversies over casting in Ghost In The Shell. And in our second installment of Recognize, producer Veralyn Williams discusses, Big Little Lies.For lin...Show More
#36: “Every Single Word” Creator Dylan Marron

57:48 | Mar 24th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Dylan Marron, the creator of the viral video series cataloging dialogue in popular movies spoken by people of color, Every Single Word. And co-host John Raphael Oliveira of A Brit And A Yank, comes on to discuss Disney’s live-ac...Show More
#35: Underground's Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Amirah Vann

51:07 | Mar 17th, 2017

Producer Veralyn Williams steps into the interviewer’s chair and talks to the stars of WGN’s Underground, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Amirah Vann. And host Aisha Harris talks American Housewives with Slate Managing Producer June Thomas.For links on what...Show More
#34: "The Last Laugh" Director Ferne Pearlstein

56:03 | Mar 10th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to director and cinematographer Ferne Pearlstein about her new documentary The Last Laugh. And Slate culture intern David Canfield comes on to talk ABC’s four-part miniseries When We Rise. The Last Laugh is currently in theaters. C...Show More
#33: Unpacking Jordan Peele's "Get Out"

55:53 | Mar 3rd, 2017

Aisha Harris and Slate’s chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie have a spoiler-filled discussion of Get Out, the directorial debut of Jordan Peele. And Valerie Woodward Srinivasan, Panoply Software Engineer shares her “Pre-Woke Watching” story.F...Show More
#32: What Went Down at the Oscars

27:13 | Feb 27th, 2017

Aisha Harris and producer Veralyn Williams recap everything that went down at the Oscars last night.Email: represent@slate.comFacebook: Slate RepresentTwitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyleProduction by Veralyn WilliamsLearn more about your ad ch...Show More
#31: Comedians/Writers W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery

52:55 | Feb 24th, 2017

Aisha Harris is joined by comedians and writers W. Kamau Bell and Kevin Avery, hosts of the Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period podcast, to look back on the historic Oscars night when Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, and Sidney ...Show More
#30: Moonlight Editor Joi McMillon

58:06 | Feb 17th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Moonlight co-editor Joi McMillon about her path to becoming the first black woman to be nominated for an Oscar in her field—and only the second black person ever nominated in the Best Film Editing category. But first, on this we...Show More
#29: Filmmaker and Former Black Panther Jamal Joseph

56:45 | Feb 10th, 2017

Slate culture writer Aisha Harris talks to filmmaker, educator, and former Black Panther Jamal Joseph about his new film, Chapter and Verse. And this week in, Guess Who’s Coming to Oscar, we talk the 1957 Oscar-winning film Sayonara with Phil Yu of t...Show More
#28: Filmmaker Raoul Peck

1:00:24 | Feb 3rd, 2017

Slate culture writer Aisha Harris talks to filmmaker and activist Raoul Peck about his Oscar-nominated James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro. We also kick off our monthlong series, Guess Who’s Coming to Oscar, and revisit Dances With Wolves w...Show More
#27: #OscarsSoWhite Creator April Reign

56:17 | Jan 27th, 2017

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to April Reign about how she inadvertently started the #OscarsSoWhite movement and what work still needs to be done. Also, Slate Double X writer, Christina Cauterucci comes on to chat about Hidden Figures and ...Show More
#26: (A)sexual star and director David Jay and Angela Tucker

37:46 | Jan 20th, 2017

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to David Jay and Angela Tucker, the star and director, respectively, of the 2011 documentary (A)sexual; as well as three members of the asexuals community.This week, Represent is brought to you by Blue Apron. ...Show More
#25: One Day at a Time's Rita Moreno

44:20 | Jan 13th, 2017

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to Rita Moreno about her new Netflix show, One Day at a Time, overcoming depression, and being a Latina woman in Hollywood.Check out:-Rita Moreno performances schedule: A series of lectures and cabaret-Popular...Show More
#24: Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

51:20 | Jan 6th, 2017

Aisha Harris talks to Ruth E. Carter about  designing costumes for Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, Joss Whedon’s Serenity, and more. And A.C. Valdez, Panoply Senior Producer shares his “Pre-Woke Watching” story.For links on what we discuss check out ...Show More
#23: Represent: 2016 in Review

1:00:18 | Dec 30th, 2016

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris is joined by guest co-hosts Alex Jung (Vulture writer), Antonia Cereijido (Latino USA producer), and Tiffany Vazquez (Turner Classic Movies host) to look back on the Pluses and Deltas on 2016 with a quiz, laughs, an...Show More
#22: More on Disney’s Moana with Nate Chinen

17:18 | Dec 23rd, 2016

More from our conversation on Moana, Disney’s new musical film inspired by Polynesian mythology, with New York Times and Jazz Times music writer, Nate Chinen. Check out:-Represent’s Moana episode: Disney and Representation-Slate: A Whole New World by...Show More
#21: Search Party’s Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers

49:19 | Dec 16th, 2016

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris dives into the new TBS series Search Party, with show creators Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers. And talks Issa Rae’s long-awaited HBO series, Insecure with Jezebel staff writer, Kara Brown.Check out:-Aisha tal...Show More
#20: Better Things' Pamela Adlon

45:34 | Dec 9th, 2016

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to Pamela Adlon about her career and semi-autobiographical FX series, Better Things. And we share our second edition of our “Pre-Woke Watching” segment.Check out:-Slate: Pamela Adlon’s new show is like a brash...Show More
#19: Disney and Representation: Moana and Floyd Norman

56:59 | Dec 2nd, 2016

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris digs into Moana, Disney’s new musical film inspired by Polynesian mythology, with New York Times and Jazz Times music writer, Nate Chinen. Then we talk to Disney’s first black animator, Floyd Norman about working fo...Show More
Thanksgiving Message

02:11 | Nov 25th, 2016

Tell a friend to subscribe! Share this link: megaphone.link/SM8516057600Email: represent@slate.comFacebook: Slate RepresentTwitter: @SlateRepresent, @craftingmystyleProduction by Veralyn WilliamsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad...Show More
#18: Comedian and Actress Kathy Griffin

47:30 | Nov 18th, 2016

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to Comedian and Actress Kathy Griffin about her start, how she handles rejection and criticism in an industry that’s especially harsh to women, and her new book, Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z index...Show More
#17: TV/Filmmaker Nisha Ganatra

59:39 | Nov 11th, 2016

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to industry vet Nisha Ganatra about her directing career, and her work on a slew of TV shows, including Transparent, Mr. Robot, and the new FX series, Better Things. And guest co-host John Raphael Oliveira, co...Show More
#16: Good Girls Revolt's Joy Bryant

24:52 | Nov 4th, 2016

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to actress Joy Bryant about her role as the groundbreaking attorney Eleanor Holmes Norton, in the new Amazon series, Good Girls Revolt.Check out:Slate’s The Good Girls Revolt Trailer Shows the Dangers of Sexis...Show More
#15: “Moonlight” filmmaker Barry Jenkins

59:26 | Oct 28th, 2016

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to filmmaker Barry Jenkins about his much buzzed about new film, Moonlight. And Latino USA producer Antonia Cereijido returns to talk season 3 of Jane the Virgin. Check out:AV Club’s Jane The Virgin gets used ...Show More
#14: "9 to 5" writer Patricia Resnick discusses her 40+ years working in Hollywood

37:13 | Oct 21st, 2016

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to film/tv writer, Patricia Resnick, about working in Hollywood in the 70s and 80s, ageism and sexism in the industry, and the legacy of one of the most celebrated feminist comedies of all time, 9 to 5.Check o...Show More
#13: The Birth of a Nation Edition

56:03 | Oct 14th, 2016

Slate’s culture writer Aisha Harris and chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie discuss the very controversial awards season contender, Nate Parker’s the Birth of a Nation.Check out what we mentioned:-Aisha’s piece in Slate, “In the Birth of a Na...Show More
#12: Cord Jefferson discusses his journey from journalist to TV writer

45:21 | Oct 7th, 2016

Slate culture writer Aisha Harris talks to former Gawker editor–turned–TV writer Cord Jefferson, writer for the dearly departed the Nightly Show and upcoming Season 2 of Master of None.Check out:-Cord Jefferson on NBC: “When will moderate whites cond...Show More
#11: "Spa Night" lead Joe Seo on being a working Asian American actor

1:01:45 | Sep 30th, 2016

Slate culture writer, Aisha Harris talks to actor Joe Seo about his new film, Spa Night, and Vulture writer Alex Jung comes on to chat race and class in Season 3 of Transparent.Check out:-Radio Raheem’s “love, hate” monologue in Do the Right Thing-Wi...Show More
#10: Writer-director Justin Tipping talks "making a film with no white people"

37:28 | Sep 23rd, 2016

Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris talks to writer/director Justin Tipping about his new movie, Kicks which tells the story of 15 year old Brandon, who goes on a dangerous mission through Oakland to retrieve his “fresh to death” pair of Air Jordans, ...Show More
#9: "Crash" director Paul Haggis reflects on his 2005 film

34:12 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris talks to writer-director Paul Haggis, of 2005’s Crash, one the most derided Best Picture Oscar winners, ever.Check out what the critics had to say:-Worst Movie Of The Decade by Ta-Nehisi Coates-Crash and Fizzle by D...Show More
#8: Director Kamala Lopez on ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment

59:09 | Sep 16th, 2016

Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris sits down with actress, filmmaker, and activist Kamala Lopez, about her new documentary, Equal Means Equal, which advocates hard for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment; and talks Donald Glover and his ne...Show More
#7: Actor/transgender activist Jen Richards talks Matt Bomer in "Anything"

28:09 | Sep 13th, 2016

Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris talks to writer/actor and transgender activist, Jen Richards, about Magic Mike star Matt Bomer being cast in the role of a transgender sex worker in the upcoming film, Anything.Check out: -Emmy nominated, Her Story-...Show More
#6: MTV actor Nicole Byer on being a black female comedian on social media

44:36 | Sep 9th, 2016

Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris talks to MTV actor/comedian Nicole Byer, lead in her new semi-autobiographical new sitcom, Loosely Exactly Nicole. They chat about the show and some of the minor controversy it stirred, as well as frustrating castin...Show More
#5: Comedy vet Craig Robinson talks 'Morris From America'

1:03:57 | Sep 2nd, 2016

Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris explores coming-of-age stories from the perspective of people of color. She talks to comedy vet Craig Robinson, about his new indie dramedy, Morris From America; and delves into the new Netflix show The Get Down, wi...Show More
#4: Larry Wilmore on the end of "The Nightly Show"

23:47 | Aug 22nd, 2016

Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris talks to Larry Wilmore about the cancellation of The Nightly Show and the state of late-night television. Check out:-Watch Larry Wilmore Respond to Nightly Show Cancellation, Declare That “Racism Is Solved”Tell a fr...Show More
#3: Journalist-turned filmmaker David Farrier on the world of tickling

1:00:08 | Aug 19th, 2016

Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris talks to New Zealand journalist-turned-filmmaker, David Farrier, about his documentary, Tickled; and she discusses the “ethnic humor” in Seth Rogen’s animated food romp, Sausage Party, with guest co-host and one-hal...Show More
#2: Director Meera Menon talks women on screen

1:03:29 | Aug 5th, 2016

Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris talks depicting women on screen with Equity director, Meera Menon; and discusses the cross-racial voice-over casting of the Netflix original animated series, BoJack Horseman with guest co-host and Vulture writer, Al...Show More
#1: Robert Townsend on his remarkable filmmaking career

1:02:47 | Jul 22nd, 2016

Slate Culture Writer, Aisha Harris kicks things off by discussing the new Ghostbusters movie with guest co-host & Another Round producer, Antonia Cereijida. Aisha also sits down with actor, comedian, and filmmaker Robert Townsend.Tell a friend to sub...Show More
Coming Soon: Represent

04:29 | Jul 15th, 2016

Represent is a space for discussion, highlighting movies, tv and online shows created by and/or about women, people of color, and those in the LGBTQ community. Join Slate's Aisha Harris as she dives deep into conversations with critics about the late...Show More