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Tracy McMillan on ‘UnPrisoned’

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

The Ringer

Society & Culture

4.83.5K Ratings

🗓️ 15 April 2023

⏱️ 69 minutes

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Larry is joined by writer Tracy McMillan to discuss the new Onyx Collective show ‘UnPrisoned’, currently streaming on Hulu . They begin by talking about what inspired Tracy to create such a deeply personal show and the journey she and the original script went through to get to the finalized product. They then dive deep into the process of integrating real life traumas into your art and how actors Delroy Lindo and Kerry Washington were able to add their own talents and nuances into her story (9:03). This leads to conversations about the evolution of human attachment in our society, Tracy’s connections to her incarcerated father and subsequent foster families, and how the generational trauma experienced by African-Americans manifests itself culturally (22:55). After the break Tracy breaks down how she became a relationship expert and offers tools on how to take correct actions to achieve emotional and spiritual security (43:43). They end the pod by talking about the pitfalls of abundance avoidance and the ways Tracy was changed by the process of making ‘UnPrisoned’ (1:02:27). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Tracy McMillan Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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All right, welcome back everybody.


I'm so pleased to have this person on the show, you know, because you need some healing


vibes out there in the world these days, you guys.


We need some healing vibes and this person brings them in a big way and multi in many


different ways to, you know, by being an author, writer, I think an Instagram star as


far as I'm concerned.


But she has done it in a very honest and cathartic way on Hulu has a new show called Unprison,


which is kind of based in her experiences with her father and going up, starring Carrie


Washington, Delroy Lindo.


It is the most watched show on Hulu this year, I believe, so it's really broken out.


Great, Unprison, Tracy McMillan, welcome to Black on the air.


It's such a pleasure to have you here.


Great to be here, Larry.


I'm so glad to meet you like virtually.




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