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Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.

137 Episodes

Episode 113: Our 2017 Kwanzaa Spectacular!

Join us for our second annual Kwanzaa Spectacular, live at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY!  First, NPR Code Switch host Gene Demby brings us some forgotten Kwanzaa principles.  Then MacArthur Genius and New York Times investigative reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones celebrates the silver linings of 2017.  And later, DJ extraordinaire Donwill serenades us with some Kwanzaa carols.  Plus a Kwanzaa tale, Drunken Debates, some special guests, and more! Follow Nikole Hannah-Jones at @nhannahjones. Follow Gene Demby at @GeeDee215. Follow Donwill at @donwill.   Follow Heben: @heavenrants Follow Tracy: @brokeymcpoverty Follow Another Round: @anotherround Email us: [email protected] Check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/anotherround Keep following us on all of the things so we can keep you up to date on things to come <3    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 December 2017

Episode 112: Dearest Y'all, We Have Some News

We get our tarot cards read and make an announcement about our future.   Keep following us on all of the things so we can keep you up to date on what's to come <3Follow Haylin Belay at @haylinnnnnn and subscribe to her newsletter, My Feminism Involves Witchcraft.Follow Heben: @heavenrantsFollow Tracy: @brokeymcpovertyFollow Another Round: @anotherroundEmail us: [email protected] out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/anotherroundAdditional music by Lee Rosevere from the Free Music Archive.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 December 2017

Episode 111: Cream of the Crop (with Dodai Stewart)

This week, writer and editor Dodai Stewart chats with us about everything from Korean dramas to dating in New York to iPhone games to drug stores in different countries, and more.  Come for insightful commentary on the state of digital media, stay for the puns.Follow Dodai Stewart at @dodaistewart.Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2017

Episode 75: Citizen's Arrest (Encore)

With the holiday season comes more awkward conversations with family, so we're bringing you an encore episode of our first ever call-in show where you, dear listeners, share with us how you're talking gender, race, politics, and more with your parents, aunties, in-laws, step-siblings, nephews, and more. And guess what: it's really hard! And messy! And you're not alone! We also got our homie Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch on the line to talk through the now-public email exchange between Margaret Cho and Tilda Swinton about whitewashed Hollywood roles. It's a vintage beef that highlights the ever-relevant question: when will white folks stop making people of color do undue emotional labor? And come to our Kwanzaa Spectacular live at the Bell House at 8pm on December 8th - get your tickets here.  Email us: [email protected]  Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty  Follow Gene Demby at @geedee215 and @nprcodeswitch  Sign up for our newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter  Check out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 December 2017

Episode 38: Let Black Girls Be Funny (with Janelle James) - Encore

Janelle James stops by the stude to chat with us about her new comedy album, Black and Mild, and we plan Girls Trip 2.  Then we bring you an encore episode featuring an interview with Janelle, the debut of a segment called White Devil's Advocate, and Stacy's Career Corner (during which Tracy finds an unexpected Google result...!). And come to our Kwanzaa Spectacular live at the Bell House at 8pm on December 8th - get your tickets here. Follow Janelle James at @janellejcomic. Follow Stacy-Marie Ishmael at @s_m_i.   Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty "Hit Me On The Buzz" courtesy of Soul Creator: https://soundcloud.com/soulcreator

Transcribed - Published: 29 November 2017

Episode 110: Wheatgrass in Your Ass (with Jenifer Lewis)

This week, we bring to you our conversation with living legend, Jenifer Lewis.  You know her from your favorite sitcoms like Fresh Prince, Girlfriends, and most recently, Black-ish, as well as iconic films like What’s Love Got to Do With It? (playing Angela Bassett’s mother), The Preacher’s Wife (as Whitney Houston’s mom), and Poetic Justice (as Tupac’s mom).  She has a new memoir out, fittingly called The Mother of Black Hollywood.  She chats with us about her illustrious career, navigating bipolar disorder, and learning how to properly self-care.  Plus, she shares with us some valuable insight on whether or not Tom Hanks is a black man, and you might hear her sing a song or three with Tracy (!).  Follow Jenifer Lewis at @JeniferLewis.   Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Check out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.comAnd come to our second annual Kwanzaa Spectacular at The Bell House in Brooklyn on Friday, December 8th at 8pm.  You can get your tickets here.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 November 2017

Episode 109: #MeToo (with Stacy-Marie Ishmael)

This week, professional rabble-rouser Stacy-Marie Ishmael is back in the stude with Stacy's Career Corner. She responds to a range of listener questions, from what to do when you're labelled a "feminazi" at work, to how to handle white male bosses with unchecked power. Plus, we discuss sexual harassment, #MeToo, and fighting back.Follow Stacy-Marie Ishmael: @s_m_iFollow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.comAnd, because we sold out our December 7th Kwanzaa Spectacular (thank you!), we've added a second Kwanzaa Spectacular live show on December 8th at 8pm at the Bell House. Tickets go on sale on Saturday at noon here: www.thebellhouseny.com. Come see us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 November 2017

Episode 108: Toronto Live! (with Scaachi Koul and Maria Qamar)

This week, we bring you our first ever live show from Toronto!  BuzzFeed writer Scaachi Koul reads from her memoir, One Day We'll All Be Dead and null of This Will Matter, then tells us about her trip to the Juggalo March, her DMs from The Rock, and her obsession with Danielle Steele.  Plus, artist Maria Qamar aka HateCopy delves into the colorful world of auntie archetypes that she features in her new book, Trust No Aunty, and helps us answer the seminal question: do white people have family reunions?   Special thanks to the HotDocs team for organizing such a dope podcast festival.Follow Scaachi Koul at @Scaachi.Follow Maria Qamar at @HateCopy.Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2017

Introducing: Thirst Aid Kit

We're thrilled to introduce a new podcast hosted by friends-of-the-show Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins. In this inaugural episode, they examine the charms of Southern men. With a little help from Nichole’s friend Cynthia Harris, they jumpstart the conversation looking at the very juicy André 3000 before sifting through portrayals of the South in film and TV. Plus: a battle for fanfiction supremacy in Fanfic Wars—vote early and vote often for your favorite. Find show notes, fanfic, and more on our Tumblr. Follow us on Twitter for thirsty GIFs. Bim is @bimadew and Nichole is @tnwhiskeywoman. Our music is by Tanya Morgan. Send your drabbles to [email protected]. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 November 2017

Episode 107: Lusting Out Loud (with Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins)

This week, writers and friends of the show Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins tell us about their brand new podcast, Thirst Aid Kit.  They talk Comic-Con, Jeff Goldblum, and why thirst - for women of color in particular - is both fun and important.  Follow Bim Adewunmi at @bimadew and Nichole Perkins at @tnwhiskeywoman, follow their Tumblr at thirstaidkitpodcast.tumblr.com, and check out their new podcast, Thirst Aid Kit.    Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 November 2017

Episode 25: Stop Telling Women to Smile (with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh) - Encore

This week, we bring you an encore episode featuring the return of Men Gotta Do Better (you know how males be), a Southern phrase quiz, and an interview with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the artist behind the Stop Telling Women To Smile street art project.  Follow Tatyana Fazlalizadeh on Twitter at @fazlalizadeh and Instagram at @tlynnfaz.  Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 October 2017

Episode 24: Ida Bae Wells (with Nikole Hannah-Jones) - Encore

This week, we bring you an encore episode featuring Tracy's Animal Corner, Six Degrees of Housing Segregation with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch podcast, and an interview with investigative reporter extraordinaire and MacArthur Genius Award winner Nikole Hannah-Jones.  If you're interested in pigeons, pumpkin spice, and affirmative action, this episode is for you.  Follow Nikole Hannah-Jones at @nhannahjones.  Follow Gene Demby at @GeeDee215.Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 October 2017

Episode 106: The Sauce Awards (with Amber Rose, Quinta Brunson, and Victor Pope Jr., LIVE in LA)

When we found out Los Angeles wasn't hosting any awards shows when we'd be in town (rude), we decided to throw our own - enter, "The Sauce Awards," where we celebrate renaissance woman Quinta Brunson, internet hero Victor Pope Jr., and the one and only Amber Rose!  Quinta talks about her collaboration with Shondaland in the age of Trump, Victor reveals the inspiration for his use of props on Vine, and Amber talks SlutWalk, feminism, ovulation apps, and more.  Come for the sauce, because the sauce is forever.  And come check out our live show in Toronto - featuring artist HateCopy aka Maria Qamar and writer Scaachi Koul - on Saturday, October 14th at 9:15pm at the Ted Rogers Cinema.  It's a part of the Hot Docs Podcast Festival.  For tickets and more info, go here.Follow Amber Rose on Twitter at @DaRealAmberRose and on Instagram at @amberroseFollow Quinta Brunson on Twitter at @quintabrunson and on Instagram at @quintabFollow Victor Pope Jr. on Twitter and Instagram at @VictorPopeJrFollow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 October 2017

Episode 105: Go Outside (with Rahawa Haile, Brother Nature, and Velva Clayton)

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, we celebrate nature and the rejuvenating qualities of going outside.  Writer Rahawa Haile talks to us about hiking the Appalachian Trail (yup, the whole damn thing) and Kelvin Peña aka Brother Nature himself describes the origins of his YouTube-famous Deer Squad.  Plus, Tracy's mom Velva stops by the stude to tell us about an infamous family fishing trip.  And come hang with us at our live show in Toronto on October 14th - get tix here!Follow Rahawa Haile at @RahawaHaile.Follow Kelvin Peña at @COLDGAMEKELV.Email us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 October 2017

Episode 104: Keep Them Socks On, Playa (with Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings)

This week, Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings of the Gimlet podcast, The Nod, join us for a spirited PewPewPew session.  Brittany comes clean about her longtime use of transitions lenses, Eric explains whether or not casseroles are "good for the blacks," and we all celebrate the literary genius that is Zane.  Follow Brittany Luse at @bmluse and Eric Eddings at @eeddings.  And check out their wonderful podcast, The Nod.  Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! Get a tote bag with our faces on it!  shop.buzzfeed.comAnd come to our live show in Los Angeles at the Theatre at Ace Hotel on October 3rd at 7:30pm.  Get your tix here.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 September 2017

Episode 103: Reclaim Your Bootyhole (Live from London)

On this week's episode, we bring you our first international live show ever!  We went to London for the Shout Out Live Podcast Festival where we sang the praises of British television (namely Tracy's newfound favorite show, "Embarrassing Bodies").   Then we chatted with writer Bolu Babalola about the beauty of creating dark-skinned black women characters in her stories, and actor Susan Wokoma (of "Chewing Gum" and "Crazyhead") on why she loathes being described as an overnight success.  Plus, a very special joint round from us both.  Follow Susan Wokoma at @susan_wokoma.Follow Bolu Babalola at @BeeBabs.Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 September 2017

Episode 102: Our Bonus Celebration!

This week we bring you some bonus material celebrating over 100 episodes of Another Round!  First, our fabulous Production Fellows aka Fellies, Agerenesh Ashagre and Alex Laughlin, surprise us with some listener stories.  Then we share with you a special edition of PewPewPew, featuring...you guessed it...us!  And keep listening till the end if you want to hear the evolution of a very integral part of the show...!Follow Agerenesh Ashagre at @agerenesh and Alex Laughlin at @alexlaughs. Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 September 2017

Our 101nst Episode Celebration!

This week we celebrate our 101nst episode!  That's right, the 101nst.  Having made over 100 episodes, we wanted to take some time to reflect on where we've been, what we've learned, and how our airhorn noises have improved (tremendously).  Join us as we interview some very special guests (their names rhyme with Shmeben and Shmacy), and share with you some of our favorite moments from the show.  And we didn't have space to share all the fun stuff we wanted to share with you in this week's episode, so make sure you listen to next week's show for some bonus 101nst celebration conversations. Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 30 August 2017

Episode 100: Kunta in the House (with LeVar Burton)

This week, we're bringing you our wide-ranging conversation with the one and only LeVar Burton.  He tells us the life lesson he learned from Dr. Maya Angelou while working on Roots, what he wishes he could say to Star Trek writers about his character Geordi La Forge, and how his love of reading led him to Reading Rainbow in the past, and his new podcast Levar Burton Reads in the present.  Be forewarned: he just might scandalize you when he reveals his hidden talent.  And make sure you listen till the end of the episode - you won't regret it!  Follow LeVar Burton at @levarburton and check out his new podcast, LeVar Burton Reads.  Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] episode features the song "Pipe Dreamz" by Matt Oakley.Subscribe to our newsletter: buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletterCheck out our merch! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 August 2017

Episode 99: Bounce Music As Praxis (with April Ryan, feat. HaSizzle)

This week, we take some time to process what happened in Charlottesville, and talk about how to persevere in the age of emboldened white supremacy.  Then we chat with April Ryan, the National Association of Black Journalists' "Journalist of the Year," on twenty years spent in the White House press briefing room. We check in with Vice News DC Bureau Chief Shawna Thomas and BuzzFeed political reporter Darren Sands about how they ask difficult questions and cover news in 2017. Plus: HaSizzle, New Orleans' legendary bounce artist, reminds us that even in the darkest of times, booty-bouncing is healing. This show was taped live at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans on August 10, 2017. Read How To Be A Better Ally: An Open Letter To White Folks Follow our guests: April Ryan - @AprilDRyanDarren Sands - @DarrenSandsShawna Thomas - @ShawnaHaSizzle - @HaSizzleKingDJ Lil Man - @DJlilman504Follow us at @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Merch is back! Tees! Totes! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 August 2017

Episode 98: The Anne Hathaway of Politics (with Cory Booker)

This week we bring you our conversation with Senator Cory Booker, taped live at Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Booker chats with us about reformative justice (and whether he’s a prison abolitionist), fundraising with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump for his Senate campaign in 2013, and whether he ever feels like the Anne Hathaway of politics. Come for the political discussion, stay to find out if he’s actually Mindy Kaling’s baby daddy.  Follow Senator Cory Booker on Twitter at @CoryBooker.   Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Merch is back! Tees! Totes! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 9 August 2017

Episode 39: The Betrayer of the Patriarchy (with Anil Dash) - Encore

This week we're bringing you an encore episode featuring friend of the show and OG tech guy, Anil Dash!  First we have a little What Had Happened Was featuring young Heben (and the headaches she gave her parents), followed by a long conversation with Anil Dash about mangoes, representation on screen and in tech, and teaching his son about feminism (with a little tangent about Bee Movie). Follow Anil Dash on Twitter at @anildash.  Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 August 2017

Episode 19: Was That a Microaggression or Just Tuesday? (with Audie Cornish) - Encore

Tracy tells the story about her racist goldfish, and we chat with Audie Cornish, host of NPR's All Things Considered.Follow Audie Cornish at @nprAudieFollow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 July 2017

Episode 97: Ding Dong Ding-a-ling (with Matt Bellassai)

This week we chat with writer and all-American internet guy Matt Bellassai about his new podcast, Unhappy Hour, where he demonstrates how complaining can truly be an art form.  In addition to discussing a variety of bodily functions, Matt reveals his go-to karaoke jams and the genre of Tweet that gets on his last nerve.  And in the spirit of complaining, instead of buying rounds this week, we cut people off.  You're cut off!  Jk, not you personally - come hang!   Follow Matt Bellassai at @MattBellassai and pre-order his book Everything is Awful: And Other Observations.  Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertyEmail us: [email protected] to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 July 2017

Episode 96: Trap Improv (with Sasheer Zamata)

This week, we chat with actor/comedian Sasheer Zamata about trap improv, the wig room at Saturday Night Live, and her new stand-up special on Seeso called "Pizza Mind."  And we answer the question you've been dying to know: what's the whitest opening song lyric of all time?  Plus shout outs to street meats, cheese juice, and hard shells.      Last but not least...come to our live show in London on August 5th!  For tickets and more information, check out www.solivefestival.com. Follow Sasheer Zamata on Twitter at @thesheertruth Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 July 2017

Episode 95: No Stone Left Unturnt (with Jonny Sun)

This week, we talk with writer/illustrator/Twitter hero Jonny Sun about his new book, Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, Twitter personas and bot theft, and why his dad loved the Danish Eurodance group, Aqua.  And, back by popular demand, we have for you another rousing game of Y'all's Parents Was Nasty...we're sorry but also, you're welcome.  Plus shoutouts to Heben's favorite condiment and Tracy's beloved hometown heroes.  Follow Jonny Sun on Twitter at @jonnysun and on Instagram at @jomnysun  Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 July 2017

Episode 94: Another Round LIVE in Chicago!

This week, as a part of WBEZ’s Podcast Passport series, we bring to you our live show from Thalia Hall in Chicago!  Dr. Eve Ewing, sociologist extraordinaire, schools us on why poetry is not a luxury (shout out to Audre Lorde!), and plays a lil game we like to call Six Degrees of Education Policy.  Let it be noted that she plays this game like a BOSS.  Then we go with poet and vocalist Jamila Woods to the First Corinthian Leather Church of God and Christ in Obama - may we all be saved - and she tells us how she found her voice.  Plus, Tracy's Joke Time and a celebration of petty jams! Special thanks to the WBEZ Events team of Tyler Greene, MK Julien, Ashley Thorpe, and Haley Carlson.  And thanks to the Thalia Hall crew of Pete Falknor, Jake Samuels, Tim Schoen, and Miranda Van Aiken.  We appreciate y'all! And shout out to Kwame Brandt-Pierce for the dope church music.  Follow Dr. Eve Ewing at @eveewing Follow Jamila Woods at @duhmilo Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 28 June 2017

Nah, Ceebs (with Tkay Maidza)

This week we bring you an interview with Zimbabwean-Australian rapper Tkay Maidza, who we sat down with at SXSW earlier this year.  We talk with her about what she listened to growing up (from Rod Stewart to Rihanna), all the natural hair on The Simpsons, and her favorite Australian slang.  If you ever had thin eyebrows in the 90s (who didn't?!?), this episode is for you!  Follow Tkay Maidza on Twitter and Instagram: @TkayMaidza   Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They’re so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 June 2017

Episode 13: Another Round Live! (with Roxane Gay) - Encore

This week we catch up with inimitable writer Roxane Gay about her new book Hunger, paid and unpaid emotional labor, and "The Bachelorette."  Then we bring you the encore episode of our very first live show, where we were blessed to have Roxane on as a guest.  She chats with us about women in the publishing industry, flirting strategies, and even moderates a spirited game of Drunken Debates.  Plus, Heben quizzes us on white guys in public radio, and Tracy stands up for an animal slandered by a classic Disney movie.   And don’t forget: our next live show is in Chicago - June 21st at 8pm at Thalia Hall.  Get your tickets at wbez.org/events. Follow Roxane Gay at @rgay.   Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They’re so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2017

Episode 93: Find Your Cackle (with Doreen St. Felix and Durga Chew-Bose)

This week, we invite writers Doreen St. Felix and Durga Chew-Bose to join us for a playful and pensive round of PewPewPew with Friends! We talk about Doreen’s New York Magazine cover story on Kara Walker (read it if you haven’t already!), and Durga’s new book, Too Much and Not the Mood (it's exquisite).  We study Heben’s perfect laugh, celebrate porch life, and figure out why white girls in the 90s all wanted to be marine biologists.  Plus we might even learn you a Gmail hack that will change your life…!  ALSO: get tickets to see our podsiblings from BuzzFeed News and See Something Say Something at the Northside Festival!!  Tickets here: northsidereport2017.eventbrite.com And don't forget: our next live show is in Chicago - June 21st at 8pm at Thalia Hall.  Get your tickets at wbez.org/events. Follow Doreen St. Felix at @dstfelix. Follow Durga Chew-Bose at @durgapolashi.  Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2017

Episode 92: Sliding in on a Shrimp Sandwich (with Marcus Samuelsson)

This week we chat with Marcus Samuelsson - Top Chef, Red Rooster restauranteur, and maker of the world's finest mac & cheese (we've tried it...it's reallll good).  He dishes about Ikea meatballs, the flavors of Harlem, and answers Heben's hard-hitting question: is aioli really just gentrified mayo?  Plus, Tracy brings us a What Had Happened Was from her days as a college activist/troll for justice.  And rounds for furniture and just one thing - you know the one...not that one...thaaaat one.  You should probably listen to find out what the hell we're talking about. And we'd love to see you at our next live show in Chicago on June 21st at Thalia Hall! ALSO: get tickets to see our podsiblings from BuzzFeed News and See Something Say Something at the Northside Festival!!  Tickets here: northsidereport2017.eventbrite.com. Follow Marcus Samuelsson at @MarcusCooks. Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 31 May 2017

Episode 91: Mary-Fake and Ashy (with The Lucas Bros)

This week we chat with the inimitable comedy duo, The Lucas Bros, about their favorite presidents, two-for-one therapy sessions, and how improv is white people spoken word.  Then R&B sensation The Buttertones make their media debut and we celebrate our favorite 90s ad libs.       Follow The Lucas Bros on Twitter at @LucasBros.  Both of 'em.  And check out their new comedy special on Netflix.   Follow Akoto Ofori-Atta on Twitter at @ko_616.  And check out her work with TheTrace.org, a non-profit dedicated to reporting on guns in America.   Follow us @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to our newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Buy some Another Round merch at shop.buzzfeed.com.  It's the cutest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 May 2017

Episode 90: Bigots Have No Sense of Graphic Design (with Negin Farsad)

This week we bring to you the magic of our live show at NYC's PodFest!  We talk to writer and thirst correspondent Bim Adewunmi, denounce some things with comedian Negin Farsad, and even play a game with our pod brother, Ahmed Ali Akbar of the See Something Say Something podcast.  Plus, shout outs to being someone's person and Beyonce.com! And we'd love to see you at our next live show in Chicago on June 21st at Thalia Hall! Follow Negin Farsad at @NeginFarsad. Follow Bim Adewunmi at @bimadew. Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2017

Episode 12: Casual Negro Spirituals (with Jean Grae)

This week, we're bringing you a vintage episode with our very talented in-house musician, Jean Grae.  She chats with us about being a woman of many hats and why she can't get behind the term "femcee."  Then we try some dating apps - not at all because our love lives could use a lil boost, but instead strictly for, you know, podcast research.  Really.  You believe us, right? Follow Jean Grae on Twitter @JeanGreasy. Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2017

Over That Rainbow (with Morris Day)

This week, writer and resident Prince expert Nichole Perkins joins us to chat with the one and only actor and musician, Morris Day.  He played Prince’s arch-nemesis in the iconic film "Purple Rain," and he’s helping us remember Prince in light of the one year anniversary of Prince’s passing.  Come for a thoughtful remembrance, stay to find out how we made Morris blush.  Follow Morris Day at @TheMorrisDay.  His new song is called “Over That Rainbow” and you can find it on Spotify.   Follow Nichole Perkins at @tnwhiskeywoman and check out her new website at www.nicholeperkins.com. Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They’re so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2017

Episode 89: Sister Girl Bonds (with Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw)

This week we chat with Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw about her term "intersectionality," the #SayHerName campaign, and her favorite Prince song.  And Animal Corner is back!  Tracy counters Heben's bat skepticism with a fervent defense of bats aka little puppies dressed up like Dracula.  Shout out to bats.  Plus rounds for shower sisters and long lost sisters.   Follow Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw: @SandyLocks on Twitter, and check out the African American Policy Forum at aafp.org.   Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They’re so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2017

Episode 88: I Got Indian In My Family

This week, we're trying something a little different: we team up with our friends at WNYC's Only Human podcast to find Tracy's roots. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, she always heard that her ancestors were, in her mother's words, "black, white and American Indian." But, like many black Americans, she's found it hard to trace her family heritage with ancestors forced into the American slave trade. So Tracy turns to DNA ancestry tests, and experts on DNA and race, to find out where she comes from.  Follow Only Human: @OnlyHuman  Follow us: @HeavenRants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2017

Episode 87: The Original Bad and Boujee (with Karyn Parsons)

Fresh Prince alum Karyn Parsons stops by the stude to chat with us about Sweet Blackberry, her non-profit that makes educational materials for kids featuring lesser known stories of black excellence.  Plus, What Had Happened Was is back, with Tracy’s Lyft driver from hell.  Come to find out if Carlton would have been a Trump supporter, stay to find out who was banned from The Underground Railroad Museum and Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles.    Follow Karyn Parsons at @Karyn_Parsons and check out Sweet Blackberry at sweetblackberry.org Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Shoutout to Mozart (via YouTube user classicalmusicplace here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67-2pIXBNEw) for scoring Tracy's tweets with Violin Concerto No. 5 in A (second movement). Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They’re so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Find the audience survey at survey.panoply.fm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2017

Episode 86: The Spicy Double Down (with Lizzo)

This week, we take you back to our live show at SXSW!  First, Heben debuts her conspiracy theory that Donald Trump's entire presidential career is inspired by KFC.  Then, back by popular demand, is the return of Tracy's Joke Time.  Finally, the radiant and talented Lizzo chats with us about growing up religious, collaborating with Prince, and being body positive.  If you need a pick-me-up this week, put your headphones on and sit back - we gotchu. Follow Lizzo on Twitter @lizzo and on Instagram @lizzobeeating Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Find the audience survey at survey.panoply.fm. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2017

Episode 22: A Dude Named Hot Sauce (with Yassir Lester) (Encore)

Heben catches up with writer/comedian Yassir Lester about his new TV show "Making History," then revisits a conversation she and Tracy had with him about light-skinned dudes, writing for "Girls," and the best teen ever: Malia Obama.  Plus, Nicki Minaj's famous pickle juice speech, celebrating little victories, and candles...!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2017

Shot #9: Members Only

Sometimes you just gotta get together and laugh with your friends, which is why this week's shot features two of our faves: Nichole Perkins, BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellow and Aaron Edwards, who does product and editorial at The Outline.  This week there's a righteous game of Pew Pew Pew with friends and a conversation that goes from how you protest, to awkward dates, to cuss words and jivesicles. Go ahead and consider how doing drugs with Donald Trump might be genius and quantify exactly what you'd do to *not* have to watch your parents having sex.  Follow these cool kids!  Nichole Perkins: @tnwhiskeywoman Aaron Edwards: @aaronmedwards Tracy Clayton: @brokeymcpoverty (@tracysdrunkass is pending)  Heben Nigatu: @heavenrants And this cool show, duh:  https://www.twitter.com/anotherround https://www.facebook.com/anotherround/ Make good email decisions: https://www.buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter ...and truly elegant fashion decisions: https://shop.buzzfeed.com/collections/another-round Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2017

Episode 85: The Same Stuff as Stars (with Amanda Nguyen)

We never thought we'd do a single episode on both outer space and sexual assault, but that's because we hadn't met activist and aspiring astronaut Amanda Nguyen yet. She founded the organization Rise, to advocate for the rights of survivors of rape. Did you know that in some states, untested rape kits can be thrown away after 30 days? Amanda tells us how legislation reflects rape culture, and how we can change this. When she's not busy fighting, Amanda is preparing herself for space travel. (Yup!) We talk about who we'd want to beam into the beyond, and remember that even in the darkest of times in this universe, we're never alone because we have each other.  You can find out more about Amanda's organization at www.risenow.us. Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Email us: [email protected] Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2017

Episode 84: shETHER (with Remy Ma)

This week, an exclusive, extra-long conversation with the one and only Remy Ma! She came by the women's club The Wing and opened up about her pregnancy struggles, the music business, the prison system and of course the thing everybody wants to know about: her Nicki Minaj diss track "shETHER." Nothing was off-limits and the all-women crowd at The Wing was here for it.  We were especially honored to have a group of young women from the WomanHOOD project in the audience. WomanHOOD is a feminist leadership and media literacy organization for youth from the Bronx, where Remy's from! So sit back and enjoy, because the tea was hot and shit got real. Follow Remy Ma on instagram at @remymaWatch this entire interview on Facebook!Learn more about The Wing here.Learn more about the WomanHOOD project here. Music by Jean Grae and Don WillFollow @heavenrants and @brokeymcpovertySubscribe to the newsletter here. Merch is back! shop.buzzfeed.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2017

Episode 83: Incognegro (with Jordan Peele)

This week, we chat with Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer/comedian Jordan Peele about his directorial debut, “Get Out.”  Spoiler alert!  There are spoilers!  But we try to give you a heads up before, and also, if you haven’t seen the movie already, what are you doing with your life?!?  Come for Jordan’s take on the social thriller as a way to build empathy - especially in America's fucked up racial climate - and stay for his delightful appreciation of the man, the myth, the legend: Reginald VelJohnson.  Plus, shoutouts to nail polish, Marie Kondo, and getting through a long-ass week. Follow Jordan Peele at @JordanPeele. Merch is back! Tees! Totes! They're so cute: shop.buzzfeed.com Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter.  And check out the trap beat in today's episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYxezVsMDDw  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2017

Episode 82: Another Round's Blacker History Month LIVE

Welcome to the audience of your favorite black as hell live show, where the #blackgirlmagic is audible and the joy spreads fast.  Friend of the show Matt Bellassai stops by to highlight the white history heroes you may not have heard of, like Trevor Trailmixson and Kennedy McLincolnbedroom. Then, musical genius and band leader for "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" Mr. Jon Batiste and his melodica come by for fun and musical games. And finally, Jasmyn Lawson of Giphy brings us a super special round of Drunken Debates with some of the GIFs you know and love. So come on down, sip on your beverage of choice, and celebrate the joy with us! And don't forget to follow the whole live show crew on all your devices! Matt Bellassai: @mattbellassai Jon Batiste: @jonbatiste Jasmyn Lawson: @jasmynbeknowing Tracy "LaFway" Clayton: @brokeymcpoverty Heben "Professional Child" Nigatu: @heavenrants The whole doggone family: @anotherround Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 February 2017

Episode 81: Y'all's Parents Was Nasty (with Kelly Rowland)

We're talking music this week and we've got the one and only Kelly Rowland blessing the stude to talk about parenthood, nice pajamas and the "hell no's" she heard on her path to fame. (If you're wondering if Kelly glows so bright you can hardly look at her directly, the answer is yes.) And then, if you think you were conceived in a prayerful way with some missionary nookie, you're wrong and Tracy is here to play you some songs that will haunt your dreams. We end this episode with some R&B-inspired rounds, because black folk made music what it is, no matter who got the Grammy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 February 2017

Episode 80: A Beautiful Way To Resist

Trump's Executive Order had so many in the streets this past weekend. With so much on our minds and hearts, we invite friends Ahmed Ali Akbar (host of our sibling podcast See Something Say Something) and Bim Adewunmi, reporter extraordinaire, to chat with us about Muslim identity and resistance. Plus, an Iranian man whose in-laws were detained at JFK airport walks us through the experience, and a pair of civil rights lawyers offer tips on how you can help if you're feeling helpless. Follow Ahmed Ali Akbar at @radbrowndads and Bim Adewunmi at @bimadew.  Catch up on episodes of See Something Say Something at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething. Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter. Resources from the See Something Say Something excerpt: Zahra Billoo is a civil rights lawyer and community organizer who leads the California chapter of  the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). Follow her at @ZahraBilloo. Ramzi Kassem is a professor of Law at CUNY School of Law, where he directs the CLEAR project, which stands for “creating law enforcement accountability and responsibility.” Follow his work at @CUNY_CLEAR. Here's the infographic Ahmed mentions: CLEAR's Guidance on the Executive Order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 February 2017

Episode 79: Pour One Out for Elmo (with Joy Reid)

Inauguration. The Women's March. The first few days of Trump's presidency. It's...a lot. Join us as we reflect wistfully on Obama's presidency, then chat with Joy Reid -- host of the MSNBC political talk show "AM Joy" and co-editor of the new book We Are the Change We Seek: The Speeches of Barack Obama -- about media literacy in the age of "alternative facts," her favorite "Fresh Prince" episode, and of course, punching nazis.  Plus, the musical stylings of our friend, Tunde Olaniran!  Email us: [email protected] Follow us: @heavenrants and @brokeymcpoverty Follow Joy Reid: @joyannreid   Follow Tunde Olaniran: @tundeolaniran Sign up for our newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 January 2017

Episode 78: They Didn't Expect Me (with Kim Drew)

Kim Drew and Tunde Olaniran pop by to bless the newly-inaugurated stude! *champagne popping emoji*  Tracy and Tunde bring back What Had Happened Was and Tracy tells the tale of narrowly escaping (maybe) being serial killed (or sex orgied.) Tunde, who you may remember from episode 60, does the very important work of giving us an update on what it's like in Flint right now and how to actively help the folks there who *still* do not have clean water. It has been over 600 days. Kim Drew, a.k.a. Museum Mammy talks about her work in the art world, growing up in the fancy school world and which young contemporary artists' work you should know. She dismantles the idea of the carefree black girl in one blow: she's careful and you're going to love her for it.  Follow Tunde Olaniran and his incredible music — and stay tuned for more of Tunde's talents next week! http://tundeolaniran.com/ Follow Kim Drew on all the things: Tumblr: http://blackcontemporaryart.tumblr.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/museummammy/?hl=en For more links, especially to the organizations in Flint, Michigan, subscribe to the Another Round newsletter at buzzfeed.com/anotherround/newsletter.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 January 2017

Episode 36: U Mad? (with Margaret Cho) (Encore)

We revisit our episode from early 2016 featuring clapbacks, "rememberlutions," and the great Margaret Cho. Follow Margaret Cho at @margaretcho. Subscribe to the Another Round newsletter! Make your own rememberlution jar! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 January 2017

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