Okay, Now Listen is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell. They share what’s on their minds, what they're binging and what’s blowing up their timelines. Brought to you by Netflix and Strong Black Lead.
Okay, '21 Was Savage
Happy (Early) New Year!
We’re dropping into your feeds early this week with a special Season 2 finale episode.
In this marathon of a year, we talk through our personal lessons of the year before getting into all the culture moments that brought us joy in 2021. Because if there’s one thing Omarion’s not gonna do, it’s stop us from celebrating all the fabulous Black women and culture movers who gave us life in this wild year.
We get into everything from our favorite Verzuz battles to the best viral internet moments (shoutout to Oprah’s Meghan Markle interview), our favorite albums of the year, songs, movies, TV shows and so much more. So grab yourself a little weighted blanket and tap in!
Okay, Da Art of Gift Giving
This week, we check in about the exhaustion of December as we fight to make it to the end of this year.
Then, we pivot to unpacking the art of gift giving. What makes a good gift and what doesn’t? We got the answers. Plus, we share some of the best and worst gifts we've ever gotten and talk about the science of reacting to gifts we may not like.
Okay, Let's Get You A Roster
This week, we indulge our #sunsetshawties of the Selling Sunset hive by giving our thoughts on the latest season’s shenanigans. Then, we reflect on the process of creating our Still Watching Netflix series, 'Get You A Me,' and the ways we're getting more comfortable with being seen.
Finally, we flip the script on 'Get You A Me' by giving the ladies tips for cuffing season, including some from of our guy friends.
Okay, Time For A Hot Take On Thanksgiving
This week, we start off by giving praise to Aunjanue Ellis for her role in the new film, 'King Richard,' and we ask how the hell Adele gets her hands on our diaries every album.
Then, we share our hot take about our true feelings for Thanksgiving. Remember this is a safe space, y'all. Finally, we give advice to a few listeners on their holiday season dilemmas.
Okay, Now We're Listening to 'Back Issue'
This week we’re dropping in your feeds early to share an episode of one of our favorite shows: Back Issue. This episode is all about reminiscing on the drama, the art, and the culture of 90s hip hop and R&B music videos.
Okay, We're Choosing Violence
This week, we share the excitement of 'Get You A Me," our brand new series on Netflix's 'Still Watching Netflix' Youtube channel. Then, we get into all the baby mama drama in the air starting with the latest episode of ‘Insecure’ and ending with Summer Walker’s new album ‘Still Over It.’ There's a lot of lessons to be learned between the two and we are grateful.
We spend the rest of the episode fanning out over the greatness that is 'The Harder They Fall,' Netflix's new all-black Western film. We get into the thirst, the fashion, and of course the violence. We share some of our favorite scenes including the badass women-led fight scenes. Finally, we rate some of our favorite fighting scenes of all time where fierce women get to battle it out.