29 episodios

As we all navigate the balance between hope and uncertainty, we invite you to join Cornel West & Tricia Rose on The Tight Rope, a weekly podcast where we take time to welcome listeners and guests as thought collaborators with our revered hosts, public intellectuals Dr. Cornel West and Professor Tricia Rose. The Tight Rope is rich in creative, unfiltered dialogue on topics ranging from pop culture, art and music, to the contours of systemic racism, philosophy, the power of Socratic self-examination, and the possibilities of a peaceful and just world. This new and interactive podcast format will highlight the professors’ combined expertise to encourage critical thinking, self-reflection, and human connection as we navigate The Tight Rope.

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As we all navigate the balance between hope and uncertainty, we invite you to join Cornel West & Tricia Rose on The Tight Rope, a weekly podcast where we take time to welcome listeners and guests as thought collaborators with our revered hosts, public intellectuals Dr. Cornel West and Professor Tricia Rose. The Tight Rope is rich in creative, unfiltered dialogue on topics ranging from pop culture, art and music, to the contours of systemic racism, philosophy, the power of Socratic self-examination, and the possibilities of a peaceful and just world. This new and interactive podcast format will highlight the professors’ combined expertise to encourage critical thinking, self-reflection, and human connection as we navigate The Tight Rope.

    Patricia Arquette: How Her Oscar Speech Sparked a Revolution #EqualPay #ERA

    Patricia Arquette: How Her Oscar Speech Sparked a Revolution #EqualPay #ERA

    Patricia Arquette explains to Tricia Rose and Cornel West how her now-famous speech during the 2015 Academy Awards led to positive change for millions of women - and backlash from Black and LGBTQIA+ critics.Learn more at https://www.thetightropepodcast.com Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/thetightropepod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetightropepod Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thetightropepod Creator/EP: Jeremy BerryEP/Host: Cornel WestEP/Host: Tricia RoseProducer: Allie HembroughProducer: James ArtisBeats x Butter (IG: @Butter_Records)#TheTightRope #CornelWest #TriciaRose #WomensMarch2020 @PattyArquette #EqualPay #ERA

    • 56 min
    #VPDebate After Party @CornelWest @ProfTriciaRose @RepBarbaraLee Matt Gonzalez @TriciaForWI

    #VPDebate After Party @CornelWest @ProfTriciaRose @RepBarbaraLee Matt Gonzalez @TriciaForWI

    Cornel West and Tricia Rose host a live Vice Presidential Debate After Party featuring special guests Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Matt Gonzalez, and Tricia Zunker.U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee represents California's 13th District and is a leading member of the Congressional Progressive, LGBT Equality, and Black Caucuses.Matt Gonzalez ran as an independent vice presidential candidate in 2008 and was president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors when Sen. Harris was elected S.F. District Attorney in 2003. He narrowly lost a tough S.F. mayor's race against Gavin Newsom and is now the chief attorney in the S.F. Public Defender's Office.Tricia Zunker is the Democratic nominee for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District, which went 56% for Barack Obama in 2008 and 58% for Donald Trump in 2016. She is currently an Associate Justice on the Ho-Chunk Nation Supreme Court and school board president in the district's biggest city, Wausau.https://www.thetightropepodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetightropepod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetightropepod Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thetightropepod Host: Cornel WestHost: Tricia RoseCreator/EP: Jeremy BerryCoordinating Producer: Allie HembroughProducer: James ArtisBeats x Butter (IG: @Butter_Records)#TheTightRope #CornelWest #TriciaRose #TriciaForWI #VPDebate

    • 48 min
    Daniel Ellsberg: #JulianAssange Witness Blows the Whistle on America's Dark Side

    Daniel Ellsberg: #JulianAssange Witness Blows the Whistle on America's Dark Side

    Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg reveals to Cornel West and Tricia Rose what he said in his testimony during the Julian Assange extradition hearing and sheds light on America's dark side - then and now.Click here to watch Dr. West's conversation with Julian Assange, recorded inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in May 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0Np-DxdHas Producer's note: This conversation was recorded a few hours before President Trump revealed his positive COVID-19 diagnosis.Learn more at https://www.thetightropepodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetightropepod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetightropepod Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/thetightropepod Creator/EP: Jeremy BerryEP/Host: Cornel WestEP/Host: Tricia RoseProducer: Allie HembroughProducer: James ArtisBeats x Butter (IG: @Butter_Records) #TheTightRope #CornelWest #TriciaRose #JulianAssange #Wikileaks #DanielEllsberg #PentagonPapers #Whistleblower #DonaldTrump

    • 58 min
    Dr. Anthony Fauci: The Real-Life Superhero Who Literally Has Saved Millions of Lives

    Dr. Anthony Fauci: The Real-Life Superhero Who Literally Has Saved Millions of Lives

    Anthony Fauci, M.D. delivers a prescription of hope in the midst of this global pandemic and sets the record straight after getting name-checked twice during the presidential debate. Plus, Office Hours is in session as Cornel West and Tricia Rose check in on our collective and personal mental health.Producer's Note: This was recorded a few hours before it was revealed that President Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Mental Health Resources:For crisis counseling and support related to COVID-19, call the Disaster Distress Helpline (1-800-985-5990) or text TalkWithUs to 66746.For those experiencing a suicidal crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255), or text HOME to 741741 for the Crisis Text Line. Assistance is also 24/7 through that Lifeline and their website suicidepreventionlifeline.org.Folks can also call the NAMI Helpline at 800-950-NAMI. Or in a crisis, text "NAMI" to 741741.Learn more at https://www.thetightropepodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetightropepod Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetightropepodTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/thetightropepodCreator/EP: Jeremy BerryEP/Host: Cornel WestEP/Host: Tricia RoseProducer: Allie HembroughProducer: James ArtisBeats x Butter (IG: @Butter_Records)#TheTightRope #CornelWest #TriciaRose #DrFauci #Fauci #Coronavirus #COVID19 #Trump #Biden

    • 55 min
    Mahershala Ali on Becoming Blade, Winning Oscars, and Discovering Islam

    Mahershala Ali on Becoming Blade, Winning Oscars, and Discovering Islam

    On this episode of The Tight Rope, Oscar-award winning actor Mahershala Ali opens up powerfully to our hosts Dr. Cornel West and Professor Tricia Rose about his life, his religion, his supporting role in Green Book, and his upcoming leading role in Blade. You won’t want to miss this fascinating, honest, and spiritual conversation with Mahershala. In Office Hours, Dr. West and Tricia remember Breonna Taylor and discuss the specific and collective loss felt about the decision to not charge the cops involved with her death on this episode of The Tight Rope. Cornel WestDr. Cornel West is Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University. A prominent democratic intellectual, social critic, and political activist, West also serves as Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. He graduated Magna C*m Laude from Harvard in three years and obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy at Princeton. West has authored 20 books and edited 13. Most known for Race Matters and Democracy Matters, and his memoir, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, West appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show, CNN, C-Span, and Democracy Now. West has appeared in over 25 documentaries and films, including Examined Life, and is the creator of three spoken word albums including Never Forget. West brings his focus on the role of race, gender, and class in American society to The Tight Rope podcast.  Tricia RoseProfessor Tricia Rose is Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. She also holds the Chancellor’s Professorship of Africana Studies and serves as the Associate Dean of the Faculty for Special Initiatives. A graduate of Yale (B.A.) and Brown University (Ph.D), Rose authored Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America (1994), Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk about Sexuality and Intimacy (2003), and The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop and Why It Matters (2008). She also sits on the Boards of the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Color of Change, and Black Girls Rock, Inc. Focusing on issues relating to race in America, mass media, structural inequality, popular culture, gender and sexuality and art and social justice, Rose engages widely in scholarly and popular audience settings, and now also on The Tight Rope podcast.   Mahershala AliMahershala Ali is an awarding-winning actor, producer, and former rapper, known for his roles in House of Cards (2016), Moonlight (2016), Luke Cage (2016), True Detective (2019), and Ramy (2020). With a diverse range and incredible skill set, Ali has won numerous accolades, including the 2019 and 2017 Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Green Book and Moonlight, respectively. In 2019, Time magazine named Ali one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world.  Insight from this episode:Behind-the-scenes look at Mahershala’s journey and conversion to Islam along with his experiences with his name in Hollywood and accepting his creator’s advice. Reasons why Mahershala is so serious.Honest reflections on why Mahershala said yes to his role in Green Book, how he prepared for that role, and his reflections and regrets after the fact. Discussion on Mahershala’s upcoming role in Blade and his connection to Wesley Snipes.Reflections on the power of the arts to empower people and to create imaginative spaces and new realities.  Quotes from the show:“I was constantly in these environments where I was the “other.” In doing so, you become hyper-aware of your Blackness… I don’t think I ever allowed myself off the hook to necessarily relax and go, “Alright, I can kind of play around a little bit.” I always felt a certain pressure to keep certain things together.”  –Mahershala Ali The Tight Rope Episode #19“I’ve been very blessed in my life to have the rig

    • 1h 13 min
    Office Hours #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor

    Office Hours #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor

    Professors Cornel West and Tricia Rose reflect on the decision by Black Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron not to hold those responsible for killing Breonna Taylor accountable - and how the Movement for Black Lives can address this week's shooting of two Louisville police officers. Learn more at https://www.thetightropepodcast.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetightropepodInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetightropodTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/thetightropepodCreator/EP: Jeremy Berry EP/Host: Cornel West EP/Host: Tricia Rose Producer: Allie Hembrough Producer: James Artis Beats x Butter (IG: @Butter_Records) #TheTightRope #CornelWest #TriciaRose #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor #BlackLivesMatter

    • 8 min

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