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There's Something About Dolemite is the official podcast for the new Netflix film "Dolemite Is My Name". Throughout the season, host Brandon Jenkins explores how the blaxploitation era and comedian Rudy Ray Moore's "Dolemite" have had a lasting impact on black culture.

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There's Something About Dolemite is the official podcast for the new Netflix film "Dolemite Is My Name". Throughout the season, host Brandon Jenkins explores how the blaxploitation era and comedian Rudy Ray Moore's "Dolemite" have had a lasting impact on black culture.

    There's Something About...Blaxploitation's Legacy

    There's Something About...Blaxploitation's Legacy

    In this episode, host Brandon Jenkins speaks with filmmaker and writer David F. Walker. Walker is known for his work in graphic novels and comics such as "Shaft," "Luke Cage," and more. He spoke with Brandon about how the blaxploitation era's legacy continues on today and reminisced on meeting Rudy Ray Moore before he passed.

    This Episode's Blaxploitation Watch List:
    Dolemite (1975)
    Three The Hard Way (1974)
    Black Caesar (1973)
    Shaft (1971)
    The Spook Who Sat By The Door (1973)
    Across 110th Street (1972)
    The Mack (1973)
    Cooley High (1975)
    Human Tornado (1976)
    Foxy Brown (1974)

    • 24 min
    There's Something About...Funk 'n' Soul

    There's Something About...Funk 'n' Soul

    In this episode, host Brandon Jenkins speaks with legendary record executive and songwriter Al Bell. Mr. Bell was the head of Stax Records during the height of the blaxploitation movement and oversaw the release of the film genre's most iconic soundtracks like "Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song" and "Shaft". He discussed blaxploitation's impact on film soundtracks and the continued legacy of that moment in music.

    This Episode's Blaxploitation Watch List:
    Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
    Shaft (1971)
    Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)

    • 31 min
    There's Something About...Sassy Supermamas

    There's Something About...Sassy Supermamas

    In this episode, host Brandon Jenkins speaks with Stephane Dunn, author of "Baad Bitches & Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action Films". They discuss the portrayal of women in blaxploitation films by looking at Pam Grier's "Foxy Brown", Tamara Dobson's "Cleopatra Jones," and more.

    This Episode's Blaxploitation Watch List:
    Coffy (1973)
    Cleopatra Jones (1973)
    Foxy Brown (1974)
    Shaft (1971)
    Super Fly (1972)
    Black Caesar (1973)
    Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)
    Dolemite Is My Name (2019)

    • 22 min
    There's Something About...Kung Fu

    There's Something About...Kung Fu

    In this episode, host Brandon Jenkins speaks with filmmaker, actor, and martial artist Michael Jai White. They discuss the intersection between kung fu and Blaxploitation, his film "Black Dynamite," and what it's like to bring such an iconic era of film to a new generation.

    This Episode's Blaxploitation Watch List:

    Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
    Black Dynamite (2009)
    Superfly (1972)
    Willie Dynamite (1973)
    Trouble Man (1972)
    Shaft (1971)
    Cleopatra Jones (1973)
    The Mack (1973)
    Dolemite (1975)

    • 23 min
    There's Something About...70's Fashion

    There's Something About...70's Fashion

    In this episode, host Brandon Jenkins speaks with Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter. They discuss her role in designing the costumes for Netflix's Dolemite Is My Name, the impact of black fashion in the 70's, and more.

    This Episode's Blaxploitation Watch List:

    Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
    Superfly (1972)
    The Mack (1973)
    Dolemite (1975)

    • 23 min
    There's Something About...Blaxploitation

    There's Something About...Blaxploitation

    Host Brandon Jenkins kicks off the season with Blaxploitation scholar, author, and professor Dr. Novotny Lawrence. They discuss what made the 70's the perfect moment for the Blaxploitation movement to come to life.

    This Episode's Blaxploitation Watch List:

    Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
    Dolemite (1975)
    Cotton Comes To Harlem (1970)
    Blacula (1972)
    Scream Blacula Scream
    Shaft (1971)
    Coffy (1973)
    Cleopatra Jones (1973)
    Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold
    Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)
    Blackenstein (1973)
    Together Brothers (1974)
    Watermelon Man (1970)
    Sugar Hill (1974)
    Buck and the Preacher Man (1972)
    Thomasine and Bushrod (1974)

    • 24 min

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