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, Let's Talk About Some of Y'alls Tweets
On this week’s episode, we catch up on more plans that the universe won't allow us to have. And by the universe, we mean us not getting our passports updated in time for our summer trips.
Then we unpack a few Twitter threads that have been distracting us from our failed travel plans. We get into these timeline takes that made us reflect on whether we need men, how to have better relationships than generations before us, and of course what we can learn from our favorite TV couples.
Okay, Is It Music Festival Szn?
On this week’s episode, we gush over what it was like to see each other in person for the first time since the pandemic. We also chat about how it feels to see live music performances again.
Then, we talk about some of the music festivals coming up that have us reconsidering our “no outdoor festivals” rule. We also share stories about our best and worst music festival experiences and come up with the music festival of our dreams.
Okay, Call 1-800-HOT-GIRL
On this episode, we check in with Sylvia about her trip to Hawaii and hear all about Scottie’s very Black Juneteenth.
Then, we open the phone lines for the Hot Girl Hotline. We’ll be talking with some of the baddest players in the game—aka our friends—about their tips for taking on the streets this summer.
We debate who fits into the hot girl category these days with Jasmyn Lawson, get tips for luring summer boos in with Taylor Rooks, and globetrotter Sio Massiah tells us how to be a hot girl on-the-go.
Okay, Harper Stewart Was The Worst Best Man
On this episode, we start by checking in on some of the new Netflix shows we’ve been watching: “My Love,” “In Our Mothers’ Gardens” and “High on the Hog.”
Then we do a deep-dive into two of the messiest 90s Black love classics, currently streaming on Netflix, “The Best Man” and “Love Jones.” We discuss who deserves to catch hands after cheating, what constitutes as ‘acceptable’ cheating, and we call out the worst best man in movie history, Harper Stewart.
Okay, Truth Is We're Tired (with Michelle Buteau)
On this episode, we start by checking in on our current moods and how we’re feeling now that we’re back outside. Spoiler: we're already tired.
Then, we chat with the forever funny Michelle Buteau about how comedy has become her act of resistance during these tough times. We also talk to her about Netflix’s "The Circle" and what she has enjoyed the most about working on the past two seasons.
Okay, Meet Our Mamas (with Elizabeth Okwirry and Shaila Scott)