25 episodes

Join me, Justin Simien, each week for unfiltered conversations with the stars, artists and creators shaping our culture. If you’ve seen my show and film,  Dear White People,  you know we’re going to get into how race, gender, and sexuality...

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Join me, Justin Simien, each week for unfiltered conversations with the stars, artists and creators shaping our culture. If you’ve seen my show and film,  Dear White People,  you know we’re going to get into how race, gender, and sexuality...

    Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    In the season finale of Don’t @ Me, Boots Riley shares his history, muses, and the long road to one of 2018’s finest films, Sorry to Bother You.

    • 47 min
    The Unicorns

    The Unicorns

    Justin talks about what it’s like to be a filmmaker outside of the traditional studio system with producers Alana Mayo from Michael B. Jordan's new production company, Outlier Society, and independent producer Cameron Washington.

    • 41 min
    Food on Film

    Food on Film

    Grab a snack for this chat with David Gelb, creator of Chef’s Table and director of Jiro Dreams of Sushi. He tells Justin about food as narrative subject and the making of a career in documentary film.

    • 42 min
    The Sisterhood

    The Sisterhood

    You might recognize Dear White People’s Ashley Blaine Featherson (Joelle) and Courtney Sauls (Brooke). There is so much more to an actor’s life than getting a good part (think: never-ending auditions and scant parts for black women). Ashley and...

    • 49 min
    The Collaborators with Peter Farrelly and Kris Bowers

    The Collaborators with Peter Farrelly and Kris Bowers

    Justin is joined by Green Book director and writer, Peter Farrelly, and Kris Bowers, the film’s composer. They discuss the "white savior" trap films like this often fall into, the steps Peter took to avoid it, how Kris created the score, and the...

    • 41 min
    The Dream with Issa Rae

    The Dream with Issa Rae

    Justin sits down with Issa Rae, the original Awkward Black Girl, to talk about what happens after your dreams come true, and what it's like to be expected to create work that covers the entire black experience.

    • 34 min

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Wish I found this sooner

Such terrific guests and insightful, nourishing, honest conversations on race, gender, sex and culture. Fills me with hope. Fingers crossed for a second season!

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With all of the love I have for Dear White People, I became intrigued by the mind behind it. Justin Simien, thank you for being one of the contributions for continuing our narrative ⋆ by us ⋆. Don’t @ Me is fantastic, informative, fun and appreciated. If there’s more, I can’t wait!

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