Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don't love us back. We're fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre'vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).
Although we love celebrating anytime a Black individual breaks barriers to become the first in an industry, we have to ask, is there blowback to being the first? This week Tre’vell and Jarrett dissect the significance of being the first Black this, that, and the other before they share their personal “first” experiences that relate to being a Black and Queer individual climbing up the ranks in entertainment journalism.
Black Meme Culture (ft. Brittany Luse, Shar Jossell, Cor.ece & more)
*This week we recorded a supersize episode on Black meme culture for the London Podcast Festival this past Sunday (9/5/21). To get access to the full show, you have until September 12th to watch it. The stream will be available to everyone who purchases a ticket. Just visit FANTIPODCAST.com for the link.*
The Highs & Lows of Weed (ft. Chris Ball)
**Get tickets to watch the FANTI live stream at the London Podcast Festival on Sunday, Sept. 5th. It’s at 8:30pm in London, 3:30pm ET and 12:30pm PT.**
This week, reefer gets the FANTI treatment, and Jarrett and Tre’Vell are joined by Ball Family Farms CEO Chris Ball. The plant that put food on his table and money in his pocket also put the former pro football player in prison. Of course, that was before weed was legal. Chris explains how he got into cultivating marijuana, and some of the struggles that cannabis growers face, and in particular Black and brown growers. Plus, what is going on over there at Sony? Why did it take so long for Mike Richards to get fired?
I Do Not Dream of Labor
This week Jarrett & Tre'vell dig into the idea of rest: we know we need more. Why can't we get some?
Remember when the live remake of Beauty & the Beast came out and everyone was talking about it because it featured the first “exclusively gay moment” in a Disney film? Classic queerbaiting. This week, Jarrett & Tre’vell get so engrossed in their conversation on this topic, that they barely get through any of the material they prepared.
Black, Queer & Visible (Ft. Ryan Mitchell)
This week Jarrett and Tre’Vell debut the brand new segment, Ask FANTI. Our first question comes from Graysexual, a cis-man struggling with Queer Imposter Syndrome. Then, radio personality Ryan Mitchell joins the hosts to continue a conversation that started over drinks this past weekend, about the frustrations–and joys–of being Black and queer, and somewhat visible.
Puts you in a good mood
I love these guys! I listen on my walks and always grinning like a dummy.
Fun Hosts, Great Takes!
Just started listening to this one finally and I really enjoy the hosts' energy. They're taking on all kinds of challeging and interesting topics with the attitude of "things can be good and also bad at the same time, and let's be real about acknowledging both". Their energy and banter is fun and engaging. Great way for anyone to get some much needed minority perspective! Looking forward to digging into more of the backlog!
Sittin Up in My Car
Sittin up in my car, back here thinkin bout you. I must confess, I’m a mess for you, Tre’vell and Jarrett. I have a deep parasocial relationship with this podcast. I’ve fallen off my bottomless podcast diet in recent months, but FANTI is one of few I’m forever appointment listening to. From the guests, to the topics, to the call outs, to the queer Black perspectives… They just get it so right, and occasionally so wrong, and with so much nuance and balance to every topic I will always be tuning in for more.
I am quite literally sitting in my garage after finishing to this weeks episode. I hear that “leave us a rating” request every week but caught the spirit today and had to give my play cousins their hard-earned 5-stars. (And a sincere thank you for shouting out my lil queer Black bookstore on a few episodes too). Go listen, learn and love!