9 episodes

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).

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    • Society & Culture

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).

    When Gospel Music Slaps...and Leaves a Mark Ft. Mychael Chinn

    When Gospel Music Slaps...and Leaves a Mark Ft. Mychael Chinn

    This week Jarrett and Tre'Vell take listeners to church, and talk about what it means to be black, queer and religious. They're joined by Mychael Chinn, the executive producer of Lifetime's upcoming movie The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel. Grab your hankies because they go deep and get personal.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    We Love Mo’Nique For Real

    We Love Mo’Nique For Real

    This week, Tre’Vell and Jarrett give Mo’Nique the FANTI treatment. After the powerhouse comedian earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Precious, she was well-positioned to land other major roles in studio releases, so...what happened? Are the stories about her being difficult to work with true, or might it have something to do with being a strong black woman from Baltimore not afraid to stand up for herself?

    • 54 min
    Tyler Perry and the MCU: Madea Cinematic Universe

    Tyler Perry and the MCU: Madea Cinematic Universe

    Love him or hate him, Tyler Perry is a force to be reckoned with. The entertainment mogul wrote his way out of homelessness, and now presides over a media empire, including the 330-acre lot bearing his name in Atlanta: Tyler Perry Studios. Jarrett and Tre’Vell get into why their fans of Perry, from his business acumen, the opportunities he’s created for black actors and his philanthropy. They also delve into Perry’s problem areas--the uneven quality of his writing, the pattern of colorism in his body of work, his portrayal of women on screen and wigs.
    Really bad wigs.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Why White People Love Wakanda

    Why White People Love Wakanda

    Since FANTI launched last month, white people have been emailing, texting, and DM-ing the hosts about loving the podcast even though they’re “not the target demographic”. In this episode, Tre’Vell and Jarrett ask the question: Uhhh...what do you mean by that?

    • 50 min
    The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!

    The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!

    Samuel L. Jackson once mused what an African American actor would have done with Daniel Kaluuya's role in Get Out, sparking a heated debate about casting Black British Actors for quintessentially American roles. Although that controversy raged years ago, it continued to simmer. With Cynthia Erivo's Oscar nod for playing Harriet Tubman in Harriet, and her upcoming portrayal of Aretha Franklin in Genius, this debate has erupted again, giving this conversation more urgency. On this week's FANTI, Tre'Vell and Jarrett break down why this is such a thorny issue, and also why it matters.

    • 47 min
    Wendy Williams, How YOU Doin’? You Okay Girl? Feat. Shar Jossell

    Wendy Williams, How YOU Doin’? You Okay Girl? Feat. Shar Jossell

    Tre’Vell and Jarrett are joined this week by special guest--and Wendy Williams stan--Shar Jossell. Once again, they had an entirely different show planned out and then...Wendy said some stuff, apologized, and said some more stuff. 
    Tune in to hear them grapple with the gaffe queen they love...kinda.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

jka1120 ,

A gift of a podcast

I love you guys. I hate to say the line that drives you crazy “I don’t think I’m your intended audience...” but your podcast is now Must-Listen for me. The first few episodes were challenging for me as a 40-yr old white-middle-class-married woman in the suburbs with a full-time job, surrounded at work by white-men 15 years older than me. I never would have considered myself biased, but I realized I was unconsciously sorting people into stereotypical groups because my interactions with people different from me is so limited. Listening to y’all chat expands my world and imagination. Thank you!

Angie From BK ,

Great Show

I really enjoy this show. Keep up the great content. At first I felt Fanti about the show but you two got me right! Xoxo

EyeonHim ,

Much needed perspective

Love listening weekly on controversial topics admitting that things are not always black and white. Thank you for mixed feelings a forum and bumping up against cancel culture.

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