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).
We Changed Our Minds… Maybe
Jarrett and Tre'vell are celebrating episode 100 by reflecting on seven of their most controversial episodes and discussing if whether they still feel the same way about each topic.
Jarrett and Tre'vell kick off 2022 by re-dropping the very first FANTI episode, which discusses Kevin Hart's Oscars 2019 controversy.
Bye, Ashy! FANTI’s Top Five of 2020
We are two episodes away from our 100th episode. To celebrate, we are re-dropping Episode 48, “Bye, Ashy! FANTI’s Top Five of 2020,” which has Jarrett and Tre’vell explaining why their favorite moments made the top five while also providing you with some guideposts if you’re planning a 2022 treasure hunt through the FANTI collection.
What Mary Didn’t Know … A Sexy FANTI Christmas (ft. Mykal Kilgore and Mychael Chinn)
Jarrett and Tre’vell are gifting your ears with some holiday bops! And they have invited friends scripted executive of “Kirk Franklin's A Gospel Christmas” Mychael Chinn, and R&B singer and songwriter Mykal Kilgore to talk about holiday songs they love and hate.
The long-awaited Jussie Smollett episode is here, and Tre’vell and Jarrett dig into the complex and complicado of the sticky situation.
Karen’s Comin' to Town (ft. Dr. James Simmons, Robert Myrick, Donovan X Ramsey)
In this week’s episode, Jarrett and Tre'vell ask real estate developer and broker Robert Myrick and L.A. Times reporter Donovan X. Ramsey some thorny questions about gentrification, such as, can Black people be gentrifiers? It’s a thought-provoking conversation that gets into the history of this process, dissecting why Black and Brown people are the ones to lose when Karen moves into the neighborhood.
Obsessed with this show
These two are so smart, hilarious, and honest. I couldn’t ask for more.
Insightful and Life changing
I originally wrote a review about how I wasn’t the target audience for the show but enjoyed the insight and perspectives… Now as I look back, I was so very wrong.
I was exactly the target audience.
When I listen and examine the hard hitting and honest conversations, I realized that every issue covered is either relatable despite my race.. Or it is a rare topic that I feel bad inside about afterward. I deserve to feel that emotion because It is then my work to try to come to terms with, and fix any reasons why I feel that way.
In the time I have listened, I have tried to help guide others to the podcast and to reconnect and thank positive Black role models from my childhood, who no matter what happened to them, shone as pillars of their communities. Who also continued to be leaders of courage and conviction during the trump era.
When I was young I was in a position of extreme privilege where I was able to be exposed to positive Black role models as a young “back woods suburban” white child.
I had a very strong and skilled Black master coach take me under his wing at a tournament when I was alone.
He helped me focus and gave me advice when he didn’t have to do anything, I wasn’t his student. But he always lifts people up unselfishly.
I was always more accepting than my family and peers , but that was the day I began to understand and slowly recognize my communities silent programing. That day I began to deeply question everyone and everything even more because the evidence I witnessed was not what I expected.
I moved away for college and never went back.
As I looked at social media during the trump era I realized that my family and many old friends are extremely more racist than I ever imagined…
I am so disappointed in people in my old sports community that pretend to respect strong black leaders in the community to their faces to gain knowledge and skills… and feel fully justified supporting white supremacy in private.
I sat down and wrote a letter apologizing for not being able to do enough to change people for the better and not recognizing what was happening at the time. And apologizing that it still happens to this day and reaffirming that I have work to do to help make change in the world. My child will be prepared to love everyone for who they are.
This podcast is a vehicle for reflection and growth. All we have to do is be willing to listen, reflect, and work to better ourselves.