90 episodes

Hear to Slay is the Black feminist podcast of your dreams—compelling conversations curated in only the way Black women can. Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom offer uncommonly incisive reads of the politics that shape the world we live in and the popular culture we consume. If you want to laugh as much as you want to be challenged, if you’re seriously smart but refuse to take yourself too seriously at all, come a little closer because we are here and hear, to slay.

Hear to Slay Roxane Gay and Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 133 Ratings

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Hear to Slay is the Black feminist podcast of your dreams—compelling conversations curated in only the way Black women can. Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom offer uncommonly incisive reads of the politics that shape the world we live in and the popular culture we consume. If you want to laugh as much as you want to be challenged, if you’re seriously smart but refuse to take yourself too seriously at all, come a little closer because we are here and hear, to slay.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Best of HTS: Adults Ain't It (with Jason Reynolds)

    Best of HTS: Adults Ain't It (with Jason Reynolds)

    YA (aka the Young Adult genre) author Jason Reynolds on his love for teens and why he writes specifically for them. Plus Roxane and Tressie x-ray Meghan and the Royal Family, and we hear from publisher Chris Jackson on why 2020 was such a big year for Black writers. [Editor's note: this episode originally aired March, 2021, but we think it's worth a relisten. Enjoy.]
    Hear all episodes of Hear to Slay: Subscribe to the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts:. Go to: apple.co/slay
    Or visit LuminaryPodcasts.com.
    Hear To Slay theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura. Curtis Fox is the senior producer. Sarah Wyman and Catherine Fenollosa are the producers. Production help from Lauren Garcia and Kaityln Adams. Ali McPherson and Isoke Samuel are the interns.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Best of HTS: The Fat Tax (with Sabrina Strings and Sonya Renee Taylor)

    Best of HTS: The Fat Tax (with Sabrina Strings and Sonya Renee Taylor)

    An episode so good it deserves to be heard again. Sabrina Strings joins Roxane and Tressie to discuss the racist historical roots of fat phobia and what it means for health care today . Plus, Sonya Renee Taylor coaches Roxane and Tressie on how to accept their bodies, and why self-love is a contagious political act.
    Hear all episodes of Hear to Slay: Subscribe to the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts:. Go to: apple.co/slay
    Or visit LuminaryPodcasts.com.

    Hear To Slay theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura. Curtis Fox is the senior producer. Sarah Wyman and Catherine Fenollosa are the producers. Production help from Lauren Garcia and Kaityln Adams. Ali McPherson and Isoke Samuel are the interns.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    I See You (with Esther Perel)

    I See You (with Esther Perel)

    Therapist Esther Perel on what happened to us during COVID, and how to reconnect with friends and lovers after a year of isolation and grief. Plus, this is the final show of Season 2 of Hear To Slay; Roxane and Tressie look back on some highlights.

    Mentions:
    * Esther Perel's website: https://www.estherperel.com/

    Credits: Curtis Fox is the senior producer. Catherine Fenollosa is the producer. Ali McPherson and Isoke Samuel are the associate producers. Production help from Lauren Garcia and Kaityln Adams. Hear To Slay theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Swipe Right for The Climate (with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson)

    Swipe Right for The Climate (with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson)

    Climate change is coming for us all, especially black and brown people. What can we do about it? Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, marine biologist and co-host of the podcast “How to Save a Planet,” talks about her solutions-oriented approach. Plus listeners explain how the climate is changing their lives.

    Mentions:
    The Green New Deal text
    All We Can Save: Truth, Courage and Solutions for the Climate Crisis
    How to Save a Planet podcast

    Credits: Curtis Fox is the senior producer. Catherine Fenollosa is the producer. Ali McPherson and Isoke Samuel are the associate producers. Production help from Lauren Garcia and Kaityln Adams. Hear To Slay theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura.

    • 56 min
    The Hot Vax Relationship Podcast (with Kiaundra Jackson)

    The Hot Vax Relationship Podcast (with Kiaundra Jackson)

    How to reconnect with friends and lovers, with Kiaundra Jackson, a marriage and family therapist. Also, Tressie and Roxane tell how they met, and we hear from listeners about what changed in their relationships in COVID times.

    Mentions:
    * Boomers Got the Vax SNL gag: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hekDuCBxCc
    * Kiaundra Jackson’s website: https://kiaundrajackson.com/


    Credits: Curtis Fox is the senior producer. Catherine Fenollosa is the producer. Ali McPherson and Isoke Samuel are the associate producers. Production help from Lauren Garcia and Kaityln Adams. Hear To Slay theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura.

    • 10 min
    Feather Thy Nest (with HGTV's Carmeon Hamilton)

    Feather Thy Nest (with HGTV's Carmeon Hamilton)

    Home improvement help is on the way. Carmeon Hamilton, HGTV’s newest design star, explains what it means to have a style in our homes that reflects who we are. Plus Roxane and Tressie hear from listeners about their pandemic home improvement projects. People have been BUSY.

    Mentions:
    * Carmeon Hamilton’s website
    * Hear to Slay Art of Living Center Retreat

    Credits: Curtis Fox is the senior producer. Catherine Fenollosa is the producer. Ali McPherson and Isoke Samuel are the associate producers. Production help from Lauren Garcia and Kaityln Adams. Hear To Slay theme music by Taka Yasuzawa and Alex Sugiura.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

jjrthopp ,

Fantastic and rejuvenating!

What a wonderful podcast. The discussion is centered, interesting, and invigorating. I could listen to these two relaxing and real voices all day. Great guests, great conversation. This is the soundtrack of our times!

Gregvvvv ,

White women

Sorry I prefer white women

monkeygirl910 ,

So funny!

These 2 are hilarious! Such great topics and conversations 🌟 - Elle Madsen, Creator & Host of Lady Empire

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