39 min

Should We Be Talking About Kanye‪?‬ Pop Cultured with theSkimm

    • Society & Culture

Since the breakup of Kimye, it seems like we’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians more than ever. We’re watching made-for-TV type drama unfold IRL, and you can’t go on social media without seeing the rapper going viral. 
But not all fans are here for the spectacle. Some say that the way Ye’s talking about his ex and her new boyfriend are abusive and triggering, while others are questioning his current mental health status. And others say it’s all a publicity stunt for his new “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy”' Netflix doc or the “Donda 2” album release. 
Whatever’s going on, it’s complicated. And if we’re talking about it, are we part of the problem? We’re asking an expert.  
Next, we close out Black History Month by highlighting a golden era of Black TV – the ’90s and the early 2000s. We speak with Trey Mangum of Shadow & Act about his favorite Black sitcoms and how they influenced generations of TV watchers.
You’ll hear from:
Dr. Maia Niguel Hoskin, writer, activist and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Clinical at Loyola Marymount University.
Trey Mangum, managing editor at Shadow & Act
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Skimm'd by Senior Producer and Host Bridget Armstrong. Produced by Alaisha Key. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. TheSkimm’s senior director of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

Since the breakup of Kimye, it seems like we’ve been keeping up with the Kardashians more than ever. We’re watching made-for-TV type drama unfold IRL, and you can’t go on social media without seeing the rapper going viral. 
But not all fans are here for the spectacle. Some say that the way Ye’s talking about his ex and her new boyfriend are abusive and triggering, while others are questioning his current mental health status. And others say it’s all a publicity stunt for his new “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy”' Netflix doc or the “Donda 2” album release. 
Whatever’s going on, it’s complicated. And if we’re talking about it, are we part of the problem? We’re asking an expert.  
Next, we close out Black History Month by highlighting a golden era of Black TV – the ’90s and the early 2000s. We speak with Trey Mangum of Shadow & Act about his favorite Black sitcoms and how they influenced generations of TV watchers.
You’ll hear from:
Dr. Maia Niguel Hoskin, writer, activist and Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Clinical at Loyola Marymount University.
Trey Mangum, managing editor at Shadow & Act
Want more Skimm? 


Sign up for our free daily newsletter

Subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts


Skimm'd by Senior Producer and Host Bridget Armstrong. Produced by Alaisha Key. Engineered by Andrew Callaway. TheSkimm’s senior director of audio is Graelyn Brashear.

39 min

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