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They say art is a conversation starter and on More To Talk About we take that literally. Through in-depth conversations and curated digital resources for all of your curiosities, host Andrea Ambam connects you with the creatives and culture-makers who are pushing the boundaries of entertainment, diving deeper into the topics, themes, and questions ignited by today’s most acclaimed works on stage and screen.

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They say art is a conversation starter and on More To Talk About we take that literally. Through in-depth conversations and curated digital resources for all of your curiosities, host Andrea Ambam connects you with the creatives and culture-makers who are pushing the boundaries of entertainment, diving deeper into the topics, themes, and questions ignited by today’s most acclaimed works on stage and screen.

    Deep Dive: From FBI Profiler to Sports Psychology ft. Dr. Leeja Carter

    Deep Dive: From FBI Profiler to Sports Psychology ft. Dr. Leeja Carter

    Andrea Ambam sits down for a 1 to 1 interview with a special guest from a previous episode this season - Dr. Leeja Carter (Womanist Health Practitioner, CEO & Founder of The Coalition for Food & Health Equity). Find out more about Dr.  Leeja Carter and stay involved with her work at https://www.leejacarter.com/

    Feed your ongoing curiosities at www.moretotalkabout.com

    • 29 min
    Behind "Body Parts": Sex on Screen ft. Kristy Guevera-Flanagan, Helen Hood Scheer, and Dr. Stephane Dunn

    Behind "Body Parts": Sex on Screen ft. Kristy Guevera-Flanagan, Helen Hood Scheer, and Dr. Stephane Dunn

    BODY PARTS traces the evolution of "sex" on-screen from a woman’s perspective, uncovering the uncomfortable realities behind some of the most iconic scenes in cinema history and celebrating the bold creators leading the way for change. In conversation with the filmmakers, Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (Director of BODY PARTS) and Helen Hood Scheer (Producer of BODY PARTS), alongside Dr. Stephane Dunn (Cultural Critic, Filmmaker, & Author of SNITCHERS & Baad Bitches & Sassy Supermamas) we dive into the making of BODY PARTS and explore our visions for the culture-shifting conversations and progressive action that BODY PARTS can bring to the entertainment industry and beyond.

    Feed your ongoing curiosities at https://www.bodypartsfilm.com/ and www.moretotalkabout.com

    • 32 min
    Behind "The Year Between": Mental Illness on Screen ft. Alex Heller, HaJ, and Alexa James (NAMI Chicago)

    Behind "The Year Between": Mental Illness on Screen ft. Alex Heller, HaJ, and Alexa James (NAMI Chicago)

    The Year Between - currently streaming on Peacock - is the comedic, yet viscerally real depiction of a young adult learning to live alongside her recent bipolar diagnosis - all while juggling a leave of absence from college, family life, the Chicago suburbs, friendships,  therapy, and new self-care routines. In conversation with Alex Heller (Writer, Director, and Star of The Year Between), HaJ (Executive Producer of The Year Between), Alexa James (CEO of National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago), we traverse the making of The Year Between and discuss how raw, real, and sometimes chaotic depictions of mental illness on screen help shatter the stigma.

    For support and resources visit https://www.namichicago.org/resources

    Feed your ongoing curiosities at https://www.theyearbetweenfilm.com/ and  www.moretotalkabout.com

    • 39 min
    Behind "Mountains": Immigrant Representation on Screen ft. Monica Sorelle, Robert Colom, & DJ Reed (Define American)

    Behind "Mountains": Immigrant Representation on Screen ft. Monica Sorelle, Robert Colom, & DJ Reed (Define American)

    Coming to you live from Tribeca Film Festival 2023! Mountains is a new film centered around a Haitian demolition worker who seeks to buy a home amidst a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in Little Haiti, Miami.  Listen to an unvarnished conversation about the making of their debut feature film,  immigrant representation on screen, and the politics of Florida featuring Monica Sorelle (Director & Co-writer), Robert Colom (Co-writer & Producer), and DJ Reed (Senior Manager, Entertainment Partnerships and Advocacy at Define American). 
    Feed your ongoing curiosities at www.moretotalkabout.com 

    • 37 min
    Announcement: A Crossover Episode with Our Body Politic!

    Announcement: A Crossover Episode with Our Body Politic!

    Listen to More To Talk About on Our Body Politic this week! Exclusive interviews and audio covering the role of storytelling in ending the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Relatives Crisis, using the forthcoming documentary short We Ride For Her  as a launching point. 

    Listen to episode wherever you listen to podcast, and across the country on the radio for the next week: https://ourbodypolitic.com/

    To learn more about the film and action you can take visit: https://www.werideforher.com/

    • 1 min
    The Sheroism of Black Women Athletes ft. Dr. Leeja Carter, Khristina Williams, & Jamia Wilson

    The Sheroism of Black Women Athletes ft. Dr. Leeja Carter, Khristina Williams, & Jamia Wilson

    We love being live! Please note: audio has some technical difficulties from about 2:45-9:57. Thanks for your understanding :)

    FLEX by Candrice Jones follows a 1998 high school girl’s basketball team on their winding journey toward a potentially life-changing state championship game.

    Inspired by the events and themes within the adrenaline-packed play FLEX,  Andrea Ambam sits down with Dr. Leeja Carter (Black Feminist Sport Psychology Practitioner, CEO & Founder of The Coalition for Food & Health Equity), Khristina Williams (Founder of Girls Talk Sports TV), and Jamia Wilson (Activist and Writer) for a  myth-busting conversation about the unique experiences of Black women athletes.

    Feed your ongoing curiosities at www.moretotalkabout.com

    Featuring Audio from:
    MSNBC: Driving Race, Gender, And Sex in 'Flex' at Lincoln Center Theatre (https://www.msnbc.com/american-voices/watch/driving-race-gender-and-sex-in-flex-at-lincoln-center-theater-189416005960)

    • 22 min

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