Okay, Now Listen is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell. They share what’s on their minds, what they're binging and what’s blowing up their timelines. Brought to you by Netflix and Strong Black Lead.
Okay, Time For A Hot Take On Thanksgiving
This week, we start off by giving praise to Aunjanue Ellis for her role in the new film, 'King Richard,' and we ask how the hell Adele gets her hands on our diaries every album.
Then, we share our hot take about our true feelings for Thanksgiving. Remember this is a safe space, y'all. Finally, we give advice to a few listeners on their holiday season dilemmas.
Okay, Now We're Listening to 'Back Issue'
This week we’re dropping in your feeds early to share an episode of one of our favorite shows: Back Issue. This episode is all about reminiscing on the drama, the art, and the culture of 90s hip hop and R&B music videos.
Okay, We're Choosing Violence
This week, we share the excitement of 'Get You A Me," our brand new series on Netflix's 'Still Watching Netflix' Youtube channel. Then, we get into all the baby mama drama in the air starting with the latest episode of ‘Insecure’ and ending with Summer Walker’s new album ‘Still Over It.’ There's a lot of lessons to be learned between the two and we are grateful.
We spend the rest of the episode fanning out over the greatness that is 'The Harder They Fall,' Netflix's new all-black Western film. We get into the thirst, the fashion, and of course the violence. We share some of our favorite scenes including the badass women-led fight scenes. Finally, we rate some of our favorite fighting scenes of all time where fierce women get to battle it out.
Okay, Now We Live! (with Jazmine Sullivan)
This week, we check in to see if Sylvia has gotten the online push she needed to tune in to 'Crooklyn.' Plus, Scottie shares her latest Netflix binge, Maid, while Sylvia talks Insecure Fest and the final season of the series.
Then, we head to Soho House West Hollywood to chat with the one and only, Jazmine Sullivan. We talk about the makings of her latest project, Heaux Tales, as well as her thoughts on crafting the perfect breakup song.
Okay, The B.A.P.S. Are Back In Town
In this week’s episode, Scottie catches us up on the trials and tribulations of being a new dog mom while Sylvia is still recovering from all the birthday celebrations of Libra season.
Then, we revisit the latest throwback hit added to the Netflix archive: Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle Reid’s ’97 comedy, B.A.P.S. We revisit the amazing yet sometimes overlooked film before diving into a conversation about what makes a movie a Black classic or Blassic.
We discuss our “Officially Unofficial Rules of Blassics,” including some of our favorite Blassics of all time. Finally, we do the unthinkable and share a Blassic film we secretly still haven’t seen.
Okay, Dear Black People
On this week’s episode, we check in with Scottie about her month-long stay in LA and what she's looking forward to for her upcoming birthday. We see you, Libras.
Then, we sit down with our good sis Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins, who plays hard-working Joelle Brooks on Netflix's Dear White People. We catch up with Ashley about her Vogue-covered wedding and the importance of her tribe after moving to LA with $800 and a dream. Finally, we chat about Dear White People’s contribution to the culture and get the tea on their final, musical season.
The Baby Goats
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I’ve been following Scottie Beam for years, but this podcast came at the exact moment! It’s like listening to my big sisters take the words out of my mouth. The passion, the blackness, the authentic sisterhood… I love it!!
Ain’t nothing like a podcast that mimics a good kiki with your girls. Love it