7 episodes

The official companion podcast for the original Netflix film, Rustin. Each week, journalist and author Tre’vell Anderson builds a world of context by bringing you insights, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes perspectives through conversation with the artists who made the film. You'll also hear from scholars, journalists and activists as they wrestle with the legacy of Bayard Rustin, one of the civil rights movement's most complicated and compelling figures. He challenged authority, he never apologized for who he was, and despite making history he was nearly forgotten. Until now.
We also include bonus audio from a newly created walking tour of The National Mall in Washington D.C., commemorating Rustin's role in organizing the historic 1963 March on Washington.
Rustin premieres on Netflix on November 17.

The Official Rustin Podcast Netflix

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

The official companion podcast for the original Netflix film, Rustin. Each week, journalist and author Tre’vell Anderson builds a world of context by bringing you insights, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes perspectives through conversation with the artists who made the film. You'll also hear from scholars, journalists and activists as they wrestle with the legacy of Bayard Rustin, one of the civil rights movement's most complicated and compelling figures. He challenged authority, he never apologized for who he was, and despite making history he was nearly forgotten. Until now.
We also include bonus audio from a newly created walking tour of The National Mall in Washington D.C., commemorating Rustin's role in organizing the historic 1963 March on Washington.
Rustin premieres on Netflix on November 17.

    Creating Bayard Rustin (with Toni-Leslie James)

    Creating Bayard Rustin (with Toni-Leslie James)

    In this first episode of The Official Rustin Podcast, host Tre’vell Anderson sits down with renowned costume designer Toni-Leslie James to discuss her process of outfitting the world of the film Rustin, her use of color and style to communicate affinities, and which scene is her favorite - and why you should give it special attention.
    Rustin is streaming now on Netflix.

    The Official Rustin Podcast is a production of Netflix, Pineapple Street Studios and Slayzhon
    Host: Tre'vell Anderson
    Producer: Corey Antonio Rose
    Managing Producer: Erin Kelly
    Mix engineer: Hannis Brown
    Fact checking: Dina Kleiner
    Special thanks to Josh Gwynn
    Executive Producer, Pineapple Street: Gabrielle Lewis
    Executive Producer, Slayzhon: Tre'vell Anderson
    Executive Producer, Netflix: David Markowitz

    • 22 min
    Bayard Rustin’s Legacy (with Dr. Marcus Lee and Dr. Joyce Ladner)

    Bayard Rustin’s Legacy (with Dr. Marcus Lee and Dr. Joyce Ladner)

    Tre’vell Anderson speaks with celebrated civil rights activist Dr. Joyce Ladner about her firsthand experience working alongside Bayard Rustin to organize the March on Washington. (She's played by actress Jules Latimer in the film.) But first, Tre'vell explores Bayard Rustin's legacy on the Morehouse campus in conversation with Dr. Marcus Lee, social scientist and writer with expertise in Black Studies - and a special connection to Rustin.
    Rustin is streaming now on Netflix.

    The Official Rustin Podcast is a production of Netflix, Pineapple Street Studios and Slayzhon
    Host: Tre'vell Anderson
    Producer: Corey Antonio Rose
    Managing Producer: Erin Kelly
    Mix engineer: Hannis Brown
    Fact checking: Dina Kleiner
    Special thanks to Josh Gwynn
    Executive Producer, Pineapple Street: Gabrielle Lewis
    Executive Producer, Slayzhon: Tre'vell Anderson
    Executive Producer, Netflix: David Markowitz

    • 35 min
    The Women of the Civil Rights Movement (with Dr. Ashley Farmer)

    The Women of the Civil Rights Movement (with Dr. Ashley Farmer)

    In the third episode of The Official Rustin Podcast, host Tre’vell Anderson speaks with Dr. Ashley Farmer, historian of Black women’s history, intellectual history and radical politics, about the women of the Civil Rights movement. The ways they were overlooked, their true contributions, and what our celebrated civil rights leaders could have done to raise the platform of women at the time.

    The Official Rustin Podcast is a production of Netflix, Pineapple Street Studios and Slayzhon
    Host: Tre'vell Anderson
    Producer: Corey Antonio Rose
    Managing Producer: Erin Kelly
    Mix engineer: Hannis Brown
    Fact checking: Dina Kleiner
    Special thanks to Josh Gwynn
    Executive Producer, Pineapple Street: Gabrielle Lewis
    Executive Producer, Slayzhon: Tre'vell Anderson
    Executive Producer, Netflix: David Markowitz

    • 26 min
    Bringing Bayard to Life (with George C. Wolfe and Colman Domingo)

    Bringing Bayard to Life (with George C. Wolfe and Colman Domingo)

    Tre’vell Anderson speaks with director George C. Wolfe about bringing the world around Bayard to life on screen. They also discuss how the film’s score helped to depict Bayard’s inner monologue. Then we hear from Colman Domingo, who stars as Bayard Rustin in the film, about the sense of responsibility and purpose he felt while inhabiting this role. 
    The Official Rustin Podcast is a production of Netflix, Pineapple Street Studios and Slayzhon
    Host: Tre'vell Anderson
    Producer: Corey Antonio Rose
    Managing Producer: Erin Kelly
    Mix engineer: Hannis Brown
    Fact checking: Dina Kleiner
    Special thanks to Josh Gwynn
    Executive Producer, Pineapple Street: Gabrielle Lewis
    Executive Producer, Slayzhon: Tre'vell Anderson
    Executive Producer, Netflix: David Markowitz

    • 41 min
    The Many Sides of Bayard

    The Many Sides of Bayard

    In this, the final episode of our series, we look more closely at what it was like to be an openly gay Black man in the 1950s and how it affected Bayard's private life and public persona. Tre'vell invites Dr. Marcus Lee back to the podcast along with journalist and author, Ernest Owens, to discuss some of the more complicated aspects of Rustin's legacy.
    Rustin is streaming now on Netflix.
    The Official Rustin Podcast is a production of Netflix, Pineapple Street Studios and Slayzhon
    Host: Tre'vell Anderson
    Producer: Corey Antonio Rose
    Managing Producer: Erin Kelly
    Mix engineer: Hannis Brown
    Fact checking: Dina Kleiner
    Special thanks to Josh Gwynn
    Executive Producer, Pineapple Street: Gabrielle Lewis
    Executive Producer, Slayzhon: Tre'vell Anderson
    Executive Producer, Netflix: David Markowitz

    • 27 min
    Introducing The Official Rustin Podcast

    Introducing The Official Rustin Podcast

    Bayard Rustin challenged authority, never apologized for who he was, and despite making history was nearly forgotten. Until now. Join journalist and author Tre’vell Anderson as they bring you insights, anecdotes and behind-the-scenes perspectives from the artists who made the Netflix original film, Rustin. You'll also hear from scholars, journalists and activists as they wrestle with the legacy of Bayard Rustin, one of the civil rights movements most complicated and compelling figures.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Carla denim ,

Outstanding

Outstanding film about an outstanding activist, organizer, and visionary.
Informative and engaging interviews to help explain the backstory, and the front story…

Top Podcasts In TV & Film

Just B Divorced with Bethenny Frankel
iHeartPodcasts
Who Killed the Video Star: The Story of MTV
Audacy Studios
Not Skinny But Not Fat
Dear Media, Amanda Hirsch
FX’s Shōgun: The Official Podcast
FX
Give Them Lala
Lala Kent | Cumulus Podcast Network
Watch What Crappens
Ben Mandelker & Ronnie Karam | Wondery

You Might Also Like

This American Life
This American Life
Fresh Air
NPR
Criminal
Vox Media Podcast Network
Code Switch
NPR
Serial
Serial Productions & The New York Times
The Daily
The New York Times