At Black Girl Magic headquarters, senior editors Cori Murray (@corimurray), Charli Penn (@ManWifeDog) host ESSENCE's Yes, Girl! Podcast every Thursday. The award-nominated, podcast fills your glass with celebrity interviews, pop culture and unapologetic perspective. From week-to-week, they're uplifting everybody who’s taking Black culture a little higher.
Ruth E. Carter Teaches Us How To Dress Like Royalty
Two months into 2021, and we're still at home, but we know we're not the only ones. At least we have streaming, food delivery, and podcasts (wink, wink) to keep us company. Speaking of streaming...lately, our Friday nights have been spent watching 90's and early 00's re-runs. That's why we're beyond excited for the return of Coming to America (available on Amazon Prime March 5th). It's the best of both worlds - old-school nostalgia and new content for the weekend.
To get us in a regal state of mind, Academy Award-Winning Costume Designer, Ruth E. Carter, stopped by (virtually of course), to give Cori and Charli some tips, and share anecdotes about her 30-plus year career, styling some of our favorite celebrities for the most iconic movies.
NOTE: This episode is sponsored by Crown Royal
So, what's your favorite moment from the original Coming to America? Let us know, and be sure to use #yesgirlpodcast.
Yes Girl Hosts: Cori Murray (@corimurray) + Charli Penn (@charlipenn)
Bookings: Cori Murray + Charli Penn
Audio: Anthony Frasier (@anthonyfrasier)
Music: Gold Standard Creative (@gscdotnyc)
Tessa Thompson and Aja Naomi King Spread Love (and Style) The Christmas Way
Bellas, we're back...well for a quick moment. It's been a while since we got together and we've missed you.
Although 2020 has been a roller coaster of highs and lows, we had to end the year, and our podcast season, with some love.
Actresses Tessa Thompson and Aja Naomi King (virtually) stopped by to reminisce on vintage Black excellence and share about their upcoming movie, Sylvie's Love (available on Amazon Prime December 23rd). Plus Cori and Charli say "see ya' 2020" and share their final quarantine thoughts for the year.
Wanna share your goodbye message to 2020? Be sure to use #yesgirlpodcast.
Janelle Monae Talks Rest As Resistance For Black Women
This week, we’re talking to singer, songwriter, businesswoman, and actress...THE Electric Lady herself -- Janelle Monae (@janellemonae), whose new movie Antebellum is out now on-demand. She chats with hosts, Cori Murray (@corimurray) + Charli Penn (@charlipenn) about why it’s time for Black women to put their capes down, and rest for a moment, even when a revolution is happening.
Share your thoughts on social using #yesgirlpodcast.
Yes, Girl! Tributes Chadwick Boseman, The King
There has been and will be no one like him. On this special encore episode which originally aired on December 6, 2019, Cori and Charli spoke with the late Chadwick Boseman and 21 Bridges cast mate Stephan James , gleaning gems about his method and finding laughs along the way. Rest in power, King.
Do You Know How To Chase Your Passion?
This episode of Yes, Girl! Podcast is an #UnBossed Podcast Takeover! *Cue the airhorns!* Our ESSENCE Podcast Network sister, Marquita Harris had a very real conversation with Monika Johnson, Associate Vice President at Nationwide and Patrice Johnson, CEO of Seek Wisdom Find Wealth about what it means to find and purse your passions and how to pivot when things (like a global pandemic) happen out of nowhere. Get into it and let us know what you think #UnBossedPodcast #YesGirlPodcast
Tamron Hall Teaches Us How To Bet On Ourselves!
Broadcast news and daytime talk royalty Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) is here! And she breaks down what it means to be a trailblazer in journalism, why being raised by a village was so important for her, and what it really means to bet on yourself as a Black woman. Let us know what you think using #YesGirlPodcast on social!
This is my feel great motivational zone!! Love this podcast!!! It’s uplifting and empowering and the interviews are hilarious and give a more in-depth point of view of the black actors and actresses that I see and b screen!! Keep it up!! Yassssss!!!!
Where are the new episodes?
Loved the episode with John David and Uncle Clifford
It showed the breadth and diversity of the black man.