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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.
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On this episode, we check-in about big life changes — Sylvia’s cross country move and Scottie’s first baecation!Then, we get really real and open up about failures. We share how hardships in our lives and careers have led to our successes and how important it is to honor the hard times too.Finally, we wrap up the episode with recommendations that give you the confidence to keep moving forward and a playlist that'll have you ready to make your next big move.
On this episode, we check-in about what phase we're really in when it comes to this quarantine. Then, we get our entire lives while in conversation with the one and only, Nia Long. She talks with us about her new Netflix film, Fatal Affair, her legacy, and how all black girls are extensions of one another. Finally, we wrap up the episode with some recommendations that'll have you set on your next television and album binge.
Okay, Dating Is The Ghetto

Okay, Dating Is The Ghetto

2020-07-0901:02:512

On this episode, we begin with a major life update and an ode to our love for New York City. Then, we spend some time examining the ups and downs of the single life. How did we get here? Why are we still here? Can we make it look as good as Traces Ellis Ross does? We need answers. Finally, we wrap up the episode with some recommendations that'll have you feeling like you want to (or your money back guarantee).
On this episode, we decide to keep the spirit of Father's Day alive by ranking some of our favorite fine ass daddies (and the standards are quite high). Then, we chat with the one and only Spike Lee about his newest Netflix film, Da 5 Bloods, and the importance of love between Black men. Finally, if you’re running a little behind on showing love to the Black men in your life, we have some recommendations that'll help you help them glow from the inside out.
On this episode, we chat about our weariness of the ways of the world (cue Solange's Weary). We share what's been the most challenging parts within the fight for Black justice while also highlighting the need to support the Black women and trans community who are also in this fight. Then, we share some of our feel goods of the moment, which include lots of television binging and the albums that'll really get you in your feelings (or out of them). Finally, we put you on to some solid Black voices that can help steer you through all that's going on and also some organizations that you can show up for, financially or otherwise. Amplifying Black Voices: @MsPackyetti, @IamGMJohnson, @wesleylowery, @emarvelous, @theccync, @mark.c, @jennydeluxe, @darian, @speakpatrice, @reagangomez, @nifmuhammad, @jnthnwll Organizations To Support: Black Lives Matter Minnesota Freedom Fund Black Visions Collective Campaign Zero Reclaim The Block Healing Minneapolis Disability Justice Mutual Aid Fund Mutual Aid Fund by the Anti-Police Terror Project
On this episode, we're feeling extra lovey dovey so we decided to check in about how quarantine is a very different experience for those of us who are boo'd up and those of us who are not. We also chat about some of our favorite romance films.   Then, Issa Rae comes by to talk about her newest Netflix film, Lovebirds. And, of course, we get some tea about her thoughts on the response to this season of Insecure. And lastly, we end the show with some recommendations that'll make you feel good about your home and yourself. Follow us on Twitter: @SylviaObell @ScottieBeam @StrongBlackLead
On this episode, we remember the lives of Andre Harrell, Little Richard, and Betty Wright, three legends we lost this past week. We also give thanks to Erykah Badu and Jill Scott for offering us some love and warmth during their Verzuz battle. Then, we interview Nadia Hallgren, the director of the new Netflix documentary, Becoming, which follows the book tour of our forever First Lady, Michelle Obama. And lastly, a reflection on the tragic murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the ever present burdens of being Black in America. Follow us on Twitter: @SylviaObell @ScottieBeam @StrongBlackLead
Okay, Our Mics Are On

Okay, Our Mics Are On

2020-04-3038:54

DISCLAIMER: This episode was recorded before the gift that is Beyoncé on the Savage remix. Please still listen, y'all. Allow us to introduce ourselves! We're kicking off Okay, Now Listen, with an introduction on who we are and a little background on our friendship (this ain't no girl group manufactured in a lab). Then, we do a brief catch up session and share what's been helping us cope in the midst of quarantine craziness. Follow us on Twitter: @SylviaObell @ScottieBeam @StrongBlackLead
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. Coming to wherever you get your podcasts on April 30th!
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