Another Round

Another Round

Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.

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Episode 13: Another Round Live! (with Roxane Gay) - Encore

Another Round

The inimitable Roxane Gay, a quiz about white guys in public radio, Tracy's Joke Time, and more!

75 Min

Jun 14, 2017

Episode 93: Find Your Cackle (with Doreen St. Felix and Durga Chew-Bose)

Another Round

Doreen reflects on Kara Walker, Durga considers porch life, and we wonder: why did white girls in the 90s all want to be marine biologists?

40 Min

Jun 7, 2017

Episode 92: Sliding in on a Shrimp Sandwich (with Marcus Samuelsson)

Another Round

Marcus Samuelsson talks herring and Swedish fish, Tracy trolls her very white alma mater, and Heben finds the greatest idiom of all time.

60 Min

May 31, 2017

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62 min
Apr 26, 2017
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Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw talks intersectionality and #SayHerName, Tracy defends bats, and Heben celebrates a real life "Sister, Sister" story.

64 min
Apr 12, 2017
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Fresh Prince alum Karyn Parsons, Tracy's Lyft driver from hell, and what everybody's dying to know: would Carlton Banks be a Trump supporter?

59 min
Apr 5, 2017
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Lizzo on Prince and body positivity, the Donald Trump/KFC conspiracy, and the return of Tracy's Joke Time

63 min
Mar 29, 2017
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Heben catches up with Yassir about his new TV show "Making History," then revisits a vintage episode featuring him and Nicki Minaj's infamous pickle juice speech.

24 min
Mar 22, 2017
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Black laughter is revolutionary, so we asked Nichole Perkins and Aaron Edwards into the stude.

48 min
Mar 15, 2017
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If you didn't think space and justice for sexual assault survivors could be in the same episode, you thought wrong!

95 min
Mar 8, 2017
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We've got an exclusive, extra long conversation with the one and only Remy Ma!

50 min
Mar 1, 2017
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We chat with Jordan Peele about his directorial debut "Get Out" and Reginald VelJohnson, then celebrate nail polish, tidying up, and our Tom Green trap remix.

67 min
Feb 22, 2017
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It's BlackER History Month this year because we're already black as hell, so we're just turning it it way up!

57 min
Feb 15, 2017
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This week we've got music on the brain and in the bedroom. And Kelly Rowland!

69 min
Feb 8, 2017
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We celebrate Blacker History Month with some unsung heroes, talking Kanye with Jezebel's Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, and interview Vann R. Newkirk II.

57 min
Feb 1, 2017
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With so much on our minds and hearts, we invite friends Ahmed Ali Akbar (host of our sibling podcast See Something Say Something) and Bim Adewunmi, reporter extraordinaire, to chat with us about Muslim identity and resistance.

63 min
Jan 25, 2017
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Inauguration. The Women's March. The beginning of Trump's presidency. It's...a lot.

55 min
Jan 18, 2017
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Kim Drew and Tunde Olaniran pop by to bless the newly-inaugurated stude.

40 min
Jan 4, 2017
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Happy New Year! Join us for a very special (read: hungover) episode where the brilliant Stacy-Marie Ishmael, friend of the show and John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, reads us (nicely), then gives us advice. If you want Stacy-Marie to fix yo...

60 min
Dec 28, 2016
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Join us for quick trip to DC where we talk to Ambassador Susan Rice—national security advisor to the Obama administration— about Trump & her successor Michael Flynn, Russia & fake news, and Syria & US intervention. She gives us the deets ab...

62 min
Dec 21, 2016
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Yooo it’s our first ever call-in show! We’re so hype to be calling some of you, our listeners, on the phone to discuss how you're dealing with family members who don't get you. Guess what: it's really hard! And messy! We also get our h...

60 min
Dec 14, 2016
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Join us for the mane event—an episode dedicated to all things HAIR. We talk about going natural with the godmother of brown beauty bloggers, Afrobella, and later catch up with Yene Damtew, stylist to the Obama women, about Michelle's inauguration ...

1 min
Dec 13, 2016
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A little announcement: Another Round is moving to Wednesdays! Stay tuned for our all-new hair-themed episode coming tomorrow (12/14)! Have you looked at you today? Club going up...on a Wednesday.

64 min
Dec 6, 2016
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Heben and Tracy are back together in the stude!! And Janet Mock blesses us with her presence to talk about her glow, Beyoncé, and her new HBO film The Trans List. Follow Janet at @janetmock. We still want to hear how your family conversations about ...

59 min
Nov 29, 2016
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This week, you’ll hear from past guests - prolific writers & avid readers - answering questions ranging from, “When was the first time you saw yourself represented in literature?” to “Why are so many books about white boys and their dogs?" You...

61 min
Nov 22, 2016
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Heben talks with Dr. Adrienne Keene about Standing Rock and the #NoDAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) movement in North Dakota. We hear stories from people on the ground about preparing for winter, police violence, and healing. Plus: Heben's names quiz...

68 min
Nov 15, 2016
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Heben and Bim are processing the election. Come process it with us. And we promise: there is so much laughter in this episode. Follow Bim Adewunmi at @bimadew, and read her essay on fanfiction at buzzfeed.com/bimadewunmi/how-fanfic-helps-black-women-...

42 min
Nov 1, 2016
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One year ago, Hillary Clinton sat down with us in Davenport, Iowa, and we interviewed her about Black Lives Matter, reparations, sexism in politics, The Good Wife (RIP!), squirrels, and so much more. In advance of the 2016 presidential election, we...

55 min
Oct 28, 2016
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Surprise bonus thing in your feed this week!! We are THRILLED to introduce you to the newest BuzzFeed podcast, See Something Say Something, hosted by Ahmed Ali Akbar. It's a show where people talk about what it feels like to be Muslim in America...

65 min
Oct 25, 2016
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This week, our favorite moments from past interviews come together around a theme: immigrant narratives. You'll hear from Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Anil Dash, Jenny Zhang, Padma Lakshmi, Hannah Giorgis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Uzo Aduba. (This is an ex...

20 min
Oct 18, 2016
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It's fall, and what better time to avoid election coverage than cozying up in some cute sweatpants and gettin' down with a good book? We talk to a few of our favorite people to find out what they're reading, so grab your hot toddy and ge...

41 min
Oct 11, 2016
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Tracy deconstructs myths about drugs and drug use with Dr. Carl Hart, a professor, scientist, and researcher at Columbia University. Plus, we want to keep you in the loop about Heben, so please know we are still working out the details of her return....

46 min
Oct 4, 2016
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We revisit episode #3 with the glorious Issa Rae in honor of her new show Insecure, which premiers Oct. 9th on HBO. Plus, we hope that listening back to our conversation about racist frats is a reminder that if you're a person of color on a predom...

49 min
Sep 27, 2016
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The world’s been so stressful lately…does it give anyone else the urge to clean? Rachel Wilkerson Miller aka the Black Martha Stewart is here to fix your life and teach you how to aspire to organization as self-care. Her simple tips include things like...

10 min
Sep 20, 2016
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In this shot, the hilarious Nicole Byer describes what it feels like to psyche herself up before a stand-up comedy set. Plus, Tracy poses a call-in question: What are you trying to unlearn? Record a voice memo with your answer and email it to another...

49 min
Sep 13, 2016
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Tracy sits down with the only (?) film/tv director to have a Barbie doll made in her image—Ava DuVernay, who talks about her new show Queen Sugar, living her dream, and learning how to say "no." Plus, BuzzFeed beauty editor Essence Gant takes...

49 min
Sep 6, 2016
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Tracy and guest host Bim Adewunmi hang out with comedian Nicole Byer, who has a new MTV show called 'Loosely, Exactly Nicole' (which she originally wanted to name something else... ), a deep knowledge of The Baby-Sitters Club, and the ability...

50 min
Aug 30, 2016
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Podcast queen Brittany Luse (host of Sampler and For Colored Nerds) joins Tracy and guest host Hannah Giorgis to talk about nerddom, the Midwest, Howard, memes, hair, and more. Plus: some thoughts on the Olympics and the return of Tracy's Joke Tim...

63 min
Aug 9, 2016
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Slate's Aisha Harris joins Tracy and guest co-host Bim Adewunmi to talk about the Black Film Canon and revel in some favorite black movie moments. Follow Aisha at @craftingmystyle. Follow Bim at @bimadew. Read the Black Film Canon on Slate: h...

49 min
Aug 2, 2016
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Live from the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, it's BuzzFeed Audio's Historical Event! Tracy is joined by BuzzFeed podcast hosts Evan McMorris-Santoro (No One Knows Anything), Katie Notopoulos...

59 min
Jul 26, 2016
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Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin) aka Heben's husband talks about his childhood, his days as a pop star, and performing in Broadway's Chicago. Plus, producer Antonia Cereijido gives us a history lesson on Latin pop artists, while digging into wha...

7 min
Jul 22, 2016
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Tracy and Sylvia imagine what Martin would be like if it were set in the present day. Plus! Get tickets to our Philly live show, Historical Event, at historicalevent.splashthat.com and see Tracy, other BuzzFeed podcast hosts, and musical guestJean Gra...

57 min
Jul 19, 2016
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Tracy and guest host Sylvia Obell count down their favorite Martin episodes, then talk to Tichina Arnold (Survivor's Remorse, Everybody Hates Chris) about black motherhood, cops, self-care, and the Martin reunion that almost happened. Follow Tich...

36 min
Jul 12, 2016
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It's been a hard week. We're still on vacation, but wanted to drop in to remind you to be kind to yourself in times of grief and anger. So, we're revisiting our episode about the importance self-care in the wake of police violence. There...

55 min
Jun 28, 2016
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Boxer Claressa Shields won the Olympic gold medal at age 17. Now, 21, she's off to Rio to win another. She walks us through her mindset before and during a match, then talks about her confidence, her grandmother, and her hometown of Flint, MI. Plu...

57 min
Jun 21, 2016
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We're bringing you a fully live episode! From WNYC's The Greene Space, Stacy's Career Corner tackles questions about being an introvert at work. Then: turn up with the Flint-based musician Tunde Olaniran, recorded at the University of Mi...

44 min
Jun 14, 2016
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Sylvia Obell wrote an incredible story for BuzzFeed called 'How Blac Chyna Beat The Kardashians At Their Own Game.' She joins us talks about these Shakespearean turns in the Kardashian Petty Olympics, and why we need black women to write abou...

58 min
Jun 7, 2016
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Our friend Ashley Ford stops by to talk about money, being petty, and Kenny Loggins. Plus: Stacy-Marie Ishmael is back with Career Corner, and we debut a new segment called You're Cut Off. Follow Stacy-Marie at @s_m_i. Follow Ashley at @ismashfiz...

63 min
May 31, 2016
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Jenny Zhang shares a (gloriously NSFW) poem, then talks about higher education, being brown in white spaces, and lip gloss. Plus: our first official installment of Games With Friends with Bim Adewunmi. Follow Jenny at @jennybagel. Follow Bim at @bimadew.

50 min
May 24, 2016
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It's our crossover episode with Call Your Girlfriend! We welcome besties Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman into the stude to discuss long-distance relationships, periods, weed, and money, and to play a few rounds of Fuck, Marry, Maim. Rove be rovin...

57 min
May 17, 2016
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Water and juice flow in the stude today for our totally G-rated, kid-friendly episode. Our guest is 11-year-old Marley Dias, who got sick of reading books about "white boys and dogs," so she started the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign. Our pal A...

54 min
May 10, 2016
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Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef) shares her experiences with endometriosis, pain, marriage, food, pregnancy, and more, as covered in her memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate. Plus, being a human with a body in public can be exhausting: listeners share their st...

58 min
May 3, 2016
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Lemonade. Prince. Your sex questions. And some news from Another Round HQ. It's been quite the couple weeks, and this episode has it all. Follow our dear friend Nichole Perkins and read her writing at @tnwhiskeywoman.

53 min
Apr 26, 2016
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We chop it up with Daveed Diggs, the Oakland actor and rapper who currently stars as Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette in Hamilton. Plus, Stacy's Career Corner will help you get through making a mistake at work.

42 min
Apr 19, 2016
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This week: a special guest Animal Corner with Dr. Laurel Braitman about parrots and the law. And the one and only Queen Latifah (!) graces us with her presence to talk about Living Single, racism in Hollywood, and her campaign with the American Heart A...

56 min
Apr 12, 2016
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We look at two 90s news events that have been re-entering pop culture. First, we compare black vs. white comedians' takes on the OJ trial. Then, Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme) talks about his role as Clarence Thomas in the new HBO film Confirmat...

65 min
Apr 5, 2016
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It's Another Round's birthday! We reflect on what we've learned in the past year, peek behind the scenes with our producers, hear from some past guests, and interview a very, very special person.

54 min
Mar 29, 2016
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The return of Tracy's Joke Time, and an interview with Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja.

51 min
Mar 22, 2016
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Tracy reads some of her more ridiculous tweets, and we introduce our new Thirst Correspondent Bim Adewunmi for a game of F / Marry / Maim. Another Round is coming to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for a live show on April 14th!!! RSVP here: ...

67 min
Mar 15, 2016
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Melissa Harris-Perry says she's "ready to talk." The Wake Forest University professor and the former host of "Melissa Harris-Perry" on MSNBC, opens up about her very public, often contentious split from the cable news station.

55 min
Mar 8, 2016
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Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind Hamilton and In The Heights, visits us at BuzzFeed. We learn a lot about his life, geek out about Outkast, and sing. Plus: Jeb! An Uncomfortable Musical.

63 min
Mar 1, 2016
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Gene and Linda from Bob's Burgers (aka Eugene Mirman and John Roberts, respectively) grace the stude. Plus: a short recap of the Oscars, Stacy's Career Corner tackles internships, and Tracy's plant is trying to kill her.

66 min
Feb 23, 2016
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Blacker History Month wraps up with more little known heroes, we talk all things Kanye with Jezebel's Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, and interview Vann R. Newkirk II (The Atlantic, Seven Scribes) about Afrofuturism and #DuragHistoryWeek.

75 min
Feb 16, 2016
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We get healthy living tips from Wendy and Jess of 'Food Heaven Made Easy,' then chop it up with Wyatt Cenac on safe spaces, #OscarsSoWhite, and his role on that Kanye West HBO show that hasn't come out...yet.

73 min
Feb 12, 2016
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This week, we were guests on the Longform Podcast with our pal Max Linsky. He asked us all about Another Round, but also asked us a lot of personal questions about ourselves. It was kind of uncomfortable! But like, in the best way. You can hear more...

62 min
Feb 9, 2016
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This week, we present a mind-boggling 'Is This Real Life?' Tracy's Animal Corner contemplates whales. Comedian Hannibal Buress is game for some Black History-themed Drunken Debates, and lets us take a few swipes on his dating app.

52 min
Feb 2, 2016
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We present some Little Known Black History Facts, clap back on behalf of Zora Neale Hurston, and invite Matt Bellassai on to honor some heroes of White History. Plus: Marlon Wayans stops by for a Pew Pew Pew that Tracy's mom should probably skip.

68 min
Jan 26, 2016
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A little commentary on White Privilege II, a little What Had Happened Was, then a long conversation with Anil Dash about mangoes, representation on screen and in tech, and teaching his son about feminism (with a little tangent about Bee Movie).

62 min
Jan 19, 2016
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We premiere a new segment called White Devil's Advocate, Tracy finds an unexpected Google result during Stacy's Career Corner, and we chat with comic Janelle James. "Hit Me On The Buzz" courtesy of Soul Creator: https://soundcloud...

54 min
Jan 11, 2016
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We go to the White House and talk to Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, about everything from gun control to Hamilton to Kendrick Lamar.

51 min
Jan 5, 2016
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We kick off 2016 with clapbacks, "rememberlutions," and the great Margaret Cho.

24 min
Dec 29, 2015
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We have lots of advice to give on this edition of On The House.

68 min
Dec 22, 2015
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Grab a slice of Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa cake and celebrate with Drunken Debates, Tracy's Joke Time, Stacy's Career Corner, Jean Grae, Gene Demby, Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Jazmine Hughes, Ashly Perez, a ~surprise celebrity guest~ and more. This...

17 min
Dec 15, 2015
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A quiz about Flemish proverbs, based on a painting by the Netherlandish artist Pieter Bruegel. (No really.)

58 min
Dec 8, 2015
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In honor of BuzzFeed's Mental Health Week, we talk through a beginner's guide to starting therapy, and interview comedian Aparna Nancherla about how she makes depression funny. Find all of BuzzFeed's Mental Health Week content at buzzfe...

50 min
Dec 1, 2015
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Heben quizzes Tracy on collective nouns, Stacy's Career Corner returns, and we talk to Uzo Aduba of Orange Is The New Black and NBC's The Wiz Live, about how she's "making up for lost smiles" and is obsessed with the Real House...

13 min
Nov 24, 2015
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Tracy shares her essay "On Thanksgiving, Caring For Those Who Cared For Us."

61 min
Nov 17, 2015
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Heben saw something she needs you to know about. Then "America's foremost public intellectual" Melissa Harris-Perry joins us for a wide-ranging chat about hair, surrogacy, Rachel Dolezal, chickens, and much more.

49 min
Nov 10, 2015
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BuzzFeed News' Shani Hilton talks black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and Tracy tells a joke. Check out BuzzFeed's Black College Issue at buzzfeed.com/hbcus.

13 min
Nov 3, 2015
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On this edition of "On The House," we answer an email from a listener who is feeling insecure about her beauty and her blackness. Please take our listener survey! We want to know your thoughts about the show: tinyurl.com/anotherroundsurvey

57 min
Oct 27, 2015
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A British round of Heben's White Guy Name Quiz, and Lena Dunham is game for a segment called "White Women Gotta Do Better."

50 min
Oct 20, 2015
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Tracy tells the story of a bad flight. We add some things to the reparations tab. And we talk to Ta-Nehisi Coates, the recently anointed genius and author of "Between The World and Me."

40 min
Oct 12, 2015
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We interview Hillary Clinton about Black Lives Matter, reparations, sexism in politics, The Good Wife, squirrels, and so much more.

58 min
Oct 6, 2015
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Is This Real Life? Great Wall Edition, Tracy's Joke Time, and an interview with Alexis Wilkinson, who was the first black female president of the Harvard Lampoon and now writes for Veep.

58 min
Sep 29, 2015
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The debut of 'Is This Real Life?', the return of 'What Had Happened Was,' and an interview with the writer and scholar behind Native Appropriations, Dr. Adrienne Keene.

51 min
Sep 22, 2015
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The return of Men Gotta Do Better (you know how males be). Tracy quizzes Heben on southern phrases. And an interview with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the artist behind the Stop Telling Women To Smile street art project.

69 min
Sep 15, 2015
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Investigative reporter and all-around boss Nikole Hannah-Jones talks affirmative action, school segregation, and Spades. Gene Demby plays new game called 'Six Degrees of Housing Segregation.' And on Tracy's Animal Corner: in defense of t...

12 min
Sep 8, 2015
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We're on vacation this week, so here's another edition of On The House, our advice segment. We answer a listener question about living with anxiety.

70 min
Sep 1, 2015
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This week, your babies give advice on how to be a good older sibling, we hash out the awesome and the awful of the VMAs, and we go long with the creator of The Wire and Show Me A Hero, David Simon.

59 min
Aug 25, 2015
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An interview with comedian and 'Girls' writer Yassir Lester. Inspirational words from Nicki Minaj. Plus, BuzzFeed's criminal justice reporter Albert Samaha spends some time in New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.

55 min
Aug 18, 2015
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It's a momentous day: we break the color barrier by welcoming our first white guest into the stude, and it's none other than MSNBC's Chris Hayes. And get your life together with Stacy's Career Corner.

58 min
Aug 11, 2015
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We tell tales of waxing gone wrong, and Grantland's Rembert Browne joins us for some drunken debates.

55 min
Aug 4, 2015
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Tracy tells the story about her racist goldfish, and we chat with Audie Cornish, host of NPR's All Things Considered. Plus: more inspirational words from Kanye West.

50 min
Jul 28, 2015
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Lianne La Havas visits the studio, Tracy's Animal Corner considers the chicken, and we interview white men on the street.

22 min
Jul 21, 2015
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A short advice segment and thoughts on Sandra Bland.

12 min
Jul 14, 2015
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We're taking a short break this week but left you with a little reflection on the N-Word.

28 min
Jul 10, 2015
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Our observations from this year's Essence Music Festival in New Orleans

50 min
Jul 7, 2015
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An interview with BuzzFeed's News App Editor Stacy-Marie Ishmael, listeners call in their microaggressions, and Heben and Tracy get to know each other better.

54 min
Jun 30, 2015
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We talk to Crissle West of The Read, and debut a new segment called Tracy's Animal Corner!

45 min
Jun 23, 2015
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An interview with Jay Smooth, Tracy looks for a date, and advice for white allies.

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