The Shady Lady Podcast

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Aug 7, 2019

The Shady Lady Podcast is back with a fantastic episode! I saw down with writer/director Cynthia Francillon (cynfinite) to talk about storytelling, cinematography, Barry Jenkins and how underrated The Notebook is. Enjoy!

Jul 30, 2018

On this belated episode of Shady Lady, I called Chicago author Sung Yim. Due to a lot of sound issues, the episode doesn't sound the greatest. I explain more of what happened in the intro. 

Regardless, Sung Yim is a gifted writer and an incredibly intelligent person. We talk about living through trauma, writing through pain and finding peace. I hope you get a chance to listen to this episode, despite the sound, and get something from it.

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Mar 12, 2018

Finally got around to doing another episode! First Shady Lady Podcast of the year and the first one since last September! This month I sat down with director Britany "B. Monet" Fennell to talk about her recent films, diversity and the state of Hollywood. We also talk about NYU (where we met), scripting and how exhausting it can be during several creative things at once. And: I talk shit about my frustration with Film Twitter, which Brittany is smart enough to avoid.

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Sep 21, 2017

This month I sat down with Youtuber and pop culture critic Princess Weekes. We discussed the complexities of dating interracially, sexism in blerd culture, colorism and we also talked about the n-word.

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This podcast will be monthly for a while, with some deviations and possible minisodes. To make up for it, the episodes will be longer. I hope that helps!

Aug 2, 2017

Shady Lady sits down with comedian Victoria Hoffman to talk about men, relationships, sex and reclaiming our time. It's another one of those episodes where the interviewer becomes the interviewee. Get ready for TMI and NSFW and BDSM and Christian erotica.

Jun 9, 2017

Comedian and good buddy of mine Maurice Licorish stopped by this month to be on the show for a THIRD TIME. He came by to talk about Steven Universe, but we also end up talking about cartoon gossip, who Rebecca Sugar is dating and... Bill Maher. Somehow.

Enjoy! There are shoutouts for all the new patrons at the top of the show!

Apr 26, 2017

In this very tangent-heavy episode, comedian/actress Sharron Paul joins me again to discuss Chris Brown, Future, R. Kelly, the misogyny in hip-hop culture and Drake's rise from nice guy Jimmy Brooks to rap superstar Drake.

Make sure to check out our previous episode on Glamour if you want more Sharron in your life!

And keep your ears out for word on her show Cheap Date!

Follow Sharron on Twitter: @Sharronica

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Apr 12, 2017

Who knew comedienne Bronwyn Isaac and I could have fun talking about the phenomenally serious film Selma? Who knew the radiator would start up during recording? Who knew we'd both be intoxicated?

We definitely didn't... But we had a great time. And we think it's a great episode, regardless of the technical flaws.

I hope you enjoy!

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Mar 20, 2017

This episode I sat down with comedian (and designer of the art for Fishnet Cinema) Cathy Humes! Cathy Humes is a multi-talented, hilarious and intelligent person who I totally forgot to thank on-air for her contribution to my site, so I'm doing it here! We talked about Ava Duverney's 13th, white allyship and how Jimmy Carter may have been one of our least-problematic presidents.

Follow Cathy on Twitter: @crappyfumes

Mar 1, 2017

This episode I sit down the with the beautiful, talented and magical theater actress Starr Kirkland. We talk about Beyonce, growing up black, and the complexity of black womanhood.

Check for Starr on the NYC theater scene! Hopefully she'll be in one my plays one of these days.

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