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Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don't love us back. We're fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre'vell Anderson and Jarrett Hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).

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    Respect Your Elders

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 58:47

    Episode Summary: Black parents don't play when it comes to respecting elders--whether they deserve it or not--and this can be problematic. That's why Tre'vell and Jarrett get personal about the good, the bad, and the trauma of respecting elders. They get into the differences between white and Black parenting, how slavery factors into ideas of respect, and how “respecting your elders” still shows up in their professional and personal relationships as grown ass adults. Episode Notes: Jarrett mentions Greenleaf, which is an Oprah Winfrey Network show that also streams on Netflix. The clip comparing White vs. Black Kids is from a YouTube video.   A Tough QuestionJarrett asked Tre'vell, “Do you wanna be accountability partners?” when they set out on their umpteenth fitness journey, which sparked this conversation that seeks to define good accountability partnerships. Black History is Happening Every Day!Lee Elder, the first African-American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, died over Thanksgiving weekend in Escondido, California at the age of 87, the New York Times reported.  DIS/Honorable Mentions DM: Tony Humphrey, a 16-year-old baseball player, was the target of a racist coach at Iona Preparatory School in New York, Black Enterprise reported. HM: Brandon Kyle Goodman (they/he) is a queer, nonbinary Black Actor and Writer whose pilot got picked up to lead the spinoff of “Big Mouth.” The spinoff is titled “Human Resources,” New York Times reported. HM: The New York Times did a great Tuesday Daily on the Omnicron variant. Listen here. HM: Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony make up the band Louis York. Check out their album, American Griots.HM: Bilal Baig and Fab Filippo created HBO Max's “Sort Of,” which stars Baig as Sabi Mehboob, a non-binary millennial trying to balance his multiple jobs and his Pakistani immigrant parents with finding himself. HM: LA's Black on the Block is a monthly pop-up for Black-owned businesses. Follow them on IG: @blackxtheblock.  Our Sponsors This WeekRayconGet 15% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY at Rayconglobal.com/FANTI.  Uncommon GoodsTo get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/FANTI Go ahead and @ us Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org IG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer.  Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Lorraine Wheat Music: Cor.ece Graphics: Ashley Nguyen

    Don't Experiment on Thanksgiving (ft. Chef Seth Brundle)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 48:41


    Episode Summary: Happy Thanksgiving all you wonderful people. Chef Seth Brundle joins Tre'vell and Jarrett for a HEATED convo about the best and less-than-best Thanksgiving side dishes. Friendships are tested, trust is broken, but there is one thing they can all agree on: Thanksgiving is not the time to experiment with new recipes. Period! Don't listen to this episode on an empty stomach cause Chef Brundle describes how he cooked a turkey three ways, his black truffle mac & cheese, grandma's dressing, okra stew, and more. Plus, Tre'Vell reveals the one dish you should never, ever serve if you invite them to your Thanksgiving . . . or any holiday. Episode Notes:Our guest hosts Seasoned with Seth Brundle on Buzzfeed and runs The SZNG. Check out his website here. The social clip that Tre'vell played is “Don't Experiment on Thanksgiving Auntie Carmel,” and Seth brought up the Gullah Geechee people that are from the North and South Carolinas as well as Georgia and Florida. On our IG and Twitter, we are encouraging everyone to support Black-owned businesses. Check out our feeds for any ideas.  Black History Is Happening Every DaySoul Food debuted in 1997 and starred Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, and Mekhi Phifer. It celebrated Black food and family. Now you can watch it on HBO Max. Shop Black-Owned Businesses on Black FridayHere are the businesses referenced by Jarrett & Tre'Vell on this week's episodeJarrett: MSPIRED ROOM sells candles and home decor. Jarrett: One'der Years has the resting baby face onesie for all those parents that need a laugh. Producer Lorraine:  Misha's Kind Foods creates plant-based cheeses for the lactose intolerant. Tre'Vell: Black Like I Never Left  creates cool coasters celebrating Black culture. Our Sponsors This WeekBetterHelpFANTI listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/FANTI Go ahead and @ us Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org IG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer. Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Lorraine WheatMusic: Cor.eceGraphics: Ashley Nguyen


    Non/Monogamy (ft. Ev'Yan Whitney)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 58:54

    Episode Notes:Sometimes media's Black representation in non/monogamy be like, does it even exist? And Ev'Yan understands the problem. As a role model, they runs the “Sensual Self” podcast  to discuss they's 8-year-old, non/monogamous relationship. They also wrote a book about self-healing titled, “Sensual Self: Prompts and Practices for Getting in Touch with Your Body: A Guided Journal.” We did want to recognize society's growing recognition of non/monogamy by highlighting some of today's popular media representations on FANTI's IG. Here are a few: "Professor Marston and the Wonder Women," "Shameless" Season 7, and "Insecure" Season 2.Black History is Happening Every DayThe Country Music Awards is finally recognizing that Black hair is it! Faith Fennidy inspired singer Mickey Guyton to write “Love My Hair” after Fennidy was sent home for wearing braids to school at age 11 in 2018. Fast forward to Nov. 2021, and Fennidy was invited to introduce Guyton at the Country Music Awards show held in Nashville, Tennessee, NBC News reported. DIS/Honorable Mentions HM: Jarrett saw an amazing performance starring Cameron Wright, Emi Seacrest and Mykal kilgore (he will be on the show next month). According to his website, Kilgore will be performing in New York on Nov. 19 and Nov. 20. HM: Adele did a CBS Special that included a concert and interview with Oprah.  HM:  Lil Nas X is honored as GQ's Musician of the YearHM: Brian Michael Smith is the first trans individual to make People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive list.  Our Sponsors This WeekDipseaFor listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to Dipsea Stories dot com slash FANTI. Go ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer. Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Lorraine WheatMusic: Cor.eceGraphics: Ashley Nguyen

    Boughetto

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 58:34


    Rapper Ali redefined bougie in his rap song “Boughetto (ft. Murphy Lee).” Both Jarrett and Tre'vell mentioned Patrisse Cullors, who stepped down as executive director of Black Lives Matter in May 2021. If you're looking for more clarification, Cullors is discussed in episodes Colorism: White Supremacy's Stank Ass Grandchild (ft. Jarrett Lucas) and Colorism Part 2 (ft. Portia Bartley). Also, check out Jarrett's Instagram account recommendation, everyniggadeserves. Black History is Happening Every Day!Before there was Michelle Obama, there were these amazing patron saints of bougie: Diahann Carroll as Dominique Deveraux in “Dynasty,” Jasmine Guy as Whitley Gilbert in “A Different World,” Kim Fields as Regine Hunter in “Living Single,”  Tatyana Ali and Karyn Parsons as Ashley and Hilary Banks in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Jill Marie Jones as Toni Childs in “Girlfriends,” and Christopher B. Duncan as Braxton P. Hartnabrig in “The Jamie Foxx Show.”  DIS/Honorable Mentions HM: Ghetto gastro, a collective of BIPOC chefs from the Bronx, have designed an amazing culinary collection titled CRUXGG for Target. HM: Check out the Black woman artist @snoopdoggydom on Instagram. Her work is it! HM: Aida Rodriguez released her first comedy special on HBO Max titled, “Aida Rodriguez: Fighting Words.” HM: On Nov. 12 at 8 p.m., Oxygen is premiering “Murdered and Missing in Montana,” which highlights the disappearance of three Indigenous girls.  HM: Netflix's “The Harder They Fall,” directed by Jeymes Samuel, AKA The Bullitts, will have you leaning closer to your TV. HM: For Harriet published Kimberly Foster's YouTube video “Where Dave Chappelle Meets Donald Trump,” which parallels Chappelle's language to Trump's rhetoric, connecting the dots for people still struggling with why Chappelle is problematic. HM: Bianca Carter just celebrated her 31st birthday! Happy Birthday, plus thank you for contributing to and being a part of the FANTI Family.  Our Sponsors This Week RayconFANTI listeners can get up to 20% off their Raycons at BuyRaycon.com/FANTI. Lumi LabsFor free shipping & 30% off your first order… use code: FANTI. Go ahead and @ us Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org IG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer.  Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Lorraine Wheat 


    Swipe Fright: Online Dating

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 53:08

    If you are looking for more episodes to listen to after this one, check out Jarrett's guest appearance on Bullseye's Episode Tamron Hall. Tre'vell makes a mention of Kenneth Petty, and for all those that forgot, Petty is Nicki Minaj's husband, and he sexually assaulted Jennifer Hough. Listen to our Episode 87, Dear Old Nicki, WTF (ft. Gerrick Kennedy), and learn more.  Pass the PopcornThe press has been raving that Season 2 of HBO Max's Love Life is all about Black love because it focuses on Marcus Watkins (played by William Jackson Harper), a young Black man that has grown tired of dating apps. Starting to notice a theme? Because Season 2 is so Black-love centered, we are jumping into the conversation. Black History Is Happening Every DayMalcolm Kenyatta is a Democrat serving as Member of the House for Philadelphia County's District 181 whose work inspired this little boy to dress up as him for Halloween.DIS/Honorable Mentions HM: Although released in 2017, great albums stay great, so go check out Leikeli47's Wash & Set.HM: Fred Hammond is a part of a gospel collection titled, Sunday Morning, and Jarrett LOVES Hammond's Way Back When. HM: Check out the artist Sevndeep. HM: Tarana Burke's book, Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too, is a great listen for audiobook lovers. Our Sponsors This WeekBetterHelpFANTI listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/FANTIUncommon GoodsTo get 15% off your next gift, go to UNCOMMONGOODS.com/FANTIGo ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer. Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Lorraine WheatMusic: Cor.eceGraphics: Ashley Nguyen

    What Was Said!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 56:37

    Jarrett's back from vacation where he got an acute case of the giggles, and passed them on to Tre'Vell. This week, they dive into the mailbag to respond to listener questions...and listener shade. Strap in, cause this episode covers A LOT of ground. Like, three whole continents worth of ground.  From the African continent, we hear from Akani who takes Jarrett & Tre'Vell to task for saying the COVID vaccine isn't as available “in Africa”. Lucas in Brazil laments that “coming out” is extra burdensome for intersectional folks like them who are transmasculine, non binary, aro, ace and gay. Plus, lots of listeners from the U.S. Episode Notes:We received a letter from an Ace/Aro-identifying fan. Don't know what those terms mean? Well, OULGBTQ + Society wrote definitions. Here is a list of episodes that Jarrett and Tre'vell recommend checking out after listening:Episode 45 - Freelancing In Beyonce's Gig EconomyEpisode 75 - Colorism: White Supremacy's Stank Ass Grandchild (ft. Jarrett Lucas)Episode 77 - Colorism Part 2 (ft. Portia Bartley)Episode 78 - No Cis-sies Allowed (ft. Da'Shaun Harrison), and after you listen don't forget to buy Da'Shaun's book Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-Blackness.Mentioned in the showDIS/Honorable Mentions HM: Elo Vegan Lifestyle is a beauty brand that is on a mission to make sustainability sexy AFHM: CBS News reported that a manslaughter conviction of a 21-year-old Oklahoma woman who suffered miscarriage sparked outcry HM: Quinton and Monroe's engagement video is so cuteOur Sponsors This WeekDipseaFor listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to Dipsea Stories dot com slash FANTI. Lumi LabsTo get free shipping & 30% off your first order… use code: FANTI. IGo ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer. Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Lorraine WheatMusic: Cor.eceGraphics: Ashley Nguyen

    Diversity Programs - Do Better! (ft. Dr. Jon Paul)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 58:08


     Mentioned in the showDr. Jon Paul's piece Punching Down: Why Netflix Deserves Some of the Heat for Dave Chapelle's Transphobic CommentsiHeartRadio NextUp Fellowship ProgramNetflix firing of walkout organizerTransLash Podcast with Imara JonesDIS/Honorable Mentions Tre'Vell picksHM Unholier Than Thou w/ guest Michelle WilliamsHM Transhealth NorthamptonDr. Jon Paul picksDM - Niggas who don't read!HM - Ashlee Marie Preston, organizer of the Netflix walkoutHM - Colman Domingo and everyone connected to the new film “Rustin” where her will be playing Bayard Rustin.Black History is Happening Every Day!Monica Roberts in NABJ's Hall of FameRelated EpisodesEp 49 Is Dave Chappelle Half Baked?Ep 41 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Oh My (ft. Sharon Smith)Our Sponsors This WeekLumi LabsFor free shipping & 30% off your first order… use code: FANTI.Uncommon GoodsFor 15% off your next gift, click the above link.Go ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)@DoctorJonPaulTwitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@DoctorJon Paul (guest)@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer. 


    Incorrectly Political (ft. Asha Dahya and Keith Boykin)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 60:40


    Episode Notes:Asha provided lots of resources to educate you about the racist agenda behind the religious right's obsession with abortion laws. She suggested reading Politico Magazine's The Real Origins of the Religious Right and watching Netflix's Reversing Roe. Read more about California banning non-consensual condom removal. If you want to hear more of Keith, check out Episode 51: Donald Trump has Left the Building (ft. Keith Boykin). Also read his book Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America. Pass the PopcornIn this episode, Jarrett wants to add some perspective to the Texas SB8 abortion law and help you understand why Texas's new law is so dangerous, impacting impoverished and people of color worse. Asha joins Jarrett to help guide the discussion. DIS/Honorable Mentions DM: Asha mentions that R. Kelly was finally convicted even though he should have gone to jail years ago, back when he first assaulted singer Aaliyah, which brings us to . . .  HM: The brave victims that were named in the R. Kelly case. HM: Ted Winn and his new recording of Marvin Gaye's classic Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler).HM: Jarrett for taking a vacation.Our Sponsors This WeekRayconFANTI listeners can get 15% off their Raycon at BuyRaycon.com/FANTI.BetterHelpFANTI listeners get 10% off their first month at Betterhelp.com/FANTI.Go ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer. Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Lorraine Wheat, Keith Boykin, Asha DahyaMusic: Cor.eceGraphics: Ashley Nguyen


    Coming Out of The Glass Closet

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 65:31


    It's National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, and Jarrett and Tre'vell are telling their come out stories--why they loved it and why they hated it--before talking about the pressures society has placed on the LGBTQ community by even having an expectation that individuals should come out.  Plus, they are not the only ones with feelings; they share what listener Ray Love, Jr. fans and antis about the coming out experience before reading a listener letter from a survivor of sexual violence who felt compelled to write Tre'vell and Jarrett after listening to episode 87, Nicki Minaj WTF (ft. Gerrick Kennedy).Episode Notes:Pass the PopcornIn this week's Pass the Popcorn, Jarrett and Tre'vell discuss the probability of the vaxxers creating a classist society where the non-vaxxed are not welcome, especially when vaccine statuses are going beyond the realm of social media updates and becoming a part of our dinner party icebreakers and our online dating profiles. DIS/Honorable Mentions HM:  If you have not bought Tabitha Brown's book titled, Feeding the Soul (Because It's My Business): Finding Our Way to Joy, Love, and Freedom, check it out at Reparation's Club. HM: The queer show We're Here Season Two airs on Oct. 11. HM: The first all-Black American expedition climbs Mount Everest.HM: Tre'vell discovers a new love for audio books after listening to Gabrielle Union's You Got Anything Stronger?.Black History Is Happening EverydayTiffany Taylor's performance of Here's Where I Stand in the film CAMP was so instrumental for Jarrett, it inspired him to write a come out letter to his mom. Our Sponsors This WeekDipseaFANTI listeners can get 30 days of full access for free by going to DipseaStories.com/FANTIGo ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producerEpisode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Lorraine WheatMusic: Cor.eceGraphics: Ashley Nguyen


    Dear Old Nicki, WTF (ft. Gerrick Kennedy)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 62:00

    The time has finally come to give the FANTI treatment to the one and only Nicki Minaj. And to do this conversation justice, Jarrett and Tre'Vell invited the fearless music journalist and friend of the show Gerrick Kennedy. His piece Nicki The Menace details the many reasons this icon is so...complicado. Will Nicki sic The Barbz on us for noting her history of making demonstrably false claims? Probably. Plus, we'll talk about the disturbing lengths Minaj and her sex offender husband Kenneth Petty have gone to keep sexual assault victim Jennifer Hough silent. This conversation is so spicy, we ditched an entire segment to give it more time. It good, y'all.Episode Notes:Mentioned in the episodeGerrick Kennedy's piece Nicki The MenaceHow to PRE ORDER Gerrick's new book Didn't We Almost Have It All: In Defense of Whitney HoustonWanna ThompsonJerome TrammelJennifer Hough's interview on The RealSlay TV's web series For the BoysShad - Black AveragenessDIS/Honorable Mentions  HM: Ana Navarro reeeeads Donald Trump, Jr. on The View after he uses false COVID claims to attack her weight. HM: Listener DM's Jarrett Shad's new track Black Averageness from his album Tao. HM Jasmine Crowe tweeted about her new app that will allow Title One school families to order groceries that their children can pick up before heading home. HM: SLAY TV's For the Boys is a web series following three Queer, Black BFFs trying to find love in NYC. HM: Slayvell Anderson is named one of the five outside journalists to join the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's credentials committee.HM: Finally, R. Kelly is found guilty. Go ahead and @ us Email: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer.

    Lil Nas X is the Moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 59:01


    Listener FeedbackShout out to the FANTI fam. You all ask us the best questions, including this week's: When it comes to job hunting with personal ethics and values in mind, should I continue to hold out and work for companies truly committed to dismantling white supremacy and patriarchy even if it means struggling to make ends meet?DIS/Honorable Mentions HM: Disney Plus releases Sparkshorts Twenty Something directed by Pixar's rising animator Aphton Corbin.HM:  Director Zach Parrish releases the romantic animated short Us Again about an elder interracial couple dancing back into the days of their youth.HM: Getting into convo with bikers, host Christopher Stricklen talks racial justice on the soon-to-release episode of his podcast We Got to Hangout.HM: CBS' Big Brother will have its first Black winner thanks to Tiffany Mitchell (and The Cookout Alliance).HM: Megan Rohrer has become the first transgender bishop for the Evangelical Lutheran Church.DM: Nicki Minaj's vaccine tweets inspired the Barbz to get loud and unabashedly ignorant in these streets. Black History Is Happening EverydayMichaela Coel is the first Black woman to win an Emmy for writing I May Destroy You, one of the best limited series of the last decade, and she slayed her Emmy moment with a relatable and much-needed speech for 2021.Our Sponsors This WeekBrooklinenVisit Brooklinen.com and enter promo code fanti for $20 off with a minimum purchase of $100. BetterHelpFANTI listeners get 10% off their first month at Betterhelp.com/FANTI. Go ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is senior producer and Lorraine Wheat is producer.Music: Cor.eceIn this episode... Jarrett HillHost Tre'vell AndersonHost Laura SwisherProducer Lorraine WheatPro


    Trailblazer Fatigue

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 54:50

    Although we love celebrating anytime a Black individual breaks barriers to become the first in an industry, we have to ask, is there blowback to being the first? This week Tre'vell and Jarrett dissect the significance of being the first Black this, that, and the other before they share their personal “first” experiences that relate to being a Black and Queer individual climbing up the ranks in entertainment journalism.Pass the Popcorn*Spoiler Alert Warning*In this week's PTP, Jarrett REALLY wants to talk about a show both he and Tre'vell saw: Netflix's Clickbait. This thriller sees Nick Brewer (Adrian Grenier) kidnapped only to have his wife, Sophie (Betty Gabriel), and family sent on a wild manhunt to save him. If you haven't seen the series yet and want to avoid any spoilers, skip ahead to 10:19. And if you've seen the show, please @Jarrett, especially if you figured out the ending before watching the final episode. Warning: Jarrett will think you're lying.DIS/Honorable Mentions HM: Actor Michael K. Williams (Lovecraft Country, When They See Us) died on Sept. 6 at age 54.HM: Janet Jackson stars in a new Lifetime biopic titled, Janet.HM: Fawzia Mirza directed the queer Muslim rom com The Syed Family Xmas Eve Game Night that screened at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. Black History Is Happening EverydayThis week, Jarrett gives a shout out to his good friend, Chef Seth Brundle, who held his pop-up restaurant for The SZNG on Sept. 6th. Our Sponsors This WeekDipseaFANTI listeners can get 30 days of full access for free by going to DipseaStories.com/FANTIGo ahead and @ us Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Senior Producer Laura Swisher)@Rainewheat (Producer Lorraine Wheat)

    Black Meme Culture (ft. Brittany Luse, Shar Jossell, Cor.ece & more)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 53:30

    *This week we recorded a supersize episode on Black meme culture for the London Podcast Festival this past Sunday (9/5/21). To get access to the full show, you have until September 12th to watch it. The stream will be available to everyone who purchases a ticket. Just visit FANTIPODCAST.com for the link.*In the meantime, please enjoy this abbreviated version featuring Shar Jossell who joins us to talk about Lil' Nas X's pregnancy pics and make predictions about what's in store for our favorite characters in the final season of Insecure. Plus, the one and only Brittany Luse (co-host of For Colored Nerds podcast with Eric Eddings) weighs in on meme culture, and in particular Black meme culture--the good, the bad and the painful.The live show featured lots of surprise guests, including producer extraordinaire Jordan Kauwling, a song association game hosted by Cor.ece, the first face-to-face listener feedback segments, an AMA, and dope graphics.Go ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.org @FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) @FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.

    The Highs & Lows of Weed (ft. Chris Ball)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 58:46


    **Get tickets to watch the FANTI live stream at the London Podcast Festival on Sunday, Sept. 5th. It's at 8:30pm in London, 3:30pm ET and 12:30pm PT.** This week, reefer gets the FANTI treatment, and Jarrett and Tre'Vell are joined by Ball Family Farms CEO Chris Ball. The plant that put food on his table and money in his pocket also put the former pro football player in prison. Of course, that was before weed was legal. Chris explains how he got into cultivating marijuana, and some of the struggles that cannabis growers face, and in particular Black and brown growers. Plus, what is going on over there at Sony? Why did it take so long for Mike Richards to get fired? LinksWhy the Weed Business Looks to Be Recession-ProofBlack Film ArchiveEpisode SponsorsBrooklinenShop the Labor Day sale and use promo code FANTIBetterhelp.com/FANTIFanti listeners get 10% off their first monthGo ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.org @FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) @FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.


    I Do Not Dream of Labor

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 60:31

    SEE FANTI LIVE & VIRTUALat the London Podcasting FestivalSunday, September 5th. 8:30 PM UK, 3:30 PM ET, 12:30 PM PTVideo will be available for viewing after the show.PASS THE POPCORNThe first thing to note about this week's Pass the Popcorn is that Jarrett will spoil the F out of Fboy Island on HBO Max. If you plan on watching it, or need to finish watching this season, skip ahead to 9:07. And for those of you who have seen the show, please @Jarrett. And if you have no plans on watching the show, you'll learn everything you need to know.FANTICan we take a rest? No, but can we?DIS/HONORABLE MENTIONSDM: OnlyFans (but also: they changed their mind)DM: Jeopardy DebacleOUR SPONSORS THIS WEEKMicrodoseDrops.com/topuses & code: FANTIDipseaFANTI listeners can get 30 days of full access for free by going to DipseaStories.com/FANTIGo ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgInsta:@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter:@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.

    Queerbaiting

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 57:12


    Get Tix to see FANTI Live at the London Podcasting FestivalSunday, September 5th8:30 PM in London3:30 PM ET12:30 PM PSThttps://bit.ly/FANTI-London DIS/HONORABLE MENTIONSHM – Reservation Dogs on HuluDM  Nicki Minaj lawsuitDM: AfghanistanHM: Nicole Ari Parker, as Lisa Todd Wexley on the new Sex and the City spin-offFANTI Listener DiscountsHello FreshUse code FANTI14 for up to 14 free meals, including free shipping!LumiLabsGet 30% off your first order, plus free shipping. Use code: FANTI.Go ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.org @FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) @FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer. 


    Black, Queer & Visible (Ft. Ryan Mitchell)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 57:34

    DIS/Honorable Mentions Honorable mention to The King AND Queen Beyonce on the cover of this month's Harper's Bazaar.Honorable mention to Jennifer Hudson and Marlan Wayans for their performances in Respect, which comes out this Friday, August 13th.This Week's Sponsor Deals:Raycon – FANTI listeners can get 15% off their Raycon order at BUY RAYCON dot com slash fanti.Better Help is customized online therapy. FANTI listeners can get 10% off their first month.Go ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgIG@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer. Episode Contributors: Jarrett Hill, Laura Swisher, Tre'Vell Anderson, Ryan Mitchell

    What Was Said!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 51:15


    Jarrett and Tre'Vell respond to listener questions this week, and y'all wanted to know their thoughts on RiRi and Chris Brown, depression, what stores the father of a transgendered girl should check out for clothing, colorism and what brand of high heels Tre'Vell is wearing in one of their promo pics. The listeners asked, and Jarrett and Tre'Vell answered.Episode Notes:FANTI's headed to London…virtually Get your ticketsSunday, September 5th8:30 pm – London3:30pm EST2:30pm CST12:30pm PSTShopping links AsosUrbodyDIS/Honorable Mentions HM – VincintBlack History Is Happening EverydayDutch Politician Sylvana SimonsGo ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.


    No Cis-sies Allowed (ft. Da'Shaun Harrison)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 51:30

    This week, Tre'Vell takes advantage of Cis-Jarrett's absence to have an in-depth conversation with author Da'Shaun Harrison, whom they interviewed for their article What Does It Really Mean to Be Non-Binary? earlier in the year. FANTI listeners already know that Gender Is a Scam, so why is it that trans and non-binary people still buy into the construct? This is one of many issues Tre'Vell and Da'Shaun grapple with this week. If you enjoy their Da'Shaun's insight, show your support by pre-ordering their book: Belly of the Beast: The Politics of Anti-Fatness as Anti-BlacknessPass the PopcornIndustry BabyJeffrey Masters on LGBTQ&A interviewing Kate Bornstein BHIHEDSylvester Dance Disco HeatDIS/Honorable Mentions Da'ShaunHM – Megan THEE StallionHM – Queer niggas living with HIV Tre'VellDM – DaBabyDM – Ed Buck  Go ahead and @ us Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org @FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) @FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.

    Colorism Part Deux (ft. Portia Bartley)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 58:31


    Links:It Isn't Just Gossip Girl - TV Has a Major Colorism ProblemPass the PopcornIdris ElbaHonorable Mentions Nadirah.PLynae VaneeJackie Washington DayNormaniDIS/Honorable Mentions Frito-lay Texas governor Greg AbbotBlack History Is Happening EverydayAaliyah One in a MillionEpisode SponsorsStitchFix.com/FANTIFANTI listeners can get 25% offBetterHelp.com/FANTIFANTI listeners can get 10% off their first monthGo ahead and @ usEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.orgInstagram@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)Twitter@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.


    Hot Topics in These Streets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 52:51

    In this week's episode, Jarrett & Tre'Vell are departing from the regular FANTI format and instead are doing a round-up of hot topics that they don't normally get to cover on the show. They get into Lil Nas X's crotch, Sha'Carri Richardson puff puff passing, Caitlyn Jenner being the subject of taunts and harassment at CPAC, and her unlikely defender. Hot TopicsTomi Lahren & Caitlyn JennerPyer Moss collectionLil Nas XThe Subversive Joy of Lil Nas X's Gay Pop StardomSha'carri RichardsonNikole Hannah JonesAmber Ruffin talking about drowning of Black neighborhoodsSummer of SoulTexas voter suppressionHervis Rogers Dis/Honorable MentionsLinnethiaZaila Avant-Garde Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) @FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.org Laura Swisher is the senior producer.

    Colorism: White Supremacy's Stank Ass Grandchild (Ft. Jarrett Lucas)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 60:06


    But first…Pass the Popcorn: WHY, Phylicia?!We grapple with how to deal with Phylicia Rashad's support of a serial rapist being released from prison.DIS/Honorable MentionsNikole Hannah-Jones chooses Howard University after tenure controversy at UNC Chapel HillTre'Vell gives a DM to Brandon Anthony and L.A. Black Pride for disrespecting ChikaFANTI Listener DealsRayconGet 15% of all Raycon products at BuyRaycon.com/FANTI with promo code FANTI15BrooklinenUse promo code FANTI to get $20 off a minimum purchase of $100Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) @FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.


    Chris Brown: Don't Gimme Dat

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 57:51

    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about artist Chris Brown. But first...Pass the PopcornWe're giving the Black TikTok creators their flowers with a conversation about digital Blackfishing and stealing content. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for the PBS program Say it Loud with Evelyn from the Internets and Victor Jackson. He also has an honorable mention for the HBO Max show Hacks and the concert documentary Summer of Love. He has a final honorable mention for Britney Spears (#freeBritney) and Kerry Jean Ramond who is the first Black fashion designer to show at Paris couture week. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for the Black Olympic athletes doing what needs to be done including Raven "Hulk" Saunders, track star Sha'Carri Richardson and Gwen Berry.  Check out Tre'vell on Entertainment Weekly's Untold Stories: Beyond the Binary podcast. Visit Stitchfix.com/fanti for 20% off!HBO Max has partnered with Fanti to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride with the launch of a Shine On dedicated page to spotlight, honor and recognize HBO Max's expansive library of LGBTQ+ stories, characters and creators. Check out all the incredible content HBO Max has curated to celebrate this month at http://hbom.ax/fantiEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    Black Trans Lives Matter (ft. Shar Jossell) Issa Bye Week!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 48:02

    The #FantiFam is off this week but we have one of our absolute favorite episodes from the vault for you!  This week, we chat with journalist and friend of the show Shar Jossell about the term All Black Lives Matter—an expression of inclusion meant to amplify the voices of Black Trans people and others who face violence in the community. It's been met with some push-back, specifically by those who say it reminds them a little too much of the All Lives Matter movement as a silencing tactic in opposition to #BlackLivesMatter.  Visit dipseastories.com/fanti for an extended 30-day free trial. Visit betterhelp.com/fanti and receive 10% off your first month. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org @FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell) @FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.   Segments of this episode originally aired in June of 2020. 

    Boycotts & Cancel Culture

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 57:08


    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about cancel culture and the difference between a boycott and a protest. But first...Pass the PopcornWe share our thoughts on the issue of colorism in the new Lin Manuel Miranda movie musical In the Heights. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Tre'vell has an honorable mention for the organizers of this year's Brooklyn Liberation March. Click here for more information about all of the wonderful work they are doing. Jarrett has an honorable mention for popular TikTok and Instagrammer @soogia1 who you can follow here. Plus, Mx Suni who you can follow on IG here and check out Stylelikeu's IG Live with them here. Check out Tre'vell on Entertainment Weekly's Untold Stories: Beyond the Binary podcast through Pride month. New episodes drop every Wednesday! You can also check out Entertainment Weekly's videos here. Check out Jarrett on MSNBC's The Cross Connection here. Jarrett will be hosting the Stonewall Foundation's Vision Awards. Click here for more information about this organization. Visit Buyraycom.com/fanti for 15% off.Visit HelloFresh.com/fanti and use code fanti12 to get 12 free meals plus free shipping.Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 


    Might start an OnlyFans ( ft. Shalewa Sharpe and Gastor Almonte)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 83:47


    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about OnlyFans with the hosts of The War Report Shalewa Sharpe and Gastor Almonte!But first...Pass the PopcornWe're chatting about chicken. Again. . DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has another honorable mention for Pose and the cultural reset that was the series!He also has an honorable mention for Black Apple nerds and a dishonorable mention for former The Bachelor host Chris Harrison. Bye!Tre'vell has an honorable mention for Cynthia Erivo and her new single The Good. Check it out here.  They also have a mention for A Madea Homecoming and that's that on that. Yep.Dionne Warwick Updatehttps://www.wmagazine.com/culture/solange-knowles-saint-heron-film-dionne-warwickCheck out Tre'vell on Entertainment Weekly's Untold Stories: Beyond the Binary podcast through Pride month. New episodes drop every Wednesday!Visit Stitchfix.com/fanti and get 25% off when you keep everything in your Fix!HBO Max has partnered with Fanti to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride with the launch of a Shine On dedicated page to spotlight, honor and recognize HBO Max's expansive library of LGBTQ+ stories, characters and creators. Check out all the incredible content HBO Max has curated to celebrate this month at http://hbom.ax/fantiEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre'Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 


    Pride was a Protest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 63:55

    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are celebrating Pride Month by giving it the ol' FANTI treatment. But first...Pass the PopcornWe're chatting about the final season of Pose and what we loved most about the series. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has another honorable mention for the upcoming musical In the Heights and a dishonorable mention for himself. Oop! He also has a dishonorable mention for Simone Biles haters and an honorable mention for the star as well as tennis star Naomi Osaka. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for Changing the Game which you can watch on Hulu as well as High on the Hog which is streaming on Netflix. Read Tre'vell's article from Level Mag here. Check out Tre'vell on Entertainment Weekly's Untold Stories: Beyond the Binary podcast through Pride month. New episodes drop every Wednesday!Thank you to our sponsors!Visit Dipseastories.com/fanti for an extended 30 day free trial!HBO Max has partnered with Fanti to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride with the launch of a Shine On dedicated page to spotlight, honor and recognize HBO Max’s expansive library of LGBTQ+ stories, characters and creators. Check out all the incredible content HBO Max has curated to celebrate this month at http://hbom.ax/fantiEmail: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    Who You Callin’ a Bitch? (ft. Amber J Phillips)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 68:27

    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are joined by storyteller and filmmaker Amber J Phillips for a conversation about the origins of and our relationships to the word "bitch."But first...Pass the PopcornWe're chatting about the termination of Associated Press journalist Emily Wilder.DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has another honorable mention for his niece Yaya and her "Ms. Jackrabbit" win! We see you, Yaya!!! He also has an honorable mention for actor Billy Porter who recently gave an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for Akwaeke Emezi and her memoir Dear Senthuran.Pin Sale!This is the LAST year for a while that we’ll be doing pins for MaxFunDrive. AND the fifth year that we’ll be selling pins and donating all proceeds to charity!The proceeds from this year’s pin sale will go towards EveryoneOn to help low-income folks gain access to affordable computers, internet services, and digital literacy programs.The sale will run until May 28!Folks at the $10 monthly level and above will have access to all of the pins from the Drive, and a special 2021 MaxFunDrive pin that ALL members can purchase.Go to maximumfun.org/pinsale for more info. Visit Raycon with code FANTI for 15% off your order! This episode was sponsored by BetterHelp. FANTI listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/fanti.Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.

    What Was Also Said?! (Listener Feedback)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 65:08

    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson dig into a few of your letters, emails and DMs for another Listener Feedback episode!DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for CeCe Winans and her new album but maybe not for that time she was singing for the Tromps. Tre'vell has a mention for Ellen's show ending. Shout out to the wonderful staff over there! Jarrett has a dishonorable mention for the US government and its role both currently and historically in the incredibly disturbing events happening in Israel. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for NYC PRIDE Parade and their banning of the NYPD. They also have an honorable mention for the Proud Family reboot and "the jury is still out" on a few of the casting choices. Lastly, we have an honorable mention for Jarrett's niece Yaya who is graduating!!!A special thanks to all of our new and upgrading memberships as well as those who boosted their membership or gifted a membership. We could not do the show without the support of our members!Pin Sale!This is the LAST year for a while that we’ll be doing pins for MaxFunDrive. AND the fifth year that we’ll be selling pins and donating all proceeds to charity!The proceeds from this year’s pin sale will go towards EveryoneOn to help low-income folks gain access to affordable computers, internet services, and digital literacy programs.The sale will run until May 28!Folks at the $10 monthly level and above will have access to all of the pins from the Drive, and a special 2021 MaxFunDrive pin that ALL members can purchase.Go to maximumfun.org/pinsale for more info.Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    Our Ancestors' Wildest Dreams (ft. Barry Jenkins)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 77:55

    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson discuss the new Amazon limited series The Underground Railroad with director Barry Jenkins! But first…It’s MaxFunDrive! This is the time of year we devote to inviting you to become a member of the Maximum Fun network, or to boost or upgrade your membership, and support this show with your monthly contribution. It’s how we maintain our independence and keep the show going for you to enjoy! And it’s also a great time to join and get perks. To learn more visit maximumfun.org/join. Pass the Popcorn (Pass the Apple Edition) Tre'vell and Jarrett Take a moment to recognize a few of their favorite teachers and a few they maybe had some "anti" feelings about. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for Gabby Sidibe who makes her feature film directorial debut with the film Pale Horse. You can learn more about the project here. Jarrett has another honorable mention for Nina Parker and her new clothing line. Get more info here. Tre'vell Anderson has an honorable mention for Laverne Cox who will step in as the new host for E!'s Red Carpet. A very special thanks to Mr. Barry Jenkins for joining us this week. The Underground Railroad premieres May 14th on Amazon Prime. A special thanks to all of our new and upgrading memberships as well as those who boosted their membership or gifted a membership. We could not do the show without the support of our members!Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    She Bring it to You Every Ball (ft. Mikelle Street)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 62:19

    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about the history of the ballroom scene with digital director at Out Magazine and the host of the companion podcast for HBO Max’s Legendary, called The Let Out—Mikelle Street.But first…It’s MaxFunDrive! This is the time of year we devote to inviting you to become a member of the Maximum Fun network, or to boost or upgrade your membership, and support this show with your monthly contribution. It’s how we maintain our independence and keep the show going for you to enjoy! And it’s also a great time to join and get perks. To learn more visit maximumfun.org/join. Reading is FundamentalTre'vell and Jarrett share their top book picks and a few more challenging reads in an all-new segment! DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for harpist Madison Calley. You can check out her work here. You can also check out Ahya Sione here. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for new LA. Times executive editor Kevin Merida. Keep updated here. Jarrett has another honorable mention for MSNBC journalist Stephanie Ruhle. Congratulations to Tre'vell Anderson and Texas Isiah for their Entertainment Weekly issue with Lena Waithe on the cover. You can read the full story here.Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.  

    Gender is a Scam

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 87:41

    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about their relationships to gender (in the broad, sociological sense) and to gender (in the specific, embodied sense), and why the concept of gender as we know it paints an incomplete picture. But first…Say My Name, Say My Naaaaaaaaaaame!This adorable segment on the new Nick Jr. digital series Little Firsts got us thinking about the origin of our own names.  Tre'vell and Jarrett talked to their parents about how they came to be named Jarrett and Tre'vell!DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for the return of Black Lady Sketch Show. Season 2 just premiered. You can catch up here. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for "The Ebony Enchantress" and Season 13 RuPaul's Drag Race winner Symone.  Jarrett has another honorable mention for journalist Craig Richardson and his recent The Reckoning Mag article which we'll link here while Tre'vell has a dishonorable mention for Caitlin Jenner as well as the folks who don't know how to critique her politics without the transphobia jumping out. Jarrett has a dishonorable mention for the police which is maybe an evergreen mention. Finally, Tre'vell has an honorable mention for Kendall Martinez-Wright who is the first Trans woman to run for the Missouri House of Representatives for 2022. And she's Black!Check out Tre'vell on Nerdette.The Max Fun Drive starts next week May 3-14th!This week's episode is brought to you by Lumi Labs Microdose Drops. If you’re interested in learning more about Microdosing THC go to MicrodoseDrops.com/topuses and use code FANTI to get free shipping & 30% off your first order. The episode is also sponsored by BetterHelp. FANTI listeners get 10% off their first month at BetterHelp.com/fanti.Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    Stay Strapped

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 65:52

    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about the rise in gun ownership in the Black community. Since March 15th there have been 45 events classified as ‘mass shootings. This year alone – as of the time we’re producing this episode – there have been 147 mass shootings. With a rise in gun circulation, a 36% increase in background checks for firearms and an uptick in gun sales during the election year we're asking the question: should Black Americans join in on America's seeming obsession with guns? But first…Pass the PopcornTre'vell and Jarrett discuss the Derek Chauvin trial and how we can possibly find a way forward as a nation. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for the HBO Max program Persona as well as the IG handle @everyniggadeserves. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for  Lynn Fucking Whitfield who just wrapped her show Greenleaf and is set to star in the spinoff. A dishonorable mention goes out for Al Sharpton's tone-deaf social media post and we have one last honorable mention for e! Host Nina Parker and her new clothing line for plus-sized women. Catch Tre'vell and Jarrett on We Stan Together.Catch Tre'vell's Bullseye guest host spot with guest Nicole Byer here. Catch Jarrett and Richard Lui here. This week's episode is brought to you by Babble. Visit Babble.com with promo code FANTI to receive 3-months free when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription. The episode is also brought to you by Dipsea. For listeners of the show, Dipsea is offering an extended 30 day free trial when you go to Dipseastories.com/FANTI.Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    Servin' Is a Habit

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 66:01

    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about service to the community thru advocacy and the various ways that it presents itself.But first…A Tough QuestionTre'vell and Jarrett discuss how they practice self care while being inundated with social media posts about police shootings and state-sanctioned violence against people of color. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has a dishonorable mention for the Apple Watch while the rest of the show would like an Apple Watch.He also has an honorable mention for all the good people over at Walk Good LA. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for Danielle Brooks who is starring in Mahalia over on Lifetime. They also have an honorable mention for actor Youn Yuh-jung who just won a BAFTA for their performance in Minari. Catch Tre'vell on Pop Culture Happy Hour.This week's episode is brought to you by Lumi Labs Microdose Dropsl. Visit  MicrodoseDrops.com/topuses and enter code FANTI to receive 30% off your first order. (21+ only)FANTI is also brought to you by Babble. Visit Babble.com with promo code FANTI to receive 3-months free when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    We Can’t Call This “N*gga."

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 59:35

    This episode contains strong language, as the title of the episode suggests. Listener discretion is advised.This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about the "n" word. No, not Chloé Zhao's 2020 indie hit Nomadland. We're talking about the word n*gger. And n*gga. And Tre'vell's personal favorite: nig nogs. The word has been in the news rather recently with a number of newsrooms having to address its use by members of its staff. It seems the word is always up for debate in white spaces, among non-Black POC and even Black folks about who can and can't and who should or shouldn't use the word. Jarrett and Tre'vell examine the debate of it all and share their own experiences with its use. But first…T(ea) TimeTre'vell and Jarrett discuss media burn-out and the cost of remaining plugged in online. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for the new Youtube Original series Super Sema as well as an honorable mention for LA artists D Smoke and Sir. He also has a dishonorable mention for the raggedy duo of capitalism and white supremacy which work together to make everything worse. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    This is My Sorry for 2004

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 65:45


    This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about public apologies. Who did it right? Who dropped the ball? And who maybe deserves a second chance to make things right? Are public apologies necessary or should the parties involved settle things outside of the phone memo app.But first…Pass the PopcornTre'vell and Jarrett discuss Lil Nas X and his new video Montero (Call Me By Your Name.) DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has a dishonorable mention for the cable news networks who continue to broadcast the video of George Floyd's death. He also has a dishonorable mention for Georgia lawmakers and their recently passed voter suppression laws. He also has an honorable mention for Procter & Gamble's Widen the Screen campaign. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for 100 Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell. You can pick it up here. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 


    Oscar Schmoscar (ft. Brooke Obie)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 68:25


    We wrap up our two-part series on awards season with a discussion about the Oscars! This week, hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are joined by writer - producer - author and film critic Brooke Obie who makes the case for Black folks to divest from a need for majority acknowledgment and entrance into institutions that ignore us. We'll examine the variety of ways television and film academies and awards shows ignore and gaslight Black, Brown and Asian creators.  All that and more!But first…Pass the PopcornTre'vell and Jarrett discuss the Teen Vogue situation and Alexi McCammond's problematic and hurtful old tweets. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for all of us working, playing, loving and living while battling mental health issues. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for Ashley C. Ford and her new book Somebody's Daughter. You can pre-order it here. Tre'vell also has a dishonorable mention for Derrick Jaxn who we won't link to for doing the most while doing the absolute least. Episode NotesFollow Brooke Obie here. Pick up a copy of Brooke's novel Book of Addis here. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.


    Grammy Schwammy (ft. Danyel Smith)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 66:03


    In part one of a two-part series, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson take on awards shows. This week, we're joined by the legendary Danyel Smith who hosts the Spotify original Black Girl Songbook! We're sharing some of our favorite Grammy moments, what frustrates us about the selection process and what we see for the future of music. All that and more!But first…A Tough QuestionTre'vell has some questions about what constitutes as line-cutting as it pertains to the vaccine. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Tre'vell has an honorable mention for comedian, actor and likely future FANTI topic Tiffany Haddish who just won a Grammy.  Jarrett has a "Who told y'all to do that?" for rapper Lil Baby whose Grammy performance depicting a Black man being gunned down by the police was certainly a choice. He also has an honorable mention to Cardi B for shouting out lesser known artists this week and getting both Ben Shapiro and Can't Dance Owens tight over her hit song about the importance of keeping a well-oiled machine. Keeping it Grammy-related, he has an honorable mention for an up and coming artist...maybe you've heard of her? She goes by the name of Blue Ivy Carter and she just won a Grammy! She's related to another artist who goes by the name of Beyonce and we're all on her internet right now so let's bow down while the getting is good. Kthxbye!Episode NotesCheck out the Spotify Original  “Black Girl Songbook,” here. Follow the legendary Danyel Smith on the socials here. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 


    Meghan Markle Goes 2 Zamunda

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 65:11

    This week, the royal court is in session as hosts Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson discuss the new Eddie Murphy sequel Coming 2 America and answer the question: who asked for this?  But first…Pass the PopcornWe're taking this royal thing to the next level with a chat about the interview heard round the world. That's right! We're talking about Oprah's sit down with the Duke & Duchess of some shit: Meghan Thee Markle and her husband Harry. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett kicks things off with an honorable mention for the one and only B.Scott and their recent partnership with BET as well as BIPOC New Yorkers clapping back at the gentrifiers and bridge and tunnel crowd. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for the one and only TS Madison whose new show is hilarious! Check that out here. Dishonorably and with all due disrespect, Jarrett and Tre'vell are calling out professional asshole Piers Morgan who walked off the set of his own show and ultimately got fired on his day off. Stiff upper lip, chap. Black History is Happening...Everyday!Episode NotesRead Tre'vell's piece for Xtra Magazine here. Make sure you pick up your limited-edition FANTI merch here. The sale ends March 12th, midnight Pacific TimeCatch Tre'vell on Pop Culture Happy Hour this week!Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.

    Funky Covid-ina (ft. Nurse Alice Benjamin, Dr. Darien Sutton and Bianca Mabute-Louie)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 71:12

    This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson discuss why so many Black folks are hesitant to get vaccinated for covid-19 and the African American community's complicated relationship to the healthcare industry. We're joined by Nurse Alice Benjamin and Dr. Darien M. Sutton who will give us all the information we need to make an informed decision about the vaccine. But first…Pass the PopcornWe're joined by educator Bianca Mabute-Louie for a conversation about the rise in anti-Asian violence in the nation and how communities of color can come together to create change. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Tre'vell has a dishonorable mention for the mainstream media's handling of the Equality Act passing as well as a dishonorable mention for anti-trans legislation in the state of Alabama. Jarrett has an honorable mention for Malcolm Kenyatta and his historic senate run as well as Jayce Baron and Justin Q Williams. Episode NotesRead Bianca Mabute-Louie's Elle piece here. Follow Nurse Alice on the socials at @AskNurseAliceFollow Dr. Darien Sutton on the socials at @DoctorDarienMDMake sure you pick up your limited-edition FANTI merch here. Support a Black-owned bookstore here, here and here. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.

    What Was Said!? (A Third FANTI FamMail)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 58:38

    This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson respond to even more of your VMs, DMs and EMs with the third installment of FANTI FamMail! Plus, we'll check in with another Dionne Warwick Update, our Black History Moment and a very special announcement!DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has a dishonorable mention for the foolery, fuckery and anti-Blackness going down at Gimlet Media while Tre'vell honors author and his new book, When Dogs Heal: Powerful Stories of People Living with HIV and the Dogs That Saved Them. Make sure to pick it up from a Black-owned bookstore like this one or you can get it online here.Tre'vell has a dishonorable mention for Azealia Banks and her transphobia. Catch Tre'vell on Follow Friday podcast here. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.  

    We Are A Family

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 68:43

    This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about families, the one we're born into and the ones we create. What boundaries, if any,  do you place on your family?But first...Tea TimeWe'll check in with Jarrett and Tre'vell on how they've been coping during a pon de replay and any strides they've made in their quest for better mental health. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has a cinematic-themed honorable mention for Judas & The Black Messiah. He's also giving an honorable mention to Framing Britney Spears and There Is No I in Threesome.Tre'vell wants you to go watch the documentary series The Lady and the Dale by director Zackary Drucker as well as listen to Danyel Smith's The Black Girl Songbook podcast and when you get done with that you can watch Brandy in Cinderella again!Episode NotesCatch Tre'vell on Gender Reveal podcast here. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/04/economic-divide-black-households/Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    Is Clubhouse a Trashbox? (ft. Shar Jossell and Corece Smith)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 68:49

    This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson hit the main stage with two very special guests! Shar Jossell and Corece Smith join FANTI for a discussion about the new audio-only platform Clubhouse.But first...Pass the PopcornWe're talking about the lady who laid her edges with gorilla glue. Yes, you read that right. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for actor John Clarence Stewart. Catch him in episode 6 of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist on Peacock TV. He also honors the late Mary Wilson of The Supremes who recently joined the ancestors. Tre'vell has another honorable mention. This time for Stacey Osei-Kuffour who has been tapped to write the new Blade film, making history as the first Black woman to write a Marvel Studios film. They also have an honorable mention for Peacock TV's new limited series The Best Man. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org @FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell) @FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher) FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.  

    Every Day is Black History

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 57:51


    This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are kicking off Season 2 and the month of February with a discussion about Black History Month. They'll get into its origins, what they love about it and what kind of gets on their nerves. But first... Pass the PopcornWe reminisce over our first year with FANTI and we're listening to some of YOUR voicemails in celebration of the year! DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has a mention for Lifetime's Wendy Williams: The Movie and documentary as well as an honorable mention for Chirstopher Sticklen whose podcast We Got To Hang Out just had a special guest. Tre'vell honors the legendary recent ancestor Ms. Cicely Tyson as well as Jamal Jordan and his new book Queer Love In Color, available now for pre-order.  Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 


    HBCUs Are A Different World (ft. Panama Jackson)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 59:04

    This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are joined by Very Smart Brotha's Panama Jackson for a discussion about historically Black colleges and that HBCU life!But first... A Tough QuestionVSB's Panama (A Morehouse Man!) talks about his recent article: The Case For and Against Rocking Gear From a College You Didn't Graduate From (Or Attend) and Jarrett and Tre'vell defend their respective alma maters. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Tre'vell kicks things off with an honorable mention for the HBO program Veneno as well as an honorable mention for the highly honorable Dame Cicely Tyson who has a new memoir out. You can pick it up here or wherever books are sold. Jarrett has an honorable mention for Bling Empire. You can watch it now on Netflix. Finally, Jarrett has an honorable mention for everyone working through mental health issues during the pandemic and beyond. If you or someone you know is suffering in silence. Please know that there is assistance. Episode NotesKeep up with Panama Jackson here. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    Donald Trump has Left the Building (ft. Keith Boykin)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 75:56


    This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson discuss White supremacy's role in the Trump administration and how the Biden administration can seek to heal a fractured nation. We're joined by CNN journalist and author Keith Boykin!But first...Pass That PopcornWe're counting down our favorite blunders, uh-ohs and oopsies from "Toupee Fiasco" from the past four years. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett is "rooting for everybody Black" with an honorable mention for the app melaninterst while Tre'vell honors our UPS drivers who have made online retail therapy possible. Another honorable mention from Jarrett for the incoming Biden administration for being decent people which is the least they can do but still somehow eluded the previous one. Tre'vell has a dishonorable mention for all those who decided to go clubbing this past MLK weekend and a reminder than the pandemic isn't over just because you're over it. Finally, Jarrett has a dishonorable mention for former FANTI subject Wendy Williams for being messy and homophobic.  Episode NotesKeep up with Keith Boykin on CNN or on the Twitter here. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 


    Let's Talk About Sex, Baby! (ft. Mikelle Street)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 63:15

    This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about sex (baby!) with guest journalist Mikelle Street. This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson are talking about sex (baby!) with guest journalist Mikelle Street. But first... Pass That PopcornWe chat about last week's insurrection attempt at the Capitol building. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for #noflylist and all the joy that can be derived from seeing the fools who stormed the Capitol try to grab their little Samsonite carry-ons back to where they came from. Tre'Vell has a dishonorable mention for Soho Karen and the disrespect she showed Oprah's bestie and a "girl, whet?" for Jim Clyburn! An honorable mention for Nikkialiah and her highly-relatable song "Earth is Ghetto." Catch the full clip here. An honorable mention is also in order for Mr. Eugene Goodman for his courageous act as well as Brian "No Mo' Fux" Williams. Lastly, Rest in Power to the late Eric Jerome Dickey. Episode NotesRead Jarrett Hill's piece for Medium hereClick here for more info about our guest Mikelle Street. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion… Oh My! (ft. Sharon Smith-Akinsanya)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 69:19


    This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond with guest Sharon Smith-Akinsanya, CEO of Rae Mackenzie Group.But first... Pass That Popcorn!Our January 2020 optimism has us all feeling a bit silly but we're discussing resolutions, intentions or whatever your preferred term for "leveling up in 2021!"DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has a dishonorable mention for no charges in the Jacob Blake case as well as a full-throated "girl, sit down!" for Meghan "My Father!" McCain and the entirety of the Republican party. Tre'vell is giving an honorable mention to Durell Smylie who, if you haven't checked, lives where the money resides, where the money resides. They also have an honorable mention for RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Symone The Ebony Enchantress who serves lewks like they're going out of business!  Episode NotesLearn more about The Rae Mackenzie Group and all of Sharon Smith-Akinsanya's  other wonderful work here and connect with her on Twitter. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.


    Bye, Ashy! FANTI's Top Five of 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 46:04

    It's finally here! We've made it to 2021 and we can't wait to leave much of the drama, sadness and shenanigans that was the year in the dustbin of history. But before we look forward to 2021, Jarrett Hill and Tre'Vell Anderson take a look back at some of their favorite FANTI moments from the year.  DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett and Tre'vell have a very special honorable mention for all of our #Fantifam and to a few folks who've shown us some extra love over the months. Episode NotesCheck out (or revisit) past FANTI episodes mentioned here below: "Whoopins (I Turned Out Fine. Or Did I?)""Tired. (With Special Guest Dr. Joy DeGruy)""THEE Reason Black People Don’t Eat Chicken in Public (ft. Sam Sanders)""Okay Allies, Now Let’s Get in Formation! (Feat. Jarrett Lucas)""Black Women Have Been Left Out of #MeToo""When Gospel Music Slaps…and Leaves a Mark Ft. Mychael Chinn""Wendy Williams, How YOU Doin’ Girl? You Okay? Feat. Shar Jossell"Happy 2021!Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 

    Santa is Black and Possibly Gay! A Very FANTI Holiday Special (ft. Kalen Allen)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 53:53


    This week on a very special holiday edition of FANTI, Jarrett Hill and Tre'Vell Anderson are joined by the hilarious Kalen Allen to share their favorite holiday films and someone has some choice opinions about the Home Alone cinematic universe you're not going to want to miss! But first…We Pass the Popcorn with our picks for top 3 Christmas songs for the season.  DIONNE WARWICK UPDATEEvery week we'll bring you another update from the fantastical life of Dionne Warwick's twitter account.DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for Sylvie's Love—out now! Check out our interview with stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomghua  here. Tre'Vell has an honorable mention for all the folks cooking this holiday season (at home with those you live with, we hope!) and for the VISDs (Very Important side dishes!) BAKED macaroni and cheese and candied yams sans marshmallow. Episode NotesCheck out Kalen Allen's new holiday EP 'For Christmas Sake' here. Check out Jarrett's interview with Jingle Jangle's Anika Noni Rose for Bullseye with Jesse Thorn here. Have a favorite holiday film or song not mentioned in the episode? Let us know via email or on the socials. Have a safe and happy holiday season!Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer. 


    Forever, For Always, For Black Love (ft. Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomghua)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 70:51

    This week, Jarrett Hill and Tre'vell Anderson talk Black love on screen with "Silvie's Love" stars Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomghua.What are your favorite representations of Black love on the large and small screen? Do those characters and stories fully encompass all that is contained in black love or does the media fall short of showcasing the variety of ways we express love within the Black community? We'll get into all of that...But first…It's T-Time and Jarrett has a topic up for discussion all about body image, mental health and self care. DIONNE WARWICK UPDATE: Every week we'll bring you another update from the fantastical life of Dionne Warwick's twitter account. DIS/Honorable MentionsThis week, Jarrett has an honorable mention for Justin Simien and his new Lando series. Tre'vell has an honorable mention for #fantifam member Portia Bartley who you can check out in the new film The Prom. Check out Jarrett's interview with Jingle Jangle's Anika Noni Rose for Bullseye with Jesse Thorn here. Email: FANTI@maximumfun.org@FANTIpodcast@Jarrett Hill@rayzon (Tre’Vell)@FANTIpodcast@TreVellAnderson@JarrettHill@Swish (Producer Laura Swisher)FANTI is produced and distributed by MaximumFun.orgLaura Swisher is the senior producer.Jordan Kauwling is the associate producer.

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