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Slate of Affairs is a podcast dedicated to critical conversations about pop culture and politics brought to you by Black and brown voices. Lived and IN COLOR! Join hosts Tatiana Sterling, Blake Gardner, and Daniel Huecias every Tuesday morning for a brand new episode. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

Slate of Affairs


    • Nov 24, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    • 33m AVG DURATION
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    Are We Surprised?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 37:28

    On August 25, 2020 Kyle Rittenhouse, then seventeen years old, traveled from his residence in Illinois with an assault riffle to join to protests and riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the shooting of unarmed black man, Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse shot three men, killing two and injuring a third. For the last several weeks the world has watched Rittenhouse's highly publicized trial. On Friday, November 19, 2021 a jury found Rittenhouse not guilty. The Slate of Affairs team sits down to discuss. Tatiana is obsessed with the new Kim K. romance; Blake is talking women in hip-hop; Daniel is encouraging everyone to go stream ADELE! If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Slate on a Plane

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 39:40

    With the holidays around the corner and vaccination rates increasing, air travel is booking up! This week the team discusses the increased hostility taking place on airlines and the overall travel experience in the age of COVID-19. Tatiana taps into her inner thespian roots to celebrate the Wicked reboot; Blake is potentially tapping into his reality competition side; Daniel is coming for billionaire architects. If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    One Nation Under Pod

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 1:19

    New trailer for those new to the Slate of Affairs podcast. Thanks for joining in on the conversation! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Boo! (There It Is)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 33:18

    Boo! We are back! Halloween is around the corner, the weather is gloomier, and ghosts are roaming the streets. This week the team sits down to talk about ghosts, ghost stories, and ghost films. Tatiana celebrates Drake's birthday; Blake is catching everyone up on Black excellency; Daniel is talking the season premiere of Insecure. If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD: Insecure's Season 5 Preview | Youtube MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Ghost Astrology

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 25:17

    Mercury is in retrograde for the third and final time of 2021 and it has people going insane! The Slate of Affairs team discusses their feelings about astrology and compare their zodiac, moon, and ascending signs. We are bringing this episode to you a bit late, so we are giving you the RAW and UNEDITED conversation surrounding the cosmos. While the episode is without some segments, we would like to specifically highlight the Noname Book Club, an online/irl community dedicated to uplifting POC voices. The Noname Book Club highlights two books each month written by authors of color. The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD: Noname Book Club | Noname Books Calculate Your Signs | Astrosofa The Basics of Astrology | Her Campus MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Yo Soy _______.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 34:39

    It is Hispanic Heritage Month! But what does that even mean?! Is the Hispanic experience universal to all Spanish speaking communities? This week the Slate of Affairs team dives into all things Hispanic Heritage Month related and discusses their own experiences and identities under the umbrella term. Tatiana kicks off the episode celebrating Michaela Cole's Emmy win; Blake is in awe of Issa Rae's diamond encrusted grill ; Daniel is OBVIOUSLY talking about Lil Nas X! If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD: Michaela Cole's Acceptance Speech | YouTube Lil Nas X's Video THATS WHAT I WANT | YouTube Yes, We're Calling It Hispanic Heritage Month And We Know It Makes Some Of You Cringe | NPR MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    And the Governor Is...

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 32:54

    TOO MUCH has happened this week! By the time you are listening to this episode, the results of California's gubernatorial recall election just might be in. While only one-third of the Slate of Affairs team will be participating in this election, the implications of this race are crucial on a national scale, so we're diving into it. BUT FIRST, the team is getting into the girls and the gays at this year's MTV Video Music Awards

    In the Wake of Ida

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 41:09

    Hurricane Ida took landfall in Louisiana, devastating residents and leaving many without power in its wake. Shortly thereafter, Ida continued its path through several northeastern states, flooding parts of New York. The Slate of Affairs team discusses their own personal experiences with Hurricane Ida and examines the human impact of climate change. Tatiana weighs in on Beyoncé's catalog; Blake stans a Nicki Minaj hosting gig for the Housewives franchise; Daniel is possibly watching the new Cinderella??? The jury is still out on that one. If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! Hurricane Ida Reliefs: Imagine Water Works | Just Ida Recovery | World Central Kitchen | Algiers Proud | Mutual Aid Disaster Relief | Forever Calcasieu MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    AFFAIRS ASIDE | OnlyFans EXPERIENCED with Brittanie Somday

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 19:11

    We are back with another minisode in Affairs Aside! This week, Tatiana sits down with Brittanie Somday, sex worker and content creator, to talk about her experiences and perspective on the world of digital sex work. Make sure to follow her on Twitter, and if you are so inclined, subscribe to her OnlyFans! Brittanie's Twitter & Brittanie's Onlyfans As many of you may know, the state of Louisiana is experiencing a natural disaster as Hurricane Ida has made landfall. Below are a list of resources to help those in need. Imagine Water Works | Just Ida Recovery | World Central Kitchen | Algiers Proud | Mutual Aid Disaster Relief | Forever Calcasieu If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MUSIC OF THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    MCU Better Werk

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 34:44

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe has stepped into phase 4 of its franchise with several new projects, The latest being The Eternals! The Slate of Affairs team sits down to discuss the excitement surrounding the most diverse Marvel movie to date while also addressing the difficulties connected with the MCU. Tatiana celebrates Aaliyah's arrival to Spotify; Blake gives the children updates on the beef between Kanye and Drake; Daniel contemplates robocops over Post Malone's rosé. If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD: 'Eternals' Trailer | Youtube The Mythology Behind Marvel's ‘Eternals' and Its Villains | The Hollywood Reporter Anthony Mackie is Calling Out Marvel for its Lack of Diversity | The Insider 'It's a Sin' Writer Calls Loki's Bisexual Reveal a 'Pathetic,' Feeble' Gesture | The Insider MCU: Lack Of Diversity & 9 Other Problematic Things About the Franchise | Screen Rant MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Vaccination Nation U.S.A.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 38:34

    After a brief hiatus the team is back! With the Delta variant spreading rapidly throughout communities, political leaders are beginning to enforce stricter policies surrounding vaccinations. The Slate of Affairs team discusses their views on vaccine mandates. Tatiana weighs in on the shower debate: Blake makes an exciting announcement about his future endeavors: Daniel updates us on the #FreeBritney movement. If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD: Unmasking Isla Vista: A COVID-19 Community Archive | The Daily Nexus & KCSB News Herd Immunity: How Many People Need to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine? | Houston Methodist State Vaccination Requirements | CDC N.Y.C. Will Require Workers and Customers Show Proof of at Least One Dose for Indoor Dining and Other Activities | The New York Times Polio Elimination in the United States | CDC Robin Explores His Sexuality | Twitter MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    AFFAIRS ASIDE | Breaking Stigma with Athena Kills

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 14:54

    With our hosts scattered across the nation, we bring you our very FIRST MINISODE, Affairs Aside! In light of DaBaby's homophobic rant at Rolling Loud, Daniel speaks with drag entertainer and HIV advocate Athena Kills to discuss HIV stigma and the importance of HIV education. Thank you again to Athena for lending their time and sharing their experience. Be sure to follow Athena Kills on Instagram! If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: My.Turn.CA.Gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD The Music Industry Is Holding DaBaby Accountable | NPR DaBaby Apologizes for 'Misinformed Comments' | The Washington Post HIV Information | CDC MUSIC OF THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Headline | Sun & Plastic by Phillip E. Morris Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Space, Jam-Packed with Edward Castle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 36:30

    Our beloved cohost, Daniel Huecias, takes a hiatus this week! The Slate of Affairs team calls upon Edward Castle to fill in! The team discusses the recent slew of billionaire space explorations and the various layers associated with this new frontier. Tatiana is NOT a Bennifer stan; Blake gets into some Neo-Soul; Edward celebrates LeVar Burton; and the ghost of Daniel's technical difficulties haunts the recording. If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD: Dreamville Presents: REVENGE (Documentary) | YouTube Teezo Touchdown's music video, Technically | YouTube Gil Scott-Heron's Whitey On the Moon | YouTube Jeff Bezos Appreciates Your Efforts to Get Jeff Bezos to Space | The Verge Elon Musk Reminds Us All That 'a Bunch of People Will Probably Die' Going to Mars | Space The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax | ProPublica Billionaires Got 54% Richer During Pandemic, Sparking Calls for "Wealth Tax" | CBS News Americans' Medical Debts Are Bigger Than Was Known, Totaling $140 Billion | The New York Times The Billionaire ‘Space Race' Has Nothing to Do With Space | Vice MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Headline | Sultry Space Shower by B. Leo Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    #FREEBRITNEY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 35:42

    Following a very public mental health crisis in 2007, the pop singer Britney Spears was deemed unfit to care for herself or her finances. As a result, Britney's father, Jamie Spears, became the conservator over her and the entirety of her estate, having remained in this position for over a decade. On June 23rd, Britney spoke of the conservatorship for the first time, expressing her desire for agency. Since then, the internet exploded with pleas to #FREEBRITNEY. The Slate of Affairs team discusses the intense tabloid coverage that has plagued Britney Spears throughout her career and mental health stigma. Tatiana talks about sports AND video games; Blake is not a fan of the newest Space-Jam remake; Daniel celebrates TWO artists this week! If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD: Normani's video Wild Side (ft. Cardi B) | Official Video Candace Parker Graces NBA 2K Game Cover as First WNBA Player | Bloomberg ‘Sorry, Britney': Media Is Criticized for Past Coverage, and Some Own Up | The New York Times Britney Spears' Conservatorship, Explained | CBS News Britney Spears Can Choose Her Own Lawyer In Conservatorship Case, A Judge Has Ruled | NPR MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Release of Bill Cosby

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 33:30

    The #MeToo movement started a revolution for survivors of sexual assault, unearthing the actions of several male celebrities. America's Dad, Bill Cosby, was convicted of sexual assault in 2018 and was recently released from prison due to a technicality; the previous District Attorney had promised not to press criminal charges during a civil case. His release sparked public outcry but has also been met with support by others. The Slate of Affairs team discusses the implications of his release and what it means for survivors. TW: This episode does include conversations surrounding sexual abuse and sexual assault. Below are a list of resources for anyone who might need support. Tatiana tries to get her hands on a Telfar bag; Blake celebrates the newest Spelling Bee Champion, Zaila Avant-Garde; Daniel might be headed to Mars. If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD: HBO Max's FBOY Island | Official Trailer Bill Cosby Released From Prison After Pa. Supreme Court Overturns Sexual Assault Conviction | Time Bill Cosby's Release Could Have A Silencing Effect On Victims, Advocates Say | NPR Bill Cosby: Timeline of His Fall From 'America's Dad' to His Release From Prison | ABC News A Comprehensive Timeline of the Harvey Weinstein Allegations | Vogue Oh, Phylicia Rashad Wants Us to Forget She Celebrated Bill Cosby's Release | Vulture Phylicia Rashad Is Just the Beginning by Clarissa Brooks | The Cut MUSIC OF THE POD: Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://solo.to/slateofaffairs RESOURCES FOR SURVIVORS: INCITE!: https://incite-national.org Survived + Punished: https://survivedandpunished.org --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    One Year and Counting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 33:26


    It's our ANNIVERSARY/FIRST BIRTHDAY! It has been an entire year since the Slate of Affairs team first brought the pod to the people. The team discusses their growth over the year and their hopes for the future of the podcast. Tatiana still listens to Heaux Tales every day; Blake celebrates Meghan McCain's exit from The View; Daniel's voice takes hit from too many mimosas at drag brunch. If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: https://myturn.ca.gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD An NPR Tradition, Here's The Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence | NPR MUSIC OF THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support


    The Jubilee of Juneteenth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 37:06

    On June 17th, 2021, Joe Biden signed a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the day all enslaved people in The United States were freed following the Civil War. The Slate of Affairs team dedicates this episode to the celebration of Juneteenth! Since being gone, Tatiana has a lot going on, Blake is honoring cover-girl Teyana Taylor, and Daniel is telling people to turn their ACs off?! If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: My.Turn.CA.Gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MUSIC OF THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Outtakes TAKE TWO!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 17:52

    Do you ever wonder what gets left out of the final cut? While the Slate of Affairs teams takes care of some business, enjoy this blunderful outtakes episode. We will be back in your feeds on Friday with a very special episode celebrating Juneteenth! Blake refuses to let Tatiana finish her lines; Tatiana talks cannabis conspiracy theories; and Daniel's wifi continues to be busted. If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: My.Turn.CA.Gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MUSIC OF THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Music looped throughout our main segment | Golden Days by Phillip E. Morris Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Pride EXPLORED with Huan He

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 41:50

    PRIDE month is HERE and NOW! In the absence of our resident questioning queen, the Slate of Affairs team is joined by our special guest Huan He. The team explores the genesis of PRIDE, critiques PRIDE in the modern-day, and explores pride on a personal level. Blake applauds Naomi Osaka; Huan explains Reddit versus Wallstreet; Daniel shares some excellent personal news; Tatiana jumps off a 50-foot cliff in Hawaii! If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: My.Turn.CA.Gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MUSIC OF THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Headline | Sun & Plastic by Phillip E. Morris Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Talks the TikTok

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 33:54

    Amidst a global pandemic, people from all over the world have turned to the social media app TikTok! The Slate of Affairs team discusses the phenomenal rise of the app, the benefits, and the bland. Blake celebrates the redistribution of police funds in San Francisco; Tatiana thirsts over a polyamorous celebrity kiss; Daniel talks ripped pants and queer rap. If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: My.Turn.CA.Gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD The Intercept | TikTok's Moderators to Suppress Posts by "Ugly" and the Poor to Attract New Users NBC News | Months after TikTok apologized to Black creators, many say little has changed Them. | TikTok Is Spreading Anti-LGBTQ+ Content, According to New Report Vox | The blandness of TikTok's biggest stars People | Tessa Thompson and Rita Ora Cuddle Up with Taika Waititi in Wild PDA Moment MUSIC OF THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Abolition EXPLAINED with Professor Alisa Bierria

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 55:09

    As police violence continues to surge and mass incarceration plagues our communities, people call for the abolition of police and prisons. Tatiana sits down with Professor Alisa Bierria, a professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California Riverside, to discuss the abolitionist movement. Thank you to Professor Bierria for their time and for providing us with several resources to advance our abolitionist mission! Blake celebrates a newlywed Ariana Grande; Tatiana puts you on to all the new music out this week; Daniel reminds us of PRIDE month's importance and UFOs??? If you're interested in learning more about abolition, check out these works! Are Prisons Obsolete by Angela Davis Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color by Andrea Ritchie The End of Policing by Alex S. Vitale If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: My.Turn.CA.Gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD The Audre Lorde Project | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color community organizing center, focusing on the New York City area Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective | Building Transformative Justice Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Creative Interventions | Resources for Everyday People to End Violence INCITE! | INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence May 17 | The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia The New York Times | Yes, We Literally Mean Abolish the Police Survived and Punished | Survived and Punished: End the Criminalization of Survival Transform Harm | A Resource Hub About Ending Violence MUSIC ON THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Look Ma! We Made It (A Mother's Day Episode)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 19:06

    Mama said, knock it out, and we did! Midterms aren't enough to keep us from appreciating our mamas, so we dedicate this episode to our mothers and all of the mothers out there! Thank you for all that you do.

    Keeping It 100

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 36:39


    And on the 100th day, Biden gave us vaccines! It has been 100 days since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated, occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The Slate of Affairs team dives into the highs and lows of the first 100 days and expresses what they expect to see from this administration going forward. Blake cycles through his new fitness routine; Tatiana lists off the 4th phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Daniel explores the intersection of legendary actress Viola Davis and T-Pain? If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: My.Turn.CA.Gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD AP News | Biden's first 100 days: Where he stands on key promises NPR | Biden's 1st 100 Days: A Look By The Numbers Politico | 100 Days of Biden's Washington Twitter | T-Pain Leaving Celebs on Read MUSIC ON THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Headline | Breeze by Phillip E. Morris Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support


    Going for the Gold!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 32:17

    AND THE OSCAR GOES TO! The 93rd Academy Awards took place this past weekend with some of the most diverse nominations in history. The Slate of Affairs team gets into the historic wins of the night and obviously gets into the fashion. Blake campaigns for LeVar Burton to be the permanent host of Jeopardy!; Tatiana gives the boys a lesson on sports; Daniel reveals the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season 13! SPOILER ALERT! If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: My.Turn.CA.Gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD Oscars | The 93rd Academy Awards 2021 Vogue | Oscars Red Carpet 20201 MUSIC ON THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Headline | Breeze by Phillip E. Morris Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Cannabuss' It Open

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 33:12

    Happy 4/20, y'all! Weed the people at Slate of Affairs speak the truth on the grassroots of cannabis and the fast-changing culture surrounding the bud! The team discusses the negative stigmas surrounding marijuana use, government regulation, and our experiences with cannabis. Blake questions the necessity of another cartoon reboot; Tatiana highlights the beauty and talents of Issa Rae; Daniel encourages everyone 16 and older to get their vaccine! *Details below* If you are in California and would like to schedule a vaccination appointment, please click the following link: My.Turn.CA.Gov The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD Netflix Documentary | Grass Is Greener United States Drug Enforcement Administration | Drug Scheduling Vox | The Federal Drug Scheduling System, Explained TIME | Why Congress Should Legalize Marijuana MUSIC OF THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Headline | Breeze by Phillip E. Morris Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Sweeping Up with the Kardashians

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 35:01

    Last week a member of the Kardashian/Jenner collective broke the internet, AGAIN! An unedited photo of Khloe Kardashian was posted on Instagram, prompting the Kardashian legal team to burst into action, removing the image from all corners of the internet. The Slate of Affairs team examines social media and its harmful impacts, unrealistic body standards, and the people who profit from it. SPOILER ALERT! It's the Kardashians. Blake highlights Kid Cudi's SNL performance; Tatiana celebrates an upcoming chapter in her life; Daniel shares his spiritual awakening in the presence of a celestial being. The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD Doja Cat - Kiss Me More (Official Video) ft. SZA BuzzFeed News | Will The Real Khloé Kardashian Please Stand Up...For Herself? MUSIC OF THE POD Slate of Affairs Introduction | A Boquet of Roses by DJ Quad Headline | Breeze by Phillip E. Morris Category Is | Circuit (Feat. Pryces) by Jeff Kaale Slate of Affairs Outro | Baguette by Dyalla Departing Message | Bon Bon by Dyalla FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Devil Went Down to Georgia

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 33:20

    Georgia is on the minds of the Slate of Affairs team! On March 25th, Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, signed into law a 98-page measure placing numerous voting restrictions in the state. The legislation was met with much contempt from Georgians and organizers on the ground. This week the Slate of Affairs team dives into the various implications of these voting restrictions. Blake amplifies a call to action; Tatiana is talking thirst traps on Instagram; Daniel discusses anti-trans legislation in Arkansas and across the country. The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' We are shouting you out every first episode of the month. If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD AP News | EXPLAINER: What Does Georgia's New GOP Election Law Do? Esosa Osa's Twitter Thread | 50 Reasons Why Georgia's New Voting Law Really Is That Bad Vox | Georgia's restrictive new voting law, explained FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Once Upon a Daytime in Studio City

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 34:26


    SHAROOOOOON! CBS Studios' the Talk is on an indefinite hiatus following intense backlash cohost Sharon Osbourne has received regarding her treatment of fellow cohost Sheryl Underwood. The Slate of Affairs teams dives into a conversation surrounding accountability and racial inequality in television. Blake's leaving the door open for an R&B goddess; Tatiana takes a moment to celebrate women; Daniel encourages the listeners to watch the fever dream that is The Masked Singer. The biggest thank you to every listener who is supporting us through Anchor's 'Listener Support!' We are now able to cover the cost of our audio software! If you haven't lent yourself to listener support and are interested, the link can be found below. Sponsorship begins at just 99 cents! MENTIONED ON THE POD 'The Talk': Sheryl Underwood, Sharon Osbourne Discuss Racism | ET Canada FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com (for all show notes and the headlines you're hearing about) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support


    A Most Turbulent Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 41:06

    The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards were held this past weekend, and we are covering it all in What's Happening! In our Headline segment, the Slate of Affairs team reflects on an entire year of living in the COVID-19 pandemic, pondering the prospects of 2021. Blake celebrates Black cinema; Tatiana finds herself underwhelmed with WAP; Daniel is keeping score on our previous Grammy predictions. MENTIONED ON THE POD What's Happening: 63rd Annual Grammy Award Highlights | CHIKA - Can't Explain It (Feat. Charlie Wilson) | D Smoke - Black Habits I (Feat. Jackie Gouché) Headline: CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated people FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Bloop (There It Is)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 16:15

    Finally, it's happened to me! 2/3 of the Slate of Affairs team finds themselves in the trenches with finals week at UCR/UCSB! Given the heavy academic load, we've arranged a special blooper episode for you. Sit back and listen to the outtakes, the blunders, and the bloopers. Blake considers botox; Tatiana takes a walk down memory lane with Kid Cudi and her caucasian ex-boyfriend; Daniel's voice STAYS cracking! We will be back to our regular episode format next week, once the finals are finished! Thank you for listening and see you next Tuesday! MENTIONED ON THE POD Golden Days by Phillip E. Morris | Soundcloud | Music looped throughout our main segment FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com (for all show notes and the headlines you're hearing about) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    In the Name of AAPI Solidarity with Huan He

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 45:28

    This week, the Slate of Affairs team discusses the importance of solidarity amongst marginalized communities. Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities have faced a stark increase in violence this past year. Daniel interviews Huan He, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California, about the recent attacks, discussing the long history of AAPI discrimination. Blake praises our celestial beings, Chloe x Halle; Tatiana stans Zendaya YET AGAIN; Daniel highlights the importance of the Equality Act for the LGBTQ+ community. The biggest thanks to our special guest this week, Huan He! MENTIONED ON THE POD Kimberlé Crenshaw and Intersectionality FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com (for all show notes and the headlines you're hearing about) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Cruz Ctrl+Alt+Delete

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 33:50


    Texas is in the midst of a climate catastrophe, leaving communities devastated without leadership. The Slate of Affairs team discusses the various dynamics at play, examining the state's lack of leadership. Pinche Ted Cruz! Slate of Affairs also celebrates the 30th episode of the pod! Blake celebrates THE Lori Harvey and all of her glory; Tatiana continues to profess her love for Chris Evans; Daniel pays tribute to Nina Simone on her 88th birthday. MENTIONED ON THE POD: A Sailor's Hawaii by Phillip E. Morris | Soundcloud | Music used for this week's main segment FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com (for all show notes and the headlines you're hearing about) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support


    Black History THEN + NOW with Dr. Jill M. Humphries

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 50:09

    Black History Month is here, and Black excellence continues! This week, Blake interviews Dr. Jill M. Humphries, professor of Africana Studies at the University of Toledo, discussing the Black history of past and present. Blake celebrates the newest addition to the royal family; Tatiana talks of a potential presidential fashion czar; and Daniel honors the late legendary Supreme, Mary Wilson. The biggest thank you to Dr. Humphries and her contribution to this week's episode. MENTIONED ON THE POD Dr. Jill Humphrie's email | jhumphries2012@gmail.com FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com (for all show notes and the headlines you're hearing about) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Valentine's '21: Crazy, Stupid, Self-Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 36:53

    LOVE is in the air! The Slate of Affairs team plays the dating game and talks about radical forms of love, honoring the Valentine's Day spirit. The team also covers Super Bowl '21! Tatiana picks an eligible bachelor, Blake is#teamwhiteroses, and Daniel is reading us novels (non-romantic) in Category Is. MENTIONED ON THE POD Daisy by Phillip E. Morris | Soundcloud | Music used for Valentine's Dating Game FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com (for all show notes and the headlines you're hearing about) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Black History NOW

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 37:13


    HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH! To kick off the month, The Slate of Affairs team talks about their Black history experiences in K-12 education and their personal lives. Blake celebrates Cicely Tyson's legacy. Tatiana is NOT here for the Cheaper By the Dozen remake. Daniel praises the queen of subtle shade, Mariah Carey. FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com (for all show notes and the headlines you're hearing about) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support


    The Capitol Hill We Climb

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 34:15


    Inauguration 2021! Let's get loud! The historic inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris brought us hope and hilarity. The moments! The coats! The memes! The performances? Blake lives for Chloe x Halle's Bussit challenge, Tatiana slips up and confuses two legendary divas, and Daniel is stans Lady Gaga but not as much as Whitney Houston. We've also activated our Listener Support for the pod! Check down below for details! FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com (for all show notes and the headlines you're hearing about) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support


    You Down with P.I.C.? Yeah, You Better Not Be

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 38:23

    This past week the federal government executed the only female inmate on death row, Lisa Montgomery. The Slate of Affairs team has a difficult conversation about the Prison Industrial Complex and mass incarceration in the United States. Tatiana is thrilled about Malcolm & Marie. Blake celebrates T.S. Madison returning to reality television. Daniel is apparently talking about whales, on some pirate ish. MENTIONED ON THE POD Ava DuVernay's Documentary Film | 13TH | FULL FEATURE | Netflix Nathan Evans, @nathanevanss on TikTok | The Wellerman Sea Shanty Argules | Wellerman (sea shanty) TikTok BUMP HOUSE Remix FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com (for all show notes and the headlines you're hearing about) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    It's All Down Capitol Hill From Here with Edward Castle

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 40:49

    Coup! There it is! This week the Slate of Affairs team covers insurrection on Capitol Hill. We welcome our special guest, artist Edward Castle, to help explain the caucasity. Blake praises Jazmine Sullivan's Tiny Desk performance. Tatiana is HERE for Saweetie's Best Friend. Daniel applauds freshman congresswoman Rep. Cori Bush. Edward celebrates newly elected Senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff of Georgia. The biggest thanks to our guest, Edward Castle! MENTIONED IN THE POD Not So Super Publishing | Black-owned publisher of fun and inclusive comics, picture books and art for all to enjoy! FOLLOW THE POD Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/slateofaffairspod/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/aslateofaffairs Website: https://www.slateofaffairs.com (for all show notes and the headlines you're hearing about) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    Vaccine and Heard with Keni Lasitani

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 33:53

    Happy New Year! Slate of Affairs is back! After a short holiday break, the team is here to discuss the current events surrounding COVID-19 and vaccine distribution, interviewing our FIRST guest on the pod. Blake celebrates his own Black excellence, Tatiana has some demands for the new year, and Daniel calls out all the people PARTYING IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    New Year, Same Three!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2021 0:29

    Goodbye 2020! Hello 2021! Slate of Affairs will be back with a brand new episode on Tuesday, January 5th. We look forward to bringing you something fresh for future episodes with interviews and special guests. Happy new year! See you next Tuesday! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Recap Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 41:17

    ISSA RECAP! 2020 has been a year filled with historical moments. It was the year of the worst global pandemic in modern history, the year of historic elections, and it was the year we brought the pod to the people! The Slate of Affairs team recaps the year that seemed never-ending and speaks positivity into existence for the coming year. Tatiana stays checking people, Blake takes pride in the Black Lives Matter movement, and Daniel celebrates his newfound confidence. Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Please rate and review us wherever you get your podcasts! Thank you for making this year a bit better for us :) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Christmas Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 33:37

    The holidays are among us, and The Slate of Affairs team is celebrating and reminiscing! This week they talk about all things holiday traditions and favorites. Blake emphasizes the importance of presentation, Tatiana shares her Spotify streams, and Daniel HAS NEVER SEEN HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Please rate and review us on Apple podcasts! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Grammys Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 34:47

    With the 2021 Grammy nominations just released, the Slate of Affairs team project the winners and close seconds, discuss the controversial nomination process, and talk about those snubbed this year. Blake is well ahead on holiday spirits, Tatiana calls out the latest Supreme Court decision, and Daniel explains his vegan Thanksgiving. Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Please rate and review us on Apple podcasts! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Thanks(?)Giving Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 33:24

    With Thanksgiving around the corner, the Slate of Affairs team discusses the historical truth behind the holiday and what the holidays mean to them personally. Blake STANS Megan Thee Stallion, Tatiana reveals she may subscribe to Onlyfans, and Daniel does not like turkey…and Thanksgiving—football. In solidarity with all Indigenous people and in celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Rate and review us on Apple podcasts! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Diversity Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 31:54

    Media companies have been pledging to represent more diversity in their works. This week, the team discusses what they would like to see happen with diversity in entertainment. Blake gives a shoutout to Blue Ivy, Tatiana has an epiphany over Rihanna, and Daniel celebrates Cori Bush's congressional freshman orientation. Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Rate and review us on Apple podcasts! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Election Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 40:52


    This week the 2020 Election ended in history being made with the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The team discusses what this win means for them and what this means for the country. Blake celebrates the new faces in politics, Tatiana enjoys Leslie Jones on Twitter, and Daniel is watching videos about Pozole! Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Rate and review us on Apple podcasts! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support


    The Halloween Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 33:05

    With Halloween right around the corner, the team reminisces over their favorite Halloween memories and encourages everyone to celebrate with safety in mind! Blake praises the queen of reality television, Tatiana shows support towards Amber Rose, and Daniel expresses his more ominous side. Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Rate and review us on Apple podcasts! Turn in your ballots and VOTE! Happy Halloween! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Affordable Care Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 34:42

    The Supreme Court is tasked with the responsibility of making monumental decisions that shape the country. The constitutionality of The Affordable Care Act will soon be one of those. The team discusses their views on universal healthcare. Blake lends support to John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Tatiana has some feelings about celebrities' voter engagement, and Daniel reminds us of his rap knowledge. Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Rate and review us on Apple podcasts! Turn in your ballots if you're voting by mail! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The #VOTE Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 34:23

    With the 2020 election right around the corner, the team analyzes all things surrounding voter suppression and encourages their listeners to vote! Tatiana sets the record straight on SZA's dating life, Blake celebrates the most recent nominee to the California Supreme Court, and Daniel is already anticipating Christmas. Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Rate and review us on Apple podcasts! Turn in your ballots if you're voting by mail! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Outbreak Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 31:17

    This past week, Donald Trump and multiple leaders of the Republican party tested positive for the coronavirus. The team discusses the implications of these multiple positive test results. Tatiana celebrates AOC yet again, Blake shows love to Jhene Aiko, and Daniel calls out celebrities on Onlyfans. Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Rate and review us on Apple podcasts! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

    The Breonna Taylor Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 37:49

    After months of protests and calls for action, a Louisville grand jury did not indict police officers over the death of Breonna Taylor. The Slate of Affairs team discusses the deep-rooted racism and sexism at play surrounding Ms. Taylor. Tatiana celebrates the Emmys, Blake has a few words of advice for food delivery services, and Daniel is underwhelmed by Fenty's new menswear line. Where are the jocks!? Stay connected! Follow us on Twitter: @aslateofaffairs / Instagram: @slateofaffairspod / or visit us at www.slateofaffairs.com Rate and review us on Apple podcasts! Black Lives Matter. Today, tomorrow, and always. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slateofaffairs/support

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