#51: 'Fake Woke Gentrifier," with guest Angelica Bastién

This week, Cher and James welcome Angelica Jade Bastién, discussing TV recaps, film noir, and the subject of mental illness in her writing. In Open Mic, we debate on palm and tarot readings, hot dog condiments, and why comic book movies matter. Lastly, in Open Call, Cher shouts out a black radical, Jade shows some love for Wonder Woman, and James talks about the podcast, Millennial.

References made during our conversation:

Angelica Jade Bastién, a TV essayist and critic, and badass

Angelica's piece about colorbind casting in regards to Oscar Issac, for the Atlantic

Angelica's piece on LEMONADE, for Thrillist

Angelica's blog, Madwomen and Muses, mostly on film noir

Bette Davis, queen of everything

Keanu Reeves, so underrated and underused

Angelica's piece for Vulture on film noir

Open Mic is Back, y'all!

Cher vs Jade: Palm vs Tarot Card Reading

James vs Jade: Ketchup vs Chicago Style on hot dogs

Open Ended vs Jade: Superheroes Movies: Why do they matter?

You know we couldn't forget about Open Call:

Jade: Greg Rucka is writing for Wonder Woman again!

Cher: Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

James: Latest episode of the podcast, Millennial

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Script written by Cher and James.

Music by U+1F60C.

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