- 73 - Amazon Eats Whole Foods, Popcaan Drops Snapchat Song, & Surprise! Police Overzealous With Black TeensJul 4, 201700:0040:36
Brand Eff Up: “Undercover Police Handcuff Teens Selling Water on National Mall,” US News (https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-06-23/teens-handcuffed-for-selling-water-on-national-mall)
What’s Up? “What Amazon’s Purchase of Whole Foods Really Means,” New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/what-amazons-purchase-of-whole-foods-really-means)
What’s Next? “Popcaan And Davido's New Song Is Literally About Snapchat,” Fader (http://www.thefader.com/2017/05/30/popcaan-davido-my-story-snapchat)
DitC: M: Meditation Retreats P: “The 90's FreakNik Atlanta Story (Documentary)” (https://www.topbuzz.com/article/i6233796863485542915) R: The Secret Lives of Playlists (https://watt.cashmusic.org/writing/thesecretlivesofplaylists)
- Jun 29, 201700:0025:37
Today's On Point is Andrea Bell, is director of insight at WGSN. How Andrea transitioned from journalism to trendwatching. What is a ‘Feelings Forecast?’ Why corporate clients often hate to ‘start from zero.’ What is ‘futurism’ and how is it used? How “athleisure” was predicted in 2008. The importance of certitude, validation, and a jumping-off point.
- Jun 27, 201700:0033:24
The original link between the Two Dope Boys joins us in studio. Where we are after 5,000 years of modernity, and where ongoing revolutions could take us. How can we actually change the current capitalist superstructure. Why the Standing Rock protests are so profound. Why we need to unlearn modern ideas of ‘progress.’ Why things won’t be able to continue, and why worldwide protest movements are cause for optimism.
Follow Alnoor @AlnoorLadha
- Jun 22, 201700:0036:37
Anil Dash, entrepreneur, activist and writer joins Dope Boys in studio this week. How Anil started in tech, and his desire to enable creators. Anil’s goals of asking tech “humane” and “ethical.” Discovering tech’s lack of openness with regard to inclusion, and how that amplified inequities in society. Where does tech’s problem with diversity stem from? Anil’s perspective of the place of Indian-American men in tech. The incompetence or malice of tech leaders cooperating with Trump on photo ops. IBM’s history of collaborating with fascists. Silicon Valley is unprepared for the contempt that developed toward the Wall Street being aimed at them. Uber’s incredibly cartoonish culture problems. Peter Thiel as a tech gatekeeper and puncturing the cowardice of the tech press. Anil’s Prince enthusiasm and how it intersects with tech.
Follow Anil @AnilDash
- 71 - Corporate Sponsors Fail Shakespeare, Most Interesting Man Dropped, and Kalanick Takes Leave From UberJun 20, 201700:0039:56
Brand Eff Up? “Et Tu, Delta? Shakespeare in the Park Sponsors Withdraw From Trump-Like ‘Julius Caesar,’” NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/11/arts/delta-airline-trump-public-theater-julius-caesar.html)
What’s Up? “Dos Equis Drops Agency That Created Most Interesting Man,” Ad Age (http://adage.com/article/agency-news/dos-equis-leaves-agency-created-interesting-man/309297/)
What’s Next? “Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave of absence,” Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/13/uber-ceo-travis-kalanick-leave-absence-scandal)
DitC: Black Terry Cat, by Xenia Rubinos “Satellite Flight,” on IndieGogo
Indiegogo campaign https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/satellite-flight-drama-technology#/
- On Point - 63 - Michael Holman: NYC In Times Of Disco, Punks, Basquiat, Hip-Hop, and ‘Executive Style’Jun 15, 201700:0035:54
Is New York still dope? Michael’s magical early New York experience. Michael’s visit to New York while in The Tubes. The magic of disco- and early hip-hop-era New York. Entering the music scene, meeting Jean Michel Basquiat, and the beginning of NY hip hop, including the time it was referred to as “executive style.” Britain's history of “biting” styles like punk. How Michael brought together the main elements of hip-hop on Sept 15, 1981.
- 70 - Harvard Revokes Admission For Racist Memes, Oligarchs Donate Money For Schools, and Fidget SpinnersJun 13, 201700:0027:10
Brand Eff Up? “Harvard Revoked Admission Offers To At Least 10 Students After They Posted Offensive Memes,” Buzzfeed (https://www.buzzfeed.com/briannasacks/harvard-revoked-admission-offers-to-at-least-10-students?utm_term=.kvoO9j1KJ#.vkKA8pJDa)
What’sUp? “The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools,” NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/technology/tech-billionaires-education-zuckerberg-facebook-hastings.html)
What’s Next: “Your Fidget Spinner Is Reshaping The Retail Industry,” Buzzfeed (https://www.buzzfeed.com/leticiamiranda/hoverboards-vapes-and-spinners-are-reshaping-economy?utm_term=.shpqg0aWB#.xgNvjBPXG)
DitC: M: The Black Jacobins, by CLR James P: Lawrence in Arabia, by Scott Anderson
- On Point - 62- Liza Jessie Peterson: All Day: A Year of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids at Rikers IslandJun 8, 201700:0024:16
Liza’s journey from modelling to acting and finally to writing and poetry. How she ended up becoming a poetry teacher at Riker’s “Island School.” Seeing the realities of mass incarceration first-hand. Why the 16-17 year olds in her Riker’s class took her teaching. Becoming awake to the prison-industrial complex, and then sharing it with Riker’s students. Riker’s a cautionary threat for NY adolescence. Why adolescents all go crazy at some point. On Riker’s getting shut down. Liza’s play, The Peculiar Patriot, out in September at the National Black Theater.
- 69 - Bill Maher Sorry For Calling Himself a "House Nigger," Millennials Blind to Brands, and the Supreme-Flipping Financial PlanJun 6, 201700:0032:46
Brand Eff Up? “What Was Bill Maher’s Big Mistake?” NY Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/04/arts/television/what-was-bill-mahers-big-mistake.html?_r=0)
What’s Up? “...Young Viewers are Unable to Identify Network Behind Programs,” Global News Wire (https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/06/05/1008090/0/en/New-Report-on-How-Millennials-Discover-Programming-Consume-Content-and-Recognize-Network-Brands-Reveals-Young-Viewers-are-Unable-to-Identify-Network-Behind-Programs.html)
What’s Next? “The Supreme Retirement Plan: How to Become a Millionaire by Flipping Streetwear,” WealthSimple (https://www.wealthsimple.com/en-us/magazine/data-supreme?utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=)
DitC: M: Brazil (1985 film) P: Skin, by Ephraim Lewis (1992)
- Jun 1, 201700:0016:15
Daniel Stedman, film director, producer, writer, joins us to discuss his numerous projects, including The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, BAMbill, Taste Talks, SummerScreen in McCarren Park, and the Northside Festival.
The different events Northside Media puts on, including a “discovery festival,” and a culinary thought-leader conference. Moving to NY on September 11, 2001 for a film career. The thinking behind decisions to sell a company and re-buy the company to independence. @danielstedman northsidemedia.com/ northsidefestival.com/