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Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton cover everything from race, gender and pop culture to squirrels, mangoes, and bad jokes, all in one boozy show.

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Episode 113: Our 2017 Kwanzaa Spectacular!

December 27th, 2017

Join us for our second annual Kwanzaa Spectacular, live at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NY!  First, NPR Code Switch host Gene Demby brings us some …

Episode 112: Dearest Y'all, We Have Some News

December 20th, 2017

We get our tarot cards read and make an announcement about our future.  

Keep following us on all of the things so we can keep you up to date on …

Episode 111: Cream of the Crop (with Dodai Stewart)

December 13th, 2017

This week, writer and editor Dodai Stewart chats with us about everything from Korean dramas to dating in New York to iPhone games to drug stores in …

Episode 75: Citizen's Arrest (Encore)

December 6th, 2017

With the holiday season comes more awkward conversations with family, so we're bringing you an encore episode of our first ever call-in show where …

Episode 38: Let Black Girls Be Funny (with Janelle James) - Encore

November 29th, 2017

Janelle James stops by the stude to chat with us about her new comedy album, Black and Mild, and we plan Girls Trip 2.  Then we bring you an encore episode featuring an interview with Janelle, the debut of a segment …

Episode 110: Wheatgrass in Your Ass (with Jenifer Lewis)

November 22nd, 2017

This week, we bring to you our conversation with living legend, Jenifer Lewis.  You know her from your favorite sitcoms like Fresh Prince, Girlfriends, and most recently, Black-ish, as well as iconic films like What’s …

Episode 109: #MeToo (with Stacy-Marie Ishmael)

November 15th, 2017

This week, professional rabble-rouser Stacy-Marie Ishmael is back in the stude with Stacy's Career Corner. She responds to a range of listener questions, from what to do when you're labelled a "feminazi" at work, to how …

Episode 108: Toronto Live! (with Scaachi Koul and Maria Qamar)

November 8th, 2017

This week, we bring you our first ever live show from Toronto!  BuzzFeed writer Scaachi Koul reads from her memoir, One Day We'll All Be Dead and …

Introducing: Thirst Aid Kit

November 2nd, 2017

We're thrilled to introduce a new podcast hosted by friends-of-the-show Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins. In this inaugural episode, they examine the …

Episode 107: Lusting Out Loud (with Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins)

November 1st, 2017

This week, writers and friends of the show Bim Adewunmi and Nichole Perkins tell us about their brand new podcast, Thirst Aid Kit.  They talk …

Episode 25: Stop Telling Women to Smile (with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh) - Encore

October 25th, 2017

This week, we bring you an encore episode featuring the return of Men Gotta Do Better (you know how males be), a Southern phrase quiz, and an interview with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the artist behind the Stop Telling Women …

Episode 24: Ida Bae Wells (with Nikole Hannah-Jones) - Encore

October 18th, 2017

This week, we bring you an encore episode featuring Tracy's Animal Corner, Six Degrees of Housing Segregation with Gene Demby of NPR's Code Switch podcast, and an interview with investigative reporter extraordinaire and …

Episode 106: The Sauce Awards (with Amber Rose, Quinta Brunson, and Victor Pope Jr., LIVE in LA)

October 11th, 2017

When we found out Los Angeles wasn't hosting any awards shows when we'd be in town (rude), we decided to throw our own - enter, "The Sauce Awards," where we celebrate renaissance woman Quinta Brunson, internet hero …

Episode 105: Go Outside (with Rahawa Haile, Brother Nature, and Velva Clayton)

October 4th, 2017

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, we celebrate nature and the rejuvenating qualities of going outside.  Writer Rahawa Haile talks to us about …

Episode 104: Keep Them Socks On, Playa (with Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings)

September 27th, 2017

This week, Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings of the Gimlet podcast, The Nod, join us for a spirited PewPewPew session.  Brittany comes clean about her longtime use of transitions lenses, Eric explains whether or not …

Episode 103: Reclaim Your Bootyhole (Live from London)

September 20th, 2017

On this week's episode, we bring you our first international live show ever!  We went to London for the Shout Out Live Podcast Festival where we sang the praises of British television (namely Tracy's newfound favorite …

Episode 6: Lit Like Bic (with Desus Nice) - Encore

September 13th, 2017

This week we bring you an encore of perhaps our tipsiest episode yet featuring the one and only Desus Nice.  We share some questions we have for white people, then chat with Desus about people misunderstanding his …

Episode 102: Our Bonus Celebration!

September 6th, 2017

This week we bring you some bonus material celebrating over 100 episodes of Another Round!  First, our fabulous Production Fellows aka Fellies, …

Our 101nst Episode Celebration!

August 30th, 2017

This week we celebrate our 101nst episode!  That's right, the 101nst.  Having made over 100 episodes, we wanted to take some time to reflect on where we've been, what we've learned, and how our airhorn noises have …

Episode 100: Kunta in the House (with LeVar Burton)

August 23rd, 2017

This week, we're bringing you our wide-ranging conversation with the one and only LeVar Burton.  He tells us the life lesson he learned from Dr. Maya …

Episode 99: Bounce Music As Praxis (with April Ryan, feat. HaSizzle)

August 16th, 2017

This week, we take some time to process what happened in Charlottesville, and talk about how to persevere in the age of emboldened white supremacy. 

Episode 98: The Anne Hathaway of Politics (with Cory Booker)

August 9th, 2017

This week we bring you our conversation with Senator Cory Booker, taped live at Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Booker chats with us about …

Episode 39: The Betrayer of the Patriarchy (with Anil Dash) - Encore

August 2nd, 2017

This week we're bringing you an encore episode featuring friend of the show and OG tech guy, Anil Dash!  First we have a little What Had Happened Was featuring young Heben (and the headaches she gave her parents), …

Episode 19: Was That a Microaggression or Just Tuesday? (with Audie Cornish) - Encore

July 26th, 2017

Tracy tells the story about her racist goldfish, and we chat with Audie Cornish, host of NPR's All Things Considered.
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Episode 97: Ding Dong Ding-a-ling (with Matt Bellassai)

July 19th, 2017

This week we chat with writer and all-American internet guy Matt Bellassai about his new podcast, Unhappy Hour, where he demonstrates how complaining …

Episode 96: Trap Improv (with Sasheer Zamata)

July 12th, 2017

This week, we chat with actor/comedian Sasheer Zamata about trap improv, the wig room at Saturday Night Live, and her new stand-up special on Seeso called "Pizza Mind."  And we answer the question you've been dying to …

Episode 95: No Stone Left Unturnt (with Jonny Sun)

July 5th, 2017

This week, we talk with writer/illustrator/Twitter hero Jonny Sun about his new book, Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too, Twitter personas and bot theft, and why his dad loved the Danish Eurodance group, Aqua.  …

Episode 94: Another Round LIVE in Chicago!

June 28th, 2017

This week, as a part of WBEZ’s Podcast Passport series, we bring to you our live show from Thalia Hall in Chicago!  Dr. Eve Ewing, sociologist …

Nah, Ceebs (with Tkay Maidza)

June 21st, 2017

This week we bring you an interview with Zimbabwean-Australian rapper Tkay Maidza, who we sat down with at SXSW earlier this year.  We talk with her about what she listened to growing up (from Rod Stewart to Rihanna), …

Episode 13: Another Round Live! (with Roxane Gay) - Encore

June 14th, 2017

This week we catch up with inimitable writer Roxane Gay about her new book Hunger, paid and unpaid emotional labor, and "The Bachelorette."  Then we bring you the encore episode of our very first live show, where we …

Episode 93: Find Your Cackle (with Doreen St. Felix and Durga Chew-Bose)

June 7th, 2017

This week, we invite writers Doreen St. Felix and Durga Chew-Bose to join us for a playful and pensive round of PewPewPew with Friends! We talk about …

Episode 92: Sliding in on a Shrimp Sandwich (with Marcus Samuelsson)

May 31st, 2017

This week we chat with Marcus Samuelsson - Top Chef, Red Rooster restauranteur, and maker of the world's finest mac & cheese (we've tried's reallll good).  He dishes about Ikea meatballs, the flavors of …

Episode 91: Mary-Fake and Ashy (with The Lucas Bros)

May 24th, 2017

This week we chat with the inimitable comedy duo, The Lucas Bros, about their favorite presidents, two-for-one therapy sessions, and how improv is white people spoken word.  Then R&B sensation The Buttertones make …

Episode 90: Bigots Have No Sense of Graphic Design (with Negin Farsad)

May 17th, 2017

This week we bring to you the magic of our live show at NYC's PodFest!  We talk to writer and thirst correspondent Bim Adewunmi, denounce some things with comedian Negin Farsad, and even play a game with our pod …

Episode 12: Casual Negro Spirituals (with Jean Grae)

May 10th, 2017

This week, we're bringing you a vintage episode with our very talented in-house musician, Jean Grae.  She chats with us about being a woman of many hats and why she can't get behind the term "femcee."  Then we try some …

Over That Rainbow (with Morris Day)

May 3rd, 2017

This week, writer and resident Prince expert Nichole Perkins joins us to chat with the one and only actor and musician, Morris Day.  He played …

Episode 89: Sister Girl Bonds (with Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw)

April 26th, 2017

This week we chat with Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw about her term "intersectionality," the #SayHerName campaign, and her favorite Prince song.  And Animal Corner is back!  Tracy counters Heben's bat skepticism with a fervent …

Episode 88: I Got Indian In My Family

April 19th, 2017

This week, we're trying something a little different: we team up with our friends at WNYC's Only Human podcast to find Tracy's roots. Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, she always heard that her ancestors were, in her …

Episode 87: The Original Bad and Boujee (with Karyn Parsons)

April 12th, 2017

Fresh Prince alum Karyn Parsons stops by the stude to chat with us about Sweet Blackberry, her non-profit that makes educational materials for kids featuring lesser known stories of black excellence.  Plus, What Had …

Episode 86: The Spicy Double Down (with Lizzo)

April 5th, 2017

This week, we take you back to our live show at SXSW!  First, Heben debuts her conspiracy theory that Donald Trump's entire presidential career is …

Episode 22: A Dude Named Hot Sauce (with Yassir Lester) (Encore)

March 29th, 2017

Heben catches up with writer/comedian Yassir Lester about his new TV show "Making History," then revisits a conversation she and Tracy had with him about light-skinned dudes, writing for "Girls," and the best teen ever: …

Shot #9: Members Only

March 22nd, 2017

Sometimes you just gotta get together and laugh with your friends, which is why this week's shot features two of our faves: Nichole Perkins, BuzzFeed …

Episode 85: The Same Stuff as Stars (with Amanda Nguyen)

March 15th, 2017

We never thought we'd do a single episode on both outer space and sexual assault, but that's because we hadn't met activist and aspiring astronaut …

Episode 84: shETHER (with Remy Ma)

March 8th, 2017

This week, an exclusive, extra-long conversation with the one and only Remy Ma! She came by the women's club The Wing and opened up about her pregnancy struggles, the music business, the prison system and of course the …

Episode 83: Incognegro (with Jordan Peele)

March 1st, 2017

This week, we chat with Emmy and Peabody award-winning writer/comedian Jordan Peele about his directorial debut, “Get Out.”  Spoiler alert!  There are spoilers!  But we try to give you a heads up before, and also, if …

Episode 82: Another Round's Blacker History Month LIVE

February 22nd, 2017

Welcome to the audience of your favorite black as hell live show, where the #blackgirlmagic is audible and the joy spreads fast. 

Friend of the show Matt Bellassai stops by to highlight the white history heroes you may …

Episode 81: Y'all's Parents Was Nasty (with Kelly Rowland)

February 15th, 2017

We're talking music this week and we've got the one and only Kelly Rowland blessing the stude to talk about parenthood, nice pajamas and the "hell no's" she heard on her path to fame. (If you're wondering if Kelly glows …

Episode 43: A Gumbo of Afrofuturism (Vann R. Newkirk II) (Encore)

February 8th, 2017

It's an encore, which is French* for "you better listen again, honey because it's delicious." We celebrate Blacker History Month with our caucacity correspondent Matt Bellassai, we talk all things Kanye with Jezebel's …

Episode 80: A Beautiful Way To Resist

February 1st, 2017

Trump's Executive Order had so many in the streets this past weekend. With so much on our minds and hearts, we invite friends Ahmed Ali Akbar (host of our sibling podcast See Something Say Something) and Bim Adewunmi, …

Episode 79: Pour One Out for Elmo (with Joy Reid)

January 25th, 2017

Inauguration. The Women's March. The first few days of Trump's presidency. It's...a lot. Join us as we reflect wistfully on Obama's presidency, then …

Episode 78: They Didn't Expect Me (with Kim Drew)

January 18th, 2017

Kim Drew and Tunde Olaniran pop by to bless the newly-inaugurated stude! *champagne popping emoji* 

Tracy and Tunde bring back What Had Happened Was and Tracy tells the tale of narrowly escaping (maybe) being serial …

Episode 36: U Mad? (with Margaret Cho) (Encore)

January 11th, 2017

We revisit our episode from early 2016 featuring clapbacks, "rememberlutions," and the great Margaret Cho.

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Episode 77: 2017 Can't Tell Us Shit

January 4th, 2017

Happy New Year! Join us for a very special (read: hungover) episode where the brilliant Stacy-Marie Ishmael, friend of the show and John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, reads us (nicely), then gives us advice. …

Episode 76: Vinegar & Honey (with Susan Rice)

December 28th, 2016

Join us for quick trip to DC where we talk to Ambassador Susan Rice—national security advisor to the Obama administration— about Trump & her successor Michael Flynn, Russia & fake news, and Syria & US …

Episode 75: Citizen's Arrest

December 21st, 2016

Yooo it’s our first ever call-in show! We’re so hype to be calling some of you, our listeners, on the phone to discuss how you're dealing with family members who don't get you. Guess what: it's really hard! And messy! …

Episode 74: Have You Looked At You Today?

December 14th, 2016

Join us for the mane event—an episode dedicated to all things HAIR. We talk about going natural with the godmother of brown beauty bloggers, Afrobella, and later catch up with Yene Damtew, stylist to the Obama women, …

You Poppin'! (A Teaser + An Announcement)

December 13th, 2016

A little announcement: Another Round is moving to Wednesdays! Stay tuned for our all-new hair-themed episode coming tomorrow (12/14)! Have you looked at you today? Club going up...on a Wednesday.

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Episode 73: New Studio, Who Dis (with Janet Mock)

December 6th, 2016

Heben and Tracy are back together in the stude!! And Janet Mock blesses us with her presence to talk about her glow, Beyoncé, and her new HBO film …

Another Round All Stars: Lit is Lit

November 29th, 2016

This week, you’ll hear from past guests - prolific writers & avid readers - answering questions ranging from, “When was the first time you saw …

Episode 72: Water Protectors and Fear Allerton

November 22nd, 2016

Heben talks with Dr. Adrienne Keene about Standing Rock and the #NoDAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) movement in North Dakota. We hear stories from …

Episode 71: Burn

November 15th, 2016

Heben and Bim are processing the election. Come process it with us. And we promise: there is so much laughter in this episode. Follow Bim Adewunmi …

Episode 28: Madam Secretary, What's Good? (with Hillary Clinton) (Encore)

November 1st, 2016

One year ago, Hillary Clinton sat down with us in Davenport, Iowa, and we interviewed her about Black Lives Matter, reparations, sexism in politics, …

Introducing: See Something Say Something

October 28th, 2016

Surprise bonus thing in your feed this week!! We are THRILLED to introduce you to the newest BuzzFeed podcast, See Something Say Something, hosted by Ahmed Ali Akbar. It's a show where people talk about what it feels …

Another Round All Stars: Immigrant Stories

October 25th, 2016

This week, our favorite moments from past interviews come together around a theme: immigrant narratives. You'll hear from Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Anil Dash, Jenny Zhang, Padma Lakshmi, Hannah Giorgis, Lin-Manuel Miranda, …

What Your Fave Is Reading RN

October 18th, 2016

It's fall, and what better time to avoid election coverage than cozying up in some cute sweatpants and gettin' down with a good book? We talk to a few of our favorite people to find out what they're reading, so grab …

Episode 70: Keeping People Safe (with Dr. Carl Hart)

October 11th, 2016

Tracy deconstructs myths about drugs and drug use with Dr. Carl Hart, a professor, scientist, and researcher at Columbia University. Plus, we want …

Episode 3: Oh, The Racism! (with Issa Rae) (Encore)

October 4th, 2016

We revisit episode #3 with the glorious Issa Rae in honor of her new show Insecure, which premiers Oct. 9th on HBO. Plus, we hope that listening back to our conversation about racist frats is a reminder that if you're a …

Episode 69: The Life-Changing Magic of Listening to Rachel (with Rachel Wilkerson Miller)

September 27th, 2016

The world’s been so stressful lately…does it give anyone else the urge to clean? Rachel Wilkerson Miller aka the Black Martha Stewart is here to fix …

Baby, I Know I'm Funny

September 20th, 2016

In this shot, the hilarious Nicole Byer describes what it feels like to psyche herself up before a stand-up comedy set. Plus, Tracy poses a call-in …

Episode 68: Two Dollars and a Paperclip (with Ava DuVernay)

September 13th, 2016

Tracy sits down with the only (?) film/tv director to have a Barbie doll made in her image—Ava DuVernay, who talks about her new show Queen Sugar, …

Episode 67: What A Treat (with Nicole Byer)

September 6th, 2016

Tracy and guest host Bim Adewunmi hang out with comedian Nicole Byer, who has a new MTV show called 'Loosely, Exactly Nicole' (which she originally …

Episode 66: Chardon(n)egro (with Brittany Luse)

August 30th, 2016

Podcast queen Brittany Luse (host of Sampler and For Colored Nerds) joins Tracy and guest host Hannah Giorgis to talk about nerddom, the Midwest, …

Episode 65: Is Your Shiny Suit Alright? (with Aisha Harris)

August 9th, 2016

Slate's Aisha Harris joins Tracy and guest co-host Bim Adewunmi to talk about the Black Film Canon and revel in some favorite black movie moments. …

Episode 64: Live In Philly (with Joaquin Castro)

August 2nd, 2016

Live from the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, it's BuzzFeed Audio's Historical Event! Tracy is joined by BuzzFeed podcast hosts Evan McMorris-Santoro (No One Knows …

Episode 63: Heben's Husband (with Jaime Camil)

July 26th, 2016

Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin) aka Heben's husband talks about his childhood, his days as a pop star, and performing in Broadway's Chicago. Plus, producer Antonia Cereijido gives us a history lesson on Latin pop artists, …

BONUS: If Martin Were Set In 2016

July 22nd, 2016

Tracy and Sylvia imagine what Martin would be like if it were set in the present day. Plus! Get tickets to our Philly live show, Historical Event, …

Episode 62: Put Your Mask On First (with Tichina Arnold)

July 19th, 2016

Tracy and guest host Sylvia Obell count down their favorite Martin episodes, then talk to Tichina Arnold (Survivor's Remorse, Everybody Hates Chris) …

Episode 7: Living In America (2016 Update)

July 12th, 2016

It's been a hard week. We're still on vacation, but wanted to drop in to remind you to be kind to yourself in times of grief and anger. So, we're revisiting our episode about the importance self-care in the wake of …

Episode 61: The Greatest (with Claressa Shields)

June 28th, 2016

Boxer Claressa Shields won the Olympic gold medal at age 17. Now, 21, she's off to Rio to win another. She walks us through her mindset before and …

Episode 60: Down With Sporks (LIVE - with Tunde Olaniran)

June 21st, 2016

We're bringing you a fully live episode! From WNYC's The Greene Space, Stacy's Career Corner tackles questions about being an introvert at work. …

Episode 59: May She Forever Reign

June 14th, 2016

Sylvia Obell wrote an incredible story for BuzzFeed called 'How Blac Chyna Beat The Kardashians At Their Own Game.' She joins us to talk about these Shakespearean turns in the Kardashian Petty Olympics, and why we need …

Episode 58: The Job of Pettiness (with Ashley Ford)

June 7th, 2016

Our friend Ashley Ford stops by to talk about money, being petty, and Kenny Loggins. Plus: Stacy-Marie Ishmael is back with Career Corner, and we …

Episode 57: She's So Glossy (with Jenny Zhang)

May 31st, 2016

Jenny Zhang shares a (gloriously NSFW) poem, then talks about higher education, being brown in white spaces, and lip gloss. Plus: our first official …

Episode 56: Another Girlfriend (with Call Your Girlfriend)

May 24th, 2016

It's our crossover episode with Call Your Girlfriend! We welcome besties Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman into the stude to discuss long-distance relationships, periods, weed, and money, and to play a few rounds of Fuck, …

Episode 55: #1000BlackGirlBooks (with Marley Dias)

May 17th, 2016

Water and juice flow in the stude today for our totally G-rated, kid-friendly episode. Our guest is 11-year-old Marley Dias, who got sick of reading …

Episode 54: Tin Foil & Rabbit Ears (with Padma Lakshmi)

May 10th, 2016

Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef) shares her experiences with endometriosis, pain, marriage, food, pregnancy, and more, as covered in her memoir Love, Loss, and What We Ate. Plus, being a human with a body in public can be …

Episode 53: I Am... Lola LaFway (with Nichole Perkins)

May 3rd, 2016

Lemonade. Prince. Your sex questions. And some news from Another Round HQ. It's been quite the couple weeks, and this episode has it all. Follow our …

Episode 52: Government Sanctioned Turn Up (with Daveed Diggs)

April 26th, 2016

We chop it up with Daveed Diggs, the Oakland actor and rapper who currently stars as Thomas Jefferson and Lafayette in Hamilton. Plus, Stacy's Career Corner will help you get through making a mistake at work.

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Episode 51: Keep Yo' Heart (with Queen Latifah)

April 19th, 2016

This week: a special guest Animal Corner with Dr. Laurel Braitman about parrots and the law. And the one and only Queen Latifah (!) graces us with …

Episode 50: A Cat Named Toussaint (with Wendell Pierce)

April 12th, 2016

We look at two 90s news events that have been re-entering pop culture. First, we compare black vs. white comedians' takes on the OJ trial. Then, …

Episode 49: Our First Year

April 5th, 2016

It's Another Round's birthday! We reflect on what we've learned in the past year, peek behind the scenes with our producers, hear from some past guests, and interview a very, very special person.

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Episode 48: Revolutions Are Hard, Eyeliner Is Hard (with Maryam Al-Khawaja)

March 29th, 2016

The return of Tracy's Joke Time, and an interview with Bahraini human rights activist Maryam Al-Khawaja.

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Episode 47: Don't @ Me (with Bim Adewunmi)

March 22nd, 2016

Tracy reads some of her more ridiculous tweets, and we introduce our new Thirst Correspondent Bim Adewunmi for a game of F / Marry / Maim. Another …

Episode 46: Challenging & Unpredictable (with Melissa Harris-Perry)

March 15th, 2016

Melissa Harris-Perry says she's "ready to talk." The Wake Forest University professor and the former host of "Melissa Harris-Perry" on MSNBC opens up about her very public, often contentious split from the cable news …

Episode 45: Practical Tactical Brilliance (with Lin-Manuel Miranda)

March 8th, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind Hamilton and In The Heights, visits us at BuzzFeed. We learn a lot about his life, geek out about Outkast, and sing. Plus: Jeb! An Uncomfortable Musical.

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Episode 44: Mommy's Side Piece (with Eugene Mirman & John Roberts)

March 1st, 2016

Gene and Linda from Bob's Burgers (aka Eugene Mirman and John Roberts, respectively) grace the stude. Plus: a short recap of the Oscars, Stacy's Career Corner tackles internships, and Tracy's plant is trying to kill her.

Episode 43: A Gumbo of Afrofuturism (with Vann R. Newkirk II)

February 23rd, 2016

Blacker History Month wraps up with more little known heroes, we talk all things Kanye with Jezebel's Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, and interview Vann …

Episode 42: Fried Chicken Is A Battleground (with Wyatt Cenac)

February 16th, 2016

We get healthy living tips from Wendy and Jess of 'Food Heaven Made Easy,' then chop it up with Wyatt Cenac on safe spaces, #OscarsSoWhite, and his …

Bonus: Heben & Tracy on Longform

February 12th, 2016

This week, we were guests on the Longform Podcast with our pal Max Linsky. He asked us all about Another Round, but also asked us a lot of personal questions about ourselves. It was kind of uncomfortable! But like, in …

Episode 41: To Be Young, Gifted and Black (with Hannibal Buress)

February 9th, 2016

This week, we present a mind-boggling 'Is This Real Life?' Tracy's Animal Corner contemplates whales. Comedian Hannibal Buress is game for some Black History-themed Drunken Debates, and lets us take a few swipes on the …

Episode 40: Blacker History Month (with Marlon Wayans)

February 2nd, 2016

We present some Little Known Black History Facts, clap back on behalf of Zora Neale Hurston, and invite Matt Bellassai on to honor some heroes of White History. Plus: Marlon Wayans stops by for a Pew Pew Pew that …

Episode 39: The Betrayer of the Patriarchy (with Anil Dash)

January 26th, 2016

A little commentary on White Privilege II, a little What Had Happened Was, then a long conversation with Anil Dash about mangoes, representation on screen and in tech, and teaching his son about feminism (with a little …

Episode 38: Let Black Girls Be Funny (with Janelle James)

January 19th, 2016

We premiere a new segment called White Devil's Advocate, Tracy finds an unexpected Google result during Stacy's Career Corner, and we chat with comic …

Episode 37: The Room Where It Happens (with Valerie Jarrett)

January 11th, 2016

We go to the White House and talk to Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, about everything from gun control to Hamilton to Kendrick …

Episode 36: U Mad? (with Margaret Cho)

January 5th, 2016

We kick off 2016 with clapbacks, "rememberlutions," and the great Margaret Cho.

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Shot #7: Blackation

December 29th, 2015

We have lots of advice to give on this edition of On The House.

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Episode 35: Heben & Tracy's Kwanzaa Spectacular

December 22nd, 2015

Grab a slice of Sandra Lee's Kwanzaa cake and celebrate with Drunken Debates, Tracy's Joke Time, Stacy's Career Corner, Jean Grae, Gene Demby, Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Jazmine Hughes, Ashly Perez, a ~surprise celebrity …

Shot #6: Yung Hieronymus

December 15th, 2015

A quiz about Flemish proverbs, based on a painting by the Netherlandish artist Pieter Bruegel. (No really.)

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Episode 34: The Most Introverted Sasha Fierce (with Aparna Nancherla)

December 8th, 2015

In honor of BuzzFeed's Mental Health Week, we talk through a beginner's guide to starting therapy, and interview comedian Aparna Nancherla about how she makes depression funny. Find all of BuzzFeed's Mental Health Week …

Episode 33: Pick A Slay (with Uzo Aduba)

December 1st, 2015

Heben quizzes Tracy on collective nouns, Stacy's Career Corner returns, and we talk to Uzo Aduba of Orange Is The New Black and NBC's The Wiz Live, …

Shot #5: Space Turkey

November 24th, 2015

Tracy shares her essay "On Thanksgiving, Caring For Those Who Cared For Us."

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Episode 32: The Yum Center (with Melissa Harris-Perry)

November 17th, 2015

Heben saw something she needs you to know about. Then "America's foremost public intellectual" Melissa Harris-Perry joins us for a wide-ranging chat …

Episode 31: You Gon' Get This Blackness (with Shani O. Hilton)

November 10th, 2015

BuzzFeed News' Shani Hilton talks black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and Tracy tells a joke. Check out BuzzFeed's Black College Issue at …

Shot #4: You Are Beautiful

November 3rd, 2015

On this edition of "On The House," we answer an email from a listener who is feeling insecure about her beauty and her blackness. Please take our listener survey! We want to know your thoughts about the show: …

Episode 30: Frimfram Fittlesworth (with Lena Dunham)

October 27th, 2015

A British round of Heben's White Guy Name Quiz, and Lena Dunham is game for a segment called "White Women Gotta Do Better."

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Episode 29: What's On Your Reparations Tab? (with Ta-Nehisi Coates)

October 20th, 2015

Tracy tells the story of a bad flight. We add some things to the reparations tab. And we talk to Ta-Nehisi Coates, the recently anointed genius and author of "Between The World and Me."

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Episode 28: Madam Secretary, What's Good? (with Hillary Clinton)

October 12th, 2015

We interview Hillary Clinton about Black Lives Matter, reparations, sexism in politics, The Good Wife, squirrels, and so much more.

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Episode 27: No New Friends, My Squirrel Dude (with Alexis Wilkinson)

October 6th, 2015

Is This Real Life? Great Wall Edition, Tracy's Joke Time, and an interview with Alexis Wilkinson, who was the first black female president of the Harvard Lampoon and now writes for Veep.

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Episode 26: Stay In Your Lane (with Dr. Adrienne Keene)

September 29th, 2015

The debut of 'Is This Real Life?', the return of 'What Had Happened Was,' and an interview with the writer and scholar behind Native Appropriations, …

Episode 25: Stop Telling Women To Smile (with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh)

September 22nd, 2015

The return of Men Gotta Do Better (you know how males be). Tracy quizzes Heben on southern phrases. And an interview with Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, the artist behind the Stop Telling Women To Smile street art project.

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Episode 24: Ida Bae Wells (with Nikole Hannah-Jones)

September 15th, 2015

Investigative reporter and all-around boss Nikole Hannah-Jones talks affirmative action, school segregation, and Spades. Gene Demby plays new game …

Shot #3: Anxiety

September 8th, 2015

We're on vacation this week, so here's another edition of On The House, our advice segment. We answer a listener question about living with anxiety.

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Episode 23: The Audacity of Despair (with David Simon)

September 1st, 2015

This week, your babies give advice on how to be a good older sibling, we hash out the awesome and the awful of the VMAs, and we go long with the …

Episode 22: A Dude Named Hot Sauce (with Yassir Lester)

August 25th, 2015

An interview with comedian and 'Girls' writer Yassir Lester. Inspirational words from Nicki Minaj. Plus, BuzzFeed's criminal justice reporter Albert Samaha spends some time in New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane …

Episode 21: The Reverse Jackie Robinson (with Chris Hayes)

August 18th, 2015

It's a momentous day: we break the color barrier by welcoming our first white guest into the stude, and it's none other than MSNBC's Chris Hayes. And …

Episode 20: Peak Blackness (with Rembert Browne)

August 11th, 2015

We tell tales of waxing gone wrong, and Grantland's Rembert Browne joins us for some drunken debates.

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Episode 19: Was That a Microaggression or Just Tuesday? (with Audie Cornish)

August 4th, 2015

Tracy tells the story about her racist goldfish, and we chat with Audie Cornish, host of NPR's All Things Considered. Plus: more inspirational words …

Episode 18: Unstoppable (with Lianne La Havas)

July 28th, 2015

Lianne La Havas visits the studio, Tracy's Animal Corner considers the chicken, and we interview white men on the street.

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Shot #2: Feminist vs Meninist

July 21st, 2015

A short advice segment and thoughts on Sandra Bland.

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Shot #1: The N-Word

July 14th, 2015

We're taking a short break this week but left you with a little reflection on the N-Word.

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BONUS EPISODE: Delirious Dispatches From Essence Fest 2015

July 10th, 2015

Our observations from this year's Essence Festival in New Orleans

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Episode 17: Caribbean Vibez (with Stacy-Marie Ishmael)

July 7th, 2015

An interview with BuzzFeed's News App Editor Stacy-Marie Ishmael, listeners call in their microaggressions, and Heben and Tracy get to know each other better.

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Episode 16: Another Read (with Crissle West)

June 30th, 2015

We talk to Crissle West of The Read, and debut a new segment called Tracy's Animal Corner!

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Episode 15: Crush That Rage Into a Diamond (with Jay Smooth)

June 23rd, 2015

An interview with Jay Smooth, Tracy looks for a date, and advice for white allies.

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Episode 14: Multitudity (with Tiq Milan)

June 16th, 2015

A chat about Rachel Dolezal, a joke, inspirational words from Kanye West, and an interview with Tiq Milan.

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Episode 13: Another Round LIVE! (with Roxane Gay)

June 9th, 2015

Our first live show! Featuring a quiz, a joke, and an interview with Roxane Gay.

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Episode 12: Casual Negro Spirituals (with Jean Grae)

June 2nd, 2015

Today we talk about dating apps and interview Jean Grae.

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Episode 11: Bob Loblaw (with Chirlane McCray)

May 26th, 2015

A special mental health episode with NYC's First Lady Chirlane McCray, plus a Jason Bateman quiz.

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Episode 10: You Tickled Whitney Houston?! (with Brandy)

May 19th, 2015

We talk to Brandy about her role in Chicago, and Tracy reimagines 90s sitcoms as musicals.

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Episode 9: You're Gonna Be a Boss One Day (with Kaya Thomas)

May 12th, 2015

The emotional labor no one lists as job requirements, and a chat with coding wunderkind Kaya Thomas.

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Episode 8: Shmoney For The Ancestors (with Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah)

May 5th, 2015

We discuss the many ways men gotta do better, the art of the clapback, and an interview with Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah.

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Episode 7: Living in America

April 28th, 2015

This week we talk self-care in the wake of police violence, dealing with hair microaggressions and more of Tracy’s corny jokes.

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Episode 6: Lit Like Bic (with Desus Nice)

April 21st, 2015

This week we talk to Desus Nice, and we have some questions for white people.

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Episode 5: Young East African Girl (with Hannah Giorgis)

April 11th, 2015

On this week’s episode: East African feminism, the joy of frolicking through Tumblr, and another sloppy round of drunken debates.

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Episode 4: A Podcast of One's Own (with Gene Demby)

April 7th, 2015

Tracy talks about attending a Klan rally and we chat with Gene Demby, lead blogger at NPR’s Code Switch team, about the whiteness of the “public radio voice.”

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Episode 3: Oh, the Racism! (with Issa Rae)

March 31st, 2015

On this week’s episode we talk about racist frats, spoken word, and chat with Issa Rae about Awkward Black Girl and her new HBO show.

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Episode 2: You Know White People (with Jazmine Hughes)

March 26th, 2015

Today we discuss origin stories, white people telling white people jokes, and then play a few rounds of drunken debates.

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Episode 1: Unlearning (with Durga Chew-Bose)

March 24th, 2015

In our debut episode we interview writer Durga Chew-Bose, discuss house parties gone wrong, and describe white people culinarily.

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March 16th, 2015

A sneak peek into what's coming your way from the BuzzFeed team behind Another Round.

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