Okay, Now Listen podcast

Okay, Now Listen


Okay, Now Listen is a bi-weekly podcast hosted by Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell. They share what’s on their minds, what they're binging and what’s blowing up their timelines. Brought to you by Netflix and Strong Black Lead.

43 épisodes

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    Okay, Time For A Hot Take On Thanksgiving


    This week, we start off by giving praise to Aunjanue Ellis for her role in the new film, 'King Richard,' and we ask how the hell Adele gets her hands on our diaries every album. Then, we share our hot take about our true feelings for Thanksgiving. Remember this is a safe space, y'all. Finally, we give advice to a few listeners on their holiday season dilemmas.
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    Okay, Now We're Listening to 'Back Issue'


    This week we’re dropping in your feeds early to share an episode of one of our favorite shows: Back Issue. This episode is all about reminiscing on the drama, the art, and the culture of 90s hip hop and R&B music videos.
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    Okay, We're Choosing Violence


    This week, we share the excitement of 'Get You A Me," our brand new series on Netflix's 'Still Watching Netflix' Youtube channel. Then, we get into all the baby mama drama in the air starting with the latest episode of ‘Insecure’ and ending with Summer Walker’s new album ‘Still Over It.’ There's a lot of lessons to be learned between the two and we are grateful. We spend the rest of the episode fanning out over the greatness that is 'The Harder They Fall,' Netflix's new all-black Western film. We get into the thirst, the fashion, and of course the violence. We share some of our favorite scenes including the badass women-led fight scenes. Finally, we rate some of our favorite fighting scenes of all time where fierce women get to battle it out.
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    Okay, Now We Live! (with Jazmine Sullivan)


    This week, we check in to see if Sylvia has gotten the online push she needed to tune in to 'Crooklyn.' Plus, Scottie shares her latest Netflix binge, Maid, while Sylvia talks Insecure Fest and the final season of the series. Then, we head to Soho House West Hollywood to chat with the one and only, Jazmine Sullivan. We talk about the makings of her latest project, Heaux Tales, as well as her thoughts on crafting the perfect breakup song.
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    Okay, The B.A.P.S. Are Back In Town


    In this week’s episode, Scottie catches us up on the trials and tribulations of being a new dog mom while Sylvia is still recovering from all the birthday celebrations of Libra season. Then, we revisit the latest throwback hit added to the Netflix archive: Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle Reid’s ’97 comedy, B.A.P.S. We revisit the amazing yet sometimes overlooked film before diving into a conversation about what makes a movie a Black classic or Blassic. We discuss our “Officially Unofficial Rules of Blassics,” including some of our favorite Blassics of all time. Finally, we do the unthinkable and share a Blassic film we secretly still haven’t seen.
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    Okay, Dear Black People


    On this week’s episode, we check in with Scottie about her month-long stay in LA and what she's looking forward to for her upcoming birthday. We see you, Libras. Then, we sit down with our good sis Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins, who plays hard-working Joelle Brooks on Netflix's Dear White People. We catch up with Ashley about her Vogue-covered wedding and the importance of her tribe after moving to LA with $800 and a dream. Finally, we chat about Dear White People’s contribution to the culture and get the tea on their final, musical season.
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    Okay, This Episode Is Going Viral


    This week, we check in from the Netflix studios in Los Angeles for our very first in-person recording and get N 2 Deep about our thoughts on Drake's Certified Lover Boy. Then, we share our thoughts on Netflix's new series 'Clickbait' and how it mirrors today’s viral internet culture. Finally, we share our own stories about navigating the highs and lows of viral moments and the ways it influences careers in the media industry. P.S. We're still in our feelings about Steve from Blue's Clues, too.
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    Okay, 2001 Changed Us Forever


    This week, we check-in about the sermon that is @solomonmissouri’s Twitter thread urging Dell Curry to stick to the rivers and the lakes that he's used to. Then, we travel back to the summer of 2001: a time that shifted our childhoods forever and had us confronting grief for the very first time. We share our reactions to pop superstar Aaliyah's passing, which was followed a few weeks later by the tragic events of 9/11. This episode gets into some heavy topics around grief and loss so please listen at your own comfort.
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    Okay, Love Is Blind And So Are We To These White Films


    This week, we kick things off by singing the praises of the new Aretha Franklin biopic 'Respect,' starring Jennifer Hudson. Then, we share some of our latest TV binges, which include the always problematic and drama filled dating reality shows. We start off with the chaos that comes with marrying someone after ten days on Netflix's 'Love Is Blind After the Altar.' Keeping with the love chaos, we then chat about the Netflix film, 'Resort to Love' starring Christina Millian. Finally, we end with a game of "What's The Plot of These White Movies?," pulling from the American Film Association’s list of the 100 greatest movies of all time to test our knowledge of these so-called classic films.
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    Okay, Now We're Saying No


    This week, we start off by checking in on the scandalous news surrounding Netflix's Selling Sunset. Black Selling Sunset hive, we need to form a hashtag quickly! Then, we unpack the always relevant conversation inspired by Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles: Black women quitting and saying “no” to save their health. We share our own stories of walking away from environments, breaking generational cycles, and reflect on the everyday things we all should start saying “no” to more often. We’re choosing ourselves from here on out!

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