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Reunited and It Feels SO Good (Nnekay is Back! Captain Marvel, Michelle Yeoh, Preeclamsia, C-Sections, Pete Buttigieg)

Minority Korner

We have returned to form because Nnekay has returned from her maternity leave. First we gotta thank all the wonderful guest hosts that helped James hold down the fort while Nnekay was away. What a gift! Next up, it's just some casual chit chat time with the wonder twins of podcasting, talking pop culture! Then Nnekay catches us up on what has been happening in her life! All the good and the grit, then we wrap things up with a quick splash of politics! It's a good one ya'll!

Tights and Fights Ep. 139: I Heart WrestleMania

Roderick Strong
Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush
Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder
Billie Kay & Peyton Royce
Kacy Catanzaro
Alexa Bliss

Lindsey rejoins the show to regale us with stories of her journey to WrestleMania! She’ll talk about what it was like in Metlife Stadium, how much she enjoyed the G1 Classic, and the special project that she was a part of while she was there.

WWE Interviews

As part of her journey through the biggest week of the wrestling year, Lindsey got to talk with some of WWE’s most popular stars. Check the timestamps to see hear one:

26:14 - Roderick Strong
31:23 - Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush
38:32 - Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder
44:23 - Billie Kay and Peyton Royce
50:24 - Kacy Catanzaro
58:03 - Alexa Bliss

Hosted by Hal Lublin and Lindsey Kelk.

Produced by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

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EP82: Sy Smith on Meshell Ndgeocello's Plantation Lullabies (1993)

Sy Smith

The Album: Meshell Ndgeocello Plantation Lullabies (1993)

When Plantation Lullabies first hit the scene back in 1993, there wasn't anything really like it. Meshell Ndgeocello was a bald, badass, and bold woman with bars talking about sexuality, racism, and gender relations while paving the way for neo-soul music and artists.
Plantation Lullabies gave us many, many things, and Sy Smith (who has played alongside Meshell for years) came by the studio to talk to us about it. We discuss the impact it had on neo-soul, the shades of funk and go-go throughout the record, and the freedom it offered to black America.
Settle in, because this episode and this album are essential to any Heat Rocker.

More on Sy Smith

More on Plantation Lullabies

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Plantation Lullabies unless indicated otherwise):

  • Soul On Ice
  • Sy Smith: Sometimes A Rose Will Grow In Concrete
  • Dred Loc
  • If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)
  • Picture Show
  • Shoot'n Up and Gett'n High
  • If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)
  • Plantation Lullabies
  • I'm Diggin' You - Like An Old Soul Record
  • Dred Loc
  • Call Me
  • Untitled
  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Nocturnal Sunshine
  • Meshell Ndegeocello: Rush Over
  • If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)
  • Soul On Ice

Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there

If you're not already subscribed to Heat Rocks in Apple Podcasts, do it here!

The JV Club Ep. 319: Amber Nash

Amber Nash

Atlanta, Atlantis, and other words that begin with an “A,” like Amber Nash! This week’s guest, perhaps most famous for her role on “Archer” (now in its TENTH season), regales JV with tales of Peruvian love, historic strip clubs and so much more.

Hosted by Janet Varney.

Edited by Julian Burrell for Maximum Fun.

One Bad Mother, Episode 301: How Far Do I Let This Go? Plus Resilient Strength with Courtney Wyckoff

One Bad Mother
Courtney Wyckoff

Biz and Theresa wonder how long we should let something go on that our kids are doing. It's easy enough to say “okay” to our child’s collection of rocks, but when are there too many rocks? At what point do we draw the line? Do we worry that peers will think our kids are weird or is it just about our personal comfort level? Plus Biz thinks some games are weird, Theresa takes a break and we welcome back Courtney Wyckoff, founder of MommaStrong.

To hear Courtney on previous One Bad Mother episodes, check out episodes 143 and 165.

You can follow Courtney on Twitter @momma_strong and check out the MommaStrong website at

Check out our book! You're Doing A Great Job!: 100 Ways You're Winning at Parenting!

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Show Music
Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (
Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (, avail on iTunes)
Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (, also avail on iTunes)
Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Switchblade Sisters Episode 76: 'Alien' with 'Little Woods' Director Nia DaCosta

Nia DaCosta


To quote the Tribeca Film Festival, director Nia DaCosta is “a name you’re gonna need to get familiar with.” Nia DaCosta was born and raised in New York City and attended NYU’s Tisch. She started her film career paying her dues in production, on the documentary series, Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life, while also writing and directing shorts. In 2015, she took an early draft of her script for a film called Little Woods to the Sundance Directors Lab. There, she hooked up with Tessa Thompson, who read the part of a woman named Ollie, who’s caught in a poverty trap in rural North Dakota and must decide whether she’ll re-enter a life of crime to help her pregnant sister. Tessa Thompson continued with the project, and Nia then cast Lily James to play her sister. The film premiered in 2018 at the Tribeca Film Festival. Shortly after that, it was announced that Nia would be directing the “spiritual sequel” to Candyman off a script penned by Jordan Peele and Win Rosenfeld, which will be released by MGM.

The movie Nia has chosen to discuss is 1979's Alien. To quote Nia, "it's a perfect film." She and April discuss the revolutionary character of Ripley, played by Sigourney Weaver, and how the world had never seen someone like her before. Nia talks about working and collaborating with Tessa Thompson on her character in Little Woods. She elaborates on directing the upcoming Candyman and what she learned from Jordan Peele. Plus, Nia tells April how Tessa Thompson is excellent at acting with her hands, or as Nia calls it - "hacting."

You should check out Little Woods in theaters on April 19.

If you haven't seen it yet, go watch Alien.

With April Wolfe and Nia DaCosta.

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Produced by Casey O'Brien and Laura Swisher for

Easter: Egg Hunts and Other Celebrations


Hello Internet! This week, we're talking about EASTER: EGG HUNTS AND OTHER CELEBRATIONS! Enjoy and be sure to tell a friend!

Mission to Zyxx #305: Bad Grandma [ft. Rachel Pegram]

Mission to Zyxx
Rachel Pegram

The crew visits the beautiful planet Amber to enlist the help of a mysterious government official. Dar smells an opportunity. Bargie does an impression. AJ reads the room.

Wonderful! 80: Jarpin'


Rachel's favorite food development! Griffin's favorite song and commercial! Rachel's favorite esoteric music genre! Griffin's favorite candy competition!

Music: "Money Won't Pay" by bo en and Augustus -

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