WDEK Podcast Ep. 96: Lizz Winstead & Saidah Blount - 9/28/21


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It's September! Fall has arrived and WDEK is not looking forward to the pumpkin spice lattes signage that will soon be everywhere! Justin the Intern joins us from Duluth, Minnesota. Christian and Shonali have just returned from visiting their parents in Chicago and Nashville. They discuss the Jedi mind tricks of their respective parents.

The brilliant Lizz Winstead, comedian, co-founder of the Daily Show, founder of Abortion Access Front and co-founder of Air America amongst joins us from her abode. Find out how a 16 year old Lizz Winstead's life experience is directly connected to her activism today as the founder of Abortion Access Front. Do you know about the thousands of fake "clinics" in the US used to intimidate and spread misinformation to women regarding abortion? We discuss destigmatizing abortion and how men should contribute to the conversation surrounding reproductive rights. Follow Lizz on Twitter here! She's doing shows in Portland and San Francisco in November - you lucky West Coasters!

Per her Twitter profile our second guest Saidah Blount describes herself as a music industry maven, corporate goth, Sonos Senior Manager, Global Content. She joins us along Game Changers! This is the first time ever we bring our guests together to share trivial tips and/or life lessons which have changed their lives. We have some great ones for you this month including TSA Tips, bubble wrap tips, peeling egg tips, identity theft tips and more! Also Saidah's use of the term "frothed up" is a new one for Christian and Shonali.

As a woman of color who has worked in the music industry for years, we asked Saidah about her feelings regarding the long awaited conviction of R. Kelly in a NYC courtroom just the day before this show was taped. Have you heard of the saying "Dance now. Deconstruct later."? Saidah contemplates whether "music is too big to fail." Topics of discussion include the "shady" music industry, the non-stop work of a working performing artist, being the only WOC in the workplace, recently being "sweethearted," the the over-usage of the term "cancel culture" used as a "dog whistle." We get into it! We also have lots of fun. Saidah shares what brings her joy these days which is a new concept being that she's a workaholic. Christian shares an urgent urban wildlife PSA. And Saidah shares some hot music tips including Serpent With Feet and NAO. We could talk forever as you clearly can here! Enjoy your September and we will be back with another episode live on October 26, 2021 - 8PM EST!

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