Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris’s pop culture podcast will get you caught up and thinking deeper.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Simply put, we can’t get enough of the podcast “Still Processing”. Hosts Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris not only serve as our barometer for the latest in music, TV, and film, but they also offer an accessible entry point to some of our world’s most complex headlines, from the #MeToo movement, to the concept of Black male privilege. For six seasons, the two culture writers for TheNew York Times have been an auditory breath of fresh air, offering insight and levity in perfect proportions.
We’re rounding up our favorite episodes — they’re from the archives, but still feel right on time.
1. We Heard Lauryn Hill, But Did We Listen
This 2018 episode flashes back to look forward. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the hosts go on a deep dive into Lauryn Hill’s career and her lasting impact on the music industry.
On the heels of Michelle Obama’s 2018 memoir Becoming hitting shelves, Jenna and Wesley dissect the book and examine how it embodies the narrative of Black women navigating — and excelling — under new life circumstances.
3. So Y’all Finally Get It
This episode is a compilation of excerpts from a live podcast event in June 2020. As the nation found itself gripped with racial unrest, Jenna and Wesley offered their take on navigating the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the midst of a pandemic.
The duo’s thoughtful, nuanced approach to the news cycle keeps us coming back for more, and bookmarking episodes on the regular. And, did we mention, they just came back with a fresh show in October?