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May 16, 2021
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms - I Love AtlantaMay 16, 2021
Original Air Date: August 21, 2019 Mayor Keisha recently announced that she is not running for re-election so now’s a good time to look back at a great conversation with an extremely inspiring elected official who’s made big changes to criminal justice systems in Atlanta and re-opened the investigation into the infamous Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-1981. She also talks candidly about being a kid and watching her father be arrested and imprisoned for selling drugs and how that changed her...
May 14, 2021
Tracy K. Smith–I'm A PoetMay 14, 2021
Tracy K Smith is one of America’s great poets—she was Poet Laureate from 2017-2019. We talk about poetry and writing and America and the time we were in creative writing grad school together. This is a Patreon exclusive—go to http://patreon.com/toureshow to subscribe and for just $5 a month you get four exclusives plus the full 60 minute version of our Wednesday shows and you get to help support our small show and keep us going. Toure Show Episode 244 Host & Writer: Touré Senior...
May 12, 2021
Roy Wood Jr–I'm The ManMay 12, 2021
Roy Wood Jr is en Fuego. He’s on the Daily Show, he’s got a new podcast, he’s got TV shows he’s producing and a standup special he’s creating. He’s been productive during the pandemic! We talk about his work, his process, and what it means to be funny. Toure Show Episode 243 Host & Writer: Touré Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano Assistant Producer: Adell Coleman Editor: Ryan Woodhall Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Covington Booker: Claudia Jean The House: DCP Entertainment
May 09, 2021
Maxine Waters - I'm In the HouseMay 09, 2021
Original Air Date: March 10, 2021 Maxine Waters is one of the most powerful and charismatic people in Congress. But how do you get important things passed when Republicans want to obstruct everything? We dig into how she fights and the legislation she cares most about. Patreon.com/toureshow Instagram: @toureshow Twitter: @toure
May 07, 2021
Salim Akil–I Make TVMay 07, 2021
Salim Akil is a major TV creator—he’s created, executive produced and directed lots of shows—Black Lightning, Being Mary Jane, The Game, Girlfriends, and more. We talk about how to create a show, how to pitch a show, and how to keep a show going once you’ve gotten a greenlight. Anyone who wants to be in TV or to understand TV this is for you. To hear this awesome conversation go to http://patreon.com/toureshow and subscribe. For just $5 a month you get 4 Friday Patreon exclusives and the...
May 05, 2021
Sananda Maitreya–I Am MusicMay 05, 2021
Sananda Maitreya is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of his time. I have been a huge fan of the artist formerly known as Terrence Trent D’Arby for many years and it was an honor to talk to him about music and his career and his life and why his career didn’t get even bigger—which has a lot to do with Michael Jackson sabotaging him. Sananda now lives in Italy with his family and he’s still making music and he’s still a musical genius. It was an honor to talk to him. You can get...
May 02, 2021
Billy Porter - I Am RealnessMay 02, 2021
Original Airdate: June 26, 2019 Billy Porter is the star of Pose, one of the best shows on TV. Their final season starts on May 2. Porter is an incredibly captivating actor. We talk about acting, escaping his childhood home where he was molested for years, and wearing a masculine dress to the Oscars. This convo is powerful and riveting. Billy is amazing! Patreon.com/toureshow Instagram: @toureshow Twitter: @toure
Apr 30, 2021
Javicia Leslie–I'm BatwomanApril 30, 2021
Javicia Leslie is the star of Batwoman on the CW and she’s an amazingly inspiring young actress who’s out and proud and living her best life. We talk about playing Batwoman, succeeding as an actress, and how easy it was to come out to her mom. To hear this awesome conversation go to http://patreon.com/toureshow and subscribe. For just $5 a month you get 4 Friday Patreon exclusives and the full version of our Wednesday shows and you get to help us keep making this show! Toure Show Episode...
Apr 28, 2021
Chris Redd–I Run SNLApril 28, 2021
Chris Redd is an SNL cast member and an hysterical stand up comic who’s also a rapper on the low. Amazing to talk to him about hiphop and comedy and how to make people laugh and the structure and stress of being on SNL and being in the Blackest SNL cast ever and his personal struggle with depression. Toure Show Episode 239 Host & Writer: Touré Senior Producer: Jackie Garofano Assistant Producer: Adell Coleman Editor: Ryan Woodhall Photographers: Chuck Marcus and Shanta Covington Booker:...
Apr 25, 2021
Dr. Phillip Goff - I Study PoliceApril 25, 2021
Original Air Date: June 10. 2020 We need a new system of policing—it’s not about bad apples, it’s about a system that incentivizes arrests and protects violence against Black people. No one knows more about policing than Dr. Phillip Goff, a PhD, a professor at John Jay, and the head of the Center for Policing Equity. He studies policing and goes into departments and helps clean them up. We talk about what’s wrong with American policing and how we can fix...