Strong Black Legends
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Strong Black Legends is a weekly show brought to you by Netflix and Strong Black Lead that honors the best of black Hollywood.
||CleanBill Duke||This week, Tracy speaks to actor/director/producer Bill Duke! He spills behind the scenes details on what it was like directing "Sister Act 2," shares the small moments that had a major impact on his life, and even gives Tracy a live acting lesson. Also, Tracy gives it up to the boy and girl groups we all grew up on and desperately miss.||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJason Weaver||This week, Tracy speaks with triple threat Jason Weaver! He talks about being handpicked by Sir Elton John to sing in the original "Lion King," the dramatic oral history of his feature on Chingy’s “One Call Away,” and dishes on that one time he took Beyoncé to the prom (on "Smart Guy"). Also, Tracy smooths it out for a tribute to the soundtrack for the grown and sexy - The Quiet Storm.||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLoretta Devine||This week, Tracy speaks with Hollywood legend Loretta Devine. She talks about what it’s like to have a resume THAT long, “Dreamgirls,” “Waiting to Exhale” and her new Netflix show “Family Reunion.” Plus, Tracy gives flowers to Leon, the hardest working man in Black Hollywood.||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGarrett Morris||This week, Tracy honors legend and everyone's pretend uncle, Garrett Morris! He shares all kinds of stories from what it was like growing up in New Orleans to being the first black cast member ever on "Saturday Night Live". He also shares behind the scenes moments from Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show. Then, Tracy ends the episode with a very special shout-out to baby hair.||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRuth Carter||Tracy speaks to Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth Carter! She spills all the deets on what it was like to design costumes on everything from Spike Lee's "School Daze" to "Baby Boy," "BAPS," and "Black Panther". Also, Tracy gives a special shout out to the plastic your grandma put on her couch so she didn't have to fight you!||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLynn Whitfield||Welcome to the first episode of Strong Black Legends!In this episode, Tracy speaks to television and film icon, Lynn Whitfield! They talk about her early inspirations, her memories from films she’s starred in like “The Josephine Baker Story” and “Eve’s Bayou”, and hitting a classy twerk. Plus, Tracy tackles the age-old question: "Do you got McDonald’s Money?"||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Strong Black Legends||Strong Black Legends is a weekly show brought to you by Netflix and Strong Black Lead that honors the best of black Hollywood. Every Tuesday, host Tracy Clayton sits down with the legends that paved the way for black representation both on and off screen.||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
I stan, but...
So grateful for a podcast that highlights our Black legends, and while I love love love Tracy, sometimes she seems ill-prepared? Or maybe her questions are just....meh? I understand that the tone of the podcast is supposed to be light-hearted, so the questions are going to be fun/ny and not too serious, but something feels like it’s missing.
LOVE LOVE THE PPL BEING INTERVIEWED
I absolutely love the concept of this podcast and love every guest to date! The speakers have been insightful, and as the podcast states are truly Black Legends. However, I am not a fan of the interviewer; she is chatty, interrupts the speaker to attempt to finish the guest's sentence, and just lacks self-awareness. I hope she gets training and coaching to become a better faciliator.
Always fun to hear Tracy Clayton and these are great interviews.