Each week, we have incredible conversations with smart culture critics and experts about the biggest pop culture stories, but we don’t get to include every moment.
Today, we’re going back to interviews that stuck with us — and sharing moments that didn’t make it into the show before. Like the story comedian Hari Kondabolu told us about an unforgettable encounter at a comedy show that taught him a valuable lesson. (You can also catch a great version of this story on The Moth podcast.)
And check out our deep dive into Black TV sitcoms with Shadow & Act editor Trey Mangum, where we talked about representation on the small screen and the new wave of binge-worthy shows. One to add to your queue: Peacock’s “Fresh Prince” reboot “Bel-Air.” Learn more about the series that just wrapped.
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