March 23, 2023

Who Woke Me Up (with Simone Polanen, Van Lathan & Rachel Lindsay)

by Stuck with Damon Young

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On the heels of a viral interview around wokeness, Simone Polanen, host of the podcast Not Past It, joins Damon to talk about the history of the word and how we code language that describes Black people, spaces and experiences.


Later, Van Lathan & Rachel Lindsay of Higher Learning help Damon tackle the age old question of airplane seat etiquette. If you didn’t pay… should you have a say?


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