April 20, 2023
Rhetorical Flexibility (with Kiese Laymon & Baratunde Thurston)
by Stuck with Damon Young
On this week's episode of Stuck with Damon Young, author and MacArthur genius Kiese Laymon joins Damon to discuss the ousting and reinstatement of Tennessee representative Justin Pearson in reaction to his gun lobbying efforts, and then get into his MLK style code-switching when speaking. Writer and host Baratunde Thurston joins Damon for dear Damon to discuss whether sliding into one's Linkedin DMs is a professional no-no.
This week on Stuck with Damon Young, Dr. Chanda Prescod Weinstein, Theoretical Physicist and Black Feminist Science and Society joins Damon for a conversation rooted in religion, science, identity and the comprehension of the universe around us. Then in Dear Damon, author Joseph Earl Thomas and Damon consider a listener's aversion to driving while black.
Vice News reporter Alzo Slade joins Damon to discuss how and why buying — or even renting — a home can be so hard for Black people in this country. Then, political analyst Malaika Jabali makes her Dear Damon debut to help Damon break down and assess what “chivalry” actually means in 2023.
This week, comedian W. Kamau Bell joins Damon to discuss whether some of their past work would fly in today's media landscape, and the importance for artists of all varieties to constantly evolve with the changing times. Then, on Dear Damon, poet Camonghne Felix helps Damon advise a white person who wants to explore the pros and cons of using darker skinned emojis to connect with their Black cowork...