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Episode 26 - Occupy Broadway!!!
Welcome to Episode 26 (or whatever) of The FNGTAC podcast, this week's episode features W. Kamau Bell and Vernon Reid discussing the popularity of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its spread to major cities throughout the US. We don't dive into every aspect of the protests quite yet, but this thing doesn't appear to be going away anytime too soon so there'll be plenty of time to continue to elaborate as it develops. Instead, we also touch on the unprecedented number of new shows opening on Broadway with black writers, directors, producers and casts before going on to discuss the life and death of Steve Jobs, a man whom this podcast probably wouldn't exist without—Vernon, Kamau and Alex are all Mac guys so virtually every aspect of the FNGTAG is done through Apple products.
Find us online at FNGTAC.com or the usual spots:
and Alex just on Twitter due to his public feud with Mark Zuckernerd. He knows what he did.
Direct download: Episode_26_-_Occupy_Broadway.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

Last but certainly not least on our Episode 25 Spectacular is Kamau's interview with England's Ava Vidal, another participant in this year's Edinburgh Fringe Fest. Ava naturally shares her insight and experience from working as a comic in the U.K., plus discusses the reaction to the London riots. You'll hear a few clips from Ava's comedy mixed in, but make sure to go to www.avavidal.co.uk to learn more. If nothing else, sites that end in ".co.uk" just sound cooler.

As usual, connect with Vernon on Facebook, Twitter @vurnt22 and www.livingcolour.com

Connect with Kamau on Facebook, Twitter @wkamaubell and www.wkamaubell.com

Connect with Alex on Twitter @AGThornton

Direct download: Episode_25_pt._4_-_Ava_Vidal_Does_Not_Make_Jokes_on_Twitter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

The parade continues on the Episode 25 Spectacular with another interview, this time with Australian(ish) comic Aamer Rahman. Kamau sat down with Aamer to reflect on their time in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, then go on to discuss how race and politics shape Aamer's work in front of Australian crowds. As you might suspect, the two uncover a few key similarities in their experiences.

There's even more coming after this so we'll let you get right to it. In the meantime:

Connect with Vernon on Facebook, Twitter @vurnt22 and www.livingcolour.com

Connect with Kamau on Facebook, Twitter @wkamaubell and www.wkamaubell.com

Connect with Alex on Twitter @AGThornton

Direct download: Episode_25_pt._3_-_Aamer_Rahman__Fear_of_a_Brown_Planet.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:23am EST

The FNGTAC 25th Episode Spectacular rolls on with a very special guest: the lovely and talented Ms. Alfre Woodard. As of this episode, we're officially joined by Field Negro Operative Number 1, Baron Vaughn, and he comes out swinging while conducting a casual-but-in-depth interview with a genuine star of stage and screen. He, Alex and Alfre start out talking about her recent trip to Africa as part of her humanitarian efforts, but then move on to all sorts of topics including family, her career, and the politics and showbusiness. 

Note: the audio is a little iffy for the first few minutes but gets sorted out shortly. Also, they don't eat the whole time so don't worry about that either.

On Twitter:

@WKamauBell

@Vurnt22

@AGThornton

@Barvonblaq

...and on Facebook excactly where you'd expect.

Direct download: Epsiode_25_pt._2_-_Alfre_Woodard__No_Stranger_to_Strangers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

Welcome to the first part of the FNGTAC 25th Episode Spectacular! We kinda count these episodes in our own way so this is probably actually like 27 or 28, so to make things even more confusing, we'll be releasing several episodes this week that, in total, will make up what we're calling 25. Makes sense? Didn't think so...

We kick things off with Vernon and Kamau doing what they do best: having a conversation about one thing that ends up being a conversation about everything. You'll also get a little info on the next part of The Spectacular and hear plenty of great music—sit back and enjoy!

As usual, you can find us all at FNGTAC.com, plus check in with us individually:

Kamau on Twitter @WKamauBell and on Facebook at facebook.com/WKamauBell

Vernon on Twitter @Vurnt22 and on Facebook at facebook.com/VernonReid

Alex on Twitter @AGThornton and on Facebook 6 months ago before he got sick of that bullshit and shut his page down

and (spolier alert) Baron on Twitter @BarVonBlaq and at facebook.com/barvonblaq

Direct download: Epside_25_pt._1_-_A_Quality_of_Soul.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24am EST

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